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    2010 Evo X

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  1. To bryan's point, after the air moves through the heat exchangers, it still needs to go somewhere...... like create high pressure at the back of the firewall..... go through your transmission tunnel out the back, disperse itself underneath the car and add to the turbulence, and therefore lift..... Ducting out the hood is almost like a free lunch? Or atleast maybe a moderately discounted lunch. A lot of the aftermarket hoods with aero work on them tend to have an air deflector at the back of the hood, forcing the air to skip that typical high pressure area by the windshield wipers, forcing air over the car instead of into it. At least that's how they're able to make their hood vents work, i guess. Or you can go full blown old-school and reroute your intake to the bottom of the windshield. Because supercharger???
  2. So i've been out of the Texas track scene for a while due to travels and such..... Anyways, Did the drivers edge go anywhere? The website seems to be non-existant? Have i missed something?? I may end up doing hallett with NASA, but the 8.5 hr drive is a tough one.... i'll have to see what i can do if TDE doesn't have any events in May/June.
  3. I saw that! And i would have signed up if it weren't for a friends birthday shindig in Fredricksberg on the 14th. Heading back to San Francisco for work afterwords but i'm currently scheduled for laguna seca on the 20th. I miss TX tracks. MSRH especially. Thank you for the tips everyone!
  4. Website doesn't mention bilstein, so i suspect it may not be something they can do. Can't seem to get ahold of these guys though. I'll keep trying.
  5. Anyone familiar with a company, preferably a speed shop, that can custom re-valve bilsteins? TX would be ideal to avoid shipping. THX :)
  6. If someone makes a hollow sway bar that is an 'upgrade' over OEM, i'd highly reccomend it. Even with the increased roll stifness of coilovers, wheel deflection will be greatly reduced, which means the amount a swaybar contributes to roll stiffness is decreased. Hotchkiss makes good products on all platforms i've had the pleasure of driving them on. At least on my application, they are very large, but hollow. Lighter than OEM swaybars and on the lowest setting provide a solid increment of greater stiffness. At the highest setting, they rival the stiffest swaybars made for my application. I'll be honest, the difference between having my front sway connected and disconnected (on lowest setting) doesn't increase front grip at all. But it is more responsive with it connected. I also run very stiff springs and wheel deflection is small. Having an OEM bar wouldn't benefit me at all as it wouldn't increase grip, it would have slower response, and it would be heavier. My hotchkiss is 32mm hollow and the OEM bars were 24mm solid. Lots of good application specific advise here, just thought i'd highlight the reduced wheel deflection and swaybar contribution by having stiffer springs :)
  7. +1, an insurance company doesn't care how much your car is worth on the marketplace, even if you can show them listings of the car in identical condition going for 2x of what their 'book value' is. Their argument is a listing price isn't the same as a selling price. They will take every opportunity to fuck you. I do consulting work for a lot of different insurance carriers and this is pretty standard across the board. USAA is the only exception i know of, but my work is on the property side of things, not auto. That said, insurance carriers tend to cower if you hire a lawyer. So, there's always that option. Just make sure the argument and path forward presents a path of greater resistance. Then they'll cave no matter what.
  8. Bunch of old dudes shaking a stick in this thread. I'm surprised Terry even tried to be nice.
  9. Thx, I'll just go for the yellow Teflon. I assume it's safe for ethanol blends too?
  10. I had an incident with a 911 getting distance on the straights but i'd be right up his ass in the corners. Decided i'd get W2W level close to him and get a good exit on ricochet so that i could pass him heading into little bend. The dude decided to give me a point by ON CORNER EXIT and let off the throttle while on racing line. Needless to say, i had zero options on either going to his inside (outside was grass), or even slowing down in time. Smashed the brakes and went off track sideways. I guess my point is, its not always bmw's and vettes!
  11. Tee'ing off the 5/16 SAE quick disconnects on the OEM fuel lines. The fitting i bought has NPT, was just wondering if anyone knows of any good thread sealant that won't break down over time. I've heard mixed things about yellow teflon tape (that its made for gas gas, not gasoline). I've also heard mixed things about blue loctite.
  12. I find it interesting that the only people i ever hear go on about 'heritage' are some backwards ass americans. Literally no one gives a shit except them. I applaud the changes, motor displacement and all.
  13. [emoji1787][emoji23][emoji1787][emoji23] I fucking love that show
  14. Never even thought about that. I'll have to measure level in the garage this weekend to see if anything's changed over the past 4 years.
  15. Exactly! And then rechecking everything after you have it all set up to verify. It's easy to get confused with all the different measurements and adjustments happening. The good news is that you put in the work once, make your solid blocks with vinyl tiles for each corner, mark your squares on the garage floor for repeatability, and all your future alignments are simplified and extremely accurate. Just one note, I noticed that using sand between the tiles there was still a little bit of friction. Not a big deal for measuring caster, but difficult for toe changes. With small toe adjustments on the arm, nothing would show up on the strings. Using petroleum jelly seemed to alleviate this issue. Motor oil works too but it doesn't last in between alignments. It tends to Gunk up and you're back to the same issue as before. Probably not a big deal if you're aligning a Miata, but my car is heavy as hell.... 1050 lbs over each front wheel. Also, I know it doesn't really matter anymore, but the paved garages at Texas World speedway have a pretty flat floor. I was really impressed, flat enough to make some reliable changes on the fly if need be. More level than my own garage.
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