Alright, we finally did a race with the crossfire where we got serious about actually racing it. It was at the HPR 24 hour race this past weekend. We got into B with zero laps, which I think was fair?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=deskt … e=youtu.be
Overall, we did quite well, ended up 6th overall and 2nd in B with 526 laps total. The car is quick and has plenty of power, but really can't take a corner well enough to keep up with any of the 3 series bmws or miatas out there that were being driven hard. We were a good 10 seconds per lap slower on average than most of the top A teams, but not for a lack of trying, lol.
I'm thoroughly impressed with the reliability of the motor though, we ran it very hard for the entire weekend and it never had a hint of an issue until the end when it started burning some oil (burned 2 quarts in 526 laps). The motor history is totally unknown, this was a salvage Copart car with 112k miles on it, and now probably close to 900 track laps.
The only real upgrade we've done so far is the brakes, we're running some S600 brakes. We got them from a complete '04 S600 we bought for $240, just for the calipers. Pulled the junk V12 for a coffee table and scrapped the rest:
We ran some $29 Rock Auto Dynamic Friction pads and they worked awesome. We did need to swap them out for some fresh pads 12 hours in though, 10 minute job.
For now, no motor swaps are planned. Just need to figure out how to make it go around a corner. Unfortunately, because no one races these things and they mostly sit in the garages of old men to be taken out only for those occasional drives, there are almost no aftermarket parts for them. So we'll need to get creative on how we do this. One of our team mates is the largest online King shocks salesman (Filthy Motorsports), so its tempting to put some offroad coilovers on it somehow. Maybe set it up so we can change the shock mount locations to lift the car and do some rally hill climb racing?
Petrosexual Racing - 4.9 HT swap/Trashback Miatahttps://forums.24hoursoflemons.com/view … p?id=35746
BFE GP '18 - 1st in C, High Plains Drifter -19 - 1st in B/Overall
Uh oh, Spaghettios...