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Old 02-09-2009, 06:32 PM   #21
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Gah, I miss my C8s.

Good looking seats. I've got a Momo Rookie that has keeps looking at me like I am a horrible person sitting in the corner of my room.
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Nice! Those seats look nice. I think the smaller intercooler will help your spool. Pipe length is a function of piping losses. Shorter intercooler = lower losses = better spool.

+1 on pictures of car with the new wheels.
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Less intercooler talk, more talk about how you're considering buying STREET tires (R-S2) for TRACK use.

NT-01 or fail.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:41 PM   #24
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Less intercooler talk, more talk about how you're considering buying STREET tires (R-S2) for TRACK use.

NT-01 or fail.
Heh. They work if you aren't going to be hardcore about it. But, hell, I DD'd RS2s and 615s, I would want something a bit gripper for the track.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:35 PM   #25
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NT-01 or fail.
you mean the old model?



edit: my bad. they aren't a comp tire. lame.
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Less intercooler talk, more talk about how you're considering buying STREET tires (R-S2) for TRACK use.

It's not worth the cost for the for the two track weekends I might do this year. I will however run at least 5-10 autoxes.

Really though, I thought about getting r-comps, but it's all a compromise. 215/45 RS2s are $100 each. Or I could go with Rt-615s or the new Khumo XSs. What else is there?

The 245/35 TR1? at $162 a tire, I think the cost outweighs the benefit/use I'll get out of them.
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no really. any help with tires would be appreciated :P


Harnesses ordered, opted for G-force 6-points with pull-up lap belts:




now i just need tires, pads (xp10/xp8) and corrado rotors and im ready for the track.....as soon as i fix my manifold and Marc ships the kit that is :P
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Scot u know u wanna drop the IC altogether restricitve heatsink infront of your Rad BLeh. I like the seats though and look forward to seeing the fit they make. I like the RS2's but hell man get some hoosiers or bfg's since ur swaping in and out anyway some 225 r comps would be pretty slick and give lots of grip ud prob get 2-3 years of track time out of em alota serius auto-xrs do similiar. 150-160 bucks to kick everyones *** imo isnt to bad.
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no really. any help with tires would be appreciated :P


Harnesses ordered, opted for G-force 6-points with pull-up lap belts:

I got those, but I failed to read that they were bolt-in instead of wraparound shoulder harnesses, and since I don't have harness tabs or any desire to find a place to bolt them to the car, I got RCI 5-point pullups instead. They seemed like good quality though
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It's not worth the cost for the for the two track weekends I might do this year. I will however run at least 5-10 autoxes.

Really though, I thought about getting r-comps, but it's all a compromise. 215/45 RS2s are $100 each. Or I could go with Rt-615s or the new Khumo XSs. What else is there?

The 245/35 TR1? at $162 a tire, I think the cost outweighs the benefit/use I'll get out of them.
I have no problem rubbing elbows with hoosier-shod SM2 cars on fresh NT-01s. T1Rs are crap for track, they get really greasy really fast and the car just floats around the entire time.

You won't regret the extra money spent, I guarantee it. The grip is simply unrealistic.
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I got those, but I failed to read that they were bolt-in instead of wraparound shoulder harnesses

I should be able to remove the mounting tabs and simple wrap them around, no? That's what I did with my last harness...or are these sewn in?



this image suggests I should be able to unloop these and loop it around my harness bar instead.
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I have no problem rubbing elbows with hoosier-shod SM2 cars on fresh NT-01s.

Unfortunately they don't make a size I can use. I just don't like the idea of spending over $200 on a tire that wont get much use, I figure a street comp tire (which I've used in the past) will suffice.
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looks like i could do the V710 215/40/16 @ $184.00, that's about all i can find that will fit...but still, I dunno if the cost is worth it. I'll more than likely do one HPDE this year, hopefully two and a handful of autoxes. I know r-comps are great, but I just dont think it's worth it for me.
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Tire Details - Discount Tire Direct

azenis for 106 each. what's the problem here?
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azenis for 106 each. what's the problem here?
Everything I've read says that Azenis get greasy quickly when doing track duty.
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azenis for 106 each. what's the problem here?

$99 here :P


Falken AZENIS RT-615 Tires for Sale Online - Vulcan Tire Sales


I ran my 195 RT-215s on the track at 170rwhp. I was tire slightly limited, but they held up fine. I did my event in AUG and they only got greasy at the end of the day Sun, I was able to compensate with driving style.

I'll more than likely go that route.
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yeah i checked vulcan after posting.

seriously the 615 is definitely more progressive at the limit of traction than the 215. and they didn't get greasy on me last time I tracked mine.

this is after maybe 300 miles plus one track day.

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harness: latch link over camlock? $? Camlock scores more Nopi points.
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IIRC the Ecsta XS is said to have the same R-compound rubber as the V710s, but with a streetable tread design and at $99 -TireRack

Win.

Edit: After checking it was a reviewer that claimed it was their R-compound, not Kuhmo. But a 180 treadwear rating is a good indicator.

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I should be able to remove the mounting tabs and simple wrap them around, no? That's what I did with my last harness...or are these sewn in?



this image suggests I should be able to unloop these and loop it around my harness bar instead.
Pretty sure mine were sewn in, but I also got the cam-lock, maybe yours are different
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