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Old 05-26-2011, 10:08 AM   #6331
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DM1 is ready to roll, a few decals when I get there, but not bad for 3hrs last night.

Question for you guys running the Warrior, how much front to back rake as well as openings for motor temp. Currently I have it cut at the moulded in line and 3/4 of each side window and lower back. Need to cut for access to the fuel tank strap, but fuel from the side, so want to leave as much of the windshield in as possible.
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Just cut out whats needed, Hope this helps. I use about 6.08957 degree's of rake on mine! Just kiddin'
Both cars look good on stance, be careful to not cut off the front spoiler lip if you try to slam it too much. Also be careful to not lower the rear too much, have seen guys actually rub the lexan so much that they bubble the top of the rear quarter panels.

Keep the gurney flap handy in case you want to plant the rear a little more or reduce overall steering.

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For definition, the D-box is a gyro that drifter use to help right their car after sliding it around corners. It is the same as a gyro to right the tail of a r/c helicopter. If you weren't a good driver, it would aid you at correcting your car coming out of corners and keeping your car somewhat straight when doing a straight line (like down a long straightaway).
If it helps prevent lesser skilled drivers from spinning out and crashing into you, why not allow it? Everyone, skilled or unskilled benefits from running in a smoother race. Besides these boxes needs some setup to provide the right amount of compensation. No different than you making an adjustment in your suspension setup to adjust your grip. Mechanical or electronic, it still requires some skill in setting up your car for the task.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #6334
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If it helps prevent lesser skilled drivers from spinning out and crashing into you, why not allow it? Everyone, skilled or unskilled benefits from running in a smoother race. Besides these boxes needs some setup to provide the right amount of compensation. No different than you making an adjustment in your suspension setup to adjust your grip. Mechanical or electronic, it still requires some skill in setting up your car for the task.
If you allow a D-box, then why learn how to properly set up or how to properly drive a car? Many of us old-school racers learned how to drive our cars on the track, which meant putting time in at tracks and parking lots practicing to develop our skills. D-boxes are just shortcutting the process without truly learning the craft. And, what happens when you attend sanctioned races where D-boxes are not allowed (which is all of them right now), you will get your butt handed to you by the guys that know how to drive. Like drinking alcohol gives you "liquid courage", a D-box give you a false sense of "driving skills".
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:23 PM   #6335
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Check out the front corner panels"Air Exits". Pretty cool Huh?!
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educate me... the holes for gas fill and cooling are a must we all know that...
Now... the rear of my car body lines up perfectly with the diffuser.. IF I open up the back of the car... this should add more downforce.. yes?
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:31 PM   #6336
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I have yet to see a racer use a d-box. Not any of the races I've been to have used this device. It's off to the Texas Biggie race up near Dallas/Ft.Worth this weekend. Now where did I leave my keys.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:35 PM   #6337
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If you allow a D-box, then why learn how to properly set up or how to properly drive a car? Many of us old-school racers learned how to drive our cars on the track, which meant putting time in at tracks and parking lots practicing to develop our skills. D-boxes are just shortcutting the process without truly learning the craft. And, what happens when you attend sanctioned races where D-boxes are not allowed (which is all of them right now), you will get your butt handed to you by the guys that know how to drive. Like drinking alcohol gives you "liquid courage", a D-box give you a false sense of "driving skills".
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I had a M3 with traction control... took it to the track at Millers in Utah... I could drive it pretty well.. then we shut it off... HHHA!... "not so skilled now" said the instructor... Learn to set up the car... brake... be smooth.. easy on easy off.. Same as my wifes new motorcyle.. it has a slipper clutch... basicly she can just down shift without matching revs and drop the clutch... I dont like it ... cause whe she rides her other bike.. it does not have it and she has locked the rear as she down shifts.... this obviously upsets the chassis.... and down we go... leathers.. helmut, gloves... $$ ... shit..
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Miller is a bada$$ track. I use to work for motorcycle cornering school when I lived in Cali. We use to go to Miller all the time.
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If you allow a D-box, then why learn how to properly set up or how to properly drive a car? Many of us old-school racers learned how to drive our cars on the track, which meant putting time in at tracks and parking lots practicing to develop our skills. D-boxes are just shortcutting the process without truly learning the craft. And, what happens when you attend sanctioned races where D-boxes are not allowed (which is all of them right now), you will get your butt handed to you by the guys that know how to drive. Like drinking alcohol gives you "liquid courage", a D-box give you a false sense of "driving skills".
I've been in this hobby for more than 20yrs and I've never seen a D-box let alone know how to setup ALB or delayed throttle(launch control) on my radio. Practice and good old fashioned suspension tuning is what works for me. However, if it means that I can run a smoother qualifier without having to worry about backmarkers or traffic from lesser skilled drivers ruining my lap, then why not let them have it. They're not gonna be faster from this "liquid courage" but they certainly won't be all over the track crashing into everyone. They get to have a better time by not crashing all day and I get a smoother qualifier. Its a win-win situation.

BTW when I turn off the ESP on my SRT8, its a lot more fun to drive.
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Miller is a bada$$ track. I use to work for motorcycle cornering school when I lived in Cali. We use to go to Miller all the time.
Cool... I used to instruct foir the USBA.. and Club race ... GT class--buggy-based on road!-cleter1-back.jpg
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Cool. I worked for the California Superbike School.
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Cool. I worked for the California Superbike School.
The great Keith Code.. I have his books!!...
did you know he used to do the Shoes for Kiss back in the day?
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And he use to do shoes for Bowie and a bunch of other Glam Gods!! haha Awesome.

Twist of the Wrist! Great books indeed.
They were just in town at Thunderbolt Raceway in NJ.

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I love millers, i get out there every chance i get.

I think they should run inferno GT's on the kart track out there.
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I love millers, i get out there every chance i get.

I think they should run inferno GT's on the kart track out there.
We ran, or tried to run a race series out there last year. It quickly fizzled out for some reason. Not sure why. I thought it was fun though. We raced right next to the go cart track.
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