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Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-23-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By rice_classic
For power, yes. For endurance racing I would...

For power, yes. For endurance racing I would think MPGs matters more. The fuel burn rate of E85 is much too high and therefore you either have to run a larger fuel cell and more fuel weight which...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-23-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5,017
Views: 1,025,796
Posted By rice_classic
Most people don't drive their car in a way that...

Most people don't drive their car in a way that put enough heat into things or have a 3" exhaust pipe right next to things either.

I addressed it in my T4 build and a cost effective way of...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-23-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By rice_classic
If there's not a specific reason play in that...

If there's not a specific reason play in that power:weight bracket - I've done enough racing (and endurance racing) over the last 17 years to advise you to try and be competitive in a bracket where...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-23-2021, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By rice_classic
Endurance racing with forced induction is...

Endurance racing with forced induction is definitely a pursuit of the well funded.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-19-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By rice_classic
When the Runoffs were at Indy in 2017 they had a...

When the Runoffs were at Indy in 2017 they had a huge turnout and T4 had one of the biggest fields ever @ 40 cars.

So far, the 2021 registration page shows 43 cars registered for T4 with 11 of...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-19-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By rice_classic
2021 SCCA Runoffs @ Indy

Creating a thread for 86 platform at the Runoffs.

Photo is the link:
https://cdn.connectsites.net/user_files/scca/site_assets/000/039/952/original.jpg...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-12-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By rice_classic
My previous race car had double A-arm front...

My previous race car had double A-arm front suspension so having roll across the front axle improved front grip because it didn't lose negative camber with roll and the roll put weight on the tire...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-12-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By rice_classic
Since Mac struts don't have a dynamic camber...

Since Mac struts don't have a dynamic camber curve, any amount of body roll works to subtract from your negative camber. If you have -2.5* of camber but get 2* of body roll across the front axle it...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-03-2021, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By rice_classic
I suppose I could just call DSS and see if this...

I suppose I could just call DSS and see if this is something they have input on.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-02-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By rice_classic
FWD failures are generally the outboard joint.

FWD failures are generally the outboard joint.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 07-02-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By rice_classic
Inner CV Joint design - why not Tripod?

I raced Hondas for a dozen or so years and most I've worked on the inner CV joint used a Tripod design which effectively never failed.

Considering how little work the rear axles on our cars do...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 06-28-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,676
Views: 307,077
Posted By rice_classic
I feel like France and Austria were reverse of...

I feel like France and Austria were reverse of each other. France is usually meh while Austria (red bull ring) is usually exciting. But I felt France was pretty exciting while the Styrian GP was a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-27-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
Posted By rice_classic
It’s not “either/or”. They can have a miata...

It’s not “either/or”. They can have a miata that’s only ICE, a trim with some type of battery assist and even a full ev option - they can easily sell 3 different miatas at the same time to satisfy...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-25-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,808
Posted By rice_classic
I cannot support this competition between truck...

I cannot support this competition between truck makers to produce the ugliest truck.

It needs to end. The Americans are still kings of ugly trucks but this is a major step forward toward...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 06-25-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,953
Posted By rice_classic
I added commentary to the Pacific Grand Prix...

I added commentary to the Pacific Grand Prix video. Some thoughts about racing, the track, the car etc. I put this in the Northwest forum but realized that several folks watching thread are not in...
Forum: Northwest 06-24-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 39,770
Posted By rice_classic
Pacific Raceways with commentary

Added some commentary to the pacific raceways race. The guy in the red 15 was with me last weekend at Portland but things got too busy to do a commentary over the video while we were down there. ...
Forum: Northwest 06-24-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 39,770
Posted By rice_classic
Most tracks are not like ORP. Itís pretty...

Most tracks are not like ORP. Itís pretty unique. Pacific Raceways and The Ridge have elevation change and some technical bits but the closest track I can think of that is par with ORPís weirdness...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 06-23-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By rice_classic
Is there an eloquent example of this somewhere? ...

Is there an eloquent example of this somewhere? I've been searching this site but can't find one.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 06-23-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By rice_classic
This has to suck for Zdan - we often START our...

This has to suck for Zdan - we often START our races with only half a tank!

Our T4 cars (Hoosier A7/R7s) can do 1 hour long sprint races at both Pacific Raceways (left handed) and Portland...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 06-23-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,953
Posted By rice_classic
You would have to undo the tS stuff to make it on...

You would have to undo the tS stuff to make it on par with a standard 2017+ car, aka decontent the performance stuff that is unique to it since the tS is not spec'd in the GCR.

This is similar...
Forum: Northwest 06-16-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 39,770
Posted By rice_classic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnNO693u6yc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnNO693u6yc
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 06-14-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,795
Posted By rice_classic
Some say.. He tells Dad jokes periodically.

Some say..

He tells Dad jokes periodically.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 06-14-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,767
Posted By rice_classic
Donut isn't as good as they used to be imho. I...

Donut isn't as good as they used to be imho. I think it's a function of them getting forced to home production due to CA Covid lockdown.

Secondly some of the content producers have got away...
Forum: Northwest 06-12-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 39,770
Posted By rice_classic
Is there any value to the folks here if I take...

Is there any value to the folks here if I take some of my footage and overlay commentary for the various tracks? I have Portland, Ridge and Pacific. The only ORP footage I have is from my CRX...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 06-11-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 987
Posted By rice_classic
Floating suggests the impact could have also...

Floating suggests the impact could have also blown the shock. The whirring noise could be wheel bearing but those are easy to check. With the car in the air, grab the wheel on each side (3 and 9...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 06-11-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By rice_classic
You can edit fan functionality in ECUTEK and the...

You can edit fan functionality in ECUTEK and the values are a combination of temperature and vehicle speed. I’m glad you solved the issue.

These cars are so interconnected between all their...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 06-03-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By rice_classic
So this is like the Theranos of Marine engines......

So this is like the Theranos of Marine engines... Hmm. Does the owner talk in an uncharacteristically deep voice?

RED FLAG!

Edit: The supposed "secret sauce" is that they figured out some...
Forum: Member's Car Journals 06-02-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,219
Posted By rice_classic
Subscribed to your channel. I admire folks...

Subscribed to your channel.

I admire folks that do good things solely because they love to.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 06-01-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,953
Posted By rice_classic
Well shenanigans - the track record wasn't...

Well shenanigans - the track record wasn't updated where I pulled it from, so my time from last year of 1:34.88 is still accurate and stands as the track record so I updated my post.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 05-31-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,953
Posted By rice_classic
SCCA Pacific Grand Prix

Edit - We did not in fact, reset the record...

The data I pulled the previous track record from was wrong, we did not reset the track record last weekend, :( but I have found our previous times...
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