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Other Planned mods
on: June 04, 2010, 01:04:56 PM
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Ok so I plan to buy a set of these for my car. I am going to track it at the circuit so I need to loose as much weight as possible. What do you guys think?
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 06:39:34 PM
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Too many spokes. . . .  . . . . . . . . LOL
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 11:11:16 PM
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yeah maybe but you cant deny the performance gains just by adding these wheels. I mean they were put on a Porsche Carrera GT3 I think and it cut its 0-60 time by like .5 seconds and its quarter mile time by about 1.1 seconds I think (not exact I mean this is all of off memory from when I read the article about 2 years ago) Grant it We dont have the power a Porsche does but still its cut about 100 lbs from the car and it was all unsprung weight. That is a HUGE advantage on the track.
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Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 06:48:20 PM
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Too right. Unfortunately for me, my poor little rust bucket Mexican Mazda has to brave the daily travails of combat commuters and pavement breaks. Sometimes it's a mini LeMans, having to watch out for fast movers blazing up from the rear while trying not to run over the kinetically challenged. It's a very good choice of wheel, what compound do you prefer for super crispy exits?
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 08:54:40 AM
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yeah well I really do prefer the Yoko Parrada Spec-2. Its a damn good Tire for street and Track. With the tread pattern it has it is good in Dry and wet. Problem is that I usually have to special order them. As for for strickly Track on a for sure dry day a Supper Soft Tire is best for me. With the Weight of the car and the power it has it still last about a medium race tire and grips like crazy.
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 09:39:39 PM
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there is no way you're gonna save 100 lbs from swapping wheels on a zx2


Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 06:48:56 AM
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when did I say I would get that off of a Zx2? I said that is what they got off of a Porsche Carrera. I doubt our wheels weigh the same. None the less it will still be alot of weight off of the Z just by changing to CF wheels.
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Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 06:52:21 AM
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I mean hell even if its a total weight saving of 30kg that is awesome!
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #8 on: June 07, 2010, 11:54:41 AM
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There could no doubt be far more weight saved with the money spent on such wheels elsewhere in the car first.  Lightweight wheels are a plus.  But before removing weight "down to the teeth" on a car - the car in my book would need to be a gutless interior, stripped down trunk, rollcage, bare bones engine bay, the whole football field and then some, before I would start spending money on things such as that.

Reason being is that most the time when you get into mods like that it's because you already lost all you can, you've got money to spend, and want to go ahead and "lose even more" to make up for it.  

Losing .5 seconds on a Carrera GT due to hp to weight ratio would be different than a zx2 with an entirely different hp to weight ratio.

What else is done to the car before justifying insane amounts of such things?  My other concern would be streetability - since a pothole or any damage to CF would ruin them entirely.  They are stiff, structurally sound, yes, but that's going to be something you'd need to be careful with on the street.
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #9 on: June 07, 2010, 02:41:29 PM
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Yeah and its not like I havent been working on that. But the most I can get the Z down to is about 1700-1800 lbs with all that done. I want it as light as possible. Since I already know that I want it light as possible I already know that I am going to buy these sooner or later. Besides I have done all the body work to the car so it really hasn't cost me anything to do it. I mean the money you spend isnt on Parts its on labor. And they have done Pothole tests and all other types of stress testing for street-ability. I dont think that ODOT would allow something to be sold that affects the safety of a vehicle with making sure the product can withstand such events. But I have done homework on this and know they have been stress testing them. Lastly you seriously think Im going to be driving the car on the street? IF I do It will prolly have to be the most perfect conditions as far as weather is concerned. I am doing this to make it as a track only car.
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #10 on: June 07, 2010, 05:05:50 PM
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If you've done your homework and it sounds like it suits your needs then by all means go for it.  Just let us know how it goes so others can also share the experience :) I always love hearing about interesting mods people do.  Sounds like some good valid points.

Where are you at currently with weight and weight distribution?  Would love to see the progress you've made.
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Reply #11 on: June 07, 2010, 06:16:45 PM
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well to be honest I am probably in between a 1st and 2nd stage weight reduction. Took all bumper supports off, Threw out the A/c plumbing and Compressor. Took out the heater core, pretty much anything that doesnt serve some function is out now. Working on taking out the power steering (I dont like how Power steering dulls the feel of the road to driver, plus the Honda CRX's had no Power steering and At the weight the car will end up at I dont see a need for it anyways.) I have Urethane Bushings all throughout the suspension and Steering. (Energy Suspension) 22mm sway adjustable sway bar from Zxtuner. (thanks Rob) Rear disc conversion (again thanks Rob). No Spare Tire. No rear Seats. KYB Struts, and Ground Control Coil Overs (Front 350lbs/in; Rear 650 lbs/in) This set up allows for me to brake late and hard at corner entry to kick the rear out and floor it to let the under steer straighten it back out. (I just like this style of driving) Carpet still in. CF Invader Hood from Zxtuner( Thanks again Rob, Anyone noticing a trend here?), HI-Rev Cams (Exhaust and Intake), True Cold Air Intake, Strut Tower Bar, Esslinger Cam Gears. (All from ZxTuner) Gude Header Package, I.E. 4-1 Racing Header, Catless Racing Exhaust, And Ported and Polished Head. Chipped ECU. That is about it

On order: two Carbon Fiber Racing seats, Fabrication of the Roll cage, and CF battery.

In Negotiation: Lexan windows, Custom Body kit (Both Bumpers, Side skirts, Fenders, and Deck lid), CF Wheels.

In Future plans: Bored, stroked, Blue printed, and Cryo Treated Bottom end. (2.0-2.1 most likely here) High Compression Pistons (Forged and lightweight), Connecting rods (Same as the Latter and probably H-beam), Piston Rings, Re-balanced Crank Shaft. Fabricate a Special ITB Design that I got in the works. (Anyone Interested I will post the design ans see what you all think), Fully Programed and customized ECU.
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #12 on: June 07, 2010, 06:27:31 PM
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What kind of blueprinting do you plan on doing?
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #13 on: June 07, 2010, 07:06:20 PM
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I dont know much about blue printing I just know it will probably benefit me so i still have to do some homework on it.
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Re: Other Planned mods
Reply #14 on: June 07, 2010, 08:46:12 PM
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the stroker kit turns it into a 2.3 I believe.
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