The S197. Light track duty car ...

Discussion in 'Road Racing' started by RichV, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    Gonna run TT this year, plus do some NASA instructing.

    Got a 05 GT to DD and serve as a light track car. When I bought it ...

    [​IMG]

    Haven't done too much ... yet. But not planning to.

    Staying in TTD class really limits my modifications. Basically a stock 05 GT classes TTD and only has 5 points before TTC. So, my CAI is +1, some non OE swaybars is +2 (these are from a Brembo GT, $50 on craigs :D) and +1 for running 255mm tires instead of the D class 245mm. Not sure what else to do with 1 point, but here's how she looks with the new wheels. I picked up some Brembo GT wheels with 255 Pirellis for $600. Not a bad deal, drove them today for the first time. Definitely some sticky rubber.

    [​IMG]

    Definitely a little deflated when I weighed it. 3700# with me in it!! I gotta shed some weight somewhere.
     
  2. wmfateam

    wmfateam Active Member

    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Location:
    Gilbert, AZ
    Very nice. My two cents would be some way to adjust camber or free up the exhaust. Not sure how the point system goes, haven't started nasa yet myself. When we ran or GT500, pushing was our biggest issue.

    Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
     
  3. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    Yea, the stupid stock shocks/springs are a little squishy. But I can't take the 8 points to swap them out.

    Hence the swaybars, the front Brembo bar is a little thicker than a stock 05 GT. But my rear bar looks like a toothpick compared to the Brembo rear. That should definitely help front grip.

    I still need a shifter, the OEM one is horrible. Possibly some rear LCAs too. But that will probably wait for a few weeks.
     
  4. whiplash473

    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    12,251
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Joined:
    May 12, 2012
    Location:
    Northern IL
    Nice going, Rich. Always cool to see what you're up to in the track world.
     
  5. ba#97

    ba#97 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, Ca

    I know how us track guys are and I can sense a spec iron build sometime soon out of this car. Lol.
     
  6. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    14,057
    Likes Received:
    539
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl

    Ahem. Rich just ignores everything I say ;p
     
  7. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    Totally reading my mind.


    2 years ...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    Gettin' to it. Wheels, swaybars, family vacation to Orlando, taking priority right now.

    Hey, maybe we can all stay at your place. Save some green!! :D
     
  9. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    14,057
    Likes Received:
    539
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl

    LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU'RE HERE!!

    Might be able to organize a little cruise or something (yes I understand your car won't be here, but you could join in!) so your family can have some fun!
     
  10. ba#97

    ba#97 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,094
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, Ca

    Yeah the new spec iron class is making some waves in the NASA community and everyone seems to be very interested in switching over to it. I think it'll take over soon enough as one of the predominant classes to race in. Solid, fast platforms with a decent mod list in a spec class....looks like a blast. You have a great starting point to get there someday.I'm jealous. Have you had it out to the track yet? Size wise how does it feel compared to the sn? Size is really the only thing holding me back from one of those and starting a spec build with one. Autocrosses my brothers and the first thing I noticed is how much of the course you lose sight on just from the noae alone.
     
  11. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    Haven't had it out yet. That'll change in the next few weeks. I just registered for the 1st NASA weekend, but I think it will be more orientation and training for my instructor stuff. May get the 05 out, we'll see.
     
  12. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    Cool! We're still in the planning phases on where to chill after Disney. Gettin close to pulling the trigger on the whole thing.
     
  13. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

    Messages:
    16,389
    Likes Received:
    2,726
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Location:
    30.31469, -90.94575
    Rich, shifter still pending lol. I recommend you swap the sway bar end links for the newer style (if that TSB hasn't been done prior to your ownership) Syptoms of their demise are a creaking and popping when turning the tiller.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    You need a SCT tuner and a tune!! The drive-by-wire TB is lazy with the stock tune. That will wake it up for sure.

    Also, the factory exhaust isn't very restrictive. We literally gained 2 hp [ LOL ] switching to a MAC axleback.
     
  14. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    14,057
    Likes Received:
    539
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Location:
    Orlando, Fl

    Sounds good man! Would love to meet you!
     
  15. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    Good to know on the end links. Add that to the list.
     
  16. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

    Messages:
    16,389
    Likes Received:
    2,726
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Location:
    30.31469, -90.94575
    Does it rain a lot where you live Rich? If so, you need to pull the passenger side of the wiper cowl panel off, remove the oblong shaped-rubber drainage grommet and trim it to where it's always open. If not, it WILL eventually clog up with debris and water WILL enter via the cabin air filter (replace filter if it's any color besides white while you're in there. 15-20$) and can/will wreak havoc.


    ask me how I know...

    Oh and get some charge motion delete plates... Then don't tell the tech guys you did it.. Unless thy make you pull your intake.. :evil:

    [​IMG]

    It allows the runoff from rain water into the cowl panel to drain. It's a uber-design flaw.. TSB repair item and general brain fart by the design team!!! Don't remove it, just trim the "flaps" so that it always flows freely.


    *esit- you meant the charge motion crap.. Same thing as IMRC on a 4v, they close at low speed to promote torque and open at wot.. Remove them adds throttle response and a few hp.
     
  17. RichV

    RichV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    247
    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Location:
    CO
    What's the deal on those? What do they do? And removing them does what?
     
  18. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

    Messages:
    16,389
    Likes Received:
    2,726
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Location:
    30.31469, -90.94575
    Detail of charge motion shit

    [​IMG]

    After:

    [​IMG]


    whoever tunes your ride can turn the system off after removal.
     
  19. MustangChris

    MustangChris Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

    Messages:
    27,425
    Likes Received:
    873
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    Location:
    Aurora, CO
    dang, i hope to hit some events with you, Rich!