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This thread is a great place to start:
A lap in my new girly boxster

There are many other weight loss threads here. Every Kg matters. Don't forget Jenny Craig. Lightening the spacer behind the wheel has multiple benefits.
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This thread is a great place to start:
A lap in my new girly boxster

There are many other weight loss threads here. Every Kg matters. Don't forget Jenny Craig. Lightening the spacer behind the wheel has multiple benefits.
Thank you for the link - I have already done most of the stuff that has been done to that car as well (within the regulations we have). I am now at the small stuff - excluding changing body panels to fibreglass, which I will do next winter...
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Thank you for the link - I have already done most of the stuff that has been done to that car as well (within the regulations we have). I am now at the small stuff - excluding changing body panels to fibreglass, which I will do next winter...
If I remember right, Eric's car is still about 90kg lighter than yours. He needed to bolt-in lead to meet Spec minimum weight. He is also no featherweight driver. Keep digging. There is more gold to be mined from that chassis.
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If I remember right, Eric's car is still about 90kg lighter than yours. He needed to bolt-in lead to meet Spec minimum weight. He is also no featherweight driver. Keep digging. There is more gold to be mined from that chassis.
Yeah we ended up at about 2400lbs on our BSR's. The Boxster S transmission is about 40lbs heavier though. My roof is a bit lighter than factory hardtop too. No window glass, no motors or lifter assembly, no door wiring harness, and gutted the steel in the doors

Now that I'm out of spec, I'll be adding carbon cup car doors and a lexan windshield to start off. Maybe some other composite panels in the near future. But I also added the 6 speed transmission so I'll be gaining a few back.
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Good to see you still running Eric (I keep following on Facebook), please keep us posted on progress - I am following in your shadow as the regulations over here are much more relaxed that for you, and I will be doing some of the same stuff as you in the future...

We have some small restrictions on what we can change on the car, but the only class specification is kg/bhp. So I am free to lighten the car as much as I want and to upgrade the engine as well - only impact is that I will change class...

Yes, the Boxster S is heavier. But I do have some plans for what I will seek to do before next season (time and cash permitting), and some that are already in plan during this season. Bottom line is to get the car down from a kg/bhp at 5 to a kg/bhp close to 4 which is the limit in the class I am running in at the moment. I think that with a mix between reducing weight and some engine upgrades I should be able to get there

Please let me know if you are putting any of the parts that you are removing from the Boxster up for sale, as I might be very interested in some of them...
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So, last weekend was the 3rd race in the Porsche Sports Cup Scandinavia in Finland. We were again back at Ahvenisto, which is a great track to race on.

I had some good fights with competitors for both start one and start two, but in the end finished both starts 1st in class and 3rd overall.

We are now half way threw the season and I am leading with 43 points in the season - http://cms.porsche-clubs.com/PorscheClubs/prc_finland/files/2012%20sarjataulukko.pdf

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Glad to hear the car his holding together.

When racing, what would be the lifespan of the transmission? Do you run a oil cooler on it?
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Glad to hear the car his holding together.

When racing, what would be the lifespan of the transmission? Do you run a oil cooler on it?
Not sure how long the transmission will last - it is holding on good still

I am actually going to change it soon, but will give more details closer to the time - but not due to issues with the one that is in the car now, it is an upgrade as such!

I do not run a cooler on the transmission, but might consider it in the future.
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Just realised that it is a long time since I last posted an update on my racing fun on here. Figured it was time to give an update and try to keep this up-to-date

So, my last post was early in in the 2012 season after the crash at Ahvenisto. To shorten the story and get us closer and up-to-date. I and the CoolCava Racing team had a great season. As a team we took 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall in the Sports Cup and 2nd overall in the GT3 Cup Trophy. Personally I took 1st in class and 2nd overall which I think is not to bad for my 2nd year racing

The not so bad part was that during the season I had two accidents. The first one I noted in the other thread when I took a corner wrong and ended up in the tire wall. The second time was another driver that failed to take a corner and drove straight into the side of my car. So by the end of the season I had damage to both sides of my car This is how my car looked by the end of the 2012 season...







But as someone who does try to always look on the bright side, I decided to see this as an opportunity for improvements, and generated a nice long project list for the winter and to get ready for the 2013 season - which starts at the end of next week

During the winter I did the following with the help from some great friends:
.- reprogrammed the DME with a race focused tune - will dyno next Monday.
.- Removed the factory 6 speed transmission and installed a 5 speed for better gearing.
.- Installed custom KW racing suspension




.- Installed a load of nice suspension upgrades from Tarett and ER




.- Got new (wider) wheels



And a long list with smaller upgrades, and repairs including several alterations to the bodywork - I did after all have crash damage to fix.
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If we now move to current status, the car is all ready for first race excluding getting the livery installed which is still getting cut... Here is some current pictures.








More to come after first race end of next week.

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Thanks for the update. Race on!
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hello,

very nice. So the engine is still running well ? Are the wheels anodized or painted ?
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Spent all day yesterday testing the car at Ahvenisto before first race of the season on Saturday. The car is running really good. Here is a video from the afternoon - Testing the CoolCava Racing Boxster S before 2013 season start - YouTube
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Thank you Matt, could you PM me some more details and price please?


So the weekend just gone was the start of the 2013 season in Finland with race 1 and 2 at Botniaring.

The weather was really good with sun and +15 in temp.

I discovered a problem during practice and had to stop early to get things fixed - the car was not behaving properly and did not feel correct. Took us quite some time to find the issue, but in the end we discovered that the right rear Elephant Racing control arm had come lose and had worked its way out to extreme camber and with it had given me some stupid amount of tow out on that wheel

One issue was that we could not find correct size spanners to sort it properly (they were all at home in the garage ), so we did the best we could to get it all back and tight and I ventured out again. We could not wind it in properly, so I ended up running the weekend with one rear wheel with way to much tow out!!!

Here we are trying to get things sorted out



But even with the problems on the rear wheel, the results were good At the end of the day, I took 1st in class and 4th overall in race 1, and 1st in class and 1st overall in race 2

A good start to the 2013 season!!!







In car video from race 1 can be found on the CoolCava Racing YouTube - CoolCava Racing Boxster - Porsche PRCF Sports Cup Race 1 - 2013 at Botniaring - YouTube
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Last Sunday was race 3 and 4 in the 2013 PRCF Sports Cup here in Finland, and whilst the Boxster performed outstandingly - the nut behind the wheel did not



RACE 3:

After the qualification round, I registered a best lap time to put me 4th on start grid.

I had a strong start and managed to get close to the leading car going into first corner - a right hand bend with me on the inside, and the car spun round and I ended up in the dirt! Our regulations specify that if you spin off (all 4 wheels outside the track) you get a drive through penalty. So I drove in and got the all clear - putting me in last position. Whilst I did not end up outside the track with the spin, both my front wheels were out when the spin stopped + I opted to drive forward and off the track to get back on which put me off the track! By the end of the race I finished overall 4th and 1st in class, having overtaken 5 cars - I am actually happy with this result

You can see the in-car video from this race on YouTube - CoolCava Racing Boxster - Porsche PRCF Sports Cup Race 3 - 2013 at Alastaro - YouTube

My fastest registered lap in this race was 1:30.323


RACE 4:

As I had clocked a good lap time in race 3, I started 2nd on the grid for this race. I decided to not go in so hot on the first corner this time, and as such by end of first lap I was overall 3rd. About half was into the race with me in a good lead I killed the Las Palmas hairpin bend at Alastaro (It has this name due to all the sand) and ended up in the dirt again

Whilst the spin in race 3 was driver error - going in to first corner to hot with cold rubber is not smart! I am not sure about the Las Palmas trip. I need to analyse the video and recorded data to find out more, but for some strange reason the brakes did not behave as normal for just this one time. The pedal went harder than normal and it felt like I did not have full stooping power? It is also possible that I stood on the stop-pedal to late - but I think I did not. Any how, I did not manage to make the turn! Any idea on this one???

Another visit in for a drive through penalty and out again. This time I was to far into the race to get all the way back up to the lead again, but I did finish overall 5th and 1st in class.

You can see the in-car video from this race on YouTube - CoolCava Racing Boxster - Porsche PRCF Sports Cup Race 4 - 2013 at Alastaro - YouTube

My fastest registered lap in this race was 1:29.617 - That was the fastest lap for that day for a not Cup car!!!

Now I have spent two days trying to clean all the sand out from the Boxster!

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Next Sunday will be race weekend time again, with race 5 and 6 in the PRCF SportsCup. This time we will be at the all new extended Botniaring in Finland which is now the longest and fastest circuit over here - should be fun

In between last race and this weekend I have done some small alterations to the front of the Boxster. I was not happy with the front splitter as it was - it did not sit flat (as you can see in some of the pictures posted before) and the tape did not look to nice. So I took on the largest fiberglass project I have done to date, and I am quite happy with the end results!





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Time for an update on the racing and current situation

Since last post I have raced at the new extended Botniaring and the street circuit in Seinäjoki. And in points I am currently leading the season!



But there are still 5 race starts remaining to the season, so things can still change big time

The new extended Botniaring was fantastic and fast. As you can see in the attached the old existing circuit is highlighted with blue, and the extension which is taken off after turn 3 is in red making the circuit much longer with a very fast long left hand bend.



This race day was also interesting in that it was the only day that week which had rain - days leading up to the race was warm with sun and even during the morning as we drove to Botniaring it was sun. As we arrived and started to set-up the rain came over and remained with us until we started to drive home after the event - then the sun came out again! So we got to race on a new circuit in the rain...

I changed to wet weather wheels and changed the suspension set-up a bit. I do like my new Tarett sway bars - so quick and easy to set it for the conditions, such as rain



But the day was a success and I managed to keep her on the track without any scary incidents. Here is an in-car video from the day - CoolCava Racing Boxster - Porsche PRCF Sports Cup Race 6 - 2013 at Botniaring - YouTube

Report from Seinäjoki will follow soon...
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OK, time to get up to date. Last race weekend we had was the weekend 27th and 28th of July and was in Seinäjoki here in Finland...



This one was a real adventure for me. One weekend a year the little town Seinäjoki in the North-West of Finland hosts a large event named "Race and Rock". During the day they have a large race event on a street circuit in an industrial area, and then during the evening there is a musical festival in the town centre...

This was my first ever race at Seinäjoki and also my first street circuit race. I had been told that the circuit which is obviously on closed public roads was nothing like a normal race circuit - warn and bumpy tarmac, concrete barriers and ditches at the side of the road etc. So, not very forgiving if you do something wrong, and known to take victims in almost every race



But once I started to learn the track I got faster and the event got more fun. There were some sections where the surface was really bad making for some interesting cornering and breaking, but that just made it more interesting.

I will admit that I did not like the concrete etc when I first drove the circuit, but I fast got used to it and almost forgot the barriers were there by the end of the last race

The "holy crap" moment for me and when I almost had to change my underwear was when in the second race of the weekend the car directly in front of me suffered some engine issues and covered the ground and my car in oil! I managed to keep the car on the tarmac, but unfortunately he did not...



You can see the fun and oil excitement in my in-car video from the race on the CoolCava Racing youtube channel - CoolCava Racing Boxster - Porsche PRCF Sports Cup Race 7 - 2013 at Seinäjoki - YouTube

But all in all a great weekend racing at a great event. I was told after the first race that there were over 20000 spectators there - largest crowd I have ever raced for

Took 2nd overall and 1st in class for both races that weekend which is also nice...



Was also nice to win a bottle of bubbly that I could take home and share with the family We did consider (my team mate Timo took 1st in class and 1st overall in his 996 GT3 Cup car) opening the bottles for a traditional spray everybody, but a 5hr drive home after would not have been so nice

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