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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
January 30, 2013 08:09AM
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Thanks.

I'm a little concerned but ot as much as I am about rocks hitting it. The first time out mud coated the oil cooler and the temperature nosed up so you kind of can't win.

I use to have an oil cooler in the left rear fender of the bug, but took it out because I didn't want to damage it. At the time it was protected by the mud flap and could draw in air from the bottom of the car.

Can you put holes in the bottom of your rock guard to do the same thing?
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
January 30, 2013 09:50AM
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BRAIDusa

Thanks.

I'm a little concerned but ot as much as I am about rocks hitting it. The first time out mud coated the oil cooler and the temperature nosed up so you kind of can't win.

I use to have an oil cooler in the left rear fender of the bug, but took it out because I didn't want to damage it. At the time it was protected by the mud flap and could draw in air from the bottom of the car.

Can you put holes in the bottom of your rock guard to do the same thing?

Don't know. I'll have a look.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
January 30, 2013 08:16PM
I'm seeing moved up top/tail with a cool scoopamajig...
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
January 30, 2013 08:42PM
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I'm seeing moved up top/tail with a cool scoopamajig...

Er........... what?



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
January 30, 2013 10:44PM
move oil cooler out of blast zone?
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
January 30, 2013 11:41PM
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move oil cooler out of blast zone?

Boot spoiler wif a scoopamajig. Wassamatta U? You no spicca da Englisi.
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
January 31, 2013 06:53AM
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move oil cooler out of blast zone?

Perhaps one day. The lines would need to go inside the car if it remained at the front though. Might get exspensive.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 12, 2013 03:30PM
As seems to be my style lately parts keep showing up that I don't have time to install as it's wheel season. Here's some nice Corbeau harnesses for instance:




and what's this?




Seats!




One skinny for me and one medium for a passenger. As you can appreciate, I managed to find time to install the driver's seat at least. Here's the mounting brackets I bought from a Pelican last year in anticipation of this momentus day:




Sliders mounted to the bottom of the seat




Adapter test fitted:




and bolted to the sliders:




Et voila:





We still have to install the crotch strap but the final position needs to be dialed in better first and that may depend on the steering wheel. And we gave to do the other side too of course. Not a great weight saving but I can already feel how well this seat and belts will hold the driver in place. OE driver's seat with sliders was 33lbs. The Corbeaus are 25lbs and 26 lbs similarly equiped.

Anyone want a nice pair of OE seats?




Feeling very pleased with myself I took the car home in aticipation of doing some ice racing at the weekend but the event was cancelled due to snow! yes, really. Never mind, there's a rallycross this weekend and those guys don't cancel for anything. Press On Regardless.

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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 13, 2013 02:18AM
looking good, i have those same seats, but in all black, they are great. the red on black looks sharp, dont recall it as an option back then. good luck on the up coming rallyX.. i suspect more pics and vids are in our future..



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 13, 2013 07:41AM
It's time to start thinking about tires (and wheels) for autocrossing and track days for this thing. The car will be running in SCCA Street Touring class so DOT R compounds are out. Thats good as they wouldn't survive many track days anyway.

The hot tire in this class appears to be the Dunlop Direzza ZII Extreme Performance Summer



Suitable sizes available would be 205/55-16 front and 225/50-16 rear mounted on BRAID (of course) Fuchs replicas in 16x7, ET23 front and 16x8, ET10 rear. We all know this fits the Carrera body well.


But is this enough tire to be competitive?

How about Bridgestone's Potenza RE-11 in 225/50-16 front and 225/45-16 rear?




Perhaps not as grippy as the Dunlop but a lot wider. These could be fitted to the same wheels as the Dunlops though 8" front and 9" rear may be better but what offsets are needed to clear? Surley not the ET23 and ET 10 above? I know these tire sizes can be made to fit the Carrera body but I'm not sure what offsets work.

Any thoughts?



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 13, 2013 09:52AM
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looking good, i have those same seats, but in all black, they are great. the red on black looks sharp, dont recall it as an option back then. good luck on the up coming rallyX.. i suspect more pics and vids are in our future..

Thanks mke723. I'm hoping to convince a photog friend of mine to be the official media intern.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 13, 2013 10:32AM
Hankook RS-3 are the cheater tires form what I gathered reading grassroots motorsports. The cheapest 140 treadwear tire you can get and they perform better than the RE-11 and any other dry "street tire" they tested. I know they changed some classes they bumped up the treadwear rating to 180 or 200 or something from the original 140 but it wasn't for all classes. They also come in a 225/45/15 if you're willing to go 15" and want a meaty tire.
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 13, 2013 12:00PM
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Hankook RS-3 are the cheater tires form what I gathered reading grassroots motorsports. The cheapest 140 treadwear tire you can get and they perform better than the RE-11 and any other dry "street tire" they tested. I know they changed some classes they bumped up the treadwear rating to 180 or 200 or something from the original 140 but it wasn't for all classes. They also come in a 225/45/15 if you're willing to go 15" and want a meaty tire.

Interesting but no 225 or even 205 for the front.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 13, 2013 06:19PM
I've been eyeing the BFG Rival, myself. Have you read Andy Hollis' reviews?

Here's the "old" reviews: http://www.facebook.com/notes/hollis-racing/street-touring-and-track-day-tire-faq-utqg-140/245008598916447

And what he sez about the "new crop" of ST-ish tires: http://www.facebook.com/notes/hollis-racing/street-tire-faq-part-ii2013/409412972476008

And input to this thread about 3/4 the way through it: http://www.sccaforums.com/forums/forumid/23/threadid/440692/scope/posts



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
February 13, 2013 08:19PM
Curse you and informing me of another LeMons legal tire........now I have to research Rival vs. Dunlop vs. Falken!



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