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Old 09-11-2012, 04:05 PM
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what kind of sway bar is on this car? looks beefy!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:00 PM
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99SH, any updates? Any more track time?
Next trackday is this Saturday 9/15. Just got the car tuned tonight and ready to go! I really need to adjust my front toe. I feel that my right front has more toe out and can feel it under hard braking; car wants to drift to the right. Nothing too bad, but definitely there.

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what kind of sway bar is on this car? looks beefy!
I'm running the Gendron 1-5/16" bar.
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Old 09-17-2012, 04:34 AM
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In for new track results!!!
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:19 PM
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Nothing but impressed. This last trackday was at Buttonwillow again but in CW #1 config. This configuration is much harder on the brakes coming down the Star Mazda turn at a higher speed. If anyone knows the feeling of racing motorcycles and stomping on the front brakes right before a turn and getting the rear to lift a few mm off the ground, this is how it felt. After a few laps around the track I found an optimal braking marker where I was able to mash the brakes to the point right before ABS engagement and just shy of turn entry. This felt great every time going down the back straight. I'm running NT01 on a 275 square setup and had reached the point of threshold braking right before where the tire looses grip. It was tons of fun being able to dive deep and knowing the brakes were there to back me up without fade.

I hope to do another trackday before the weather turns wet as I'm really enjoying this new setup. I was also running the new tune on my blower which was making more midrange power than ever before. Car feels great!


BTW, I'm thinking of increasing the rear bias by a hair to see how that changes my braking. Maybe pair my front DSUNOs with DS3000s in the rear (vs DS1.11 I'm running now).
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What wheels are you using with 275 on 17x10? Did you need to use spacers?
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:10 PM
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I was the black CR parked close to you that Saturday

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Nothing but impressed. This last trackday was at Buttonwillow again but in CW #1 config. This configuration is much harder on the brakes coming down the Star Mazda turn at a higher speed. If anyone knows the feeling of racing motorcycles and stomping on the front brakes right before a turn and getting the rear to lift a few mm off the ground, this is how it felt. After a few laps around the track I found an optimal braking marker where I was able to mash the brakes to the point right before ABS engagement and just shy of turn entry. This felt great every time going down the back straight. I'm running NT01 on a 275 square setup and had reached the point of threshold braking right before where the tire looses grip. It was tons of fun being able to dive deep and knowing the brakes were there to back me up without fade.

I hope to do another trackday before the weather turns wet as I'm really enjoying this new setup. I was also running the new tune on my blower which was making more midrange power than ever before. Car feels great!


BTW, I'm thinking of increasing the rear bias by a hair to see how that changes my braking. Maybe pair my front DSUNOs with DS3000s in the rear (vs DS1.11 I'm running now).
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Originally Posted by rwheelz View Post
What wheels are you using with 275 on 17x10? Did you need to use spacers?
949 Racing, 17x10 +72. Using +15 spacers in the front, +20 in rear.

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Any pics of the routing for the brake lines? Kinda awkward placement
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