No Fly Zone
Life is all about adventures. That can take many forms, travel being one of them. In this case I got to experience three different adventures at once, racing with friends, travel and some photography. Just trying to pack it all in made for a great little trip of a few days.
Related: Road Trips
I love the fact that this little platform is a small sports car with loads of potential. It has lots of power stock but can be easily upgraded to a substantially more power. In addition you don't need to sacrifice any of the practicality of the the hatchback nature. There is enough room to pack in a couple of suitcases and equipment to travel across the United States if you wanted to. In this particular instance there were bags for two as well as two 5 gallon cans of E85, tools and camera equipment since part of the trip was racing. If I was going to be traveling across the United States I would flash my 91 octane tune and take it without any E85 and have plenty of room for anything else.
At Omega Motorsport's No Fly Zone I managed a best speed of 169.93 MPH. Just barely missed getting the 170 mark but didn't want to flog on it too much. I had managed 3 runs at 166 MPH and 1 run at 165. The weather and the engine had cooled down a but along with not waiting for as long in the line up when the 169.93 MPH was achieved. The tune by Custom Code is still not complete we are working on logging any issues and building in boost and torque while still be safe on my stock internal engine. That being said I've been getting a lot of comments and questions about what is done to this car.
Here is the list of things completed on it so far.
E85 tune by Custom Code
High flow low pressure injectors by Iroz Motorsport
High flow low pressure fuel pump by Iroz Motorsport
Intercooler by Iroz Motorsport
Downpipes by Iroz Motorsport
Hybrid Turbo by Pure Turbos
I still have a few more things to get that will help on trap speed as well as acceleration. I just changed my front rotors and pads out for Girodisc versions with more information on that to come soon as soon as I can get the video edited. I also want to get lightweight wheels and tires and could still use a stock airbox. As it sits now I've gone the cheap route and cut a whole in my airbox and put a K&N filter in.
The next half mile event is at the end of the month. Hopefully will be able to get the tune more complete to see how much better she will do. I also want to get it to the drag strip. This sure is an expensive hobby as all of my hobbies seem to be.
As you can see from the pictures got to Sedona for a day and definitely need to go back. This was all a very quick trip. It certainly is incredibly gorgeous there. I need to spend about a week there seeing what I can see. There seem to be lots of off-road and other things you can do like hiking, backpacking and some water sports in the water around there. What a beautiful area that deserves more than just as quick of a trip as was managed this last weekend.
Enjoy the video below and stay tuned for more to come.