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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-19-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By mav1178
if you're worried about clearance, why not just...

if you're worried about clearance, why not just put one wheel on the ground and another on a large block or anything that will lift one wheel 12+ inches in the air?

it's extreme loading of the...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 08-17-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By mav1178
Another reason why we might see more of these on...

Another reason why we might see more of these on the BRZ or FRS is because this is a new platform. The cars are approaching the end of the mandated federal emissions warranty period and there needs...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 08-16-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By mav1178
why not just gut it? the cost of that would be...

why not just gut it? the cost of that would be free..
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-12-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By mav1178
Studs are easy to swap out. That is, if you know ...

Studs are easy to swap out. That is, if you know how to swap out studs. Even paying someone to do it is fairly simple.

Oil coolers are simple to swap out.

If you're worried about cost, then...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 08-11-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By mav1178
most of the pre-assembled cooler kits will mount...

most of the pre-assembled cooler kits will mount the radiator in front of your actual radiator.

some will have ducting, like the Blitz unit.
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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 893
Posted By mav1178
your problem is you need to get an alignment. and...

your problem is you need to get an alignment. and since you already got one, you need a new alignment shop that is more competent.

or do pedal dance every time you drive.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 08-09-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By mav1178
Think of catalytic converters as functional...

Think of catalytic converters as functional resonators.

Stock is effective because the stock catalytic converter is HUGE volume-wise compared with aftermarket high flow catalytic converters.
...
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-09-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 994
Posted By mav1178
I think it's even more simple than that... ...

I think it's even more simple than that...

either the person in the other car cares, or they don't.

I was parked at Starbucks yesterday in my Subaru Legacy. Mind you, my engine was on, my...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-07-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,036
Posted By mav1178
Data pulled from other parts of the forum.

Data pulled from other parts of the forum.
Forum: User/Vendor/Sponsor Reviews, Feedback, Comments 08-01-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By mav1178
Any shop that has access to inventory feed from...

Any shop that has access to inventory feed from Turn 14 or Motovicity or Keystone or any distributor with EDI may show some products as "in stock", but if they also buy the same product directly from...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-30-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 915
Posted By mav1178
https://www.racingbytmg.com/en/motorsport/cscup/cs...

https://www.racingbytmg.com/en/motorsport/cscup/cscup-vehicle-overview/
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-25-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,101
Posted By mav1178
OEM or not, non-OE/OEM+ wheels alone do not...

OEM or not, non-OE/OEM+ wheels alone do not impact your warranty unless wheel failure is a direct cause of whatever issue you're trying to claim.

no service advisor in their right mind will deny...
Forum: User/Vendor/Sponsor Reviews, Feedback, Comments 07-25-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 14,815
Posted By mav1178
I want to believe, but I just have one question: ...

I want to believe, but I just have one question:

Do you think you were right and OP was wrong?

If so (and assuming you have the evidence), find a better lawyer. Your lawyer sucks.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-25-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,101
Posted By mav1178
this is how I've always owned wheels for my cars....

this is how I've always owned wheels for my cars.

this is also how I've managed to own over 100 sets of wheels in 20 years.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-24-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,966
Posted By mav1178
gearing change is only for those that run for fun...

gearing change is only for those that run for fun or are otherwise not competing in classification based on vehicle spec, i.e. STX, etc.

if you change your gearing for autocross purposes, they'd...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-23-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,966
Posted By mav1178
You sound like fun at parties.

You sound like fun at parties.
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-23-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,966
Posted By mav1178
ACS Roval usually ends up with redline in 5th for...

ACS Roval usually ends up with redline in 5th for about 20-30 seconds WOT. If you're mostly bolt-ons there's barely enough power to keep the car going at that speed on the bank.

In 6th there's not...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-20-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By mav1178
Elitist? Iím trying to work with Fujitsubo...

Elitist?

Iím trying to work with Fujitsubo on making parts of this kit available for general public purchase. Thanks for the backhanded compliment, your front pipe was imported to the US because I...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-20-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By mav1178
performance won't be much of a surprise, any EL...

performance won't be much of a surprise, any EL header + front pipe with HFC and normal catback will yield the same performance.

I'm more interested because this is like the Apexi system, large...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-20-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By mav1178
I forgot to add: based on previous Fujitsubo...

I forgot to add:

based on previous Fujitsubo product pricing, the actual sell price for a complete system will probably be closer to $3000 landed in US.

I am getting more info about this so...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-20-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By mav1178
unsure, there's no actual stainless single exit...

unsure, there's no actual stainless single exit Authorize RM... so either this is an unique system exclusive for this kit, or there is a new exhaust that we don't know of yet.

Single exit...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-20-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 45,964
Posted By mav1178
Of course, but the same thing applies to GM. ...

Of course, but the same thing applies to GM.

I was mostly referring to this as a purely economics driven decision from a production cost perspective. GM has existing capability to make this car +...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-20-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By mav1178
If youíre shopping purely on price then this...

If youíre shopping purely on price then this brand is not for you.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-20-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 45,964
Posted By mav1178
Most people miss the point of Toyota + their...

Most people miss the point of Toyota + their recent sports car lineup... they are all not produced by Toyota.

This is a long term strategy, most likely as a combination of factory production...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-20-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By mav1178
Fujitsubo EPU (Exhaust Performance Unit)

Looks like Fujitsubo released their complete header/overpipe/front pipe/exhaust combo... not sure if this header/OP/front pipe setup is available separately though.
...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 07-20-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By mav1178
just look up Tomei 60R or 80R exhaust sound...

just look up Tomei 60R or 80R exhaust sound clips, and imagine your car sound 10x as loud/worse.

that's how it will sound.
Forum: Southern California 07-13-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By mav1178
you do realize this is the Southern California...

you do realize this is the Southern California regional forum, right?
Forum: Southern California 07-13-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By mav1178
So basically they have no idea what they are...

So basically they have no idea what they are doing, or Up Garage has plenty of cash to burn through while they ramp up their US business. Great...
Forum: Southern California 07-13-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By mav1178
Since when? My high school days spent at...

Since when?

My high school days spent at North never really involved drag racing on Van Ness, mostly because the road was way too bumpy and everyone had cut springs in the mid 90s.
Forum: Southern California 07-11-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By mav1178
looking further, it looks like it's a partnership...

looking further, it looks like it's a partnership between Croooober and UP Garage.

my guess is, they are probably promoting Up Garage's inventory primarily, and Croooober gets an opportunity to...
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