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Old 06-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #36
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The track that we run on is on an ex army airfield. The ramp they used for helicopters. Its good sized but not huge. I havent had that much experience there but its not really large enough to set up any long straightaways. Its really just pick a gear to run the whole course in. No shifting. My car has the 3.27's and I can definitely see were a higher numerical ratio would be a benefit. I run in second and it gets a little sloppy getting back into the power band around tight hairpins. My car is a freeway cruiser right now so Im leaving the gears and just deal with it on the auto-x. I hear ya on the road racing thing though. I like the longer legs...
Same for the autocross I went to. It was actually where my dad was stationed when he was in the Air Force.

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I have never autox'd or road raced but from what I understand having seen some track events and talking to ppl, if you want to road race ever you need lower gears. Hell some guys get 2.73s that ppl are giving away and put them behind big power engines for road racing. For autox... you never really get going that fast but you do need to look at when you are shifting and if going into a higher gear when someone else with a lower gearset would not have to shift would hurt you or not. Drag racing is one thing, yes the super high gears like 4.56s are great for some ppl. But you have to get it to work with your combo.
3.27s for me are perfect for autocross. I stay in 2nd the entire time. I get close to redline at some points but never have to shift to 3rd.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:41 PM   #37
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Travis AFB?
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Travis is an active AMC base and there is 0 way in hell an installation commander is going to allow a racetrack on base/post. It might be right by there and closed down though.
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Haha. I used to work there pre 9/11. You're probably right about that. Yes there are several decommissioned bases near Sacramento. How do you know that Scotty? You're in NJ aren't you?
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I am in NJ actually and I am active AF and I know from enough Commander's calls about safety this and high risk activities that that there is absolutely 0 chance of an auto racetrack on a military installation.
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I figured you must have been AF to fire back with that so quick. Ive worked on enough military bases in my career that I should know, even pre 9/11, events such as that are unlikely to occur on an active base...
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So they just sent me an email. Just got shipped out today so idk if I will have time to install them. Depends on how fast they ship.
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So they just sent me an email. Just got shipped out today so idk if I will have time to install them. Depends on how fast they ship.
Do you think you will still autox this sunday if you can't install the new gears?
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Yea I will go just to run my car
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Cool, I'm starting to get excited!
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Whats the word? Did you get the parts yet?
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Just tracked them. Their out for delivery!!!!
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Cool! You may get them installed in time then...
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They came in while I was at work. Will be installing them tomorw
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Awesome!!!!! Good luck with the install...
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Is installing gears hard and do you need to go to a shop to get them aligned or placed correctly? And i just got a mgw short shifter and a flossy weighted shift knob its over 1 pound lol cant wait to install tomorrow! Gotta wait about 5 more days for the knob tho. :/
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It can be a little tricky setting up the backlash. Gear work is one of the few things that I will pay a professional to do. The thing about gears is, if you set them up wrong, they will be noisy. And if you drive it even a very short distance, with the backlash wrong, the gears are ruined. Still useable but they will whine until they drive you nuts...
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Well I was reading on some other forums that its best to break the gears in for about 500 miles. And since I'm going to the auto x tomorw, I am going to hold on installing them tomorw until Monday
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Well I was reading on some other forums that its best to break the gears in for about 500 miles. And since I'm going to the auto x tomorw, I am going to hold on installing them tomorw until Monday
Are you installing your own gears?
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It can be a little tricky setting up the backlash. Gear work is one of the few things that I will pay a professional to do. The thing about gears is, if you set them up wrong, they will be noisy. And if you drive it even a very short distance, with the backlash wrong, the gears are ruined. Still useable but they will whine until they drive you nuts...
Ah okay gotcha my friends car winds down when decelerating wonder if its from the gears maybe?
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Ah okay gotcha my friends car winds down when decelerating wonder if its from the gears maybe?
If the whine comes from the front its probably the TOB, if its from the rear its the gears.
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If the whine comes from the front its probably the TOB, if its from the rear its the gears.
Oh im not sure and it goes away after he gets below like 2k rpm also the previous owner put in a stage 3 clutch for i guess future plans haha so maybe he messed with something.
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Are you installing your own gears?
Yea me and my mechanic friend
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Well I won't have gears for tomorws auto x but I did get some new tires. 255-40-18
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Finally got the 4.10's in and boy does it burn tire!! 1-3 effortlessly. I drove it about 100 miles and no problems what's so ever!! Took me 40 min to get everything back on! Speedo is off but next mod is tuner so that should fix it!
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Finally got the 4.10's in and boy does it burn tire!! 1-3 effortlessly. I drove it about 100 miles and no problems what's so ever!! Took me 40 min to get everything back on! Speedo is off but next mod is tuner so that should fix it!
Right on!!!!! Glad it all went well. Did you get the tire rubbing issue solved?
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Yea I did! All good to go! Looks like I will be needing someone new tires soon
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Haha. Now you're gonna go through rear tires like crazy...
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Good to see someone not fork over the rape money that shops charge for this install. Looking good.
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Good to see someone not fork over the rape money that shops charge for this install. Looking good.
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Haha. Now you're gonna go through rear tires like crazy...
I know! I'm already lookin for some
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Good to see someone not fork over the rape money that shops charge for this install. Looking good.
Yea shops were charging a bunch of money so me and my friend did them, took a little longer than expected but got it done!
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