ya, fantastic job CanyonRider~! what's the weight now?
LOL, Thanks! Glad to be post-worthy.For my second post in the last year and a half on here I'd like to say this is fucking awesome.
Now go weigh it!
There is still a bit more weight that can come out - I want to lighten the body panels - especially the hood. I need to remove the cats and the stock mufflers. I will continue to work on trimming weight, but I figure at this point, when the cage goes in it won't be getting any lighter.
As a reminder, here is where we started:
Total weight: 3160lbs
Front weight: 58.6%
Left weight: 50.5%
Cross weight: 48.9%
So I rolled it up on the scales tonight and here's what we got:
Total weight: 2632lbs
Front weight: 63.4%
Left weight: 50.8%
Cross weight: 51.2%
That's a nearly 17% weight reduction and about 600lbs lighter than stock.
As I expected, most of the weight shed was behind the front wheels so the Front weight went up 4.8% - a lighter hood will help here. Left and Cross weights stayed about the same - that's good.
After a little time with the cutoff wheel, we have a longer slot :thumbup:
Re-installing the lower control arm, we find we can get up to 4deg of negative camber.
After setting both sides to -2.5deg, we set the rear toe to just bearly a skoash of toe-in - less than 1/16". Can't see it on my toe gauge because of the flash - sorry.
The rear toe is adjusted by the rod in the top of the pic. The front toe is adjusted by the tierod ends of course. The front toe is set to 1/16" toe-out. Pretty much ready to give this thing a flogging!! Can't wait to see how she handles!
Things aren't quite going as planned. While doing some shake-down testing around the neighborhood, several minor issues were discovered. The only significant one was a leaky axle seal. Unfortunately, I missed the Tech Inspection and the Auto-X while making that repair. Fortunately there is another Tech Inspection on 3/17.Well the car is just about ready for the track. Washed it up this morning and took it for a spin. I think I'm REALLY gonna like this thing on the track!
Tech inspection - 2/11
Auto-X @ VMP 2/12
If the car is ready after the above dates, I plan to head back to VIR Late Feb or early March. Let's see if we can get thru the season without breaking anything!
It's not too bad. Remove the tire, separate the upper ball joint, lean the knuckle away from the car and pull the axle out. Pop out the old seal and tap in the new one. The slide the axle back in and reconnect the ball joint.how hard was it to replace the axle seal?