We had the pleasure of putting in over a week’s worth of work in just 1 day yesterday at Centerline. Rene and Gitano, the owners of Centerline Motorsports, helped myself, Liam and Fizzer get literally over a week’s worth of work done in one day. We arrived early, unloaded the car, and with a little “pre-planning” (that I was made fun of for), we got the following work done:
– JenveyVQ35DE ITBs modified to work with HR. We actually did this twice as we did a mock up set and then the actual set.
– Exhaust modifications for more ground clearance and to make sure fitment with the HR was correct.
– Relocate dry-break fuel fill on the exterior of the trunk lid – as now the wing bolts through the trunk lid and there is no way to open the trunk lid quickly during an endurance race
– Modify chassis at strut towers to allow for additional clearance of the front upper control for more front suspension travel
– Remove chassis bulk-head and cut out a ton of un-needed steel around that area.
– Modify HR rad support and remove over 5lbs from the already plastic rad support and headlight supports.
– Install Setrab oil cooler
– Lighten the tub by removing material in places we deemed “un-neccessary” by guessing.
– Remove un-necessary cage material and gusset cage to chassis to better share the loads of the chassis through both the cage and unibody
There’s a lot of clean-up left to do and details to finish up, but that is a ridiculous amount of work to get done in one day. Esspecially when you consider 5 people were working around each other.
Sorry for the terrible pictures – but at least you get an idea of what went on:
I will have to weigh all of the material, but it looks like all in all we got about 25-30lbs out of the car. There is still a lore more that can come out, but unfortunately we ran out of time. More Kels tuning to come soon.