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  1. Boop* ... I mean Bump! This car is still available. And remember, We'll meet you half way on delivery!
  2. Today was a Bob Ross day!
  3. No problem. You can call me (Mike) at 608-865-One-One-Seven-Seven. Or my co-owner Paul @ 608-797-Eight-Four-Eight-Three
  4. That was a Saab. I just got in the car and I was feeling out for the first time that weekend. The Saab team was our pit neighbors and I guess my live stream was very popular for a while :). The tires were in great shape when we were done because they are a hard compound. In fact we still have these tires and run them on the rear of the car and we run the star specs in the front. That engine now has 2 race weekends on it and a new transmission. The engine in the car now was ordered from a salvage yard with 70k miles. The first engine we had in the car had 140,000 miles when we went racing. In our 3rd race weekend it spun a bearing. We never re-build the engine, we like keeping it factory sealed When we got the car, the headlights were all busted up. I tossed the driver side headlight and routed the cold air vent out that area. If we had to run a night race, we planned to run the same LED lights like we did on our Mustang.
  5. I was thinking the same thing, at this price its almost worth keeping it for a solid backup car. Now I'd only have to find a spot to hide it from the wife The secret with our engines, we shower them with love and hugs! You right with the RSB, it car can corner now to the point is almost too loose (sorry "over steer" - darn nascar dna!) But it would be easy and a good learning exercise for a new owner working to getting it back to neutral in the corner when you detach the rear sway bar. Here is an old video from the fall Road America race in 2016, the first year we had this car. In this race the car has hard 360utqg rated tires and no rear sway bar. The biggest thing you can tell from this video is that I'm having fun and not over driving the car. Which is good, because its's an endurance race
  6. Thanks for the question @mtgmanbob. And @red0 has replied correctly for every point. What we did to the front suspension is similar to the rotating bolt mod where you can add camber in the front. Our intake is 0 points. Plus, we are super proud of our redneck engineered intake. A battery box connected to yard tubes from the hardware store. Also, that aluminum radiator is just the factory aluminum radiator. I think when my co-owner wrote that he didn't know it was a standard item on the car. We were also thinking how to counter losing the rear sway. First, changing the rear springs like red0 also suggested and I would put slightly harder tire compounds on the rear. 200 in the front and mid 300 on the rear. In this car's first race we didn't have a rear sway bar, and yes the car had some under steer, but was easy to work with. When we got home, we added a rear sway bar because at the time this car's VPi was 400. So the most easiest fix was adding a adjustable rear sway bar. Since installed, it has lived the middle or lightest setting. This car is still available. We had one buyer ready to pick it up and a day before his friend/co-owner backed out so he couldn't make the purchase. While that is a bummer, we understand that can happen. But it would be nice to have this car gone, we have already started building 3rd chamcar.
  7. This sums up our day: https://www.facebook.com/mike.gehri.9/videos/10156873091672940/
  8. I'm with Red on this one, Add me to that fire too
  9. This trumps everything! You gotta' sound cool on track! Otherwise, what's the point!
  10. Current weather in Wisconsin...
  11. Thanks for everyone replying. I didn't want to say who's opinion was who above, but I was the one who always wanted to run with the limited RPM. But it looks like most people side on the side of that it will not hurt a car to run up to the red line. I know from my personal experience when I ran our car at Road America. Our redline is 6500. I shifted out at 5000, and had the fastest lap time of the weekend. Plus once that saved me during a missed shift when trying to go to 5th gear I went up into 3rd gear, it reved up to mid 6000rpm before I was able realize I screwed up and went into the proper gear. So I had extra room for error with the lower rpm shifts
  12. Serious question. The forecast for the next several days is near or below freezing overnight. Should we run coolant, not water for this weekend? Chicane most likely. As I understand it that is what the Road America tells us what we can do. I remember at the we were at the other race in the spring with the WRL guys explaining how that happens during the drivers meeting. They told the drivers in the meeting to respect that turn so when they come back next year they are still allowed to race the kink. But I wonder if they will be forced to race the Chicane too. During one of the days someone tried to knock down the kink outside wall hard.
  13. My co-owner and I have a friendly disagreement about running an engine in the higher RPM range. Lets assume for this discussion the engine is in good working order with proper temps and fluid levels. Opinion 1. Run the engine up to the red line (but short a few hundred from floating valves) is fine for an engine. Major wear and failure comes from when you have higher loads, not high rpms. Opinion 2. Only run it up to 80% to red line. So if red line was 7000rpm, shift at 5600rpm. By not maxing out the Revs every shift you extend the life of the engine. We are just looking for opinions and feedback on this subject since it is related racing. Thanks!!!
  14. Yeah that is super awesome to be at the 500 point mark now! The 5th gen Maxima's never had a sway bar so you would have to just disconnect our adjustable one. ScottyK that is an evil post. No really that's your 666th post! HA!