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by colin davids
Thu 12 Nov 2015, 13:32
Forum: Technical
Topic: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP
Replies: 27
Views: 4785

Re: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP

Hi Colin. There a number of factors at play here. Firstly, with regards the lock diff on a race car. Many cars run them versus an LS, however it does dictate a certain driving / cornering style. You come off the gas, brake and finish your down shifts in a straight line and then turn in on a slightl...
by colin davids
Thu 12 Nov 2015, 13:17
Forum: Technical
Topic: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP
Replies: 27
Views: 4785

Re: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP

Wow thanks for all the input guys. It looks like theres a lot more going on under the skin of those stock-looking finecars than we think. ;) ;) . Ksf what you are saying makes a lot of sense and its exactly what ive been experiencing under high speed braking. Feels like each front wheel is doing its...
by colin davids
Wed 11 Nov 2015, 21:24
Forum: Technical
Topic: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP
Replies: 27
Views: 4785

Re: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP

Thanks Johan. Yes i agree that the lsd would definitely improve the handling.However the car is not sliding around in the corners like you would expect a locked diff to do. Cornering grip is actually quite good.That being said the limited slip is definitely on my to-do list.The bigger problem is th...
by colin davids
Wed 11 Nov 2015, 21:12
Forum: Technical
Topic: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP
Replies: 27
Views: 4785

Re: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP

I am not an expert, but a locked diff in a racing car seems strange!... Yes, I also took note of that. I'm surprised that the car is not pushing its nose when you get on the gas in the corners.. Hi Gavin The front end does still push but only in the really tight corners.Basically only turns 1 and 2...
by colin davids
Wed 11 Nov 2015, 21:03
Forum: Technical
Topic: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP
Replies: 27
Views: 4785

Re: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP

Thanks Johan. Yes i agree that the lsd would definitely improve the handling.However the car is not sliding around in the corners like you would expect a locked diff to do. Cornering grip is actually quite good.That being said the limited slip is definitely on my to-do list.The bigger problem is the...
by colin davids
Wed 11 Nov 2015, 19:21
Forum: Technical
Topic: SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP
Replies: 27
Views: 4785

SIERRA XR8 RACE SUSPENSION SETUP

Hi guys. I want to put my sierra xr8 back on the track next year but would like to improve the suspension setup so that i can do the car justice this time.Hopefully guys like KSF and other circuit racing experts can help.It runs in finecars so we are restricted to semi-slicks. The current front setu...
by colin davids
Wed 11 Nov 2015, 08:14
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toyota gearboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 7468

Re: Toyota gearboxes

Thanks for the info guys.Mine was off a 21r two litre engine. Probably the weakest of the lot.With regards to the bmw/getrag setup i have also used that one but from a 2.8 litre opel record. Same gearbox but with the conventional tail housing and splined output shaft instead of the bmw rubber coupli...
by colin davids
Sat 07 Nov 2015, 19:02
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Ford Falcon GT vs Lamborghini
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Ford Falcon GT vs Lamborghini

That cleveland sounds kwaad. And manual. :D :D :D
by colin davids
Sat 07 Nov 2015, 18:49
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toyota gearboxes
Replies: 12
Views: 7468

Re: Toyota gearboxes

Thanks guys.Very helpful info. Do you know of anybody who has run an R-series on a v8? Would like to know how it works and who makes the adaptors. I have used a w-series (21r) box behind a 351 windsor and it was completely useless.The toyota clutch plates are not up to the job of handling v8 torque....
by colin davids
Thu 29 Oct 2015, 12:48
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: *SOLD* EDELBROCK INTAKE FOR 4V CLEVELAND
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

*SOLD* EDELBROCK INTAKE FOR 4V CLEVELAND

I have an edelbrock performer intake to fit ford 302/351 cleveland.Brand new unused and still in the original packaging.

R 3500
Please note that this intake is designed for 4v heads.

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