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post Jul 2, 2019 - 1:08 AM
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Not going to lie was a little heartbroken when the forums went down for a couple day's lol
post Jul 2, 2019 - 9:51 AM
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Little bitty update. Just waiting around until the next trackday the end of this month.
The pic above is from my previous trackday at New Jersey Motorsport Park - Thunderbolt.
Was quite a quicker track than places I usually run and my brake pads took the brunt of that.
EBC Reds were obviously not the ideal pad and due to the track design the front drivers side took a beating and got pretty cooked.
Next up on the docket is Carbotech XP10 and XP8 for the front and rear, respectively.
Possibly some backup front rotors and more looking into a potential ECU upgrade, likely later in the year. For now everything keeps holding together

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post Jul 2, 2019 - 2:52 PM
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Mike you ever thought about adding a spoiler to help w/ downforce?
post Jul 2, 2019 - 6:57 PM
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Ooooh, that sunset though.


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post Jul 3, 2019 - 12:42 PM
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QUOTE (TimeslideZ @ Jul 2, 2019 - 3:52 PM) *
Mike you ever thought about adding a spoiler to help w/ downforce?

I have. But as I dont really want that much rear downforce. I was going to go with a diffuser instead which has much less drag (but also creates much less downforce)

A front splitter is coming way before any of that stuff does


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post Aug 30, 2019 - 8:16 AM
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after 4 years post-swap I finally experienced some BEAMS drama.

Started the car one morning and was getting unusual backfiring at idle. Drove the car to work and smelled something burning. Checked the engine in the afternoon after work and found the COP was wasted. Wasted spark. Luckily the valve cover...cover was on because it definitely extinguished whatever fire started.

After examining and looking back on the swap the NO.4 spark plug ejected from the hole up into the COP. This was the same plug that I had trouble with when I swapped and removed the head to reverse tap it. I suppose I was on borrowed time from that point. Im glad it didnt happen at the track or far from home.

I bought a pricey timesert kit and repaired that problem and now its running SO much better. I figure ive been losing compression on the cylinder for a long while.

Here are some pics





couldnt tell if this was oil from through the valve cover seal or if it was some other fluid, I wasnt sure if the fire melted the seal but so far after its been fixed I have no problems


got a cheap endoscope to check the cylinder well, monitor the depth of the timesert tapping and picking up alum shavings


Timesert in! The kit is ALMOST worth all the money it costs. It seems a whole lot better than the Helicoil kit.




This weekend I have to inspect some odd noises coming from the hub area that happen under hard turns.
One thing thats getting done is the addition of some Verus Eng. Pancake ducts. My current setup was okay, but the hose is binding on the coilovers at full lock. This will add a static point behind the coilover and the only compression and expansion of the ducting will happen in one small section



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post Aug 30, 2019 - 2:13 PM
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Jeez that's nasty, thankfully that's all that happened and it's up and running again.


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post Sep 3, 2019 - 7:22 AM
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I'm stoked to see the new setup with the ducts!


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