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Old 02-03-2014, 08:37 PM   #41
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We are into function. Many here are engineers and fabricators. A large number of us track our cars regularly on real racetracks. Some race competitively, and some just like passing Corvettes on the track to humiliate them for sport. We don't just want to be quick for 15 seconds on the street or be cute for the other little boys at the shopping center parking lot, but quick and reliable for 20 minutes at full throttle. I want brakes that can handle 50mph-130-50-130-50mph for 40 minutes straight without failing. We are into shocks and springs that can handle R-compound tires or slicks and soak up clipping the curbing on the apex of a corner at 70mph without unsettling the car. We are into doubling or tripling the stock horsepower repeatably without breaking our cars. If you want to be faster, better, and smarter, come with us.



Start your journey at the sticky thread "DIY FAQ All your answers in one big post."
I'm quoting this just in case OP misses it on the last page, he has a chance to read it again.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:11 PM   #42
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We are into function. Many here are engineers and fabricators. A large number of us track our cars regularly on real racetracks. Some race competitively, and some just like passing Corvettes on the track to humiliate them for sport. We don't just want to be quick for 15 seconds on the street or be cute for the other little boys at the shopping center parking lot, but quick and reliable for 20 minutes at full throttle. I want brakes that can handle 50mph-130-50-130-50mph for 40 minutes straight without failing. We are into shocks and springs that can handle R-compound tires or slicks and soak up clipping the curbing on the apex of a corner at 70mph without unsettling the car. We are into doubling or tripling the stock horsepower repeatably without breaking our cars. If you want to be faster, better, and smarter, come with us.



Start your journey at the sticky thread "DIY FAQ All your answers in one big
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I'm humbled that I'm even allowed to participate in such a focused ethos of car building. I dunno what the next step is but I'm sure ill find it within the forums.

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Old 02-04-2014, 09:51 AM   #44
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Don't get me wrong, we like to play and joke around on this forum quite a bit, but we take the performance aspect very seriously.




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Don't get me wrong, we like to play and joke around on this forum quite a bit, but we take the performance aspect very seriously.
I don't get it. So do we like stance, or....?
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No fun, too much traffic.
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No fun, not enough boost.
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not enough stance
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2/10 WOULD NOT BANG
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That's amazing...I'd love to do that!!!
It's comical, as it looks like playing a game of grand turismo in real life.
God I want that....
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Serious props to that guy though, no aero and catching purpose built race cars with full aero.
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That looks wicked fun.
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I dunno what the next step is but I'm sure ill find it within the forums.
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some VW dbag would give you good money for those wheels. So you could sell your wheels and your shitty coilovers, and with the money buy some TR wheels and some Bilstein shocks and add an ebay coilover sleeve kit. All of sudden your car becomes 100x better and you can actually drive over speed bumps.

That would be a good first step, and within your budget...
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So this thread has been dead since last fall -winter but Im here with a good explanation for that. I'm a dumbass. After really learning to drive the car throughout the last year and realizing "HellaSlammed" was dumb. I will say it looks good slammed but i like to drive to much. So i raised the car.





Recently i decided to stop being lazy and do some little things to the car to make it at least a little bit better and for the most part free or cheap.

When i first put the bride seat in the car i missed the speaker behind the head quite a bit being a daily driver so i did what i could to make a sturdy speaker holding setup





So for whatever reason the plastic in my dash is super brittle and one day when i was messing underneath the dash this piece broke off.





Well to fix it i went to harbor freight and picked up a cheap plastic welder.
Came out looking like a taco bell feast but its solid and out of the way.




Got the panel back in the car. I've been putting this off for 5 months now. No idea why it took 40 minutes .



So when i bought the car it had a softtop delete. Weight reduction? yes. Stupid in the summer? yes. So back in April i went down to nyc:longisland to grab a whole assembly with softop for a whopping 200$.
Reason why it was 200$ was that it had 2 rips. One in the window and another on the side. So once again, the idea is cheap and accessible. It works and it was less than 5$. It may not look the best but it was easy. I sewed the two sides shut with a needle and fishing line, tied it off and siliconed the **** out it both sides.

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Side:


Did a Radar wiring tuck cause wires in my face pisses me off.







Its the summer and having the hardtop on the car most days would be equivalent to driving a toaster so i built a Basic lean-to holder for safe and easy storage.





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Ive actually started a full time job, so hopefully i can get the go fast bits on the way soon. Thanks for reading.
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OP: Lives in NY, hates summers, removes hardtop

Me: Swims in TX year long summer heat, thinking about removing A/C completely, longs for a hard top ~Different worlds.
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Random update. Back in january i found a vintage 1950 bishman electric/pnuematic tire changer. The thing was covered in an inch of ****. It took 2 days to wirewheel and clean the **** out this thing. Full reservice and greasing.



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Did you sell your wheels and buy newer, cheaper ones and then use the left over money to buy a proper suspension?

NO?

Why not?
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Did you sell your wheels and buy newer, cheaper ones and then use the left over money to buy a proper suspension?

NO?

Why not?
Im currently still reseaching what suspension setup i want to run so no rush in getting rid of the rims. I have the money but id like to spend some more time reading.
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Has "racthet" sticker on set.


Looses all credit. QCB needs activation.
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