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Old 04-24-2017   #61
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

Every time I click on this I'm hoping to see an On3 turbo kit was purchased lol
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Old 04-24-2017   #62
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

Haha, I don't need any more power right now to go faster. If anything a wider tire setup may be helpful here soon or a dedicated set; but more power puts me in another class to where I won't be competitive for autocross.

Honestly not sure if I'll turbo this one. I may just build it up for 400+ NA and then spray it for drag racing when that time comes.
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

https://jet.com/product/detail/6f3db...a:2&code=PLA15

Look, it even lets you order 2 of the big ones!
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Old 04-24-2017   #64
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

Damn if they were on amazon prime I could get them by tonight and be ready for racewarz next weekend!
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Old 04-24-2017   #65
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

You are in luck!

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Old 05-17-2017   #66
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

Got the brakes and new shocks installed the first weekend in May.

I really like the DRM (Doug Rippie Motorsports) valved Bilstein shocks compared to the C5 Z06 shocks (2003 stuff). I spent a good half an hour one night chatting with Randy about the settings/valving and was pleased with the responses.

I also forgot how good it feels to have stainless steel lines.

Parts installed in this go around:

Doug Rippie Motorsports custom valved Bilstein shocks
Doug Rippie Motorsports Stainless Steel front brake caliper piston upgrade
Russell Performance DOT Brake lines
Centric Brake rotors
Stoptech Street Performance Pads
Motul RBF 600 Brake fluid (did the clutch too)
Russell Performance Speed Bleeders

The theme of this car of "bang for the buck" continues with these parts selections. As this car is a street warrior with triple duty as autocross car and drag racing (which every event I try to go to get's rained out), I needed a compromise on the pad and rotor material. I feel these are the perfect solution to those 3 uses. I know they are not a track pad and rotor combo, but the lines + caliper pistons + brake fluid allows me to swap the rotors and pads for track duty when that time comes.









I was going to paint the calipers while I was there, but figured I'll have time to do that later when I am bored; time didn't permit for this install period.

So that's it. Until I start another round of upgrades I no longer have parts to install for this car. I am deciding what needs to be done next, but for now just more seat time in various styles of racing to flush out the bugs. So far the car is fairly stout in autocross and I think adjustable swaybar end links may be helpful if I need to start to dial in preload perhaps (or get to my other holes in the front swaybar I drilled). Another thought is pick up another pair of 18" wheels to go square setup for autocross use only.

Drag racing I am thinking a built rear end with possibly a shorter gear ratio would be helpful, but the gear swap and that puts me in another class. I think a chassis belly brace and a rear differential brace are allowed by rules, still trying to determine the spirit of the wording on that (Street Touring SCCA rulebook)

Of course I'd LOVE to do head/cam upgrade on it, but then I for sure have to go to CAM-T versus STU; and I am not done seeing how this thing does in Z class STU. The 5th (Ryan) and 8th place (Me) finishes so far (Mowog 2) are promising, I should have taken 7th in that event as I blew one corner. Next event is June 4th at what I consider my home base, DCTC; so I'll see if I can catch Ryan; but I have to really learn to read the course better. Once I catch Ryan I'll be comfortable adding more power.

In the end, I'll probably just start building a wicked oil cooler setup that'll hold up for track and street duty. I don't like the corvette tax associated with what is on the market, so DIY it is. If I can make a nice enough of a setup, maybe it'll become a Complete Tuning Solutions product offering.

Overall I am very happy with this purchase and how this car is setup right now. I set out a goal of building a 110% better C5 FRC and that is what I have. I truly think of it as a Z06 light. A bit short on power and the shorter 2nd gear ratio in the Z06 shines on the autocross, but handling/braking/weight/driver feel is much improved compared to the canvas I started with. But for a car that *should* go low 13's, high 12's in the 1/4 mile, is a blast to drive and competitive on an autocross course, and is averaging 22mpg city/highway (30+ on the highway is normal); I couldn't be happier.
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Old 05-17-2017   #67
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

Good stuff man. Solid incremental mods!
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Old 05-17-2017   #68
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

I dig it! I used those same rotors and pads on one of my Evos.
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

Yeah, love the small incremental mods. And the best part, there's no mention of race gas like the old days of slapping on bigger and bigger turbos. I love the idea of a high 12-second car that you can run in many types of race events and still easily drive home without a thought. Maybe Curt Gendron was on to something all those years ago.
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

Love this thread, i agree totally for a NA build then spray to take care of the straight line/power desires.
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

How did the brake pads do? Or how are you liking them so far...just ordered me a set of stop tech front pads...finding rear pads for a 1G dsm is quite the pain so ill just go with some ceramic of the shelve pads and flush the system with motul 600 as well. Gonna have to brake boost quite a bit to get that new turbo to spool up lol
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

My 1.5-cents: My biggest complaint with the Stoptech Street pads was the dust; performance-wise they were fine for the street and casual autocross. With that said, there have been a lot of pads I've liked better. If I'm going to put up with dust, it will be for the Girodisc S/S "orange" pads. For low-dust, RacingBrake ET500 or PowerStop Z26.
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Re: Back into the big leagues: Project FRC

They are "okay" pads. Stop well on the street but dusty. I'll use them and try a different street compound later.
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