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@KeithCharvonia I guess I didn't think about the brakes, silly me.

1 week, 1 day ago on MAXIMUM ATTACK: <br/> Designing A Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S

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Just a question, what's the difference between this and the Okada Project?


nevermind, just found out that they're the same.

1 week, 1 day ago on A Spark Of Efficiency For Project GT-R

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@AndyBlackmore Right, can't argue with that. I mean for sure I'm not gonna argue with a motorsport designer/motorsport historian haha. Good luck to your build.

1 week, 2 days ago on MAXIMUM ATTACK: <br/> Designing A Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S

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Why not go with the 15" TRD TOSCO? (i mean tosco styled/inspired)


Loving this build anyway though, and the MotoIQ one.

1 week, 2 days ago on MAXIMUM ATTACK: <br/> Designing A Scion Tuner Challenge FR-S

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@vroomtothetomb "The uploader has not made this video available in your country". sucks...

9 months, 4 weeks ago on Lost, Found and Winning: The STCC Volvo!

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Sweet mother of.....

10 months ago on Lost, Found and Winning: The STCC Volvo!

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The V8 Volvo is simply evil. And I love it.

10 months ago on The Speedhunters Cars of the Year 2013: 20-11

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I have been co-driving with a few quick drivers before and the secret to making them go quicker is to stay as calm as possible. But my hearts rate just went through the  roof just by watching mcrae's onboard.

11 months ago on Five of the Greatest Rally On-Board Clips You’ll See Today

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@aylmersteve @AmirIzham Thanks for the explanation! Though I may have to read that a few more times to fully understands it.

11 months ago on The Cars of Super GT

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@aylmersteve Does a springless heave damper = inerter?

11 months ago on The Cars of Super GT

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@octopus @AmirIzham @Spaghetti I guess you learn something new everyday. Thanks for that info.

11 months, 1 week ago on Fast Car Magazine: Issue 337 Preview

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@Spaghetti I guess so. Sad isn't it? and the BM8s are just a copy of Hayashi Racing. Rota are the next Seibon.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Fast Car Magazine: Issue 337 Preview

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No door bars?


12 months ago on A Big Boost 2JZ-Swapped M3 That Does It All

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 @aussieANON that 2nd sentence is one hell of a tease. build thread?

1 year, 6 months ago on Melbourne’s Moment In The Spotlight

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 @TimothyCathey I know, right? looks like the 20B is assisting the turbo and not the other way around.

1 year, 6 months ago on Picking Up 7s: A 900whp Datsun Drag Ute

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I love it how the 1st picture makes it look like it has no rear tire and then you scroll to the 2nd picture and, oh my.

Then I watched the video and my mind was like "holy crap! is that a car or a missile?"

1 year, 6 months ago on Picking Up 7s: A 900whp Datsun Drag Ute

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Life imitating art that imitated life, or is it the other way around? Hehehe. This is beyond cool.

1 year, 6 months ago on The Real Life Initial D On Display

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The Lion, The Bulls, and Le Cyborg joining forces.

1 year, 6 months ago on Loeb’s New Pikes Peak Lion In The Roar

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 @Phishy The Borg Warner EFR series all features integrated BOV, built in to the compressor housing.

1 year, 6 months ago on The Norwegian’s Hammer, Unveiled

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F&F quotes overload! keep it coming guys. BTW, do any of the drivers taped their hands to the steering wheel? ;-)

1 year, 6 months ago on Horsepower Wars: Airstrip Attack Returns

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 @Gomez85  LOL!

1 year, 6 months ago on Horsepower Wars: Airstrip Attack Returns

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 @ClaytonPayton simply because in the N2 AE86 races, the drivers only use either WOT or not-WOT (i.e: 100% or 0% throttle) so carbs are easier/simpler. Plus those Keihin FCRs are using flat slides as opposed to butterfly valves which means better flow (or higher velocity). 

1 year, 6 months ago on Variety Counts: Spotlight-o-rama From Necs 2013

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not sure if trolling or...

1 year, 6 months ago on Variety Counts: Spotlight-o-rama From Necs 2013

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 @clubracer We need this all over the world... I believe this is one way to stop all the wars going on. cheers!

1 year, 6 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: British Rx By Steve White

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Friday 13 Day Killer Man Mask Socking Horror! gotta love Engrish!

1 year, 6 months ago on Mixing It Up: Spotlighting At The Necs 2013

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My adrenalin level just went through the roof after reading this! Great post Mr. Moore. Can't wait for the Malaysian Rally to start.

1 year, 7 months ago on Lapping Lydden With The Rallycross Dust Devils

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I've always loved the crystal clear shot of Rod, and then we have Sean with his artistic play with light. I'm glad i found this site back in 2008 and with the new speedhunters onboard, I'm sure I'll be following speedhunters.com for many more years.

 

Great pictures, great feature.

1 year, 7 months ago on A Method To The Madness: Inside Koenigsegg

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 @ClevelandN I'm not a drifter or a dirt track racer. this is just my opinion based from what I understands so feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

I think the logic of downforce/traction does apply to drifting equally as it does to dirt oval racing, which is to increase traction. While in sprint racing the traction loss is due to the slippery surface, in drifting they are deliberately losing the traction or should i say balancing the state of maximum traction vs traction loss. So the increase of downforce will increase the available traction, which allows them to execute and maintain their drift at a higher speed.

Again, drifting isn't about minimizing traction, but rather about being in a controlled state of traction loss. Otherwise they wouldn't fit the stickiest tire or the widest tire allowed by the regulations.

And no, drifting doesn't require any less traction than road racing. It's just that they are set-up differently.

Thank you and sorry if I sounded like a fanboy/smartass.

1 year, 7 months ago on D1 Dreams: Bensopra Enters The 2013 D1 Season

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On some of the picture there's a name I recognize on the windshield. Brian Green is a regular in the Malaysian Rally Championship. In fact, he is the champion for the 2012 season.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Kiwi Built Quattro S1

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 @sean klingelhoefer  @Phishy I'd say it's jealousy mostly. Hell, even I'm jealous of him and I am a rallyist myself. 

 

also, DC, Y U NO SELL the DC Pro Spec 1.0 anymore? lol.

 

and Sean, please keep up the good work of putting rallying into the spotlight. this can only do good to the sports.

1 year, 7 months ago on Behind The Scenes: Wrc With The Hoonigans

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glad that you mentioned the importance of the crews. to us rallyist, our crews are truly the unsung heros over any given rally weekend, that's why we always try to give credit to them whenever we can.

1 year, 7 months ago on The 101: A Beginner’s Guide To Wrc

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 @sean klingelhoefer  The front wing of an F1 car was designed like that because of the regs. The FIA mandates that the centre of the wing (not sure of the exact dimension) remains aero neutral.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Caged Beast: Phil Robles’ Wide Civic

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@RLee90

I believe these people aren't bitching about the harness because it's a 4-point, but the way it was installed, or precisely it's the way the shoulder strap is anchored, making the angle of it severe, thus increasing the possibility of spinal compression.

 

Quoted from FIA's Article 253-2011

Article 6: Seat belts

6.2 Installation:

It is prohibited for the seat belts to be anchored to the seats or their supports.

- A safety harness may be installed on the anchorage points of the series car.

The recommended geometrical locations of the anchorage points are shown in Drawing 253-61.

In the downwards direction, the shoulder straps must be directed towards the rear and must be installed in such a way that they do not make an angle of more than 45° to the horizontal from the upper rim of the backrest, although it is recommended that this angle should not exceed 10°.

The maximum angles in relation to the centre-line of the seat are 20° divergent or convergent.

If possible, the anchorage point originally mounted by the car manufacturer on the C-pillar should be used.

Anchorage points creating a higher angle to the horizontal must not be used.

In that case, the shoulder straps of 4-point safety harnesses maybe installed on the rear seat lap strap anchorage points originally mounted by the car manufacturer.

For a 4-point harness, the shoulder straps must be installed crosswise symmetrically about the centre-line of the front seat.

 

1 year, 8 months ago on Ff Supremacy: 5zigen Civic Type-r

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 @FunctionFirst  Oh no. You had to mention chrome-moly did you? Which some would say it's illegal to use 'em. Joking aside, I believe a chrome-moly cage will be lighter than a mild steel one. I never worked with one though so don't flame me. 

1 year, 8 months ago on Ff Supremacy: 5zigen Civic Type-r

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 @Gerben aka Suburuuh Proper cage indeed.

1 year, 8 months ago on The Caged Beast: Phil Robles’ Wide Civic

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 @BoostNAbler Agreed, lightness and simplicity is key in a build like this. But i'm not saying that they should build a WRC-spec rollcage to this car. A basic FIA approved, weld-in 6-point rollcage wouldn't be much heavier, and if properly tied in to the chassis would make it stiffer thus making suspension tuning easier, not to mention much safer. Doesn't matter what the goal is, safety is #1. Hell, even our rally car is using a basic 6-point rollcage since it's just a 1600cc FF Proton Satria/Mitsubishi Mirage.

1 year, 8 months ago on Ff Supremacy: 5zigen Civic Type-r

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Japanese approach to chassis tuning have always been a big mystery to me, especially regarding rollcages. That rollcage isn't very safe. And the layout is less than optimum to contribute much to chassis stiffness. Also, why use bolt-in since this is a full-time competition car? But a 58-sec lap around Tsukuba with an FF is impressive no matter what though.

1 year, 8 months ago on Ff Supremacy: 5zigen Civic Type-r

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"I need a hot hatch in my life." Don't we all do? Hehe...

1 year, 8 months ago on The Pursuit Of Happiness: Kw’s Focus St

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no offence, but that EVC mount looks like carbon sticker. hope i'm wrong though. great car nonetheless.

1 year, 8 months ago on Global Perspective: An Evo In Dubai

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that front 3/4 shot of the Yashio Factory S15 reminds me of RTR Mustang. not sure if that's good or bad but I'm loving it.

1 year, 8 months ago on Premium Day 2013 Wrap Up

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Another history lesson masterpiece by Mr. Moore. Thank you.

1 year, 9 months ago on Racing’s The Last Golden Era: The 1980s

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 @nielskroon head to the gallery at malaysianrally.com. the mirage/satria is pretty much the most famous chassis here.

1 year, 9 months ago on Pure #joyofmachine: Jcca Photo Attack

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 @777 plus, is it even FIA/SCCA/CAMS/NASA legal?

1 year, 9 months ago on Hks Premium Day Spotlight-o-rama

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Excellent. Everything is beautifully laid out and properly executed. This is Form = Function or Function = Form. Hellaflush meets Formula D. Bippu meets D1GP.

1 year, 9 months ago on The 1000hp 4-rotor, Turbo, Nitrous, Lexus Gs300

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 @sean klingelhoefer  Wow really? And yet their grassroots motorsports scene is huge. How did they manage to afford this. I am a rallyist (navigator) here in the Malaysian Rally Championship, and out of 30+ cars participating, we have only 1 Evo8 and 2 Ver.8 Imprezas. the rest are 15-20 years old Proton. 

1 year, 9 months ago on Greddy Places Trust In The Scion Fr-s

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 @sean klingelhoefer  Sadly Sean, that's not easy if not impossible. To import a car (new/used) we need an "Import Permit". For regular folks like us the price would be in the region of $10k USD, and that is for 1 car. So that 10k + the price of car (again, new/used) + 200% tax, you do the math.

1 year, 9 months ago on Greddy Places Trust In The Scion Fr-s

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 @albo13 $80k USD for a new GT86 here in Malaysia.

1 year, 9 months ago on Greddy Places Trust In The Scion Fr-s

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 @sean klingelhoefer  @speedhunters_dino  @roeby agreed. that's why i said an unlimited budget would get them started in the right direction. god knows how much more is needed to actually beat the record. and the thing i admire the most about Under Suzuki's achievement is that he did it with the original layout of the S15 chassis without going for custom/batshit crazy mods like the Nemo Evo. 

1 year, 9 months ago on Slow In, Fast Out: Battle Evome Action

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 @roeby perhaps an unlimited one would get you started in the right direction. ;-)

1 year, 9 months ago on Slow In, Fast Out: Battle Evome Action

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