Ok so i took last week thursday and friday off to blitz the car and get it ready for sundays race. After a lot of sweat and tears and almost no blood I got it ready. Just.
Had a generic harns bar for an i dunno what. So I narrowed it and shortened the poles. It came out pertty decent.
Had to make an intake that went from 2" to 3". So i went to the exhaust shop and had him expand one side of a 2.5" up to 3" and squeeze the other side down to 2". You get a pretty decent transition on the squeeze downs. Then chopped it up to make this beauty.
Made a battery tie down for my MAT type battery and ran the cable inside. The store only had black..oh well.
Then I lowered the front about 3/4" at the shock. That made the arm about level and the axle and tie rod point up a bit. Something i will look into at a later time.
Then i whipped everything that mattered on and drove it a mile down the road to get an alignment done. Since its a beam rear end they only had to do the front so I helped the guy do it and he spent some real time making sure it was where i wanted it.
In the end i got these settings. the camber is maxed out and .06 degrees is about 1/16 toe out.
The morning of the race i was still bolting in belts to the stock seat and hetting the hood and the bumper on. I didint get the lights in but that was the least of my worries. The brakes had never ever been bed in and i had no idea what to set the proportioning valve to.
So I bed them in a little on the way to the race and set the valve as close as I could. I was second sesion and my buddy in the worked STi on toyo R888s went out in the first session so i knew what the time to beat was. Luckily the course was very tight that he had to shift down into 1st 3 times so I figured i had a bit of an advantage.
I finally got to go out and get a run in. I wasnt pushing it too hard as i was trying to feel it out and the power delivery and brakes etc etc. Im so used to the Stoptechs on the Tez that these single piston sliders felt like sponges, but were doing a decent job of slowing the car. and the hand brake works really well too
First run off i was about a second and a half off pace. The second run i mis shifted 2x because pulling into 2nd was hitting the handbrake handle so i shortened it for the 3rd run. Which is where i remembered how to drive FWD and beat the STi by over a second, on street tires. My work here is done.
Need to bed in the brakes PROPERLY
Have to flush and clean the cooling system and RAD. Coolant temps were 191 at idle and as high as 205 cruising with 2 (shitty ebay(free)) fans on constantly.
Turn on the boost controller. The port job I did on the turbo really worked well and so with the controller off it takes forever to spool since its dumping gasses QUICK.
If it dont rain this weekend the wife might even get to drive it a bit.
More pics and hopefully vids as they come.