Some development progress on this car leading up to tx2k.
Mostly was reworking the suspension. Refreshed all the bushings, balljoints, put 40mm uprights on the back, extended ball joints on the front, penskes with 600lb front 1000lb rear as a starting point, adjustable sway bar, etc etc. I don't think any of this did any favors at the drag strip but I don't think it hurt either compared to what was in it before. Also mounted 245 front r888 and 335 rears. Redid the interior a good bit also.
Didn't run any real good times other than a 120mph 1/8th. Really was just getting a feel. Did a couple babied launches to get a feel of things then did a clutch drop launch around 4000 rpm or so and snapped an axle. The axles are 500hp rated from insane shafts. They will be getting replaced with 1000hp version. We were able to jerry rig a repair using parts from a early 2000s chevy cavalier axle from a parts store, but didn't try any digs after that as I doubt it would have held up any better.
Car is killer from a roll though.
It hooks decent on a prepped track, concrete, or anything with good texture. Gets tail happy on old or slick asphalt.
Highest IAT I saw was 90F on 75F day after about an hour spirited drive on the street. Not the same load as a track but still pretty good.
Had some minor issues with it pushing coolant out the overflow which I haven't got to the bottom of yet. Had some issues with it overheating during parking lot speed and idle which were resolved more or less with some bleeding air out of the system and hot wiring the radiator fans to the ABS fuse so they run all the time. The radiator is getting replaced in the short term in either case.
The big plans in the short term are to get a map switch and another tune going so I have something with a flat torque curve shooting for around 300ftlb then a switch flip for kill mode. With spool starting at 4300rpm and in the current tune crossing 300ftlb at around 5300rpm, a redline of around 9200 (which I may lower in the interest of reliability) and the sequential I think that might be usable without swapping out the existing turbo. May end up doing that anyway but I figure I may as well as least run what I have and see how it does.
Probably will add a front mount heat exchanger for good measure also.
I have a more aggressive splitter and a dual element wing to add as well.
With any luck will have it at an autocross test n tune in a few weeks and start the dial in for racing with turns.