A little insight on how the day went with my FGX!
Today was our test and tune day at RCH which is where we will be racing this coming sunday. I planned on making some changes as well as testing tires and the newly released spring kit for the rear as well as my new RCshox pistons and wheel spacers. Yesterday a made a batch of pistons because i believe with the leverage advantage with cantilevers the suspension would work better with thicker oils so i made some 3mm thick pistons with 1x1.5mm hole and started with 2000 CST fluid, immediately felt much smoother. On the track it was interesting, since this is a parking lot it was obviously not as smooth as the world class track I normally run on so i wanted something softer to absorb the bumps but i didnt want to start lifting the front wheels in the corners and this setup seemed to address both issues and VERY well. Tires at this time were shimizu soft front and rear, car had great steering and rear traction but wanted to toss the rear around mid turn. Although it was fast it felt like i was driving on egg shells so something needed to be changed. So I went to the Bridgestone soft slicks all the way around, this created some push but felt more comfortable but slower because the rear was not as planted on exit. I removed the sway bar in an attempt to keep the boat effect away and it felt really good and was getting faster! Next change was going to shimizu rears while keeping the Bridgstone fronts and BLAM she really woke up! Had to drive with the brakes but i have them set up soft so it wouldnt pitch the ass around. At this point it was VERY obvious that my car is the car to beat, it had more corner speed than any of the 104's and i was literally lapping the faster guys at will, nobody could hold me off more than a lap! ALL the smack talk stopped
So now that the car was setup to my liking I installed the 3racing option soft springs ( I think they are stiffer than the stock ones but its really close) and it felt even better, didnt bother going any stiffer, dont think i need to!
So looking over the car now it looks like i need more rear camber as the tires are wearing on the outside pretty bad. the front likes 3*. I am at 1.5 in the rear so will go to 2.5 and let the rest of the car stay where it is.
something interesting, if you look at this pic closely I extended the side dam's down even with the chassis (about 5mm from the ground) you can see where the car is wearing the dam's from scraping the ground!! thats some serious body roll!