Thanks I'll take a look at them at work tomorrow.
What all have you done to your car so far? I hope to get to run some with you this year. Mine is close to stock as far as road racing goes. I do have the BPU+ cam gears. I have the TRD front and read sway bars and front and rear strut tower braces. I run on street tires (you?) and stock wheels as of now. I need to order my braded brake lines. I think my next bigger purchase will be a set of coilovers.
Hey Andi and Kingerm,
I tried to post some of the pics as attachments but it came back the file was too big. If I can't figure out how to fix that (I am not the most computer savy soul in the world), I will email the pics to you guys privately. Hmm, Andi, I thought I had sent them to you already. I guess I just sent the pics of the tripod rig for in car camera. By the way Andi, I mailed my track notes and the Road Atlanta video to you today. Later.
My car is very stock because I have been running in a stock class in SCCA Solo 2. Super Stock in 01 and now A Stock in 02 with the new reclassification. However, after doing four track events in the last in the last 6 months I am hooked on doing them as a primary focus. Yeah I have been running street tires and my main aim now is to get some stock wheels and slap some Kuhmo r compound tires on my car. Just have the N1 exhaust , a drop in K&N, some Denso Iridiums, all synthetic fluids and a brake duct system with OEM rotors that I had slotted locally.Clutch will need to be done this year RPS Pressure Plate, OEM clutch. Will do the DP, BCC, and MBC this year too. Come run at the TGPR track it is fun. I am doing track events there March 9th, 10th and the next weekend on the 16th. PCA has an event in May. Maybe you can show up then.
Barry, I really want to do a couple events this year including one large track Rd Atl. or the Nash track or next year the new one in Al. How far in advance do you have to apply?
I got the pics. Very cool. It doesnt look like you have alot of clearance.? I use my car everyday and my driveway is 1/4 mile long and as of now is all gravel and that is of some concern. I think I saw a picture of Andy's a while back and his inlet was a flat wide piece of something. Does this ever rub in daily driving? What do you do with it when you get your oil changed? Because they take the plastic piece off to get to the oil filter when they change my oil.
I may try these tires when my rears are gone. For 100 or so a tire who cares if they only last 4-5 K I only get 5-8K out of 2 and 300 dollar sets. I do wish they made a 265 or 275 for the rear though.
I tried to find the materials to do the brake duct at the Chris Turner link but could never find the parts at either Lowes or Home depot. That is how I ended up with what I did. I had driven around for the last month with the set up on the car just to see what would happen and how much I could trust it on track. It would scape evey now and then on a driveway entrance. Never could find those rain spout pieces especially. Can't say I like the duct tape either (I would use black). But that system works. So does mine and the 4in. hose crams a good bit of air into the 2.5in duct. The set up is easy to take off because it is all zip tie anyhow. The 4in. ducts I took off in 5 mins. at the Solo 2. Undid the zip ties back to the 4in to 2.5 in adapter. That part is still on and does not bottom out at all. I think the 4in. hose gets a better airflowbecause it does hang down lower in cleaner air. Hmmm, gravel driveway might present a problem. What I am doing is leaving the 4in. hose off (the collector kit has a metal tension clamp for the hose. Just release it, cut the zip tie and it is off). Either one will help though. My other thought is to try a 3in. Silicone rubber air duct hose from Pegasus just straight up with no inlet piece on the front. Just zip it up. Not sure if it will clear the inside of the wheel though when you turn it far. I know 4in. hits.
I'm doing brake ducts with 3" flexible corrugated aluminum hose for furnace exhausts and such. It's made out of thick aluminum foil with reinforcing ribs of thicker aluminum. You can expand it or make it turn corners, but that makes the ribs further apart. If you don't expand it, it's very strong stuff because of the ribs. It was about $5/3 feet compressed/9 feet expanded at Menards (think Home Depot). That's cheap enough that if I damage one I won't be sorry unless I left debris on the track (a very bad thing).
I bought two sections, more than enough for ducts without expanding them. It's held on with zip ties to the vertical plastic piece that the engine undercover and the wheel well covers screw onto.
Have you put the set up on yet? I want to make sure that 3in. duct will clear the inside of a 17in wheel (if you have 17s). 4in. duct won't at least when I tried to get it to work. I tried the 4in aluminum paper looking dryer duct. One is rubbed when the wheel was turned real far and two it looked like it would tear to easy. Are you talking about the hard but flexible aluminum ducting that you can use for dryers? If 3in. works then the Silicone Rubber air ducting from Pegasus auto raciinng would work. Let me know what you think. I am doing an event next weekend but will still run my 4in. to 2.5in. set up again.