deff did not know you had this up your sleeve!! keep us updated man!! its lookin good!
aww man your shit is so awesomeThanks man. It was a lot of work, but the payoff @ VIR was more than worth it. I'll post up a few pics from the event.
thats awesome! damn i bet that was funI was originally planning for Road Atlanta, but they moved their date and it didn't work for me or my buddy that I do events with. So we ended up @ VIR. We will probably be back out there beginning of next year.
The car drove great. At the end of one session a guy driving a viper walked up to me and said this :
"You taught me a lesson in dignity. I thought I was driving fast, but then there is this civic in front of me that I just can't get around and you kept pulling away from me in the corners. I was recording my session and I'm gonna have to throw that tape out. I can't show anybody that!"
Other cars that got passed : Atom, Ferrari, several Porsches, Vipers, etc...
My only problem was braking. I just didn't have enough to stop the car effectively, so my next installment will show my solution to that
x2You don't get all of that in one shot. And the car can't be dedicated if you are asking it to do so many things.
A good drag car will be mediocre or just plain suck at auto-x/time-attack. A good auto-x/time-attack car will not be fast at drag. They are completely different ways of going about things.
People who build fast drag cars have to either compromise reliability or push their cars to the edge. Thats fine for a 10-13 second run. What happens when you do a 30-min time-attack run?
It would be cheaper to buy another car and have one for auto-x/time-attack, and the other for drag.
The best advice that I could give you right now is buy a helmet and sign up for a track day if you haven't done one before. It will really change your mind about some things Have you done any auto-x events?
yea i feel yaUnfortunately no I want to take a welding class at one of the local colleges. There are a few things that I would like to make that would be simple if I just had access to the proper tools.
i take it you never made it to VIR this past weekend? (i dont know if there was an event or not, i just remember you saying something about the first weekend in march)5 yrs ago, I don't think I had ever even changed my own oil. I think I actually learned how to do a rear disc conversion before I ever learned how to change the oil. lol...
If you have a service manual and a torque wrench, you can do anything.... Or at least put it back like you found it