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Old 08-03-2015, 12:03 AM   #736
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That GT-R looks so plain next to the C7. Do you guys know if the C7 gearing is as long as the C6 in first? I feel like that long first gear could be great for an autocross track
They are the same as your car.
The Z51 has slightly shorter gears.

I don't see any advantage to swapping gears for autocross. Unless, of course, you could walk the track in the morning, decide which gear set is best suited for that particular track, and then swap the gears in at the track.
Like a quick-change rear end.
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So apparently my car being too low is hurting my performance. The A arms are at a crappy angle, so I either need to raise it up or get a K member with additional mounting mounting points
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My AutoX runs from yesterday... Not my best day. The straight sections were a bit too long for my gearing and i had to either shift to 3rd or let off early. And then of course the understeer killed me. Car also started overheating at the end of my last run. But was able to cool off idling with the fan on.
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Helluva lot better than I could do, I'd love to learn tho. Car sounds great btw.
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So apparently my car being too low is hurting my performance. The A arms are at a crappy angle, so I either need to raise it up or get a K member with additional mounting mounting points
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My control arms looked like that, and whole it's less than optimal I highly doubt that's the cause of your understeer. I would ditch the staggered setup and toe it out a little and I can guarantee it will understeer much less. Just grab a set of 17X8 Bullitts for track days
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My control arms looked like that, and whole it's less than optimal I highly doubt that's the cause of your understeer. I would ditch the staggered setup and toe it out a little and I can guarantee it will understeer much less. Just grab a set of 17X8 Bullitts for track days
I asked a lot of people who are serious road racers and auto crossers (Brett Madsen included), they all said first thing is raise the car up so the control arms are level. It is supposedly running out of suspension travel.

I do still have my stock 17x8s though. Just no $ for a set of tires.
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The next time i get an alignment i'm going to swap my plates to the negative position (Passenger side to drive side, and vice versa) that way i can get a more aggressive camber set up. Right now its maxed out around -1.7*.
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Man that looks like fun! Car sounds awesome too


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I asked a lot of people who are serious road racers and auto crossers (Brett Madsen included), they all said first thing is raise the car up so the control arms are level. It is supposedly running out of suspension travel.

I do still have my stock 17x8s though. Just no $ for a set of tires.
Yeah yours is much easier to adjust back to the correct angle than mine was. I bet you're still gonna have a lot of understeer though.
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I just don't want to lose the height. It looks so good this low lol. Guess my option is to get a K member and A arms.


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Eh, the Steeda car I bought is set up by them for "handling" as good as it can with basic stuff. They didn't slam it and I think it still looks damn good. And they stuffed 285s all the way around... it does not rub at full lock.
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The angle of your tie rod is crazy!
Here's what it is supposed to look like...

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And for the record, I do not like that helmet cam... It makes it impossible to see the line that you are taking.

You need to transfer weight to the front of the car during braking, or the understeer will never go away. The front of your car barely seems to move as you are entering the corners.
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Speaking of brakes. Adapter to run S197 Brembos on our cars is coming out very soon
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It allows you to run both the 14" 4 piston that was available as the "brembo package" on the 2011-2014 GTs, as well as the 15" 6 piston set up from the 13/14 GT500s and S550 Brembo package.

The 14" 4 piston set up will require 18s. The 15" 6 piston set up will fit under most 19s, and a few 18s (Forgestar CF5s being an 18 that will fit).
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It allows you to run both the 14" 4 piston that was available as the "brembo package" on the 2011-2014 GTs, as well as the 15" 6 piston set up from the 13/14 GT500s and S550 Brembo package.



The 14" 4 piston set up will require 18s. The 15" 6 piston set up will fit under most 19s, and a few 18s (Forgestar CF5s being an 18 that will fit).

That's gonna be sweet.
Also gonna be a pretty pricey addition


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Also gonna be a pretty pricey addition


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Yeah I'm pretty much past cheap mods lol. Next thing on my list is a K member and A arms. That'll run around $1100. And only being able to put away $20 a week on mods currently. I hope Christmas and my Birthday are good lmao.

Still need to get the transmission rebuilt also eventually. Bye bye another $1400. Gonna have to pull something out of a hat this school year.


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Yeah I'm pretty much past cheap mods lol. Next thing on my list is a K member and A arms. That'll run around $1100. And only being able to put away $20 a week on mods currently. I hope Christmas and my Birthday are good lmao.

Still need to get the transmission rebuilt also eventually. Bye bye another $1400. Gonna have to pull something out of a hat this school year.


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Whew best of luck on all that.
Jus take your time and do it right. As it sits it's one of the nicest bullitts I've seen


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Lol
I was just wondering why I think that your camera location sucks now, when it seemed fine before... And I remembered about your new seats!
I wonder if your seating position might be slightly lower? Or changed somehow?

So how did the seat feel?
You will probably be able to feel every little imperfection with the way that the car handles now!
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It allows you to run both the 14" 4 piston that was available as the "brembo package" on the 2011-2014 GTs, as well as the 15" 6 piston set up from the 13/14 GT500s and S550 Brembo package.

The 14" 4 piston set up will require 18s. The 15" 6 piston set up will fit under most 19s, and a few 18s (Forgestar CF5s being an 18 that will fit).
OSHI!

I saw on that guy's site they currently have the 2 piston 14" brackets available but jeebus the 4 or 6 pistons... Might have to be going 19s on this mug...


Do they have adapters to run the rear brake setup from a S197 so we aren't stuck with Cobra rear brakes as our only option to keep an E brake back there?
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OSHI!

I saw on that guy's site they currently have the 2 piston 14" brackets available but jeebus the 4 or 6 pistons... Might have to be going 19s on this mug...

Do they have adapters to run the rear brake setup from a S197 so we aren't stuck with Cobra rear brakes as our only option to keep an E brake back there?
18x10 CF5s fit over the 15" 6 piston on the S550s, i have a picture on my phone (typing this on laptop).

He made a special set up for someone to run the 13" Cobra brakes on the rear solid axle. I'm not sure if that will be a production kit though, or if it would work with IRS. Would be nice though since i already have those, just have to move them to the back lol.
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18x10 CF5s fit over the 15" 6 piston on the S550s, i have a picture on my phone (typing this on laptop).

He made a special set up for someone to run the 13" Cobra brakes on the rear solid axle. I'm not sure if that will be a production kit though, or if it would work with IRS. Would be nice though since i already have those, just have to move them to the back lol.
Well I have the Brembo 2 pistons this Steeda car came with, would love to move them to the back and put the 4 or 6 piston Brembos up front.

But no e-brake like I said. I mean solution to that is just not park on a steep hill and make sure to put it in gear and let the motor hold the car still.
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Well I have the Brembo 2 pistons this Steeda car came with, would love to move them to the back and put the 4 or 6 piston Brembos up front.

But no e-brake like I said. I mean solution to that is just not park on a steep hill and make sure to put it in gear and let the motor hold the car still.
And use wheel chocks like an airplane!
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And use wheel chocks like an airplane!
Lol, I have plenty of experience with that.
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So after talking with Brett for a while I'm probably just going to stick with the MacPherson strut set up. Here is a little bit of what he said. And for how low I want the car it will be a bit better. Just need the $ now lol
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Only thing I don't like about the MM front is all the doodads you have to get along with it. But it's a one time thing.

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Lol.
Did they at least let you start it up?
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Lol.

Did they at least let you start it up?

No, the guy was literally about to walk away right then to go somewhere else at the event but he let me sit in it for like 20 seconds.


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Good friend's Cobra. By far the cleanest one I've ever seen in my life (720whp, and lots of car show trophies)
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I don't like the rims personally but everything else is awesome. Was that the car you were filming from?
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I don't like the rims personally but everything else is awesome. Was that the car you were filming from?
I was filming from a 2013 Saleen. The wheels are much nicer in person. True forged wheels. 18x9.5 and 18x11
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