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Old 05-07-2011, 11:46 AM   #16
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The biggest thing for me is the safety equipment. I now have a Sparco 3 layer suit with shoes, Hans, Nomax underware, 5 nozzle fire system, 6 point roll cage, and a master kill switch. I'm running V710's with a very aggressive alignment and a very tired LS1. That's it!

All this safety equipment is killing me Now I can start thinking about that new LS6 crate motor





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OK here comes the broken record... Driver training...Driver training...Driver training...Driver training...Driver training...

If you don't know what the car is doing how can you tell what needs fixed. Or you could do what the losers do and throw lots of money at it and then blame your mechanic when you come in last...
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But it doesnt hurt to have proper speed rated tires and some good brake fluid before you first go out
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'69 Vette- T56, Drysump'd 427SBC, 12pt chromo cage, RSRT front frame clip, custom C4 rear suspension, Teves MK60 ABS, lots of weight reduction. Drive it to the road course, beat on it and drive it home.

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wasn't asking so much for my own use, but just to satisfy curiosity. Ivan's point about driver training is very valid. Just curious what mods make the most difference for the guys that want a little more than the stock car offers.
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The biggest thing for me is the safety equipment. I now have a Sparco 3 layer suit with shoes, Hans, Nomax underware, 5 nozzle fire system, 6 point roll cage, and a master kill switch. I'm running V710's with a very aggressive alignment and a very tired LS1. That's it!

All this safety equipment is killing me Now I can start thinking about that new LS6 crate motor


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and I bet you run circles around guys out there with more performance mods and less seat time.
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OH by the way did I mention that its all in the suspension...
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Since you still spend a lot of time on the street did you go with a pretty aggressive bar package or just a step up from stock? Adjustable shocks or just a better brand?
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Since you still spend a lot of time on the street did you go with a pretty aggressive bar package or just a step up from stock? Adjustable shocks or just a better brand?
I went with the PFADT Fatty Sways. Settings started with PFADT recomendation for road racing.

I went with Koni adjustable shocks from LPE.

The settings started with the LPE street settings they developed for the Lingenfelter Commemorative C6 Twin Turbo. They immediately eliminated wheel hop. Luckily John Page is a member at Motorsports Ranch in Cressin. We tuned the shock settings on weekday track sessions. That was the PITA portion of this mod. The Konis are hard to adjust and some adjustments required unbolting the shocks to adjust. I run a softer front and firmer rear compression settings. The Koni web site has great adjustment advice to accomplish specific improvements in understeer, overstear etc.
If I was doing the same mods today I would go with the PFADT adjustable shock for ease of adjustment. Unfortunately the PFADT shocks were not available when I did my suspension mods.


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Best Track Day mod has been instruction and training
Followed by Ultrashield seats and harnesses
Next up is Carbotech pads

Tires will be on their way soon as the 4th best improvement.
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:16 AM   #26
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in order of "importance"

1. upgrade brake fluid
2. upgrade brake pads
3. brake rotor cooling ducts/stainless brake lines
4. 5 point harness
5. slicks
6. intake/exhaust/dyno tune
I agree with this. Brakes are by far the most important and first thing that should be upgraded. Tires second. After that it depends on driving style, and your personal car's properties.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #27
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I bought a set of Angel Pads. Now I can use my steering wheel to position the car instead of as a device to hold myself in the damn seat!
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After this weekend racing around in a fire suit and balaclava. Two words come to mind..... Cool Suit.





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that thought crossed my mind as I was reading your posts about how many layers you would be wearing
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