Discussion in 'Track Talk' started by Listerofsmeg, Sunday 1st Dec, 2013.
What are the dates for Snetterton? I'll pop up and say hello!
5th july mate, come on down.....
Im looking at tues 10th evening for a refamiliarisation if you were around....
I might be around for that. Possibly even with the Civic. I'm soon having a couple of bits done to it, so it will need a shakedown.
its only 2 weeks away, i just need to check with work and then i may book...even though its not the same layout were using it will give me a fair idea how the cars behaving.
Booked on tuesday 10th at Snett anyone care to join?
Nice, wish I could pop up. Goodluck
So, snetterton Round 3 is just around the corner and I have been busy working on the car making soem subtle improvements.
I took it for a track evening at snett on the 10th to refamiliarise myself with most of the layout (as we are using the 200, but only the 300 was available). Was a really useful evening, not without incident, but gave me some useful feedback to confirm that the changes I wanted to make would be of benefit.
The main focus has been to reduce the weight of the car from the measured 995kgs (1105kg with me in....yes, fat ...) down to as low as I could without compromising structural rigidity or performance.
As a result, the following reductions have been made:
Swap from SSR 16" wheels to Rota Slipstream 15" - 19kgs saved (yes, really, the SSRs weighed quite a bit!)
Remaining floor soundproofing - 7kgs saved
Gutted both doors - 10kgs saved (still had one window motor in there!)
Rear 1/4 metal - 3kgs saved
Rear screen swapped for poly - 4kgs saved
Metal cut from boot - 1kg saved
Passenger seat swap from stock to bucket - 4kgs saved
Removal of front under splitter for this round - 6kgs saved
Total - 54kgs saved!
Not bad....so now with 1/3 tank the car should weigh in at around ~940kgs. Much better!! a 5.5% weight reduction.
can't wait to give it a bash now with the improved power to weight ratio, which is now north of 400hp per tonne with me in it As I am more familiar with the track I will be pushing as hard as poss, hopefully challenging for the top spot
Good going and some of it was easy enough to achieve.
yup, i think any further performance increase is going to have to be in the form of power increase!!
Still, if the car and driver combo weighs what i think it should now, then the car is still punching more than 400hp per tonne. Should be enough for some giggles.
If i decide not to go on holiday later this year i may very well swap out the 2.5" exhaust for a 3" one and turn the boost up a small amount for silverstone
Do'nt know if you have an exhaust builder in mind but Demand Engineering Ltd. at Stonham Aspal, Suffolk could well be worth contacting. www,xorst.co.uk Ask markcivic about them. He had them do a system and gained several BHP! Hope this helps?
My current exhaust was custom anyway so i would just got back to the same guy. At 430 odd HP weve just maxed out the 2.5" really...
Nice, bet it shifts lol. Great build how much do you reckon it owes you?
if I just totalled up the parts that are in the car now, probably no more than 5k, but obviously I've bought stuff, sold stuff, had a few engine " ups", so probably somewhere in the region of 7 all in all.
Still very good value for money, i would be happy if mine turns out like this lol.
I can't complain certainly. The rest of the investment will be in myself using it, that's just as much if not more important.
Thats quite a weapon for the price!
Best of luck for Snett mate !
Im amazed at the power you've got from a 2.5" system! You should see some of the things I've been told about going straight to a 3" !
But its proven with this car!
I might even stick with my 2.25" as im only going for a modest 250 !
don't worry mate, I've heard them all before too. don't get me wrong, the car will make power easier with the 3" and i will swap it but for the time being, itll do.
From what I've been told it can't make your level of power on a 2.5"!!!
Well there's that theory out the window for sure!
ill see what difference it makes later in the year, although I doubt it would be wise to run it at too much more power wise otherwise ill start cracking sleeves.
I've always maintained 400 was doable on a 2.5" exhaust as I've seen it many times. It really depends on the design of the exhaust really.
At the end of the day im only using an ebay cast manifold too, which most people turn their noses up at.
Another good quality lineup for the weekend!
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