skywalker01 New Reader
July 22, 2011 3:32 p.m.

First time out of the neighborhood in 6 years, and my first time performing in any sort of performance driving event. Major understeer - responsible for me killing a cone on my third run (and killing my best time). Will tweak suspension, lowering the nose and stiffening the rear by replacing the rear swaybar with a thicker one and adjusting the Konis to the max stiff setting. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

944/LSX at PCA AX Event

Javelin SuperDork
July 22, 2011 3:54 p.m.

Seat time. Don't adjust anything. Attend maximum number events possible. After that, more seat time.

Matt B Dork
July 22, 2011 3:59 p.m.

Interesting replacement for that heavy rear hatch glass. Sounded great too.

skywalker01 New Reader
July 22, 2011 4:14 p.m.

In reply to Matt B: Tried the one from GTRacing and didn't like it. This hatch is from IFC Racing (allporscheracing.com). Extremely lightweight and looks great! Thanks for the kudos on the exhaust note - homemade 3" exhaust to Magnaflow muffler

huggybear626 New Reader
July 23, 2011 2:21 p.m.

Hey skywalker I was at the same event as you. I had the blue Mazda. I took some pictures that day and I got a couple of your car. I can out them up if you like.

a401cj Reader
July 23, 2011 3:24 p.m.

my only suggestion is to practice more with the camera...sheesh

great sounding car btw!!

skywalker01 New Reader
July 23, 2011 4:46 p.m.

In reply to huggybear626: Yeah .... go ahead - as long as they're flattering :)

skywalker01 New Reader
July 23, 2011 4:50 p.m.

In reply to a401cj: Unfortunately the quality reflects the pay that the cameraman received - my son was going through XBOX withdrawl, hence the shaky picture :) Will have something better next time. Thanks for not thinking the generator noise in the background was my car :)

mad_machine SuperDork
July 23, 2011 6:51 p.m.
a401cj wrote: my only suggestion is to practice more with the camera...sheesh great sounding car btw!!

the car looked great.. from what ittle I could see of it past the camera movement. I think I got motion sickness

huggybear626 New Reader
July 23, 2011 10:23 p.m.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65359232@N07/5952465368/in/set-72157627102930785 http://www.flickr.com/photos/65359232@N07/5952465030/in/set-72157627102930785/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/65359232@N07/5951912347/in/set-72157627102930785/

skywalker01 New Reader
July 24, 2011 8:34 a.m.

In reply to huggybear626: Ah! I know who you are now! Thanks for taking the photos, the one shot at the top of the figure eight was sweet - much better than what my son did! You going to be at the 13 August event?? I will if my parts make it in on time!!

huggybear626 New Reader
July 24, 2011 11:32 a.m.

I may be there if i can find someone to work for me. I want to run a few more events before I take the car apart for the winter and do something fun

huggybear626 New Reader
July 24, 2011 11:33 a.m.

In reply to skywalker01:

Did you happen to go to the pca website and see where you finished?

skywalker01 New Reader
July 24, 2011 12:55 p.m.

In reply to huggybear626:

Yeah - came in 27th overall. Not bad for my very first shot at this!
Looks like I came in first in Novice, 2nd out of all the 944s, first out of modified class (was the only one). I am really looking forward to the next event (providing parts come in)

huggybear626 New Reader
July 24, 2011 1:21 p.m.

In reply to skywalker01:

do you live in the Baltimore area because if you do I would love to help you out on your car

skywalker01 New Reader
July 24, 2011 2:04 p.m.

In reply to huggybear626: Yeah - I live in Laurel, right off 295 and 198 behind the Target. There's a guy in Rockville performing a conversion on his 944 as well - he's planning on being at the next event too (well at least he is, the car is still under construction).

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