Driven Daily Hillclimb 2016 Build
Posted 23 February 2017 - 06:09 PM
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Posted 02 March 2017 - 03:20 PM
Check out how he did his pyramid style brace on the strut towers. If possible I would do that, straight tubes are much stronger, obviously. Thats how I'm doing my Z31.
Other then that fantastic build. I watched your videos and wish you luck in getting ready for this racing season if you still can.
Posted 03 March 2017 - 09:04 AM
Man, that's weird. He could have welded the tube directly over the shock mount and made stronger. In fact, some people weld a short piece of tube onto a stock strut or shock mount like that to stiffen it up so that it doesn't flex under load. He was so close, then attached to the corner of the tower instead where the cage bars have less control over movement of the shock mount. I'm sure it's great as is, but was 99.9% of the way there and stopped short of what I would have done. Hard to do that on a Z because it's a strut and lots of us run camber plates, but for a shock it's easy and stronger.
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:07 PM
Yeah, welding to the side instead of the top seems really strange. I however, don't have struts or shock towers, so I'm free to triangulate however I want.
We have 6 weekends (including this one) before the first possible shakedown event. Assuming ECU/dyno tuning doesn't take too long, and brake/fuel lines show up reasonably quickly, it should be ready to trailer out and drive around an autocross course for a bit.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:33 PM
I probably mentioned it somewhere way back there, but I'm using 240sx rear suspension. I have a few reasons for really liking the 240sx' rear suspension design.
- Parts are readily available
- Several limited slip differential options are affordable
- Multi-link suspension is very tuneable (at the expense of being more complex than other designs)
- It has a similar track width compared to the body and front suspension
- The entire subframe is modular, and can be removed as a single unit.
I went with the s13 generation because it was available locally for $100 complete. The s14 generation has some very minor improvements, but not enough to justify additional time or money.
Posted 2 weeks ago
Well, the s30 definitely won't be ready for the first hillclimb event (Ascutney) but we've been making brisk progress on it lately. This weekend we changed gears a little, and put some time into the race hauler instead of the race car.
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