Anybody running in CAM in the SCCA?

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  1. Javelin

    Javelin New Member

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    I'm building a 96 Cobra to race in CAM and was wondering if anybody else here had. I've been autocrossing for 10 years, starting with an RX-7, then a Miata, then a Porsche 944, then a Porsche 914, then a 73 AMC Javelin, and now the Cobra. I had the Javelin in CAM, but it was awful and worse to drive to the events.

    So far I've put on the Eibach Pro Street coilover kit, Eibach F&R sway bars, QA1 tubular front LCA"s, Steeda bumpsteer kit, Gripp C/C plates, and some FR500's (17x9 and 17x10.5) with Nitto NT05's (275/40/17 and 315/35/17). It has some power mods, too (BBK LT's, catless mids, x-pipe, Flowmaster 40's with dumps, BBK CAI, MSD coils, BBK underdrive pulleys) and an MGW shifter and Luk clutch with a fresh T45. Rear gears are stock.
     
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    Several.. @brownroush B.mad MadStang [MENTION=18830]Frank.JD.Perez[/MENTION]
     
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    You'll want to upgrade the rear gears for sure!
     
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    I do CAM pretty hard
     
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    lol [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION]

    Yup we all do, funny enough, [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION], [MENTION=10990]#BrownRoush[/MENTION], and I "compete" in the same region. [MENTION=18830]Frank.JD.Perez[/MENTION] came down to drive with us.
     
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    OMG BRETT IS ON THE SITE! Yea cam is awesome, Brett wrecks shop. He's one of my 2 aspirations (I look up to) the other is Mike Maier
     
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    The car sounds like it'll be fun on course though
     
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    Brett and I had children together long before any of you new kids were around. Right [MENTION=10532]MadStang[/MENTION]??
     
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    Indeed. Good to see you're alive and well Señor Tew.


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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    <3

    I texted you the other day, you no reply, you don't love me no more :(
     
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    When? I never received it sir.
     
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    I should just start calling you again. I know you miss being enchanted by my voice.
     
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    Oh hey, there's a name I recognize!

    So, any setup pointers? Anything else I need to do to the car over the winter break for next season?
     
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    I would do rear end gears, at least 3.73 or 4.10.

    You need to drive the car and then start addressing things to make it better. Don't throw a million dollars at it to make it better before you get to know it.
     
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    I was really surprised with the 410s on course but I also have a 2v so...if you had a 2v I'd say 373 but since you don't I'm not too sure so 410s probably will be best for the 4v
     
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    I know. My first event with it is Saturday, then it's the off-season for us until March.
     
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    My first event with my '98 GT is also this weekend. Best of luck to you sir.


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    Most autocross courses call for 3.73 gearing with the standard mustang transmissions. I would avoid 4.10's if at all possible.

    As for what mods I suggest? seat time, seat time, seat time. then save for a good suspension setup down the road (highly recommend CorteX components).


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    Damn, I went with 4.10s. Where were you when I was building my rear end Bertt