posted on March 14, 2017 14:01
Sneak Peek: Global Time Attack Cars Round 1
The crew from Snail Performance brought out their pair of Subarus. His and hers pairing (Markos and Sally) had a great weekend with Markos taking first and Sally third in Street AWD. Markos’ car had just been pulled back out of mothballs and Sally’s car had just finished being reworked the night before. Stay tuned for features on both cars soon!
Sally’s car has goodies from COBB and Turbosmart to handle the air duties.
The interior is actually still relatively intact as it has to be when competing in the Street class. I’m not sure how comfy that passenger shell would be to sit in…. yeah yeah, it’s missing some padding that would usually be there.
I dig that 4-door white Impreza.
A dozen years ago, seeing a pony car at a road course would be a rarity. But now the current Mustang is a fantastic turning machine.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:35 PM
is speed tape an actual thing or is that just what you call duct tape when you put it on a car for speed purposes?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:38 PM
Awesome write up!!!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:45 PM
Pfft... 250 oil temp on the Golf R is nothing... I saw 272 on my NC Miata at my last track day :D
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:52 PM
Speed tape is also known as 200mph tape in NASCAR at Daytona. Or 100mph tape at Martinsville. Or in the HVAC industry and walking down the isle of Home Depot, duct tape :)
272f? damn... what was the ambient air temp? I bet with the Golf R, if the ambient temp is 90F, the oil temp will be well over 270F. Maybe pushing 280-290.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:49 AM
I really like all these simple, low-buck aero treatments. It's amazing what a difference some of them make.
Once you get a feeling of aerodynamic loading through the vehicle, you start to notice it everywhere (i.e. the 'sucking' effect when a triple-trailer passes by you at high speed, or the gentle rocking behind a truck from the vortex shedding from a trailer).
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:14 AM
@warmmilk Yes, there is a thing called racer's tape. It's lighter than duct tape and the adhesive is different too. We use this all the time. And it comes in colors!
We use this to tape wheel weights now too:
But you can grab that at the big orange...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:27 AM
ambient temps were mid to low 70's, high 60's towards the end of the day. it was one of them SCCA track nights things that go 4-8. I forgot my OBD2 dongle that day so I couldn't log coolant temps, but they never went above 210 on a hotter day with harder driving...
Friday, March 17, 2017 2:43 PM
@warmmilk, personally, 210F coolant makes me a little eh... If I were you, I'd just get a bigger radiator. That will also help bring down your oil temps as the engine will run cooler overall. Not a ton cooler on the oil, maybe like 5F as a ballpark guess, but better than nothing. That's assuming your coolant temps stay down around 190F.
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:21 PM
I'm gonna be doing a 2.5 swap and I'll do the radiator and add an oil cooler at the same time. I actually already have a CSF radiator sitting in a box, although I might sell it for a triple pass unit. But either way, its not going in till I get the new engine.
Friday, March 17, 2017 4:32 PM
Those front end wheel vents on the Shelby are not unique to it, S550 Mustangs with Performance Pack option also have that. Maybe all GTs do, I dunno. Is it OK to look under the "skirts" of another guy's car? In the interest of science of course.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 4:37 PM
Anyone know if the AMOR AUTOSPORT Subaru guy is on this board? I am also running a Full Race kit w/ BW 7670 EFR and and a TurboSmart duel port canister and I am having issues with not holding enough boost and boost tapering off and not holding.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 4:39 PM
I am wondering if he is using both side of the wastegate and what kind of preload he is running.