First things first.... got my new rims
Many thanks to gareth for the swap on my standard sri turbo rims for his penta rims (plus a little cash his way). Fitted them on Thursday and im sooooooooooooooo pleased with the results! Had a litttle problem with it juddering at 70mph but all sorted now (balancing was out).
Well pleased with the rims, but just need to get some coilovers to drop the front a little to get the perfect stance.
ClarkySri-T and myself went up to Santa Pod yesterday for saturday night special and it was a fantastic day out!! Left home at about 1.30pm to got there for about 3pm. The place was packed!!
Last time I was at the pod I was running stage 1 software and achieved a best time of 14.31secs @ 96mph..... I had to beat it!!
Only ever seen 1 astra (mk4 & mk5) go below 14secs so this was my target!! Signed on at 4pm so I was time for some 1/4 mile action!!
Few pics from earlier in the day before I was on the 1/4 mile.
And then we had the crazy fireforce! OMG! Ive seen it many times but it just gets better and better every time you see it!!
And then it was my turn on the 1/4 mile.
Stage 3.5 regal software
Miltek Cat Back System
1.9 Airbox Set-up
My target was 13secs, but I thought I had no chance of getting that low!
First run I had a little wheel spin off the line and also through 2nd gear, but still managed my best ever time of 14.09secs @ 99.22mph!!!! This run was at 16.54pm.
But still not 13secs
Went again but got no grip through 1st and 2nd gear, so only run a 14.34sec 1/4 mile.
Had a break (some muppet spilt oil) and then had another 2 runs in the dark. The problem now was that the track temperature had dropped and grip was not available!!! Next 2 runs had 14.21secs and 14.19 secs.
I will be able to achieve below 14secs if I was to raise the ride height at the rear and stiften the suspension. The front end lifted so much off the line, therefore no grip!! Got the power, just need the grip for the first 330ft.
Won every 1/4 mile race I had so I was a happy man, and yes I beat the Focus RS
Few pics of the 1/4 mile in the dark
Wicked day out and well worth the trip! Very happy to get 14.09secs but Im still after the 13secs time!!