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by lcoleman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: 2019 Season Changes
Replies: 55
Views: 1893

Re: 2019 Season Changes

It's still a strut design, but there is a lower control arm as well as a front tension strut. The clunk when you stab or slap the brake pedal is the wheels moving backwards until what's left of the bushing compresses. It's much more pronounced when they're really neglected (you can see it if someone...
by lcoleman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: 2019 Season Changes
Replies: 55
Views: 1893

Re: 2019 Season Changes

You can tell if they're really bad because the fluid will be leaking out. Otherwise, it's a feel thing. I repeatedly jab the brakes at ~20-30mph to confirm.
by lcoleman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: C & C today
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: C & C today

Didn't see this--but I'm always there. Good to see Mark and Mike today. More ETR people should come out!
by lcoleman
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: What adjustment do you make?
Replies: 30
Views: 890

Re: What adjustment do you make?

LOL @ sway bar bushings binding. Chasing ghosts, there.
by lcoleman
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: What adjustment do you make?
Replies: 30
Views: 890

Re: What adjustment do you make?

Toe out up front, more pressure in the rear, more brake bias (via bite-y pads) in the rear, spray the fronts and not the rears. Chuck it in there, loose is fast.
by lcoleman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: TNiA Jul 27th - Road Atlanta
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: TNiA Jul 27th - Road Atlanta

Man, I wish they did more TNiA on a Friday....that's really cool. Radiohead that Wednesday before and AMP the week after, so no way I can do this one. RA is cool, though, especially for that price. Highly recommended. :D
by lcoleman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: New Wheel Reconmendations
Replies: 53
Views: 2480

Re: New Wheel Reconmendations

"Nah man, we'll let UPS eat that loss."
by lcoleman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: New Wheel Reconmendations
Replies: 53
Views: 2480

Re: New Wheel Reconmendations

I would bet that they got bent during shipping. Speaking for Kristo's wheels-- No way. There was no sign of any shipping damage whatsoever, on the wheel or the boxes, and that thing was as out-of-round I've ever seen a brand-new wheel be. A wheel doesn't do that if a box gets dropped, anyway. One o...
by lcoleman
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Take my sled to Ted?
Replies: 15
Views: 873

Re: Take my sled to Ted?

Friendly remember to do the mechanic a solid and take it to them with as little gas in it as possible.
by lcoleman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: Race seats in Street class
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Race seats in Street class

While I use a harness bar and 4pt harness, I'd never argue that either/or are safe or effective, especially as a safety measure, at the minimum at an autocross or especially at a track day.
by lcoleman
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions

Nice. N54?
by lcoleman
Fri May 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions

Make sure your shop uses BE bearings if it comes to that. No point going back with stock if you're that far in.
by lcoleman
Thu May 24, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions

John Brown wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 2:19 pm
btw.. I got a V-10 Audi in the shop currently. I bet that guy was sick after that purchase.. I was amazed at the lack of quality..and performance
Welcome to VAG products, enjoy your stay.

Ryan, have you considered the new Q50/Q60 with the 3.0TT engine? Those things are sweeeeeet.
by lcoleman
Wed May 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions

It's even worse. Run away.

Fwiw, my pick would be a 6spd e90 328i, but I don't mind having <300hp.

DCT seems reliable if you keep up with fluid changes, every 50k I think. I still prefer 6spds, though. SMG is terrible....drives like your girlfriend who lied and said she knew how to drive stick.
by lcoleman
Tue May 22, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions
Replies: 37
Views: 2075

Re: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions

The s65 rod bearings should be done every 80k unless you REALLY like pain. Otherwise, the cars are pretty solid and a lot of fun. I'd probably steer you towards an LCI e90 335. The n55 seems a lot more solid than the n54, but there are still the typical "German" issues to consider. You really can't ...