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Old 04-03-2017, 01:23 PM   #1101
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Ok, was trying to wait till I picked it up but I cant. Body shop just sent me some pictures. Here's a teaser for now, I'll get more when she's home.



I will say, after flare purchase price and install, this is the single most expensive thing I've done to the car aside from the coilovers.
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:49 PM   #1102
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Looking great! Unfortunately its not a good angle to really show of the awesomeness.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:27 PM   #1103
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my vote goes for leaving the CF raw! #racecar
Looks good man!!

BTW I use Rhino Ramps that I bought at my local Autozone/Orileys and then I went to Home Depot and bought a 2x8 that I cut to stick out ~`foot in front of the ramps so I can get up without scraping (I also added a small "block" at the back to keep the rhino ramps in place).
I even took a can of plastidip and sprayed the top and bottom for a little bit of extra grip.

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Old 04-03-2017, 09:11 PM   #1104
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Too dark to get anything good, got one good teaser till daytime tomorrow. Dear lord and all that is holy does it need to come way down lol. I can safely run 2" lower than where it's at now. Ride hight will be determined by splitter to road hight and the corner balance. Just have to finish up the rear spindle and camber/toe arms.

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Old 04-03-2017, 10:40 PM   #1105
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If you drop it 2", will you have to raise the steering rack?
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:05 PM   #1106
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2" lower. Here i am thinking about raising the car another inch

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Old 04-03-2017, 11:38 PM   #1107
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That rub strip really needs to go.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:06 AM   #1108
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If you drop it 2", will you have to raise the steering rack?
There's no way in hell I'd ever go that low lol, was just stating how much room I have now. Will probably go 1" and see where the splitter sits. I'll dial it in from there and then have CPT do the final adjustment with the corner balance. Remember I'm at near stock ride hight right now, literally as high as the Eibachs would allow. I'm changing and have changed every suspension component on the car so the alignment is wack right now. There's a lot of dialing in to do but I won't go low enough I'll have to worry about changing the steering rack or axle slapping frame issues.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:09 AM   #1109
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That rub strip really needs to go.
Lol, I love how much that bugs you. I'll get it off in due time, just not on the top of the priority list. Especially since it involves bondo and repainting. It's and expensive little thing to remove and the fun fund is pretty much tapped.
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:29 AM   #1110
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Project racecar. Build #1

Won't lowering the car too much affect the actual suspension geometry that was intended? I realize your car does not have OEM (to the car) control arms or spindles, but isn't that still something to factor in?
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:45 AM   #1111
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Won't lowering the car too much affect the actual suspension geometry that was intended? I realize your car does not have OEM (to the car) control arms or spindles, but isn't that still something to factor in?
Absolutely, too low throws roll center way off. Final ride hight will be determined by corner balance. That's also why I have camber and toe arms and am getting camber plates. I can go lower and correct roll center up to a certain degree.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:25 AM   #1112
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Don't lower it based of splitter height, lower off of the control arm geometry.
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:14 AM   #1113
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Don't lower it based of splitter height, lower off of the control arm geometry.
Oh I'll make sure geometry is correct. The shop thats doing the corner balance specializes in racecars so they know what they're doing. I'll leave that aspect of the build to the guys that do it every day.

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Old 04-04-2017, 11:01 AM   #1114
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:55 AM   #1115
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You pet for work? I'm so jealous...
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:03 PM   #1116
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:02 PM   #1117
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There's no way in hell I'd ever go that low lol, was just stating how much room I have now. Will probably go 1" and see where the splitter sits. There's a lot of dialing in to do but I won't go low enough I'll have to worry about changing the steering rack or axle slapping frame issues.
I've generally been told to watch the axles - avoid excessive angles. And per comments earlier in the thread, really low cars are a pain to get on the trailer, especially with $1000 carbon splitters poking out there looking for something to catch on --- not to mention that occasional (inevitable) trip into the gravel trap.

If a race shop is doing your corner balancing, insist they put your equal weight in the drivers seat - or sit in there yourself, if they will let you. And have the battery & average fuel load on-board.

Also remember you can't easily change between older full race (bias ply) tires and radials without camber changes. So best to pick the tire you intend to run, and research their camber & toe settings before going to the alignment shop. And have the tires aired up to their expected hot running pressures.

Being able to do corner balance and alignment at home is nice, but pretty difficult unless you have access to a drive-on rack. Scales, turn plates, and a set of strings are affordable (even better if costs are shared with others), but impracticable unless you can get under the car to make the necessary adjustments.

Check out Road America or Blackhawk events sponsored by the Milwaukee region car clubs (all on MotorsportReg.org). Audi, BMW, and Porsche clubs all have RA dates, and BMW has two event days at Blackhawk. Good people and all do great Novice training (you mentioned your wife is new to track events). But don't wait too long, the Novice groups tend to fill up first and earlier over the past 2 years. PM me if you need more specifics.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:13 PM   #1118
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The doors definitely look better with the fenders on now, you've got a solid black-and-white theme going there

How's the fitment on your driver's seat? I'm having an issue with my seat being too high on the Sparco base and rails. My mechanic's fabricating custom side mounts to get it lower and we're ditching the rails. I was so high in the car my helmet would have touched the roof
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:26 PM   #1119
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I'm having an issue with my seat being too high on the Sparco base and rails. My mechanic's fabricating custom side mounts to get it lower and we're ditching the rails. I was so high in the car my helmet would have touched the roof
I feel your pain. I'm about 6'2" and don't fit very well in many cars - especially with a cage. For my old Scirocco, I just got a cheap Kirkey aluminum seat and bolted it directly to the floor. Works great for me (sits really low), but not so good for anyone else trying to drive it. Would be nice to have adjustments, I suppose. Maybe next time I build a car .....
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Old 04-05-2017, 10:12 AM   #1121
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The doors definitely look better with the fenders on now, you've got a solid black-and-white theme going there

How's the fitment on your driver's seat? I'm having an issue with my seat being too high on the Sparco base and rails. My mechanic's fabricating custom side mounts to get it lower and we're ditching the rails. I was so high in the car my helmet would have touched the roof
Oh yeah, I wasn't too big on the doors before the flares went on. Now the flares are on I actually really dig the look, just need the hood and hatch now. Won't do the hatch till I have a wing sorted and on the car (don't need any less weight in the rear).

I'm running a fixed position base plate for the seat now and it's perfect. However, my wife can barely reach the pedals so we just ordered a new Wedge base plate and double locking sliders so I'll let you know how it is with that installed. Is your seat on the lowest position in the side brackets?

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Old 04-05-2017, 10:14 AM   #1122
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What's your plan for wheels?
Sticking with the Rotas, they are the right specs I want to run and crazy light. Don't have any plans of switching those up for a while.
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