Monday, July 9, 2012

Exe Crew dyno day @ RTR - 7th July 2012

Exe Crew ran another dyno day on the weekend just past. This time, Road Track Rally hosted the event, doing a great job in keeping the day running smoothly.

This is Stiffler, the RTR guard dog.

I haven't done anything to the car power-wise since the last time it was dyno'ed. I just wanted to see what power figure the RTR dyno would report and get an idea on the health of the car. So on to the dyno went the GorillaZ.

Photo courtesy of Road Track Rally

Three runs later and the highest figure reported was 183.3 kW at roughly 6600 RPM. This is a significant difference to the 168.9 kW reported by RE Customs dyno, so I can only put it down to dyno differences. Anyway, the car seems healthy and this figure can only be used as a comparison to other cars dyno'ed on the same day.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Say hello to my little friend...

Thanks to Mugsee for the photo. No bumpers were harmed in the making of this, much.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Even more brake cooling

I have decided to try these Dixcel Dual Active Ventilation (DAV) brake discs as my previous discs have warped and haven't been quite right even after machining. The DAV discs allow the cooling air to enter the vents from both the inside and outside of the disc hat. More information on how they work can be found at:

The Dixcel DAV however are the heaviest discs out of all that I have had the opportunity to weigh:

Dixcel DAV FS: ~9.5 kg
DBA 4000: ~8 kg
DBA 5000: ~7.5 kg
X3E Motorsport:  ~7.5 kg
Project μ SCR-Pro: ~7 kg

It is hoped that these Dixcels will last much longer in combination with the brake ducting that was recently installed.

Thanks to Silas for a helping hand in the garage.