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Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By strat61caster
17x9's on stock struts will limit your camber...

17x9's on stock struts will limit your camber options, 8's and 225's will be cheaper and more camber via a pair of bolts to make those tires last longer, if you're just having fun and don't care...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting Yesterday, 04:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
14.10.O was added this year (proposed in July...

14.10.O was added this year (proposed in July 2020 Fastrack, implemented for '21 ruleset)

The clutch disk and pressure plate may be modified or replaced

Annoyingly vague, intention is for it to...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting Yesterday, 04:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 415
Posted By strat61caster
My how we forget the knocking tune and DI seal...

My how we forget the knocking tune and DI seal failure on the '13 cars... But 06/13 is well past the updated tune date so, two birds.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 01-21-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By strat61caster
google so complicated ...

google so complicated

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ice-caps-melt-gore-2014/
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 01-21-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 74,878
Views: 6,111,506
Posted By strat61caster
reading is hard ...

reading is hard

https://media1.tenor.com/images/37b0c23bbfb6b00f9f2e8c21cbc77fa5/tenor.gif?itemid=7494310
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 01-20-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 74,878
Views: 6,111,506
Posted By strat61caster
That post is probably about 1/3 of what it was...

That post is probably about 1/3 of what it was before lunch...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 01-20-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 696
Views: 13,552
Posted By strat61caster
You're not accounting for the tens of thousands...

You're not accounting for the tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt combined with 4-8+ years of lost earning potential while accruing debt to become a doctor, nurse, teacher,...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 01-20-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11,302
Views: 1,799,456
Posted By strat61caster
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo_pornography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzo_pornography
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 01-20-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 74,878
Views: 6,111,506
Posted By strat61caster
The argument I've heard is that legislation...

The argument I've heard is that legislation mandating that new housing be built to ever increasing standards, sustainable materials, environmental impact reports, minimum allowable sunlight etc. is...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-15-2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
No, they are not. Swap the toe arm back to...

No, they are not.

Swap the toe arm back to factory, a year or two ago a letter was written and it was clarified in a fastrack that you are only allowed to modify one arm of a multi-link...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-14-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
The way I read 14.10.F I disagree with monkey,...

The way I read 14.10.F I disagree with monkey, the ecu tuning is unrestricted, you can have whatever maps you want on the ecu.

It's a non issue imho because
A. Scca can't police ecu maps...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-13-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
14.10.F "Only sensors equipped from the...

14.10.F
"Only sensors equipped from the manufacturer may be used for engine management."

edit: I agree that irl having the sensors and running pump gas wouldn't have my panties in a twist, but by...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-13-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 36,457
Posted By strat61caster
Top Gear hot hatch rundown ...

Top Gear hot hatch rundown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM0iIe08ea4


[spoiler; yaris is the best]
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-12-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
Flex fuel, e85

Flex fuel, e85
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-11-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
Short tube EL header like Tomei is least...

Short tube EL header like Tomei is least preferred. UEL gives better gains down low and a good tune (there's some remote tuners who will work with you with OFT) will match the upper end gains...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-08-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
Only if the FSM lists it as a replacement on the...

Only if the FSM lists it as a replacement on the particular MY car/trim. Extremely unlikely to ever happen for the first gen car.

You could use it as an 'aftermarket'/modified arm with an...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-08-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
It's been there since at least 2012. ...

It's been there since at least 2012.

http://www.fwscca.com/files/SoloDocuments/2012_Solo_Rules_May.pdf

14.8.I.5 Changes in suspension geometry are not allowed except as incidental to the...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 01-07-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 74,878
Views: 6,111,506
Posted By strat61caster
:popcorn: Fwiw I think I've made like three...

:popcorn:

Fwiw I think I've made like three reports on this site over 8 years so...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-07-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
Re read 14.8.H.6 Changes in suspension...

Re read 14.8.H.6

Changes in suspension geometry are not allowed except as incidental to the effective arm length change.

Edit: the spc actually has a bigger effect on suspension geometry since...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-06-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 36,457
Posted By strat61caster
Oh, I thought that was a mechanical reliability...

Oh, I thought that was a mechanical reliability challenge. But I suppose you're correct.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-06-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 36,457
Posted By strat61caster
Have you not heard of Spec Miata? Spec Fit? ...

Have you not heard of Spec Miata? Spec Fit? B-Spec? Spec E30? Spec RX7?

Most people race a car that makes <150 whp.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-05-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,534
Posted By strat61caster
Aside from a little extra steering effort I never...

Aside from a little extra steering effort I never noticed a useful difference playing with the raceseng cascam plates (goes from oe -6 to -7 iirc). Getting up to -4 camber is more important imho,...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-04-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By strat61caster
I'd ride out the OE's a few months and save up...

I'd ride out the OE's a few months and save up for the Bilstein B6 or Koni Yellow.
At 105k miles the cheap replacements will likely be an improvement but you'll be back to square one in a few years...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 01-04-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,472
Posted By strat61caster
Yes. Bilstein is going to be your longest...

Yes.

Bilstein is going to be your longest life option, 100k street miles is pretty typical, iirc you certainly see them degrade before that (might've been spec miata guys getting rebuilds every...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 01-02-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By strat61caster
I'd shoot myself with that much understeer...

I'd shoot myself with that much understeer putting the new tires on the back.

If you're wearing out fronts quicker then rears then rotate and use up the set you've got imho, check them after every...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-31-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,472
Posted By strat61caster
Bilstein B14/B16 KW V1/V3 Ohlins R&T ...

Bilstein B14/B16
KW V1/V3
Ohlins R&T

European road certified coilovers. Don't get anything with stiffer springs then you need, good damping will cover stiffer springs in the ride quality...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-30-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By strat61caster
The purpose is clear, the skinning of said...

The purpose is clear, the skinning of said porpoise is odd to some traditions.
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-30-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By strat61caster
That's not what he's going after. It's...

That's not what he's going after.

It's common to attach the swaybar to a piece of the suspension that isn't involved in steering. Attaching to a control arm/wishbone is pretty common and then you...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-30-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 36,457
Posted By strat61caster
+1 biggest car secret is that Toyotas are a hoot...

+1 biggest car secret is that Toyotas are a hoot when driven at 10/10ths. With Hondas it's a little expected, but I've gotten the chance to play with a recentish Yaris, Corolla and Camry, get over...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 12-30-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By strat61caster
You wouldn't be able to bolt up the end links if...

You wouldn't be able to bolt up the end links if the struts were on the wrong side. The steering is just turned to the right instead of straight ahead.
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