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Hi, all. Speed Ventures ( http://www.Speedventures.net ) is having a 3 day event that starts at Laguna Seca on 2-6 and then moves to Thunderhill for the weekend. You can signup for either Laguna or Thunderhill by themselves, or signup for both for the ultimate track weekend! :)

Information on Laguna:

Base Price: $305
Instruction: $30 per day instructor fee required for novices
Duration: 1 day / 2 - 4 hours of track time per group!
Track: The full track at Laguna Seca (Monterrey, CA)
Registration: https://www.speedventures.net/event_select.asp

Event Info:

Laguna Seca is a legendary 2.238 mile track in Central California, and one of the two most in-demand tracks in the west. Come out with us and you'll get the best track time per dollar value you'll see at Laguna. Test your skills on the world-famous corkscrew and compare your times to those set by the big names of ALMS, NASCAR, CART and the stars of yesteryear. Laguna Seca is a challenging course best suited to intermediate and advanced drivers.




Information on Thunderhill:

Price: $190 one day / $300 both days (+ $30 per day instructor fee required for novices)
Duration: 2 day / 4+ hours of track time per group!
Track: Thunderhill Raceway Park (North of Sacramento, CA)
Registration: https://www.speedventures.net/event_select.asp


Event Info:

Considered by some to be the best track in California, Thunderhill is a newer 3 mile track in the hills north of Sacramento with many exciting features: elevation changes, off camber turns, very long straights, high-speed doglegs and blind corners. We will be running the full Thunderhill track with the Cyclone in the counter-clockwise direction on Saturday (the usual direction), and counter-clockwise direction without the Cyclone on Sunday.

Convertibles with factory rollbars are allowed.



For more information about either of these events, you can see the event-info pages on SV's site: http://www.speedventures.net/2004_Schedule.asp
 

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yeah i was there with SV on jan. 2 :) as long as it doesn't rain this time around, i'll be a happy camper...

btw, i'm assuming you're with SV fluxen? if so, do you know what else i should bring that could help bring down the noise level of my car? last time i was over the sound limit with intake/exhaust (was able to come under when i attached the silencer for my exhaust) - however, i've had a race header installed since then and i'm a bit nervous that i'll be back over the limit even with the silencer on...
 

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Warblade said:
yeah i was there with SV on jan. 2 :) as long as it doesn't rain this time around, i'll be a happy camper...

btw, i'm assuming you're with SV fluxen? if so, do you know what else i should bring that could help bring down the noise level of my car? last time i was over the sound limit with intake/exhaust (was able to come under when i attached the silencer for my exhaust) - however, i've had a race header installed since then and i'm a bit nervous that i'll be back over the limit even with the silencer on...
Turnaways from home depot are the trick: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=129191

Rotaries are the loudest engines on earth; if it works for them, it should work for you. The idea is to clamp a 45 - 90* redirector to your exhaust to turn it away from the sound station.
 

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Turnaways from home depot are the trick: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=129191

Rotaries are the loudest engines on earth; if it works for them, it should work for you. The idea is to clamp a 45 - 90* redirector to your exhaust to turn it away from the sound station.
I went to home depot and picked up some of the 90* elbow pipes (the thin metal variety) used for vents/dryers but they only came in 4" and 5" diameter varieties - and unfortunately that's either too small or too big for my exhaust tip. Is this what you were talking about or is there some other kind of turnaway that I should look for? Also, do you guys cut the pipe ends to fit it snugly around the exhaust tip and use a clamp to keep them in place or is there a better way to make sure the turnaway stays on the exhaust?

P.S. sorry for such newb questions but i'm no good with working on my car and unfortunately, i didn't pay attention to the turnaways the last time i was at laguna :shakehead
 

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I went to home depot and picked up some of the 90* elbow pipes (the thin metal variety) used for vents/dryers but they only came in 4" and 5" diameter varieties - and unfortunately that's either too small or too big for my exhaust tip. Is this what you were talking about or is there some other kind of turnaway that I should look for? Also, do you guys cut the pipe ends to fit it snugly around the exhaust tip and use a clamp to keep them in place or is there a better way to make sure the turnaway stays on the exhaust?

P.S. sorry for such newb questions but i'm no good with working on my car and unfortunately, i didn't pay attention to the turnaways the last time i was at laguna :shakehead
Ohh...sorry, just saw this! :(

Well, it's a bit late now, but you find the best fit you can. Most people can use a size the home depot vents come in. There are two different types, hopefully you found the thicker ones, because the ones you can bend with your hands won't last a session. The 5" one would work, if you have a decent means of clamping it securely on.

Well, there's probably little point in this reply, so I'll just leave it with a link to some examples for anyone else that might be curious: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=129191
 

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Ohh...sorry, just saw this! :(

Well, it's a bit late now, but you find the best fit you can. Most people can use a size the home depot vents come in. There are two different types, hopefully you found the thicker ones, because the ones you can bend with your hands won't last a session. The 5" one would work, if you have a decent means of clamping it securely on.

Well, there's probably little point in this reply, so I'll just leave it with a link to some examples for anyone else that might be curious: http://www.rx7club.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=129191
hehe - it's all good... i think the pipes i bought were the "too thin" variety since they didn't help me out with the sound limit at all... ugh (if anything i think they may have caused more resonating sound :p) and i couldn't get the clamps to work quite right, but i did drill a hole in the side and used the screws that i usually use for my silencer and it seemed to hold the turnaway in place... oh well, maybe next time i'll find the better pipes ;)

and p.s. the event was great! even though i ended up having to resort to lifting the throttle to avoid getting another meatball flag, i think it only cost me a few seconds and in the end i came away with a best time of 1:56:70 (which was 20 secs better than my last time out hehe)
 
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