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  1. Yes sir, I do miss the twin turbos. I sold it when i started this
  2. Yeah thats where im stuck, I cant get motivated to make changes if I dont think its going to put us in a position to have a shot of winning. Feel like i've given up half my weekends for the last 2 years working on this stupid thing.
  3. I mean i spent a decent amount this year upgrading from $20 shocks/struts to bilsteins, changing final drive ratio, lightweight wheels, running better tires etc... and im still 7 seconds off pace at the glen. I've got teammates yelling to get the car down from 515 to 500 points and remove like 20lbs of extra metal in the rear end.... like what the hell is that going to do on a 7 second per lap gap. Maybe my car is crap? At least 1 of my drivers is very good and I'm still not even close. Going to figure it out this winter i hope. I also dont get how matts 330ci best lap at the glen is a 2:17 and damson's 323ci is also a 2:17, looking at the glens results.
  4. Ha the one thing i don't have to worry about is there is no wife to hide all this from. I spent just under 9k to get to race 1. But after the first motor blows up, transmission breaks, crankcase vent clogs and blows out the rear main/destroys the clutch, you have second thoughts about all the Chinese parts you bought and decide to replace them with OEM, and your trying to close the 10second/lap gap between your car and the top of class C.. yes its adding up pretty quick hahaha. Running a FIA rated corbeau seat out of my other car and I paid $800 for the car to start with.
  5. A little information for anyone thinking about getting into this, I have been recording everything I've bought since the beginning. The attached PDF is where I am at in $$ after 2 years of champcar and 4 races in. Its isolated to just my costs of building the car and keeping it maintained (parts only cost, I do all the labor). I run a 325ci E46. Curious to know what the range of budgets are on some of these builds. E46 Racecar Budget.pdf
  6. Great time racing with everyone from #992 Millennial Motorsports. We were dealing with the car being unstable under braking and the clutch master cylinder dying after the 1st stint (learned how to drive without a clutch real quick) we pushed as far as we could up to the 11th hour when the alternator died. Shutupracing, there was very little damage from the "bump" lol. I was driving at that time, dont worry about it. Our apologies to Team Z (I believe it was their car), my teammate had some contact with them later on in the day. Haywood thanks again for lending a hand! And also to the other Miata team that gave us a battery.
  7. Man up dude. haha its just the stock rack on a 2001 325ci. Our pump shaft sheared 4hrs into the 1st day of the glen and everyone preferred the steering feedback without it so i just removed it after the race weekend. It feels more like a TAG cart with it deleted and isn't really easy on the forearms and shoulders. Seating position is everything, your arms really need to be at a 90 degree bend so you dont get fatigued.
  8. We have a seat available in our #992 E46 325ci. Car runs full 2hr stint with oem fuel tank, no power steering, no cool suit.
  9. Forgot to update this. Radio worked flawlessly. Audio is nice and clear, even all the way down in the boot at Watkins glen. One of my drivers uses a handheld system on his car and says the audio quality is night and day compared to what he usually uses.
  10. This radio fit like a glove in the stock 3 series dash plastic. Waiting on my mini uhf to bnc adapter to install antenna to test transmitting but seems to be receiving fine without the antenna installed. CM200 programming cable is like $20 on ebay and then you need to get the CPS software to program the channels. Basically just a 16 pin connector on the back of this thing. Pins used from the harness i bought: Pin 2 is Mic Audio pin 3 is PTT pin 7 is ground pin 10 is to ignition 12v pin 16 is to headphone speakers Could easily wire this yourself for way less then $65.. https://www.radiotwoway.com/motorola-hln9457a-16-pin-accessory-connector-kit?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&adpos=1o1&scid=scplp21885&sc_intid=21885&gclid=CjwKCAjwqfDlBRBDEiwAigXUaHpDG_19sGwBZZ9T26NWs5avdBvVhoOVGU0Gusjuc9QmgHzRy9laRRoCgwkQAvD_BwE $5 https://www.ruggedradios.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=189&products_id=406 $5
  11. AAM50RPC9AA1AN 40W Lists at 438-470mhz. Mostly just wanted to know if the two 5 pin connectors that I listed are going to fit into eachother (jumper & harness), but looks like you guys sell a very similar thing if not the same. So Im assuming they are going to work, ill give you guys a ring later.
  12. What frequency is everyone using in their cars? Rules state this for race control East and Central Event Tracks – East & Central – 151.625 MHz I'm assuming if im using a UHF 400+mhz matched with a antenna that's rated the same and radio I'm probably not going to have transmission and receiving problems. Motorola lists this other antennas for the CM200: HAD4007 VHF 144-150.8 MHz, 1/4 Wave Roof Mount HAD4008 VHF 150.8-162 MHz, 1/4 Wave Roof Mount HAD4009 VHF 162-174 MHz, 1/4 Wave Roof Mount RAD4000 VHF 136-174 MHz, 3 dB Gain (no mount) HAE4002 UHF 403-430 MHz, 1/4 Wave Roof Mount HAE4003 UHF 450-470 MHz, 1/4 Wave Roof Mount HAE4004 UHF 470-512 MHz, 1/4 Wave Roof Mount HAE4010 UHF 406-420 MHz, 3.5 dB Gain Roof Mount HAE4011 UHF 450-470 MHz, 3.5 dB Gain Roof Mount HAE4012 UHF 470-494 MHz, 3.5 dB Gain Roof Mount
  13. Looking for input on this radio setup/if its going to work. Per usual im trying to do this as reasonably priced as possible.This is what I'm thinking for set up. I already bought a Motorolla CM200 Mobile Radio for $80.https://www.novacommunications.com/i...on%20Guide.pdfhttp://www.irlp.net/pnp-radio-pinouts.htmlJumper $65https://www.ruggedradios.com/index.p...products_id=88 Im assuming the 5 pin connector is universal between products, which is what the jumper cable has to tie into the harness.Car Harness $65http://raceradiosdirect.com/viewpart.asp?idpart=52000MPTT $32http://raceradiosdirect.com/viewpart...dpart=550003HDAntenna $40http://raceradiosdirect.com/viewpart.asp?idpart=59450KSo thats a total of $282 with out a crew unit for the pits. Anyone see any issues with this?
  14. I get my PFC08's from Apex Performance, has some of the cheapest prices i've seen https://apexperformance.net/product/0278-08-17-44/
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