Oh and everyone should duct their radiator. Yesterday wasn’t that hot so we’ll see if it’s enough when it’s warmer, but ducting dropped peak CHT by 20-30* in most circumstances. Max oil temp was 20* lower as well.
At the beginning of a straight it was fun to watch the CHT drop as I hammered on it and the car gained speed. After seeing how temps behaved the first two sessions I didn’t need to pay any attention any longer. Which was great as the rest of the day was the first time I was able to push as hard as I wanted and not always be watching temps.
I wonder how different my "grille delete" front would behave temp wise vs stock grille, vs ducted stock, etc. Just wondering out loud. Your car is coming along real nice scoots.Got the splitter buttoned up, looking forward to trying it out this weekend. I have spats to install as well but ran out of time. Will also add diffusers now that the splitter is made and I can measure to see how big I can go with them.
Also ducted the radiator and intercooler, curious to see how temps are.
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Highly recommend getting stickier tires before anything else. I'm still relatively new to this as well but when I switched from S007A tires to Supercar 3's, it made a MASSIVE difference; more so than I was expecting. Tires are the performance king of go-fast upgrades.I’m still on 340TW 275 Indy 500 tires
Highly recommend getting stickier tires before anything else. I'm still relatively new to this as well but when I switched from S007A tires to Supercar 3's, it made a MASSIVE difference; more so than I was expecting. Tires are the performance king of go-fast upgrades.
Hey Bob. I’ve got a lot to learn driving and I’m still on 340TW 275 Indy 500 tires and ran a 1:49.3 yesterday. Dunno how that compares to a GT, especially since most times I see in the list here are on good tires. Bars are OEM GT350 front and oem PP rear bar. Balance feels great to me, think I just need a bit of downforce out back.
I know you were having a lot of trouble killing tires. Now that you might have a handle on it what do you think the bigger contributors were?
Absolutely can’t wait! Tires are everything. Ordered some Apex 18x11 with NT01’s on Black Friday and waiting patiently for their arrival.
If you need the hot OP 25mm front spacers I have them. I had to go bigger on spacers to dial in more camber because the roll center correction arms steal camber. I'm pretty low now. I have to drive on 2x4 to get my jack under. NT is a good tire as are the new crop of 200twr tires. I would use the cheapest of those and just spend time on driver development.