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My planned build - blend of HPDE and weekend drives

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Thank you for all your posts … it's been great soaking it all in over the last couple months ... awesome information

 

Goal: balance between HPDE and weekend drives with my wife and daughter

Car: 2014 DBA Black Edition (purchase delayed to Fall '16)

Engine/Tuning: stock

Transmission: stock

     (upgrades to be added when maintenance is needed)

     Shep Stage 1

     T1 Upper and Lower Brace Set

     T1 Overflow Catch Can

     Dodson Anti Surge Plate Kit

     Dodson Pan Magnet Kit

Brakes

     Revozport front lip with air ducts

     Titek front diffuser support brackets

     600 Degree Aircraft Silicone Ducting

     Front rotor dust shields with hose adapter

     Rexpeed or Dodson Brake Cooling Guides

     Stillen Rear Brake Cooling Kit

     RB 390/390 Light wt replacement rotors

     RB upgraded middle mounting bolts

     RB stainless steel brake lines

     Speedbleeders - stainless

     Castrol SRF brake fluid

     Street - RB ET500 brake pads

     Track - RB XR70 brack pads

Cooling

     HKS transmission cooler

     Willall Front Differential Cooler

     Willall Rear Differential Cooler

     Dodson Rear Differential Scoop (?)

     AMS Alpha oil cooler (purchased)

     Dodson Engine Oil Cooler Temp Switch (85C deg)

     Forge power steering cooler (?)

     Spec V coolant tank and 180kpa coolant cap

     Forge Motorsport Silicone Coolant Hose Kit

     Dodson Engine Coolant Temp Switch (68C deg)

     RedLine WaterWetter

Engine

     Buschur Racing oil catch pro can

     AMS Cowl Splash Shield

     Motul 300V (15W50)

     Nismo oil filters 

Exterior

     Top Secret wide front fenders

     Stillen front license plate holder

     Front and Rear tow hooks

     Underbody SS hardware kit

     Xpel clear bra (cover as much of car as $ will allow)

Interior

     GotBoost fire extinguisher mount

     Schroth 4 point harness

     Forged Performance Steering Column Reinforcement Plates

     Valentine One mirror mount/direct wire

Suspension

     SPL PRO adjustable front upper arms (if needed)

Tires

     Street - Michelin Pilot Super Sport (MPSS) (335/30ZR20)

     Track - Nitto NT-01 (335/30ZR18)

     Nitogen (via welding supply bottle)

Wheels

     Street - OEM Black Edition 20x10.5 +25 - square

     Track - Volk Racing ZE40 18x12 +20 - square

     MCR or Wheelspacers.ca 5mm spacers in the front (if needed)

     ARP Studs (length to be determined)

     Muteki SR48 lug nuts

Trailer

     Dave's trailer hitch

     Customized Harbor Freight 48”x96” 1720 lb capacity trailer (custom work in progress)

Tools

     QuickJack BL-5000XL Car Jack Support System

     Giro Disc Piston Spreader

     Brembo Caliper Pad Pin Punch

Areo

     APR Front canards

     APR GTC-500 rear wing

     Willall Trunk Supports


Edited by thebeast, 25 May 2016 - 02:40 PM.

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that looks sweet!

 

one thing when I was looking at the list is the BL vs AMS oil cooler...I had the BL but while big, it didn't do that much to lower oil temps.

 

Other people have had the same results if you search threads about it.  The AMS seems much more effective.


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Fucking bitchin build plan man. I'm glad you're local, gunna pick your brain as we go!

Dave
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Congratulation on getting the car and welcome to Heritage.

Since I didn't see any power mod listed, I am going to assume that you plan to stay with stock powertrain and stock tune. So all my comment is going to reflect that, things will change if you add more power.

Brake:
Front brake cooling is a must

Rear brake cooling depends on how often you track and drive the car, consider the kit can cost more then a set of rear pads, you have to think in turn of cost vs pad and rotor wear saving. If you plan to track more then once a month, I think it is worth it.

Powertrain cooling
Transmission cooler is a must, coolant tank is worthy and inexpensive upgrade.

Upgrading stock oil cooler and diff cooler probably won't be necessary until you add more power. Quite a few of my GTR track friends reported normal track fluid temps with only the transmission cooler. I think is it cheaper to change the engine oil and diff fluid more often then getting the cooler.

I just wrap a sports headband over my steering fluid reservoir.

Engine:
Got Boost catch can, but I am bias

Exterior
Clear bra the whole car, I did front half of the car and my rear quarter panel is all dinged up.

If you are on Facebook, let me know. We usually coordinate track days on So-Cal GTR group. The next track event for the group is on Feb 20th with Speed Ventures at Fontana ACS.

Tony

Edited by tgkb278, 31 January 2016 - 02:23 PM.

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awesome build thread so far. I'd recommend the Boucher pro catch can or similar with connection to the oil cap for crank case. he did a lot of research into the topic (as did the others before him, but he shared the results with us all). I assume the gotboost cans can be modified to work the same.

for brake ducts you could start with the spatula mod and temp paint... then upgrade from there if needed. part of the fun of racing is tracking the data and making sure everything is in check!

for trans, basic preventative build would be idea, pick Shep's brain about what would be idea for your spec and how many times a year your going to race. I would imagine first gear, circlip, clutch and baskets.

also read all of ehymans posts. example http://www.gtrherita...e-installation/

I agree with everything these guys said above too.

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Thanks guys - great feedback

 

I made a few updates above ... and cleaned it up a bit

 

and a couple open questions ...

 - Front Canards ... how much benefit at stock power level?

 - Larger Rear Wing ... how much benefit at stock power level?


Edited by thebeast, 01 February 2016 - 02:15 AM.


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Larger rear wing you will feel most under hard braking.. At least that's where I think it makes the most difference.

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Thanks guys - great feedback

 

I made a few updates above ... and cleaned it up a bit

 

and a couple open questions ...

 - Front Canards ... how much benefit at stock power level?

 - Larger Rear Wing ... how much benefit at stock power level?

 

I would say that since you are leaving suspension (coils) and engine stock, that you can hold off the aero.

 

I do think it helps but for me it's been subtle.  More noticeable when I go back to a stock car.  The magic about the GT-R is the amount of mechanical grip.  With the mods you listed you are already going to be lapping 90% of the field.

 

suspension like ehyman suggests and a bit more power and I think aero will start coming into play much more.


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oh and with my active rear wing, braking was the most noticeable difference right off the bat.

 

I think I have been too chicken to carry speed in corners with my aero :P


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Hey beast, BPauto is having a 20% off sale...probably pick up the trans cooler for a good deal!


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Hey beast, BPauto is having a 20% off sale...probably pick up the trans cooler for a good deal!

 

Yessir, feel free to contact us if you're in need!

 

Also, if you have any other random GT-R questions, feel free to reach out. I'd be glad to help!


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Hey beast, BPauto is having a 20% off sale...probably pick up the trans cooler for a good deal!

thanks 7racer! ... pm sent







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