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Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-28-2023, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,544
Posted By churchx
Funny that it's other way around in EU, where...

Funny that it's other way around in EU, where there is only PS4 in 17", and PS4S "starts" with 18" (probably due GR Yaris wheel sizing). Only new UUHP in 17" was Bridgestone Potenza Sport .. which i...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 07-09-2023, 01:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 44,835
Posted By churchx
VerusEric If you are redesigning your brake...

VerusEric If you are redesigning your brake cooling kit .. please as alternative make one with inlets behind radgrill, for those that don't want to loose foglights.
Also due wide boxer engine width...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 07-06-2023, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By churchx
I won't call specific numbers, so probably would...

I won't call specific numbers, so probably would think how much more "relative to stock caster", just that remember reading few years ago in thread about powersteering switching off with slicks and...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 07-05-2023, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By churchx
Another drawback of excessive caster and thus...

Another drawback of excessive caster and thus more overworked power steering may overheat it on earlier twins (if paired with grippier tires) resulting it switching off sometimes.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 07-04-2023, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By churchx
I have been on many trackdays with two...

I have been on many trackdays with two camberbolts sets (and probably am far from being only one). Only slight issue, that with both one will get less from each then just from one, and even with both...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-25-2023, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By churchx
My advise would be to keep stock parts. 1) if...

My advise would be to keep stock parts. 1) if you'll ever need spare, you'll have something to put back temporarily (as some aftermarket part delivery times might be long, sometimes in addition also...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 06-05-2023, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By churchx
So we won't shoot bolts when engaging NOS and...

So we won't shoot bolts when engaging NOS and "Danger to Manifold!"? :)
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 05-30-2023, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,909
Posted By churchx
To my uneducated eye pictured diffuser's angle...

To my uneducated eye pictured diffuser's angle seems too steep, thus possibly flow separation issues/less actual downforce.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 05-26-2023, 05:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 50,193
Posted By churchx
Hmm .. hate to admit, but haven't exactly tried...

Hmm .. hate to admit, but haven't exactly tried :). As in my two very first trackdays ever, that were on stock primacies, stock alignment, stock fluid, stock brake pads .. imho brake fade experienced...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 05-24-2023, 11:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 50,193
Posted By churchx
Are higher boiling temps brake fluids more...

Are higher boiling temps brake fluids more hygroscopic? Indeed, common trait. Do some raceteams (if they have means & budget) for high end racecars choose to flush after race because they intend to...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 05-23-2023, 05:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 50,193
Posted By churchx
Even if it still is same, they damaged their...

Even if it still is same, they damaged their reputation with most of customers beyond anything acceptable. Far beyond to consider these even if they after all these years changed and actually do ship...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 04-15-2023, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,440
Views: 1,154,998
Posted By churchx
In HPDE extra negative camber noticeably added...

In HPDE extra negative camber noticeably added grip and improved tire wear EVEN with stock primacies i've been on at first trackdays. But obviously will work/help with better tires aswell. Primacies...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-23-2023, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,770
Posted By churchx
From when i spent some time researching various...

From when i spent some time researching various info & summarizing all that i found regarding topic, tires can last unexpectedly long .. but if they are unused and stored in proper environment. One...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 03-05-2023, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By churchx
Imho their main role is for manufacturer to not...

Imho their main role is for manufacturer to not get sued for one of many dumb customers ignoring common sense & manual but wishing to put blame on them, like eg. case of "too hot coffee" that got...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 03-05-2023, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By churchx
"replace brakes" may mean various things. ...

"replace brakes" may mean various things.

Most often it's just about replacing worn brake pads (maybe also fluid). Less often it's about replacing also disks (which usually last 2-4 sets of pads)....
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-11-2023, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,478
Posted By churchx
Both gear type & clutch type diffs have own sets...

Both gear type & clutch type diffs have own sets of pros & cons. Noise of operation being only one of them (i'm guessing that OEMs lean to torsen more for reasons like ease of maintenance too, +some...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-04-2023, 11:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,263
Posted By churchx
This. Very often factory alignment in completely...

This. Very often factory alignment in completely new car might be really off. And passing values of still within OE acceptable range extremes make handling VERY different, potentially with handling...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-03-2023, 02:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,241
Posted By churchx
Wasn't stock 2-piece made such, so that to allow...

Wasn't stock 2-piece made such, so that to allow it to buckle in case of frontal crash impact, so that engine can be pushed under passenger compartment?
It's drawbacks .. i guess slight (but...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 01-01-2023, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,241
Posted By churchx
CF imho is very light & strong, but brittle...

CF imho is very light & strong, but brittle material, no? Where metal would bend a bit, it shatters. And rally use over rocky roads .. there might be numerous hits over this through 2 years of...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 12-10-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,143
Posted By churchx
If worn pivot was the case .. i guess, most won't...

If worn pivot was the case .. i guess, most won't see such case, simply because most might have chosen to replace both pivot & fork & TOB together (and many others have not worn excessively stock one...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-06-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,711
Posted By churchx
I wonder if pedal travel was checked/readjusted...

I wonder if pedal travel was checked/readjusted after changing out clutch fork.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-19-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,762
Posted By churchx
Still, they are marketed not "cooler door...

Still, they are marketed not "cooler door operating sound", but "improving handling" :). Sometimes i wonder, why TRD missed sales opportunity with those fuel economy enhancing magnets, throttle...
Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11-18-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By churchx
My bet is they'll be way better grip wise then...

My bet is they'll be way better grip wise then eg. winter tires used for such purpose, but grip may fall off with threadblock edges wearing down in subsequent races, even if there will still be lot...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-16-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By churchx
"full stiff in rear" reduces grip, as due less...

"full stiff in rear" reduces grip, as due less compliant suspension on that end, tire gets overloaded quicker, loosing grip by that. no wonder it "wants rotate more".

though who knows, maybe you...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 11-13-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 1,616,155
Posted By churchx
As openings, i see space around exhaust tips. ...

As openings, i see space around exhaust tips.
But imho you overestimate parachuting impact/drag. Think of how vertical spoilers on back of some cars can work, or that many airplanes don't have doors...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 11-12-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 1,616,155
Posted By churchx
200mph? I predict one may also hit max speed...

200mph? I predict one may also hit max speed limit in ecu tune, if one uses stock ecu. Wasn't there something like 235-245kmh max, even if car could have went faster? (and something like 180kmh in...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 10-04-2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By churchx
I know of this system. Often used in rally...

I know of this system. Often used in rally suspension, as it provides both adjustment, and high non-slip strength. (for example, i needed once to redo alignment after after strong hit in one big...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 10-03-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By churchx
Problem is mixing various safety systems that are...

Problem is mixing various safety systems that are intended to work as a whole.
Stock seats can give in in case of rollover, stock airbags are positioned in way that expects on impact for human...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 10-03-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,305
Posted By churchx
I'm slightly over 6' (and so were most...

I'm slightly over 6' (and so were most passengers) .. they banged head on rear window and relocated to top brake light, i (and front passenger) needed to move seats a lot to front and rise back of...
Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 10-03-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,703
Posted By churchx
Hmm .. as nowhere track was mentioned, i guess...

Hmm .. as nowhere track was mentioned, i guess it's about daily driving, and comfort may mater.
bucket seats might be "cool" looking, they also provide on way more side support .. but also are more...
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