copy and pasted some updates from the WRX forum
28th August update
Well with suspension doing well apart from the unicorn i have in the rear. i have turned my attention to getting a little more corner speed as i am not keen to touch the engine any time soon.
As such I spent about 4 weeks researching and learning as much as i would about aerodynamics. My attention started to focus on this after going down to super lap and seeing the Japanese cars with heaps of aero.
I looked at doing the cheap thing and building my own splitters and diffusers, but finally came to the opinion that i should just pay the money and use a product that has been tested and has someone with way more brains then me design it.
So I ended up picking up some Canards, an APR front splitter and a HKS rear diffuser.
I installed the Canards about 2 weeks ago, and have not really been able to take the car anywhere. But when i was at carlovers washing it the water did behave as i expected as it can out of the high pressure hose pointing at them.
Then this weekend i installed the rear HKS Diffuser:
I am hoping to have the front splitter here in time to install it before Pittsworth, but i am not too sure.
On another note, i am having some major issues with my engine which i am trying to work out what it is from???? my Advanced Multiplier dies every time i drive the car in anger. If i reset it on the road it is then fine again till i get it back to a track and get into it??? I have used a few different tanks of fuel and it is the same. I am not too sure if it is knock, excess heat or what? I have been trying to call Michael but he has not got back to me as yet. Fingers crossed.
Because of this, i am tossing up whether i should sell my delta dash and get a full logging dash???
anyone want a delta dash?
Now further to my brake issues, i did crack another set of SRC-Pros, but this time i finally have a replacement for them.
At this stage, I think that they are the first set here in Oz and they sure look the part.
I have not had them out anywhere to test them yet (as Time Attack on monday the track was wet so there was no way to get them hot)
They are called the Project Mu SRC-GT and are a fully floating 2 piece rotor which were released in Japan in March this year.
So next things on the list will be further investigation into a dash, possibility of aerocatch's, moving the battery into the cabin and wiring in an internal and external kill switch, Installation of a window net (catches, net and switches so i can look at running top gear next year), new wheel nuts and threads, getting my race rims painted black (as i am too lazy to wash them)
ist September update
ok .... got something in the post today from APR in the us
not too sure if it is going to be ready to run this weekend at pittsworth as there is actually i bit of weight in it and i am not too sure that the bar will hold the load when the car is moving.
also i need to make some type of bracket in the middle at the back as it is not rigid enough.
here is the pics do far (it still has chalk marks on the carbon, but it will clean up nice).
I might also have to have the entire car lowered to get the most out of it too
15th September update
Shitty iPhone photos but you get the idea
Well she made her way back up to Toowoomba yesterday after having replaced the rear O2 sensor. The old one was reading a maximum of 0.03 volts, compared to the new one that now reads up to 0.96 volts – which is what they are meant to read up to.
Michael spent time working on the timing an boost mainly. The factory ECU is now learning and playing with at least 13 degrees of timing, which is great news, as there does not seem to be anything wrong. The boost curve was the main thing, and you almost could not draw a straighter line with a ruler
It rolls up to 18psi just after 3700rpm and then holds it dead flat until 6500rpm when it runs out of puff and slips back to 16psi.
She is not running quite as hard as she was before the sensor failure, but it is that close that I am putting it down to climatic/tyre pressure/ anything. I am happy that is it back to normal.
The new normal is 205.1kw with 5800N of torque. Not too bad for a standard engine and turbo set up.
We compared a dyno graph of mine and another MY05 with headers on it, and I think that will be my next thing, the power and torque came on a lot stronger and carried it higher the entire way through the rev range and finished up with the same peak power. But having it there in the low and mid range should be a good thing on the track.
Quick update on my standings for the year. I have managed to creep back in to first for street class at Time Attack which I am happy with as I really want to try to defend my 1st place. It is going to be close though, as the GTR is a complete weapon and I am sure that he will pip me back in the last round. Also, 81TTn put on a good show at this year’s Iron Man managing to take home the clubman and the outright trophy
also managed to set two PBs over the weekend too, a 61.7 on the clubman and a 46.2 on a greasy Mount Cotton hill climb.