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SvilleCobra
12-06-2007, 10:46 AM
Time to start considering and planning a Buckeye Road Trip to an SCMC event south of the Mason-Dixon Line as a group/caravan. It would be great to travel to an event and represent the Buckeye SCMC together.

3 events are potential choices...

4/5-4/6 Food Lion AutoFair - Charlotte, NC (Car Show)

5/30-6/1 SVT Cobra / Shelby GT 500 Nationals - Danville, VA

9/19-9/21 SCMC Gingerman ( I know this is "north" but we should go!)

Event details can be found on the SCMC club website.

Other NON-SCMC events to consider:

June 20-22 MCA Buckeye Nationals Mustang Show - Columbus Ohio
( info @ www.mustangclubofohio.com )

June 6-7 PINKS - All Out @ Summit Motorsports Park - strictly on a spectator basis but could be fun.


What do you all think? Can you make one, both?

mojosvt
12-06-2007, 05:40 PM
As for me, only time will tell what I will be able to do in 2008. Having a child is now going to play a rather large role in both my free time and free budget!:D

My current plans for 2008 are:

-Possible indoor karting event sometime between jan and march!
-Possible dyno day as soon as the weather breaks, either a local shop in columbus, or (what I really would like to see Dan from Pro-Dyno come up here and tune some of our cars for us!)
-of course as many local drag events, autocrosses, and shows that time and money can support
-and like Mike said, I once again would like to participate in one out of town track event with the club. I did Gingerman in 2006, and VIR in 2007. I would love to attend the event at CMP, but the timing is just too early in the year. With my son's b-day on Sept 20th, I think the "fun police" is going to give the thumbs down gingerman this year. So as we sit right now, my event that I am shooting for is the VIR event on 5/30,5/31,and 6/1. I really would like to run both the full track on friday and the south course on sat and sun, which means heading down there thurs, and coming back mid afternnon on sunday. This is what Chris Anderson and I did this past year, and it worked out real nice.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to get a rollbar in this beautiful car!:bounce:

XCOBRAX
12-07-2007, 07:45 AM
Mike... If you don't mind having a Mark tag along... Mine should be ready for the road by April. I know it's not a Cobra.. but it thinks it is.

SvilleCobra
12-07-2007, 10:32 AM
Would love to see you do this with us. Its all Ford to me...

Stay tuned...

SvilleCobra
01-24-2008, 08:11 PM
OK Buckeyes,

I am committing to the Dublin, Ohio Mustang Club of America Regional show 6/20-6/22. Who is in? Mike Monjot will put a tent in his backyard for us! I am sending my registration in! Hotel pending Big Mike's tent response!

I also am very close to committing to the SCMC Cobra/GT 500 Nationals in Danville, VA if there are enough Buckeyes going. Post up your responses!

Stang66
01-25-2008, 07:50 AM
Mike,
Would love to go to the Buckeye Stangs Show in Columbus but will be in Denver that week. Also, with coaching, most of my weekends are shot until the end of the school year. I will get to an event or two over the summer.

Another possibility is the Regional Mustang Show in Canada at the Ford Plant. It is the first weekend in August and I am planning on going up. If anyone is interested, I could set up a Cobravan to go up there.

Just an idea,
Mike

P.S. According to Dick Goddard, winter is half over!

XCOBRAX
01-25-2008, 09:21 AM
Mike,
The Pinks All Out is a definate yes. Got my tickets... good seats are going fast.

SvilleCobra
01-25-2008, 10:15 AM
how do you get spectator tickets?

XCOBRAX
01-25-2008, 11:13 AM
Tickets can be purchased here:
http://www.tix.com/scheduleSummitMotorsportsPark.asp?organization=263&startdate=06/06/2008&enddate=06/08/2008

I got seats in MOTZ 1C on the aisle

SvilleCobra
01-25-2008, 12:51 PM
ok...got 4 tkts for Saturday 6/7 9am MOTZ Row Q Seats 18-21

We will talk as it gets closer and meet up.

Anyone else ready to participate?

mojo dad
01-25-2008, 04:12 PM
I joined MCO to get the discounts for the June show in Dublin. Sent in the registration fee this week

Not sure about Pinks...I guess I could miss my daughter graduating with high honors from Ohio State

I would be interested in the show at the Ford plant in Canada

SvilleCobra
01-25-2008, 08:09 PM
MojoDad,

I sent my registration in today for the Columbus Show - FYI. Planning on going down Fri. night I think...

I think you might meet your maker if you skip your daughters OSU graduation. High honors is quite impressive! Does the University give you a rebate for good grades?

mojo dad
01-26-2008, 09:30 AM
Wouldn't miss her graduation for anything, it's my time to celebrate the end of the college tuition payments.
Getting psyched for the car shows this year, and I really can't wait to get the new mods done.

mojosvt
01-27-2008, 06:58 PM
Man, I have been sleeping on this thread....... I am all in for throwing up a tent in the yard, and having a little get together. I am sure I will be particiapting in the Dublin show. I also assume that I will be going to graduation, so pinks looks out of the question.


Pending a rollbar, VIR also looks like my out of state event for the year. I will have more info in the future.

Stavesacre21
02-03-2008, 01:40 AM
Hey all, looks like your all pulling some awesome events together. I'll be keeping everyone posted on what i'll be able to make it to or not.

I do have an event that i'm bringing up that sounds like a thrill. I almost made it to it last year, but wasn't able to because of a last second obligation.

Anyone ever heard of Road America? It's in Wisconson...and also a track on all of the Forza games. Well the MFBA is reserving the track again this year, and is open for registration. It's a little pricey, but wow...it's an amazing track. Back speeds easily hit 120-130s.

This years rates are as follows:

$220 - One spot, One day
$385 - One spot, Two days
$685 - One spot, Two days, Two events (only offered during April registration)
$15 - Saturday Night Dinner off site, one ticket
$5 - Daily spectator fee

two-day event time average around 300 miles or 3 1/2 hours of driving total. Speeds on the backstretch have been known to reach as high as 150 http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/images/smilies/orig/smile.gif

I'm pretty sure i'll be going to this event this year. Not sure if it will be one day or 2 days tho.

Anyone interested in maybe a caravan?? Just throwin it out there!

http://roadamerica.fbody.us/ <the website

cobrabitn
02-03-2008, 11:20 AM
Hmm....I think maybe VIR would be just as good and you'd have a bunch more club members there. Wouldn't that be just as fun if not more? :D

mojosvt
02-03-2008, 02:37 PM
Hey all, looks like your all pulling some awesome events together. I'll be keeping everyone posted on what i'll be able to make it to or not.

I do have an event that i'm bringing up that sounds like a thrill. I almost made it to it last year, but wasn't able to because of a last second obligation.

Anyone ever heard of Road America? It's in Wisconson...and also a track on all of the Forza games. Well the MFBA is reserving the track again this year, and is open for registration. It's a little pricey, but wow...it's an amazing track. Back speeds easily hit 120-130s.

This years rates are as follows:

$220 - One spot, One day
$385 - One spot, Two days
$685 - One spot, Two days, Two events (only offered during April registration)
$15 - Saturday Night Dinner off site, one ticket
$5 - Daily spectator fee

two-day event time average around 300 miles or 3 1/2 hours of driving total. Speeds on the backstretch have been known to reach as high as 150 http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/images/smilies/orig/smile.gif

I'm pretty sure i'll be going to this event this year. Not sure if it will be one day or 2 days tho.

Anyone interested in maybe a caravan?? Just throwin it out there!

http://roadamerica.fbody.us/ <the website
As much as I want to do Road America( I will someday in the future), I am going to have to agree with Tony. As far as bang for the buck goes, nothing is going to beat VIR this year with SCMC. $450 is going to get you 3 track days, and more track time than a set of brake pads with get ya (so bring extra Mike R:bounce: ). As far as instructor, track time, top speed, etc, VIR has more than I can handle, and simply can't wait until May! We already have 3-4 guys heading down together, and we would love to have you join us! The more the merrier!

Stavesacre21
02-03-2008, 04:32 PM
Hmm....I think maybe VIR would be just as good and you'd have a bunch more club members there. Wouldn't that be just as fun if not more? :D
never really got the whole downlow on VIR, so it's hard for me to know. Is there any one place where I can get all the info? It just always seems like it's scattered around a lot of different places.

I'm still up for just about anything and haven't made any decisions...was just throwing that in there.

mojosvt
02-03-2008, 04:46 PM
yeah, just go to www.virclub.com (http://www.virclub.com)


It is like a fricken country club, everything is beautiful!
play around on the site, tons of info there.

Stavesacre21
02-03-2008, 05:01 PM
looks pretty nice. Where's the registration forms, prices, dates, etc?

is there an actual thread on here about it? If so i can't find it :baby:

If there is a good group of cobras heading down there, i may jump on this instead. I'm tryin really hard to get back on the SCMC bandwagon after having been gone for a few years...its just taking me some time to re-adjust.

cobrabitn
02-03-2008, 06:01 PM
You should be able to find everything you need about VIR in one place:

http://www.svtcobraclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14843

P.S. It's $425.00 for club members. Best bang for the buck bar none!

Tony

Stavesacre21
02-04-2008, 12:07 AM
question for ya tony. I've read about these braided hoses for the 96-98. Where do you pick these up at, and how much do they usually run? That's the only real prep i'll need as far as i understand.

also, i plan to bring my fiancee along, but it claims that this is a closed event and that only participants are aloud to be admitted. is she gonna be able to come? I'd imagine others of you are planning on bringing your significant other :doubt:

mojo, you a confirmed yes on going down? Who else is a definete yes? I'm very strongly leaning towards this just on the caravan down alone, let be that there's gonna be a ton of cobras at this event!

mojosvt
02-04-2008, 08:32 AM
Well, I am about 99% sure I am going. Since I only own 1 cobra, and mine is a vert, I need to secure a cage prior to attending:D . I know Mike Redinger in is new 04 redfire coupe is going, and Chris Anderson will be there in his CTS-V. And I am still trying to bring along a few buckeyestangs guys.

cobrabitn
02-04-2008, 04:04 PM
Andrew,

Almost any aftermarket place can get you some braided lines for your car. (Maximum Motorsports) If you are planning on running the vert then you're going to have to get a roll bar in it. Not sure where you read it is a closed event because we will allow spectators but your fiancee is welcome to come along with you.

P.S. You know the reason why you didn't get all of this information right? :D

Stavesacre21
02-04-2008, 05:04 PM
guess i just read into it too much. It was the first point at the top of page 15 in the drivers packet...just seemed like a really stern point to me :eek:

I'll be bringin the coupe down, mostly due to miles and not needing a roll bar. Is it ONLY the front brakes that have to be braided, and not the rears?

thanx guys. has me lookin forward to summer already!

cobrabitn
02-04-2008, 07:49 PM
I recommend changing all of them as in time the rubber lines expand and wear out. I'll get the page 15 corrected but basically what we do is just change dates and location on the forms and don't upgrade them for spectators as we usually have our events just for participants and their friends. This is an open event and there is more to tell in the next week or so but I'm not ready to say just yet what should be happening in May/June. :D

Stavesacre21
02-05-2008, 10:15 AM
thanx tony. that's a 10-4 good buddy :thumbsup:

psycho43142
02-09-2008, 08:51 PM
I'm not going to say for sure If I'll make it as it depends on how busy I am when the time comes. Andrew, I would also suggest getting some good brake fluid in it when you do the lines, I boiled my stock fluid last year on Saturday afternoon and had to change it out that evening at the track for Sunday and believe me even just on the south course at the end of the straight I was 130-135 in the CTS-V on Michelin Pilot Sport All Seasons hindering corner speed, exit acceleration, and braking zones. Some of the modifications I'm doing to the V will kill its handling on a road coarse, done more for AX events, most important being a much larger front sway bar as I had trouble last year lifting the inside rear in corners and not being able to accelerate off like I would like. For example look at picture dsc_0047 on this page:

http://homepage.mac.com/psycho43142/PhotoAlbum8.html

That picture was taken with the car on Hoosier A6 AX tires in the rain.

Chris

Stavesacre21
02-09-2008, 10:13 PM
sounds like i'll be gettin all 4 lines changed within the next month or so. I'll be sure to flush the brake fluid completely and getting some high temp stuff in there too.

When I bought this cobra, it cames with some new tires on it that i don't care for, so i do believe i'll be killin 2 birds with one stone here :thumbsup: Also has hawk pads on it, and they are SOO noisy for DD. I look forward to burnin those off too lol.

Question for any SN95 owners. My vert oil temp usually hangs below the R usually, and in the coupe, it's always above the R, and if i sit in a drive-through for a while waiting on food or something, it'll easily be almost past the M. Should i be concerned about this? I mean, here we are in 20 degree weather and it seems to be runnin warm. Once it's 70-80ish out, i'd imagine there could be problems. Thoughts?

tones688
02-09-2008, 10:50 PM
Question for any SN95 owners. My vert oil temp usually hangs below the R usually, and in the coupe, it's always above the R, and if i sit in a drive-through for a while waiting on food or something, it'll easily be almost past the M. Should i be concerned about this? I mean, here we are in 20 degree weather and it seems to be runnin warm. Once it's 70-80ish out, i'd imagine there could be problems. Thoughts?
Only thing I could quickly suggest is to flush and change the fluid on your new cobra. Probablly a good idea anyway if you don't know how long the existing fluid's been in there and certainly you want to do it prior to a track weekend.

Congrats on the new ride by the way.. :bounce: I live in Pittsburgh now and not sure about heading to vir or not, but I believe I'm going to take some time off and hot Carolina next month for my first track event as I want to get my car tuned also.

Bigfish1956
02-27-2008, 02:40 PM
I have a block of tickets for the NHRA - Nationals at Summit Raceway - Norwalk, OH for Saturday, 6/28 - Great all day event! let me know if you are interested as I am sure I will have some tickets left after giving them to customers. I went last year and got there early and spent alot of time in the pits and it was great as you can get right up to the cars and drivers.

SvilleCobra
03-04-2008, 06:52 PM
OK guys...its March. Time to start firming up plans.

I am booked for the MCA Mustang Show in Dublin in June...so are a few others. See previous post for the link to get registered. I plan on staying in Columbus Sat. night - who wants a cold one?

Also...sending in my reg. for VIR next week. Who is confirmed? Lets get to this big SCMC event!

That is all for now....respond soon!

BIGFISH - I am looking at the NHRA date you offered up. Let you know soon.

Stavesacre21
03-04-2008, 08:39 PM
i'm really pushin to head to VIR, but selling/changing cars is a possible lag for me. That and i'm a little tighter on finances then i thought i'd be (engagment time :bounce: ) but i'm gonna try my hardest to get there

Which buckeyes are definetly gonna be in?

XCOBRAX
03-05-2008, 06:30 AM
OK guys...its March. Time to start firming up plans.

I am booked for the MCA Mustang Show in Dublin in June...so are a few others. See previous post for the link to get registered. I plan on staying in Columbus Sat. night - who wants a cold one?

Also...sending in my reg. for VIR next week. Who is confirmed? Lets get to this big SCMC event!

That is all for now....respond soon!

BIGFISH - I am looking at the NHRA date you offered up. Let you know soon.
Well, darn... I don't qualify for two of those events any more. But I'm still in for Pinks! and the NHRA date looks good to me if BIGFISH has any tickets left....after the Cobra guys are done scooping them up.

SvilleCobra
03-05-2008, 07:39 AM
Once a Cobra guy...always a Cobra guy Dean. You certainly can go to the VIR event...any car is welcome per the event page.

VIR - many maybes - none posted on official thread yet but I will be there and am prodding as many as I can to go. It ain't cheap but I think I may be driving an RV and trailering my Cobra so staying at the track may be an option to save $$ - I hear the track has shower facilities that we can use. I will post up more on this later as I can confirm some items...stay tuned.

Engaged? That is great except you have to let her know your Cobra and club events come first!

:)

mojosvt
03-05-2008, 08:46 AM
I also have sent in my registration for the dublin show. And my father has as well. As far as show/cruise in's I also plan on attending :

Dublin Arthritis Show July 11th and 12th
Buckeyestangs show at Summit Racing on August 2nd.
And maybe the Woodward Dream Cruise on August 16th and 17th

As for VIR, I still am only 99% I have the money set aside, and the vacation time already put it....I JUST CAN'T FIND A ROLLBAR!!!!!!
I have looked into having a custom one bent, but most of the designs I have looked at, won't pass SCCA or NASA tech inspection, look great, and keep the lightbar, but I guess not actually safe.
I have a couple leads on bolt-in bars, and a good friend (Rick)might loan me one for the weekend if it comes down to that, but I just can't get myself to send in the money until I know I will be able to get on the track.
I know at least there will be a small carivan heading south, as I am pretty sure Chris Anderson in his CTS-V is planning on going.

Hopefully I will work something out in the next few weeks, or I am just going to have to break down and order one from Maximum, and have them freight ship it from fricken CA:eek:

Stavesacre21
03-05-2008, 10:44 AM
wow i was under the impression that your 97 had a rollbar already! That's a shame, as i'm sure you're getting upset. I remember thinking the same thing about my 97 vert. I was about to jump into a rollbar for some of these events...then just decided i'd buy a hardtop version lol.

I'm the same way, in the i have money set aside, but i'm checking over my finances repeatedly to see where i stand. I hate the brakes that i have now, and the tires don't really thrill me that much either, so i'll be happy to run through a set of both of those. Only things left to do is find those braided brake lines.

mojo dad
03-05-2008, 07:02 PM
I'm registered for the Buckeye Mustang Natl Show June 20-22, and registered for the Arthritis Foundation Classic in Dublin July 11-12. As Mike indicated I want to do the Summit Show in Tallmadge (probably not the Summit Fun Ford in Norwalk); Woodward is on the calendar, and any other shows that look to be fun.

psycho43142
03-05-2008, 09:00 PM
I'm a maybe but I guess I need to decide soon. I do plan on attending most AX for both WOR and OVR if any wanna try their hand at a stock Cadillac, well it might get a much bigger front bar so the inside rear tire will stay on the ground in the corners.

mojosvt
03-06-2008, 07:38 AM
I'm a maybe but I guess I need to decide soon. I do plan on attending most AX for both WOR and OVR if any wanna try their hand at a stock Cadillac, well it might get a much bigger front bar so the inside rear tire will stay on the ground in the corners.
I also am going to try to run am many ax events as the budget/family will allow. So you are still up in the air about VIR???

tones688
03-06-2008, 08:20 AM
I'm planning on VIR also this year. Had plans to try and get ready for Carolina but time ran out. I got my roll bar padding yesterday as well as a set of Hawk HPS pads so I should be good to go. I'd really like to get a trailer to be able to haul the car down as travelling 400+ miles in the car I plan on tracking for a weekend kind of unsettles me. I did trade in my '00 Durango for an '05 with the hemi/towing package a few weeks back so I'm set on that end... Now it's just trying to swing the finances for the trailer (and a place to park it..lol).

Cheers from Pittsburgh..

mojosvt
03-06-2008, 11:31 AM
I'm planning on VIR also this year. Had plans to try and get ready for Carolina but time ran out. I got my roll bar padding yesterday as well as a set of Hawk HPS pads so I should be good to go. I'd really like to get a trailer to be able to haul the car down as travelling 400+ miles in the car I plan on tracking for a weekend kind of unsettles me. I did trade in my '00 Durango for an '05 with the hemi/towing package a few weeks back so I'm set on that end... Now it's just trying to swing the finances for the trailer (and a place to park it..lol).

Cheers from Pittsburgh..
Tony, you found your rollbar on ebay right??? I have been looked pretty much on every mustang forum, ebay, racking junk, etc everyday since november, and have not seen ONE!!!!!

tones688
03-06-2008, 08:42 PM
Actually, I got mine through a NASA or SCCA ad. I was fortunate, a guy in Chat, TN had one for sale and it coincided with a trip that I was taking down to Alabama with the wife for vacation. We drove down in the Cobra, I dropped her off and immediately shot back up to TN to buy the rollbar. They are very tough to get used... I tried for at least 9 months before getting this one..

Stavesacre21
03-06-2008, 09:05 PM
since it looks like your serious about lookin for one mike, i'll keep an eye out for one too. I stumbled across one a few months ago but thought nothing of it since i'm no longer looking for one. Whats your cap on price?

I'll let ya know next time i see one :)

cobrabitn
03-06-2008, 09:53 PM
Mike,

I got an autopower for $125.00 and free shipping. It's in the coupe now but I'll call Jason and see if he can get a hold of another one for you. I thought Rick was selling his to you??

mojosvt
03-07-2008, 08:54 AM
Mike,

I got an autopower for $125.00 and free shipping. It's in the coupe now but I'll call Jason and see if he can get a hold of another one for you. I thought Rick was selling his to you??

That would be GREAT tony, but remember, I need a vert version! Just let keep me posted! Rick decided that he is going to keep his white vert in track form, and I can't blame him at all, with all that is done to that car, it would be a sin to pull the cage from it.

As for budget. From autopower or MM, with shipping I am looking at over $500, I have only found one for sale, and that one requires welding, and is still going to cost me $400. So anything that saves me any more cash would be great.

Stavesacre21
03-08-2008, 01:39 AM
hey mike, do you have braided or steel brake lines yet? Just curious if your on top of it yet?

mojosvt
03-08-2008, 07:47 AM
Yeah, you might have seen this car in person, it is Mike Redinger's old car

"NAS T 97"

When he had all the work done at Kenny Brown, he also had the 2000 Cobra R Brembo 4 piston calipers installed on the front, and those come with the lines as well. So I am ready to go other than the rollbar!

Stavesacre21
03-08-2008, 07:53 AM
so jealous! i'm still in search for a cheap (price not quality) set around. That looks to be the last thing i need. Cept maybe that helmet too ;)

mojosvt
03-08-2008, 08:20 PM
I know, I need to purchase a helmet here soon as well. I just sold my motorcycle hemlet on craigslist to help with the cost. Fricken SA-05 helmets aren't cheap!:mad:

Stavesacre21
03-09-2008, 01:47 AM
Is that the new standard? I thought Snell-2000 was the requirement now.

mojosvt
03-09-2008, 09:35 AM
Sa-2000 helmets ar good through 2010. I figured, if I am going to drop money on a helmet, might as well spend the extra money and get a helmet good through 2015

Stavesacre21
03-09-2008, 11:19 AM
dually noted. glad to hear that now that i was about to throw down 2-300 on a snell-2000 helmet :eek:

almost positive i'll be goin down to VIR. If we can get a caravan together, i'm in :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
03-09-2008, 06:37 PM
I'll see if I can find you one Mike. :D

mojosvt
03-09-2008, 08:48 PM
dually noted. glad to hear that now that i was about to throw down 2-300 on a snell-2000 helmet :eek:

almost positive i'll be goin down to VIR. If we can get a caravan together, i'm in :thumbsup:

Oh there will be a caravan.....It might ony be redinger and myself....but we will be rollin south come end on May:rotf:



Tony, THANKS A TON!!!!!

cobrabitn
03-09-2008, 09:41 PM
Mike, what about this one?

http://pensacola.craigslist.org/pts/583214278.html

Stavesacre21
03-09-2008, 10:09 PM
OH SNAP! For only $200!! Jump on that, mike!! :bounce:

mojosvt
03-10-2008, 08:21 AM
Mike, what about this one?

http://pensacola.craigslist.org/pts/583214278.html
I think I actually have already talked to that guy. He doesn't want to ship, and if he did, the price would be close to the same as ordering one from MM or autopower, so I might as well drop the extra 30-40 buck to get one with a harness bar. If he was closer, it would be in the garage!

Stavesacre21
03-12-2008, 11:29 AM
Hey tony, i've got an old set of tires that i've really been wanting to get rid of, but i'm a little concerned that they might not last the whole weekend. Looking for your thoughts on it...as well as anyone else who's reading this with any track knowledge.

My front set right now have just a little over 1/8" left and about 3/16" left on the rears. Front/rears are interchangable. Nothing would be worse then coming down only to find out that it's not gonna cut it. Thoughts?

I've just been wanting to burn these off for some time now, and thought this would be an awesome chance to do so.

:thumbsup:

BTW - for the LIFE OF ME, i cannot find a set of REAR brake lines for the 96-98 cobras. TONS of front brake line sets, but no rear sets anywhere. Where on earth am i to look for these? How important is it that the rear lines are braided?

cobrabitn
03-12-2008, 08:56 PM
It's not as important for the rear lines be braided but I do recommend that you replace the rear ones with new factory lines. You can get stock replacements from NAPA as that is where I got mine last year and they are exact in every way.

On the tires, I would put the better ones up front and the ones with 1/8 on the rear. I plan on buying new tires before this event so I'll bring 4 spares with me and if you cord a tire, you can just use one of my spares to finish off the weekend. I'm assuming you are talking about race rubber, right? If not, then you can borrow my race rubber for the weekend. They are on 17 X 9 Cobra R rims. :)

Stavesacre21
03-12-2008, 11:54 PM
tony when you say race rubber, are you talking about the speed rating? Or just a dedicated race tire? These tires are Z rated summer performance tires, and i'm not sure if that puts it in race rubber catagory. They're not all-season tires, if that's what you mean. I was under the impression that street tires would be ok for race rubber...am i wrong?

Wait a sec...so when it comes to racing, you want the most tread in the FRONT? Isn't it usually wanted in the back? Pardon my racing newbism :rolleyes:

cobrabitn
03-13-2008, 12:10 AM
You do not have to have race tires for this event. I guess I thought you meant that. Probably the best thing for you to do is use your street tires since it is your first event. However, if you want to see what race tires will do for you, maybe sometime during the weekend you can swap them out.

If I had to chose between the rear of my car sliding or the front of it, I opt for the rear. I use the better tires on the front since you have to turn left and right.

Stavesacre21
03-13-2008, 01:33 AM
That'd be awefully nice of you tony. What's the longevity for racing tires usually? Couple track days? Just curious.

I'd be curious to see what kinda difference race rubber would make over street performance rubber.

Also, is there anything specific to look for when looking for helmets? Obviously SA-2005 is a biggie, but closed face/open face? brand? Here's one (http://store.msperformanceonline.com/h711001.html)that stuck out when i first started looking. For a starters helmet, I really liked this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PYROTECT-SNELL-M05-F-F-Auto-Racing-Helmet-White-Lar_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247QQcategoryZ50433QQihZ005QQitemZ150207572976QQrdZ1Q QsspagenameZWD1V), but wasn't sure if it's SA-2005 certified. It says its a Snell 2005 certified, but reads M2005. A motorcycle helmet maybe?

cobrabitn
03-13-2008, 07:40 AM
It must be a SA 2005 helmet and not a M2005 helmet. There is a tremendous difference between race rubber and street tires. Like I said, use the street ones for part of the weekend and then switch to race tires. You'll never look back trust me.

I have one like the first one but you can get an open face as long as it is "SA 2005". There are plenty of open face helmets from Simpson, Biffee, etc....

Stavesacre21
03-13-2008, 08:30 AM
alrighty thanx for all the help tony! :D

cobrabitn
03-13-2008, 09:39 PM
I usually go one season with race tires, that would be 4-5 events a year.

Stavesacre21
03-14-2008, 03:27 AM
would race rubber be the same tire that's undrivable in the rain?

I've checked out tirerack.com, and they only have 2 tires under the track/competition DOT that would fit my extra rims. That would be this one (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=VictoRacer+V700&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=445ZR7V700&fromCompare1=yes&place=1&speed_rating=V&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=V)and this one (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Ecsta+V710&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=445WR7EV710&fromCompare1=yes&place=0&speed_rating=V&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=V).

Am I on the right track here or are these the wrong kinds of tires?

cobrabitn
03-14-2008, 09:58 PM
V710 is what I recommend but I would wait and see if they throw a sale on some of the other competitive tires. I would wait till the last minute to get them just in case they have a closeout on that tire or another brand.

XCOBRAX
03-15-2008, 05:16 PM
Getting back to the original post...:)


Time to start considering and planning a Buckeye Road Trip to an SCMC event south of the Mason-Dixon Line as a group/caravan. It would be great to travel to an event and represent the Buckeye SCMC together.

3 events are potential choices...

4/5-4/6 Food Lion AutoFair - Charlotte, NC (Car Show)

5/30-6/1 SVT Cobra / Shelby GT 500 Nationals - Danville, VA

9/19-9/21 SCMC Gingerman ( I know this is "north" but we should go!)

Event details can be found on the SCMC club website.

Other NON-SCMC events to consider:

June 20-22 MCA Buckeye Nationals Mustang Show - Columbus Ohio
( info @ www.mustangclubofohio.com (http://www.mustangclubofohio.com/) )

June 6-7 PINKS - All Out @ Summit Motorsports Park - strictly on a spectator basis but could be fun.


What do you all think? Can you make one, both?

Stang66
03-19-2008, 09:45 AM
Just a little question for the Buckeye Stang group. Do you look at shows in the area before you plan a date or are you at the mercy of Summit Racing?

The reason I ask is that a couple years ago the show was in the middle of July and didn't seem to conflict with other large Mustang shows. Last year it was the first weekend of August and it was the same weekend as the Lake Erie Mustang Owners Club Show in Erie, PA. We (LEMOC) have had it on the first weekend in August for almost 20 years except when we hosted our National Show in 2006. Most people can only go to one show in a weekend and have to make a choice.

This year, the Summit Show is the same weekend as The No-Borders National Show in Welland that is in easy diving distance. This makes car owners have to choose which one to attend.

I have attended the Summit Show for the past 4 years and enjoy it but this year I plan on going to the National Show in Canada.

I realize that things happen but in the future, it would be better to check the area calender before you schedule a show. We moved the LEMOC Show to Aug. 10 because of the National Show and do look forward to as many members of the SVT Cobra Club to attend if possible.

psycho43142
03-19-2008, 07:32 PM
If you really abuse them the V710 might last 2 weekends, they are more of an AX tire than a road race tire, the V700 is more of a road race tire and will last much longer but the trade off is they have less grip. Hoosier A6 have the most grip but you would be lucky to get a weekend on a road course out of them. If I were you I'd just run street tires for at least a few track days as you have to learn to drive the car first and race rubber covers up a lot of driving mistakes. When I started AXing it was advised to me to run at least a season on street tires first for that reason.

Chris