My car is returning without a mechanical problem. Personally, that was expensive and challenging, but finally I am very happy with this unit. Minor brake pad wear on this track. We get at least twice the gas mileage as compared to BIR and RA. WOT is only possible if you have an active brain tumor and you would like to cheat death because you are nuts. But it is possible once or twice around for maybe one second. My Harry’s info indicates it never used more than about what the black key can deliver for HP, but it has a new personality with gobs of torque. It did remain in and around the max torque point of the RPM range, but it was fine about anywhere. One other RE who still has them attached blew another converter.
We are thinking Dodge screwed us. The converters can’t do a road course with intense driving and the HO engine. Who TF tested these for Dodge and where? Born pussy’s?
I had to load a “downgraded” tune from what the drag racers use after checking it out Saturday morning in some “orientation” laps. I’ll admit, I was “concerned” and needed a remedial ride after that with @SIXGUN
who supplied the necessary therapy after a few laps with him before I went out again. Then I knew where the upper envelope was, that helped a bunch. Thanks buddy.
We had to scrub some throttle response and delay some power coming in. But it still is a monster. I will use this same configuration at BIR Oct 12. If necessary and possible (traction) we do have more power that can come in at high RPM’s at high speed. It is a bit unnerving to have the tires bark at 90 mph as you know! (CANNOT allow that to happen anywhere at turn #2 on our favorite place huh?) Auto or manual, don’t matter. So it does work better in manual as far as that is concerned, where the throttle can be lifted a bit to minimize the momentary traction loss on the shifts. It now has the opposite of the shifting hiccup.
I can’t wait to get this car back on the “home” tracks and see what it can do now. I found some consistency in the low 3-teens, @SIXGUN
was running about ten seconds better. I could have done that, but I was not going to jeopardize me or the car on this track after just two days. I will bring a more appropriate road car here after I get it. The course may be the toughest one in the land. It flat requires memorization and faith that nothing changed since you last came through, and the flag stations MUST be on their toes here, and you better pay attention to each one of them. No video has shown or will show just how interesting and the many blind hills and corners and off camber turns to consider. But, if done correctly, it is very rewarding and fun.
It helped a great deal to know people here. The food and people in the area are outstanding and welcoming. They are just discovering what the track is and what it will be for the community. Driving in to the track south of I-70 is just as tough towing anything as they say. I know @SIXGUN
had a blast and will have some comments to share. We wished him a safe drive back Sunday. We are going to take the next couple days going back beginning this morning in a while.