I can easily turbo charge the car, but i really don’t wanna deal with the stress, i just want to be on track and get seat time. I want to get the car sorted to it’s full potential and leave it be. I know the NA FS is a lost cause , but i am lookin to put the car on stand alone and try e85 and have it tuned just to see how the ZE does. The car has transformed so much with every little change it’s nothing like what it was before . But if something goes bad with the motor a KL swap would be ideal.SO much work into that car! So, I have raced SCCA since I was 17 (57 now) off and on depending on the car that I owned. I bought a brand new black Protege5 when they came out. Just loved that car, it handled better than any car I had ever had up to that point. The only car I have had that handles better is the Impreza Sport I just had. The thing is the P5 is a dog, just way under powered. I sold it after two years because a.) it was slow and b.) it was horrible in the snow even with snow tires.
In my humble opinion you are putting a ton of time and money into an engine (not the car) that isn't going to get the performance you want. You can put all of the shinny bits you want on it but you need to put something with a turbo into it or a 6cyl.
*psst, I have a thread documenting that *a KL swap would be ideal.
yea the new owner is in one of the FB groups. NExt time the engine comes out a FS wont be going back in lol.*psst, I have a thread documenting that *
Glad to be able to troll through your build and updates on this forum too now!
I share the same sentiments regarding how the car handles stock, and how much more enjoyable it can be with a set of struts/RSB on it.
iracemine had a high-HP N/A built Protege5 and has a thread documenting their work on here. I'd have liked to have gotten a hold of the thing when it was on bringatrailer way back, but alas wasn't in a position to do so.
For some reason i can never get even camber on each side. And i can’t remember if it was like that befor or after i spun out at Road Atlanta. But i have never been able to match the camber visually with the plates on each side.. i plan on investigating it over the winter . Maybe something is bent. I have a spare front cross member.. so maybe it’s bent or something. So to be continued.. hahaIs there a reason your camber plates are not even close to the same setting? Driver side looks like it has MUCH more cambers?
Stock the camber can't be adjusted beyond the top plate. Add in a camber bolt and you can get some camber out of the car. Add in adjustable top hats and you gain caster and camber.I was just curious...
I thought I remember the Protegé not having adjustable camber, other than rotating the stock top plate. Maybe one of your control arms got bent in that excursion? Regardless, if the wheel camber matches, that's all that really matters.