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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-04-2016, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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So it has been a while and I haven't made any autox's last year. The good news is that we bought a house so I finally have my own garage vs driving from chicago to my parents for work done.

Been busy working on a chump/lemons rx7. We did autobahn twice last year. Doing road america and autobahn again this year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyQndqNL49M

Second day I was the first guy out, cold tires/fast drivers Our transmission doesn't like shifting from 4 to 3 due to syncros.. fun.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jx4K3UAHr8

carb'd 13b powered rx7.
lemons-oct-elitemeettocheat-25 by Mark Olsen, on Flickr

So I have been silently perusing the classifieds with Slow3's post came up with him selling coilovers etc. I jumped on it and am hoping to get some HPDE in to improve my driving for lemons/chump and get some more seat time. Maybe some autox too but lots of work to be done on the house.

So it is happily at my place. Working on getting an aluminum spacer made up and ordering the other bits.


Car just has the basics still
Corksport SRI
Tri-point street bar
SSR type c's 16x7.5
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-04-2016, 08:07 PM
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That front setup was a steal! I almost bought them about 3 weeks ago if they were still available! I ended up finding a new set of KW v3 coilovers for 1500$ so I had to jump on those. Being that mine is a daily driver still this was the better choice for me.
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That front setup was a steal! I almost bought them about 3 weeks ago if they were still available! I ended up finding a new set of KW v3 coilovers for 1500$ so I had to jump on those. Being that mine is a daily driver still this was the better choice for me.
yeah I would jump on that too.

I work from home 90 percent of the time these days so other then driving into the city once a week my daily commute is a 20 second walk to my office
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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So I put together the coilovers and installed them. I really need to get pictures but pretty much the car sits just a little lower then stock as I still use this as a daily driver.

Car sits with
Koni Yellows
AWR housings
Corksport Front Camber
Ingalls rear cambers arms
Corksport SRI
Tri-point street bar
SSR type c's 16x7.5

Set it to
- 2.7 camber front
- 2.0 camber rear
1/8 inch toe out
Stockish caster

Never really got out to autocross but made my way to Gridlife Autobahn and another day at Autobahn which was a full day on the full track. Picked up a lot of time with the help of some friends at Gridlife and have a lot more to pick up I feel as a driver. Car is so fun as I can push it a pretty hard and it gets a little loose in the rear but steps right back in with throttle.

Running EBC yellow pads up front but really disliking how inconsistent they are depending on what temperature they are at the time. Still worked fine just was never sure how much they would grab coming into some corners.

Mods for this winter are to lose 40-50 pounds myself, have a lightweight battery to put in which should drop another 20-25 pounds and some grippier tires as the Bridgestone re760's probably have like 2 more events in them before they give out. Have mazdaspeed3 calipers/rotors to go on also hoping to get some more consistent pads for them. Also have to piece together an oil cooler kit as I feel the temps are a little to high for middle of summer events.


Gridlife North with passenger - fastest lap

Gridlife South- fastest lap- probably most familiar with this track as I have run it in Lemons a lot.

Gridlife Autobahn South full sessions

Autobahn Full day

Ran in our RX7 again for Chump Car Road America- wet to start and dried off throughout my 2 hour session. Some bump and grind at 1:39.55

I know I started this as an autox thread but looks like more and more I will be doing track days possibly some time attack in the stock classes at Gridlife as I really enjoy it a lot so far.
Also got this toy as an engagement gift from the fiance. She still got a nice diamond ring but I feel like I win
1971 Datsun 510 with a megasquirt KA24de. Really want to turn this into a track car but will have to see where that ends up.

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Go re71r n IL be running carbotech ax6 this year

Bc coils corbeau racing tb ground new stf build thread 4k hid speed 3 seats
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Put some Hankook RS4's on and got a new fastest laptime

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