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s15 time attack. got bored, bought a lot of carbon

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Nice work man great to see it out there! :)

Those front guards look huge they're swallowing those rims whole! :)

 

Did you get any incar?

 

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haven't updated this in a while, haven't done much tho haha had another day out mid january at mallala and basically just changed the springs over to some stiffer springs. the day was 45 degrees so no quick times were put down just thrashed through some sections and cruised. but the times i have in sections on the gps improved by a second on most so i should hopefully get to that 1:20 next day.

 

 

list of things to buy still sits at ecu, fuel setup for e85, oil cooler, then a tune. atm engine wise it still sits stock as a rock at 9psi so might even wind it up a little for the next cool day.

but before i get to the engine side of things im still tempted to get a lighter one piece tailshaft, change the final drive and maybe lighter axles to get better response through rotational mass etc. would be interesting to see how fast i can get it before i mod the engine.

 

few pics

 

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this section i improved by over a second alone without pushing it to where i have the points. so more track time plus setting the car up should be good.

 

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another recent track day complete, still stuck at 1:24. looks like i might need to put all my bits and pieces on sooner for more power, but will try a few more things to still try and get to 1.20 before i touch the engine.

 

 

some incar footage trying to keep up with 300 + rwkw dato and gtr is a bit hard on straights lol

 

 

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welllll, since i have become bored with the car since i havent done any "major" work for a few months, i decided to start ripping into it haha

 

so i decided to make moulds of the front guards and made them 20mm wider at the front of the wheel arch due to rubbing issues and have made carbon guards for the front, pics up this weekend of them fitted.

 

next is the rear quarters which again i will make around 20-30mm wider again so i can fit the tyre sizes i wanted. 275-295 instead of 255. again guard clearance issues. so i will start cutting into the rear quarters extending them out and making the rear duct larger in doing so :D then onto the side skirts which i plan on changing slightly...

 

once that is done i am cutting into the rear boot. ANGLE GRINDER TIMEEEE AGAIN :D plan is to make a smooth bottom and ready for a surge tank / fuel setup on top.

 

every body loves carbon lol except my hands XD

 

few pics.

 

getting the guiard ready with release agents etc

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all polished and ready to go

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out of the mold and all the release agents cleaned off

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all trimmed up but a bit dusty

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put some foam core in there for a bit more strength and a few other ideas i may have.

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sorry about the lack of working pics, but a bit hard once you start.

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nice work. Prior to this, how much experience have you had on working with composites and making panels?

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nice work. Prior to this, how much experience have you had on working with composites and making panels?

I made my front splitter. Haha that's it. Just go all out haha I learn pretty quick haha apart from auto electrical, I'm slow at learning that.

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Oh, and not that I really done it for weight saving, more of a I wanted to try it and widen my guards, they weigh 1.1 kilo. Will have to weigh the originals to see what they are.

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Didn't get much done on the weekend, bit sore after playing football. Contact sports and running suck.

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god dang

can you make me some front guards and a splitter like yous?

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Have missed the updates on your car for a few months. Awesome progress. Love the carbon work.

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Nice work man bet that big roll of twill cost you a bit!

Did you wet lay this?

 

 

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cheers guys, yeah wet layed into the mold then vacuum bagged it. definately interesting doing it. a lot of work tho in prepping and finishing it off. makes me wish i had a big shed out the back of my house so i could do 5 minutes here and there instead of killing off my weekends haha

 

but who am i kidding, i have no money for fun , its spent on the car haha

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car is starting to get serious by the looks of things.. not like it wasn't serious already :thumb:

 

just out of interest, how strong would that carbon fibre guard be compared to fibre glass.. say if you were to try and put a hammer through both, what would be the difference in force and effort required to do so?

 

only reason i ask is because we all know carbon fibre is mind blowing strong and light.. but for a DIY CF job compared to say a professional CF manufacture product. how strong is strong?

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No idea haha my splitter is still going strong and has taken a few hits. After I have finished I may take a hammer and compare :P

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This is an epic build! Well done man :)

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annnnnnd got bored on sunday whilst being hung over so i got the little air grinder out and cut into some more stuff haha living the dream...

 

due to what many of my mates may believe i do have a plan when i work but it may look like i just randomly cut stuff.

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soo now im making templates so i can neatly start making the plug for the mold to what i want. little bit left and hopefully have both sides all completed by the end of weekend ready for slapping on some fibreglass :) 3 months left till the next track day.

 

 

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just going to invert the rear "drag flap"

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and this section will all be hollow once the mold is done and the wheel well all cut out and air tunnelled through to this point. bottom of the bumper will be cut out and a large tunnel in the center of the car from the diff to help with the air flow to reduce the drag

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ok pics failed so will try again

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dude so f**king good!

 

wouldnt be interested in making a mould up of my new guards? sick off paying 600 bucks a pair to get them shipped from the states hahaha

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cut out the templates in mdf and attached to the car, little bogging, still need to sand, but thats tomorrows job on my day off :)

 

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molded up and ready for a trim and polish

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one side to go, then onto the rear XD one month before i head off for some holidays.

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bit of an update from before i left for new zealand the other month. finished off the molding of the other rear guard (getting quicker at this).

 

also started cutting out a hole bunch of shit from the rear end because i was having grinder withdrawls again.

 

now that im back from holidays i can start ripping it to this and hopefully have it up and running for a private track day in august im booked in at.

 

fun busy times ahead

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list of shit to do-

- fill fridge with beer

- stack more beer next to fridge

- make both carbon rear guards

- make tunnel in wheel wells to rear

- make central tunnel

- make flat floor above central tunnel

- divert fuel hose to boot area

- repaint (not essential before next track day)

- paint my car trailer haha

- eat viet meat rolls

- late night aero testing :ph34r:

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haha yeah, roast pork with chilli and also a combination with chilli and maybe some stuffed chicken legs and cold rolls. mmmmm thats gonna be my saturday lunch :P

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