it would be dope if you can make it..top is gonna be running his fc this event...hopefully he does good..
It's an FC, he'll be good.
I would like to drive this weekend honestly, but with the amount of money I've invested, and all the efforts of friends, and sponsors I can't/will not risk it this time. I'll be sitting out the rest of the Vegas Pro-Am season with the exception of FD Vegas, and will be focusing on Top Drift to run FD in 2013.
Since I've been MIA with the car build in Colorado, here are a few photos of some of the stuff that went down up there.
Pulled my new 13b-REW out of Grid-1 Motorsports Pikes Peak/Drift FC RX7 with the help of the shop owner, Don, as well as the old 13b-t from my personal FC.
Took the chassis to the car wash, sprayed out the 3 seasons worth of oil, dirt, and tire debris that was everywhere to make it easier to work on.
Made a mount based off the Grid-1 FC, and mounted it up with JR's help
Pulled the Intakes off, and started taping it up to paint it Satin Black, and noticed how huge the Irons were ported
1 thing cool about the S6 motor is the fact that they have a lot more vacuum ports, and coolant lines when compared to the standard S4 13b-t. The only downside - blocking off the ones you're not using. I must've made about 6 block off plates the first night.
Got rid of the stock wiring that i had tucked under my V-mount, and made a custom mount for the battery, and remote kill/power distribution block. So much cleaner inside the car with the Painless 8 Circuit Fused switch Panel, and race wiring.
Getting in on that Instagram cool kid hype. Just kidding, but here are some of the pics i tossed on Instagram.
I made some actual weld on tabs to the bash bar to mount the oil coolers as opposed to the last bolt on bracket idea which was cool, but not ideal. welded those guys up, and the finished result
Playing around with where to mount this thing. Originally i wanted it in the glove box, but Don brought up a good point about having to access it, in a seated/harnessed position. Was thinking of doing it on the upper cross bar on the cage, and running the wiring down, and Don pointed out a better spot on the cage door bar (at the floor) beside the seat which i really liked. But then got to thinking about there not being any weather stripping anywhere, and the fact that someone could potentially t-bone that spot (ironic huh) and could break the panel so i went with this spot for the time being. me breaking my $100 S5 center vents also added to this decision.... lol Ultimately I would like to build a carbon/carbon kevlar switch panel mount like the HKS JGTC/drift cars
Pretty much where I'm at right now. Was going to redo the i/c charge pipe to this i/c core, but i swooped a larger core @ Hot Line Performance and will be using that, with custom end tanks, as well as cutting out the bent core support and doing some dimple plate mounts for everything.
I've always had a pretty sketchy car, with some things either being on point, or no where near. for once, it's very close to being a seriously competitive car, and look rad (key part for me) thanks to Grid-1's efforts, so i am breaking the habit of rushing to make things happen. Don @ Grid-1 Motorsports helped a bunch with a lot of things throughout, and I'm beyond excited to get it going, and drive it. Thanks man! Hopefully be all squared away asap, and make another trip up for tuning/testing in the next few weeks.
For those of you who haven't seen their shop, see what they're all about @ http://www.grid1motorsport.com/team-and-car/