Alright, well here is my update,
We were able to race today, although because we hadnt raced in a while on that track, the conditions were horrible when we showed up (3rd there), so one of the guys blew off the track, but it was not near enough, to rid the track of all the sand and dirt and what not. The rain cleaned the track the night before, but there was still a lot of dirt on the track. after laying down some big red, we let the track dry, and I headed out for my first practice run. I left the car how it was the last time i ran, except I added the aluminum wheel hub things. The car was good, but had way too much rear traction. After messing with some things in practice I got the car decent. First round was up and I was on a good pace (same pace as I would normally do with my Xray that I had had for years), and then stuffed it into a wall, and of course the corner marshal had to be drinking a coffee,
, but that round was ruined anyways. changed some things on the car, thinking it would be better, (changed anti-dive/kickup angles), and then some reason the front toe-in changed drastically, which I didn't notice till too late, but on top of that, the motor had no power. So, another round ruined. The third round I went back to where I was going into the first round, but I put softer springs on the front, and went to the middle hole on the front tower. Car was good, but had to low a temperature tire on the car. Set TQ, and still had a car that pushed. In practice before the mains, I went to three degree rear toe-in, but changed a bunch of other stuff (too tired to remember what, with out looking at my car), car was really good. For the main I left the car as it was in the practice session. One thing to note here is I left the sorex 32's on my car, but in practice I did not notice anything bad because the I only ran a minute or two. In the main the second qualifier guy and I ran 32's(
), and about 3 minutes in our cars turned to mush, so we just screwed around, still finishing first and second. If I had some sorex 36's on the car, I can bet that the car would have been way!!! better. I am going to pick some up at the shop, and run them next weekend and see.
All in all, a good weekend, learned a lot with testing different things on the car. drive-train keeps freeing up more and more.