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@LTDScott @SMRacing You're right, they've replaced about 95% of the car.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on ROLLIN' IN MY 5.0: THE FOX REDEFINED
@LTDScott @SubieNate @uKENinam I personally know a guy who has MADE a 9" fit IRS with double wishbones. If a privateer working out of his garage can do it I'm pretty sure this workshop could have done it. But this isn't an all out time attack car so they probably couldn't see as much benefit in it. Having a universally impressive drag time is better for business than spending all that effort and R&D to pull a track time that will only impress those who know about the track.
@Radni Molhampou It mentions how much hp this car is running not once, but TWICE within the article. Maybe reading the story would be a good idea. Or even just searching "hp" on this page...
5 months ago on UNCHARTED TERRITORY: UNDER SUZUKI'S 52-SEC LAP
@speedhunters_dino The underfloor and diffuser will help with drag, but if the car has enough downforce with the rear wing as is it will only be a minor gain and also take a lot of tuning to balance a new set up for downforce vs drag vs weight all for this particular track.
@st3althr @777 @speedhunters_dino @Crossmember Would nemo even meet the same criteria as the scorch s15? I thought it might fall in the catagory or the nsx. Unless this class is only restricted to having a factory floor plan, suspension design and running semislicks, similar as WTAC.
I dont know much about Portugal, but perhaps b series are very rare and expensive there. And maybe he had a R1 motor laying around/got it for cheap, or maybe its cheaper for parts over there. Maybe its for a class of racing that has a limited capacity. Maybe its just something he always wanted to do? This is all just speculation, but there are hundreds of potential reasons why he might have chosen this motor.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on #FEATURETHIS: YAMAHA R1-POWERED MINI
The holes on the front bar would actually hamper its cooling UNLESS its ducted straight to the radiator. The reason is thats a low pressure area so as you're drivsing air comes in the large mouth in the front bar, hits the radiator and builds up pressure, then some of the air will get pushed out of the holes in the front bar. So if they and/or the main mouth arent ducted that will help with your temps.
6 months ago on MIATA MEETS SILVIA
@koknyol In Cefiros are more expensive than most S-chassis because of their rarity! What motors did they come with over in indonesia? Rb20s?
6 months ago on SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES: RS-R AT FORMULA D ASIA
@PaddyMcGrathSH Having the wing itself further back gives it access to cleaner air, and having the position the wing mounts to further back increases the force it places on the chassis. So setups like the N1 concepts seems pretty legit. The others seems just for looks, which is a bit sad...
6 months, 2 weeks ago on SEMA 2012: TREND SPOTTING IN VEGAS
@that4AGsound They would struggle to meet pedestrian crash regulations. And I imagine if you were to make a collapse on impact (or something similar) it would make the flimsy. But mainly a lot of people hate them, so why would a manufacturer risk losing half their market? They were being made right up until the rx7 fd stopped production, so maybe in 10 years time when they become really vintage and mainstream society accepts them as "cool" once again.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on AIRBAGGED AND OUT THERE: THE LOW LOTUS.
@HellaDK It looks purposefully and has been done for a looooong time. It also makes removing/replacing the widebody a hell of a lot easier.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on SEMA 2012: THE GOOD OLD USA
Interesting to see the trends. There seems to be a switch between 80's/90's colour scheme (white on teal gtr, brown nsx, etc), 90s/00's big wings and body kits and modern fitment. I know these are show cars, but it does get my goat when they cut the patterns in the wing endplates. Minimal as it may be it does hamper the effectiveness of the wing.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on SEMA 2012: ASIA'S FINEST OFFERINGS
Does that DC Sport 86 have its splitter attatched to its front bumper? Looks like the 86 is spawning a new generation of fast and furious "aero".
6 months, 3 weeks ago on SEMA 2012: A LITTLE PEEK
Does this car have a hydro handbrake? I cant imagine the stock drum set up working with the alloy hat at the rear.
7 months ago on TIME ATTACKER: PRO STOCK RACING SKYLINE GT-R
@ACCDM Honestly, if he kept the stock seat and didn't have the wanker white circle and tow hook, and if he felt like it put a nice stereo in there then cool, its a nice comfortable daily. If he stripped the interior and bikini top then cool, its a rougher and faster daily. And all that stuff has nothing to do with power. But until this guy makes up his mind as to what kind of car he wants its just doing both things poorly.
7 months, 1 week ago on MINING FOR GOLD, #FEATURETHIS SPOTLIGHT-O-RAMA
@JonBartolome @Vilko "He cut the rear bumper for looks" is exactly what Im getting at. Its terrible as a track car. Im not going to back that up with any justification, because if you have enough brain cells to read this then you should be able to see why its ineffective. And yeah, if you are going to track a 5 you do want bigger brakes that wear pads evenly, unlike the stock ones.So approaching it as a show car, it has a ugly arse tow hook sticking out of the bonnet, which is a colour that doesnt match the theme of the car, seats that dont match the rest of the interior in appearance or practicality. And compared to most show cars out there, just very little done to it at all. Personal taste *blah blah blah* No. Its just a car that is made to get attention so tards say "cool, a race car!" When it just isnt. And spending massive amount of time and money to impress other people makes you nothing but a tool. If you are going to drive a girls car, be a man.
LI love miatas, and own 2. I love anything from track cars to VIP and I can even tolerate over the top hellaflush crap. Because all those cars have a purpose; go fast, look crazy or be practical. But that silver one is so stupid. Its a show car done up to look like a track car. But a lot of its modifications hamper its performance. Hes spent time and money to make the interior look and feel nice, yet put out of place uncomfortable seats. He's cut the rear bumper for aero but instead of running a hard top its got their stupid bikini top. And the small wheels (as much as I love weird small jap rims) prevent him from using big brakes. All the performance of a show car and the looks or a pig. Yeah, awesome car... Strip the interior, build the motor and stop being a tosser.
@makofoto They arent built to drive. Your question is redundant.
7 months, 1 week ago on THE SLAMMED SIDE OF IRWINDALE
You need to say "swag" more in this post. And dont limit yourself to one "trending" word. Feel free to use intentionally dated terms like; gnarly, radical and bodacious, to show just how post modern you really are. It will help add integrity and class to the article. All while enhancing the professionalism of the site.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on BACK IN THE USA: THE SPEEDHUNTERS DO IRWINDALE
This car is stupid. He's wasted so much time on a car that is impractical, uncomfortable, looks like crap, slow, handles like crap, chews through tyres, cant get over speed humps, and is barely worth anything in scrap metal. And I love it! Obviously represents a lot about the person who built it. Volvo front lip, fender mirrors and that steering wheel, THAT STEERING WHEEL! So sick...
7 months, 3 weeks ago on A CIVIC MISFIT, THE RUST BUCKET WAGOVAN