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Old 04-29-2015, 05:26 PM
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yes and no

i want to run few event more to get to know my car and setup a little bit better
possibly modify it a little more(swaybars, camber kit, better tires)

but i really want to pick up Miata(Miata Is Always The Answer) or S2000 but they are way to expensive unless i can get a wrecked one and fix it.
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yes and no

i want to run few event more to get to know my car and setup a little bit better
possibly modify it a little more(swaybars, camber kit, better tires)

but i really want to pick up Miata(Miata Is Always The Answer) or S2000 but they are way to expensive unless i can get a wrecked one and fix it.
I happen to know someone selling a fully race prepped miata...with a pedigree, too.
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yes and no

i want to run few event more to get to know my car and setup a little bit better
possibly modify it a little more(swaybars, camber kit, better tires)

but i really want to pick up Miata(Miata Is Always The Answer) or S2000 but they are way to expensive unless i can get a wrecked one and fix it.
rumors of the new S2K are in...am sure their prices will drop as soon as they announce a US Version
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So i got back from Track Night event at NJMP

What is Track Night?

You got a car, right? Wanna have fun with it on a real race circuit? Then SCCA Track Night in America is for you.

Track Night in America driven by Tire Rack with partial support from the FIA Sport Grant Programme is “The Fastest Way to Get on Track” for any automotive enthusiast. No previous on-track experience needed. Only things required are a street car in good condition, a driver’s license and a helmet. It is a good idea to also bring a desire to have some fun and hang out for the evening with others that share your passion for cars or driving.

From complete novice to advanced driver, Track Night in America is a fantastic way to spice up a boring weekday with an hour of on-track excitement for every participant. And guidance from professional SCCA instructors is provided for those exploring track driving for the very first time. Spectators and those wishing to simply show off “cherry” rides during festivities are welcome free of charge.

Start on our “Ways to Play” page. New to this? The Novice Experience is just right for you. Know your way around? Check out the Fast Pass program. Are you SCCA through and through? Run/Work might be a great place for you to play. Poke around, see what’s what, and remember, if you have questions you can always ask Jack.
So i started first session in Novice class but then i was move up to Intermediate, less traffic faster pace, more fun. Best $150 i have ever spent

i got some video from a go pro that i borrowed for event and unfortunately audio setup wasnt right so RIP headphone users.

I absolutely pushed the car to the limits which was the brakes and front tires loosing a grip from overheating which was caused by slight understeer from my staggered setup but im working on fixing that

well videos i got 3 of them it was a blast i definately recommend to everybody that wants to do this sort of thing


second run up until 6:45 when my go pro mount got loose

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Old 05-17-2015, 03:48 PM
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Nice pics and videos dude...certainly looks like a ton of fun!
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Freaking noobs in the miata and GT-R.. get out of the way!
They couldn't find the line if it was painted down their forehead.
Great vids Street! You're tearing it up out there. You're going to need new BF, Rotors and Tires soon if you keep having that much fun.
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:55 PM
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What's BF?

Well i had some problems with understeer with staggered CTSV wheels but i stiffened rear koni's and there is an improvement but not enough for me... im looking into rear swaybar more front camber and 10mm spacers, proper performance alignment would help too. Tires took the beating especially front left, i was pushing it pretty hard and ran out of brakes at the end of the straight and i was forced to to let the traffic by especially angry guy in silver Corvette.

i have extra 17" wheels that i wanted to use for winter setup 17x8 but i think it would serve ok for track just wish it was wider or i may sell them and buy another one 18x9 since the widest tire in 17" is 255

on the other hand i spoke to the guy at Cars and Coffee in Long Island this past sunday, he's trying to sell his old almost finished spec '95 miata for like $4000, it needs roll cage and new tires, it is tempting because i really like that fun and i want to do this more often. Miata is great fun car but its so damn slow.

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Brake Fluid.
Great vids.
I haven't watched yet...but I trust Majofo's impression.
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ohh brake fluid lol
i use MOTUL RBF600 just changed it in the morning before going out to the track.
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You will need a new boyfriend, obviously. Duh.
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You will need a new boyfriend, obviously. Duh.
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I'm available. Just don't tell my wife.
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im looking for new wheels 18x9 square 5x120 lightweight

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didn't you just put on the cts-v wheels.
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:24 AM
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didn't you just put on the cts-v wheels.
Yes and I will keep them. New wheels for separate track setup or I will check if I can run square 4 rears wheels
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yeah cars react differently to staggered setup...in talks with Morgan and Meko recently, both of them mentioned the FRS/BRZ handles like poop when you put a staggered setup on there...

do you think you will need tires wider than 255? some nice pilot sport cups in 255 will be plenty? no? (curios here and not challenging ya, wanted to make it clear before the wrong conclusion gets drawn)...

The 17" setup will be lighter and considerably cheaper, so if 255 wide tires works, I would stick with a square 17" setup
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All my track friends who run E92 M3/S2K/FRS/BRZ go with the square set up. Assuming it's for more balanced handling and minimizing the understeer.
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yeah cars react differently to staggered setup...in talks with Morgan and Meko recently, both of them mentioned the FRS/BRZ handles like poop when you put a staggered setup on there...

do you think you will need tires wider than 255? some nice pilot sport cups in 255 will be plenty? no? (curios here and not challenging ya, wanted to make it clear before the wrong conclusion gets drawn)...

The 17" setup will be lighter and considerably cheaper, so if 255 wide tires works, I would stick with a square 17" setup
On my first Auto X i had massive understeer, well then i found some good stuff
from friends and internet how to fix it what to do to make it handle a little better.

this is good read for any auto crosser who wants to be more competetive
Autocross to Win (DGs Autocross Secrets) - The Driver

then i start looking at my options my problem was that the tire rolling over the rim was pretty bad, i did raise the pressure up front to stiffen the side wall of the tire and stiffened up rear koni shocks to help the understeer(thats the easiest adjustment you can do without spending any extra money), that helped but im thinking more camber and 15mm spacers up front, rear swaybar. It's alot to fun to drive a car but also to prepare the car and see that what you did made a difference

this is interesting too

Massive List of Solutions to Understeer/Oversteer | The Smoking Tire
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:07 PM
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great links...will try to get the read in tonight
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yesterday i wasn't sure if i should go there or not well i did go and this is how it looked in the AM

again AutoX in wet TCS off and i span out :P


Semi DRY


there is more videos on my youtube channel i did total of 8 run i recorded 7 plus i was sharing my car with a friend

it was fun
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great vids dude...that spin out was awesome ahaha, the good part was it didnt seem like you knocked any cones off hahaha

and in the second video, the bimmer sounded horrid
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pulling the spinorama mid course...showoff
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ohh btw totally forgot to mention, I read those 2 links you gave and adjusted my tire pressure and suspension and woah, the car handles a ton better
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I would change your brake fluid after each session.
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I would change your brake fluid after each session.
That would be overkill... Autocross is not nearly as hard on the brakes as track day. I would say bleed it before you come and that should be plenty enough.

They say that stepping up with autocross tires shaves like 3 seconds of your run. That would put me in between pretty competitive cars. what's killing me is my class or should I say a PAX for the class. I have to 've in STU or CAM C because I have lowering springs... There was guy in Camaro SS stock everything but 305/30/20 tires all around. Running almost 4 seconds faster than me... And he was in FS class which is stock...
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I would change your brake fluid after each session.
Nooooo super overkill!

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That would be overkill... Autocross is not nearly as hard on the brakes as track day. I would say bleed it before you come and that should be plenty enough.

They say that stepping up with autocross tires shaves like 3 seconds of your run. That would put me in between pretty competitive cars. what's killing me is my class or should I say a PAX for the class. I have to 've in STU or CAM C because I have lowering springs... There was guy in Camaro SS stock everything but 305/30/20 tires all around. Running almost 4 seconds faster than me... And he was in FS class which is stock...
305/30/20 Jeez. haha Those must cost so much.

The videos look fun!
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ohh btw totally forgot to mention, I read those 2 links you gave and adjusted my tire pressure and suspension and woah, the car handles a ton better
funniest thing is that this whole AutoX thing changed my thinking into totally different direction... suspension/tire/grip first before engine mods

i could not believe how much different my car handled this time, what i did is i soften a front a little bit and stiffened the rear i also changed the tire pressures from running 40psi all around to 41psi front and 36psi rear that changed the balance completely and made the car easier to rotate. i had so much fun and no im seriously thinking about getting some beater...
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funniest thing is that this whole AutoX thing changed my thinking into totally different direction... suspension/tire/grip first before engine mods

i could not believe how much different my car handled this time, what i did is i soften a front a little bit and stiffened the rear i also changed the tire pressures from running 40psi all around to 41psi front and 36psi rear that changed the balance completely and made the car easier to rotate. i had so much fun and no im seriously thinking about getting some beater...
Yep! That's exactly how my thinking changed after my first track day. The mods that actually make the most difference is the tires/wheels/suspension set up. It's amazing how faster you can drive with the changes. It's much less riskier as well. Playing with the tire pressure is so fun at the track! My car is so much faster than FRS/BRZs with +$4K engine mods.. haha
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well just for AutoX am not sure I would get a beater...now if you dedicate the car to the track, a beater might not be a bad idea

but yeah, for my FWD and nose heavy TL,

I made the rear stiffer (preloaded it a bit more), dampened (26 out of 32) it more....the front was preloaded a bit less and softened up (18 out of 32)...the front PSI is at 33 and the rear is at 37...and holy WOW...I thought my car handled well before but WOW...

I signed up for an AutoX event which is around the end of the month! Lets see how that goes
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GTR V SPEC Midnight Opal Black paint job, i was supposed to pick it up saturday but car still needs to be detailed and rear bumper needs to be redone but i saw it and i am still picking up my jaw off the floor

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can mod update the title with new paint job ?
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thats a pretty sick paint job, damn. what did that run ya?
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Freaking awesome.. Great choice!
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Gorgeous color!
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thats a pretty sick paint job, damn. what did that run yar insurance?
not polite to ask a woman her weight!

plus, fify.

Looks fucking awesome...I love the different colors in different lighting.
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^ lol, why would it go through in insurance tho? was it in a accident?

I was just curious is all.. needless to say 10k or 1k lol that paint looks INSANE
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I'm just fucking with you Jeff...but I do think it was repainted by insurance. I might be wrong.
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