Friday, June 10, 2011

New Setup

Well after our weekend at Gingerman, we put a lot of though into where we could save a few mod points. After reading through the TT rule book a few times, and doing a few calculations, we found a new winning recipe. Our big points saver was from our suspension. According to NASA TT rules, inverted monotube struts/shocks, and struts/shocks with a piston diameter greater than 39mm take additional points. Well our suspension fit right in with that description. Now even though we were happy with how our current suspension was performing, it needed to be replaced for us to be allowed to run r-comp tires. So, we gave BC Racing Suspension (the brand of our current coilovers) a call to see if they could help us out. They gave us some recommendations, and set us up with a new set of non-inverted monotube struts and springs with custom valving and spring rates suited to our car's configuration. Now with the new suspension on the way, and our mod points in check, we ordered up some new tires; a fresh set of Hoosier R6's.

There's some work that needs to be done to get the car prepared for the next upcoming event, but it's going to be a fun one!

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