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401  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
402  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!
403  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.
404  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.
405  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.
406  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. 
407  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.
408  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

409  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.
410  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.
411  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.
412  Pictures and Media / General Pictures and Media / Re: Ultimate Track Car Challenge on: July 23, 2011, 07:26:17 AM
Seriously!  This is awesome:

413  Results / Autocross / Mid-year points on: July 21, 2011, 06:44:40 PM
Attached are each person's points up to and including the June autocross.  As a reminder, only members who pay for the full membership ($25) are eligible for trophies at the end of the year.  It's never too late to join, just ask at any club event or shoot us an email.  Thanks, Jeff for putting these together!
414  Results / Autocross / 07/10/2011 Results on: July 10, 2011, 02:14:32 PM
Results from the 07/10/2011 autocross are posted here on MyAutoEvents.  Thanks to everybody who came out and made it a great event and thanks to Engelbert and Ricardo for setting up the course, it flowed very well.

Don't forget to register for the Practice Autocross back at RIR on August 20th.  $40 will get you 4 hours of seat time.
415  General / Technical Help / Re: c5 corvette engine knock ? on: July 07, 2011, 03:08:30 AM
Good call.  I have used this kit before:  If you just changed your oil, you may need to wait another couple thousand miles before sampling.
416  General / Technical Help / Re: c5 corvette engine knock ? on: July 06, 2011, 06:25:46 PM
Could you tell if it was coming from the bottom end or top end?  Was it happening under full throttle or no throttle?  Are you running cheap gas?  Can you monitor the knock sensor output from the ECU?  If it killed the power it sounds like the knock sensors picked it up, hopefully it's detonation, but if it happened at idle that's probably not the case.  Could it just have been something rattling around, like the headers hitting something under the car?

Where'd you have it tuned?
417  Events / Other Events / Tail of the Dragon, July 30th 2011 on: July 01, 2011, 06:56:07 PM
For anyone interested, a few of us are going down to NC to drive the Tail of the Dragon on the morning of Saturday, July 30th.  Since it takes quite a while to get down there, we're driving down on Friday and staying at a nearby hotel.  Anyone is welcome to join.

We'll actually also be doing the BMW Factory Tour on Friday afternoon (7/29).  I know it was pretty much full when we booked, but you can call them to find out if some spots have opened up.
418  Events / Other Events / mmm, BBQ - July 9, 2011 on: July 01, 2011, 06:47:09 PM
I'm totally doing this:
419  Results / Autocross / 06/12/2011 Results on: June 12, 2011, 04:29:53 PM
Results from the 6/12 autocross have been posted here on MyAutoEvents.  Our next event is on July 10th, back at RIR.  See you there.
420  Results / Autocross / MOVED: TSCC @ Park-n-Ride June 19 on: June 10, 2011, 04:56:40 AM
This topic has been moved to Autocross.
421  General / Open Forum / Re: Where to get business radios? on: June 04, 2011, 04:59:13 AM
Thanks for the tips, they make a lot of sense.  I need to make a standard set of driver's meeting notes and will include these.

We ended up getting some high-end, waterproof FRS radios.  We'll see what happens with these.  I was looking at the GMRS licensing procedure and all I could find on the FCC site talked about having to license each individual user unless they were related, which wouldn't be feasible for us.  Has anyone seen any info on how to obtain a license for a club?
422  General Category / Announcements / MOVED: Practice area on: June 04, 2011, 04:49:56 AM
This topic has been moved to Open Forum.
423  General / Open Forum / Re: Practice area on: June 04, 2011, 04:48:36 AM
Hi, unfortunately the only legal practice for autocross I know of is at an autocross or other motorsport event.  We do have a practice autocross (informal, non points) event in August that would get them a bunch of seat time.  I wouldn't worry too much about bringing them to our June and July events and letting them at the course as long as they know what to do if they get in over their head.  Realistically, their first couple times they are going to need to drive the course, rather than the car if you know what I mean.
424  Events / Autocross / 6/12/2011 autocross moved to RIR on: June 02, 2011, 06:23:03 PM
The June 12 autocross originally scheduled for Meadow Event Park has been moved to RIR because of some contract issues with the county that we are working to resolve.  Sorry for the change, see you at RIR.
425  Results / Autocross / Re: 05/15/2011 Results on: May 16, 2011, 04:05:30 AM
Hi everyone!

Thanks so much for making me feel so welcome today, I had a great time!  All the pictures are on my website,, and I'm in the process of setting it up so they can be downloaded for free.  In the meantime, you can "right-click" them to copy and save.  I also put a few on my Facebook page. 

Thanks again for all the assistance!

Lisa Bryner
Lake Anna Photography by Lisa

Thank you, Lisa!  The pictures look great.  I've also added a link to them within our Pictures and Media section.

I Think # 81 was on street tires....... Undecided "street tires" being Nitto NT01s Wink  I like to think that I'd have been faster on my Kumhos, but honestly at this point in their life, I don't know.
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