Originally Posted by starrx
im talking flat out speed...im a good driver...setup i may need help with..i mostly run the boxstock setup of kits..with a change of oil & springs
Just how far behind the main guys are you exactly? Have you worked out where your main weakness is, ie the place you are giving up the most time to them.
Using the stock kit setup is ok for new drivers (like me
), but, there are many 10ths to be made for good drivers in tuning to the track conditions and if all you are chasing is 10ths then that is the area to focus on, even just changing diff weights will make a huge difference to corner speeds.
Also you have not mentioned anything about what car you drive, some chassis are just inherently slower and you will always be chasing your tail with them. Another thing is weight, are you running at the minimum weight allowed, if not, put the car on Jenny Craig and loose some grams.
Other than your liop which are 2 years old and need replacing, there are a myriad of things you can do and test for to gain speed and lap time advantage. It just takes time and effort in testing each one and the combinations of each to find that optimal setup, and then, if you have found all those little things that make a difference, and you can drive perfect consistent lines, then start looking for more horsepower.
Oh and on the horsepower topic, have you ramped up the can timing? Even tho its a blinky class, most allow you to use the timing on the can. Lots to be had just there. If there is one thing i learned from racing bikes for 25 years is that you want to get the most out of your gear before you start the endless upgrade cycle.