Chevy Cobalt Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,860 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
So I woke up with this brilliant idea, a single strip of yellow electrical tape and boom! Instant racecar. My father thinks it'll ''attract attention'', which goes against my whole philosophy, but I am preping my car for track duty and I think that'll justify it. What do you guys think?

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
922 Posts
Good idea if you were actually racing today. That's something you can do on race day. It literally take 30 seconds.... seems ricey to drive around like that everyday. It's kinda like your looking for attention. You must be young... because that's the type of thing I did when I was young and had my CRX and I was young and looking for attention.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,860 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Heh, I suppose it may look a little silly now, but I imagine it'd be useful going around a track.

The police can't pull someone over just because he has some aftermarket gauges and a piece of tape on his steering wheel. I figure if I drive respectfully and within the limits of the law, it shouldn't cause an issue. Besides, the exterior of my car is what everybody will see, and save for the 4'' exhaust tip and the 1.5'' drop, the car is stock. Borders on invisible with all the modded Civics and Golfs going around causing trouble.

---------- Post added at 02:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 01:58 PM ----------

Good idea if you were actually racing today. That's something you can do on race day. It literally take 30 seconds.... seems ricey to drive around like that everyday. It's kinda like your looking for attention. You must be young... because that's the type of thing I did when I was young and had my CRX and I was young and looking for attention.
I'm 26. Have no intention of racing on the streets today or any day, and my name is not Plain Jane because I'm looking for attention lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
922 Posts
I suppose it could help when racing on a track, if you didn't know which way your steering wheel was supposed be. I've done a few autocross races and never had to mark the wheel, mainly because I drive the car everyday and know the car. To me I feel that if you need.to mark the wheel to know it's position maybe you shouldn't be racing.... just saying.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,860 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
A valid point, but then how do you explain the real race car drivers out there who have the tape? Surely if there's anyone who knows how to drive their cars it's them. I mean, they're paid to know.

But I guess that's an unfair comparison.

If it looks that ricey I'll just take it off. I'm Canadian, I can take constructive criticism very well :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
922 Posts
You can do with your car as you want to do with your car. All I was saying is that I wouldn't do...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,860 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
I asked for opinions, and that's what I expected to get. I won't get all butthurt if someone thinks it's a bad idea. I think it looks sharp, but if it'll get me in trouble or make it seem that I'm looking for trouble, I may just remove it. No harm done.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
58 Posts
I've actually never seen this "mod" before.. do they use it with another mark on the dash somewhere so they know the wheel is straight?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,783 Posts
Its almost a must for people who race regularly until you are a confident driver. I saw lots of these yesterday at Cars and Coffee, but they were all SCCA or similar cars that see mainly tracks. If people do not know what it is meant for, they dont need to be near a track imo lol
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,860 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
When it comes to daily driving, I can say I know my car quite well. However, I have very little track experience and I know things can happen so fast that you may lose track of them. That's what the tape is for. One less thing to worry about. For a beginner racer, I'd think it's a must.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
267 Posts
Use to have a notch in one of my cars and we'd call it the sight...as in looking down the barrel of a gun and line it up with a mail boxer whatever ya wanted to hit...lol

---------- Post added at 10:52 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:49 AM ----------

Put a laser beam on the headliner shining down on the steering wheel and out in front of ya...a laser guide cobalt...don't let homeland hear about it though...lol
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top