Originally Posted by dcamp2
has this car ever turned a lap on track?
I would do a few track days to shake things out before throwing away $5k on aero/suspension. You won't know if things are getting better until you have a baseline. Hope I don't come across as negative, but I think baseline and testing are important. Besides track days are fun even if your car is slow.
So real-talk, despite it's track-like parts pick, this is really a street car. I had visions of grandeur that I would track this, but it's just turned into a fun street car. My time is just too sparse to really invest the amount of time for track days, and I really don't want to half-*** a track day. This car has been exclusively a "teach myself how to [......]" build. First car build of any kind, first motor build, first experience with a turbo, first time tuning a car, etc. etc. I set out with a goal, research and learn the best I can, then go from there. There are certainly some contradictions in choices along the way, but that's just a process of learning.
I have the suspension in-hand, and most of that list already acquired. Due to my current living arrangement I only get garage time in chunks so I hoard parts then do phases of installs/configurations/tuning.
Taking trips to mexico I know my aero balance is off and need much
more front aero. Front end gets light 75mph+
My current suspension is blown and I looked at the pricing to rebuild along with downtime and wasn't thrilled vs the performance the Monoflex's are capable of. Xidas were the answer there.
I need to get over my fear of wiring / electrical hence myself acquiring projects to bolster that skill set. D585 coils, EBC, Methanol, etc. These are all both reliability modifications as well as exercises to better my planning and execution of wiring / tuning.
Just like working in the bike shop, I get great joy out of building things. More often then not I get more joy out of building my bikes than riding. This car is a similar reflection. It's an exercise in building, researching, gaining knowledge, and it's a damn hoot to drive too! I'll eventually make it out to a track. But I have enough respect for the track and those who drive it to realize I'm not ready.
May be a bit long-winded, but I feel like I may have needed to clear up my goals a bit. This is not a show car. Not a track car. Just a silly street car that I get great joy out of building. I'll end up on the track eventually, but in the mean time I'll just enjoy building it.
P.S. Freaking awesome hanging out with you aidandj