Re: Voyager6's Cayman S Monster car mod
Originally Posted by Voyager6
I tried 245s NT-01s on my Gen 1. They damaged the plastic fender liners in the front while I was parking. I stick to stock sizes now.
I stay off the drag strip. These cars are just never going to be very good at that. Axel-tramp and negative camber are both enemies of drag strip performance and My car has plenty of both. I've never been drawn to drag racing anyway. My car is already dual-purpose...street driving and track days. I drive it to track days and drive home on the tires I use at the track...so it's a different discipline for me than many.
That's enough compromise. I say, pick two things you want to do with your car and don't try to make it do everything. You can go much farther with a car that you trailer to the track and don't have to license for street use. If you can live without AC and an interior, you can relive a lot of weight. If you don't care about tire wear, you can set some truly wicked alignments for specific tracks etc. That's not me.
Same goes for drag racing...Traction bars on a Cayman anyone? How about a locker straight axel with individual rear brakes so you can steer the car when the front wheels are up?
I still have my original clutch with 106K miles. Drag strip is not in the cards for my car...wouldn't be prudent. I'm on a bit of an endurance quest with the thing. Not because I need to but because I can if I want...and the car is still tons of fun.
I could probably do with a bit less camber in the rear...maybe 2.0 instead of 2.2? My tire wear is excellent, so I'm leaving it where it is..at least until the next new set of tires. I think reducing camber on a set of half-used tires might yield some wonky handling.
Grew up on Hot Rod Magazine, Rod & Custom, Don Garlits, Mr. Norm, Koller Dodge, Nicky Chevrolet, Ed Roth and George Barris. I even drove street cars too fast on public roads at night in parent's cars in HS with Rick Sturtevant...son of the Sturtevant torque wrench family. I remember someone had a 56 Chevy wagon at high school with 10" slicks on the back and god knows what sort of engine in it. Much later, I rode motorcycles for fun with Bob Koller, who used to own Koller Dodge. Bob was at least a generation older than I during that time...He passed a few years ago. He was a price of a guy.
One would think that with all that proximity, I'd have actually gone to at least ONE drag race. Nope. Also have never been to a NASCAR race. These things probably belong on my bucket list but they'll have to get in line behind Lemans, Monaco, Isle of Mann, and a good WRC race, preferably in winter in a Nordic country.
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