Ran both short courses before they combined the two to make one long course. What a blast! Had such fun, learned more about the car, nothing broke everything worked out just fine. I hope for better luck for Dillon next time, he ran one short run and blew a passenger side rear brake line and was out for most of the day.
Something ive been curious about is running the car with no rear swaybar. So after a few runs on each side i pulled in, jacked up the car and quickly removed the 98 GT rear swaybar. Four ½ inch bolts and down she came, now to see if the car turns in and rotates better with the rear bar missing. Ive read about people running no rear bar and was told by a tech and race car driver at Maximum Motorsports to remove the rear bar and see how she feels. I want to say the car has more grip and articulates better. So i donated the rear bar to my friend and (race partner/teammate). I plan on swapping my current MM XD lower control arms out for their road racing arms which have no spring perch nor swaybar mount so i wont be able to run a stock styled rear bar. Another benefit of the RR arms they only weigh 2.7lbs each which should drop at least 10 to 15lbs alone. I will weigh the arms to get an exact weight drop.
Very happy with the heat extractor hood i made, the car ran very cool all day. Although the air temps were cool all day i believe the hood made a huge difference in water temp and engine bay temp couldn’t be happier with the hood. I plan on skinning the hood as much as i can to shed a couple more lbs off the front end.
The car still understeers which i cannot wait to address further. The added negative camber, track width, and extended wheel base from the MM forward offset A arms will help in addition the front wheel spacers i plan on running with Tiger Racer flares.
I think im over these current springs and dampers, too soft at higher speeds the car feels squishy and seems to float. Time to go up to MM Race 3 dampers and 450/350 springs.
Another plan i thought of is to lower the motor as much as possible using the convertible motor mounts and removing the one inch spacer i have between the intake manifold. Hopefully lowering the center of gravity up front will create more grip and better turn in response. I also plan on lowering the driver seat as much as possible to not only give me more head room, but to also lower the center of gravity on the driver.
I want to remove another 200 to 300 lbs off the car, iam determined to find more things to pull that are not necessary. This will help the car brake,turn and accelerate better.
I prefer the gopro suction cup mount over the roll cage/bar mount. Better view looking from the outside.
PS i scrape the Mach 1 lip getting on and off the trailor.