Well you're in luck, guess who has another TMO sticker in their possession?I'm only 2 seconds behind his 1:51 so that i can get a better view of that TMO sticker.
It was great seeing you out there and getting to chat, Tom.
It's like a vacation from the madness in the world, a welcome one.
Congrats!Had so much fun with American Muscle Cup on Halloween that I decided to run their 5th and final round for 2020 at Big Willow this last weekend. I really enjoy the added level of competition the series adds, while still functioning like a normal HPDE day where you have multiple sessions to focus on seat time and driver mod.
My PB at Big Willow was 1:32.4, set on Halloween and good for P3 in Modified. (Awarded P2 day of event, but changed to P3 because of an error in registration for the real P1 driver.) That event was run on BF Goodrich Rival S 1.5, 315/30-18. With both cars ahead of me on 100TW tires, stickier rubber was in order to try and close the gap.
I scored a great deal on a set of 305/30-19 Goodyear Supercar 3R’s - 20% off, and the Goodyear Sprinter van delivered and installed them in my driveway!! With all of the buzz about these tires, and witnessing their fast times this year on other cars, I couldn’t pass up the deal. So do they live up the hype?? Well, I dropped 2 seconds from previous PB, down to a 1:30.8! Should have been faster, but a bit of a learning curve with this tire as I kept inching up to the limit. By the afternoon, I was surprised by how far out those limits really go, realizing I could have pushed them harder in the morning sessions before the track heated up. The biggest difference from the Rival S to the 3R’s is the itintial steering response. The 3R’s are immediate, where the BFG’s are more neutral on turn in. The 3R’s had less tread new than tires that I’ve corded in the past, so I expect a short life cycle. Even with the $350/tire normal price, they won’t be my normal track day tire.
The 1:30 was good for P1 in Modified, which was a great way to close out the year! Looking forward to taking these 3R’s to Auto Club Speedway in January to see if the 40’s club is in the cards!
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Just for clarity, are you suggesting a thinner pinion shim - which would match the 2nd example? Or moving the ring gear from right to left and increasing backlash?I'd say the ring gear needs to be pulled away from the pinion a couple thou.
Great question. I installed .0475” based on measurements with Ratech pinion depth tool. The shims on the pinion that I removed were .0335”, and I assume these to be the factory ones that were installed on the original 3.31 gear set and were just swapped over to the FP 4.10’s.just for fun, what pinion shim are you running?
because an .020 with Ford gears will get you right in the ballpark first try, normally.