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Old 08-10-2014, 08:49 PM   #26
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Well that was awesome today new PB for me 1:55.410 working on that 1:50!!!
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:05 AM   #27
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Nice meeting a couple of ya'll. Ended up running a 2:01 as my best time for the day. My uncle in the red z/28 bested me with a 2:00. Never been to fontana for a teack daylight before but it was totally rad. I loved flying around turn 1-2 like a nascar... lol. Cant wait for the next track day. Need a more agressive pad for braking and going to look into installing a oil cooler. Overall had a badass time.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:56 AM   #28
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I was in the white Z/28. I know after the second session the kid in the red Ferrari got in trouble for open passing lol. I tried talking to them but they weren't too friendly.

I was hitting 145 at the end of the straight and pushing 125 through the big turn, car would've went faster but my balls weren't big enough lol. The course was a blast, only other courses I've run are spring mountain and Las Vegas motor speedway road course.

I don't like how hot the car runs though, my off road car is rock solid at 210 racing and it's a 700 hp 418 LS3 with not too big of radiator. I'll get it figured out, might have to get a custom radiator made and mess with the fan setting on HP tuners.
Got it, I saw you at registration for a moment when you parked in front real quick and was gonna talk to you but you booked it out of there before I got the chance. I was secretly planning for ways to stow away in your car for a ride!
Yeah I don't have the balls yet for that banked turn, Fastest I approached it was 133 and then coasted around in the 1-teens. G-meter was only reading .8 so I know the tires can do more but...yeah I don't have the Ca-hones for that just yet.
I was next to the ferrari guy for a little while at registration and the guy seemed a little egotistic so I let him be.

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You should be able to get that welded and Re-Powder Coated. Looks not to bad. Rim isn't bent more than likely. Find a good Arc Welder and have them fix it. Some work to get it done but should cost less than a new rim.
Yeah, plan is to get them welded up and keep them as road tires and get another lighter set for the track. I think I over-reacted but better to be safe than sorry. There's always next track day.

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Well that was awesome today new PB for me 1:55.410 working on that 1:50!!!
Congrats Kirk! Did you get any vids? How did it feel with the newfound power?
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #29
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Couple shots of the red one on Sunday.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:12 PM   #30
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NICE PICTS!!!

is that skylane's tow hook?
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:21 PM   #31
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NICE PICTS!!!

is that skylane's tow hook?
Not Skylanes tow hook but very similar idea.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:37 PM   #32
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It was good to finally get the car out on the track! Now to figure out the over heating issue...
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:22 PM   #33
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I have overheating issues too only on that track though. i Think its the tremendous heat out there combined with the fact we're WOT the whole damn time. I'm installing a oil cooler and lower tstat. I was running the whole time with my heater on full blast seemed to help a bit
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Old 08-11-2014, 07:24 PM   #34
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no vids sorry... I ran in may with the same setup so i got another .6 seconds better. I feel if i was in the black group my first session i may have done even better since it was cooler. But there was so much damn traffic. It's pretty cool that i can play cat and mouse with Z06's lol

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Old 08-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #35
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there is a gopro in the white one..where are the videos?...and that looks like a skylane hook.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:09 AM   #36
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I'm working on go pro video, couldn't get the editing app to export the video. And yes it is skylanes hook.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:14 AM   #37
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Question:

Did anyone run a no-AC car? Did it have the same temp issues? The engineers didn't want AC on the car.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #38
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Did anyone run a no-AC car? Did it have the same temp issues? The engineers didn't want AC on the car.
I don't think there are many non-AC cars in So Cal, but even with having the AC and not running it while racing I don't see the condenser as creating a huge air flow restriction causing the over heating issue.

What I do see as a problem is the lack of radiator size for a track like the roval, you are constantly on the throttle and with the high ambient temps is a recipe for disaster, I haven't taken a look yet to see how much bigger we could go but I have a feeling I'll be upgrading that part of the car once I go with some top end mods.

I know one thing I do not like is the pusher fan in place of the dual puller fans then non-z28 models have. I know this is due to the placement of the dry sump tank, but we could probably swap out the dry sump tank for something smaller thats aftermarket and go back to a dual puller fan setup.
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:50 PM   #39
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I know of a z/28 no AC car in orange county
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:20 PM   #40
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I ran my 1LE out there on Sunday too. I met a bunch of guys from the forum. Less than 1000 miles on the car and over 100 of them are track miles. Ha ha!

My oil ran hot all day (~300) and my Carbotechs (XP12 and XP10) finally gave up on the 5th session and I blew right through turn 3. I was hammering them all day, was pushing it, and it was hot so I can't say I'm too surprised. However, it was quite a puckering moment! Lucky there was no one in front of me.

I ran a few 1:56.xx laps, but had a passenger most of the time. By the time I had the car to myself it was way too hot and the brakes were angry with me. I was diving way too deep and was getting a little sideways.

Can't wait to get out there on a cool day to see what's what with this machine. Coming from an E92 M3 I have to say I am very impressed. Beat my best lap time at AAA on the second session out and it was 93+ degrees. Best bang for the buck track machine IMO.

I'll have videos to post very soon. I put a cam on the bumper and the exhaust sounds awesome!

Thanks to Kirk for the alignment help and to cornerspeed as well for answering many of my track questions prior to buying this car.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:07 AM   #41
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Here's a quick vid of KRich2587 and me on track. We ran into some traffic and a Z06 that just wouldn't give in and give a point by. However, later that day I had my revenge on that car. I should have some more vids as well. My buddy brought a bunch of gopros. Still waiting on that footage.



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Old 08-13-2014, 01:26 AM   #42
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nice drivin! the vette had nothing on you guys...he was driving with his mirrors.

I feel bad for anybody that has to right seat in a vert though.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:31 AM   #43
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great video Cullan you can really see what a dick that guy in the Z06 was being i was trying not to dive bomb him in the banking i was carrying alot more speed than him and would've walked away from him but oh well. he was behind me the next session and i lost him quickly thankfully
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:33 AM   #44
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nice drivin! the vette had nothing on you guys...he was driving with his mirrors.

I feel bad for anybody that has to right seat in a vert though.
Thanks alot man, yeah not fun when someone doesn't give you the point by. earlier in the day it was a GTR i was so much fasterthan him i nthe turn but we'd hit the front straight and i coulkdnt get him until we hit the banking. Oh well still alot of fun
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:35 AM   #45
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Thanks alot man, yeah not fun when someone doesn't give you the point by. earlier in the day it was a GTR i was so much fasterthan him i nthe turn but we'd hit the front straight and i coulkdnt get him until we hit the banking. Oh well still alot of fun

I didn't play by the rules when it came to that GTR after watching you behind him those three laps. When I got to him I just passed him without the point. Good thing he had that huge wing though.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:42 AM   #46
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It's always the GTRs man always
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:48 AM   #47
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It's always the GTRs man always

No doubt. One of the GTR guys came over in the morning to look at the z/28 and went straight to the tires and says," yup these tires are what makes this car" I had no words and just let him walk away with his buddy's. I wish I would have told him to eat shit but he had me dumbfounded with that statement.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:54 AM   #48
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Man, looks like I really missed out on all the fun!! :(
Damn it! Was really hoping to get some seat time at Fontana and get some good times. Oh well, when's the next local track day? I signed up for Laguna Seca in two weeks but it's a bit further than most are willing to drive but I've always wanted to do the Corkscrew so I'm really excited about it!!

Great video and great driving guys!! I had a GoPro on my car Saturday but never turned it on since I wasn't really trying at the time, just trying to learn the track.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:35 PM   #49
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No doubt. One of the GTR guys came over in the morning to look at the z/28 and went straight to the tires and says," yup these tires are what makes this car" I had no words and just let him walk away with his buddy's. I wish I would have told him to eat shit but he had me dumbfounded with that statement.
That's funny... did you tell him it's the computer that makes his car?
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:31 PM   #50
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It was good to finally get the car out on the track! Now to figure out the over heating issue...
The tow hook has a set screw to keep it from banging on grill or rear bumper.
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