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  1. I have a 390FE on stock pads atm, 225 front tyres running -ve 3 camber at the front , on nankang ar1 and I dun have issues with ABS on road or track so not sure why you seem to be having issues unless you are driving it in the safe mode.
  2. Really depends on your track experience, tyres you are using etc. Will you be driving with T/C on or off etc? Nonetheless, if you are starting from scratch I say work your way up (base on tyre wear), perhaps start with -ve 1degree camber at the front (max on stock setup should be around -1.5 degrees) and have about 0.5 to 1 degree variance to the rear. I say u want around min -1.5 degrees at the rear. Some toe in in the rears if you want it to be less oversteery. Some ppl like toe out at the front, personally I run zero toe. Sorry there really isnt a one size fit all. Some ppl run more -ve camber in the rear than the fronts, I personally run more -ve at the front than rear. im on -3 front with zero toe and -2 rear with 2mm toe in, on semi slicks and T/C off. But my rears need more -ve camber so I will be increasing it.....
  3. There is certainly a big difference between tour, sport & race. I personally have not driven much in tour/ sport mode but the few times I have (been accidental) I did notice it was holding me back significantly. But the best way to experience these cars are in everything off mode (as long as you are confident with controlling your right foot and steering), when the rear end pushes it is quite progressive, and naturally wants to return to its normal position so not snappy. Enjoy the drive!
  4. Congrats on the new car. I think u will know the answer to ur query if u try driving in the other modes. But I think wat u describing sounds right.
  5. My does, because Xpel is all precut. If you don't want any seams you need to seek the ones they cut on the spot.
  6. I can confirm what Tex mentioned above. In the 390FE, Race button pressed twice turns everything off and there is no electronic intervention but you still have ABS.
  7. Interesting, what mode were you driving in? My guess (pure speculation) is the mode you driving it may trigger the ABS threshold due to the change in pads and tyre width. Im running 225/ 45 AR1, still on stock pads and have tracked my car. No issues with ABS but T/C completely off. I was half expecting ABS being more sensitive....but not so.
  8. Any particular reason u didnt try 225 at the fronts? Given it is track use, you shouldnt rub at all, unless parking.
  9. Oh just a word of warning with AR1 if u intent on trying them out is that they are noisy on the road. I just remembered I have a friend who went from A052 to AR1, reckons grip level is similar for him (his lap times are identical) but he doesnt like the noisiness so he is going back to A052. Other friends reckon they are heavy rubber so dun rate them high. Personally all those issues dun bother me on the road or track so Im pretty pleased with it.
  10. My steering arm was milled to get an extra -ve 1 degrees of camber (im max out at the front at -ve2.5. It only rubs on full lock to the left otherwise it is all good. So just need to be mindful when parking in carparks. My car is a 390FE still on stock suspension for now. I also know of a 430 that is running the same -ve camber as me with 235 tyres which also seems to work. Im not sure what tyres he is runninf tho. agree re the 295 rears, I will up size next time once my suspension is all sorted.
  11. I cant say from experience but certainly from my mates who run them it is. 1 of them has tried most of the semi slicks and conclusion for him was A052 gave him the best laptime and best all rounder for him. Personally I dun like cup2 because of the softer tyrewall (stiffer tyrewall will give u more feedback). Also I had a brand new set cup2 where 1 rear tyre just split after 1 single trackday. I dunno how it happened but only noticed the next day so fortunately nothing bad happened except for my wallet 😂
  12. I think A052 u should be able to get the right size if I recall correctly or maybe profile was 1 down. But AR1 I am running 225 fronts and 275 rears (OEM F 205 R 265). I think rears you can run up to 295 with no rubbing.
  13. race mode still uses the rear brakes to limit the slip... I think the slip % is the angle of slip before the rear brakes reel the situation in...
  14. Going to need He-Man arms to steer if that was the case...LOL. But I honestly dun understand why the steering is so heavy at low speeds, my other car with similar weight distribution and overall weight, running 245 front tyres yet it is lighter to steer at parking pace.
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