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401  General / Open Forum / Re: Cordless Impact Wrench on: September 07, 2011, 06:07:20 PM
I don't have any experience with cordless impacts, but you generally can't go wrong with Milwaukee, DeWalt or Bosch.  I'm sure there are cheaper options out there though.

If you already have a cordless drill, you could just break all of the lugnuts by hand and then zip them off with the drill.  I put the lugnuts on with the drill and then torque them with a torque wrench.
402  Events / Autocross / Re: Solo Nationals live! on: August 30, 2011, 07:28:52 PM
Thanks for posting this.  Looks like Donna is doing pretty well in SSL.  Hopefully Keath can pick it up on the second day.
403  Events / Autocross / Re: Silly questions about the next event on: August 30, 2011, 03:21:33 AM
We canceled an event earlier in the year and renumbered some of the events, but not all of them.
404  General / Technical Help / Re: Coilovers for Evo X on: August 27, 2011, 07:08:19 PM
I can help you corner weight it and whatnot (I have scales).  I have a tendency of setting up cars that are not easy to drive, so I'm probably not the best point of reference, but I don't know how you could go wrong with Ohlins (other than spending that extra $1k).

You gonna do sway bars or anything?  I wouldn't worry too much about spring rates for now...they're cheap and easy to swap out.
405  General / Technical Help / Re: Coilovers for Evo X on: August 26, 2011, 06:06:25 PM
I know nothing about Evos or setting up an AWD car.  You may want to head over to and see what the popular setup is in BSP.

I have to second what Chris said though.  The tires will make a huge difference, plus a proper alignment.  I'd probably go with some Kumhos though, they'll last longer.
406  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Nürburgring on: August 26, 2011, 05:49:43 PM
Awesome!  So did they let you run the GoPro or did you have to rent one?
407  Results / Autocross / Re: 08/21/2011 Results on: August 21, 2011, 05:59:08 PM
BTW, if anyone knows Elbert Bassett, he left his license and I have it.  He can get in touch with me at
408  Results / Autocross / Re: 08/21/2011 Results on: August 21, 2011, 05:08:02 PM

Please change my class to STX from CSP.




...I also moved Keath out of HS.  I don't think the Z06 is legal in that class.
409  Results / Autocross / 08/21/2011 Results on: August 21, 2011, 04:37:37 PM
Results from the 8/21 autocross have been posted here at MyAutoEvents.  Thanks to all who came out and especially to those who helped setup and tear down the course.

Registration for our next event at VMP is open on MyAutoEvents.  The larger lot should be a great change of pace.
410  Results / Autocross / 08/20/2011 Practice Autocross times on: August 21, 2011, 04:33:35 PM
The recorded times from the 8/20 Practice Autocross are posted here on MyAutoEvents.
411  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / 8/21/2011 Autocross Media on: August 21, 2011, 04:01:45 PM
I can't believe it, my battery died right before my run where I smashed the cone!  All I got was about 5 seconds after I turned the camera on in grid and then it shut itself off.  Too bad.  Anyways, I did get a bunch of Jeff's runs and most of mine.

Here is my fastest clean run.
Here is one of Jeff.  Marc makes a cameo appearance in the beginning.
412  Pictures and Media / Pictures and Media from Events / 8/20/2011 Practice Autocross Media on: August 20, 2011, 05:40:34 PM
I've posted the videos I got from the Practice Autocross to my YouTube ChannelThis one is particularly smoky.
413  Events / Autocross / Re: Co-driver / tire warmer available on: August 19, 2011, 10:21:01 AM
I likely am also going to be needing a car to drive...though I can always drive Danielle's Volvo (if she lets me).  The O2 sensor on the Civic hasn't been functioning.

Ray, if no one responds to either of us, maybe we can both drive the wagon, we'll just have to change the PS fluid between runs Cheesy
414  General / Open Forum / Re: Do want! on: August 15, 2011, 07:05:10 PM

This one might be closer... but I don't think it's for sale.

That's pretty neat, but it needs more wagon Cheesy
415  General / Open Forum / Do want! on: August 15, 2011, 02:38:48 PM
LS1 Volvo 740 wagon

If only it weren't so far away!
416  Events / Autocross / Re: 8/20 Practice Autocross @ RIR on: August 15, 2011, 02:37:36 PM
We will run in anything that we can safely have workers out there for.  We'll really only cancel events for snow or a tropical storm/hurricane.  We will stop running temporarily if there is lightning, but resume once it disappears.
417  Events / Autocross / Re: Hey whats up on: August 15, 2011, 02:35:49 PM
Good stuff getting into the Practice Autocross!  If you come to the meeting, we sit in the meeting room all the way at the back of the restaurant.

Course maps don't exist ahead of time, you'll get to walk the course before the event starts.
418  Events / Autocross / Re: Hey whats up on: August 15, 2011, 03:45:53 AM
Hi Hunter, welcome to the forum.  The meetings are usually ~20 minutes of us talking about club business (upcoming events, etc) and about 90 minutes of just talking to each other about cars or whatever else during dinner.  Once a quarter we hold the meetings at GForce karts and do a few races.
419  General / Technical Help / Re: Tire advice needed on: August 14, 2011, 03:37:04 PM
What are you using the car for mainly?  Do you want a performance street tire, an autocross street tire, an R compound or something that will last a million miles?  You can get any tire you want that will fit on the stock wheels if you want to stay in ES, 185/60/14s would work.  You may be able to fit some 205s on the wheels, but it'd likely be pretty tight and they may wear funny if you're street driving them a lot.

Are the wheels all the same size?  If so, I'd ditch the staggered tire setup so that you can rotate them.  Personally, I'd stick with 185/60/14 to keep the gearing a tiny bit shorter.  Browsing TireRack, it doesn't look like there are many options.  I did see that they have Yokohama AVS ES100s, which are a decent performance tire.  They also have Dunlop Direzza Star Specs which are a more aggressive autocross street tire and a smattering of cheap tires, in which case it probably doesn't matter what you get. 
420  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: NA Miata tire size on: August 11, 2011, 07:48:06 PM
What did you get?  Some people just drive on their R-comps to and from the events.  Otherwise, I've seen a bunch of people make tire trailers out of the cheap utility trailers from Harbor Freight.
421  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Dannmar Max Jax lift installation on: August 11, 2011, 07:42:58 PM
Make sure you take a ride with Sabine Schmitz
She doesn't drive the Ring Taxi anymore Sad

422  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: Dannmar Max Jax lift installation on: August 06, 2011, 05:16:46 PM
Nice.  You may want to consider renting a rotary hammer.  That'll make drilling through the concrete much, much faster.
423  General / Autos and Autosport / Re: NA Miata tire size on: July 31, 2011, 07:08:59 PM
If you're just looking for something cheap, give this guy a call:  His stock is always changing but I wouldn't be surprised if you could get a set of tires for 40-80ea.

I've heard mixed reviews on the Hankooks but am probably going to end up getting a set myself next year since Kumho V710s got expensive all of a sudden.  Make sure you get the C71 compound, the C51 will likely be too hard for autocross.
424  Events / Autocross / Re: Evolution Performance Driving Schools at Meadow Event Park on: July 27, 2011, 02:10:14 PM
Lift?  Are you getting a lift?  That would be excellent.
425  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: Ultimate Track Car Challenge on: July 23, 2011, 07:26:17 AM
Seriously!  This is awesome:

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