#180, SpeedHacks City, 06' SS, Take 2

speedhacks

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I can't say enough good things about Radford. Great racing school. Learned a lot and best of all SCCA Comp license incoming!

Today. Maiden voyage! The thing is a riot. Took about an hour to adjust the shifter to my liking. Transmission shifts smooth and is no drama. It also took my friend and I far too long to realize the front calipers were reversed. Could not get a solid pedal. Finally realized the bleeder valves were pointing down.

Fairly certain I have incorrect seat brackets for my frame. Gonna email DF. I have the seat adjusted the farthest back holes and I'm basically sitting in the steering wheel. Passenger seat hits the shifter base. Got 6 inches or so of clearance behind the seat.

Definitely gotta work on the alignment. Only eyeballed at the moment.
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speedhacks

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Replacement seat brackets are in.

Got the alignment done. That made all the difference. Super stable now. Throttle input is great. The thing is incredible!!!!


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speedhacks

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I started trying to work on steering stops. Passenger side is no issue. Added a collar... Unfortunately the driver side is gonna require some finessing. I tried to add a slice from a 1" piece of pipe but as enticipated it's not long enough. 3d printer ftw...

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Lonny

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We sell steering rack limiters.
 

speedhacks

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We sell steering rack limiters.
Even better!
 

Rauq

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Where did you end up setting your alignment? How much weight in the car? I'm interested to see how those tires perform.
 

speedhacks

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Rear camber is - 1.5'
Rear toe is around 1/8"
Where did you end up setting your alignment? How much weight in the car? I'm interested to see how those tires perform.
Alignment was in line with what DF recommended. Only difference I think I made was ever so slightly more toe on the front. Caster was 9' and 8.7' or so on the driver side. Camber was 1.5' all around. I used camber Bolts for the rear. They seem to work OK. Touchy on the adjustment so I'll want to recheck that soon. I used 400# of wood pellets when setting all those values. I did that without seats so that ends up to about two 180# people in the car.

So far I think these tires will be really great. If I did it again I'd prob do the 8.5" wide Konig in the front with the 245/40/15 and the 9.5" wide Konig in the rear with the 275/35/15 Nankang - only because finding a place to stretch a tire is a pain in the ass. I may still buy two tires and two wheels and switch it to that just to see. I'm told a stretched tire will communicate its limit a bit better but I really have no basis for it personally.
 

speedhacks

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Fwiw the car is super stable and when you roll into the throttle it stays straight. I'm switching my harnesses to cam lock ones as I didn't realize how difficult the others can be. Trying to make that easier.
 
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