PEEFREE's A90 Supra Build

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So just wanted to recap a bit of how our track day at Thunderhill this past saturday went. Unfortunately, I ended up with no footage because I found out my smartycam SD card was full... so that's that. Good news is that the event host provides free pictures so I'll be posting those later.

My track day on Saturday was a bit frustrating. We ran with Turn 8 events and was signed up in both the advanced and high intermediate group (I usually sign up for two groups so that I can get more track time to make the trip worth it). There was a decent amount of traffic in both my running groups so it basically ruined any chances we had of setting a pb. I had a feeling that people who were not supposed to be in those groups signed up anyways because their group was full and they really wanted to track.

On top of that people kept asking to sit in my car. While I don't mind driving friends around, these same friends started to tell me to drive THEIR friends around and that's what really got annoying. I don't even know these people and I honestly DGAF if you drove out here to not sit on the sideline. Especially when said individual doesn't listen to the track rules. At some point this person was LIVE IG'ing our session like they were some influencer. I HATE influencers. Nonetheless, so as not to be rude, I obliged and spent a majority of my track day basically acting like a ring taxi.

Due to the circumstances I was never really able to push the car. No pb's were broken. But from what I can tell the car is really neutral. I think it would stand to benefit from some aero as the car does feel a bit twitchy at times. Specifically during high speed corners. Aside from that, the car runs beautifully.

Regardless, I'd like to say thanks again to the guys at Elite Performance for setting the car up. Gary and his team really did a number on this thing and it shows.

I'd also like to say thanks to the host at Turn 8. While the traffic wasn't ideal, the whole track day was like clockwork. They have a great team and though they're a new host, if this is only the beginning, I'm excited to see how things are once they've gotten some more events under their belt.

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High traffic is one of the few reasons its hard for me to justify the cost of a track day. Like you pay 200ish or more just to go and not even be able to push the car as hard as you wanted to. And you wont even get a refund for it.

That being said i am going on the free NASA day from Toyota and i hope theres little traffic. Luckily its free so i'm not too worried.
 
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High traffic is one of the few reasons its hard for me to justify the cost of a track day. Like you pay 200ish or more just to go and not even be able to push the car as hard as you wanted to. And you wont even get a refund for it.

That being said i am going on the free NASA day from Toyota and i hope theres little traffic. Luckily its free so i'm not too worried.
Traffic isn't usually this bad and I think a lot it has to do with who's hosting. Turn8 is still fairly new to the game so it's unfair to assume that all track days are loaded with traffic just bc this particular host.

It's great that you've got a free day with Toyota but my recommendation is that if you can, to come out as often as you can. This car needs to be driven on track. haha.
 

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yeah i would love to, i'm a big autocrosser personally and i do that about once a month. Its less me judging and more me just being afraid i'll not actually be able to push the car how i want and then there goes 250$
 

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What are your current alignment specs?
Only front swaybar so far right? none adjustment?
 
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What are your current alignment specs?
Only front swaybar so far right? none adjustment?
I'll have to dig up the sheet for my alignment.

Currently we only have the front sway bar on there. The rear is too much of a pain to install. lol.
 

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As I am going back and re-reading this build i realized your front ride height on the jrz looked higher than the rear. Then you updated it and mentioned you raised the back up because it was rubbing.


Where was it rubbing exactly?
 
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As I am going back and re-reading this build i realized your front ride height on the jrz looked higher than the rear. Then you updated it and mentioned you raised the back up because it was rubbing.


Where was it rubbing exactly?
Diffuser was rubbing on the ground going down the corkscrew. lol.
 
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Went to the track on 2/6/2021 at Sonoma Raceway. I was registered in both the OP2 and mixed group. Slow advanced and intermediate respectively. Attended the track day with a few of my buddies (a group of CTR's, a GT4, and another Supra).
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The Supra has had nothing done to it since our last outing to T-hill. Tires have about 20 sessions on them beginning of the day and the rotors have almost 6-7 track days. So the consumables were a bit worn. Despite all that, the Supra took it like a champ. Ended up besting my Supra pb by about ~ 4 seconds as we went from a 1.56 to a 1.52.

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In it's current state, I think the car has plenty left in it. I'm still adjusting to a RWD platform so it's more about the driver than it is the car. haha.

Next up:

I'm still waiting on the aero to come in from Spage. Once we get that in, we can finally start dialing in the suspension. Also hoping to free up some more time in the coming months to get out there and drive more. Both work and home life has been a bit hectic so it's been a bit hard these days to find time to indulge in hobbies. haha.

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Till next time...
 

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On top of that people kept asking to sit in my car. While I don't mind driving friends around, these same friends started to tell me to drive THEIR friends around and that's what really got annoying. I don't even know these people and I honestly DGAF if you drove out here to not sit on the sideline. Especially when said individual doesn't listen to the track rules. At some point this person was LIVE IG'ing our session like they were some influencer. I HATE influencers. Nonetheless, so as not to be rude, I obliged and spent a majority of my track day basically acting like a ring taxi.
To stop people asking for a ride on motorbikes, we would just remove the passenger pegs and use that as an excuse for no passengers. Could you not just remove the passenger seat and use that as an excuse? Not sure how easy it is to remove a Supra passenger seat.........
 
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To stop people asking for a ride on motorbikes, we would just remove the passenger pegs and use that as an excuse for no passengers. Could you not just remove the passenger seat and use that as an excuse? Not sure how easy it is to remove a Supra passenger seat.........
I don't mind taking passengers, just not strangers that I probably will never see / talk to again.

Also I know what you mean by passengers on the bike. I usually tell them no unless they're I think they're hot. haha.
 
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3/29/2021: AT LONG LAST... ANOTHER TRACK DAY - Laguna Seca

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Been way too long. What was that? 2 months? Anyways.... FINALLY got to go to another track day. The Lord Almighty knows I needed this one. Way too much work / stress not to go.

Joined in on a Laguna Seca track day hosted by Golden Gate Lotus Club. I ran in both Novice and Advanced.

Since the last track day we've installed:
- Spage Front Lip / Splitter Combo
- Spage Rear Wing
- Stiffened up the rear springs from 850 to 1200
- New alignment
- AP / Essex Racing Rear BBK
- Antigravity H7 60AH battery

Let me again thank the guys at Elite Performance for getting my car ready. You guys are the best. Despite being swamped, you guys made time to make sure to accommodate my crazy tendencies and I. Thank you thank you thank you.

Also shout out to Jackie Ding for helping my clueless ass on this build. Your assistance has been instrumental.

Ok. Here we go:

1. Spage Aero - The wait was a bit long. I ordered this aero package from Spage back in October I think...? So it took about 5-6 months from ordering to receiving the product. All in all, I guess it wasn't bad considering the swan neck from Voltex is backordered for a year. Product is totally worth it though. Completely transforms the drive ability of this car and the quality of the product is amazing. My mechanic and friends were totally blown away.

I couldn't even get the car to spin. In fact the only place it got loose a bit was on Turn 2 during the slow-medium speed turns (where aero doesn't have an affect). Just completely planted throughout the course.

Completely in love with this car now.

Note: These pictures of the wing is with the "street" style end plates. For the track ones, please refer to Jackie Ding's build.


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2. AP Racing Rear BBK - If you guys are thinking about just doing the front brakes, I implore you to add the rear as well. Before we added the rear bbk, the car would get all jittery after a couple of hard braking points. I suspect this was due to the fact that only changing the front BBK messed up the brake bias of the car.

Well, that problem is no more. Was smashing on it all day and the car just braked harder and harder. It seems that by adding the rear BBK, balance has been restored.

3. Antigravity H7 60 AH battery - More than 40 lbs savings? F*** yes. Kind of a no brainer to do this mod because we all know what a pig our cars are. Add in the fact that it has a restart function built into the battery and it's just perfect.

Important note though: It's been brought to my attention that switching the battery to an aftermarket one would need some kind of reprogramming. I still haven't figured out how to do this but the car drove fine without the reprogramming.

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I'll upload the videos from my track day some other time. Turns out when you leave on a work day to go racing, that work compiles onto the next work day. :p
 

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Love the car and the actual functional mods you're doing for the track. Hope to see you and your car someday soon at a local meet!
 

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You keeping the spoiler a decklid mount or will you also try for a chassis mounting solution like Jackie?
 

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