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  • sr20goofus's Track experiences....

    This thread is to document my first year as an instructor and adjustments to my car from its current condition.

    This year i have moved away from my old v-mount and up to a FMIC with Koyo Rad, installed cams, injetors and an SAFC. Dyno tuned for 270whp and 220 torque max (with 200 torque at redline). Car is very responsive and accelerates all the way to redline, no deadzone.

    I installed Ohlins shocks with 350/250 lb springs and HKS camber plates. and ES Bushings. I used to run Carbotech XP12 brake pads, now im moving over to Cobalt XR2's, and brake ducting (not until after this first event though).

    UPDATE!!!!

    Suspension is done
    Camber - -2* F/R
    Caster - 6.5* F (not adjustable)
    Toe - 0* F/R

    all new ES bushings, sway bar links, Ohlins suspension and soon to be Cobalt XR2 brake pads. We will see how the suspension feels once i can get out on the road later today or tomarrow and moe it around a little to findout if there is anything wrong. I should be just fine, but i cant make that promise to myself anf just hope for the best.


    I am attending the NASA MA instructor clinic next friday and instruting for my first time that very same weekend at VIR. I am very excited and nervous at the same time. We ill see how everything goes, i should have some good video from Sat/Sun as well as Traqmate Data Aquisition for helping me improve my line and corner speeds, etc...

    I picked up a sponsor somehow this year for a nice discount on all parts (brakes especially) and possibly tires if im lucky. I have new logos to be installed after this event to help dress up the outside of the car a little bit.
















    Be ready for alot of information after next weekend. Its going to be good.
    NASA HPDE Instructor

  • #2
    Sweetballs...looking forward to your impressions of next weekend.

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    • #3
      with the ohlins, car sits about the same, just now i have alot more front camber, i may out the tophats at about -3* i think, but i may not end up having moerw than -2.5*

      i will also me playing witht he shock adjustments alot, that should be nice, starting off soft on friday and slowly making them stiffer through the weekend.
      Last edited by veilside180sx; 03-22-2008, 03:59 PM.
      NASA HPDE Instructor

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      • #4
        That's an odd looking dyno plot. More details on the setup? You're just using SAFC for tuning?

        I like the IC setup. I wish I could axe my pop-ups and do the same!
        She's built like a Steakhouse, but she handles like a Bistro.

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        • #5
          Why such low spring rates? I'm sure you could go higher a bit... Almost stock, well not really... but.. well compared to what most people run, very low, my current crappy springs are around that and its soft and wobbly with body roll as is...
          "hexa-dodecahedron-triple-threaded-super-eleventy-way-adjustment-spec" dampers. -Def

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Epstein View Post
            That's an odd looking dyno plot. More details on the setup? You're just using SAFC for tuning?

            I like the IC setup. I wish I could axe my pop-ups and do the same!


            S15 turbo
            12psi boost (HKS actuator)
            STI 540cc injectors
            BC 264 cams
            full exhaust
            9.0:1 CR
            walbro fuel pump
            SAFC 1

            not much else that matters for power.
            NASA HPDE Instructor

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            • #7
              Originally posted by a_ahmed View Post
              Why such low spring rates? I'm sure you could go higher a bit... Almost stock, well not really... but.. well compared to what most people run, very low, my current crappy springs are around that and its soft and wobbly with body roll as is...
              its the highest available for stock style struts. i have been running tein s-techs for 3 years, no need to jump up to like 8k springs if i dont even know if i like them or not. plus i need to sell these and get coilovers. Until someone wants to buy these Ohlins, im stuck since they cant be fitted with GC sleeves or anything.
              NASA HPDE Instructor

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              • #8
                Good luck next weekend at Instructor school!!! Dan Unkfer is the best in the business but will work your ass off to earn your instructor status.

                I was going to take it back in February but I just cant find anything to keep my groceries down while in the passenger seat

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                • #9
                  My brother had the same problem, but only on the Summit Point Shendoah track, no where else, weird right. So far i have done ridalongs on many tracks and differetn driving styles, i still think it will be weird to be in car with a complete nood than an experienced, but i think i can make it work, for the good of my wallet.
                  NASA HPDE Instructor

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sr20goofus View Post
                    My brother had the same problem, but only on the Summit Point Shendoah track, no where else, weird right. So far i have done ridalongs on many tracks and differetn driving styles, i still think it will be weird to be in car with a complete nood than an experienced, but i think i can make it work, for the good of my wallet.
                    VIR Full/North/South/Grand East = Barf city for me on all of them
                    Rockingham = No problem

                    I'm just weird like that.

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                    • #11
                      I assume you keep your faceshield open then?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 2Fass240us View Post
                        I assume you keep your faceshield open then?
                        There is a helmet at the VIR karting track that is probably a bit less "clean" after I karted for about 20mins.

                        I took the face shield off my Bell M2

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                        • #13
                          ok guys bad news, i was all ready to get sweet sweet video and traqmate data. Turns out my brother took the video camera with him to chicago...he moved so there is no chance of me getting it back. BUT.....i did find his traqmate stuff which i will be setting up in my car once the friday instructor clinic is all finished.

                          this shoudl be some very neat and interesting data of me at VIR with the new setup, mind you i may be a little slower than previously because i have a touch more power and different suspension than my last 6 visits...hopefully we can enjoy the information that is the glorious traqmate though....
                          NASA HPDE Instructor

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                          • #14
                            Buy a camera. You can get a nice MiniDV one for $200-ish.

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                            • #15
                              Someone on Bimmerforums posted up a camera that took SD cards and did MPEG4 compression natively I think. The resolution and lens wasn't the best, but I think it was right around $120ish(been a while, might be comlpetely different now) and actually looked pretty decent. A 4GB SD card seemed like enough if you dumped it at the end of each day.

                              I don't know if I'd want tape in a high vibration environment.
                              '18 Chevrolet Volt - Electric fun hatch for DD duty!


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