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Hiro
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TKE-Teg and I were at Roebling Road last weekend. What and amazing weekend...

Best lap time of 1:27.87. Civic did great; no hiccups, no issues. It needs much stiffer spring rates though...











[Edited on June 10, 2019 at 3:28 AM. Reason : .]

6/10/2019 3:28:26 AM

TKE-Teg
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Great shots! Can't wait to analyze all my data.

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"Got some 997 Turbo style wheels! The wheels came with Michelin Super Sports in good condition
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Does your car have PASM? If not, how do you like the ride? I found the 19s way too harsh for my preference.

6/10/2019 9:17:54 AM

tchenku
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No PASM. My commute is all smooth country roads, so it's not really fair to say. I have no issues with them thus far. Cool thing is that the rears saved 2 lbs a corner; I'd imagine the fronts shaved a lb or so


I do know that my 18"s were already damn terrible through some TN/KY road construction (I-75N) a few weeks back. It pretty much sealed the deal on my thoughts about Bilstein B4 vs B6 in the future: B4 all the way!

[Edited on June 10, 2019 at 6:51 PM. Reason : Did you catch that silver 911? ]

6/10/2019 6:50:24 PM

TKE-Teg
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When I was test driving Caymans I really didn't like the ride of the ones equipped with 19s. Though I suppose tires can have a lot to do with that as well. The roads around Raleigh are f'ing horrible, crumbling before our eyes these days. I can't even drive through downtown anymore without risking my car's alignment (has been off twice this year). Though I didn't do myself any favors by installing some solid metal mounts at various points in my suspension, but that's besides the point LOL.

Yeah we caught'em! I think. If that photo was taken in Blue group, Hiro and I were more or less faster than everyone. We moved up to White the second day though, and those drivers are faster. (both groups had 1-2 silver 911s).

6/11/2019 8:53:02 AM

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Hiro, YanthemanV, and I lift my Durango 2.5" two weeks ago.

The Durango has proven fairly capable so far on backwoods logging roads, and pulling a high centered Optima out of a ditch.

7/15/2019 8:59:39 PM

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Well I was just quoted an astronomical price for replacing the soft top on my car. I get that prices are going to increase over the course of 9 years, but either the car has gotten significantly more difficult to replace the top on since the last time I was quoted or something has gone fucking wonky as hell.

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"TKE-Teg and I were at Roebling Road last weekend. What and amazing weekend..."


Nice! Any idea who was driving that piece of shit Porsche?

[Edited on July 26, 2019 at 1:13 PM. Reason : ]

7/26/2019 1:11:24 PM

TKE-Teg
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7/29/2019 9:17:02 AM

Hiro
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I'm playing in a relatively dead scene, but the 320k+ mile 1990 Honda Wagon is getting a rebuild... Trying to find a machine shop that I can trust is proving a bit more challenging than I thought.

T-Hoff doesn't appear to have the greatest of reviews as of lately, though I know they were the go-to shop 10+ years ago...

Boyettes won't touch imports...

A couple other more local shops haven't called me back after I left messages...

I'm debating just taking it to NAPA Walker off Six-Forks and seeing if they'll rebuild the head and piston match the bores (0.050+ oversized)









[Edited on July 29, 2019 at 1:08 PM. Reason : .]

7/29/2019 1:07:24 PM

sumfoo1
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https://youtu.be/NBp9kE75qz0

First attempted firing after sitting for 3-4 years and having some work done

8/7/2019 8:15:58 AM

Hiro
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New to me truck. Kind of hard to find, but I finally found one! I'm enjoying the Toyota Life...

2010 Tundra, 5.7L V8, Crewmax, Front Bench, 4x2. 88k miles, I am the third owner.







[Edited on September 9, 2019 at 10:14 AM. Reason : .]

9/9/2019 10:14:22 AM

TKE-Teg
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Holy Hell that truck is massive.

9/9/2019 12:29:31 PM

MaximaDrvr

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I'm glad you found one. And the black looks better than the tan.

9/16/2019 9:19:44 PM

Hiro
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Thanks!

Asking price was lower and included all the aftermarket add-ons I wanted, so overall ended up being a way better deal. Just as clean as the one you looked at for me earlier. I really enjoy the color, although I don't care for black vehicles...

And yeah, she's massive. Barely fits in the garage

[Edited on September 17, 2019 at 7:43 AM. Reason : .]

9/17/2019 7:30:48 AM

Dr Pepper
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Been a while since my teaser pics from late last year (see previous page)

car is a shell now, mini-tubs nearly done, 285's going in back. Swapped to a rear sump oil pan on the 2J to fit the K-member, which is part of an aftermarket coilover front suspension. After the tubs are finished I'll be surgically cutting the transmission tunnel and part of the firewall; there's still about 1.5" needed to go rearward to clear the oil pan even with the head against the firewall.



[Edited on September 20, 2019 at 5:13 PM. Reason : -]

9/20/2019 5:12:25 PM

TerdFerguson
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Those wheels are gonna look sick.

9/20/2019 7:00:49 PM

Dr Pepper
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I think so too - 17's all around, 9.5" rear and 8" front. They are Trans Am Race Engineering "Super-Lites". Tires are Nitto 555 G2's in 285/40 rear and 245/45 up front. Hopefully have some custom centers machined as the TARE ones are literally chromed plastic with an adhesive-backed decal (not very flattering).

9/20/2019 7:47:31 PM

TKE-Teg
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Whoa whoa what? Your 2JZ swapping that classic? That's gonna be killer.

Over the weekend I installed a new air oil separator and accessory drive belt. Also cleaned up all the axle boot grease that flung out all over the place (wheels, suspension parts, etc). Turns out that the OEM grease liquefies from getting hot on track and leaks out past the boot clamps. How nice. I was going to repack the boots with Redline high temp grease, but 3/4 boots have dry rot cracks. So time to get boots replaced anyway.

Also discovered a torn bushing on the front suspension rollbar end link, yay. 13 year old car...

9/24/2019 10:08:56 AM

Dr Pepper
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^

got the car on the lift last week and slid the 2J/T56 under it. Lotsa cutting to be done

9/30/2019 8:32:42 AM

smoothcrim
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I hear the new hot transmission for 2J projects is the 350/370Z unit. are you going with a higher power application than ~600ish?

10/1/2019 10:54:19 AM

Dr Pepper
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^CD009, yes, they're definitely a good option.

I've got a TR6060 converted to T56 Magnum (basically just housing swaps and a 1350 slip yoke output). Goal is 600 to start, and I should be good with that and a double disc clutch.

10/1/2019 2:08:52 PM

tchenku
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then take it to Hyper Drive. Lots of 2JZ goodness on there

10/1/2019 2:26:24 PM

Dr Pepper
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lol I'ma take it to my corner of the shop and start piddling.

[Edited on October 1, 2019 at 2:42 PM. Reason : injectors, turbo, tune, amirite.]

10/1/2019 2:41:40 PM

packfootball
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Just washed it for the first time in over a year. Probably get new wiper blades soon too.

10/1/2019 4:02:39 PM

LastInACC
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Replace starter on the Camry (194000). Car starts out fine but if I have to make a stop somewhere and restart the car it wont start. It was an easy fix but I feel proud of myself.

11/17/2019 2:51:35 AM

StTexan
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Vacuum hose came off purge solenoid throwing p440 code. Put hose back on, code went away

11/17/2019 6:42:10 PM

shoot
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Filled the tires with enough air for the winter.

11/17/2019 7:21:39 PM

StTexan
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put bumper panel that came off(high curb) back in place. Had to take out some push pins etc, and put back properly. Was a pita, but easy

11/21/2019 2:11:53 AM

TKE-Teg
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Installed deep sump oil pan on Cayman, as well as a new AOS. Should help on track durability with the use of stickier rubber (see below).

New front swap bar end links on Cayman (one bushing was torn). New exhaust manifolds waiting to be installed (error with one part).

New corner lights and bumper lights (full amber, not amber/clear) on GSR.

Had new Nitto NT05s mounted on an extra set of wheels for Cayman; they're ready for track duty. Until this point I've been using street heat cycled 300TW tires. Really excited to see how grippy fresh not heat cycled 200TW tires affect performance

11/21/2019 9:00:02 AM

zxappeal
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Crunk the SuperDodge up and drove it to my part-time job. Debating on pulling the ridiculous 3rd gen door mirrors that Jeepman put on cuz they flop too much and the door skin is cracking where the ghetto brackets are welded. Or at least moving the goddamn things down and refabbing decent mounts.

The doors do need some serious work; late ‘80s Dodge sheet metal is just plain shitty and flimsy. I’d like to put a couple of reinforcement ribs in each door and use a good seam sealer/adhesive to tie things together better. And then maybe a layer of dynamat on the inside of the outer skin.

I wish I still had access to a paint booth or room so I could work on jambs and other odds and ends.

Up next is a dash/gauge project. I’d really like a damn tach so I’m gonna get one. And a new boost gauge and pyrometer. And tranny temp and coolant temp and oil pressure blah blah blah

11/21/2019 10:39:28 AM

MaximaDrvr

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I changed the oil.
I discovered that with the combo of lift and tires, I no longer have to jack it up.
I fit with the creeper enough to get myself and the pan underneath.

11/25/2019 9:47:55 PM

theDuke866
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washed Insight, FR-S, and BMW motorcycle.

Removed and disassembled the instrument cluster on the motorcycle, and replaced the innards with an aftermarket harness with LED lights. My speedo light has been inop for a long time, so it was mostly to fix that...but as a bonus, everything is a little brighter now, and should work forever.

also, I've been turning off the TC/stability control and abusing the tires pretty much every time I drive the FR-S. It has 5-year old, 300 TW Yokohamas on it, and I'm, uhhh, hastening the day where I'll have no choice but to shitcan them and mount some R-compounds (I'm thinking NT-01s).

I wish there was a setting on the electronic nannies similar to the "competition mode" on my old Corvette. There's normal, which is draconian and completely useless for anything besides runnings errands around town...and then there's a mode where it says "TC off" and "VSC Sport". I'm not sure it even totally disables TC, though. In any case, it reins everything in pretty hard at what I feel like is still a very low threshold. Like, it's very tough to get the car to rotate in a corner on the track without triggering intervention from it.

...and then there's everything totally disabled. It seems pretty easily controllable (there's a neighborhood under construction near my house--completed roads, and nothing else...I've been playing around with the car over there), but I'd really like to keep at least the stability on during track days, as an insurance policy. On the Corvette's competition mode, it disabled TC totally, and relaxed stability control enough that you could rotate the car properly without it spoiling everything.

[Edited on December 1, 2019 at 12:50 AM. Reason : ]

12/1/2019 12:34:57 AM

shoot
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Did oil change and annual inspection at AAA. They sent me a report with lots of current and potential issues. Damn it!

12/2/2019 11:16:33 AM

TKE-Teg
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^^Have you tried the "pedal dance"? If not google it on the FRS/BRZ web forums. It will completely disable everything...including ABS.

Flushed brake fluid and swapped on Pagid track pads. Tech inspection and suspension alignment tomorrow.

[Edited on December 2, 2019 at 12:48 PM. Reason : ]

12/2/2019 12:47:28 PM

theDuke866
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Have not done pedal dance. Holding down button for 5-sec disables TC and stability completely. I just wish you could keep ABS, keep stability but relaxed enough to not be a hindrance, and kill TC.

That’s the way the z06 was and what is intended in this car’s VSC sport mode. It just doesn’t relax VSC enough.

12/2/2019 4:04:48 PM

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