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Old 04-07-2018, 03:55 PM   #1
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Nothing like a little last minute drama...

As some may know, I'm headed to race at the Slipstream season opener in a couple weeks. I got the front brakes done and with a huge thanks to Adam, he got the new clutch master/slave and all fluids replaced/bled last weekend.

I tossed on a set of wheels and went to go see how everything feels. I didn't get far before I heard some banging from the front end. I wasn't sure if it perhaps was due to clutch pedal adjustment, brakes or something else. I turned around and headed back home.

Pulled the wheel off and noticed the top of the shock was all the way down. You will notice the ripped rubber which came from the upper shock mount. My guess is the rut I hit a couple times in the braking zone at Atco last year busted the upper mount. When I jacked the car up to work on the brakes, it likely came all the way loose and through the hole. I didn't notice it when buttoning everything up and taking it for a ride.

Getting a new upper mount is no big deal and the shock itself, other than the top portion is all fine. The trouble will be finding that new piece or having to buy a whole damn new shock...ugh.

Hopefully I can get this thing together in a couple weeks.




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Old 04-08-2018, 08:11 AM   #2
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The left lane rut?
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:12 AM   #3
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The left lane rut?
I know I whacked a pot hole under braking a couple times. Really couldn't avoid it and wasn't about to turn the wheel hard to avoid it. Things felt fine but obviously that's not the case.
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Is this the roll racing series at Pocono?
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MAN, that must be a HUGEPOTHOLE!
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:07 PM   #6
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Is this the roll racing series at Pocono?
Yes it is.

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MAN, that must be a HUGEPOTHOLE!
Well it was exacerbated by over 100mph speed, all the braking, skinny wheels and a heavy nose.

UPDATE - thanks to help from John (Featherburner), he was able to track down a comparable part that should work! Summit will get it out tomorrow so I should be back in business!
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:55 AM   #7
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UPDATE - thanks to help from John (Featherburner), he was able to track down a comparable part that should work! Summit will get it out tomorrow so I should be back in business!
No problem, Brian! Happy to help. I think you have misdiagnosed the problem. Thomas and I have come to the conclusion it was the many wheels up launches at the last track rental that did in the upper shock mount! At least that's what we would tell everyone.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:48 AM   #8
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No problem, Brian! Happy to help. I think you have misdiagnosed the problem. Thomas and I have come to the conclusion it was the many wheels up launches at the last track rental that did in the upper shock mount! At least that's what we would tell everyone.
Yes we can go with that story! That one wheel got a workout....
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