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Posted: Jul 4 2011, 11:27 PM


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QUOTE (DigiBunny @ 18 minutes, 48 seconds ago)
I'm a tad curious. How does the fit handle around the track?

Quite well. smile.gif

The balance is more toward understeer, but you can effectively trail-brake for some rotation at the rear end because the Fit's quite front-heavy.

Lack of straight-line oomph is the only real downside. On BRC, I found to my surprise I can corner as hard and as fast as a well-driven Impreza STi at the long, sweeping double-apex Brian's Corner, but the Scooby will leave the Fit for dead as it exits into the back straight.
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ITB kit and a full exhaust to make the fit more hearty and rev freely would help on BRC.
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Posted: Jul 5 2011, 04:40 PM


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QUOTE (Jardim @ 1 hour, 39 minutes ago)
ITB kit and a full exhaust to make the fit more hearty and rev freely would help on BRC.

A well-known shop here does an intake/headers/Unichip piggyback FC package for the Fit, good to liberate ~25 WHP or so.

Unfortunately the Fit's engines just don't lend themselves well to releasing more power, especially via the NA route. You could, but it's really not cost-effective. I'm not sure who makes ITBs for L-series engines; I don't think anybody does! Most Fit people would just add a turbo, swap the header, tune it properly and call it a day, but shelling out serious coin for 120-150WHP on boost is also kind of disappointing.

Long story short, it's either K20 swap or boost, and both are prohibitively pricey. I'd rather spend my money on more seat time. Definitely won't be getting out of Bracket F, but I figure I can still beat 2:20 on BRC before my Kumho Ecsta SPTs go bald. smile.gif
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QUOTE (Type 100 @ 1 hour, 53 minutes ago)
A well-known shop here does an intake/headers/Unichip piggyback FC package for the Fit, good to liberate ~25 WHP or so.

Unfortunately the Fit's engines just don't lend themselves well to releasing more power, especially via the NA route. You could, but it's really not cost-effective. I'm not sure who makes ITBs for L-series engines; I don't think anybody does! Most Fit people would just add a turbo, swap the header, tune it properly and call it a day, but shelling out serious coin for 120-150WHP on boost is also kind of disappointing.

Long story short, it's either K20 swap or boost, and both are prohibitively pricey. I'd rather spend my money on more seat time. Definitely won't be getting out of Bracket F, but I figure I can still beat 2:20 on BRC before my Kumho Ecsta SPTs go bald. smile.gif

Way too much talk about power for someone on really bad tires. Fix your tire situation first, that'll find you way more time.
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QUOTE (flohtingPoint @ 32 minutes, 26 seconds ago)
Way too much talk about power for someone on really bad tires.  Fix your tire situation first, that'll find you way more time.

Nah. Not overly concerned with power, I was just responding as best as I could to the suggestions. Cost-wise, I already know upping power is not a viable avenue for me to get my laptimes down. Any gains will have to come from rubber or suspension.

Agreed on the tire issue, they're nice for daily-driven street tires but I do feel them holding me back. Then again, if I can extract the maximum out of them first, that'd bode well for any stickier rubber. My instructor drove my car with me riding shotgun, and he squeezed out a trio of scorching 2:17.2 laps...but also boiled my brake fluid in the process.

Advan Neova AD08s are way too pricey and don't last long enough...considering Goodyear Eagle RS-Sport rubbers once the Kumhos get worn as they're the next best thing available here.

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Well at least you should get a different set for the streets im sure you could find some decent honda alloys for a street set and a track set.
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kosei wheels are dirt cheap and fairly light. I'd invest in a set for track tires. I have them on my time trial car and they're rather nice.
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How do you get those lateral acceleration skidpad and the speed on the video? Do you get raw feeds from the sensors completed with timestamps? How do you synchronize the data with the video footage? Just curious.
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As far as days off planned so far...

MitsuStyle Cruise
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MAPerformance Proving Grounds
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Autox School (my dad's running his STi)
Mitsubishi Owners Day Texas (flying down)
Iowa Subaru Club Marshalltown autox (private event at the go kart track, ALL OF THE SEAT TIME!)

I'll decide on other stuff as time gets closer, I really don't want to be that guy that goes through and asks for every weekend off without giving others the chance to get in. Should be at least 12 local autox events so I won't have any issues picking and choosing. Also looking at doing the Amery Airport run this year (and hopefully not losing an engine right before it again).
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QUOTE (Perry @ 2 hours, 15 minutes ago)
How do you get those lateral acceleration skidpad and the speed on the video? Do you get raw feeds from the sensors completed with timestamps? How do you synchronize the data with the video footage? Just curious.

The camera itself does the data logging (common now on a lot of GPS-cameras), and if i recall last I heard he was using software that pulled all the numbers from the raw data and puts them into pretty graphs for us to enjoy.
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QUOTE (Perry @ Feb 28 2012, 09:01 PM)
How do you get those lateral acceleration skidpad and the speed on the video? Do you get raw feeds from the sensors completed with timestamps? How do you synchronize the data with the video footage? Just curious.

Matt pretty much nailed the answer. I was not driving my own kart since the head gasket decided to go during the winter. On my kart I have a very sophisticated data-logging system consisting of a 10hz GPS, accelerometer, throttle/brake position sensors, EGT and Water temp sensors, RPM sensor all in my MyChron 4 2T. I also have a ContourGPS camera which provides a dumbed down version of data-logging with a 2hz GPS in it. For the data overlay I use a program called "DashWare" which allows me to import the .csv files and sync the data with gauges.


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As far as days off planned so far...

MitsuStyle Cruise
'Style dyno day
MAPerformance Proving Grounds
MAPerformance Boost for Boobies charity dyno event
Autox School (my dad's running his STi)
Mitsubishi Owners Day Texas (flying down)
Iowa Subaru Club Marshalltown autox (private event at the go kart track, ALL OF THE SEAT TIME!)


You should do the Toledo Pro Solo ( http://www.scca.com/solo/content.cfm?cid=44512&tag=62 ) and the Peru National Tour ( http://www.scca.com/solo/content.cfm?cid=44511&tag=60 ), they are fairly near you. It'll give you a good idea of what national level talent is like and it's a lot of fun. Also, Toledo is known around the country as THE BEST grip you'll get. The airport runway is amazing concrete.

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QUOTE (flohtingPoint @ 4 hours, 36 minutes ago)
You should do the Toledo Pro Solo ( http://www.scca.com/solo/content.cfm?cid=44512&tag=62 ) and the Peru National Tour ( http://www.scca.com/solo/content.cfm?cid=44511&tag=60 ), they are fairly near you. It'll give you a good idea of what national level talent is like and it's a lot of fun. Also, Toledo is known around the country as THE BEST grip you'll get. The airport runway is amazing concrete.

I'll take a peek and see if they're in the cards. Texas is mostly paid for as of now but that doesn't mean the drinking won't kill any extraneous travel funds.
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Thanks for this. very informative indeed!
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Not anything I should post in the build thread, since this is in my dad's car. Here, has some watches.

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