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Forum: Member Car Journals 12-08-2015, 06:15 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Gonna be quiet here for a while. We've been...

Gonna be quiet here for a while. We've been planning out winter mods and still have to finalize what we'll be doing. Definitely weight reduction :) Will post updates as they happen. Looking forward...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-19-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
That sounds like a nice setup. It is a bit of a...

That sounds like a nice setup. It is a bit of a PITA to get the ramps in and out etc.

I went for the Trailex in part because the middle of the trailer is open - easy to crawl under and use it as...
Forum: Member Car Journals 11-17-2015, 04:43 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
I've got a Trailex CT-8045. Really nice, light...

I've got a Trailex CT-8045. Really nice, light trailer. 11 foot aluminum loading ramps come out the back, but the angle is too steep so I carry 7 foot race ramps (really light) and just put them in...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 11-10-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Congrats on the save. Glad you pulled it...

Congrats on the save. Glad you pulled it together!



I bring it in when it starts to rain. Just not worth it.

But, bad stuff happens even in dry weather. Guy in a brand new Z/28 hit the wall...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-28-2015, 11:56 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
Congrats on the track credit! That's a lot of...

Congrats on the track credit! That's a lot of free laps. Texas World looks like a great course... wish it wasn't so far from Virginia. COTA would be great too, some day. Post video !

I got the...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-28-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
Had a great few days at VIR with Chin last...

Had a great few days at VIR with Chin last Sun/Mon. Little bit of wet on some sessions but it dried off on both days. Car felt great with the 325 Re11s, although it's a hell of an experience to brake...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-23-2015, 08:14 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Thanks man! So I bought a durometer to...

Thanks man!

So I bought a durometer to measure the hardness of the tire. The new 325s read 40. The old ones read 71-72. From what I can find, that means the old tires were about the same hardness...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-23-2015, 02:56 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Chin Motorsports coming up at VIR this Sunday...

Chin Motorsports coming up at VIR this Sunday 25th and Monday 26th. Forecast just keeps improving, so fingers crossed for a rain-free few days.

The Chin format is amazing, btw, for anyone who...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-12-2015, 04:25 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Looks great against that paint!

Looks great against that paint!
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-11-2015, 09:46 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Thanks man. Yep it's been quite the build. People...

Thanks man. Yep it's been quite the build. People at track events ask me what year it is and my answer is, "well, it USED to be a 2011 SS..."



I have a lot of stuff happening early November and...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-11-2015, 01:38 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Thanks for the comments guys. It is indeed a...

Thanks for the comments guys. It is indeed a blast to drive, but I think my tires have been heat cycled out (11 track days plus whatever damage Pete did at HolleyFest) even though they have tread...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-10-2015, 04:37 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Spent yesterday at FATT (Friday At The Track),...

Spent yesterday at FATT (Friday At The Track), Summit Point Main. Boy is that place going downhill. The main bridge in to the paddock failed inspection, meaning that if you show up with a trailer you...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-06-2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
In case it's useful: I used the Quantum kit on my...

In case it's useful: I used the Quantum kit on my 2011 SS with 3" hose. Calipers had to come off.

Here's my original install with pics from January 2014. My pics start at post #109 and end on the...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-03-2015, 07:56 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
Thanks for the duct ideas guys. Mine is a little...

Thanks for the duct ideas guys. Mine is a little different because the hoses start where the fog lights used to be. Complicates things a bit...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-02-2015, 04:58 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
This week we are tinkering with a new rear view...

This week we are tinkering with a new rear view camera (the current lens is wide angle which means that cars way back are hard to spot and then when they are right behind you they are HUGE), working...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-28-2015, 12:50 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Weather cleared up on Sunday at Road Atlanta and...

Weather cleared up on Sunday at Road Atlanta and so we had a chance to get some speed on. What a great course - a real old school course with a long back straight and some dramatic elevation changes....
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-26-2015, 12:09 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Light drizzle at Road Atlanta. This is a blind...

Light drizzle at Road Atlanta. This is a blind hill. Slippery track, very slippery curbs. Working on learning the line.
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-22-2015, 07:32 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Road Atlanta coming up this weekend. Rain sat but...

Road Atlanta coming up this weekend. Rain sat but looks better Sun. First time on that track. Looking forward to it.
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-20-2015, 10:15 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
Me too. But the cool thing in the data is that...

Me too. But the cool thing in the data is that it's showing me that I already did take it faster and it worked, so the challenge in that chart is just doing what the data show the car is capable of...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-19-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
So here's an interesting shot from the Race...

So here's an interesting shot from the Race Technology data logger. The track map picture compares my best lap (2:14:78) to the theoretical best of 2:11:40 that I could have done had I run an entire...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-19-2015, 08:59 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
I figured you'd chime in on the tires, X25 :) ...

I figured you'd chime in on the tires, X25 :) Thanks for the suggestion. I've been looking at different options, but that's a really nice endorsement for the NT01. I remember you tried out a whole...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-18-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Long and great day at VIR. Just got back. We will...

Long and great day at VIR. Just got back. We will load up video over the weekend and post link here. Without trying too hard in the morning, set a new personal best (2:14:80). Track got pretty hot in...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-14-2015, 07:57 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
Interesting! Well I will post some video Saturday...

Interesting! Well I will post some video Saturday after I get back from VIR. Can't wait to try the aero....
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-13-2015, 07:44 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
They aren't track-side adjustable, but JP has...

They aren't track-side adjustable, but JP has been working on different versions to get the best effect. Once they are in place, no need to adjust.

Overall dry weight is 3700 and change, though...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-11-2015, 02:36 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
JusticePete is off at LSFest with the car, but...

JusticePete is off at LSFest with the car, but post #573 on the last page has some more shots of the #2 splitter. #3 splitter will be on next week and we'll post some shots then, or from VIR on...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-07-2015, 09:30 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
One piece. Long, yes, but it'll fit in the...

One piece. Long, yes, but it'll fit in the truck...
Forum: Member Car Journals 09-06-2015, 07:23 AM
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Posted By SSSoon
Tried that. Needed three layers of 2x10 plus...

Tried that. Needed three layers of 2x10 plus supporting wood under the aluminum ramp. Everything got a little unstable, plus I'm not lugging that much lumber around every time I need to go anywhere....
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-31-2015, 12:18 PM
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Posted By SSSoon
I'll post some videos from the track Sept 18....

I'll post some videos from the track Sept 18. Maybe that will help... :)
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-30-2015, 03:52 PM
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Views: 62,611
Posted By SSSoon
Yep, might try a few different versions, one of...

Yep, might try a few different versions, one of which would be more square.

We're booked to test out the aero at VIR Sept 18th, and then a week later Road Atlanta Sept 26/27, then Summit point Oct...
Forum: Member Car Journals 08-30-2015, 03:19 PM
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Views: 62,611
Posted By SSSoon
Thanks, Don. Meanwhile, back at the shop,...

Thanks, Don.

Meanwhile, back at the shop, JPSS building some aluminum aero for me. Angle brackets welded to bumper for strength.

I like the idea of a splitter that I can bang back into shape...
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