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by lcoleman
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Stress on engine during autocross.
Replies: 77
Views: 2389

I voted no, because in theory you could put just as much stress on the engine on the street...however, most people aren't ballsy (stupid?) enough to push that hard on public roads. I don't think running at high RPM's or under load is what hurts the engines--they're designed to do that for extended p...
by lcoleman
Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: I'm sooo confused....
Replies: 98
Views: 2532

Honestly, it seems like a lot of these setup changes are just guesses. If I were unhappy with how my car was handling, I would "reset" everything I could in order to find out which handling "symptoms" are caused by which suspension setting. I'd go back to the stiffest front/rear bar combo you can ge...
by lcoleman
Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: them thar mountains
Replies: 186
Views: 6643

"or follow 3 feet off my bumper" ...and everytime you got goin a lil too fast I got nervous, backed off, and flashed my lights :lol: didnt wana make ya wreck. Meh, I wasn't really worried--the tires generally only make noise whne they're about to break loose...pretty useful, compared to the craptas...
by lcoleman
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: them thar mountains
Replies: 186
Views: 6643

+1, I got to try out my new tires and brakes today. Minimal traffic, zero police presence...nice day to push a little harder than normal and really have some fun. I got James' semi-approval because my car is now "fun to chase[or follow 3 feet off my bumper]", lol. :roll:
by lcoleman
Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: I'm sooo confused....
Replies: 98
Views: 2532

Well, a 335f/450r spring rate is a .7444 front/rear spring rate ratio, and a 500f/550r combo is a .909091 ratio...it's possible that could be part of your problem. This assumes, of course, that these springs are designed specifically for your car, with that being close to the ideal ratio...if memory...
by lcoleman
Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: I'm sooo confused....
Replies: 98
Views: 2532

What diameter sways do you have, and what diameters are available? Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but if you haven't already, I'd get the stiffest front and rear I possibly could and back either front or rear rate down from there...more roll stiffness isn't going to hurt a car than already lif...
by lcoleman
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: SCCA Classifieds
Topic: FS: Random Computer Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 339

What kind of price are you looking for on the HD?
by lcoleman
Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Exhaust recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 723

John, can you fit a glasspack after all the bends in the piping, right at the bumper? That's how my exhaust is setup, and it's not too loud (dunno if you listened yesterday--but you probably wouldn't have been able to hear it anyway :lol: ). I'd probably keep the stock piping after the cat as well, ...
by lcoleman
Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Wanna play in DSP next year?
Replies: 49
Views: 1578

ke0ki2k wrote:R-compounds are way more fun though, if I had an STS car i'd be runnin DSP with John next year.
*cough* Wonder who that's directed at? :lol:

4 Kosei K1s with 225/45 A6s are 1700 at Tire Rack.
:(
by lcoleman
Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Hey Trey
Replies: 23
Views: 1447

Wait, I missed Tool? :cry:
by lcoleman
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: Points are posted
Replies: 168
Views: 6640

I may be out there, havent made it to one in a while.
by lcoleman
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: BMW Ultimate Drive: August 13 at Grayson BMW
Replies: 39
Views: 1741

Cast iron blocks ftw!

However, I do think this little demon will be pretty cool once it's finished. :twisted:
by lcoleman
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: SCCA General Discussion
Topic: BMW Ultimate Drive: August 13 at Grayson BMW
Replies: 39
Views: 1741

01badz28 wrote::(

Have to be 30 or older to drive an M3. I guess 250lb of torque is too much for us whipper snappers.
:(

You still have the best M3 ever made, though. 8)