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Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack Today, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By strat61caster
4 mid priced matched tires > 2 crap tires and 2...

4 mid priced matched tires > 2 crap tires and 2 worn tires

Indy's are decent, better than any all season but not as good as any of the other more reputable tires.

Check for locals selling their...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 587,035
Posted By strat61caster
The chassis will never ever be competitive in...

The chassis will never ever be competitive in XSB, leave the spare in and you'll add some weight with the power adders (whether turbo, super, or an engine swap) along with wider wheels. XSB will be...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting Yesterday, 04:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By strat61caster
Actually yes, grip tape, cut to size, peel and...

Actually yes, grip tape, cut to size, peel and stick, forgot we did that almost 15 years ago now, worked like a charm.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-20-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,780
Posted By strat61caster
Update/backdate is much more complicated and...

Update/backdate is much more complicated and expensive on other chassis, I'm glad it's not allowed in Street Touring.

Shorter final drive is seen as a disadvantage of the newer cars, there's...
Forum: Northern California 02-20-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By strat61caster
If you're a track newb HoD has good instructors...

If you're a track newb HoD has good instructors that make it worth the money imho.

Track Night in America does Thunder Hill in the evenings on a weekday for well under $200 iirc assuming you don't...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-20-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 587,035
Posted By strat61caster
Does something =/= makes enough speed to make up...

Does something =/= makes enough speed to make up for my shitty driving
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-20-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,823
Views: 587,035
Posted By strat61caster
If you're serious about an XSA car I think you'll...

If you're serious about an XSA car I think you'll dump $10k+ into the engine, you'll want to push >350whp methinks, which will eat trannys. You'll be playing on 295-315 wide tires so you're not...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-20-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 352
Posted By strat61caster
https://www.walmart.com/ip/HERCULINER-Truck-Bed-Li...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/HERCULINER-Truck-Bed-Liner-Black-15-oz/54267501?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222228076245208&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=189516591753&wl4=aud-430887228898:pla-2938...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-20-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By strat61caster
Staggered spring rates on the B14's instead of...

Staggered spring rates on the B14's instead of square on the RCE's, B14 spring rate is close to the yellow up front but stiffer in the back, they're rated as progressive but are fairly close to the...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-19-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,780
Posted By strat61caster
3. Setup (alignment, spring rates, bar, ride...

3. Setup (alignment, spring rates, bar, ride height, pressures, damper settings etc.)
4. Power
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-18-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,780
Posted By strat61caster
Debating between Vegas and Fontana Pro, heard...

Debating between Vegas and Fontana Pro, heard good things about the Vegas site so I'm leaning that direction but entry list looks pretty meager right now. Definitely in for Crow's and Packwood,...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,780
Posted By strat61caster
Odd, I've been dailying the Odyssey PC680 for...

Odd, I've been dailying the Odyssey PC680 for over 2 years now without any issues, it even sat for a week over christmas and started up just fine. Then again my car hasn't really seen much below...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-18-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,779
Posted By strat61caster
SON1C per Tony's comment after mine that's pretty...

SON1C per Tony's comment after mine that's pretty much the exact build, I know he and Teddie talked a bit about setting that car up but I don't know what Bryan did in the few events of tweaking they...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-17-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By strat61caster
B8 just has less droop travel than B6, zero...

B8 just has less droop travel than B6, zero advantage to the B8.

Racecomp engineering or Swift would be my pick for lowering springs.

Get as much camber as you can, there's a good overview of...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-16-2020, 02:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,780
Posted By strat61caster
-4.1 Front zero toe, over 10k miles on my Indy's...

-4.1 Front zero toe, over 10k miles on my Indy's and the inside edges are worn out, I should have rotated sooner but you know off season. Rear at -2.3 and 1/16" toe in look great, will rotate and...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-13-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,027
Posted By strat61caster
No they're putting in the higher spec engine,...

No they're putting in the higher spec engine, until proven otherwise assume all bmw engines built after about 2010 or so make claimed engine hp at the wheel under reasonable conditions.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-12-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By strat61caster
5k is softer than some lowering springs...

5k is softer than some lowering springs...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-10-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,123
Posted By strat61caster
Good alignment will do wonders for understeer,...

Good alignment will do wonders for understeer, lots run 22mm sway up front with success but if the rest of the suspension is stock then I'd guess the 22mm bar is over kill and you'll benefit from...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-05-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By strat61caster
It's aspect ratio, not height, it varies with...

It's aspect ratio, not height, it varies with width, a 215/45/17 is the same diameter as a 245/40/17.
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 02-05-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,247
Posted By strat61caster
Continental Extreme Contact Sport is the go to...

Continental Extreme Contact Sport is the go to alternative to the MPS4S, Conti's latest offering supposedly got a stiffer sidewall but I believe it is still considered softer than the Michelin.
...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 02-05-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By strat61caster
Yes. Don't try to be a hero and set a lap...

Yes.

Don't try to be a hero and set a lap record, go with a group with good reputation and good instructors, listen to them, be humble and odds are you'll have a great time. Get insurance if you...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-04-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By strat61caster
Nope didn't realize it made much of a difference...

Nope didn't realize it made much of a difference vs pad choice.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-03-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By strat61caster
I'm happy with Ferodo DS2500 for street/autox, a...

I'm happy with Ferodo DS2500 for street/autox, a touch of noise at some stops but totally reasonable (quieter than the tabs scraping telling you to replace your brakes). Dust is mildly worse than...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 02-02-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3,730
Views: 733,857
Posted By strat61caster
Torque the hell out of them, 130 ft lbs or so on...

Torque the hell out of them, 130 ft lbs or so on the adjustment bolt. Make sure the toe arms are torqued too, ~80 ft lbs or so.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-31-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,299
Posted By strat61caster
And yet Mini is selling their 'too small to be...

And yet Mini is selling their 'too small to be competitive with the super hatches' car for $45k
https://www.miniusa.com/john-cooper-works-gp.html

Niche cars sell low numbers, need higher prices...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-31-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,489
Posted By strat61caster
iirc mcs 2wr I've been in a 2wnr car, it...

iirc mcs 2wr

I've been in a 2wnr car, it rode great and put up good times.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-31-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,299
Posted By strat61caster
For me the other super hatches are too bias...

For me the other super hatches are too bias towards practicality, same reason I picked the FRS over a hot hatch or larger pony car. This thing at sub 2900 lbs sounds awesome, a performance AWD car...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-31-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,299
Posted By strat61caster
2800 lbs and 270 hp is lighter than any of super...

2800 lbs and 270 hp is lighter than any of super hatches with equivalent hp/lb, STI, Civic Type R, Focus RS, Golf R, they're all $35k-$40k.
$30k is Hyundai Veloster N territory, good but this Yaris...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-31-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 803
Posted By strat61caster
As long as alignment, tire pressures, and...

As long as alignment, tire pressures, and generally nothing is borken (dealer/alignment shop should have caught the last one if they're at all competent) it sounds like the car is operating as it was...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-31-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,836
Posted By strat61caster
Sypher there are a few dozen factories in the...

Sypher there are a few dozen factories in the world making dampers, maybe a dozen or so making adjustable coilovers for road going cars are budget prices. I don't know what to tell you other than...
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