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Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-17-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By ZDan
225/45-17 would be the best fit on 17x8. Or...

225/45-17 would be the best fit on 17x8. Or 235/45-17, but they're a bit taller than stock (25.1" vs. 24.7").

235/40-17 and 245/40 want to be on 8.5" or preferably 9" wheel. But would work on...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-16-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By ZDan
At minimum line means you have enough fluid. ...

At minimum line means you have enough fluid.
Below min line: go to any auto parts store, get smallest bottle of name-brand DOT3 (or DOT4), top off fluid.
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-15-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,036
Posted By ZDan
They are fastback HATCHbacks. And "fastback"...

They are fastback HATCHbacks.
And "fastback" also applies to cars that are NOT hatchbacks! Pretty much means there's a straight(ish) sloping line from the back window all the way to the back of...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-15-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 115,218
Posted By ZDan
I don't see why they should handicap Supra sales...

I don't see why they should handicap Supra sales in the hopes of selling more twins. Might rob *some* twin sales, but IMO it's better to have more rwd sports car options.



Not quite, it's more...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 01-15-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,036
Posted By ZDan
??? Some of my favorite cars are hatchbacks: ...

???
Some of my favorite cars are hatchbacks:
240Z, RX-7, S13 240SX (most of 'em), etc. etc.

If you mean a 5-door, I'm all for a whole family of small, lightweight rwd cars, in any of these...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-14-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 115,218
Posted By ZDan
I'm more interested in the 4cylinder Supra than...

I'm more interested in the 4cylinder Supra than the 6. Less weight, better F/R distribution, less $$$, bring it...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-09-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By ZDan
What's your ride height relative to stock? I'm...

What's your ride height relative to stock? I'm on Swift BRZ Sport springs, which in concert with the cascam plates lowered the car by 1.5" in the front, 1.25" rear, quite a bit more than the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-07-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By ZDan
At stock ride height you're probably fine. In my...

At stock ride height you're probably fine. In my case, at -1.25" front ride height, bottoming of the front suspension over even smallish bumps made it pretty intolerable on the street. If you want...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By ZDan
Good info, thanks! Won't be trying that route...

Good info, thanks! Won't be trying that route then...


It looks like the B14 springs are smaller-diameter at the lower perches, stock diameter at upper perches. Are stiffer linear springs like...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By ZDan
Ha, just saw this! Yeah, that seems a solid...

Ha, just saw this! Yeah, that seems a solid option, or as said above compromise-rate linear springs with "stock" B14 damping. But again at that point might just consider B6/B8 with existing 3.8/4.5...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By ZDan
Issue seems to me to be upwards of 2" lost due to...

Issue seems to me to be upwards of 2" lost due to lower + camber plates combined with lack of bump travel with the factory Sachs dampers.
I do want more spring stiffness to minimize roll at the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,326
Posted By ZDan
Dammit-all! Yeah, running Palmer CCW, turns 1 &...

Dammit-all! Yeah, running Palmer CCW, turns 1 & 2 are indeed LEFT turns!
Will fix in previous post...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By ZDan
Should have gone into current setup: Swift BRZ...

Should have gone into current setup:
Swift BRZ Sport springs (3.8F/4.5R)
Raceseng camber plates
Stock PP/Sachs dampers, with bumpstops cut down from ~60mm to ~25mm

This setup is semi-OK at the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,326
Posted By ZDan
Current track setup is PP Sachs dampers with...

Current track setup is PP Sachs dampers with Swift BRZ Sport springs and Raceseng camber plates. Similar stiffness to RCE Yellows and Eibach Pro-Kit. Unfortunately the lower ride height combined...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,506
Posted By ZDan
good NON-adjustable coilovers for road/track?

Spring rates in the ~5-7 F/~7-9 R range.
Do such coilovers even exist?

Adjustability costs me points and adds weight! ~40 lb. each for ride height adjustability and every dimension of damping...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,326
Posted By ZDan
Regarding fuel starvation, that happened to me...

Regarding fuel starvation, that happened to me once, at Palmer after two [LEFT]-hand turns 1 & 2. With just under half a tank the car momentarily lost power between 2 and 3 in my first two...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-06-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,326
Posted By ZDan
Intrigued, as they offer coilovers with no...

Intrigued, as they offer coilovers with no damping adjustment, which I'd prefer for classification purposes (saves me 40 lb.!).

However the damping curve on their site seems to be seriously...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-02-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By ZDan
Should be covered under warranty. Front wheel...

Should be covered under warranty.
Front wheel bearings were warranteed on my '17
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-31-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,074
Posted By ZDan
Having grip at (say) 80mph is not as scary as not...

Having grip at (say) 80mph is not as scary as not having it at (say) 50...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-31-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,074
Posted By ZDan
I bought PSS tires for my FD for street duty. ...

I bought PSS tires for my FD for street duty. Initially they were fine, even did half a track day on them. But after 18 months or so they exhibited the behavior you describe. AWFUL! It seems like...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-31-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,036
Posted By ZDan
OK, so Civic R type of powerplant. Surely doable...

OK, so Civic R type of powerplant. Surely doable for a somewhat minimalist rwd roadster for $40-45k in the U.S. Between FT86/MX-5 and Supra is where it should be.


"glitter covered poop mx-5"? ...
Forum: Scion FR-S / Toyota 86 GT86 General Forum 12-30-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 14,036
Posted By ZDan
For me, a new S2k should basically be a 2-seat...

For me, a new S2k should basically be a 2-seat BRZ with a wishbone suspension, a more powerful 4-cyl NA powerplant, and a better interior. Something like that should be quite a bit less than $50k. ...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-26-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By ZDan
Try a different transmission fluid. Some are...

Try a different transmission fluid. Some are too thin and/or slippery and dont allow synchros to work as well.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By ZDan
I ran 17x9 fronts with 328mm brakes on my tracked...

I ran 17x9 fronts with 328mm brakes on my tracked 550hp FD fwiw...

Regarding forged vs. cast, I'd just go with a reputable manufacturer and whichever wheel you prefer for looks and can afford. ...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 12-19-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,738
Posted By ZDan
Battery in my '17 was weak/deadish when I test...

Battery in my '17 was weak/deadish when I test drove the brand-new on-the-lot car in December 2017! They replaced it before I took delivery in January '18...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-18-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 924
Posted By ZDan
I run my "track" alignment all track season on my...

I run my "track" alignment all track season on my DD BRZ:
-3 front camber, 0 front toe, -2.5 rear camber, 0 rear toe

It's not a big deal to run a fair amount of camber on the street btw...

IMO...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-18-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By ZDan
What's yer rear camber now? With camber bolts...

What's yer rear camber now? With camber bolts you won't have a bunch of front camber anyway, IMO just leave rear stock and balance should be fine.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-17-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By ZDan
These are all great things as far as I'm...

These are all great things as far as I'm concerned!

Which is INFINITELY better than looking TOP-heavy (as 99% of vehicles on the road today are)...



Indeed!
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-11-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,182
Posted By ZDan
We wanna know the root cause of your failure,...

We wanna know the root cause of your failure, that's all.

First thing I do when I see a post with this kind of trouble is look over at the poster's sig for model year, almost always a '13...

...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 12-11-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,182
Posted By ZDan
Disagree with *what* of the above, exactly? For...

Disagree with *what* of the above, exactly? For cars built and used exactly *how*?

For 95/5 street/track? Or for track only? What weight oil to use is another question in addition to whether or...
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