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    Default Found a fun road the other day

    Mount Brown rd, turns off the Coramba rd a few KM out of Coffs harbour. https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-30....!3m1!1e3?hl=en

    It's windy, it's narrow, it's rough, but most of all its FUN!

    80KM/H speed limit, but twisty enough that I didn't feel the need to be doing any more than that.

    Some traffic so need to be careful on blind bends.

    Was a great workout for the New tyres on the S16 (re003's) running 40 in the front and 36 in the rear, was very composed despite the roughness. 2nd and 3rd gear all the way I'd forgotten how much fun the S16 was!!

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    What a Christmas present! Beautiful scenery from the looks of street view

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    Sounds great! There are a few fun twists up that way. And as you say not high speed. Perfect for fun in a pug.

    Are your oressure not a tad high? I would have thought 30-34 somewhere?

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    Yes the scenery is great!

    I used to run 42 all round... but it is too skippy in the back with that, and a bit harsh. 40 in the front is pretty much a given in the S16 for good tyre wear, it's what the tyre shop recommended years ago (and what it always has whenever I get new tyres (I always check what they put in). But I did find I needed to drop the pressure in the rears. This combo seems pretty good

    Give it a try in the VTS and see what you think, same tyres, and should be the same handling characteristics

    I have to find some of the old pacific highway parts too. Grew up at Nambucca heads and the drive to coffs used to be a good one, I think it used to take an hour (about 1/2 hour now).

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    Nice. Got the VTS back 2 days ago and I love driving it. These french cars have such a good ride/handling combo.

    Its basically had an engine rebuild so cant really thrash it yet. Ill be home on tuesday and plan on doing the first oil change at 500ks. Should be fine for a blast after that.

    Its had some different cams in it so before a proper fang we are going to put an O2 sensor onto it to make sure its fueling correctly. So far so good!

    Maybe a drive somewhere after May when life calms down a little would be great. I know at least 4 others that would be into it.

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    I've been a passenger up to 160 kmh on that road, in a V8 falcon, never again getting in a car with that dude, imagine, a ford...

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    That's crazy! Even if the road was closed to all other traffic I wouldn't be game to do that! One minor mistake and trees are only feet away!

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    It's a popular bike route too... Road Rides Around Coffs - Coffs Harbour Cycle Club

    Best leave the rally driving to private circuits...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintermute View Post
    Yes the scenery is great!

    I used to run 42 all round... but it is too skippy in the back with that, and a bit harsh. 40 in the front is pretty much a given in the S16 for good tyre wear, it's what the tyre shop recommended years ago (and what it always has whenever I get new tyres (I always check what they put in). But I did find I needed to drop the pressure in the rears. This combo seems pretty good

    Give it a try in the VTS and see what you think, same tyres, and should be the same handling characteristics

    I have to find some of the old pacific highway parts too. Grew up at Nambucca heads and the drive to coffs used to be a good one, I think it used to take an hour (about 1/2 hour now).

    Tony.
    It'll be 20 minutes next year when they finish the freeway!

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    10 minutes in a Reno..

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