well another SCCA autox this weekend. my harness didnt show up so ill be using the seat belt lock trick.
i checked the seatbelt bolts to make sure they were tight and checked the seatbelts to make sure they werent fraying.
I cant run tomorrow as i have prom and got other shit to do but i prepped my car tonight seeing as ai dont have time tomorrow.
The car was up on a lift with the tires off changing the clutch this week so i check the brake pads then. they are nice and thick still so thats the first check off. also checked the suspension for leaks and tightness while it was up there.
today after school i came home and pulled all unnecessary stuff out of my car.
lose the radar detector, CD case, change, everything that could potentially fly around the cabin gets taken out. This is my favorite part becasue i usually end up about 5$ richer in change
I sprayed the car down so it looks good for the pictures
and so the tape will stick for the numbers and not peel off.
Torqued up all the lugnuts and checked the suspension again and visually checked the pads again. better safe than sorry. Sometimes i will hit the rotors with some brake clean if they are greasy looking or have a bunch of brake dust on them but they werent so i skipped that step.
i take the spare with me to the track just to be safe but i remove it to save some weight and just leave it next to my grid spot. this really isnt necessary but it saves some weight and isnt that hard to take out.
Put all my crap in a bag to take out there. longsleeve tshirt, jeans, jacket, tire pressure gauge, mechanic gloves, metric socket set, couple screw drivers just a couple things just in case somethin breaks. i dont change tires for the event so i dont take a jack. if i need to jack up the car that bad ill use the stock jack :funstuff: if its something that requires a lot of work i just call it a weekend. its my daily driver its not worth pushing it to the point of breaking.
this sounds more like a standard maitence check but all of these little things will make you fail tech so its better to have them good to go when you get there.
prom and autox in the same weekend damn im excited.
wish me luck. im hoping for a win in the novice division this time around. i was 3rd last time behind a stg 2 sti and a impreza with a good driver and some other stuff.