Boone's BBB '05 GT Optima & CAM Build

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  1. Boone

    Boone TMO Intermediate

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    Weekend auto-x at Zmax in Concord, NC.



    Some stiff competition (including Ryan Mathews for you Optima fans) landed me in P5 of 15 cars. My car and I really need to loose weight to be competitive. I have decisions to make.

    As always... feedback is appreciated. I've only been doing autocross for 1 year. Still lots to learn.
     
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  2. Roy Lowder

    Roy Lowder TMO Beginner

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    Boone, saw your beautiful car at Zmax! I was running Cam C also in the Blue 2014 GT. My second event in the mustang, autocrossed a Subaru for a while. I will introduce myself next time.
     
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  3. Boone

    Boone TMO Intermediate

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    I shall be humbled to meet you. Especially since you were P4 to my P5. ;) I run with Triad the majority of the time, but I'm going to eventually do more with CCR since they run more on Saturday, and that fits in better with my wife's work schedule.
     
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    Boone TMO Intermediate

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    Winter projects coming up since the auto-x season just ended. Suggestions on the following:

    Rear LCA rolo brackets. Don't mind welding on.

    Seats for 6'-3" / 250# / 38" waist. (No relationship offers please. This is not a personal add.) Wants: submarine belt slot, fixed back, street car convenience, stock 3-point belt compatible.

    Thanks in advance.


    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
  5. Grant 302

    Grant 302 OPM Spent: $328,347 Moderator

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    Personally, I don't think the brands matter. But get ones that have the adjustment point(s) you want for your ride height. For example, I think the FR ones have a -2" and -3". Whiteline has a -4".
     
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    Boone TMO Intermediate

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    Where did the winter go. I really need to start working on my car sooner. Leak from the lower radiator hose clamp, diff is leaking, battery needs a better hold down to pass tech.

    Ended up second in CAM to another Mustang. Guess I shouldn't be too upset, and he is a good guy.
     
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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    Nice, congrats!
     
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    Roy Lowder TMO Beginner

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    Are you going to Zmax on 3/3/18 event 1 of the new season?
     
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    Boone TMO Intermediate

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    I'm not signed up at this time, but I think that's a splendid idea. I'm heading up to VIR to run the Grand Course on 1/24 and the Full Course on 1/25, so if all goes well and the weather forecast doesn't suck, I'll sign up for Zmax and start getting some more Saturday parking lot races in.
     
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    Boone TMO Intermediate

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    I have been informed the in-laws will be in town this weekend. No AutoX this weekend for me. I'm not feeling sorry for myself, though. VIR this past weekend was successful, and I managed to get promoted to Solo drive group after only my 5th HPDE. I still feel like I suck, but I never left the track, and I never got passed unless I was cooling down the tires. Video of the amazing VIR Grand:

     
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    ChrisM No bad days.

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    Do what I did one time and make them come with you...in the rain...two hours away. I had fun and they learned not to make me choose between the two.
     
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    Chris, Your In-laws are still deciding whether to invest in a track car to share your fun or just plan to visit at Christmas.............when they hope all tracks are closed............:D
     
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    Boone TMO Intermediate

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    It's not the in-laws that worry me. It's their daughter. If Mamma ain't happy... ain't nobody happy. :(
     
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    You gotta keep that mama happy at ALL costs...A happy wife is a happy life and vice versa!!!
     
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