Road Racing - Info on what I want to do.
01-15-2011, 10:53 AM
So I've Been throwing around the idea on what I want to with my car. I want to have a set up for road course and be able to run the quarter. What type of suspension should I look into. I'm basically wanting a road course set up more then a quarter set up. So if any of you guys can point me into a direction that would be awesome... Also I'm not wanting to spend a million bucks on this eathier. Just something good for now and maybe in the future something better.:)
01-16-2011, 01:24 PM
Common question ...
Really need to decide which venue you want to concentrate on.
What makes a car handle is typicaly heavy and controls weight to optimize twisties.
What makes a car launch straight and true are different and typically much lighter.
A compromise between the two will make both just mediocre.
01-17-2011, 09:45 AM
Mine does decent with just shocks and sub-frame connectors. I also have good brake pads (HP+) and high temp fluid. Just do those brake changes and go get some seat time (with instruction). Then you will have a better idea of which way to go.
01-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Well I wanna go the road course route more then down the strip. It's just that all my buddys are into 1/4 mile and I just want something that runs low 11's. But want it to run the road course with somewhat of ease.
Ok I'll so suspension and brakes. What br ad should I go with? I know alot of people going with umi. So what brake set up should go with?
01-19-2011, 08:59 PM
I'm new to road racing and Iv done drag racing for years my DDis a lightly modded 01 z28 and with miner mods i got it to handle really good (I think) and some small adj to the shocks and change the tires it runs mind 11s all motor
My set up is a 02 ls6 cam lightly ported 243 heads, pace setter long tubes, free mods and a custom tune
Stock t56 spec 6 puck sprung clutch pro 5.0 shifter
J&M lowers with relocate brackets, J&M adj panhard bar and strut brace, Lowering Springs, KYB adj shocks and struts, and Wolfe subframes
It needs better brakes im thinking or doing a c5 brake upgrade
Getting the car lighter will help in bolth drag and road racing, the stuff I put on my 01 DD was just stuff I got supper cheap from friends, craigslist eBay Exc. and it works I know there's allot better stuff out there but for now I'm happy with this set up for a DD hot rod
01-20-2011, 09:56 AM
Oh wow looks like you have a pretty easy set up there. Thanks for the info.:).. And I was thinking about doing the same conversion of brakes. Shouldn't be too expensive I don't think at least.?
01-20-2011, 10:58 AM
Mark at 6LE has the best price on a full c5 set up I found
01-20-2011, 01:26 PM
Wow thats not bad.. Thanks man:thumb:
01-23-2011, 10:10 AM
You guys might want to check out the following site,
www.grassrootsmotorsports.com. This is a road racing magazine for everyone from occassional weekend road racers to full out weekend warriors. Have alot of info on Camaro, Firebird, Corvette mods for road racing.
01-23-2011, 01:07 PM
Ok cool I'll check it out. Thanks.
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