Sky Render's Build Thread

Discussion in 'Corner Carver Racing Tech Discussion' started by Sky Render, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

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    Philly Region SCCA has a novice auto-X school this Saturday and a regular event on Sunday.

    Saturday, June 1 Novice School Warminster Community Park Registration Link
    Sunday, June 2 Solo #3 Warminster Community Park Registration Link



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  2. travelers

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    Dam I missed it. I'll have to check to see when the next one is...
     
  3. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

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    June 9 at the Wells Fargo center.

    Philly Region SCCA events are listed at www.motorsportreg.com

    South Jersey runs events down at Bader Field near Atlantic City if you don't mind a longer trip and a bridge toll. Also listed at www.motorsportreg.com


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  4. travelers

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    Thanks for the info Norm
     
  5. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    Sitting in the lobby of the local Ford dealer getting the Mustang's other airbag replaced. These jackwagons better not mess up my carbon fiber interior.

    Also, fuck Takata airbags.
     
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  6. JJ427R

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    I recently received one for my other as well, but have not had it done yet.. would it not have been cheaper to do em' both at the same time, the way the Asians are with money ya know, or at least the ones I know... ;)

    And I've got Jack Roush's signature on my passenger side..... they f that one up I'm going postal....
     
  7. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    Well there were fingerprints on it, nothing detailing sprays couldn't remove. No scratches or anything. It took them less than 45 minutes to do it.

    I think they just flip up the two parts of the dash and swap out the igniter.
     
  8. travelers

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    I had to do the same on my pass side change. Messy mechanics.
     
  9. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    Here are some pics of my new shop!

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  10. travelers

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    Very nice, that's what I need.
     
  11. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    Dat handling tho.



    Feel free to critisize all the times I could have used more throttle.
     
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  12. travelers

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    I got to try that this year.
     
  13. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    How far are you from Hershey? I think there's an autox club that runs there.
     
  14. Sky Render

    Sky Render Stig's Retarded Cousin S197 Team Member

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    How far are you from Hershey? I think there's an autox club that runs there.
     
  15. travelers

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    I'm closer to the one in Phila. I've talked to them but changing the super charger and the tune this year, I haven't had a chance to get with them. I'll try for Aug.
     
  16. Sky Render

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    Looks like Whiteline front end links last about 40k miles plus a bunch of AutoX.

    I'd been chasing a mild clunk or "pop" noise from the front suspension for months. The noise was quiet, more felt than heard. The noise came and went. A friend of mine is an automotive engineer and only noticed it when I turned off the radio and put the windows up. But it was there. Finally traced it to the passenger side end link, which made a tiny clunk when I shook it.

    So, since I have that stupidly huge BMR sway bar (whose irresponsible stiffness may have shortened the lifespan of said Whiteline end links), I ordered a set of BMR's severe duty end links made by Proforged.

    They're a bit beefier than the Whiteline units, so they should hold up a while.

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    And that brings me to long-awaited review of the BMR 38mm 5-way adjustable front sway bar.

    The purpose of the bar is dual-purpose street/track cars that need to prevent a less-stiffly-sprung streetable car from rolling out of the limited camber curve of the front struts. This allows softer springs for street use while having better roll stiffness when driven in anger. The bar does this very well. I'd say it's one of the more transformative mods I've done.

    However, the bar is insufficient as it comes. It really needs the optional bullet aluminum bushing saddles, because it's so stiff it will bend and warp the stamped steel units it comes with. It also, as we just saw, needs severe-duty end links.

    There is a bit of an effect on ride quality, if you care about that. Since there is so much stiffness relative from side to side, going over rough roads and single wheel bumps can be a bit harsh. It doesn't bother me, though.

    Conclusion: Highly recommended for dual use cars, but with the caveat that you really need upgraded bushing saddles and end links.
     
  17. travelers

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    That's the ones I have on my car. And the ends are replaceable.
     
  18. Norm Peterson

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    It does look like the joints at the ends are a bit bigger.

    Can't tell if you're still on the hook for trimming the studs a bit for certain combinations of wheel width/offset/tire size, though.


    Norm
     
  19. Sky Render

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    I checked the fitment before I lowered it back on the ground. I've got very wide wheels and they clear with plenty of room.
     
  20. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

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    Does that mean you've moved up to 11" wides?


    Norm