Track usage results in increased operating temperatures
of the engine, transmission, clutch, driveline and brake
system. This increased operating temperature may affect
Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) countermeasures de-
signed into your vehicle. New components may need to
be installed to return the system to the original NVH
Recommended tire pressure for track use:
• Challenger/Charger: 40 psi hot, 32 psi front, 30 psi rear
Track Burnishing Your Brakes
To avoid “green lining fade” during track use, the brake
pads and rotors must have a thermal burnish for factory
installed components or when new brake friction com-
ponents are installed:
1. Utilize one track session to burnish brakes by driving
at 75% speed. Brake at approximately 0.60 – 0.80g Max
without ABS intervention.
2. Lap the track in this manner until you start smelling
the brakes. Continue for another ½ lap at speed, then
do a two lap cool down with minimal brake applica-
tion. Make sure the brakes are not smoking. If they are,
do another cool down lap.
3. Do not continue for more than one full burnishing lap
after you start smelling the brakes. Do not get them
smoking heavily. This will get them too hot and will
negatively affect their life in future track use.
4. Allow the vehicle to sit and cool in the paddock for at
least 30 minutes. If an infrared thermal gun is avail-
able, allow the rotors to cool to 200° F (93.3° C) before
going back out.
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