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Because part-time racecar.

Posted 08-01-2013 at 08:13 PM by monkeee

I'll get straight to the point. I want to get these in the future after I have built up enough seat time around Barbs and actually start to push hard for quicker times.

- STI Group N set (these will be done very very soon)

- 17 x 8.5 XXR 530's/527's to fit wider semi-slicks (thinking 245's). XXR's because they dont break the budget too much and they get the job done.

- Whatever semi slicks I can get my hands on

- Second set of pads (thinking Project MU RC09 club sport pads) to swap in the night before Barbs.

- Tempted to buy a harness bar and rip the stereo and back seats out permanently (I take out the back-seat + sub for No Limits atm) but I don't know if I can live without music (I know, softaasfuck).

- A new car for when I bin it around the last corner...

Until then its all about seat time. Am going to get the instructors to drive the piggy around on Thursday night to see if I can lose some seconds on my own after.
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    American Dave's Avatar
    You are a man on a mission, good work mate. Ditch the stereo and learn to sing.
    Posted 09-01-2013 at 09:12 AM by American Dave American Dave is offline
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    XT43's Avatar
    Don't you already have the eye bolts welded in to the back?
    Posted 09-01-2013 at 11:51 AM by XT43 XT43 is offline
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    monkeee's Avatar
    Hahaha thanks Dave. You can thank the other Dave (Master D) for getting me hooked.

    I have the eye bolts Burke but I don't think they are welded in. I would go the Meridian harness bar where you can run back-seats and just clip the harness in and out but I really don't have passengers so I'm leaning towards the ever popular Sparco harness bar.

    Sticking with my stock front seats as I really don't want the thought of airbags not working on my mind while going around Barbs (may just get a wider 3" harness).

    Need to find out how to mount / what cameras will fit on the bar.

    May keep the stereo, can't really hear the rattles from the front anyway even with the back seat out.
    Posted 09-01-2013 at 04:42 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    XT43's Avatar
    just keep the eyelets and don't worry about the harness bar, you're going to spend money on something that essentially is going to do what you have now.
    get a gopro and stick it on.
    Posted 10-01-2013 at 09:20 AM by XT43 XT43 is offline
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    Master D's Avatar
    If you can, go a 3" wide harness where you can shane, the wider it is the better you can strap yourself in.
    Posted 11-01-2013 at 08:00 AM by Master D Master D is offline
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    monkeee's Avatar
    Yeah ive been looking at harnesses off RSD.com

    Sparco 3" 4-pt Harness $250 + Shipping. Seems to be the go with some shoulder pads. The Velo is good but that extra width would help alot. Also the belt buckle clip design is good for ease of use except if you tighten your shoulder straps up too much it slips up your stomach haha (not sure if this is the case will all harness designs).

    TAKATA = crack priced.

    As it stands I have no intention of putting my sub + seat back in. Too addicted now.

    I missed No Limits on Thursday due to illness (gastro...yuck). All good as my entry has been carried over for Jack's Hill Climb which I have never done.
    Posted 12-01-2013 at 05:43 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    kid's Avatar
    Shane - try a Schroth 4 pt with anti submarining tech if you insist on a 4 pt...
    Posted 13-01-2013 at 11:25 AM by kid kid is offline
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    monkeee's Avatar
    Had a look at that one. Tommy that's exactly what I'm after. Thanks so much for the suggestion. Will look into where I can source one/order one from.

    *edit* Found out Searle Race Equipment stock them. Sweet!
    Posted 13-01-2013 at 12:53 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    kid's Avatar
    No probs man! Hey you doing Jacks hill morning or arvo?
    Posted 13-01-2013 at 02:06 PM by kid kid is offline
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    monkeee's Avatar
    **edit**

    AM only Tommy so I guess its that one for me. Alex is in too

    Cheers,
    Shane
    Posted 13-01-2013 at 09:31 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    monkeee's Avatar
    Been doing a little looking for the harness. Just waiting on replies from a few places as to whether they can get me the 4-pt ASM variant (they only stock 6-pt's).

    I thought TAKATA was overpriced from RSD.com.

    Can get a 4-pt ASM TAKATA for $380.00 (+ $76.00 shipping) from DemonTweeks and this is what I'm leaning towards now.
    Posted 14-01-2013 at 07:45 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
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    Jeckle's Avatar
    Or if you like the 6 point but don't have the seat to accommodate this simply remove the inner leg straps of the 6 point to make it a 4 point.

    I have this Sabelt 4 Point Lightweight Racing Harness | FIA Approved Motorsport Safety Harness | Rallynuts which can add Crutch Straps - T Type Crutch Strap to make it a 6 point, or this Crutch Straps - Negative G Strap to make it a 5 point once I change out the Sti seats.
    Posted 14-01-2013 at 09:57 PM by Jeckle Jeckle is offline
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    monkeee's Avatar
    Ah cool, cheers for the info Jeckle.
    Posted 15-01-2013 at 08:12 PM by monkeee monkeee is offline
 


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