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Forum: Wheels | Tires | Spacers | Hub -- Sponsored by The Tire Rack Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By strat61caster
What's your tire experience? I picked these up a...

What's your tire experience? I picked these up a few weeks back, few thousand miles on em so far.

Sidewalls are soft, probably the softest I've put on the car, I actually firmed up the dampers a...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 247,041
Posted By strat61caster
Europe doesn't really do soft barriers for some...

Europe doesn't really do soft barriers for some reason. My guess is a lot of tracks don't have a ton of space to implement them and they compensate by having more course workers and paramedics...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-29-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,360
Views: 247,041
Posted By strat61caster
Doubt he'll retire as a driver, might take a year...

Doubt he'll retire as a driver, might take a year off though, kids are elementary school age iirc. Bet he goes WEC racing or maybe Formula E.

imho a really underrated driver trapped in a POS car...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-28-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 30,172
Posted By strat61caster
First drag starts 4 minutes in, nothing...

First drag starts 4 minutes in, nothing unexpected against a ctr in the wet, Yaris gets a good launch because awd but the civic pulls harder at higher speeds with a power advantage.

Saved you...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-27-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By strat61caster
Disagree that loose springs at full droop...

Disagree that loose springs at full droop (totally irrelevant when the car is on the ground) OR the spring ID being larger than the perch will do anything at all for the noise. Once you're on the...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-25-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,355
Posted By strat61caster
ARP sells OE length, +0.2" and +0.75" length...

ARP sells OE length, +0.2" and +0.75" length studs. Sounds like the 0.2" longer ones would be a good fit for you. Make sure the lugs aren't bottoming out, might want to consider aftermarket lugs...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-24-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,355
Posted By strat61caster
You only need 5mm spacers to clear at -4 so you...

You only need 5mm spacers to clear at -4 so you can get away with the shorter extended studs rather then the super long ones.
But having 10mm spacers also available for tuning is worth the extra...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-24-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 26,355
Posted By strat61caster
Assuming you're not using 90mm springs the +45s...

Assuming you're not using 90mm springs the +45s only rub at full lock, no issue if you're aware when parking the car.

I have the trs and rpf1s in +45 and recently did an event with no spacer and...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-23-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,499
Posted By strat61caster
Toyota.com currently features a big banner...

Toyota.com currently features a big banner advertising "Toyotathon" so par for the course imho.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-23-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 611
Posted By strat61caster
You just made me realize that an adjustable rear...

You just made me realize that an adjustable rear wing could be moved to a lower drag config for the drive home because mpg because I'm driving this car Monday morning too...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-23-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,499
Posted By strat61caster
I had a coworker with one. I also notice...

I had a coworker with one.

I also notice them a lot because as they merge onto the freeway the driver understandably stands on the throttle pedal it spits a bunch of wastewater out the tailpipe ...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-23-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By strat61caster
It's been 7 years since you joined the forum and...

It's been 7 years since you joined the forum and those cars predecessors have been available for the entire time (ND for almost five years now) and you still bought none of them.

:iono:
Forum: Engine Swaps 11-21-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,027
Posted By strat61caster
Just supercharge the old engine. Unless you...

Just supercharge the old engine.

Unless you value your labor at like $2/hour then go for it I guess.

Will be curious to see how the new engine takes boost at 13.5:1 CR.

And you don't have to...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-19-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 30,172
Posted By strat61caster
*want intensifies*

*want intensifies*
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-19-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By strat61caster
ABS goes to single channel mode so it doesn't...

ABS goes to single channel mode so it doesn't brake each wheel based on it's individual slippage any more. For example, you trail brake a little too hard into a corner with 4 channel ABS it will...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-18-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 30,172
Posted By strat61caster
The CTR is built in England, no import taxes. ...

The CTR is built in England, no import taxes.

VAT and emissions taxes would be the big differentiator between US and UK pricings, along with all the other wibbly wobbly things that make...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-18-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By strat61caster
Vaguely yes. Right now the 86 gets classed with...

Vaguely yes. Right now the 86 gets classed with other light-ish RWD/FWD low horsepower coupes like the RX8 and Civic Si, sometimes the NC Miata, E36/E46 non-M BMW's, etc. It really depends on the...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 11-18-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 48,489
Posted By strat61caster
Shit now I have to get one.

Shit now I have to get one.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-17-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 30,172
Posted By strat61caster
When I click on that link I get 2 CTR's both...

When I click on that link I get 2 CTR's both priced $10k over sticker.

:iono:
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-17-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 70,539
Posted By strat61caster
After being away, as I entered Santa Clara county...

After being away, as I entered Santa Clara county my phone went off with an alert about how scc is going purple and shutting down tomorrow.

:iono:

Shit sucks yo, wearing a mask ain't hard.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-11-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 30,172
Posted By strat61caster
Today's Corolla is the size of an Accord 10 years...

Today's Corolla is the size of an Accord 10 years ago, which has been a 'mid-sized' car for ~30 years. It's fine for what it is but imho it's not a 'compact' car.

For me it's not the size, it's...
Forum: Suspension | Chassis | Brakes -- Sponsored by 949 Racing 11-11-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By strat61caster
Check the rear springs for shipping spacers.

Check the rear springs for shipping spacers.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-10-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By strat61caster
86league you can do the 3s/5s (same thing,...

86league you can do the 3s/5s (same thing, people just get impatient and it feels like 20s) at speed in the older cars. The two yellow lights are the indicator that you're in the 'tc off' mode.
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-10-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By strat61caster
I though EBD was still active on the new cars...

I though EBD was still active on the new cars with the 5s press?

I mean, it's a good thing imho, helps trail brake way more effectively without risking a lockup or dropping the brake pressure to...
Forum: Tracking / Autocross / HPDE / Drifting 11-10-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 473
Posted By strat61caster
You will feel ABS working while you're pressing...

You will feel ABS working while you're pressing the brake pedal, the pedal will pulse. It's hard to not notice it or mistake it for something else.

Tonight go find a safe, clear, empty road, get...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-06-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 30,172
Posted By strat61caster
I don't think you read the above. That would...

I don't think you read the above. That would completely kill what's great about the gr Yaris.

Look at the focus st vs the fiesta st, over and over again the fiesta was declared the more fun car.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-05-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 990
Posted By strat61caster
Whoa no politics in here please.

Whoa no politics in here please.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-05-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 990
Posted By strat61caster
Single line no Double line who cares

Single line no
Double line who cares
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-04-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 73,956
Views: 5,855,448
Posted By strat61caster
I think you're projecting bro, we're talking...

I think you're projecting bro, we're talking about contract employment law, not political whinging about who's team we're on.
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-04-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 73,956
Views: 5,855,448
Posted By strat61caster
Dude, 22 not passing doesn't fuck up contract...

Dude, 22 not passing doesn't fuck up contract workers, your buddy and wife bought into the propaganda. Here's what they were overturning:

https://ballotpedia.org/California_Assembly_Bill_5_(2019)...
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