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weather finally broke this weekend so i could go for a drive with the slicks. I live in BFE with mostly straight roads so i had to find a subdivision with some curves so i couldnt go blasting through there. still managed to get close to the fender when i hit some bumps. So double the speed and stabbing the brakes and im gonna be all over the fender. so 2 options. cut the fenders or stiffer springs. Ive got extra fenders so ill make some flares eventually, but the quick solution, and one i was going to do anyway, it stiffer springs. Its not going to ride as well anymore but itll be better on course
 

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Got the 800lb springs added to the front today, waiting on the 500lb to show up for the rears. First event of the season is May 30/31 at Grissom AFB in Peru. Should be interesting with the springs and the tires :devilish:
 

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had the first 2 events of the season last weekend. the car is a good bit stiffer running down the road so that sucks. Car was a monster on the course. got the tire pressures dialed in on the first day really good. Last season i could run full stiff on the struts at Grissom, not now. Dialed them to half on day 2 and it was much better. The car is much faster than i am. Didnt have any rubbing issues. Each day I won the class on my first run (sunday it was my fastest anyway). Cleared the class by at least 1.5 sec each day. There were a lot of fast out of town people since this was the first event for most people and there are 3 national events there this year. On Saturday i was 78/113 PAX (61/113 raw) and on sunday 75/120 PAX (59/120 raw)

Very happy with the set up, now i just need to get the stupid codes from popping up all the time. I think i need to go back to the plastic uim/lim. i think ive got leaks where i cant check
 

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How are the koni's handling the 800's? Obviously it seems to like it on the track
 

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seem to be working fine. We have a local autox guru that has set up multiple national champ cars for years. His thoughts suspension is that if you have the right spring rates, it doesnt matter what struts you have on it. Granted these first 2 events were on concrete so the grip is much higher. couple weeks yet til the first event on pavement
 

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Its been a bit since ive updated this. Lots of interesting things have happened this season thus far.
The Good:
-Ive clinched South Bend Region SMF class with 5 wins. If I do one more Ft Wayne event and join the region I can win there as well. My local regions events have not been able to run do to site restrictions, but we have done 3 Co Events, Ive won them all.
-The new spring set up is awesome, car has been handling well.

The Bad:
-I was on the way to the Hoosier Challenge and had electrical issues, had to turn around and take Goldie. Found that problem pretty easy and its all better, Yay
-This weekend the car was starting to hesitate a lot on course. Figured it was fuel related since it started when I got under 1/4 tank. Put gas in it the next day, still did it. Ran and got a fuel filter (10 years is good for them right) and changed that. No luck. So now I need to pull the fuel pump and see if its plugged up, and of course I now have over 3/4 tank. Hopefully i can get to that tomorrow.

Ive got one more event this season, maybe two. Id like to get it out again and have some fun, but Goldie has all the good bits on it too so it might be fun to see if i can beat the Fiesta ST that i normally run against in it
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Hahaha, awesome shots.

I want to try and build a splitter for next season.
 

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got the car pushed back in place today and back on the ground. Ive got a short list of things to do before my first event on April 18th. Spring break is next week so i should be able to get things knocked out once the parts show up and and i find all the parts i need to put back on
 

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Had the first event yesterday with South Bend Region. I coned my fasted run of the day which would have be .7 sec faster. First run of the day was interesting. New Toyo Proxy slicks that I didnt have a chance to scuff in yet, on a cold day, with too much air in them. I looped it so fast with a basic turn. My only competition from last year went to XS-A. I had him covered by almost a second. Finished mid pack in pax out of 66 drivers, and 16th in raw time.

Car performed great, other that one run where it did the electrical thing again like it was doing last year. I fiddled with the wires, which were tight, and it was fine the last run. Im going to try and find a better way to make the connections, or at least to solder the ends so they dont get squished as much and makes a better connection.

I need to flip the front tires on the rims and get the front splitter to be stiffer and secured better.

We have a new local lot and its not the best suited for my car so we shall see what happens.
 

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got the motor mount put back in place after the bolts rattled out/broke off. Fixed the crappy butt connectors for some proper soldering on some wires. still need to fix the broken wheel stud before i can trouble shoot the electrical problem more
 
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