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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-20-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By strat61caster
A swift spring in the same rate won't feel any...

A swift spring in the same rate won't feel any different, despite the marketing hype.
A softer spring may improve things greatly if the damper has the range to support it without overdamping it,...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-20-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By strat61caster
What feels sketchy to the novice feels confident...

What feels sketchy to the novice feels confident to the pro, open up the wheel sooner, let the car do the work.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-20-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,426
Posted By strat61caster
Buy no parts, get instruction, lots of seat time,...

Buy no parts, get instruction, lots of seat time, drive smooth, the oversteer will disappear on it's own ;)
If you really want more stability add more rear toe in, maybe 0.07 to 0.08 per side
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-20-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 527,337
Posted By strat61caster
Yes on the lugs tpms is a personal choice on...

Yes on the lugs
tpms is a personal choice on how much money you want to spend, could buy new ones, swap stock ones, could ignore them, up to you.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-19-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 470
Posted By strat61caster
If you already own a fun car that kind of sucks...

If you already own a fun car that kind of sucks for driving around town why would you spend a bunch of money buying another fun car that also kind of sucks for driving around town?

US roads are...
Forum: Northern California 08-19-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10,783
Views: 1,807,879
Posted By strat61caster
stahp I don't have space or a job but want to try...

stahp I don't have space or a job but want to try BFGs...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 08-19-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 2,051
Posted By strat61caster
Show up to court, dress nice (at a minimum...

Show up to court, dress nice (at a minimum slacks, belt, and button down shirt), be polite and proper, minimize slang, tell the whole truth that's relevant to the incident, agree to traffic school...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-19-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3,692
Views: 545,390
Posted By strat61caster
I think you'll give up torque to dig out of the...

I think you'll give up torque to dig out of the slow stuff, not something this car has much of to spare. You'll feel the taller 'gearing' on every slower corner (If you're under 35mph in 2nd you're...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-19-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,111
Posted By strat61caster
You can drive the car with the swaybar...

You can drive the car with the swaybar disconnected... Slap one stock endlink on to make sure it doesn't flop around.

I lost a nut on an endlink, drove the car for three weeks (two autox events)...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-18-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By strat61caster
8" is too long imho, I had an 8" 500# spring on...

8" is too long imho, I had an 8" 500# spring on my Bilstein and struggled to set height where I wanted in the rear, 7" 425# spring without helper was near perfect iirc and should be extremely similar...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 08-18-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By strat61caster
Did you buy the car used? Was it tuned? ...

Did you buy the car used? Was it tuned?

Every time I hear a pop I'm terrified of direct injector seals failing but that's not a problem on later cars.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-18-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,619
Posted By strat61caster
181 x 2 = 362 A110S = 288 But yes, even...

181 x 2 = 362
A110S = 288

But yes, even the base model would be awesome, slap a Nissan badge on it, still call it an Alpine A110 and park it between the 370Z and the GTR. But I have a hunch it...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-17-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,619
Posted By strat61caster
That sounds like an argument for an Alfa...

That sounds like an argument for an Alfa...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-15-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By strat61caster
They are measurements on the shock assembly for...

They are measurements on the shock assembly for where to adjust the cartridge in the end fitting, if there's no diagram in the instructions showing what they're measuring maybe email their support.
...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By strat61caster
Definitely use the adjuster if you can get the...

Definitely use the adjuster if you can get the shock dyno to prove they're consistent, the stuff from the East has come a long way, seems like more and more people with access to the tools to verify...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-15-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By strat61caster
iirc you may be able to use a Bilstein digressive...

iirc you may be able to use a Bilstein digressive piston in the BC/Megan monotube, I think they're the same size.
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 08-15-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 963
Posted By strat61caster
Two sides to every story...

Two sides to every story...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 08-14-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 963
Posted By strat61caster
Change companies, reduce coverages until your...

Change companies, reduce coverages until your record cleans up, it's not like us telling you anything is going to give you a better rate, you have to go shop around.

Worst I ever had was like...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-14-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 825
Posted By strat61caster
I'd be shocked if there wasn't a shock dyno in...

I'd be shocked if there wasn't a shock dyno in the Atlanta area, lots of road racing around there, maybe pinging some local Facebook scca/nasa groups could point you in the right direction?
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-13-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 77,849
Posted By strat61caster
Came here to post the B58 teardown, of course...

Came here to post the B58 teardown, of course it's already been posted :D




It actually does, BMW is fucked up, choking the exhaust is one of the ways they de-tune their common powerplants for...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-13-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By strat61caster
Didn't you read? He's gotta keep the pressure...

Didn't you read? He's gotta keep the pressure up, not chill.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-12-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By strat61caster
+40, use spacers for tuning Currently have...

+40, use spacers for tuning

Currently have +45s with a 5mm spacer all around, -4 degrees of camber up front

Buy Tony's wheels, they already come with good tires
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-11-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By strat61caster
https://propartsusa.com/collections/stx-scion-fr-s...

https://propartsusa.com/collections/stx-scion-fr-s-subaru-brz/products/proparts-usa-custom-megan-racing-stx-package-for-2013-scion-fr-s-subaru-brz-toyota-86

Another option is bothering OS...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 08-11-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 893
Posted By strat61caster
He's limited to bolts in the front which is like...

He's limited to bolts in the front which is like -1.x
Putting the rear at -1.4 is reasonable to better balance the car, you're blowing his poor phrasing way out of proportion.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-11-2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By strat61caster
Warranties cannot be invalidated

Warranties cannot be invalidated
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-10-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By strat61caster
I wasn't going to argue that was easily...

I wasn't going to argue that was easily reversible, only cutting up the hood, too lazy to crop your quote on mobile.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-09-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By strat61caster
Pretty sure a hood swap is less than an hour, cut...

Pretty sure a hood swap is less than an hour, cut up an eBay/second hand hood and keep your oe one for the swap back to avoid having to respray.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 08-09-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,427
Posted By strat61caster
If you don't find value in modifying the car then...

If you don't find value in modifying the car then why modify it?

Don't get hung up on how others value your possessions and decisions, these are toys not investments, live your life.

Both of...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-09-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,345
Posted By strat61caster
omg how will you survive spending an extra $6 per...

omg how will you survive spending an extra $6 per tank of gas? That can get you nearly around the block in your Silverado.
Forum: Subaru BRZ General Forum 08-09-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By strat61caster
Look online, find car, call dealership, agree,...

Look online, find car, call dealership, agree, get in writing, fly out, sign paperwork, drive back, drive to work on Monday with your new BRZ. Yes, you have to eat a weekend of your life and the...
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