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by lcoleman
Wed May 23, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: e92 M3 / 6th Gen Mustang Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 3816

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: 46
Views: 3816

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: 1819

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: 1187

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: 1187

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: 1838

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: 1559

Re: March 3rd test and tune

Is it possible to do this event with a weekend membership and not renew my SCCA yet?
by lcoleman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: SCCA Classifieds
Topic: Tires. Sway bars, springs for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Tires. Sway bars, springs for sale

Will you sell just two of the 285/35/19s?
by lcoleman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: Annual tech sticker
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Annual tech sticker

Yes to ETR membership. It is also preferred that you have permanent/magnetic/not-painters-tape numbers.
by lcoleman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Veloce Has Closed.
Replies: 22
Views: 3086

Re: Veloce Has Closed.

nothing is more agitating than gettin in a slow ass car..while err body else blisters yo azz.... happens err time at karting. This. The inconsistency between karts (probably battery charge level and tire condition more than anything) made it pretty pointless to try to have any meaningful competitio...
by lcoleman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Solo
Topic: 2018 Tech Crew
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: 2018 Tech Crew

I would be glad to help if needed/wanted, but I don't plan to attend many events this year.
by lcoleman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Power Brake Bleeder Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2209

Re: Power Brake Bleeder Question

Oh man, 20psi is pretty extreme. I usually do 10-15. Stay under 10 on an older car....ask me how I know.
by lcoleman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Power Brake Bleeder Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2209

Re: Power Brake Bleeder Question

Motive is OK. In a professional environment, I'm told they last about a year. I think maybe less for a casual user, as I suspect the seals degrade if they sit with brake fluid in them. Functionally, they work fine. I also hear that if you run them dry, just oiling the piston and relieving pressure t...
by lcoleman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Best s2000 specialists??
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: Best s2000 specialists??

Roddy Mitchell or JT Grail would probably be my choice, especially if anything is performance- or modification-related. Dennis Hall is good for "normal" work. And of course, I have to mention EAG but I'm a little biased. :)
by lcoleman
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Howdy! and an aftermarket upgrade installation question?
Replies: 13
Views: 1418

Re: Howdy! and an aftermarket upgrade installation question?

Shameless plug -- I work at European Auto Garage and would be happy to do the alignment. I like to think of myself as pretty open-minded, lol.