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by Eric Wong
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Place to measure center of gravity height
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

Re: Place to measure center of gravity height

It looks like GM published the center-of-gravity height as 20.7" at some point on their media site: http://media.chevrolet.com/media/us/en/chevrolet/vehicles/bolt-ev/2017.tab1.html It wasn't in an earlier copy from 2016, and archive.org has not crawled it this year so I'm not sure when it appeared: ...
by Eric Wong
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Wider car setup
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Wider car setup

I'm a total newbie at this, but wouldn't making a car wider make slaloms and linked turns more difficult? I understand the CG would be lowered; and maybe that offsets the bigger steering inputs required. Anyways I always feel like my car is too big whether it's autocrossing, driving on the street, o...
by Eric Wong
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: First time (again), passing tech in an older car
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Re: First time (again), passing tech in an older car

Just requested a cancellation for Saturday practice. Cars can't pass tech if they don't start.

I'll try to get it fixed on Saturday and maybe run on Sunday if there's walk up spots available.
by Eric Wong
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: First time (again), passing tech in an older car
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Re: First time (again), passing tech in an older car

Yep, I've definitely been going over those documents but wasn't sure about some things such as the GM side post terminal. The factory battery mount seems secure for normal driving, at least. Another thing I remembered: the front bumper covers are damaged and held on by zip ties since the original ri...
by Eric Wong
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: First time (again), passing tech in an older car
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

First time (again), passing tech in an older car

I don't know if my I can get the CoG height / SSF for my beloved Chevy Bolt EV in time, so I will likely fall back to borrowing a car from a family member (with permission, and I'm covered by the insurance, at least off track) if needed. I'm signed up for Saturday practice on 9/23 already (my schedu...
by Eric Wong
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: first time on 7/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: first time on 7/30

Hey all, thanks for the support at practice on Saturday and hope things went well today. Wow, it's tiring being in the sun all day and wearing a helmet for the first time wasn't comfortable; I'll need to strengthen my neck muscles for that! Anyways, I've reached out to someone who should have a good...
by Eric Wong
Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Place to measure center of gravity height
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

Re: Place to measure center of gravity height

Yes, it requires scales, a tall lift and solid shock links; so probably not a lot of places have these. I don't even have the tools or skills to replace MacPherson struts, myself. The center-of-gravity-height will also be different with windows rolled down, and I noticed most folks had both front wi...
by Eric Wong
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Place to measure center of gravity height
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

Place to measure center of gravity height

Hello, I'd like to find a place in SoCal (preferably Los Angeles) which can do center of gravity height measurements to calculate the Static Stability Factor (SSF) as described in: https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/036/760/2017-07-12-sections-1-12.pdf This is for my ...
by Eric Wong
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1083
Views: 360822

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Link to the Bolt running an event in Detriot aside, the Bolt has been added to the rollover exclusion list in the July 2017 Fastrack https://www.scca.com/downloads/22596-17-fastrack-july-solo/download #21981 Classification? Per the SAC, the Chevy Bolt does not meet the rollover requirements in 3.1....
by Eric Wong
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: first time on 7/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: first time on 7/30

Sure thing, I'll definitely need a loaner helmet and would love the chance to ride in a 1st-gen Camaro!
Thanks all!
by Eric Wong
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: first time on 7/30
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

first time on 7/30

I didn't manage to sign up for practice in time on 7/29, but I just signed up for 7/30 where there'll be a novice coordinator and course walk, so that's probably more appropriate for me, anyways. Can I still show up on 7/29 as a spectator? I hope to be able to learn a few things just watching since ...
by Eric Wong
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1083
Views: 360822

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Answering my own question on the Bolt EV and Douglas Kerr's on the 500e, I guess we're in EL (Electric Stock): http://solo2.com/supp_regs/SCCA_Cal_Club_Solo_Supp_Rules_Regs_2013.pdf And I guess we can both enter the Novice class, too. I'm very likely to sign up and show up for my first autocross in ...
by Eric Wong
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1083
Views: 360822

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hello, I'm also new to autocross and have a new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV LT. It has a 900+ lb battery on the floor and the lead designer is an SCCA racer. It looks like it's already done autocrossing in Michigan: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/henry-payne/2017/06/07/payne-chevy-bo...