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thewheelerZ last won the day on August 15 2017

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    1998 but now 1993, 626, LX-V6

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  1. We didn't run poly on the front, no. Just never ended up getting it done. We did have King6 send a set of bushing for front LCA, but they didn't fit for some reason and we never investigated to find out why (different part #? who knows) and the idea died on the table. For endurance, the current go to tire is the Hankook RS-4. We are running them now on our new car and are seeing good wear and grip despite our heavy Maxima. We ran 255/40/17 on a 9" wheel with RS3s and Nankang NS2Rs. The hankooks were far and away the better tire and similar price point too. If you stick with 8" wheel
  2. Hey guys, sorry for a slow reply. Rmlunsford, I think you sent me a message on facebook too, but I don't go on there much at all anymore. As for the angle of control arms, I agree, Id say don't over think that too much either. Both our front and rear control/lateral arms were angled upwards slightly. With a 255/40/17 there was about 1 finger worth of wheel gap to the fender, but we had rolled the fenders out quite a bit to ensure they didn't rub. We also used the Yonaka coilovers and thought they were really good for the price point. The springs end up being in the 450/350 lb/in rang
  3. Nice work guys. It amazing what the 626 can do with solid driving.
  4. Yeah, the trademark came off the name from the time when it was CART so they picked it up. Re-branding. Same series basically.
  5. So... what are we going to race next? Similar idea, just way more power. Family sedan. Japanese. 2002 Nissan Maxima. 3.5 L V6, 6 Speed manual. 255 hp. I suspect it wont handle like the mazdas do, but it certainly will not be in need of horsepower! Again, thanks to everyone for the help over the 3-4 years we have been hanging around on this forum. Im firmly in the Mazda fanboy camp now, daily drive a Mazda 6 Wagon and am firmly rooting for the IMSA Prototypes to run strong next year. Hopefully can be back in a Mazda race car again soon!
  6. This is looking in through the passenger door, rear is toward the top. The hole in the middle is the trailing arm doing a can opener impression. Base plate held. This is the right rear shock tower. Obviously did not hold and was ripped clear at the base plate weld. Can see the seam pulling apart as it crumpled. Looking down through rear passenger window. Front towards the bottom. This is the main cage hoop and base plate. Finally, here is the front shock and spindle. The front right too a decent hit apparently. Broke the shock
  7. I figured I would post a bit of this info up to help close out this thread. It looking like our Mazda days have come to an end (at least for now) as we have bought another marque for a new build race car. First off though, thanks to everyone here on the forum, all have been very helpful and have a great little community going. The 626 has been an amazing little car for us and we are sad to see it go. It appears that I never posted up video of the crash, so here it is: Mostly driver error in that he was too timed in corner entry and didn't get back on the gas hard enough
  8. Yep, we are really happy he walked away. Haha, a racing Jaguar! I will see what our plan is. Still really like the 6262 and not sure if we are ready to give that up just yet. But also not sure we are ready for the time, money and effort of a new build. We will see. BTW, I saw you guys get an honourable mention in a Lemons wrap up video the other day. Nice work!
  9. Well... its been a while since I posted any updates on here. We installed some nice little LED daytime running lights. Replaced the control arms (ball joints) with new. And we moved the surge tank to the rear. We went to race the final race of the year at Calabogie Motorsports Park. A great little circuit with some really tricky technical turns and some plat out 4th gear high speed stuff too. The car was really loose for some reason. (RacerX, similar or more so to how it was on the Sunday at Watkins when running the Nankang tires on the rear). I have no idea why, our alignm
  10. Awesome! Congrats guys! Was following along on race monitor and was excited to see you steadily climbing the leaderboard.
  11. By the way, to RacerX being down in Texas, I hope you and family and friends are all safe and sound down there. Stay safe man.
  12. Looks good. Im a bit surprised that the gauges are hard to read in the sun. Interesting though, RacerX said he replaced the digital gauges so he could get more accurate readings from his drivers. I always thought my drivers were better at reading our dial style gauges, but have had some radio messages that are wildly inaccurate when I go back and review the video. I like how the dials basically say "all good" if the dial is pointing straight up. I think if I were to do it over though, I'd go with digital and use the idiot lights for high water temp and low oil pressure.
  13. Hahaha, Id be knocking on wood or crossing your fingers saying stuff like that! Might as well be waxing the car while your at it!
  14. I was thinking about that actually. Our diagnosis was just a worn out caliper. Replaced both rear calipers and all is well again. The guys we buy pads from at Frozen Rotors say that try great calipers as a wear item and replace once per year. We will be doing the same now as well along with our normal service and lube before each race.
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