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Re: New Personal Best with 1837


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1220999 posted 11/26/15 09:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
that's getting off lucky!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221016 posted 11/27/15 12:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's what I thought it would be, seeing how you always have trouble with your shaft.....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221950 posted 12/20/15 06:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well, I know I said I was done for the season, but I lied. Breaking an axle on the second pass last time I was at the track kept me from tapping into the car's full potential, which really sucked. Not only that, but I really wanted to push the car on the bastard 20G just to see what it was capable of, especially on E85. So, I figured what the hell, I'd hit the track up one last time before the snow files.

So, once again I drove the shit box an hour to Capitol to make a few passes. The high temperature was only 45* today, so I wasn't incredibly hopeful that I'd get out of the hole on a cold ass track. Turns out, the track prep guys were on their A game today, and that shit was sticky as fuck. Of the half dozen times I've been there, the track has never been prepped that good, IMO. I was cutting 1.7 60's all day. First, let me say, I'm far from a pro driver. And second, I'm on Dunlop Direzza DZ101's at ~30psi...Not exactly a racecar recipe for good launches. The track was honestly just prepped really damn good. With consistent 1.7 60' foot times, the car ran 12.2's all day. The best pass was 12.1 @ 117.

Boost was peaking at around 28psi dropping to 26 at redline. Timing was still super conservative at 17* peak. There was plenty of room for more boost and timing, but before I got a chance to mess with the tune the car broke.

Somehow, 2 blades broke off of my brand new SPAL fan, which knocked a hole in the radiator. The car started pissing water everywhere, so I had to call it quits. I had one of my buddies grab some gas tank repair epoxy from the nearby parts store, and patched it up so I could limp the car an hour home. The is the second time I've had a SPAL fan that blades busted off of. It happened at the track BOTH times too, so IDK WTF is going on with that. It sucks, because the radiator and fan were damn near brand new.

Pretty much no fucks given that the car is broke, though. A new personal best isn't a bad way to end the season, broken car or not. I honestly think the car has a 11 second pass in it as it's current configured. With a better trans, I know it's an 11 second car as is. But, with plans to have the new 68HTA in new year, I'm not sure if I'll get another opportunity to push the car like it sits right now. I guess we'll see what next year has in store.

Per the usual, here's a photo dump of the day and some video of the 12.2 pass. There are a few shots of my buddy Dan's Talon and MK3 Supra as well.

1837 going 12.2























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Edited by GSTwithPSI (02/09/16 06:45 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221951 posted 12/20/15 06:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice runs! Can't wait to see the 68hta!!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221952 posted 12/20/15 07:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Something must be twisting/flexing/distorting to allow the blades to make contact with something.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221954 posted 12/20/15 10:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
congrats, good way to end the season aside from the radiator



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221955 posted 12/20/15 10:17 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
congrats, good way to end the season aside from the radiator



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221958 posted 12/21/15 08:09 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
nice run. try a mishimoto fan..



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221959 posted 12/21/15 10:29 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ never thought i'd see the day people start recommending Mishimoto over SPAL...
I think Mishi has upped their game in recent years, and not just in a marketing capacity. If it does prove to just be a defective fan, then sure, give one of those a shot. I might chalk one up to an anomaly or defective, but 2 SPALs failed now? Gotta wonder if something else is afoot. Brett i'm sure you'll figure it out.

Nice runs, BTW. Glad to see the car finally coming into its own!!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221963 posted 12/21/15 11:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
the high flow fan i just got to cool my scirocco radiator seems to be of very high quality and when i jumped the fan to see its flow it was cranking the CFM. i got a 12" and its rated for 1850 CFM. this is it click i have yet to run the car though as its getting a lot of upgrades and still isn't done.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221968 posted 12/21/15 01:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Had you been running a hot pipe you could have broke the 11s....



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221971 posted 12/21/15 02:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting iceman69510:

Something must be twisting/flexing/distorting to allow the blades to make contact with something.




I'd say your right! You don't install rad fans this way Brett...


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221973 posted 12/21/15 03:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That's an old picture of an old setup. This was the current fan setup:


There's a gasket on the perimeter of each fan. There's nearly a 1/4 of clearance between the blades and the closest part of the radiator. Apparently, that wasn't enough. To be clear, I know it's not the fault of the fan. It's something I'm doing. I'm guessing the plastic ties that push through the radiator aren't cutting it at 100+ mph, seeing as this only happens when I'm at the track.

No biggie, it's a cheap radiator and the fan isn't horribly expensive either. It just sucks I have to replace them both seeing as they were both fairly new. Gotta pay to play I guess.



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Edited by GSTwithPSI (12/21/15 03:41 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221974 posted 12/21/15 03:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Congrats Brett and good thinking on the quick repair. Saved some serious cash on the tow truck.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1221980 posted 12/21/15 05:53 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Fan diameter is too big for the radiator. IMO, it should mount flush with the core. Congrats on the new times! Keep making that progress.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1222087 posted 12/24/15 09:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice runs! Glad to see the car getting to where you want it. I've broke the plastic zip ties on launches before. I'd say its the launch breaking them more than the 100+ speeds. Good job.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231551 posted 09/05/16 03:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Got to take the car out to the track and make some passes last Friday. I didn't run as fast as I would have liked to, but it was nice to make some shakedown passes on the new setup. I mainly struggled with traction and shifts, both of which hurt on the slips. Before Friday, I probably launched the car one other time on the new turbo/motor, and it showed. I couldn't cut a decent 60' all night. With a few adjustments, I'll get back out and make some quicker passes when it cools off here in the Fall.

Although I didn't achieve any new personal bests, the car ran rock solid all night. I hot lapped the first two passes to beat staging traffic, and the car didn't give a single fuck. Temps stayed in check, and the motor runs awesome. Best of all, no breakages...Which is more than I can say for a bunch of other people at the track that day. I think I spent half the night with my thumb in my ass waiting for the track crew to clean up oil and shit from breakages.

Luckily, a few friends showed, so there was somebody to BS with while we waited. I got a few pics with Jason's MKIV Supra (runs 9's on a street tire) and my buddy Dan's 1GA Talon.










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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231553 posted 09/05/16 04:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice! I'll have to swing by one night when you head there! By the way what the tracks name and where is it located?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231559 posted 09/05/16 08:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It's Capitol Raceway in Crofton, MD.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231568 posted 09/06/16 09:05 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Man...that car is NICE looking...and seems to be a "nice middle ground" for power and street use.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231782 posted 09/14/16 01:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks, Nate.

I'm not sure I'll ever get the car into the 10's (and definitely not a quickly as you did), but 11's would be nice.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231810 posted 09/15/16 08:46 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
10's aint all it's cracked up to be , I'd switch turbos and power bands with you any day, cause my "ten sec car" isn't all that much fun to daily drive on street tires and no power till 5500rpm. As Iv said in other places, Im going to mod my GVR4 to be more like yours with a small turbo that spools fast, and a complete car that's nicer and more sorted out.

Kudos

you coming up to Etown for the Mitsu vs Subaru race Oct 22 by any chance? I missed out on meeting you at the shootout, would be cool to catch up.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231827 posted 09/15/16 08:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I hadn't considered it, but sounds like a good time. Details on the event?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231908 posted 09/19/16 04:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
It sucks running 12.1, doesn't it? I mean, you feel like 11's are just so close... then you go out and run again and don't do as well.
At least, that's exactly what happened with my car. Seems the same here.
Maybe i'll get it out again this year, but I doubt it. Until i put new tires on it, i don't think i'm going to beat my 12.1 ET or my 118mph trap. Not on 92 octane pump gas alone, anyway.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1231911 posted 09/19/16 06:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yeah, I feel like I have a love hate relationship with the car at the track. It always seems like when I go out and expect nothing, I run my best times. This last time out I told myself breaking 11's was the goal, and you see how that worked out

Oh well, it gives me something to keep working toward.



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