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