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Old 05-17-2014, 03:52 PM   #211
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Mather. My friend convinced me to go since I'm in Sac for the weekend.
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Lol.
I was just over there looking at another TB Bullitt a couple of days ago. About a mile away from Mather...
Who puts on that autocross?
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It was SCCA Sacramento region..... Ron, you absolutely need a Pamhard Bar and Torque Arm..... WOW!!!! Felt sooooo much better.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:22 AM   #214
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Such a bummer. It sure was fun while it lasted though.
It sure is!
Im still not over it...

I think that the American Autocross still has an event or two left to run at Marina though.
We should try to make it to some of the remaining events.
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Mather. My friend convinced me to go since I'm in Sac for the weekend.
I see both concrete and asphalt in that picture of Mather, which surface do they use to race on?
So the rear suspension is working good, huh? You've stiffened the whole car up pretty good recently...
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #216
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Both. So yea you have to adjust a bit when driving. Some spots have more traction than others. I got GoPro videos I'll upload tomorrow when I'm home for summer.
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I know my car is faster than stock. I did the Mather autocross when I was stock and it was practically the same course. My warm up lap was faster than my fastest lap a year ago when I first did it.
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Interesting...
I imagine that will be the case with Crows Landing as well.
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I only bumped the limiter in 2nd in one corner with the 4.10s other than that they were perfect. My limiter is at around 6150 rpm and that's around 55mph I think.
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I know my car is faster than stock. I did the Mather autocross when I was stock and it was practically the same course. My warm up lap was faster than my fastest lap a year ago when I first did it.
Oh for sure!
Even without the improvements to the car you'll get faster with each one that you do.
Are they using a combination of runway, taxi-way, and ramp to race on?
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I'm actually not quite sure what it is. But I do know that it was the area my dad was usually at when he was stationed at Mather before I was born.
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I only bumped the limiter in 2nd in one corner with the 4.10s other than that they were perfect. My limiter is at around 6150 rpm and that's around 55mph I think.
Haha.
Just like the stock gears in my car... Some autocross courses they work good, others, not so much.
Ideally, you would have a quick change rearend and then swap different gears after walking the track and determining which ratio would be the best for that particular course.
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Haha.

Just like the stock gears in my car... Some autocross courses they work good, others, not so much.

Ideally, you would have a quick change rearend and then swap different gears after walking the track and determining which ratio would be the best for that particular course.

9 inch, cough cough
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A nine inch is the "poor mans" quick change.
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It sure is!

Im still not over it...



I think that the American Autocross still has an event or two left to run at Marina though.

We should try to make it to some of the remaining events.

Please let me know if there is an upcoming American autocross in Marina, I would love to get back out there.
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The next American Autocross at Marina is on 5/31-6/1. They apparently run both Saturday and Sunday. They are two seperate events so all of the classes run both days.
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So I never have a real review of the suspension. So we all know that our cars have bad oversteer. After the Panhard Bar and Torque Arm the car actually has understeer. The back end is super controlled and only let go on me once, but I was also flooring it through a corner on my last run. All the other times the front end washed out instead.

No matter what the car felt so much better with the items.
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It's the understeer that gives me trouble with my car. And your car will probably keep doing it until you get the same size tires and wheels on the front and rear.
When are we going to the dragstrip? That will be a good test for the rear suspension work that you've done...
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I may go on Wednesday since Sac Raceway is within 20 minutes from my house.
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Tires is also my biggest issue at the track. When these run out I'm getting Dunlop Direzza ZIIs
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Good choice! I love mine...
Are you on break right now?
I was just in Rancho Cordova this morning.
I bought another Bullitt.
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Yea I'm home for summer.... And pics or it didn't happen!!!
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Haha.
I need to go pick it up!
I could cheat and just post a pic of my car because they are exactly the same. The one that I just bought is pretty beat up though. Ill post some pics tomorrow.
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So I never have a real review of the suspension. So we all know that our cars have bad oversteer. After the Panhard Bar and Torque Arm the car actually has understeer. The back end is super controlled and only let go on me once, but I was also flooring it through a corner on my last run. All the other times the front end washed out instead.

No matter what the car felt so much better with the items.
Running some positive toe will help reduce sime of that understeer you're getting but it won't go away completely until you run a square wheel/tire setup
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Running some positive toe will help reduce sime of that understeer you're getting but it won't go away completely until you run a square wheel/tire setup

Well I'll need to find a way to fit 10" up front then lol
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Well I'll need to find a way to fit 10" up front then lol
Eh these cars don't really need a large wheel setup unless you're pulling some major G's with a fine tuned suspension setup. My 255s never lost traction in turns. But a SLA setup will allow you to run up to 315s up front
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Yea I want an SLA, but $$$$$$
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Yeah, it would be interesting to try 315's. There does seem to be some hoops to jump through though. We've been contemplating, at the track, if it can be done without the fancy front end, by using spacers AND rolling AND possibly flaring the fenders.

Not my car...

I only have one race to judge by, but my 275's on 9 inch rims seemed to work pretty darned good.
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It's doable with spacers, I've seen it before, but I think 315s are just way too much on the front
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And here are the results of the last AutoX!!!

If you want to compare how I did with my friends, they are Matt Klein, Reed Gibson (double driver for '69 F-Bird), Derek Hui (S2000), and Ryan Cook (Mazda Speed 3).... Brian (Camaro) was also there, i think i got a bit closer to his times..... Tires were my biggest factor for not doing as well. With a good set of tires i could probably shave 3-4 seconds at least. Firebird didn't finish because it sucked too much oil from the pan and all went to the valves and the pistons cooked and something went boom.... The engine is toast now, 455 Big Block Pontiac, had forged pistons and such. Good thing they have 3 other motors for the car.

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Take note of my car's race number lol
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Disregard.
It works now!
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Old 05-31-2014, 01:35 PM   #244
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Wow! That was a pretty large field of participants.
I see that Mike Maier was there. If you ever have a chance, go take a look at his Mustang, that thing is trick!
I would like to see the '56 Austin Healey 100-8 that had top time of the day, it must be HIGHLY modified!
Sorry to hear about your friends Firebird, judging by that car's final lap time, they must have been pushing it through the finish lights.
And judging by everybody's times, that must have been either a fairly long course, or a fairly technical course, huh?
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Here is video of my friend running. Sh*t happened and i was only able to get my first run on video, which i did terrible since i was learning the track.
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