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Old 04-17-2012, 08:34 PM
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Hmm, I see five possibly heavy wheels, a passenger seat, STB, stereo, half a dash, center console, and 150 lbs of you. Stock brakes? There's some weight there too.

That should be about 200lbs total, that's a big difference. Not that this is all about weight, but thought I'd mention.

I am a big fan of your minimalist interior, its similar to mine and for some reason they're very fun.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by curly View Post
Hmm, I see five possibly heavy wheels, a passenger seat, STB, stereo, half a dash, center console, and 150 lbs of you. Stock brakes? There's some weight there too.

That should be about 200lbs total, that's a big difference. Not that this is all about weight, but thought I'd mention.

I am a big fan of your minimalist interior, its similar to mine and for some reason they're very fun.
I actually have wilwoods (single piece rotors in the front). As for the dash and whatnot, I'm probobly going to keep it all for now. I have no intentions of racing on these wheels either, and I have my old steering wheel as well to use when I race it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:41 PM
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Finally got new tires put on my rear wheels!



I decided to go with the same crappy Falkens as I know they are able to stretch this much...haha These are just play wheels anyways so it doesn't really matter.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by mighty mouse View Post
Yeah you are probably right.
Martin should straighten the steering wheel before taking interior shot. oh- and awesome as usual.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by m2cupcar View Post
Martin should straighten the steering wheel before taking interior shot. oh- and awesome as usual.
yeah we both said the same thing when he showed me the final shots. That was my fault actually. I left the pass seat pushed way forward too. Oh well, next time.
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So I've been messing around with launch control and FFS, but can't really get it right- it's very weak. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Originally Posted by m2cupcar View Post
Martin should straighten the steering wheel before taking interior shot. oh- and awesome as usual.
Yeah, I should have thought of that, now I have much more experience shooting interiors and will get it much better this next shoot.

Good to see new rubber on those wheels man. Can't wait to see the next change
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So last Sat I drove down to RI and did the ADSI auto-x event held at the airport at Quonset Point. I even managed to get FTD (the instructors were all faster than me, but their times aren't listed)!

I had an absolute blast out there. I think I manged to get in 15 runs total (I burned a little over a 1/2 tank of fuel).

some of the competition:


waiting at the gate:


Heading down the runway to get to the course:




The camera seemed to have this odd effect which made the gas pedal just want to stick to the floor











Thumbs up to the camera guy :-)



Hanging it out to dry...





and the 3 fastest laps from everyone for the day:

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Where's the video?
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Looks like a sweet drift event!
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Originally Posted by astroboy View Post
Where's the video?
I'll post it as soon as I get it from my buddy

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Looks like a sweet drift event!
Just lots of goofing around, haha
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Ported out the inside and shaved the outside of the intake manifold over the past few days.





I'm real curious to see how much of a difference the porting makes on my torque curve. Sometime this summer (when I have time) I'm going to head back to the dyno to see the difference, as well as mess with the cam gears a bit. I'll be sure to post the dyno results.
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Quick video from the start line at the last ADSI auto-x I attended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mcXG...ature=youtu.be
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I just realized I never posted the photos from the Modified Mag. photoshoot, so here they are! Eric Tong was the the photographer. There were some really nice shots that didn't make it into print- Enjoy!





























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Damn man front wheels goin for it but the back isn't turning in this shot:

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Here's a video that my buddy took following me in his car during one of the runs (he's an instructor for ADSI):

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gaddamn that's one fast auto-x. wtb!
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gaddamn that's one fast auto-x. wtb!
I was hitting 95+ mph on the last straight after that circle.
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Holy crap, what club lets the instructors chase cam people on track???
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Good lord that is my dream autocross!
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