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Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... Today, 02:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,558
Posted By strat61caster
It's a VW hot economy car, speed costs money.

It's a VW hot economy car, speed costs money.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... Yesterday, 11:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,558
Posted By strat61caster
https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-tt-rs

https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-tt-rs
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By strat61caster
Any decent spring should have as much or more...

Any decent spring should have as much or more travel than your damper/bump stop which is tropically your limiting factor for wheel travel. A 7" spring will typically have more stroke available than...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-07-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By strat61caster
Pull the head rest out and flip it around and...

Pull the head rest out and flip it around and stick it in "backwards"

Some smart people made this car.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-07-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By strat61caster
I like my cheap Zamp, just fine for HPDE, AutoX...

I like my cheap Zamp, just fine for HPDE, AutoX and the occasional indoor Karting session. Open face is more comfy, I pull the closed face off almost instantly but like I said, closed face is useful...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-07-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 202
Posted By strat61caster
Caliper slider pins are probably due for a clean...

Caliper slider pins are probably due for a clean and regrease at that mileage.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-06-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,558
Posted By strat61caster
50 years ago Honda was a company that made...

50 years ago Honda was a company that made shitbox scooters. Gotta start somewhere and Hyundai is finally taking steps in the right direction, I'd absolutely test drive a VN vs a CTR.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-06-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,787
Posted By strat61caster
The damper is not a limitation, you can get...

The damper is not a limitation, you can get whatever you need in this class. More spring makes the car unsettled over bad surfaces while the bar does not. That's just my experience and observation,...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-05-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,787
Posted By strat61caster
Seems to me that being much stiffer than about...

Seems to me that being much stiffer than about 550# or so on the front the car reacts poorly to shitty/bumpy/broken up surfaces, even at that spring rate a stiffer front bar than stock helps with...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-05-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,558
Posted By strat61caster
Just wait until the unimproved BRZ mk2 ;) ...

Just wait until the unimproved BRZ mk2
;)

But with literally nobody else making a decent AWD rally inspired car or a lightweight affordable RWD coupe these days, they don't have to try, they have...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,558
Posted By strat61caster
If internal politics is halting development of...

If internal politics is halting development of their products, there's no "being fair" that company is going to die.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-04-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,558
Posted By strat61caster
At least it's offered Imagine spending $45k...

At least it's offered

Imagine spending $45k on a hot hatch and getting 300 hp mated to an open diff.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29685152/mini-john-cooper-works-gp-price/

Hyundai and...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-04-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,558
Posted By strat61caster
lol are you forgetting about the 9th gen Civic? ...

lol are you forgetting about the 9th gen Civic? It got ranked behind the Elantra.
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/news/a2820/2012-honda-civic-plummets-in-consumer-reports-ratings-24705/

...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-02-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,103
Posted By strat61caster
A scenario where your lap time hinges on being...

A scenario where your lap time hinges on being foot to the floor for >1 minute and you're turning for <30 seconds.

The 949 car was on 255s iirc.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-29-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 599
Posted By strat61caster
Quite a few coils that end up fully compressed at...

Quite a few coils that end up fully compressed at static ride height, not uncommon imho that's what the black rubbery piece is for to make sure they're quiet when they compress. My Bilstein B14 had...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-26-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,103
Posted By strat61caster
Depends on your definition of custom, if it's...

Depends on your definition of custom, if it's pretty loose than pretty much everyone not an old German company will customize for you (Bilstein/Koni/KW+Ohlins, although all except KW are easily...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-26-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By strat61caster
Needed for driving around: absolutely not ...

Needed for driving around: absolutely not
Needed for perfect alignment: yes
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-26-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,103
Posted By strat61caster
OP did put 18x9.5's on

OP did put 18x9.5's on
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-25-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By strat61caster
Several of those companies follow Bilstein's...

Several of those companies follow Bilstein's shock valving guide, I agree the big difference is the companies that just grab parts off the shelf and slap a listing up online and those that test and...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-25-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By strat61caster
Reinharte, Stance, Fortune Auto, Feal, Megan,...

Reinharte, Stance, Fortune Auto, Feal, Megan, Godspeed, Raceland, and a hundred other brands, parts all manufactured in Asia to their specs by Bor Chuann known stateside as BC.

imho the shit you...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-25-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,103
Posted By strat61caster
+1 on alignment and heavy/wider wheels and tires....

+1 on alignment and heavy/wider wheels and tires.

Also check damper settings and experiment there.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-24-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By strat61caster
Pat No Yes Maybe, likely they account...

Pat

No
Yes
Maybe, likely they account for approximate stiffness at static ride height as the soft portion of the coil gets taken up just by putting the cars weight on it. I found my B14s to be...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-23-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,189
Posted By strat61caster
If I had money to buy a McLaren, I'd rather spend...

If I had money to buy a McLaren, I'd rather spend it racing spec Miata.

Although I'm digging spec racer Ford lately, higher initial buy in, fewer hidden costs to running up front like $12k motors...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-22-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4,815
Views: 885,133
Posted By strat61caster
TRD package was considered factory equipment on...

TRD package was considered factory equipment on the RS1.0 an RS2.0 FR-S so TRD lowering springs and swaybars were allowed on all FR-S's and they bumped the non-TRD pack FRS and all BRZ's down to DS. ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-22-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,163
Posted By strat61caster
"We're spending a fuck ton of money trying to...

"We're spending a fuck ton of money trying to make modern styled bodywork, what if we didn't?"

the only reason this thing is affordable is because it probably costs $2k to skin the whole damn...
Forum: Engine Swaps 11-20-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,598
Posted By strat61caster
bump https://youtu.be/WzgzSnYDvz4

bump

https://youtu.be/WzgzSnYDvz4
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-19-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By strat61caster
Not everyone loves the package, rumor is new...

Not everyone loves the package, rumor is new tires next year from Falken but unconfirmed. Some people are real happy with it. Try and test drive before you commit imho since a new set of SSC...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-17-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,710
Views: 717,835
Posted By strat61caster
inb4 racecomp superstreet and csg tein flex

inb4 racecomp superstreet and csg tein flex
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-13-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By strat61caster
Infinity they're wrong, they know it, they just...

Infinity they're wrong, they know it, they just never updated the website.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-13-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By strat61caster
I can just imagine you shouting at whoever is...

I can just imagine you shouting at whoever is renting you the car "You can't stop me, I'm renting this damn car" and the person just sighing "I'm not trying to stop you sir please just take the keys...
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