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Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing Yesterday, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By strat61caster
I was pretty disappointed in the ohlins cars I...

I was pretty disappointed in the ohlins cars I rode in, very stiff despite their blowoff valve tech. The twin tube KWs have great road manners once you get the ride heights and damper settings right,...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 05-26-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,305
Posted By strat61caster
SSC keeps the catalytic converters in the car....

SSC keeps the catalytic converters in the car. They donít sound bad with minimal mufflers and cats, pulling one cat out for ST* is a big leap in noise, basically removing the cats or the mufflers...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 05-25-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,305
Posted By strat61caster
Iíve got the single exit ultra quiet track pipe...

Iíve got the single exit ultra quiet track pipe with header and stock midpipe and Iím pretty happy with it. I didnít like it at first but turns out it was mostly header rub lol. :iono:
...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 05-25-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By strat61caster
D-Street OEM size wheels, 200tw tires, oem...

D-Street

OEM size wheels, 200tw tires, oem crash bolts, alignment, maybe a front bar and some koni yellows, done. If you want to blow an extra $2k go for MCS dampers.

Btw, a competitive...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 05-19-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 132,934
Posted By strat61caster
Yup, go hop in a championship winning stx car and...

Yup, go hop in a championship winning stx car and you’ll probably still be 5+ seconds off the pace.

But the car is bought so enjoy it. Wear out the falkens and then move up to a 200tw tire. Find...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 05-19-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By strat61caster
Agree something sounds weird. I rub at full lock...

Agree something sounds weird. I rub at full lock with 245/40/17 on 17x9+45 on the inner fender liners and tie rod but nowhere else, adding a 5 mm spacer to +40 solves it completely.

-4 ish...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 04-29-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By strat61caster
400/400 is pretty popular, starting rates on the...

400/400 is pretty popular, starting rates on the RCE T2, I’ve driven as split as far as 300/500
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-29-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,287
Posted By strat61caster
No argument, the racecapture app is terrible. ...

No argument, the racecapture app is terrible. I'm sure some people have figured it out, I ain't got time for that.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 04-29-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By strat61caster
The way the suspensions are designed on a Miata...

The way the suspensions are designed on a Miata vs 86 those 600/500 springs on your Miata are effectively softer then a 500/500 setup on an 86.
...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-28-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,287
Posted By strat61caster
Use the race capture with solostorm or circuit...

Use the race capture with solostorm or circuit storm. A+ accessible data analysis instantly after your laps.

Edit: oops, didn’t see the user name, you clearly know this already and have your...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-27-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,361
Posted By strat61caster
Not sure how you can get under $100 without being...

Not sure how you can get under $100 without being extremely creative with your accounting.

If you use small tires that aren’t fast I could see your tire expenses being <$100/day, but you’ll burn...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-25-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,287
Posted By strat61caster
There's not really a middle ground, you either...

There's not really a middle ground, you either spend <$100 and it's a little janky or you jump up to >$200 to SoloStorm or AIM.

Lots to be gained in getting autox data if you want to be...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-19-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By strat61caster
racecar parts make racecar noises, there's a...

racecar parts make racecar noises, there's a reason OEM has a bunch of non-metallic poly bushing material. I switched to SPC/Whiteline steel rear control arms, they squish down on the endlinks and...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 04-17-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By strat61caster
I’ve adjusted myself, yes toe changes, do some...

I’ve adjusted myself, yes toe changes, do some measurements and see how big of an impact it is, toe plates can get you back to where you want for cheap.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-16-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,305
Posted By strat61caster
I found that doing it in the air was spot on to...

I found that doing it in the air was spot on to doing it on level ground so now I take the shortcut. I used blocks/pads to corner weight for the extra space to check at first.

Ymmv, this sport...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-11-2022, 02:03 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,080
Posted By strat61caster
Um, that’s one way to put words in my mouth I...

Um, that’s one way to put words in my mouth I suppose.

I average about one-two instances per year where I need something larger then a 86/sedan/hatch this includes moving house several times over...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-03-2022, 02:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,305
Posted By strat61caster
Oem or oem equivalent only is how I read the...

Oem or oem equivalent only is how I read the rules. Given their marketing material the IP definitely brand themselves as a better design.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-03-2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,080
Posted By strat61caster
Murica

Murica
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-02-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,842
Posted By strat61caster
#hoosierproblems

#hoosierproblems
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-02-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,080
Posted By strat61caster
Corolla seats five has a hatch :iono:

Corolla seats five has a hatch :iono:
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 04-02-2022, 02:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,842
Posted By strat61caster
This chassis is designed around square pads,...

This chassis is designed around square pads, staggered will cause the ebd to work overtime. Xp10s are my first track pad, I wouldn’t bother with r8 unless you know you’re light on brakes.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-01-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,080
Posted By strat61caster
Corolla > Suburban

Corolla > Suburban
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-01-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By strat61caster
Why are wrx sales so awful?

Why are wrx sales so awful?
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-01-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,080
Posted By strat61caster
Try a Corolla, easier then all 4 you listed. ...

Try a Corolla, easier then all 4 you listed.
:iono:
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-31-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,080
Posted By strat61caster
lol 3,200 lbs, the Yaris picked up >400# with...

lol 3,200 lbs, the Yaris picked up >400# with this powertrain, the Corolla hatch is already ~3,100# with a MT, if it's under 3,400# with 300hp I think they did very very well, really does replace the...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 03-30-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By strat61caster
I never had an issue doing the bedding in during...

I never had an issue doing the bedding in during the first session on my XP10's. Just did my laps kinda normal-ish at 8/10ths making sure to get full braking power and heat into the system, plus ~2...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 03-29-2022, 01:19 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 8,080
Posted By strat61caster
Toyota surprised me with the fa24, I never...

Toyota surprised me with the fa24, I never thought it would happen due to taxes laws based on displacement.

If they give this thing 300hp so it’s power/weight lands between the CTR and old STI,...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 03-28-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,305
Posted By strat61caster
Suspension geometry doesn't seem to really factor...

Suspension geometry doesn't seem to really factor in as much as travel and bump stop usage does. You run out of travel on most setups I've played with and researched, well before you get into wonky...
Forum: Issues | Warranty | Recalls / TSB 03-27-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By strat61caster
Omg lifesaver. Thought I had ducked up my...

Omg lifesaver. Thought I had ducked up my injectors, rough running, misfires, wouldn’t hold idle. Ecu wasn’t grounded, bolted it down, problems gone.

Facepalm.jpg
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 03-27-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,305
Posted By strat61caster
I’m at the low end of 949s suggested ride heights...

I’m at the low end of 949s suggested ride heights last I checked, 7mm of rake, maybe less, haven’t checked in a few months.


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