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Old 10-26-2010, 09:02 PM   #101
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congrat !! don't go too crazy on mods, you will be enjoy it as a street car also.
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:49 PM   #102
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:51 PM   #103
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William, I'm going to TWS next month. What do you think, pads and a rear bar? Dont the AP2's understeer?








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Old 10-26-2010, 10:34 PM   #104
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I will be probably bringing my stock miata to get a base line.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:48 PM   #105
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That little hairline stuff isn't too bad IMO, but these are from stock S2Ks that were tracked.

[cracked to **** brake rotor]
Letting it get that bad is just sheer stupidity. I pulled this off the black turbo car a couple of months ago. It was causing an absolutely massive low-frequency pulsation in the pedal. I don't want to know how long that guy ignored the pedal pulsations before it got that bad.

Also compare the cracks on this rotor to the cracks on the rotor from post 83/94. Note the size, depth, etc. Those cracks are marginal, the cracks on my rotor indicate a need for replacement.

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Talk to C5 vette guys about brake rotor cracks - if you replace them as soon as they crack you'll go through 2-3 sets a day, no joke. There are small cracks and there are big cracks.

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Old 10-26-2010, 10:49 PM   #106
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Sweet, TWS is balla.
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Is that Championship White?
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:24 PM   #108
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Those look incredibly good bone stock. Nice car.
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Thanks Trey, wish I had more cash to prep it a little better before TWS so we could battle a little. Oh, well I'll see what she can do stock.
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Thanks Trey, wish I had more cash to prep it a little better before TWS so we could battle a little. Oh, well I'll see what she can do stock.
Throw some brand new napa rotors on, xp12 pads and have fun.
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I think carbotechs might be overkill for the stock tires. I'm thinking of just throwing some ebc yellow stuff on there until I get some more aggresive tires. Plus TWS is easy on brakes.
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William, I'm going to TWS next month. What do you think, pads and a rear bar? Dont the AP2's understeer?
very nice. white is one of the more desired color.

S2000 might understeer on entry. but they ALL snap oversteer.

you must have good pads, that's a minimum. even on track that's easy on brakes, I would recommend XP10/8 types of pads. especially you don't have brake ducts.

you should also add camber kit. or your tires will be done at end of day.

that's what I recommend. brakes, camber kit, then align it (few versions but basically zero toe in font, 1/8 toe in rear. -2 to -2.5 camber all the way around, actually more camber the better, but compromise for street).
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I think carbotechs might be overkill for the stock tires. I'm thinking of just throwing some ebc yellow stuff on there until I get some more aggresive tires. Plus TWS is easy on brakes.
Welcome to the world of $150 front brake pads.
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Do the AP1's snap oversteer badly bone stock?
Is the definition of snap oversteer, sudden rapid lift-throttle oversteer?
Worse when lowered?
Worse in higher speed corners?
Worse with stickier tires?

Any thoughts why Honda made em that way?
Does the toe link fix make em slower or otherwise pull lower G's in the skidpad?
Toe link fix have any downsides?

Did Honda change the toe/camber curves or otherwise change the toe links in the AP2 to reduce the snap oversteer?
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i'm such a sucker. after my e36 giving me trouble i still like this one. looks well done. should be as much fun as a m coupe.

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Don't those have the crappy rear suspension design from the E30?
Does it have a fix? Does the fix make it as good as the E36 rear suspension?
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Spoolin2bars and I are on our way to Austin to grab this car. More updates to come...

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Spoolin2bars and I are on our way to Austin to grab this car. More updates to come...

I am missing the cocaine and gang signs in that picture. You SIR are not gangsta until they appear.
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No gansta, this is Texas, everyone is jacked up on energy drinks and armed. Hell we are driving a lifted Sequoia on 33" mud tires up there...lol
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Don't those have the crappy rear suspension design from the E30?
Does it have a fix? Does the fix make it as good as the E36 rear suspension?
The TI and z3 share the same rear suspension as e30's. I would prefer either a regular e30 or a regular e36 on some good suspension just due to compromising in the middle. TC Kline does make coilover kits for the e30 rear suspension design for z3/TI so they aren't neglected but they still obtain the older suspension design.

The best part about an e30 is that it can be upgraded to the e30 m3 suspension components and retains geometry. To this day i have not seen that upgrade being performed on the chassis's being discussed. For your ball park range i would either pick up a well sorted swapped e30 or a s2k as a track car and it seems like you are taking the better path.

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Has anyone tried JDM cars like early evos, STI's, Skylines etc? They are powerful, cheap and many of them have nice mods like suspension, exhausts and roll cages. JDM cars are right hand drive cars but it is not so difficult to learn to drive them. Many guys in Europe buy them for track use.
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