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kevinatfms
kevinatfms Reader
9/21/21 2:39 p.m.


New center net, seat and dash bar.

New sill bar on the driver side.

New rear cross brace added.

Brake ducting is in. Uses factory fog light holes.

New DNA aluminum radiator. Didnt fit well but they made it work. Also added some mesh to prevent large rocks and debris from striking radiator.

So far car is looking ready to go. First event on this setup will be Trackcross at Summit Point in October. Then it will go to Champ Car at VIR North for the 8/7 hour enduros.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/22/21 7:12 a.m.

Looks awesome.

kevinatfms
kevinatfms Reader
9/29/21 12:31 p.m.

Anyone interested in coming to Champ Car at VIR December 3-5 and drive/crew with us? We have 3 confirmed, 1 person just dropped out.

Want at least 1 more to complement the team. Looking for a wrench/driver with some experience on track(not w2w but HPDE/Auto-x).  

Please PM me through the GRM board.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/29/21 12:36 p.m.

In reply to kevinatfms :

incoming.... that's my b-day there.

kevinatfms
kevinatfms Reader
10/1/21 8:43 p.m.

So planning for VIR in December. Plan is the curent 16x7's with some 215/45R16 Azenis 615k+ and then another set of 16x7 with some 205/45R16 in an all-season in case of some ice/snow/rain.

Anyone have any advice? Are we SOL if it doesnt rain/snow/ice with the 340+ TW tire selection? Looking at some cheap-o Achilles ATR Sport or Accelera Phi-R for the all season needs. If we need more of a name brand it would be BFG Sport Comp-2 A/S which i have used in the past in bad conditions with great success.

I dont want to have to bring 3 sets of wheels. But if we have to then ill buy another set for the wet weather.

kevinatfms
kevinatfms Reader
10/13/21 7:36 a.m.

Update!

Ordered a new set of 215/45R16 Azenis 615K+ for the second set of wheels. Our plan will be to run 16x7 +42mm wheels with 215's on all 4 corners. Hoping for a bit more grip for the old Elantra. 



Other items on our to do list:
-Install Porterfield R4-E pads onto the car.
-Rain Light install and wiring.
-New belt due to the SFI tag on our current set being out of date(expired Nov 2020). New Ultrashield camlock harness with quick adjustment going in.
-Team is looking into radio/comms system.
-Install wider rear view mirror, alot of complaints that you cant see enough behind you once belted in.
-Go Pro will need to be hardwired as batteries wont last full stints.
-Heater(electric) for the interior to keep us warm if needed.
-Replace front control arms since bushings are shot.
-Tie rod replacement - inner and outer - to remove some slop in the steering.

 

kevinatfms
kevinatfms HalfDork
10/21/21 9:58 a.m.

List of things is starting to grow! Yikes. Started working on things yesterday with the rain light installation.

items on our to do list:
- Replace brake pedal stopper so that rear lights work correctly - COMPLETED
-Install Porterfield R4-E pads onto the car. - HAVE PARTS NEED INSTALL
-Rain Light install and wiring - WORKING
-New harness belts with current SFi - WORKING
-Team is looking into radio/comms system.
-Install wider rear view mirror, alot of complaints that you cant see enough behind you once belted in. - ORDERED
-Go Pro will need to be hardwired as batteries wont last full stints. - ORDERED
-Heater(electric) for the interior to keep us warm if needed. - HAVE PARTS NEED INSTALL
-Replace front control arms since bushings are shot. - HAVE PARTS, NEED INSTALL
-Tie rod replacement - inner and outer - to remove some slop in the steering. - HAVE PARTS, NEED INSTALL
-215/45r16 Azenis onto new 16x7 wheels
-215/45R16 used Azenis onto old 16x7 wheels
- new hood pin system
- fill all floor openings/cavities with fire foam - COMPLETED
- move battery cutoff switch from driver side a-pillar bar to center bar - ORDERED
- install 2 new window retaining strips to OUTSIDE of back window - ORDERED
- make air filter box out of trash can to reduce water intrusion


We have a garage space, RV and hotel rooms booked for VIR. Team is now 4 paid members and 1 pending. We also have a pit mechanic who was gracious enough to join our team. Huge shout out to them and i am very excited this is finally going to get on track wheel to wheel.
 

kevinatfms
kevinatfms HalfDork
10/22/21 6:26 a.m.

New switch panel with roll bar mounts. Going to run the in-car heater, rain light, go-pro and one spare.


Rain Light being drilled into trunk location and fastened.



items on our to do list(updated):
- Replace brake pedal stopper so that rear lights work correctly - COMPLETED
-Install Porterfield R4-E pads onto the car. - HAVE PARTS NEED INSTALL
-Rain Light install and wiring - WORKING
-New harness belts with current SFi - WORKING
-Team is looking into radio/comms system.
-Install wider rear view mirror - HAVE PART NEED INSTALL
-Go Pro will need to be hardwired as batteries wont last full stints. - ORDERED
-Heater(electric) for the interior to keep us warm if needed. - HAVE PARTS NEED INSTALL
-Replace front control arms since bushings are shot. - HAVE PARTS, NEED INSTALL
-Tie rod replacement - inner and outer - to remove some slop in the steering. - HAVE PARTS, NEED INSTALL
-215/45r16 Azenis onto new 16x7 wheels
-215/45R16 used Azenis onto old 16x7 wheels
- new hood pin system
- fill all floor openings/cavities with fire foam - COMPLETED
- move battery cutoff switch from driver side a-pillar bar to center bar - ORDERED
- install 2 new window retaining strips to OUTSIDE of back window - ORDERED
- make air filter box out of trash can to reduce water intrusion - HAVE CAN NEED INSTALL

kevinatfms
kevinatfms HalfDork
10/27/21 6:30 a.m.

TO DO LIST(updated):
-Install Porterfield R4-E pads onto the car. - HAVE PARTS NEED INSTALL
-Rain Light install and wiring - WORKING
-Team is looking into radio/comms system.
-Go Pro will need to be hardwired as batteries wont last full stints. - ORDERED
-Heater(electric) for the interior to keep us warm if needed. - HAVE PARTS NEED INSTALL
-Replace front control arms since bushings are shot. - HAVE PARTS, NEED INSTALL
-Tie rod replacement - inner and outer - to remove some slop in the steering. - HAVE PARTS, NEED INSTALL
-215/45R16 used Azenis onto old 16x7 wheels
- move battery cutoff switch from driver side a-pillar bar to center bar - ORDERED
- install 2 new window retaining strips to OUTSIDE of back window - ORDERED
- make air filter box out of trash can to reduce water intrusion - HAVE CAN NEED INSTALL

COMPLETED ITEMS:
- Replace brake pedal stopper so that rear lights work correctly - COMPLETED
- fill all floor openings/cavities with fire foam - COMPLETED
-215/45r16 Azenis onto new 16x7 wheels - COMPLETED
-New harness belts with current SFi - COMPLETED
-Install wider rear view mirror - COMPLETED

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