Masterminds old speed build

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    As most know by now I bought @Mastermind46 car. Wasn’t looking to get back in to the speed game but when it came up for sale I just had to pull the trigger. I’ll be updating with pics and things. The car is being setup to be a fun street/time attack dual duty car.
     
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    One of the first changes I made was to ditch the stock seats, they lack bolster for track duty. I went with a pair of Corbeau FX1 Pro’s with Corbeau slider brackets. Also ordered resistors to restore air bags to the car. I’ve got no plans to go to harnesses as I don’t want to cage the car and a harness bar just isn’t the route I want to go.

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    Currently the car has Koni Yellows with Eibach Pro on it. I wanted to get the car down another half inch so after consulting with @monkey.bones.007 I went with the ground control coil over conversion.

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    I also found a solid price on 200tw tires, I’ve become found of the Bridgestone re-71 ran them on my bmw track car. But I have been reading a lot about the Federal 595 RS-rr I decided to take the plunge at $100 a tire shipped. I’ll update later in the year as to thoughts on the tires.

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    Race car.

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    Where do you people find these tires so cheap
     
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    Federal RSR595s.

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    I snagged them on fleabay. The data and reviews say they are a solid tire, but due to winter time I’ve got nothing to back that up until spring/summer
     
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    Hmm. Found them for $95 on directbuytire. Don't know if that includes shipping
     
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    I may have to try those tires this season, really liking the RE71 but theyre not cheap.
    Read alot of positive on the federals
     
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    Federal 595RSRR is a super cheap, awesome tire. I used them this past season and have only one issue with when. They are VERY sticky, and I never dealt with spinning through gears or anything.

    Only issue is that they are LOUD. VERY loud. If you daily then, be prepared for some noise.
     
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    That was one of the negatives I read about the tire but I don’t daily it. It will go to a track day a month and get driven a couple days a month.


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    I loved how the re-71 performed. I may end up going back to them depending on how the 595 performs.


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    Well besides the noise, I have no negative.

    Be warned they do run a bit wide so size accordingly. I use a 225 and they are more like a 235-245. Still fit with minor rubbing.

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    You can't hear anything in the car except the exhaust so you're good with noisey.

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    noise is to be expected from a tire like this. i dont daily the car anymore but when i did it was on RE71. RE71 on track are unbelievably grippy for a "street" tire. it surprised me and any friend riding passenger at the track how well they grip. ive gone through more re71 then id like to admit, but i was getting some special pricing before, now that im not able to do that anymore, its time for a new street/track tire. i have 2 sets of rims, one for open lapping/street, and one set for slicks for time attack competition
     
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    Plus the motor mounts. It's not the most friendly car for conversations.

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    WAT?

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    The wheels still on this thing?

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    They are. But I’ve driven it very little spending the time working on collecting all the little things I want before I move on to exhaust mani and ewg, so it spends more time sitting then actually getting driven. So possibly the 20th track day we’ll see if I loose a wheel. Going to get some seat time in it before I swap the suspension and tires, to get a feel for it on the track and my re-introduction to fwd coming back from a rwd car


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    Just wait until you find out all of the suspension bits were cross threadedb back together.

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