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thewheelerZ last won the day on August 5 2016

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    Toronto Proper
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    Beer mostly. Trying to get to the finish line with our new Chump Car is wholly consuming me and my time!
    New to racing besides some arrive and drive kart events. 2015 is the first year of wheel to wheel for my team and me.

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  1. In specific order: Free Cheap Other peoples Cold
  2. Spoilers vs diffuser vs wing

    If you want more time in your life you need to stop doing things twice when once is sufficient.
  3. Spoilers vs diffuser vs wing

    If you want more time in your life you need to stop doing things twice when once is sufficient.
  4. Disabling Traction Control

    Quick search says the "AdvanceTrac" cars have steering angle and yaw sensors. But from what I can tell, that was an upgrade on Gen I and possibly standard (or at least very common) on Gen II cars. Im hoping, that Gen I base model cars don't even have this "AdvancTrac" and its simple button that disables the whole thing. On a side note, Lincoln owners are funny. Pretty much every forum thread regarding a malfunctioning traction system has at least one guy saying "do you realize that Ford did not design it that way. It is very unsafe and you should get that fixed as soon as possible". Seems as if this is a different crowd over here on this forum. I like you guys better!
  5. Disabling Traction Control

    And to be clear, you suggest just splicing the rear wire into the front sensor on respective sides?
  6. Disabling Traction Control

    This is a decent idea actually. It could work. Just would need to make sure I have sufficient front bias braking to avoid locking up the rears and having ABS on the fronts right?
  7. Disabling Traction Control

    that's what I was thinking. Its hard to find any technical details online. No, don't have any contacts.
  8. Disabling Traction Control

    Hahaha, lots! Seriously though, with some form of traction control like this how much would it be coming on while running a car at a good race pace? Would it not be on pretty consistently?
  9. Wait... I just realized, I have a beer sponsor, so I actually pay zero for my teams beer. Carry on then, implement beer rules as needed.
  10. Disabling Traction Control

    No idea. Not sure how I could even go about finding that out. I will search on the web though. Yeah, want to keep ABS if at all possible. We are debating building one yeah. Still haven't landed on what we want to do but its on a short list of cars. Thinking 3.0 with a manual even though V8s sound so good. Auto transmissions drive me crazy on the road, the last thing I need is an auto im forced to drive for weekends/racing too!
  11. Uufff.... you americans have cheap beer. This rule is highly unfavourable to the Canadian crowd. You have to sink pretty low if you want to get beer at that price.
  12. Disabling Traction Control

    So if left on, how much additional brake wear/heat will we see? Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, and just the ABS machine wasting money in both gas and brake pads.
  13. Disabling Traction Control

    Can anyone give me info on how to fully disable a brake based traction control? (one that applies brakes to a spinning wheel using the abs system). I would rather keep ABS as it makes braking just so easy for us ham fisted (footed) drivers. Is there a way to keep the abs but permanently disable traction control? I.e trying to avoid pulling the ABS fuse. Also, is there a good place I can find info on how those systems work and the specs? I'm specifically talking about a 2000/2001 Lincoln LS. From what I can find, the 2nd Gen LS has this system of traction control, but cant find much info on the 1st gen. Hoping to see if we just push the Trac off button does it fully disable it or is it still kind of on in the background, and will it come back on automatically if we get big sideways. Google isn't bringing up too much for me. No idea if the LS would be any good. Could likely do ok (though maybe fairly difficult to get to the pointy end), but it could be a fun car to build and be a bit different than most other cars.
  14. 2018 Schedule

    I kind of liked the Thanksgiving tradition. All moot point until we get a car put back together though! I really wanted to give NL a go, but doesn't look like it will happen next year for us.