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Forum: Member's Car Journals Yesterday, 01:07 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,448
Posted By Tristor
I'm way behind on many things, but I wanted to...

I'm way behind on many things, but I wanted to share an update. I've scheduled my first track day of 2020. I'll be joining Driver's Edge for a two-day HPDE at the newly reopened Eagles Canyon...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,268
Posted By Tristor
For that money you should be buying a Bilstein...

For that money you should be buying a Bilstein B12 Pro-Kit or finding PP Sachs dampers used and running the RCE Yellow lowering springs /w their combo (comes with SPC Rear LCA and camber bolts for...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,339
Posted By Tristor
Seconding Bilstein B14s and then running Raceseng...

Seconding Bilstein B14s and then running Raceseng CasCam camber plates in the front w/ Shocktop rears. Gets you full travel, minimal effect on roll center due to the camber plates, and gets much...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-24-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Poll: Tesla Truck
Views: 825
Posted By Tristor
I ordered the Cybertruck. I think it'll make the...

I ordered the Cybertruck. I think it'll make the perfect tow rig for my BRZ once I strip and cage it.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-15-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By Tristor
I went down this road. My car has everything in...

I went down this road. My car has everything in the SPL catalog on it and all the driveline stuff is the JDM STI mounts, Whiteline bushing toppers for the diff. Reason I didn’t go solid mounts for...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-12-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By Tristor
I love the 4C. Made some compromises in the...

I love the 4C. Made some compromises in the design that made it impractical as a dual-purpose car, but as soon as I get a daily and start stripping my BRZ for track, I plan to find one used I can...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-12-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 983
Posted By Tristor
Do the admins want help with the site to resolve downtime?

Hey All,

I'm not sure who the active admin is of the site right now, but I'd be happy to help out resolving any of the reliability and performance issues that currently exist. I'm in the tech...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-10-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Tristor
I don't know what you mean by "lowering springs...

I don't know what you mean by "lowering springs were looked down upon"? Yeah, there's a lot of bad quality lowering spring kits too. General rule of thumb, don't buy parts off Wish, eBay, or...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-10-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,150
Posted By Tristor
1. Temperature and pressure are related. Higher...

1. Temperature and pressure are related. Higher temperatures = lower pressure, not enough oil pressure able very bad things (TM) happen.

2. Yes, many examples exist of people learning about very...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-09-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,666
Posted By Tristor
Hmm, this seems interesting in concept, but in...

Hmm, this seems interesting in concept, but in practice after reading their FAQ and watching the video it seems pretty janky. Looks cool, but a lot of basic functionality of a modern head unit is...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-08-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,292
Posted By Tristor
Don't run staggered setups on this platform. ...

Don't run staggered setups on this platform. It's doable, but require significant adjustment to compensate. The platform is not designed for staggered and it negatively affects driving dynamics...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-06-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,292
Posted By Tristor
I ran 18s on stock suspension for quite some...

I ran 18s on stock suspension for quite some time, and tracked it that way. From an appearance perspective it looked good and I got a lot of compliments on it. 18s actually raised my effective ride...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-06-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,448
Posted By Tristor
Sure, I'd be happy to. For future reference I...

Sure, I'd be happy to. For future reference I keep my 1st post updated as well (except for the pictures... since I don't take many), so you can see what the current complete mod list is at any time....
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-05-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,448
Posted By Tristor
They're surprisingly quiet given how solid it is....

They're surprisingly quiet given how solid it is. You will definitely hear them if you go over a good bump / dip / pothole, but generally they are quiet when flexing. On the down side, though, you...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 11-04-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,448
Posted By Tristor
Just got home from Austin and spending most of...

Just got home from Austin and spending most of the day at Soulspeed. On my way back I went down a twisty country road I know about to give it a shake down. Whoa momma. This car is on rails now. ...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-01-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,793
Posted By Tristor
Wow, the Greddy cooler with the shroud looks like...

Wow, the Greddy cooler with the shroud looks like it's probably more effective than the JR design. Very nice. My JR is keeping up with temps nicely here in Texas, at least NA.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-26-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,658
Posted By Tristor
WD-40 is primarily a solvent, not a lubricant. ...

WD-40 is primarily a solvent, not a lubricant. It can temporarily stop squeaks but an aerosol fluid film like Corrosion-X or similar is a much better bet. If you can, use a grease gun and...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-20-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By Tristor
This thread explains a lot about why people think...

This thread explains a lot about why people think spacers are unsafe, when in fact if done PROPERLY they are perfectly fine even on a race track under hard use.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-08-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Tristor
The cheapest decent set of wheels is around $1100...

The cheapest decent set of wheels is around $1100 for a set MSRP. The only way to get any cheaper than that and not end up with junkers is to buy used. Most people aren't going to ship used wheels...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-05-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tristor
The CSG Spec kit uses the 326mm rotor, but I...

The CSG Spec kit uses the 326mm rotor, but I believe the normal Brembo kit has a different rotor. I agree on your comments regarding 1pc vs 2pc, although I will say that the actual task of replacing...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-05-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tristor
I have these, ordered through CSG. Recently...

I have these, ordered through CSG. Recently installed. The BM4 is a mid-point between the basic GT and the GT-R calipers. The basic GT caliper is a two-piece design made by pinning/bolting two...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-22-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By Tristor
The only thing thatís toxic is doing stupid shit...

The only thing thatís toxic is doing stupid shit for attention. It just shows you werenít raised right, got no self-esteem or good sense. Iím sure lots of other broken people adore you for that,...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-21-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Tristor
You're correct, I had a wire crossed. It should...

You're correct, I had a wire crossed. It should be 225/45R17 on 17x8 wheels.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 09-21-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By Tristor
Yes, we're all idiots for thinking a car which...

Yes, we're all idiots for thinking a car which has better chassis balance than nearly anything else on the market under $100k is a good sports car. Please, continue making a mockery of the car scene...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-21-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Tristor
That's nearly an OEM optioned size, however at...

That's nearly an OEM optioned size, however at +42 offset it won't be flush. +42 is perfect flush offset for 17x9 on stock suspension, for 17x8 you'll want +38 or you'll want to run a 4mm slip...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-21-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tristor
I don't know of anyone who has died, but I have...

I don't know of anyone who has died, but I have seen people who used cheap bolt-on spacers have the lugs on the bolt-on spacers shear during hard braking. I've also seen a car get black flagged in...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-20-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tristor
This usually requires a 10mm spacer in most...

This usually requires a 10mm spacer in most applications. Obviously spacers are available in many sizes for just such a reason, but for common wheel offsets including stock wheels, a 10mm spacer is...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-20-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tristor
Be aware the minimum thickness necessary to...

Be aware the minimum thickness necessary to machine a lip for being hub centric is 6mm.


For 3mm you don't need the spacers to be hubcentric because the hubface extends past the spacer itself. ...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 09-19-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,448
Posted By Tristor
Well, personally, I was only sort of bothered by...

Well, personally, I was only sort of bothered by it. It definitely has a bit of a cringe factor especially when folks make a comment at a stop light or a parking lot meet. But, let me be perfectly...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 09-18-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,448
Posted By Tristor
On another topic of interest to me, I've started...

On another topic of interest to me, I've started buying new tools. For awhile now I've been primarily using a mixture of tools I bought at Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, and from Amazon. The Tekton...
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