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Project "To be determined" - Time Attack Car

Drove a total of 10 hours outside of Toronto in the middle of nowhere to pickup this barn find. 115,000km on the odometer, faded paint but little to no rust! Going to transform this into a track car and compete in time attack within the next year!

Mods it came with:
-Mopar strut braces
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-Hurst short throw shifter

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Toronto Motorsports Park:
03/07/2019 - 01:26:30

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Track racer FTW. I look forward to seeing some build progress with this one.

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Initial inspection and mods

Went into my trusted performance shop for a shake down. Front calipers were on their way out. Bushings all around needed replacing. A few other minor parts like the tank strap was rusting to pieces. Gave the go ahead for the repairs and initial mods!

Dropped in BC coilovers


Replacement seats ready to go


Resorted to witchcraft and magic to get these tires on. 17x8 Konig Dekagrams ET40, Hankook RS4 245/40/17. Found the wheel bearing and studs were not in great condition also. So slapped in some ARP wheel studs on all 4 corners.


Stoptech 309 pads with Stoptech slotted rotors. Replaced the seized calipers with reman Powerstop from RockAuto.


Only managed to get 1.5 degrees of camber out of these coilovers due to everything hitting everything.. will have to research on how to get more camber out of these.

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you'll probably have to go with a lower offset wheel to get more clearance for more camber. I've run 255/40/17 on 17x8 with ET35 without clearance issues, but i also wasnt trying to run a lot of camber.


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you'll probably have to go with a lower offset wheel to get more clearance for more camber. I've run 255/40/17 on 17x8 with ET35 without clearance issues, but i also wasnt trying to run a lot of camber.
Thanks for the info! But with the wheel setup I went with, we didn't run into the traditional clearance issue. Its when we tried to crank more camber it would hit the strut assembly one way or another. We tried putting in camber bolts but same thing, the tire would catch somewhere and stop us. I'll be taking it for a shakedown at the track first to get used to this new chassis, and then look into dialing in more camber down the road.

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you'll probably have to go with a lower offset wheel to get more clearance for more camber. I've run 255/40/17 on 17x8 with ET35 without clearance issues, but i also wasnt trying to run a lot of camber.
I'm running 17x8 et35 RPF1s with 235/40s on them. The tires would touch the coilovers unless I added a 3mm spacer. I don't know how you guys fit such wide tires on these things without major rubbing. I'm only running -1 camber on the BCs right now.

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I'm running 17x8 et35 RPF1s with 235/40s on them. The tires would touch the coilovers unless I added a 3mm spacer. I don't know how you guys fit such wide tires on these things without major rubbing. I'm only running -1 camber on the BCs right now.
In the front, the upper bolt holes that the strut uses to attach to the knuckle are slotted. So you have some adjustment there, as well as at the top of the strut tower. I'm also on BCs.


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In the front, the upper bolt holes that the strut uses to attach to the knuckle are slotted. So you have some adjustment there, as well as at the top of the strut tower. I'm also on BCs.
Do you know how much camber approx you're running? I'll take another look at those slotted holes.

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Do you know how much camber approx you're running? I'll take another look at those slotted holes.
sorry i do not know off the top of my head. I just recently went through and replaced a bunch of parts in the front end, so it needs an alignment. I can update you once that is complete.


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I'm running 17x8 et35 RPF1s with 235/40s on them. The tires would touch the coilovers unless I added a 3mm spacer. I don't know how you guys fit such wide tires on these things without major rubbing. I'm only running -1 camber on the BCs right now.
I ran -2.7 in the front and -2 in the back. 17x8 245's BFG Rivals. no spacers. Just rolled the fenders. Car is not slammed. 14'' in the back from centerline of axle to top of fender and 13.75 or something like that in the front. I think this is as low as an SRT should be. I've pretty much given up on trying to make this car handle well. The car is meant to be a 3rd and 4th gear pull car lol
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I run -2.7 up front on 235/40/17 tires. My car is pretty low and I don't have problems with rubbing. I have stock control arms up front with Realtune bushings and modified struts with Ground Control camber plates.
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Final touches

Thanks for the input guys! Good to see its possible to run more camber on a ~245 wide tire.

New update. Final touches added. CBD Carbon hood.. serial #001 (I think thats pretty cool lol) installed. Hit the mountain roads for some spirited driving with my squad for a quick shake down.



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Dropped in fresh oil. Amsoil Diesel DEO 5W40. My trusted oil for years on forced induction cars.



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At the end of the day, everything looks good. Car is safe and ready to set a lap time at the track. I'll keep a lap time record on the main post so you guys can see the improvements i've done through the build.

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I want to see pics of the seats installed.

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I want to see pics of the seats installed.
I didn't get a chance to install the seats so they're still sitting in the garage. I'll post a picture when I have them installed.

Update! Went on a trackday with the boys at Toronto Motorsports Park. Managed a 1:26.3 (I will be keeping personal lap records on the main page so you guys can see my progress).



Ran into a couple of issues.. car caught fire at the exhaust tips. Tried to pry the exhuast down so it sits lower... haha.



Power steering fluid would overflow from the cap. Not sure if its boiling or just expanding, but it seems to be a common issue when you run these cars hard. If anyone has any suggestions/possible fixes, please chime in. I'll probably replace the cap and replace the fluid with Red Line power steering fluid to see if that'll fix the issue.


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