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Race vs. Sport Mode

Discussion in '360/430' started by fga4, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. fga4

    fga4 Karting

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    I have seen posts in a Corvette C7 forum that show wheels cracking when drivers use Track (Race) mode on California highways. I Ferrari forum on Facebook (not Ferrari Chat) shows users suggesting using Race mode on Ferraris all the time because the car sounds and shifts better. Thoughts from experienced drivers??
     
  2. Red 27

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    I have an put 29K miles on my 07 430, 95% in race mode, 35K miles on car no issues with wheels cracking. Most likely a Corvette issue.
     
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  3. BlacktopRacing

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    What material are the wheels the C7 guys reporting as cracking? Carbon fiber, high magnesium content, etc? Those both are known to break under prolonged duress, such as miles of rough highway. Also. If aluminum, are they cast, forged, billet, other? Also, what brand are they? Forged aluminum is pretty tough, which is what we have as OEM and they are made by BBS.
     
  4. fga4

    fga4 Karting

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    If I remember they referred to the stock upgrade 20 rear 19 fronts. Probably made in China knowing GM.


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  5. 360HB

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    I thought OEM ferrari 430 wheels were cast... Are they forged? If so they are heavy as hell for forged wheels. Mine are
    59.8 lbs rear ea
    54.6 lbs front ea

    With tires.
     
  6. Skidkid

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    I think they are cast.
     
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  7. 3POINT8

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    i have 14k total on my car, i put on about 5k of those and mostly all in race mode and no problems
     
  8. fc2

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    Once I realized that Race Mode wasn't going to kill me, that's all I use and I've had zero issues. Of course on the 16M I can push the "Michael Schumacher" button and soften the shocks a bit if the road is really rough. In the Lambo, I drive in Corsa all the time and wish they put a similar button to soften the ride as needed.
     
  9. Sky Hye

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    I drive exclusively in race except for a weekend in buttonwillow raceway that was pouring rain or when I let a friend drive. Aside from that race is all I drive with valves always open. Only issues I’ve ever had is that race lets the booty slip out at times and if you’re unskilled it can lead to a wreck. The engine ecu and transmission shifting dynamics are just magical in anything above race
     
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  10. Oengus

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    My 360 CS lives in race mode.
     
  11. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    Same here. 99% of the time in Race Mode.

    Zero issues. I have the Challenge Style Wheels.

    Dan
     
  12. Sky Hye

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    Centerlock?
     
  13. whatheheck

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  14. Sky Hye

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  15. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    Thank you!

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