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    CelicaSupra.com Member SupraFiend's Avatar
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    Ha ha, Nice!

    Next time, more cool down laps, your rotors are glowing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraFiend View Post
    I don't often talk about future plans for my car, but I was forced to reveal my hand on this one

    Might want to follow this thread if you havn't been, its about to step outside of resto, and throughly into mod...

    https://www.celicasupra.com/forums/sh...400#post741400
    The majority of the chassis strengthening updates have been posted!

    https://www.celicasupra.com/forums/sh...272#post743272

    Let us know what you guys think (in that thread).
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    First time I've looked at your car thread. Looks awesome. I'm very jealous of those wheels.

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    Thanks Clay!

    Alright, its spring and its time to go racing! Got my car ready for the first autox of the season this last weekend. I've gotten severally sick of changing my tires at the venue. My race wheels have clearance problems due to my huge 40mm RCAs so I've had to run a complicated spacer setup to use them. Couple that with my suspension settings I have to change at the track (driving on the street with approx -5 deg of camber isn't great for tire wear) makes for needing alot of time before and after, so last year I ran on my new street tires. BFG GForce KDs on the front and some Kumho ASTs on the back. I was hoping the much wider AST would be able to keep up to the more aggressive KDs but they didn't, and the BFGs were a big step down from my old Toyo RA1 r compounds. My pace was off as much as 4 seconds a lap at some events last year, I felt like a newb, it sucked! So this year I decided to go back to my ancient RA1s (I bought them fairly well used like 7 years ago?). I figure I havn't been able to kill them on the track in that many seasons of autox (they're the road race compound) then I might as well just drive them on the street for the half an hour drive to the track. So I got them all rebalanced and switched to stick on weights. The clip on ones were interfering with my ball joints even with 2 8mm spacers per side so I was running a bolt on 25mm spacer last time I used them. However I have longer studs then stock so I had to use them with one of the 8mm spacers as well, not exactly an ideal arrangement. Now with the stick on weights 2 8mm spacers per side on the front did the trick and I was able to use the bolt on 25mm spacer on the rear to bring them out to match. Of course I have the longer studs on the rear too, so I decided to fix this problem for good...



    Clearanced the wheels them selves for the bit of the original studs that stick through the spacers, problem solved and my wheels are lighter now! Here's the new stance with the race wheels (which are in desparate need of a refinish, but thats uber low on the priorty list)...



    Visible in that pic is my one winter mod, Aerocatch hood latchs. And the install isn't totaly done yet, still finishing off the brackets though they are properly installed right now with the initial set I made. I'll post more on them later when they're all done. But they rock, and my hood is rock solid at speed now.

    So something amazing happened this last fall\winter, something I figured was never going to happen. They doubled our autox pad at the new venue in Pitt Meadows! We've been autoxing on a 250 foot by 1000foot pad since we moved there a few years ago (by moved I mean all the car clubs including the RCMP were kicked out of the last venue). The plan was always to pave it in 2 sections, finishing with a 500x1000 pad but then the economy tanked it seemed like a distant dream. Well it happened, and it freakin rocks!!



    The perspective in that pic doesn't show how big it is now, that dark section in the background is exactly the same size as the lighter section. Not only does this mean we can run longer courses, with higher speeds and more varied layouts, but it also means we get way more runs in now because we don't have any overlapping sections so we can run 3 to 4 cars at once on track. I did 15 runs with fun runs last sunday! Thats amazing, I've never had over 10 or 11 at any event before, and this was with 74 drivers! The venue's rental cost has doubled so the cost to autox has gone up to 50 bucks from 30, but its totaly worth it. Here's a shot someone got of me running...



    My RA1s are still sticking, they just won't die, my speed is back! FTD was a 43.4. My best offical run from the initial 8 was 49.45, a little off my usual pace on these tires. I got that time in the morning and couldn't seem to improve on it in the afternoon. But then we got 7 fun runs, all back to back and I was able to figure out where I was loosing time and got down to a 48.1! Not too bad, and I beat some pretty fast machinery including a new GTR (with my offical times). The grip on the new pad is pretty awesome, and all of those back to back runs put more heat into my tires then I've ever experienced before, crazy stick! Its going to be an awesome season. What a wicked day.

    One more shot before the trip home...


    Thanks for reading!
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    Awesome! Car looks great being put through the paces. Is it normal to mount that style hood latch so high up on the hood?

    -Mike

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    Normal? Not really, but I wasn't concerned with normal. The CFX hoods have metal hood latches that work like stock. Most people that run composite hoods with hood pins don't have latches. My problem was that the corners of the hood behind the headlights were lifting at speeds more then I liked. Also the hood had a slight bow to it and I wanted to suck it down a touch to get a perfect fitment, which I managed. I would have mounted them a bit more forward then I did but I was able to mount the pins and brackets in that location using all factory mounting holes. Which I'll cover in another post soon.
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    Cool, would love to see how they are fastened on the inside.

    -Mike

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    indeed! i remember long ago the fitment issues. I'd love to see the underside of that hood.

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    Well there isn't much for fitment issues but I did have some contact at one point due to my mk3 rad install, but I seem to have taken care of that with my body panel alignment I did before installing the aerocatch pins. I will post more on the latch install in the nearish future, still finishing up the brackets.
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    I've been considering those hood latches for awhile. A little afraid to cut holes in my hodd though.
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