well since i won't see anything really higher than mid-14's at the track this summer i decided on a new project. drifting the pony.
i know a few late-model and '05 GT's that are real big on the scene in amateur and pro levels.
but i wanted to take it a step further and see how long a 3.8 platform can handle the riggers of drifting.
the current drawbacks:
- smaller rear axle, don't plan on axle upgrade, just gears and differential
- less power, compensate by building a strong 3.8 motor
- smaller front sway bar & no rear swaybar, add rear bar and thicker front bar
- weaker transmission, rebuild the current wc t-5 with stronger parts
additions for chassis/suspension strength:
- subframe connectors
- kb extreme matrix system
- rear shock brace
- front strut brace
- 31mm front swaybar
- 27mm rear swaybar
- h&r sport springs, 1.6"/1.5"
- tokico 5-way adjustable shocks/struts
- mm cc plates
- stiffer rear control arms
the problem now isn't the cost, but rather the time to install all this and where to store it all till its ready to go in. wish me luck and the second i get out there and sideways i'll post a vid of it.