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Wheew! Came back to say that I figured it out and it was the medication I got from the doc today. Then I see tgun's reply as I come back to say " never mind ".

Ok, so tell me how testing went? Because these cars do not seem compatible with the HP and Perf. Points difference. Even the torque on these two are vastly different.
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Wheew! Came back to say that I figured it out and it was the medication I got from the doc today. Then I see tgun's reply as I come back to say " never mind ".

Ok, so tell me how testing went? Because these cars do not seem compatible with the HP and Perf. Points difference. Even the torque on these two are vastly different.

He's gonna be choosing one or the other. Just wanted some feedback on which car people would prefer. 

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The Silvia is more fun to drive with the lower power band. It is easier to handle with minimal tuning. Great car for a slow poke like me.

 

Early in the practice, I ran the Silvia for 36 laps at a conservative speed (very slow speed of average 2mins-lap). There was still 1/4 tank of fuel left. The tires were 1/4 all round (including 2 spins + 2 off track on the grass). Although the tires colour were still "bluish", the grip level was fairly poor then, especially for the first turn.

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Crow ran a 1:54.8 in the Draft with the SILVIA RM. He ran a 1:55.3 running solo. These Silvia's are fun running in a group. Very easy to control and the brakes work great...(mostly due to the racing soft tires were using). 

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Thanks for the tips everyone. I'll try to put more effort into sticking to my racing line. As well as being more aware of my surroundings. I think one of the most embarrising parts of racing is when you rearend someone because you outbraked your self. It's happened a few times and I hate it. 

 

KART, sorry to pull your thread off topic. but thanks again for the help. 


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First off, thanks to all that have shown interest in this. After testing I have made a hp adjustment. The Silvia is at 285hp now. At this hp 1:53's were hit by the fast drivers and 1:52's in the draft. From what I saw/read tonight, it looks like the Silvia will be the car at 285hp and 1100kg. With this kg you can move the balast to get a 51 49 split. Official post will be coming in the next few days.

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First off, thanks to all that have shown interest in this. After testing I have made a hp adjustment. The Silvia is at 285hp now. At this hp 1:53's were hit by the fast drivers and 1:52's in the draft. From what I saw/read tonight, it looks like the Silvia will be the car at 285hp and 1100kg. With this kg you can move the balast to get a 51 49 split. Official post will be coming in the next few days.


What kind of torque numbers are you guys getting in your cars? I'm curious because I felt like I could put down a great lap and hit a 1:55.xxx but I'm not sure I could go much faster. We were running 280HP and 220ft/ibs. I'm just wondering if i'm 3 seconds off because i'm just slow or if i'm at a small lack of power. Also, I could have an unhealthy tune in the car at the moment.  We were hitting 153-154mph at the start/finish line running solo. 

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THE_KART96 wrote:

First off, thanks to all that have shown interest in this. After testing I have made a hp adjustment. The Silvia is at 285hp now. At this hp 1:53's were hit by the fast drivers and 1:52's in the draft. From what I saw/read tonight, it looks like the Silvia will be the car at 285hp and 1100kg. With this kg you can move the balast to get a 51 49 split. Official post will be coming in the next few days.


What kind of torque numbers are you guys getting in your cars? I'm curious because I felt like I could put down a great lap and hit a 1:55.xxx but I'm not sure I could go much faster. We were running 280HP and 220ft/ibs. I'm just wondering if i'm 3 seconds off because i'm just slow or if i'm at a small lack of power. Also, I could have an unhealthy tune in the car at the moment.  We were hitting 153-154mph at the start/finish line running solo. 


Your right on the money with those numbers. The faster times come when the tune is right. Stiffer is better.

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You want the front to be stiffer than the rear. Start at 11 front, 5 rear. Camber at 1.0 0.5 toe at +0.01  -0.02  Leave the rest stock for now.

And the tranny. set top speed for around 179mph. Aero at 15 30  brakes at 5 3 and the diff, set to 6 30 6

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As I read over my post I left somethings out. Springs settings are the stiffness setting. The dampners are at 6 all around and I have set my roll bar to 7 4. Some are playing with the rear springs by adding 1lb at a time to see the effects. Some have also tried min areo but found that when they are around others things got loose.

  The bus stop is the place that will make or break a lap. I like to enter it in 4th at 112mph and exit in 5th at around 120mph. At this speed, if your off by just a little you will hit the wall on exit. Turn 1 is another place that can bite you. I like to apex turn 1 at 66 to 69 mph. This way you will have a good run in the twistys. First hair pin try to keep it above 50mph then flat out to the next hair pin. 60+ is the target here. I like to enter in 2nd and then grab 3rd asap. Entering the banking I try to apex at 62 - 65mph. And there it is, a lap at Daytona Road Course. I hope that a team or 2 from here joins in on this one.

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