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FMX_89
#11 Jan 7 2018 02:07am
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Quote (Decom @ Jan 7 2018 02:48am)
Isn’t there a price limit? How on earth did you fit those mods into your budget?

Honestly brakes and engine cooling are two of the most overlooked parts of amateur racers. A high power car produces a ton of heat as a byproduct of power. And it builds up a ton of kinetic energy that gets converted to heat under braking. Good on you for sorting out the brakes and chassis first.


Well it's so damn slow they don't care enough about the performance mods to look. All that you can see is the header and CAI. Everything else is either internal or impossible to tell it isn't stock without being a Toyota guru. They are supposed to be worth no more than $500 but safety items don't count towards that. Bushings, steering components, brakes, fuel system, fire supression, roll cage, race seat, quick release steering wheel, etc don't count towards the $500. Tires have a 220 treated as rating like GrassRoots racing. We run Falken Azenis.

It has a bigger radiator out of a truck and a homemade shroud for cooling. The brakes are so good they never really get hot. It was 33-40°F all weekend at Road Atlanta ad I was struggling to keep heat in the tires and brakes haha. I actually started the race Saturday morning on a wet 33°F track in the snow.

We have right at $4k in the whole operation. That's fuel cans, radios, tires, HANS device, the whole deal.

This post was edited by FMX_89 on Jan 7 2018 02:09am
Decom
#12 Jan 7 2018 02:59am
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Rofl sounds a lot like trying to fool CA emissions testing ;)
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#13 Jan 7 2018 06:08am
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Well it's so damn slow they don't care enough about the performance mods to look. All that you can see is the header and CAI. Everything else is either internal or impossible to tell it isn't stock without being a Toyota guru. They are supposed to be worth no more than $500 but safety items don't count towards that. Bushings, steering components, brakes, fuel system, fire supression, roll cage, race seat, quick release steering wheel, etc don't count towards the $500. Tires have a 220 treated as rating like GrassRoots racing. We run Falken Azenis.

It has a bigger radiator out of a truck and a homemade shroud for cooling. The brakes are so good they never really get hot. It was 33-40°F all weekend at Road Atlanta ad I was struggling to keep heat in the tires and brakes haha. I actually started the race Saturday morning on a wet 33°F track in the snow.

We have right at $4k in the whole operation. That's fuel cans, radios, tires, HANS device, the whole deal.



Just googled the LeMons races.. Legit looks like a fuck load of fun 😂
FMX_89
#14 Jan 7 2018 08:14am
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Just googled the LeMons races.. Legit looks like a fuck load of fun 😂


It's the most fun I've had in any sort of motorsport
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#15 Jan 7 2018 08:22am
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Just googled the LeMons races.. Legit looks like a fuck load of fun 😂



Yeah LeMons is about as grass roots racing as you can get.
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#16 Jan 7 2018 04:20pm
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wb

back for good?
Decom
#17 Jan 7 2018 05:30pm
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Yeah I’ll prob hang around for a while :)
ozzyarmy3
#18 Jan 7 2018 06:42pm
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Yeah I’ll prob hang around for a while :)



Good, where you staying anyways? Hopefully somewhere warmer than here..

Currently 7 degrees in OC, MD
Decom
#19 Jan 7 2018 10:39pm
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Good, where you staying anyways? Hopefully somewhere warmer than here..

Currently 7 degrees in OC, MD



Still in Okinawa, moving to Eglin in July. It’s right in the Pensacola area of FL so I can’t complain.
FMX_89
#20 Jan 7 2018 10:59pm
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Still in Okinawa, moving to Eglin in July. It’s right in the Pensacola area of FL so I can’t complain.


I have family in Pensacola. I like it down there for the most part. I imagine it will be a big change of pace after years in japan.
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