January 12, 2013

Upcoming Projects For 2013

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone has enjoyed their holidays as much as I did. A lot of changes and projects at work for me, met up with Charles from BHR for a bit, along with working to get my Miata working again, and a LOT of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Playstation 3. I've also acquired http://re-zelse.com/ and it forwards straight to the blog! Now that we're getting closer to the race season, that means it's time to start getting ready for it and wrenching! 

I have a lot of posts regarding some part reviews still brewing up that I haven't decided how to finish them up, so keep an eye out for them (will link to them on this post as well, since I'll be referencing those parts below). The official SCCA Tour schedule was released as well, so those will be posted up in the events page very soon. 2013 feels like it will be a great year to me, so I can't wait!

So here is what I have cut out for me for the rest of winter. It'll take some time to get everything accomplished, but I'm confident I can finish it all in time.
  • New Black Halo Racing motor mounts with the stiffest bushings
  • Replacing Tomei 1.5 way clutch type differential back to OEM preloaded Super LSD (Torsen type)
  • Installing the long tube header I had worked on with Black Halo Racing
  • Final Tune, which will most likely be a collaboration with BrenTuning & Kaizen Tuning
  • Creating a rear aero spoiler for the trunk
  • Creating more delrin bushings for the rest of the suspension
  • Replacing the upper control arm bushings with offset bushings to allow for more camber
  • Installing Black Halo Racing aluminum front brake calipers (if they are released before the season starts)
  • Debating on what would be better intake insulation
  • Fixing a small coolant leak, while replacing the Thermostat and Waterpump
  • Finish fixing the suspension preload issue in the rear by threading the coilover sleeves fully
  • New set of R compounds and street tires (debating on trying the BFGoodrich R compounds and maybe a cheaper street tire just to get around)
And that's it! I sure do have my work cut out for me, but I feel as though I'll be as close as possible to the final product as I'd like. Thoughts? I'd love to hear em. In the meantime, stay tuned!

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