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Old 08-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Still working on BS prep...

As of now, I have had several events trying to get back into this after being out of this since 2006 and things are still moving in the right direction. So far the only mod on the car is Whiteline front sway bar set at full stiff and it is a great improvement. Definitely less sway in the front and there is no sign of any push on the car. As a matter of fact, things are still too loose and I like loose cars! What you actually see is that rear end is a bit more planted and it doesn't move as much as before.

Now, we had a BMW Boston Chapter school yesterday and I got a chance to do a few runs. The biggest thing was that tire pressures that I was using on stock size rims and 285s were way too low and tire was rolling over to touch the "H" in Hoosier written on the side, which can not be good! If it was "K" in Kumho...

Pressures I was using were 30 lb all around and after that pressure went up to 36 in the front and 34 in the rear! Also, my gauge was reading 1 lb less then the friends of the same kind, so one of them is probably wrong!

The next run brought back looseness in the rear like I used to have with street tires, but front end was sticking much better! Dropped 3 more psi-s from the rear to 31 and did another run! Results were very nice! No more rolling in the front and car was a bit quicker in response. It definitely felt faster and with proper timing I am sure it will be shown in times as well.

I had only one correct reading on the time display, but I went too hot in a section that was completely avoided so workers didn't have to clean too many cones unnecessarily. All other times were either not there or some wrong number which would even put novice drivers to the shame!

But, friend of mine drove the car for couple runs and he got withing 1.5 sec of his best time in his car. Since he has a great chance of winning Nationals in ESP in a few weeks in that particular car, that is pretty close to the times my car needs to run.

Overall, with extra tire pressures, car can be thrown around in much more aggressive way compare to before. That was probably another reason why my times so far were not where they needed to be, since I forgot that car can be pushed that hard. So, a very nice wake-up call for me too!!

Car is running 2 degrees in the front but just 1 in the back. Since rear end is still looser then I think it should be, extra camber might help, so 1.5 will probably get there in near future. Other than that, I think the only thing that is left is $hocks...

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