Pele Ring of Fire SCCA Solo Super Street Build

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Re: Pele Ring of Fire SCCA Solo Super Street Build

#11 Post by grant » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:47 pm

Battery. While battery can’t be changed in SS if I go to SSP I’m considering Anti Gravity lithium battery.
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Re: Pele Ring of Fire SCCA Solo Super Street Build

#12 Post by mikey » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:18 pm

The difference in weight is dramatic. They make plenty of good Li automotive batteries nowadays so it is definitely worth it, if you're allowed.
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Re: Pele Ring of Fire SCCA Solo Super Street Build

#13 Post by grant » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:46 am

mikey wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:18 pm
The difference in weight is dramatic. They make plenty of good Li automotive batteries nowadays so it is definitely worth it, if you're allowed.
Anti gravity makes a new 13 lb battery that fits in stock 991.2 battery tray. I told my buddy with GT3 RS about anti gravity and he just ordered one and is happy. Problem is that in SCCA I cant run it in SS class. No battery mods in Street.

Would have to go to SSP to put lighter battery in the car and that's a big jump in terms of mods to be competitive in that class with likes of Robs GT2. For LPR and GGR its OK as I run Fun with LPR now and AX6 classification in GGR. It wouldn't bump me from current classing in GGR. Battery savings on modern cars is huge saving - 33 lbs. My car starts out light for a 991 - similar to GT3 and by losing 25 lbs of wheel weight, 33 lbs of battery and 12 lbs of muffler it gets close to 3000 lbs. But then I jump in and mess it all up! Part of me just says screw it and have fun making car way I like driving it. I never have really aspired to be class winning AX driver. Just do it to keep my reflexes sharp and to challenge myself and I like high levels of competition at national events - but that's just more a thing of awe for me seeing people who do magic on AX course.

SSP would mean race tires and wheels, better suspension, tune, intake mods, cat mods and those guys who run SSP in Porsches run ridiculous amounts of tire under stock fenders. Im not comfortable running so much tire as it will rub. Im pretty much limited to 265 front and 315 rear if I want to keep things from rubbing. Crazy cars like Rob B, Monty and Steve run 335 rear and 295 and bigger up front.
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Re: Pele Ring of Fire SCCA Solo Super Street Build

#14 Post by mikey » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:28 pm

I'm lucky, I can use a 3.7 pound Li battery. Not much needed other than cranking and a tiny bit for electromotive.
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Re: Pele Ring of Fire SCCA Solo Super Street Build

#15 Post by mikey » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:30 pm

Man, 335 rears. I'm stuck with 275. Seems to work fine for my car config.
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Re: Pele Ring of Fire SCCA Solo Super Street Build

#16 Post by grant » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:45 pm

mikey wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Man, 335 rears. I'm stuck with 275. See to work fine for my car config.
Yeah agreed your car works great on that size. My current setup is 245 front and 295 rear and surprised at how well it turns in.
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