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Thunder Hill with Norcal Racing Club

Discussion in 'Race Track' started by James, Feb 3, 2012.

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    So I will be taking the Corolla to Thunder Hill for an open track day. I will outline the work to be done to prepare the car as well as share media from the event as well.

    MEDIA SHORTCUT:
    PICS: http://www.trdforums.com/threads/thunder-hill-with-norcal-racing-club.35173/page-4#post-429389
    VIDS: http://www.trdforums.com/threads/thunder-hill-with-norcal-racing-club.35173/page-5#post-429556

    I will be rocking #703 to rep my VA built (mostly...) Corolla. The car is in good shape with just a few maintenance items to take care of before I can tech it.

    1. Acquire wheels and fresh tires
    2. Inspect rear shoes and replace if needed
    3. Install SS brake lines
      1. Goodridges acquired
    4. Change brake fluid
      1. Brake fluid ordered: Motul RBF 600
    5. Install Energy Suspension motor mount insert
    6. Roll rear fenders
    7. Regrease shifter cable bushings
    8. Uninstall the rest of the Nitrous kit
    9. Buy car numbers
    10. Buy a camera mount
    11. Get a helmet
    12. Install TRD strut bar [optional!]
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    This is basically an exploit since I got the rims before making this thread, but progress is progress and I'll count it!

    [IMG]

    Specs:

    Rota Slipstream, White
    16x7 +40mm

    Riken Raptor ZR
    205/45/ZR16
    10/32s tread
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    You had your corolla on the juice?
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    Yeah, I was running a 35 wet shot. Only went through 1.5 bottles then realized it is a bad idea without being able to tune timing/vvti.
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    Did it make a big difference?
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    Rotas? Dont turn too hard.

    [IMG]

    (only because its a subaru)
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    Hell yeah, it made a huge difference! It's like going from 110 hp to 140 hp as soon as you hit WOT. Maybe I should put it back for the track day.......
    Added: Feb 4, 2012 2:15 AM
    I was on a Corolla forum when the original thread came out. That was a repaired/rebarreled wheel IIRC. Either way, good looking out, thanks!
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    I'd do that lol. And for hummer's pic, I knew you'd post one of those, that's why I had asked if they were reps or not... drags are stronger than rotas.
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    Nice thread James... a real thread lol. Please do your best to keep it updated enough to keep it on topic!!

    Now, that list of "prep" looks simple enough, should be easy to do in a month. With the open track day and all, what are your plans? Just drive around and have fun?
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    ...and not crash or snap those clean rotas.
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    White rims always look so clean :)
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    Until they get dirty. :)
    But yeah I liked my Rotas the most when they were white.
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    I wouldn't do it on a black car though. Just my two cents. I'm sure it doesn't look too bad just I think it would show imperfections in the paint even more.
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    Do what, white rims on a black car? I guess the rims in your sig don't qualify as white? Close enough lol.
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    Brushed aluminum? Close to white.
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    yeah my rims are gunmetal, and even those look white in some pics lol.
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    nobody asked if you had gunmetal rims gold... jesus it's not always about your lexus lol
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    Thanks, will do. I am in the beginner's driving school group (nubs) and will just try to have fun, and not go off the track.

    I actually agree with you, something is just wrong with that. My daily driver rims will remain my Steel Grey (going on 10 years old) Rota Slips (all original). These white Slips are just going to be track wheels/spares/backups.

    These are original as well. I missed where you said that, opps. What are drags?
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    Drags=Wheels
    I had some on my Corolla, they were gunmetal lol
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    Really... they look chrome on my computer.

    You should paint them white next lol.
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    It was in the shoutbox remember? Then you had said they were real slips. Drag is a company that makes replica rims but they are stronger. They aren't known to break.
    exdream has those GT3s now remember? I'm on steelies, it was a trade for his TRD front valences.
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    I know that.
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    Then why are you telling me to paint them white?
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    IM SAYING PAINT YOUR STEELIES WHITE IF YOU LIKE THEM SO MUCH, DAMN. IT MIGHT LOOK GOOD WITH YOUR PRIMER.
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    No he should get them "heated and pushed in" lol
    By that I mean welded on to another
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    Maybe he should give someone a knuckle sandwhich.
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    I kinda want to widen these but I have another rim sale lined up. Maybe later. But I need to ditch these two honda ones and get proper toyota steelies.
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    Just hit up Craigslist. Friends don't let friends drive on steelies, I care bro.

    I got these rims and tires for 440!
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    Yeah seriously, you can find a ton of pretty clean wheels on CL.
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    yeah but I am teh brokes. But once I have money I'm getting corollaGTs rims.
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