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My slow seat time car.

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Updated as of 9/21/22

Here’s my slow seat time car for doing HPDE events and Time Attack. Mind you I DO NOT daily drive this car I may drive it every now and than to work but that's maybe a handful of times a year. It has basic suspension and engine mods, not looking to make any real power just a reliable weekend warrior. Its definitely a 20 footer car, looks good from 20 feet but anything up close you can see alot of dings, dents and overall wear and tare on this car. The car has been through hell and back and now is going through hell again. waiting to blow up the motor to do a swap. all mods were done by me.

Car weight as of 9-9-2022:
3100 with me and full tank
2960 without me

Engine management:
Haltech Elite 2500 ECU installed and running as of 9-7-22 running on speed density.

189K miles original engine
6G74 Intake Manifold
Custom AEM Intake
RPW long tube headers
Ebay N1 style Cat-back
Flowmaster muffler in place of my Catalytic converter.
Mishimoto aluminum Radiator
Battery relocated to the trunk
Engine fuse box relocated to trunk
All emissions deleted
All 4 boosted fabrications motor mounts
Vibrant oil catch can
3000GT fuel rail

Brakes and Suspension:
BC Racing BR coilovers 10KG front 6kg rear (these are default spring rates)
ST Rear sway bar
DC Sports rear strut bar
Front Evo Brembo calipers
Stoptech Evo slotted front rotors
Hawk DTC 60 front brake pads
Dynamic Friction rear race pads
SS brake lines

Ebay Depo style headlights
Certifit front bumper
AVID1 AV6 17x8 +35
235/45/17 Falken RT 660s
10mm front wheel spacers needed to clear the front brembos.
15mm rear wheel spacers
Trackspec hood vents

FIA rated NRG driver seat
Impact racing 6 point harness drivers side
Regular NRG passenger seat
NRG 5 point harness passenger side
NRG Seat Brackets
Autopower roll bar
NRG steering wheel and quick release
IRP EVO8 Shifter

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Woah car looks and sounds great, not sure how I missed this build! How much difference does that heat tape make on the intake temps?
Not terribly off from what I run in my Celica (little lighter so little softer), definitely has a propensity to neutralize understeer with the right sway bars and alignment but watch out for the rear wanting to come around if you're hard on brakes at the wrong part of a corner or lift off too much. Like I said, alignment is critical and you'll probably have to play with it some to see what suits you best.

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It's a hard act to balance making it fast as possible and making it possible to recover once shit goes sideways.

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After 9 months it’s here. Brand Spanking new Hytech long tube headers. I will say John at Hytech is a very skilled fabricator and a great person to work with. Communication was spot on always replied to my emails for updates and delivered an amazing product. I have to order some vibrant parts to fabricate the connection to the cat back which should be pretty easy depending on how much I wanna modify.

it’s going to start getting to crunch time as the first track night is May 5 then the weekend of June 9 is the first proving grounds at BIR. Still have a lot of parts coming in just need the weather to warm up a bit more . But race season it’s coming quick.
Hopefully that 90MM TB works out, that would be quite the pairing with those headers.
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I actually got around to taking out the TB, going to see what I need, I know I’ll have to make a custom cable bracket but not sure if it’ll go on this year. I got enough on my plate to just get ready for the season. Hoping this will be the first season with a reliable car to beat on.
Hahaha yeah. It's not fast if it can't finish a few laps. A blazing fast first lap followed by a DNF.

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Hey that's pretty exciting, good luck! I hope you do well and have some fun.
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