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10-03-2010 06:01 PM
mikealicious
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Originally Posted by tb1999 View Post
Connect them to the brake switch and throttle. You will need to add a microswitch to the pedal or TB to get an input for the throttle light.

Check out some of my older vidoes on youtube (fsp505), you'll see the lights I rigged for this in my car.

YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


It helps for knowing when you are actually braking and applying power on corner exit. Cheap way to get basic data in your videos for analysis.
wow. that's actually a really good idea. when I first read your post, I didn't think it'd be something I'd want to do, but after watching your video, I can see how that would be very useful in studying your lines/braking/accelerating on the track. Seeing as how I've only got two lights, I'd do the red for braking and green for WOT. where'd you get the microswitches from? and how would you connect them? if it was at the throttle body, how would you do it for WOT? not sure how you'd fix/mount something to that. and for braking, was that any amount of braking force? or for like 1/2 or full braking?
09-28-2010 06:15 PM
tb1999
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Originally Posted by SVTRSST View Post
i thought those lights were there to show you if everything was ok or something gone wrong (about the added gauges), for example a drop in oil pressure
IMHO, these are not located directly in view of driver, big enough, or bright enough for an emergency warning like low oil pressure or high temp.

Things fly apart pretty quick at racing speeds when oil or water go bad.....
09-28-2010 01:35 PM
SVTRSST i thought those lights were there to show you if everything was ok or something gone wrong (about the added gauges), for example a drop in oil pressure
09-28-2010 01:27 PM
tb1999
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Originally Posted by mikealicious View Post
Not yet man. Still tryig to figure out what I'd connect to them. Haven't thought of anything yet. Any ideas? Lol
Connect them to the brake switch and throttle. You will need to add a microswitch to the pedal or TB to get an input for the throttle light.

Check out some of my older vidoes on youtube (fsp505), you'll see the lights I rigged for this in my car.

YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


It helps for knowing when you are actually braking and applying power on corner exit. Cheap way to get basic data in your videos for analysis.
09-28-2010 03:10 AM
mikealicious Not yet man. Still tryig to figure out what I'd connect to them. Haven't thought of anything yet. Any ideas? Lol
09-28-2010 12:53 AM
SVTRSST mike, do you have conected the green and red lights?, im still not sure about a gauge mounting solution and im back on the boat of removing my stereo to do this
08-04-2010 10:41 PM
mikealicious ok, so little update, looks like my buddy was able to pencil me in for the 28th of this month. we're going to cut the splitter shape out of the alumalite, create the custom crash bar to mount the splitter to, weld the crash bar to the frame of the car, and mount the splitter. I already have the splitter support beams, so we'll use that to fasten the front of it. I'll try to take as many pictures as I can and post em up.
07-13-2010 03:01 PM
mikealicious yea. saved a good amount of weight w/the seats. Each corbeau seat weighs almost half of what the factory seats weigh. So it's like taking out your passenger seat. Not noticeable w/just putting the seats in. But it's one of many things that adds up to the overall weight savings which is definitely noticeable.

and yea. I'll def keep you guys posted with everything.
07-13-2010 11:07 AM
MattyM3CSL That splitter and diffuser sound awesome. def keep us updated!

How about the seats? Did you same alot of weight with those? I just bought an FX1 pro for the driver’s side....need to get brackets to install it
07-10-2010 09:29 PM
mikealicious absolutely. Hopefully it'll be on w/in the next few weeks. My buddy that's making it is a part of the Scion Racing pit crew. So he's been traveling with them doing races and stuff. I'm gonna try to bug him about it so he can make it. He's making a custom crash bar to mount it to. I'm using a material called alumalite to make the splitter out of it. I thought it'd be good material because it's so lite (trying to avoid adding a lot of weight to my car), but he made one for his srt-4, and I'm not sure how it'll hold up. Although he was at this Buttonwillow event with me and it worked fine. I'm just scared of hitting a speed bump or something and ruining it.

And after seeing Clint's (RickB) splitter, and watching him literally stand on it (although he only weighs like 130lbs lol) I kind of want to make one out of wood. We'll see what ends up happening.

But my plan is to make a complete underbelly pan out of this material. I'm going to be making a full functional rear diffuser for the car as well. Not sure if I'll be using this material or regular aluminum yet.

So stay tuned folks!
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