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We have some of the fastest TT3 (Mustang GT) and TTB (S2000) cars in the country here in NASA Texas. You will need aero and Hoosier A7 to be competitive

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Old 09-10-2015, 09:42 AM   #856 (permalink)
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We have some of the fastest TT3 (Mustang GT) and TTB (S2000) cars in the country here in NASA Texas. You will need aero and Hoosier A7 to be competitive with either. IMO the 370z is a tweener as it isn't fast enough for TT3 but gets to many points to fit into TTB with the needed aero and tires. Probably the best way to be competitive in the Z is to supercharge but detune to fit into TT3.
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We have some of the fastest TT3 (Mustang GT) and TTB (S2000) cars in the country here in NASA Texas. You will need aero and Hoosier A7 to be competitive with either. IMO the 370z is a tweener as it isn't fast enough for TT3 but gets to many points to fit into TTB with the needed aero and tires. Probably the best way to be competitive in the Z is to supercharge but detune to fit into TT3.
Yup! That is why I was considering an S2000. I just got back from NASA West Coast Nationals at Laguna Seca and one of your s2k guys was there and put down the same times as most of the TT1 guys. I was shocked. He is in TTB, still NA.

Valkyrie Autosport was also there with two of their ST/TT3 350Z cars which did pretty well but they also start in a lower class so they have more points! Not sure if they were supercharged or not.

TravisJB did what you said and built a detuned supercharged 370 to make like 380whp. I'm not sure what he was classed into though, if at all. Also...it was a custom supercharger hah.

Here is the TTB guy that ran a 1:39 that I think is from Texas. SIMPLE!

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It's finally time for an update. The thread has been dormant, but the car work has been very active the past couple of months. The big news is I just got the car home from Lucas Racing and they did an awesome job building my cage and a few other related things. It's a full 6-point with door bars on both sides and the little footwell support add-ons that are allowed.

Also notable are the new fixed Sparco seats (Evo driver, Evo-II-US passenger) mounted on Sparco's mounts (but removed the slider system and drilled some new holes to make them fixed), and some nice 6-point Sparco belts. The cage builder did the welded-in mounts and eyebolts for the belt system as well, including eyebolt-style mounts for the shoulder harnesses as opposed to wrap-around mounting.

I highly recommend Lucas if you're in the Houston area or can drive here. They did top-notch work at a fair price and turned the car around and had it back to me in no time, and they really know what they're doing. I only did cage work there, but they're clearly skilled and equipped to handle any other kind of racecar work you can imagine.

I just got home, so there's still cage padding and misc parts laying around in the car, I haven't yet built my center-dash panel for the switches/gauges, and obviously haven't painted the cage yet, but I took pics anyways!

Rear View: - note direct horizontal bar between rear shocks


Driver Harness: - note the bar is bent outward slightly here to allow the seat to sit further back from the wheel


Passenger Harness: - this side is straight since the passenger has plenty of room to the front. Also note in this shot the geometry of the rear half of the cage in general, the triangles on the sides.


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Door bars!


More Door bars!


Passenger Footwell - it's hard to get a good angle for a pic of these, but they run to mounting plates in the corner of the firewall up there.

what is the fair price for this?
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It looks like you've had the JRZ RS1's on for a while now - given that the rears are true type, have you had any issues / concerns with the rear shock tower - some people think it might need reinforcing if you go with true type coil overs.

Did you change any bushings when you installed the JRZ RS1's?

Thanks for all the info you've posted.
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It looks like you've had the JRZ RS1's on for a while now - given that the rears are true type, have you had any issues / concerns with the rear shock tower - some people think it might need reinforcing if you go with true type coil overs.

Did you change any bushings when you installed the JRZ RS1's?

Thanks for all the info you've posted.
I also have JRZ RS1s on my 370 and haven't had a single issue. I do mostly street driving now but have a good 8-10 track days on them (probably 15-20 hours. Most with race tires). I don't believe there is a need to reinforce. YMMV!
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Hi again!

Blast from the past time, logging in for the first time in a few years and re-upping my premium membership, also cleared out my overfilled PM inbox.

Since my last posts here back in ~2015 (!!), the car did see a few more minor updates (the transmission swap from JTran worked out fine, they also cut hood venting for me, and I upped the spring rates further) and made it through a few more track events, but my event pace really slowed to a crawl, and I'm pretty sure the last time the car was on-track anywhere was around late 2017. None of the final events ever made it into the forums or youtube (I pulled out the data system a while back and never replaced it with something better). Since then it's just been in maintenance mode sitting on the lift in my garage for the past ~2 years with the slicks stored indoors, and it gets fired up once in a while to do oil changes to keep everything a little fresh.

Life changed dramatically a few years back (TL;DR - I got married and gained a couple of kids!), and the racing hobby just wasn't a priority for my time or cash anymore, as much as I loved it while it lasted.

Now more changes are coming, as I'm about to sell my house out here and move a few miles, and the time has finally come to sell the Z itself (and all the random takeoffs and extra bits and the short-rise lift from the garage, etc). I took some recent pics of the thing and I'll make a for-sale post over in the appropriate classifieds in a little bit and cross-link it with this journal thread, probably sometime a little later today. I'd like to try to find it a good home here in the community if there's a quick easy sale, before I go posting it elsewhere on other track-specific forums and such.

Happy holidays everyone
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Happy Holidays dude Good to see you posting again. Sounds like life is going full speed ahead


Short-rise lift? May I ask what you have? May be interested in other stuff, too, although my parts list is pretty well covered at this point.
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Short-rise lift? May I ask what you have? May be interested in other stuff, too, although my parts list is pretty well covered at this point.
Get his AP BBK!!!!

I was actually writing a reply right after wstar posted, but was logged out and too lazy to retype....and I mentioned you knowing you would be tempted to add more stuff to your list haha
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Car sale thread posted (!!): wstar's Track-only 370Z for Sale

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Hi! It is very full speed ahead, sometimes at breakneck speed!

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Short-rise lift? May I ask what you have? May be interested in other stuff, too, although my parts list is pretty well covered at this point.
Yeah I'll post up sales for all the other stuff here, maybe after a bit of time to see if any of it goes with the car as part of some negotiation. The lift is a Bendpak low-rise scissor lift something similar in design to this: https://www.bendpak.com/car-lifts/lo...r-lifts/lr-60/, I'll have to dig up the details later.
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Glad to hear life is going well for and I was sorry when disappeared from the forum. Yep if you live long enough you will go through several of these kind of chapters in your life. May they all have bright and sunny days. Good luck with the sale as someone is going to pickup a great track for a great price.

Cheers!!!
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