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Old 04-19-2018, 08:07 AM   #1975
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Ill ck my AeroForce next time ;o)

Like the idea of having LEDs, visual indicators ;o)

A wideband would also be a good idea, thus why I have one configured in Lambda...

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Old 04-20-2018, 08:58 PM   #1976
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Started the after track check tonight. Going to remove the oil cooler sandwich and replace the gaskets. While taking off the belly pan, found my ac belt came off. Knowing that if they pop off once, it will do it again. Gonna order a gates and replace that as well as the other belts as a safety caution (RPM belt!):



The Toyos did fantastic! Very impressed with the wear:













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Old 04-20-2018, 09:31 PM   #1977
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Good wear on the tires, alignment is spot on for what you’re doing

The ac belt looks narrow, I counted 3 ribs.......but it doesn’t look like it’s shed a rid or two. Verify the new one. I could be mistaken
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Old 04-20-2018, 09:40 PM   #1978
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Camera angle -- it has 4 ribs (I thought the same and went out and looked).

Yes, tire wear was fantastic. Alignment looked great -- ran 28 PSI cold in those and that worked out perfectly -- 32-34 PSI Hot that day.

Looking to go out again in May, once I get the safety check done again ;o)

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Old 04-21-2018, 06:30 AM   #1979
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How long will a set of tires last for track days?
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Old 04-21-2018, 09:37 AM   #1980
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How long will a set of tires last for track days?
Were gonna find out! ;o)

I have about 500 miles and a track day on these. With me swapping these out after track days, Im guessing a couple of seasons. Its about 45 miles each way to the track so miles wont be as much of a factor. 4-6 track days a season on this set (and 1 on my Dailys when I go to CFest).

Pretty stoked at how the Toyos did...

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Old 04-21-2018, 04:55 PM   #1981
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Were gonna find out! ;o)

I have about 500 miles and a track day on these. With me swapping these out after track days, Im guessing a couple of seasons. Its about 45 miles each way to the track so miles wont be as much of a factor. 4-6 track days a season on this set (and 1 on my Dailys when I go to CFest).

Pretty stoked at how the Toyos did...

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Gotcha.. I was thinking they might wear out faster than that..
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Old 04-21-2018, 05:35 PM   #1982
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Gotcha.. I was thinking they might wear out faster than that..
I guess it will depend. Im the guinea pig ;o)

I was informed to race them til they spark!

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Old 04-22-2018, 11:34 PM   #1983
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So, I knew my oil filter was leaking a bit, and now I've decided to ALWAYS replace the sandwich gaskets at the same time. This is not a knock on Misimoto -- far from it -- but experience has shown that the sandwich will leak. I'm finding no matter what I do, I only will be successful if I replace the sandwich gaskets also.

I looked over the gaskets, and they are pretty much done:

old ones I took off:





Old next to new:







Its only another 10 minutes to remove, clean, and then install the new gaskets. Torqued the unit to 35 ft lbs and verified all lines tight -- tightened the filter down just to make sure.

I'll do a test run after I replace and bleed the master cylinder. Dailys will go on after the MC is installed. I'm also cleaning up the oil mess under the car (not a lot but enough to need to do it).

Delrin bushing slid on the LPW so I'm building up a spacer to keep that part from moving.

Ah, racing...

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Old Today, 06:16 PM   #1984
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Oil Changed, Fixed the Sandwich Plate with new O-Rings -- all new belts, master cylinder setup done. Need to install the speed bleeders and bleed the calipers.

I also sent in my oil sample to Blackstone -- those folks are just great -- awesome service!

Here is my report:



Blackstone Explanation:

https://www.blackstone-labs.com/report-explanation.php

Can't argue with that!

I can go to 4000 miles on the oil and running the oil temps up to 270 is not impacting anything -- that is fantastic news!

Looks like the DT40 and ACDelco UPF48R is the ticket for my setup!

Next time, I'm going to send out a transmission and diff sample with the oil and see how that's doing.

Very excited about the findings...

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Oil Changed, Fixed the Sandwich Plate with new O-Rings -- all new belts, master cylinder setup done. Need to install the speed bleeders and bleed the calipers.

I also sent in my oil sample to Blackstone -- those folks are just great -- awesome service!

Here is my report:



Blackstone Explanation:

https://www.blackstone-labs.com/report-explanation.php

Can't argue with that!

I can go to 4000 miles on the oil and running the oil temps up to 270 is not impacting anything -- that is fantastic news!

Looks like the DT40 and ACDelco UPF48R is the ticket for my setup!

Next time, I'm going to send out a transmission and diff sample with the oil and see how that's doing.

Very excited about the findings...

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