Welcome to the new RacePA!
Started by fiestadan, February 23, 2016, 09:32:18 am
Quote from: GTI_Speed on January 30, 2017, 12:13:17 pmGood lord do I hate the SCCA ST ruleset. I honestly don't see how that could provide any performance benefit over a stock clutch, it's not a multiplate or anything, but maybe it engages .001 percent quicker...Honestly one thing we might try locally and I'm going to bring it up here first is a new "Tuner" street tire class to get rid of the PAX based Tire Index we currently have. Think CAM for anything not Merica.
Quote from: lprmesia on January 30, 2017, 02:36:54 pmIf I can ever find a buyer for my 18x9.5 RPF1s (5x100 bolt pattern), I have some used RE71Rs I'd part with for probably like $100 (265/35/18). Otherwise I'll probably just hang onto them for a non-points event next year - like a PCA event or something.
Quote from: lprmesia on January 30, 2017, 12:28:17 pmWoah - good thing I hadn't pulled the trigger on the clutch yet. I have the Exedy OEM Replacement in there now which was done in early October but I've had some issues with. I think I may actually narrow the bushing list down. Since the '08-'14 WRX setup is pillow ball based, I think I might skip the Front Inner Lower Control Arm Bushing & Anti Lift Kit. Thinking the Rear Upper Inner Control Arm and Rear Trailing Arm Front are probably OK as is. This just leaves:Gearbox Positive Shift KitRear Diff Positive Power Kit Bushings or Inserts (not sure which yet)Rear Positive Traction KitRear Differential Positive Power Front KitRear Subframe Positive Traction KitThe SCCA is crazy. Add Konis, lighter wheels, a bar, RE71Rs, and a K&N Drop-In filter, and you're still in street class. Have a bone stock 350Z and add a HEAVIER carbon fiber hood for cosmetics over stock and BAM - you're in Street Mod.Thank the Lord I was never a huge CF fan.
Quote from: z28jeff on February 25, 2016, 11:41:02 amEarly in the offseason (Nov), I traded the Camaro for an 02 Z06. I was only able to put a couple hundred miles on it before putting it away for the winter. In that time I made a small list of things it was going to need before next summer. Some cosmetic, some electrical, some for stock-class compliance. 1. Have the paint professionally restored by Adam's Polishes own Dan Tyger. Status: Complete!2. Replace turn signal flasher relay as turn signals only work half the time. Status: Part has arrived, waiting for me to install.3. Replace broken Heads Up Display trim bezel in dash. Status: Part has arrived, waiting for me to install. I'll be doing this and the flasher relay at the same time since both items require removal of the dash pad. 4. Install LMC5 module in the BCM. C5 Corvettes had an issue with the steering wheel lock security feature. They all fail at some point, then your steering wheel is locked, your car is stuck in limp mode and you have to be towed to a dealer. The LMC5 is a new circuit that eliminates this security "feature" from the BCM entirely. Status: Ordered it last week. Should have it any day now. 5. Buy new autocross numbers/class letters. Status: Ordered a new set of "24 AS" from izoom graphics in reusable vinyl last week, should arrive any day now. *Update* The numbers have arrived, and they look great! 6. Replace awesome carbon fiber air bridge and Blackwing cold air intake with lame stock airbox. Status: Just found one on corvetteforum yesterday. Waiting for seller to message me the total with shipping. That's probably all I'll get done before the first NHSCC event. As the season progresses, and once I settle in to the new ride, I'll see how far off the AS pace I am and start thinking about tires/suspension.
Quote from: lprmesia on February 02, 2017, 05:08:53 pmWelp - was going to run 245/40/17 - but the RE71R in that size has a load index of a 91. Apparently I need 94 or above.So my options are:245/40/17 in a 91 and just say to hell with it (16mm shorter overall diameter than stock)235/45/17 in a 94 and be ok, but give up 10mm in tire245/45/17 in a 97 and also be ok, but I'd be adding 10mm in diameter (5mm ride height increase - pretty sure I can't remove my inner fender well in Street Touring)Thoughts/feedback?