A Few More Upgrades
A bit stressful these last 2 weeks. My plan was to get a few new upgrades including a racing seat, suspension, wheels and exhaust for a HPDE this weekend. Well I am very happy to say that the car is 98% ready. Getting to this point however was not without its fair share of issues, delays, and bugs.
I found that our previous exhaust repair did not hold for long and broke along the weld seam. Not too disappointing here as a whole new exhaust is going in. This will solve the annoying rattling noises this car makes.
I had placed the order for new shocks three weeks before my next planned event thinking this would give me 1-2 weekends to get everything installed and set. However due to part supply and and a random shipping delay I did not receive them until just last Monday, the week of the event. Luckily I had no issue installing them in just one afternoon.
Tech Inspection and Alignment
No problems found during the tech inspection this time around.
Initial settings are:
Toe: 0 in
Toe: 1/32 in
As the new wheels have yet to arrive I will have to get these mounted at the track.
With the car up in the air I found another problem I’ll put on the back-burner for now, is that the exhaust rubs on the rear diff. I will need to adjust or brace the exhaust before before it punches a hole in the pipe.