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SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:45 pm

Off to the body shop.... Then Vipec, wilwoods, ast's, 17x8 on slicks and everything in between. Lets see if I can hit the track in April or May....

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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:27 pm

progress.... kinda
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby CMS-GT4 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:06 pm

How custom can you go on the suspension?
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby Shaggz00 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:39 pm

Looking forward to updates on this one!
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby RallyMax165 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:39 pm

Awesome. Excited to see because race car! I have a white 165 as well, that will probably see Solo, Rallycross, and some track days as well.
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:03 am

CMS-GT4 wrote:How custom can you go on the suspension?



coilovers, bushings are free, suspension pick up points can be moved upto 1 inch, sway bars... thats pretty much it. Nothing too crazy
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:45 pm

More progress
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:41 pm

More progress. Interior out, old cage cut out, prepping for new cage installation. Then test fit some wheels to see how much massaging the fenders need before she goes off to the body shop for a full rotisserie paint job....
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:44 pm

more pics.... any thoughts on wheels? Rules limit me to 17x8 and 245/40/17 tires..... i'm thinking 1552's RSL Tarmacs in white and black RPF1's....
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:35 pm

Pick up points can be move 1." So does that mean you can raise your strut towers 1"?
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:33 pm

CMS-GT4 wrote:Pick up points can be move 1." So does that mean you can raise your strut towers 1"?



FROM SCCA GCR STU RULE BOOK
3. Suspension mounting points above the upper line of the wheel rim
must be retained within a tolerance of 3.0 inches, however, the
body/frame around the pick-up points may be reinforced; this reinforcement
shall be limited to a radius of 6.0 inches. The 3.0 inch
tolerance applies to pick-up points on chassis only.
4. The spindle and/or outer joint on the a-arm and/or strut may be
moved to correct bump steer caused by changing the vehicle ride
height. These components are not limited to the 1.0 inch of movement
that applies to the suspension pick-up points located on the
chassis.
5. Alternate control arms permitted.


The way I interpret the rules, yes. However, obviously there are other things to consider, budget which is always limited and the fact that we still don't seem to have a real solution for the front geometry to limit bump steer and adjust the roll center which I think will only get worse if I raise the front strut tops, plus they'll be through the hood probably.... And i dont know how those big wheels and tires will be clearance wise with the inner wheel wells and fenders (which cant be modified except for rolling and must be oem material). I plan to use whats left of the upcoming season after the car is built as a test season. I will compete 100% percent but without expectation and look to make improvements throughout and over next winter. I'm trying to be realistic with the build and not pour money at it since I still dont know how competitive she'll actually be going against much more modern equipment and some unlimited budget builds... my goal is to qualify for the runoffs in Daytona this year and Mid-Ohio next year...

basic build specs... forged 2.0, mild cams, 3sg intake manifold, ATS billet/inconel ct26(clocked and with inlet restrictor), haltech w/anti-lag, AST coilovers, superpro bushings(spherical next year maybe), st205 rear brakes, Wilwood fronts, cusco rear diff, possible KAAZ shorter gears, possible KAPS sequntial shifter, Evo X front mount..... still trying to decide if a carbon driveshaft will be reliable through racing abuse and worth $1500.... thats basically it. Plenty of ancillary stuff and of course things are always subject to change. It's taken this long so i'm sure there are more delays and set backs to come....
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:29 pm

cage progressing nicely....
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby klue » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:55 pm

Nice beads! If you need any parts support let me know if you need anything

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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Mon Dec 22, 2014 12:08 pm

klue wrote:Nice beads! If you need any parts support let me know if you need anything

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I need everything, lol!

I will let you know though for sure. My main concern for next season is reliability and dialing the handling...
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Re: SCCA ST165 finally begins

Postby eric thompson » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:00 am

More progress...
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