August 2010 – Build Update

No track days in August, a) it’s been very hot here, b) my car spent most of the month at RRT Racing.

The goal for August was to get the car built prepared in NASA GTS3 race trim (sans some minor race required/specific items like fire system, kill switch & window nets). This included an aFe Intake, SuperSprint Headers, a customer RRT Racing single exhaust, Shark Flash (to re-tune the car for the bolt-ons and 93 Octane guel, raise the rev limiter a bit, and disable the rear O2 sensors to work w/out catalytic converters).

SuperSprint Headers

In addition the AST5100 single adjustable suspension was upgraded to AST5200 double adjustables, added front and rear Ground Control Adjustable Race Sway Bars, a custom racing differential built by Dan from DiffsOnline, AIM EVO4 CAN bus data logging and MyCron3 display.

Ground Control Rear Sway Bar

To top it all off the first phase of an aero package including an Aeromotions R2.static wing and custom front splitter.

Wing (Pre-Mounting)

Wing In-trunk Mounting Brackets (the wing is so solid you can literally push the car around by the uprights)

Front Splitter

Gregory Mark one of the engineers responsible for designing the Aeromotions wing flew down from Cambridge, MA to assist us in tuning the wing and determining the maximum angle of attack before stall. He taped short pieces of yarn under the wing, attached his portable USB camera and watched as we drove the car up and down the street, adjusting the angle of the wing.

Preparing for initial wing stall angle testing