Monday, March 7, 2011
OK, so here is the current scheme of things. I think I can get away with feed skirts, a splitter and a slight drop on the suspension with new tyres.
With GT wing also. It's well hard looking with or without some vinyl.
As for the spare set of rims. Work IIRT seem to be getting their nose in front right now.
Just need money.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
So I did a lot of research and thought about it a lot. Resulting in the other blog post about suspension. KTS recently developed these alloy body, fully adjustable dampers with external extension reservoir tank. so rather go for something less flexible I decided to go targeted for what I want to do.
KTS SC damper system ∑
They were a bit more than I wanted to spend, but they gave me a rebate on my old dampers and free alignment and install. All up about $1500
Labels: Modification Diary
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I guess when I make polls I should put more info. Everyone recommend Neova when RE-11 are often regarded in Japan as a superior tyre. Do they really have that good a reputation in other countries?
With current Japanese Pricing. 1 set 2x 225/40R18 & 2x 255/35R18
Advan Neova AD08
Yen148700 or $1500
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Yen122700 or $1225
Dunlop Direzza StarSpec Z1
Total Yen117040 or $1170
Total = Yen62520 or $625
for the record.
Total = Yen36120 or $360 for 4 tyres. Thats cheap.
For my Max Fun, Minimum Outlay, I think I'll be using Federal.
R-Magic have a test in a few days for their D1 car.
Labels: How Much
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Pulled the aero off the car this morning. The FD shape is back. I can see some small carbon skirts going on there. but thats it.
Black RP-01 still looking sweet. Don't get too close though. they are rough.!
The sides of the FD really do curve a lot. Covering them up was a bad idea. Whereas before, I was thinking the front needed to be a lot lower. Now, I don't think it does. Don't get me wrong, I certainly want to lower the car a tad more. The rear is quite high, but that was probably die to the GT wing, (that i still have.)
During this exercise i saved not much weight. maybe 5Kg. Rear wing is quite heavily constructed. Side skirts are cheap and thin. Shame I stuck the enkei stickers on the skirts... damn!
Can't wait till Friday... secret secret. haha.
Happy to be back on track.