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tb1999 08-31-2009 11:31 PM

Testing the new suspension......
 
Well, I have just installed my custom built Koni's this past week. [woot]

On Saturday I did a quick "seat of my pants" ride height, aligment and corner weights using toe plates and digitial angle gauge for camber. [wrenchin]

On Sunday I ran a Time Trial event with EMRA on Pocono North Course for a test and tune.[race]

Well, with the new set-up I knocked almost 3 full seconds off my times at this course, (1:07.25 > 1:04.55) and quickly settled into a very consistent rythm in the last session. (about 11 laps in a row in the 1:05's). During the course of the day, I also had about 4 laps under 1:05.

I'll be doing a proper alignment and corner weights before my next event, a double regional with SCCA Finger Lakes Region at the Glen.

Based on the improvements I have seen this year at NJMP Lightning, and these numbers from Pocono N, I hope to take my times at WGI down from 2:29.74, to the 2:25 - 2:24 range.[thumb]

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mlbbaseball 09-01-2009 12:04 AM

very nice!! whats ur power and whats ur weight?

tb1999 09-01-2009 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by mlbbaseball (Post 2906457)
very nice!! whats ur power and whats ur weight?

Thanks!

My last dyno run taken in Feb 09, before adding header wrap, port matching the exhaust ports and ditching the EGR was 150 WHP, so it might be like 155 now? (it's posted in the Duratec Dyno sticky)

With me and a full tank, it's tipping the scales at just under 2675.

I've got a set of stage 3 crane cams I'm dying to throw in, but I'm waiting to do a complete motor over the winter. [thumb]

mlbbaseball 09-02-2009 01:29 AM

hmmm, very nice!! i saw you passing mustangs so i was wondering if you have boost. I'm in about the same category as you w/ 164 whp and 2588 lbs!! now i wanna go!!

tb1999 09-02-2009 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by mlbbaseball (Post 2907879)
hmmm, very nice!! i saw you passing mustangs so i was wondering if you have boost. I'm in about the same category as you w/ 164 whp and 2588 lbs!! now i wanna go!!

No Boost!

My D23 is all stock internals, 67mm TB, 2.5" MAF, F2 Header (wrapped), focussport stealth exhaust minus the front resonator, the exh ports on the head were matched to the header, EGR deleted and custom tune by me using SCT pro racer.

I'm running 4.06 gears and a quaife.

I actually think I got a small jump in HP by installing an oil cooler!.

When I got my oil temp gauge installed earlier this year, I learned that my engine was running about 290F on the oil temp after about 10 laps flat out.

I installed an oil to water "mocal" style cooler and now it runs @ 220F. Since the engine squirts oil on the pistons to keep them cool, lower oil temps means lower piston crown temps, which keeps the clearances looser and keeps the engine from pinging etc.

The car was just an animal out there........

and as an FYI I'm running castrol full synthetic, 5W20, which puts my oil pressure at a solid 60 PSI on track.

jetrinka 09-02-2009 06:41 PM

The Dtec has squirters? I wasn't aware of this.

tb1999 09-02-2009 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by jetrinka (Post 2908785)
The Dtec has squirters? I wasn't aware of this.

No, it don't.

Me bad!

It's just using the throw off and splashing to get oil on the pistons.

The point is cooler oil, cooler pistons, especially is its like 80F cooler.....

mlbbaseball 09-03-2009 10:56 AM

i'm not running boost either!!

05stblk 09-04-2009 07:12 PM

Wow, looks very solid!

Schroeder02 09-05-2009 11:29 AM

What spring rated and sway bars are you running?

I found I was also about 3sec faster on my home track with my car after the, suspension and LSD install this summer.


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