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This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« on: February 25, 2012, 07:49:59 pm »
Hi,

I run in the Atlanta region SCCA solo 2.

http://www.soloatlanta.com/

I'm going to keep a history of my events and times in SMF.

Last year I took 2nd place in this class, but I'm shooting for 1st place this season.

I have a somewhat modified bseries swap with itb's in my 1991 si.

It made 190whp / 130tq the last time I dyno'd it.

I built the transmiss ion myself using ats 4.9 final drive, ats 1/3/4/5 close ratio gearset, and ats metal 1.5 way LSD.

The car weighed 2323lbs the last time I weighed it.

I'm going to also make at least one post per event to keep a running record of changes, trials and tribulati ons, etc.

I'm going to run the same setup as last year:

15x8 te37's +20 effective offset front on Hoosier r6 225/45/15, 35psi
15x7 5zigen N1R Beckett +40 offset rear on Hoosier r6 205/50/15, 33psi

Apex i n1 coilovers 99spec  (11k front / 16k rear):
Front dampers at 9 clicks from full stiff (1.5 turns)
Rear dampers at full soft

Front swaybar = stock si
Rear swaybar = suspensio n technique s on full stiff

Camber* -2.5 deg front, -1.9 rear

Toe* .01 front and .16 rear

Caster* +4deg

Ride height* 4.5" to front jacking points, 5" to rear.

This is with the jimfab bars shortened as much as possible while still retaining the jamb nuts.

And I'm using the stock upper A-arms on the correct sides.

* It bears mentionin g that my track is wider (front and rear) than stock depending on my wheel and tire setup.

Our first points event is tomorrow at Stone Mountain park.

I really wish I could get some new tires and upgrade to 15x9 or wider wheels, but I just don't have the funds.

I have a quaife equipped dx rack that I need to swap in, and I'd like to do some lightenin g of the chassis including removing the sunroof and possibly going with floating hat rotors along with forged aluminum calipers.

I was building a 95mm stroker dart block for this car, but the engine builder is increasin gly flakey.

I may switch to a roots blower setup if I can scrape the $ together.
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 12:51:18 pm »
I always wonder what happened to your motor build thread on H-T.


Is there a reason why you choose a Si sway bar over a HF?
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 09:11:17 pm »
The car came with the si swaybars, so I'm sticking with it unless I can get a hell of a deal on an hf front swaybar.
The car handles about how I want with this setup.

That does remind me tho - I want to put hf front and rear bumper bars to save weight.
And I can put a std passenger side mirror block off plate too.

The engine builder in question has my dart block, spare set of Toda itb's, spare b16 head, pro2 cams, and has been paid over $2700.  Now he's dodging my calls.

I'm going to have to bring a civil suit against him. :/

Pm me if you want more info.
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 09:43:24 pm »
Yesterday's event showed me how rusty I've gotten.

First run I overshot a corner at the back straight / slalom after going into 3rd gear and took out a bunch of cones.  67.177

Second run I put together a 64.987

Those two runs were with a passenger .

The 3rd run I ran a 73.229 because I stiffened the rear dampers by one full turn from full soft and got a little too loose and spun.

The fourth run I took too conservat ively because someone had wrecked right before I was supposed to go and I got spooked.  I left a lot of time on the course due to braking too early and taking several of the corners too slow.  65.923





I think I ended up in 4th place this event.

I also feel like my 5 year old r-comps just aren't grippy enough - especiall y with lower temps.  I couldn't seem to get enough heat in them.  (temps were mid 50's)

I def need some autox compounds in 275.  *sigh*
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 12:18:32 am »
I removed my sunroof today, and saved ~35lbs according to my bathroom scale.
(Thanks to rbwdriven for the phone support and walk through.)

I hopefully will be acquiring a non-wiper rear hatch from jdmjay, and am actively looking for an oem passenger side mirror block off plate.

These mods all fall under the update / backdate (udbd) section of the SCCA solo rule set.

* For the unitiated: losing weight improves accelerat ion, braking, and handling.
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 08:27:54 am »
Kenny, welcome on the phone support. 

Family helps family.

I'll look for the hatch stuff today for ya.

bumper support from an hf will not fit.  The crx front bumper support totally different as well as rear.

You might have to take hole saw to bumper supports.

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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 03:01:11 pm »
welp met Kenny at pap today.

Will be doing a write up on 88/89 doors to 90/91 door opening with pictures.

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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 01:51:25 pm »
After checking out 88 doors and trying to figure out how to retrofit them to my 91, pricing roof skin swap, and finding a wiperless rear hatch, I realized that I should again start shopping for an 88 std shell ( I was shell shopping back in 2004):

http://hondamarketplace.com/showthread.php?t=1039155


The chassis swap itself is 1933lbs (1988 std) vs my 91 si, which was originall y 2291lbs! 
That's 358lbs differenc e!

Richard linked me an 88 dx, which should be a JHME vin and if so should work for me.

The car is in Calhoun tho, no motor, and the guy wants $800 for it. :/

Right now, a chassis swap seems like the best logical choice to lose weight.
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 08:55:21 am »
* added pics from points #1.

I'm also shopping online for energy suspensio n steering rack bushings, so I can install that quaife equipped rack this weekend (hopefully).
ES p/n 16-10101R (red)

Summit is out of stock and they're on back order.

I'm looking at jegs now. Nope.

Maybe Barnett has them... Nope.

Nopi?  Nope.

I'm also supposed to pick up the wiperless rear hatch from jdmjay this weekend!

The next event is 3/25 at turner field.
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 04:01:39 pm »
Not sure if thats what your looking for or not, but surprisin gly enough autozone is pretty good about getting stuff from energy.
eyWord=steering+rack+bushings&fromStrin g=search" class="bbc_link" target="_blank">http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/1989-Honda-Civic/Rack-Pinion-Bushing/_/N-ihdxpZ8iin6?filterByK eyWord=steering+rack+bushings&fromStrin g=search

Edit:
part numbers match up but its a special order part. guess you'll have to call them and see.
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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 06:34:29 pm »
okay ken So ill be there on the 25th!! okay im going to dosome stuff what can i take out and stay legal>?

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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 09:52:59 pm »
okay ken So ill be there on the 25th!! okay im going to dosome stuff what can i take out and stay legal>?


Driver! :)

Ken I'm gonna talk to a buddy of mine that does carbon.  Find out if he has a sheet of carbon laying round :)

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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2012, 11:07:21 pm »
Alex, thanks for the tip.

Coinciden tally, I ordered from autozone this morning.


Sakasaku, what class are you gonns run in?
That will determine what you can and can't do.

I also worked on my sunroof template today.
.063 aluminum plate is $78 at lowes, so I bought a $23 sheet of .080 duraplex acrylic which is 50x stronger than glass.   





Richard, if you can score a 35"x20" sheet of cf, I'd be eternally grateful. 

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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2012, 02:02:54 am »
Alex, thanks for the tip.

Coinciden tally, I ordered from autozone this morning.


Sakasaku, what class are you gonns run in?
That will determine what you can and can't do.

I also worked on my sunroof template today.
.063 aluminum plate is $78 at lowes, so I bought a $23 sheet of .080 duraplex acrylic which is 50x stronger than glass.   



Richard, if you can score a 35"x20" sheet of cf, I'd be eternally grateful. 



http://www.carbonfiberfilm.com/


what class would i be in a with a a swapped hatch?

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Re: This is my 2012 autox thread for SMF Atlanta region
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2012, 05:53:35 am »
You'd have to refer to the rules (free download online), but off the top of my head I'd say SMF if you still have the interior in your car.


 

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