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Old 07-18-2015, 03:22 AM   #2301
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Made it.
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<br />Got the pin pulled out and it looks fixable. Will fix in the morning.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:43 AM   #2302
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Fingers crossed you can patch it up this AM.
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:08 PM   #2303
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All is good. I resoldered a new wire to the pin. Stripped back the harness and crimped it on. Need to tape it all up but its driving right again for now. Hopefully it doesn't come back.
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Glorious news!

Originally crimped, soldered or both? Where exactly did it fail? Was it an OEM connection or something you DIY'd?
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:20 PM   #2305
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I'll take pictures later. Basically the pigtails I bought were way too short so I ended up soldering really close to the connector. The solder stayed connected but the OEM wiring just broke right at the end of the solder.
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:36 PM   #2306
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That's a huge bummer but at least you got it back together. Any way to support the wires at the point where it broke, to keep the vibration out of the other solder joints on the other COPs?

This is actually something I've mentally struggled with regarding the Toyota COPs setups, my own included. There just does not seem to be a good way to support the wire at the COP to eliminate this type of failure when using a "bottom up" bracket. The "top down" style with the bar that goes over the tops of all the COPs would be easier because you could secure it to the bar, but then it looks oogly. When I built my harness I used the connector kits from Ballenger and I'm hoping the little wire seals give enough of a strain relief effect that it won't be a big deal.

I'm just rambling here, hopefully it holds up and that this is the worst you have to deal with this weekend. Good luck!
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:40 PM   #2307
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I wouldn't worry with a well built harness. Looking at it it was bound to fail. It was a hard solder joint with almost no room for flex. With a well crimped connection with room to flex you would be fine.
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Need to torque my wheels and then go bed in the dtc-60s.
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Holy ******* initial bite. Locked up on accident first hard stop.
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Holy ******* initial bite. Locked up on accident first hard stop.
Dtc60s are nuts. Make sure you wash the wheels before it rains on the car after using them.

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Lol at dtc-60s being good. Maybe if you like buying pads every track day?
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Yank gets em cheap for me. They work for now.
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<br />2:24 fastest lap over the top of turn 5. I was really slow.
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<br />Omgilovethe6speed. What felt hard to get to in the street is so much more precise on the track.
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Advice on tire pressures for star spec z1s?
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All of it, of course.
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Holy ******* initial bite. Locked up on accident first hard stop.
</p><p>I almost ran a stop sign and T-boned a golf cart the first time I stopped when I put my HPSs back on. Required SO MUCH break pedal effort compared to the DTC60s.</p>
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2:22.8 fastest.
<br />2:19 optimal.
<br />When I came off they were 38psi hot and they felt greasy. Greasier than the morning when they were 42 hot. Going to leave then for a session, it might just be the faster times.
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So this happened.
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<br />Then this happened
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<br />Did a session NA. Boring!
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Did 6 sessions. Car is awesome. Skipping the last optional one because I'm out if gas.
<br />Did a 40 minute straight session no hiccups. I love it.
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Damn. 40 mins of lapping
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20 minutes. Drop off passenger, grid up, 20 more minutes. Didn't even shut off the engine.
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