I am driving the BMW 320 and the tires begin to lock up under extreme braking (top of 4th or 5th gear down to 2nd gear) after 3 or 4 laps. It brakes very well up to that point. The tire temps are 150 up front and 165 on the rear. Is there any thing I can do about this? Are their other tire options?
Overall handling does not seem to be affected.
The tire temps I mentioned are F so after more research the range is 170 to 200 so my tires are not very hot so I am starting to think I am overheating the brakes. The car starts out stopping in a straight line from 5th gear to 2nd gear but after a few laps it gets real squirrely like the bias moved to the rear and the front have faded and no longer slow down the car and the rears lock up. I have to pump the brakes to keep the car going straight but it takes longer to stop so I am slower. Lots to learn here it looks like. On the slower tracks where I only shift down 1 gear for corners there is not a problem. Maybe I can install air ducts and bleed the brake lines. Maybe put in steel brake lines.
I think I just have to be carefull when I brake. Early in the race it is great then they get squirrely somethimes. I have adjusted the bias front and back but it only works for awhile then goes squirrely again. If I shift this car down while braking it spins me around so I usually brake but don't shift down until it is time to go. I have the coast set to 70 now and like how it works. The car slides well and is predictable if I have to drift it around.