Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

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Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Phil Smith » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:33 pm

For me the plan is to:
1. Put car and driver on weight loss program. Combined total for car and driver of about 75 lbs. Car light wt. battery, lighter seats, and lighter cat. and muffler.

2. Stiffer sway bar both front and rear of car. Think I have figured out way to significantly increase front sway bar and stay legal in STR. That will allow larger rear sway bar.

3, Go up one tire size in front. Currently have 225 in front and think I have room to go to 235 in front.

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by MARKP » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:44 pm

My plan is to somehow build a 1993 Camaro in record time. So far, the car is still sitting in the driveway.

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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Miata22 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:33 am

Trying to not catch me or the car on fire ATM. Welding stuff on, cutting stuff off, taking parts off and putting other parts on. Go or blow, This year will be fun!
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Buck05Sti » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:01 am

Miata22 wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:33 am
Trying to not catch me or the car on fire ATM. Welding stuff on, cutting stuff off, taking parts off and putting other parts on. Go or blow, This year will be fun!
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Buck05Sti » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:03 am

This year im planning to focus more on the fun aspect again. Also *hoping* to drive that 93 camaro... Mark, your V8 is running and drivable at least, Crowd Control is still under the knife. You want to run the STi the first couple events? ;D
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Post by steverife » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:18 am

Kinda at the point where the Spyder won't be fun unless I'm in the mix to win. Don't really want to be there.

Waiting to see what the spec tire will be for SSC...

Always working on the driver.... last year, it was work on a 3 run strategy. This year, I'm working on braking and getting closer to cones/driving tighter lines. So I've got the sharpie ready...
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Scoob » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:50 am

The main thing I'm doing is trying to bulk up Kieran so our weight difference is as small as possible so I don't have to add a bunch of weight to the kart for him. Then re-corner-weighting the kart so it will work for both of us. I might open the cylinder to make sure it looks OK, but have no plans to change anything.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by John Brown » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:09 am

The Big Dodge goes thru major transformations..

SubFrame bushings
270 Cam
Titanium springs/retainers
Diablo Unlocked PCM and tune
18 x 12 wheels
335 BFGs
Long Tube headers
Custom exhaust
200lb weight reduction.
TOTAL DRIVER RESET! :lol:
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by steverife » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:25 am

John Brown wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:09 am
The Big Dodge goes thru major transformations..

SubFrame bushings
270 Cam
Titanium springs/retainers
Diablo Unlocked PCM and tune
18 x 12 wheels
335 BFGs
Long Tube headers
Custom exhaust
200lb weight reduction.
TOTAL DRIVER RESET! :lol:
Look forward to hearing a cam.

What's all that supposed to do for power?
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by John Brown » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:54 am

all of it combined should get me 85hp-90hp at the wheels according to FCA.

and 700-800 more RPM. 85mph in 2nd
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by TedV » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:02 am

Buy some fuel, mix it with 2 stroke oil, make sure nuts n bolts(on the kart) are tight, maybe gets some tires. Drive.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by DiaboJim » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:10 am

First of all I have to replace the engine wiring harness that the field rats decided to use as a food source. Then I will be changing springs and adding spherical bearings to the front and rear control arms. Adding adjustable camber and toe links to the rear also.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by steverife » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:26 am

That is some fine dining for some field rats. Usually they are eating like a 95 Lumina or something...
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Gen52SS » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:47 am

Set of new tires and have FUN.
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Re: Now that 2017 is in the book what upgrades are folks planning for 2018?

Post by Teufelshund » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:49 am

If I listed it all, I'd be depressed...but happy. Wierd
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