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Old 05-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #61
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Ohhhhh, you're hooked now aren't you?! [/B][/QUOTE]

OMG!!! Hook, line and sinker!!!!
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Old 05-16-2005, 07:18 PM   #62
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Yeah, just a note, I guess the nitrogen is superior to CO2 in that even at 4500psi it's still a gas at room temp. So the whole container is filled with gas, and there's no chance of dispensing liquid like with CO2 during rapid decompression.
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The bug is biting me. I'm really thinking about putting back on the stock cat and airbox for autox runs and possibly get a STS (and hope they let me stay in GS).

Way back when, my dad would put rubber shipping blocks in his coils to stiffen up the suspension (I think it was an 83 Dodge Shelby Charger) and he won 3 yrs straight and retired from it. Do they still use rubber shipping blocks for Foci?
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The bug is biting me. I'm really thinking about putting back on the stock cat and airbox for autox runs and possibly get a STS (and hope they let me stay in GS).

Way back when, my dad would put rubber shipping blocks in his coils to stiffen up the suspension (I think it was an 83 Dodge Shelby Charger) and he won 3 yrs straight and retired from it. Do they still use rubber shipping blocks for Foci?
Go for it!! I am having too much fun. Can't wait till next run May 29th
Don't know about the rubber blocks, maybe WD40 or another autocrosser knows. Good luck and have FUN!!!
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Old 05-26-2005, 08:43 AM   #65
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Got another event this Sunday and have a question about alignment. I have read elsewhere on the forum to get the car aligned and get as much camber as possible. I called a couple of alignment shops in town and was told that no camber adjustment was possible. Is this true or are the shop guys full of it? I was hoping to get it adjusted to help me keep from rolling the tires so much. Thanks for any input.
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Unfortunately, the alignment guy is right about lack of adjustment.

What you can do though, if the shop is receptive enough:
1) Loosen the 4 upper strut mount nuts.
2) With a good deal of force, push the strut in as far as possible at the TOP.
3) Tighten everything back to spec.

You might get another 1/4 negative camber....and you might not.

You can also play with the 2 spindle to strut bolts for another minor camber change,
but without getting under my car and checking,
I'm not sure which way to push/pull the strut to have the proper effect.

I'd love to hear if anyone's done this, and what the resultant camber change was.
I'm about half-tempted to take mine in and see where it comes out.
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:41 PM   #67
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Well, gonna give it a try. I called the shop and they said they would see what we could come up with. I printed out your post and will see if they can make it work. Will report on what comes out.
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Old 05-31-2005, 02:22 PM   #68
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Well, no luck with getting any adjustments. He wanted $20 just to look to see if there was any possibility of doing what you had posted. Oh well, bone stock in G Stock

My 4th event on Sunday went well. I came in 1st in Novice so I get bumped to Sportsman now. Beat out a 98 Mustang GT (race prepared but driven by his wife), an Integra, a Mini S, a 325i, an SRT-4, and a RX-7. Came in 2nd in GS, the Mini S's and CRX all wearing Hoosiers or Kumho's. Came in 8th of 77 overall in PAX!!!! I am currently ranked #1 in GS in season points (leading MiniS was absent and winner is from out of state). I am stoked!!!! I had the Solo2 chairman ride shotgun on my 1st Novice run and he gave me some pointers and dropped my time by 2 full seconds. Shoulda did that back in MARCH!!! I was breaking WAY to late. I had him drive my car a few times during the fun runs and he only beat me by 1.250 sec, so I am running close to max. I was worried about running Sportsman, but my time would have placed me 3rd of 14. I am having WAY too much FUN!!!! Good luck to all you Solo Artists out there.
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^^^Good Deal!^^^
So, how has your tire pressure quest been going?
What have you found to be optimal so far?
And, you are keeping a log book with temps and track conditions....aren't you?
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So, how has your tire pressure quest been going?
What have you found to be optimal so far?
And, you are keeping a log book with temps and track conditions....aren't you?
Log book???
Well, with only 4 events, I can remember the temps and conditions and start one. I have been keeping 48/35 but when the Solo2 chairman drove my car he said I didn't have enough air in back. We pumped it up to 45 and HELLO OVERSTEER!!! Man, the back was really swinging. He drives a Miata and could control it and use it to get pointed in the right direction. I just kept laughing and had a hard time staying on course. Never had oversteer in a FWD before, and it was a LOT of oversteer. I might try it at 40 next time, was just a bit too much for me.
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