It's been a while since last post... Next race is in 9 days, so decided to sum up where we are to put thoughts together.
Couldn't manage get some time to work on the cars, but got some parts ordered and delivered.
Now basically I have everything to swap brembos in, but still waiting for flare tool and other supplies to make custom brake hard lines. Wilwood proportioning valve arrived along with remote knob kit. In fact these parts are not supposed to work together, but i've seen it was done before, so I hope I'll get functional remote brake bias control. Also I got 1600 psi pressure sensor to have brakinkg force in logs rather than just on/off value.
I decided to not spend more money on suspension and just swapped whiteline roll center adjustment kit from black car. It doesn't need it with stock ride height anyway. will also try to rotate mounting brackets on front arms rear bushes aka free caster mod. Need to finish with rear arms swap, will try to remove adjustable arms from the black car on this weekend. Kind of dropped the idea to remove rear arms from the white car myself, bolts are just dead stuck. Hope that I will be able to remove arms from black car though and hand the car to some shop next week. Rear coilovers are rebuild and ready to be installed, so at this point I think my suspension will be finished.
Power and weight.
Patch harness is arrived. Now I can start merging 3-plug ECU and 4-plug harness to work together. Still need to pick up my old engine from mechanic to get turbo, injectors and other bits inspected, cleaned and tested. Then fun part will begin.
Got myself a bucket seat. Old steel framed sparco model with one nasty hole on the side
It came with modified rail and it's nice that it will fit bolt-on, although i don't like the way it's done. Anyway, gave it a good clean, will do for now. Also with the seat I got rear trunk with V3 spoiler and fog light covers fro the front bumper (weight reduction begins!
). Decided to not use spoiler though - it weights too much to justify the installation, in fact I don't believe that any legal areo mods will help in my class at my speeds.
Talking about the weight I was kind of shocked when I saw brembo brake disks in person. They are really huge comparing with my current ones. I think it will have big impact on acceleration since they all are rotating masses that need to be accelerated each time. So It would be fun to see wether increase in braking perceision and performance can overcome increase in weight and rotating masses and will i manage to improve track time with brembo mod on it's own.
It's not necessary to participate in whole event to find out that though, so I'm not sure if it's worth going to the next event. Even if I manage to get brakes done, without power and weight reduction there's not much sense wasting tyres and time spending whole day on the track to have only two race sessions... So I think I'll opt for dropping next event, finishing brakes and suspension in their planned configuration without a hurry and then testing car when it'll be ready.