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STF 2013 plans and setup and such...
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xnamerxx
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08 Apr 2013 10:12 PM

Dave do you run with the ABS fuse pulled?


I'm not sure the 60ft times were right at the El Toro Pro but my co-driver and the main driver in the Honda Fit were pulling sub 2.2 60ft times.
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08 Apr 2013 10:39 PM
^Don't be too over generous!

Me and the co-driver were consistently in the 2.5 sec range with my 2448 pound 99.8 whp Honda LOLOL

The 1.9 they showed on the live timing results MUST have been an error ROFL

We played with my rev launch, started at 3400, then 3750 and finally 4000 rpm. Even at 4K rpm we had some wheel spin and clutch slip/CDV delay on the hard 1-2 shifts. By the end I was consistently in the mid 2.4's and I think that was accurate. I has ONE 0.501 RT and so did the co-driver... SO close LOL
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08 Apr 2013 11:06 PM
What's funny is that Alan was better at launching the car without the tach than with it LOL.
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11 Apr 2013 01:09 AM
I"ve never run with the ABS fuse pulled...why would I do that? jw :\
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11 Apr 2013 10:54 AM
In some of the FWD cars I've driven, if you pickup a back wheel the ABS freaks out and goes into "ice mode", didn't know if the Mini was the same.
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11 Apr 2013 11:30 AM
Apparently my '08 Fit does not have an Ice mode, as I have regularly picked up an inside rear while breaking with no issues.

At the San Diego Tour though, myy right front ABS wheel sensor stretched the wire on the trip down when I lost a caliper mounting bolt. I was able to compensate on day 2, but on day 1 NOT having ABS was no kind of advantage what so ever!!!
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12 Apr 2013 01:42 AM
Posted By xnamerxx on 11 Apr 2013 10:54 AM
In some of the FWD cars I've driven, if you pickup a back wheel the ABS freaks out and goes into "ice mode", didn't know if the Mini was the same.

Our MINI doesn't do that, we were lifting plenty of rear wheel when we were at the Fresno driving school in January. Ours is an 07 though, they may have changed that recently, its the newer ones which have the 4k limit in neutral. I did see a thread recently (on a MINI forum) about problems with the ABS which seemed to be caused by lifting a wheel. That'd be something to look out for if we get a newer MINI.

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12 Apr 2013 11:18 AM
Posted By xnamerxx on 11 Apr 2013 10:54 AM
In some of the FWD cars I've driven, if you pickup a back wheel the ABS freaks out and goes into "ice mode", didn't know if the Mini was the same.
'05 Scion xA here. I run with the ABS disabled. Once it engages it feels like it transfers too much weight off the front end and you have to ease off the pedal too much to get control of the brakes back. I prefer being able to feel the limit and manually modulate the brakes. There was a course I ran last year that with a large patch of gravel in the preferred braking/turn-in area that ABS would have come in handy.

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13 Apr 2013 04:06 PM
If you want to learn how to drive better, disable ABS.
The systems on my Integra & RSX never gave me any problems, and they spent more time on 3 wheels than 4...
But moving to a car without ABS I've had to learn how to brake. Like, literally...
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13 Apr 2013 04:22 PM

My car doesn't have ABS and is probably one of the last cars sold in the US without it. It was more a curiosity than anything else.  Definitely not a performance gain.  

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19 Apr 2013 04:11 PM
2005 civic si

- Alignment~  F: -2camber, R: -1.5camber, toe 0 all-around.

- Rsx itr r. sway bar

- HFP springs/struts

- Dunlop z2's (aprox. pressures: F:37, R:34psi)

- Hawk hp+ and Stoptech braided lines all-around,

- Innovative 60a engine mounts (no autox advantage, but stock ones resulted in wheel-hop in the snow

Future plans: 

- Replacing the struts/shocks (125k miles on them)

- Hotchkis comp sway bars?

(71% stiffer front, 202% stiffer rear; fairly sure the car will be "overbared" at that point though, what do you guys think?)

...for reference here's a clip of the car's current handling/characteristics:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN5rNF_O_7s

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03 Jun 2013 10:04 AM
2012 Mazda 2

Maybe I am lost in translation , but I was not aware we could use piggybacks or emanage options vs. ECU Reflashes. Maybe Andy or somebody could clarify this.

So far I have:

KSport Coilovers with custom spring rates
Rear beam bar
225 Rivals on 15x7.5 UL's
Headers
Custom exhaust
Custom CAI
Kirkey seats

Shift light

Motor mount

Motul brake fluid


Future plans:

ECU reflash if I find sombody reliable

195 Toyo R1R's (rain)

Hawk pads


I am starting to get decent times compared to other National Level drivers, but also hear more often complains about how soft my PAX is, they called it "Mickey Mouse Pax"... is getting old..

Last two events results at Ft Myers with GCA, one of the fastest courses around:

GCA Pax May 2013

GCA Pax June 2013

Image 


Andres
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03 Jun 2013 12:35 PM
Some people have problems being beat by a $hitbox.

Picture is awesome btw, like the gray and red paint scheme, very GT3.
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03 Jun 2013 01:46 PM
How do you like the 225 Rival on the 7.5" Wheel?
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03 Jun 2013 02:50 PM
I plan to mount my 205's onto 15x7.5's soon! I've heard the tire does not like to be squeezed onto too small a wheel... but time and results will tell more than rumor!
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03 Jun 2013 02:55 PM
That's why I am asking
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03 Jun 2013 03:31 PM
Posted By TPColgett on 03 Jun 2013 02:50 PM
I plan to mount my 205's onto 15x7.5's soon! I've heard the tire does not like to be squeezed onto too small a wheel... but time and results will tell more than rumor!

I love them.

Andy recommended 205's, I also heard that there was not too much difference in performance between both sizes.

I got the 225's because the 205's were temporarily off the shelf and also because I had such good results in the past with the 225 RS3's.

If I had the funds I could try the 205's against the 225's but for now I need to get R1R's. Rivals sucked in the wet.

 

Andres

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03 Jun 2013 03:43 PM
Posted By ecugrad97 on 03 Jun 2013 01:46 PM
How do you like the 225 Rival on the 7.5" Wheel?

I've had both on a 7" wheel, but they feel very similar.  Took more tire pressure for the 225 than the 205 to keep them from rolling over.  

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03 Jun 2013 04:17 PM
Posted By Andres3165 on 03 Jun 2013 03:31 PM
Posted By TPColgett on 03 Jun 2013 02:50 PM
I plan to mount my 205's onto 15x7.5's soon! I've heard the tire does not like to be squeezed onto too small a wheel... but time and results will tell more than rumor!

I love them.

Andy recommended 205's, I also heard that there was not too much difference in performance between both sizes.

I got the 225's because the 205's were temporarily off the shelf and also because I had such good results in the past with the 225 RS3's.

If I had the funds I could try the 205's against the 225's but for now I need to get R1R's. Rivals sucked in the wet.

 

Andres

GREAT info!

Are R1R's really the tire to have in the wet...? I don't want to have to buy a set of 16"s to run the Conti DW, but is there anything more comparable in a 15?


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03 Jun 2013 04:21 PM
Also... Any one planning on attending the Packwood Tour or Pro Solo?

Right now I am trying to solidify which co driver I am bringing. So, "S3" will have at least two entries...
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