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Old 06-07-2022, 06:06 PM   #29
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Nice! I see we have the same track buddies, was with them at Tamworth the week before.
They are a really great bunch of guys! If I could have taken off that many days I would have been there. It's one of my fav tracks!
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Old 06-13-2022, 06:18 PM   #30
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Racing mirrors with my custom aluminum mounts

I made my own mounting brackets for some Lifeline GT Racing Mirrors with Flat Lens. Lost four pounds and have better aero. Plus I think they suit the car.

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Next I will be fabricating a small Alumalite splitter for street use. It will give me a smooth bottom area in the front.
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I made my own mounting brackets for some Lifeline GT Racing Mirrors with Flat Lens. Lost four pounds and have better aero. Plus I think they suit the car.

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So much downforce you can park upside down, nice.
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So much downforce you can park upside down, nice.
I've had this issue before and even my flipping the image and reposting didn't fix it. It's also a rarity that it does this. Pics were from my iPhone. Others from my phone have been fine...
If you know how to fix this I will repost them! FIXED!
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New Street Splitter

Made a smaller splitter from leftover Alumalite. The big one drags the ground too much on its leading edge.
It also closed of the gap between the front fascia and the metal plate under the engine. Makes for a nice, smooth bottom and keeps crap out.
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Had two days at Club Motorsports with SCDA, 8-1 and 2.
The guy in the white 2017 BRZ with PP and $8K shocks is a friend and he runs 255 Kumho V730's. I had difficulty staying with him in some turns, but I was slightly faster on straights. He has no aero and is tuned to 190.
My best lap was a 1:51. I had a theoretical 1:49. I tried out a Garmin Catalyst. My laps were fairly consistent but the Toyo 888R were disappointing in how fast they went away. They are also 245's. I could have used more tire. Brakes were good and performed consistently and I went as deep into corners as anyone. I was staying with a stock GT4 everywhere, as far as cornering (like turns 7 through 10). The GT4 just has Continental Extreme Contact Force performance street tires and is driven by a track buddy and he is and instructor and a good driver.
Pretty satisfied with the car. I ran the downsized gargoyle splitter this time. There's not much I would change except for better 245's and the front sticking better in lower-speed corners.
Another friend, with a Yellow Special Edition with lots of suspension work and tuned to 186, said he thought the rear aero, in particular, was helping me stick the rear better than he could (in his stock aero form). I gather from this that the bigger aero costs me in top speed and brings me down more to their level of acceleration, and that I need better tires to use all of what aero advantage I have. Before the 888R's started going away it was faster, even though a final eight session lap was my fastest. Still, I was continually losing the front or running out of track.
For the 85-88 day I found that the tire's sweet spot was 32 hot. YMMV.
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Just ordered a set of 245x17 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar 3R tires. I know they will not last many track days but their price is not crazy. I paid $1,029 for the set, including high CT taxes.
I'm excited about how much lighter they are than some tires on the various track day lists. Should be a lot like a Hoosier R7 slick.
Going to Watkin's Glen on the 28th for two days on the track and will be running with instructors!
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