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Old 05-11-2016, 07:42 PM   #61
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amen!
I do think im gonna try more camber. my right front im still burning up. but its a mega long 140mph left sweeper
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I got the exhaust welded back up, flushed the trans with Motul 600, new pads, and repaired the brake ducts.

tranny is still acting up, but im hoping it will hold together until I need a clutch. then Ill swap in a new throwout bearing.

Had a autocross this weekend. between the rain and being mothers day not many showed.

in line to run. and the storm hits.


track was perfect for my car, very open and fast. sadly with the rain I couldn't take advantage of it.


I ended up being the last run of the day. most everyone had left, the rain had stoped but track was still wet with puddles. I put down a 31.24 which was a second and a half faster than my previous runs. I was super stoked with the time.


which was good enough for 2nd place! I was super happy with that. the guy in first was driving a S2000 which was 700lbs lighter, with 71R tires, and was a great driver to boot. I knew my boat had no chance to compete with that. amped with my time though.



There was also a guy there with a Shifter Kart:shock:. I somehow talked my way into a drive. Ive never driven one or even a 2 stroke for that matter. The hand clutch and left foot braking was unnatural to me, but I didn't spin out that was my goal. what a blast! the acceleration and steering was insane. very quick. now I neeeeeed one
I didn't know what I was doing and let it get off the pipe a couple times, but it was still an absolute blast!





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Do you know which steering rack you have? There's a 2.25 turn and a 2.75 turn rack. My pig has the slow rack, but the leaker I yanked last year was a 2.25 so I'll be getting that rebuilt by Turn One.
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not a clue

they had them listed by what "F" suspension you have, I always have to look. or some listed by "heavy duty or hard" suspension or something like that.

I definatly would have bought the quicker rack had I known they existed.

I wasn't impressed with my turn one pump. which is why I didn't pay the premium for one of there racks.

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Odd, people tend to speak highly of T1's products. What were your observations?
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I could be wrong, but I don't think the Turn One pump will make the steering any quicker...Just works more efficiently to keep temps down and not boiling fluid?
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I could be wrong, but I don't think the Turn One pump will make the steering any quicker...Just works more efficiently to keep temps down and not boiling fluid?
It also reduces flow and assist to an extent.
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correct, I bought it solely for the boiling problem I was having. it didn't help at all.
after wasting the $270 bucks. a $30 inline cooler fixed my problem. and was a lot easier to install.

all the T1 pump did was reduce squeeling at high rpm cornering. I was hoping the less assist would also give me more feel/feedback. did the opposite. I didn't notice any drop in assist either.

I certainly wouldn't buy one of there racks. they don't change anything. just replace the same seals that everyone else does.

as you can see from my thread, im not a cheap skate and like to do it right the first time. but I wouldn't spend money on a T1 rack.
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The pump itself won't cure the boiling problem. I believe PSC sells a $15 valve kit that does the same thing. The stock pump does flow too much to live at redline. Do you have an underdrive? That will also help. I have an underdrive (like 50%, it's badass) and a modified pump with no cooler and it doesn't boil. I want to add a cooler for longevity though.


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correct, I bought it solely for the boiling problem I was having. it didn't help at all.
after wasting the $270 bucks. a $30 inline cooler fixed my problem. and was a lot easier to install.

all the T1 pump did was reduce squeeling at high rpm cornering. I was hoping the less assist would also give me more feel/feedback. did the opposite. I didn't notice any drop in assist either.

I certainly wouldn't buy one of there racks. they don't change anything. just replace the same seals that everyone else does.

as you can see from my thread, im not a cheap skate and like to do it right the first time. but I wouldn't spend money on a T1 rack.
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Switch to Redline PS fluid and Look up BlainFab PS cooler setup. Its a big B&M stacked plate that has 1/2" inlet/outlet. I did the cheap AZ $30 cooler and I still boiled/cavitated fluid. The inlet/outlet was too small. After switching to better fluid and better cooler my issue was reduced a lot. My PS pump still whines though.
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Awesome thread! Just spent about 45 minutes reading through it, It was a good read and very informative! You make me want to track and not track my car at the same time for fear of blowing it up.
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Awesome thread! Just spent about 45 minutes reading through it, It was a good read and very informative! You make me want to track and not track my car at the same time for fear of blowing it up.
What have you done to the engine? Stock is near nuke proof and the first thing that can hurt is an aftermarket cam with aggressive lobes that snaps valve springs. Aside from that, again, the engines are ****** tough as nails.
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Pics from last event.
First day and a half was a bust. with the rain, fog, and ambulance not showing up there was virtually no laps run. but sunday afternoon the sun poped out and they stayed open and extra 3 hours.



Guy that pitted next to me Z06. his 2nd or 3rd vettes hes tracked all over the country. he couldnt keep up. super nice dude.






I like this pic because you can see me trail braking, sliding the rear into T10




Also passed my ride along and got my Yellow run group approval! next level is with the instructors!
Saturday on my first test i failed, coming into 13/14/15 Esses a new Z/28 had spun into the grass, and i missed him and the yellow flag, barreling right threw at race speeds. next day i got my second test with the head instructor and passed with flying colors.!!




Video:, 3rd lap i catch a NASA camaro and get to do a lap with him. couldnt touch is power to weight on the straight!


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Good job! The reason you missed the spun car and the yellow is you don't have your eyes up, relax and look ahead. Keep telling yourself this over and over and over, RELAX,LOOK AHEAD.... your hands go where you are looking. You will pick up a good bit of speed doing this.

I wish guys would put a camera back in the car where you can see out and see what your doing in the car.

Good job on the sign off, that's a big step.
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thanks man. and your 100% correct. when i first started in green newb group. looking at flag stand held me back months. i could not take my eyes off the damn road, cause was a bit scared and nervous at those speeds.

now im confident in the car and my skills, and drive much more relaxed. i also drive looking far ahead, that picked me up SO much speed. but i still struggle with the flag stand spotting, even worse with the instructor in the car cause i was concentrating like twice as hard on the driving trying to "do good" for the test.
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thanks man. and your 100% correct. when i first started in green newb group. looking at flag stand held me back months. i could not take my eyes off the damn road, cause was a bit scared and nervous at those speeds.

now im confident in the car and my skills, and drive much more relaxed. i also drive looking far ahead, that picked me up SO much speed. but i still struggle with the flag stand spotting, even worse with the instructor in the car cause i was concentrating like twice as hard on the driving trying to "do good" for the test.
Heads up for the next future test, your sign off instructor wants to see how relaxed you are and how much track awareness you have because the instructor knows with those things you are safe and the speed will come later.
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thanks ill keep that in mind.
my first (failed) instructor also said i would have a hard time getting an instructor in the car, and to pass me with out a cage or harness bar at the top level.
any truth to that?
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thanks ill keep that in mind.
my first (failed) instructor also said i would have a hard time getting an instructor in the car, and to pass me with out a cage or harness bar at the top level.
any truth to that?
You need matching seats and belts on both sides. I had a Wolfe 4 point bar in my car and really liked it.

Around here guys drive in the top groups without a bar or cage.
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I had a guy sign me off just because he wasn't comfortable with my 4 pt harness with stock seats even though I had a roll bar. Lol
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I missed it, why was the pink Camaro so slow in the turns?
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