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Bill Pemberton

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Are you near Halifax so you can run your car over at Atlantic Motorsports Park that is Northwest of the city? We have some folks from NS on here and plenty of Canadians from all over the Provinces. Welcome and feel free to ask members of TMO questions, we are a fun, friendly group though a few of us are certifiable !
 
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Are you near Halifax so you can run your car over at Atlantic Motorsports Park that is Northwest of the city? We have some folks from NS on here and plenty of Canadians from all over the Provinces. Welcome and feel free to ask members of TMO questions, we are a fun, friendly group though a few of us are certifiable !
That’s actually the only track I go to!
I ran my dads S197 there last season to get my lapping license

Cornerz a member of this group who you have apparently talked to before is actually my dad and if the one who suggested I join this forum
 
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Got the suspension (almost) all put on Sunday!
After waiting for my front struts on back order for what felt like years they finally came in. Full adjustable koni yellows matched with a set of Eibach sportline springs. With the springs and a pair of Eibach camber bolts I achieved 2.2-2.4 degrees of negative camber on the front which is exactly where I was hoping to be.
BMR control arm relocation brackets should be in by the end of the week so that will complete the set up.

unfortunately I forgot to measure the wheel gap before and after but Eibach says it should lower the front 1.2 inches and the rear 1.7 inches
 
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Got the suspension (almost) all put on Sunday!
After waiting for my front struts on back order for what felt like years they finally came in. Full adjustable koni yellows matched with a set of Eibach sportline springs. With the springs and a pair of Eibach camber bolts I achieved 2.2-2.4 degrees of negative camber on the front which is exactly where I was hoping to be.
BMR control arm relocation brackets should be in by the end of the week so that will complete the set up.

unfortunately I forgot to measure the wheel gap before and after but Eibach says it should lower the front 1.2 inches and the rear 1.7 inches
Eibach is pretty good about things, their measurements are prolly legit, and FWIW that's also what the Ford Racing springs are which might actually be made by Eibach.
 
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First autoX event in the books. Very happy with the Eibach Sportline springs and the koni adjustable. Have to make sure to reset the struts back to soft before driving home. (especially when the girlfriend has to pee)

New tires are definitely in order as my 7 year old Goodyear eagle F1 Supercars are not cutting it

been looking into a few different options
BFGoodrich G-Force Rival 1.5s (first choice)
Falken RT615K+ (second choice)
Falken RT660(third choice)
Kumho V730 (cheapest option)
The main reason I’m leaning toward the BFG is I recently started working for Michelin and will be able to get them cheap
 
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finally installed my exhaust today aswell as got my new (to me) temporary autocross and track tires mounted. Set of 265/35R18 Michelin pilot sport 4s which are definitely worn but for $100CAD I couldn’t say no
Even if they suck they can’t be worse then the 7 year old Goodyears…
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