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Freakin' awesome man! Can't wait to see some Youtube videos!
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:10 PM
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Freakin' awesome man! Can't wait to see some Youtube videos!
Thanks Nick. There's a couple here: BRAID Wheels USA - YouTube
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[url=http://www.9magazine.com/sideways-through-a-field-a-carrera-tale/[/url]

Here is my take on the event. Thanks to BRAID for letting me tag along!
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Great article by Bradley

http://www.9magazine.com/sideways-through-a-field-a-carrera-tale/
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No sure where you are located, but that would make an ideal setup for Tarmac rally run here in Newfoundland Canada. Look at Targa Newfoundland - It's About the Drive and see what we have to offer. Would love to see more Porsches running it here.
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No sure where you are located, but that would make an ideal setup for Tarmac rally run here in Newfoundland Canada. Look at Targa Newfoundland - It's About the Drive and see what we have to offer. Would love to see more Porsches running it here.
We are in South East Michigan, Every year I think about Taga Newfoundland though it's way beyond where I am right now with my motorsport. As I am just 15 miles from Canada I always think Newfoundland can't be that far. Then I look at the map. Maybe one day. I don't feel old enough to have a bucket list yet (probably am though) but if I di it would be on it, near the top.
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Not much action lately but the holidays have slowed down wheels sales, allowing us to get into the shop and take care of a few issues.

First off we added some bling with some number circles and decals. Car has to pay for it's keep after all.

68922_2690954129601_630903564_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

281212_2690954609613_91108663_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

184581_2690954849619_1483823861_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Sorry the pictures are a bit naff. It was very cold and wet outside. Ths scheme is sort of temporary till we are ready to repaint the car.


Our car came with a missing windshield washer bottle. As a used replacement runs around $75 we rigged up this universal version. After blowing out the lines we now have a clean windshield

385582_2700229121470_781658552_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr
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We changed the studs in the rear to 72mm so we could run spacers. Fitment was a bit tight but after grinding a chamfer on the threaded end and an edge off the shoulder they slipped into place. We decided not to use brute force for once and selected an appropriate tool.

We are currently using a 12mm spacer which gives the 15x6.5 wheels the same effective offset as the OE 7" wheel but have enough thread left to go to 25mm if needed.

206798_2707351979537_1922978834_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

309344_2707352219543_115964364_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

281769_2707352499550_446195391_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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599559_2707352979562_883240523_n (1) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

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74990_2707353459574_1266940452_n (1) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

75971_2707408540951_1479782330_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Fronts next. Longer studs but no spaces planned for now.
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Took the car out for a "spin" yesterday.

64092_2713165844880_1429246622_n (1) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

It did surprisingly well; lots of traction from the Firestone Winterforce tires, not much understeer except at really low speeds. Very controllable oversteer at moderate speeds. I didn't get to fully open it up though so can't comment on high speed behavior.


During my play time I did get to weigh the car at a friend's shop with his very nice wireless setup:

533590_2713376970158_56822731_n (1) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Here's the result with me in the driver's seat, 1/2 tank of fuel and spare tire and tools removed. Race trim.

531780_2713377170163_1255202696_n (1) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr
Or, if you prefer:

164653_2715413701075_1761487897_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


How does it look?
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Mmmm... me thinks not good. I have something in the back of my teeny-wheeny grey matter that say's factory had a 40lb limit side to side but I'm not sure if that would be a loaded or unloaded car (with or without you in the seat).

More knowledgeable chaps will weigh in.
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wonder how imp. that is for a rallye car?
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your cross weights should be 50% try to increase the ride height on the right rear a bit. Nice car!
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your cross weights should be 50% try to increase the ride height on the right rear a bit. Nice car!
Thanks bassam. I'm not going to worry about it for now. Ee have not settled on a ride height and still have quite a few mods to do not the least of which is replacing the battery with a small Oddyssey.
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Tomorrow's exploits:


Season Opener Rallycross at Crystal


Wish us luck!
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Carrera Triumphs Again

This car is proving to be an ideal weapon in the world of SCCA RallyCross as yesterday, driven by guest driver Scott Harvey and owner Paul Eddleston it achieved first and second place in the Detroit Region Season Opener held in Crystal, Michigan.

Conditions were frigid for the morning session and competitors were presented with a frozen solid dirt surface with litlle snow coverage, even the portions of course inside the dirt ovel track. The Carrera, on it's Winterforce tires once again had an advantage in traction over the other Prepared RWD who's engines were all in the "wrong" place for such conditions. The course started out wide and open and gave some wonderful arse-out drifting opportunities but one had to reign it in for the last third as it got much tighter and slippier as it entered and traversed the oval to the finish, albeit by a circuitous route.

The afternoon session was a different story. The course was run backwards and with temperatures climbing into the 30s a sloppy goop had formed on top of frozen dirt, churned up by the AWD classes before us. Still, once we picked our way carefully through the oval track section we could open up the car, with a little care than we both used, to set some really quick times. One or two of our runs came to grief however as we both had instances of instananeuos oversteer in some of the faster sections, resulting in a few spins and multiple cone penalties between us. Still, the other competitors suffered similar fates and we came out on top again.

It was good to finally drive the car fast on the loose and I was amazed how competant it is. It just bites you in the bum surprisingly quickly if you overstep with no way of rescuing it. Lot to learn with this one. The car ran flawlessly agaiin despite the beating. Only issue was a burnt out blower motor for outside air but as the outside air was freezing we didn't miss it much. Might do next time. Easy fix?

Next event: round two on February 15th or thereabouts. Maybe some performance mods can be incorporated before then.

Here's some pictures and video links. More should surface over the next week or so.
601192_10151208681755773_1757241362_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

395492_10151208681740773_1561799158_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

537391_2738312033519_318778066_n (1) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


IN CAR:

911 RallyCross in car - YouTube


EXTERIOR:

BRAID USA Ralllycross 911 #2 - YouTube

BRAID USA Rallycross 911#3 - YouTube

BRAID USA Rallycross 911 #4 - YouTube

BRAID USA Rallycross #5 - YouTube
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Here's some more videos of the event from Brian Thorpe:

Crystal Rallycross Jan 2013, Part 1 - YouTube

Crystal Rallycross Jan 2013, Part 1 - YouTube
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I just found out the car produced the fastest time of the day at the RallyCross this past weekend. Scott was driving not me but it's still very gratifying; it was faster than all the heavily modified Subarus and other well developed cars.



As the car was still on the trailer Tuesday morning we decided to drop it off at Thompson Racing Fabrication to get some "Porsche Protection" installed. That's skid plates and oil cooler system shields in English.


580617_2738334114071_308898609_n (1) by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

Their almost completed rally Lancer in the background is amazing.

207741_2744613351048_317572035_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Despite spending $10 of my life savings and the best part of an hour of my life at the local power wash the underside still looked like this when we got it on the hoist.

64982_2744613591054_1919116167_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Still, it's a lot cleaner then the floor of the power wash bay I used. Wont be invited back there again.

Stuff keeps showing for the car. Wish I had time to install it all. Yesterday pedals, foot rest and a throttle pedal lifter from Pelican.

431196_2746917968662_1571795078_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr


Today some rubber floor mats. I was going to get racing red but bottled out and got safe grey instead.

429104_2752205900857_1870276030_n by Team Illuminata Motorsport, on Flickr

I'll post pictures of Ryan's handiwork when we get the car back next week.

Have a great weekend.

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That looks like so much fun!

I was going to pull the trigger on an 85 that would have become a rally car but the wife said no to the purchase.
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That looks like so much fun!

I was going to pull the trigger on an 85 that would have become a rally car but the wife said no to the purchase.
It is. May I suggest a motorsport oriented business so you can justify all your crazy ideas.
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Was it THE Scott Harvey of Mopar rally fame?
The guy is amazing behind the wheel, and he has a rally prepped 911 that sees the back roads around Temecula and Palm Springs
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