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by lcoleman
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: TNiA Jul 27th - Road Atlanta
Replies: 9
Views: 321

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: 1315

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: 1315

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: 465

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: 329

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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: 889

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 ...
by lcoleman
Wed May 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Realotor?
Replies: 17
Views: 1011

Re: Realotor?

I just let the grass grow tall enough to hide mine. :lol:
by lcoleman
Wed May 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: True Trac diff
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: True Trac diff

I think if you spec'd a Giken or equivalent out with the proper friction material and a metric Sh!t-ton of clutches it would hold up fine. Be prepared for sticker shock on the price of their fluid, though.
by lcoleman
Tue May 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: True Trac diff
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: True Trac diff

That's a helical, which is basically like a Torsen. +1 for going clutch-type. OSGiken, Kaaz, etc.
by lcoleman
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Tire issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Tire issues

I think Kristo's issue was more that the barrel wasn't perfectly concentric with the center bore. Didn't have any trouble seating his Rivals, though. Some tires are just a pain and there's no rhyme or reason as to why.
by lcoleman
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Solo
Topic: March 3rd test and tune
Replies: 10
Views: 1023

Re: March 3rd test and tune

Is it possible to do this event with a weekend membership and not renew my SCCA yet?