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Old 01-11-2017, 11:52 AM   #161
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Looks like they will be racing this weekend with the best possible testers. Fingers crossed.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:33 PM   #162
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:54 PM   #163
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We now have over 450 miles of race pace testing, a fastest lap and a race win No apparent problems, but they haven't been through the post-race inspection yet.

More info to come as it develops.
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Old 03-25-2017, 12:31 AM   #164
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I registered just so I could come here and ask what is the latest on this development? Hasn't been updated in over two months. I tell you, I've been wanting taper bearing fronts for a while so I don't feel so bad about beating the crap out of the bearings at the track, plus I would much prefer the longer service interval the taper bearings would afford us. I'm throwing my money at the screen as I type!
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They're back on the track again this weekend for another 15 hours of running. This will hopefully be the final confirmation. So far, no problems.
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:39 PM   #166
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How did the weekend of torture testing of the taper bearing hub go? Extremely well, I hope. Pictures if you can!
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Also in for an update!
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I am curious which car it was. There was another team in an NA and a team in a 2JZ swapped NB that I would say were good testers. Hopefully it was the 2JZ NB, because they were in GP1 and drove hard.
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We don't have all the info yet. Waiting for teardown.
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Well, the race was a success. In terms of we found a weakness. They got floppy on us. We have a theory and an idea for a solution, but we need to confirm exactly what the failure looked like.

This is why you test.
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Got floppy? Clearance opened up?
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At the moment, all I have is that there was considerable play. Anything else is theorizing until we get our hands on the used parts.
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Well, the race was a success. In terms of we found a weakness. They got floppy on us. We have a theory and an idea for a solution, but we need to confirm exactly what the failure looked like.

This is why you test.
So happy to hear somebody is working on this!
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Looks like someone beat you to market....
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You snooze you lose.
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Oh wow. Two cars at the T25 ran these, already.
And made in the USA?

Not China?

Very nice.
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:21 PM   #177
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expensive as hell though. Keith I hope you guys at FM dont gouge us like that. Those are a little rich for my blood.
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Front wheel rolling past you as you grind to a halt is about as expensive.
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Possibly more if it rolls by you while you are upside down.
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I've only tried it with the rear, but it was more expensive than that!
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