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New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.

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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 15, 2017 03:33PM
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I'm hauling the new car up here at start of July so I can finish prepping it.
While you're working on the car, don't forget to run a full time live 12v line to where you'll end up mounting the RallySafe unit. If possible, a RAM Ball mount so you can mount the unit in the centre of the car is a great idea, the temporary install kits use a cage mounted ball that would be on the co-driver's side of the car.
If you're really gung-ho, we are also bringing in permanent (bolt through) antennae and wiring kits so you're not messing with them each event. (you'll see RallySafe at all western Canadian events for the foreseeable future)
I'm likely standardizing plugs to a 2 pin molex, female on the 'car side' and positive on the pointy side. RallySafe wires are 20ga, so not a huge demand there.
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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 15, 2017 08:45PM
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Except that whole, "I don't need a heater" thing that applied to Colorado. We had a heater valve come apart on us once so I eliminate those lately. Gonna have to fix that "issue." smiling smiley

I'm hauling the new car up here at start of July so I can finish prepping it.

I'm pretty sure the Dirt Fish BRZs don't run heaters, and Derek Nelsons old m3 also doesn't have a heater either.
If you're doing recce in the car, I could see it being useful (and it is!), but on stage the cars are just the right temp.



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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 15, 2017 09:44PM
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I'm pretty sure the Dirt Fish BRZs don't run heaters, and Derek Nelsons old m3 also doesn't have a heater either.
If you're doing recce in the car, I could see it being useful (and it is!), but on stage the cars are just the right temp.
It can, and has, gotten really cold at Big White... I'd never recommend not having a heater in the car.
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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 16, 2017 01:36AM
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Don't use those. They suck for multiple connects/disconnects. Weren't designed for it.

I recommend either PowerPoles or the two-wire "trailer plugs" that can be found at almost any auto parts store. The ones that look like this:





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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 16, 2017 08:10AM
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I'm entered at Rally Colorado to get my quota of one event per decade on average. smiling smiley
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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 16, 2017 12:11PM
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Don't use those. They suck for multiple connects/disconnects. Weren't designed for it.
I recommend either PowerPoles or the two-wire "trailer plugs" that can be found at almost any auto parts store.

Thanks for the tip.
Like I mentioned, the wires for the RallySafe harness are 20ga (maybe 22ga... they are small) so using a crimp connector has some value. I've used molex plugs fairly regularly without an issue, and it isn't like the connection is going through a LOT of cycles.
The best answer is to get one of the RallySafe power leads and install that in the car anyway.
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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 16, 2017 01:01PM
I'm with the SRDC, the molex connectors I've used are only rated at 30-100 cycles.

Supply the ones that SRDC suggested with some butt connectors with adhesive lined heat-shrink and you'll have a pretty durable connection.



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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 16, 2017 04:42PM
They are rated, mechanically, for a maximum of 25 cycles.



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Re: New Normal? 36 Bottles of Champagne for a ~50 team event.
June 20, 2017 10:13AM
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I'm hauling the new car up here at start of July so I can finish prepping it.
While you're working on the car, don't forget to run a full time live 12v line to where you'll end up mounting the RallySafe unit. If possible, a RAM Ball mount so you can mount the unit in the centre of the car is a great idea, the temporary install kits use a cage mounted ball that would be on the co-driver's side of the car.

Can I mount it to the roof? winking smiley

And don't worry, it's a BMW so I have TONS of unreliable 12V lines all over the car!



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