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Old 04-06-2011, 04:11 PM   #2157
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:20 PM   #2158
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There are usually a few small issues when modifying the suspension..

just ask PQ.. LOL

I had to do a few creative things to get my setup to work.
Like having John at CCW make some new rear rims to replace the new rear rims after we tried the first set of rims.. (It's not easy to fit a 12.5" wide 18" rear rim on these cars).. but now it fits, and it's a skateboard when they are on there.
or modifying the brand new, very expensive lower control arms from Spohn with a Grinder before I could race it.:(

My friends all love the ambition and dedication I put into my car during the off-season. They think I'm certifiable. LOL

They are glad I am entering race season where I don't modify stuff unless I have to - just tweak parts and the setup to dial it in. It's been a lot of weekends working late Saturday and Sunday to fit stuff together this winter. 5 months of building, shaping, cutting, stripping the interior, putting it back, trial fitting, etc. during this off-season.

I really like building the cars.. putting them together is half the fun.
Using them to their full extent is the other half.

Cmon' Fest!!! I'm ready to start using it!
Is C5FII your first track use of the car?
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:34 PM   #2159
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Is C5FII your first track use of the car?

no.. but it is the first time I drove it since I did a boatload of work to it..

I finished last season in 4th place in SCCA SOLOII Autocross - Street Modified class for the entire season - New England Region..
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:36 PM   #2160
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no.. but it is the first time I drove it since I did a boatload of work to it..

I finished last season in 4th place in SCCA SOLOII Autocross - Street Modified class for the entire season - New England Region..
Whoa........ You be in the same class this year? Or move up?
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I am in the same class..
I kept reading the rulebook to make sure I didn't go outside the rules with all the stuff I did.

it's going to be a battle this year. The guy I race against in my class is the national champion for the country.. I have been shrinking the gap every race last year. The changes this year should help me get close to his times.

The other guy I am competing against runs a high downforce wing and a front splitter on his car. It's going to cost me almost 3K for the quality parts to add to my car.. I am going to do them towards the end of the year, or over next winter.

I will show you the wing I am going to use when we are at the fest.. there will be a comparable wing on one of the GM concept cars. At 100 MPH, the rear wing generates 900 Lbs downforce... it needs to be mounted THROUGH the trunk to the frame.

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #2162
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I am in the same class..
I kept reading the rulebook to make sure I didn't go outside the rules with all the stuff I did.
Name of the game I suppose.
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:38 PM   #2163
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I will show you the wing I am going to use when we are at the fest.. there will be a comparable wing on one of the GM concept cars. At 100 MPH, the rear wing generates 900 Lbs downforce... it needs to be mounted THROUGH the trunk to the frame.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:03 PM   #2164
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I'd use that, but the rules only let you have 900 square inches of wing...

Hint.. these guy's run the same airfoil I am going to use for the basis of the rear wing.
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #2165
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I wonder what those DRs cost and if they'd fit my car...
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #2166
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I wonder what those DRs cost and if they'd fit my car...
Know what......???

I think they will.

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Old 04-06-2011, 06:31 PM   #2167
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I know a chassis shop that can make them fit.

This guy has that size rear tire. I don't think he will pass state inspection for a street car, though..

Hey.. I just noticed.. he has the rear wing I need. LOL



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Old 04-06-2011, 06:51 PM   #2168
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Kind of a long story...

Short version is..I have an improperly sized upper spring perch bushing.

GM has as much as 3/8" of an inch margin of error in bushing height...

With the way I have my coilovers set up it is just stiff enough that when the bushing moves that top nut just taps the trunk floor with the right amount of jolt... Like dropping off the curb on my driveway when backing out..

So, Pete and Bruce@Ramonds told me how to fix it... and I was a fixin it ..

and then I brokted it :(
There was a thread about that, affects one in a hundred, you're the one LOL
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There are usually a few small issues when modifying the suspension..

just ask PQ.. LOL

I had to do a few creative things to get my setup to work.
Like having John at CCW make some new rear rims to replace the new rear rims after we tried the first set of rims.. (It's not easy to fit a 12.5" wide 18" rear rim on these cars).. but now it fits, and it's a skateboard when they are on there.
or modifying the brand new, very expensive lower control arms from Spohn with a Grinder before I could race it.:(

My friends all love the ambition and dedication I put into my car during the off-season. They think I'm certifiable. LOL

They are glad I am entering race season where I don't modify stuff unless I have to - just tweak parts and the setup to dial it in. It's been a lot of weekends working late Saturday and Sunday to fit stuff together this winter. 5 months of building, shaping, cutting, stripping the interior, putting it back, trial fitting, etc. during this off-season.

I really like building the cars.. putting them together is half the fun.
Using them to their full extent is the other half.

Cmon' Fest!!! I'm ready to start using it!
Your car is looking great! Can't wait to see it in person
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:01 PM   #2169
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Your car is looking great! Can't wait to see it in person
Thanks..

I'm looking forward to being able to finally drive it.
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