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Old 07-26-2016, 12:54 PM
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Hi... New to Fit Freak, new to Fit. We run a few GK5s in various touring and endurance races, very popular car recently. I am putting together my own GK5 car. Happy to trade some info and hoping to gain some advice from the veteran members here... Thanks

Here are some photos of our Fits...

My fit on the rack


BuddyClub Ti Exhaust




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#27 - Undergoing chassis work









 
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:35 PM
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I can't see the pictures....but this sounds real fun.
 
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mike410b View Post
I can't see the pictures....but this sounds real fun.
Darn, pics not showing up... maybe I messed something up. I can see them on my own post... It is fun. Fit is a great car for where we typically run. Power to weight ratio is very favorable. We lighten the cars but do very little to powertrain.
 
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Old 07-26-2016, 10:33 PM
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Can't see pics either, wish I could join. I'm on the wrong coast
 
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:22 PM
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I tried posting some pics again but the post was submitted to Mods for some reason for review.
 
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:27 PM
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I put some photos up to the Gallery... Hope this works.
 
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Are you hosting these on photobucket or anything. Thats the easiest, then just copy and past the IMG code into this thread.
 
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by FamilyWagon View Post
Are you hosting these on photobucket or anything. Thats the easiest, then just copy and past the IMG code into this thread.
Photobucket is exactly what I'm using. Perhaps the photo sizes are too big? I'm able to see them when I enter the thread.
 
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:20 PM
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Forums MODs still not approving my posts... Very interesting forum here...
 
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Old 08-10-2016, 06:38 AM
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Updated the links... Hope this is working for people.
 
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by idroveacamry View Post
the pics are working now

very cool project

have you had a chance to hear the ti axle back yet?

was talking to my friend at buddyclub the other day regarding it
I have and I like it. It's quiet under 3k and gets louder at higher RPMs. I have not gone above 5K with it since the car is still breaking in. I chose the ti mainly for weight, it's about 5.15lbs which saves a good amount of weight over stock. We try to get the bodies as light as possible. We even remove the factory sealing glue for the weight. Might sound a little excessive but every pound matters during chassis prep. Second reason is we get good prices on buddyclub and it's worked well for us. We run endurance races with these cars sometimes 5-6 hours going full out. Parts need to be stable.

More work has been done since the original post. Finishing suspension, brakes, gauges. Removed radio but keeping the A/C for now.







More stuff to put on:





 
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Awesome i can see the pics now. What plans are there for more power?
 
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Originally Posted by idroveacamry View Post
very cool

glad to see someone else is modifying these gk5's for road course use

what country are you in?

i'm currently working on my own gk5 for track days i have some pics on here

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The car and this team is located in China right now. The GK5 is a very capable car. It's becoming the king at the tracks we run now. We have a range of GK5s running around over here from practice cars, club cars, and even factory cars that run in the CTCC (China Touring Car Championship) series.
 
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:06 PM
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Awesome i can see the pics now. What plans are there for more power?
Nothing drastic. Class restrictions and stability reasons. This car runs endurance races so stability is the most concnerning. At 130hp with the weight reduction, it is a very capable already for most of the tracks we run. Axle back is on and we're still looking for a decent intake. Might just make our own. Oh, there will be an external computer, this should add a little.

Before we touch the engine, we usually go into the drivetrain first by changing out to a sequential transmission. The GK5s running sequential trans go into a difference class. Just too much of an advantage.

Nothing exciting but hope this helps...
 
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Originally Posted by 1stVR6 View Post
Nothing drastic. Class restrictions and stability reasons. This car runs endurance races so stability is the most concnerning. At 130hp with the weight reduction, it is a very capable already for most of the tracks we run. Axle back is on and we're still looking for a decent intake. Might just make our own. Oh, there will be an external computer, this should add a little.

Before we touch the engine, we usually go into the drivetrain first by changing out to a sequential transmission. The GK5s running sequential trans go into a difference class. Just too much of an advantage.

Nothing exciting but hope this helps...
Makes sense. Pretty cool, wish there was such a passion for these cars and racing in the US. I see a lot of work being done on these cars in Asain countries. Really cool to see.
 
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Makes sense. Pretty cool, wish there was such a passion for these cars and racing in the US. I see a lot of work being done on these cars in Asain countries. Really cool to see.
Fit is a good car. Essentially everything for us is power to weight ratio. These are not just "track day" cars so we also take into consideration running costs etc. We may run $1K in tires per car on a weekend. Add on cost of repairs and maintenance things start adding up real quick.
 
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Weekend Race Photos... Our two entrants for this race. 13/20 cars for the class were GK5s.

















27 got new suspension





17 got new brakes



 
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Originally Posted by idroveacamry View Post
very cool

are you guys all running 205/50/15 bridgestone re71r on the gk5s?
205/50/15 would be the largest we run. Clearance and too much resistance. I run 195/55/15. Some of the races provide spec tires so for different races might be using different tires.
 
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Interesting how local availability affects racing. The track here in portland I ran Civic and Sentra's ,,, the straight killed me, about 95 to100 was best you could hope for out of a carbureted 1.5.. I felt like I needed a nap by the end of the straight.
The small engine cars just fell out of popularity here quickly.

Pro-3
Pro-E46
Spec Miata

Are the 3 big classes here.. Pro 3 is the most fun, per $ class, enough speed to make it interesting, and cheap enough to keep the car on track..
 
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Interesting how local availability affects racing. The track here in portland I ran Civic and Sentra's ,,, the straight killed me, about 95 to100 was best you could hope for out of a carbureted 1.5.. I felt like I needed a nap by the end of the straight.
The small engine cars just fell out of popularity here quickly.

Pro-3
Pro-E46
Spec Miata

Are the 3 big classes here.. Pro 3 is the most fun, per $ class, enough speed to make it interesting, and cheap enough to keep the car on track..
Certainly does. Availability of parts, aftermarket support and very important is also the technical support. There are plenty of higher HP cars, just depends on what you are running in and what's your driver level. A couple of the BRZs are turbo charged. Our Fits do run on the Shanghai F1 circuit during the season too. There's also a turbo charged class. Lots of different cars in the shop all the time. Even with these cars, you can sink an endless amount of money into them. Just finished one race and next weekend will be a 6 hour endurance race.





 
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