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BRZ4Science

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About BRZ4Science

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    Grapevine, TX
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    Subaru BRZ

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  1. 255's on 8.5 are fine (I run 255 on 9" and they're about perfect), I've run 255's on a 7" wheel and that was okay but pinched enough to not be worth it.
  2. MSR-C 1.7 CW Date: 6/22/2019 Lap time: 1:26.2 (AIM) Car: 2014 Subaru BRZ Total vehicle weight with driver: ~2900 lbs w/ driver Wheel horsepower: 178WHP Tires: 255/40-17 Hankook RS4 Estimated ambient temperature: 80 degrees´╗┐ Creeping up on the 1:25's, I know the car has it in it but I've still got to go find the time. I like the CW but I don't run it very often.
  3. Even though I thought I was going slow, looks like I set a new PB on the 1.7CW with APEX (my best lap from all 3 sessions were within thousandths, which is either good or bad, I'm not sure). MSR-C 1.7 CW Date: 6/3/2019 Lap time: 1:26.8 (AIM) Car: 2014 Subaru BRZ Total vehicle weight with driver: ~2900 lbs w/ driver Wheel horsepower: 178WHP Tires: 255/40-17 Hankook RS4 Estimated ambient temperature: 80 degrees
  4. I'd start by looking on the Corvette forums and learning what the fast guys usually run, someone must have already figured out what tires to put on a C6 by now. According to the math/physics, a wider, lower profile tire is usually faster. I run a 255/40-17 on 9" wide wheels and my testing has shown that this setup is faster than 225/45, 245/40, and 245/45 (265's would rub for me). I've tried the smaller sizes on both the 9" wheel and an 8" wheel and the bigger tire was faster. To get the most out of your big tires, you want your wheels to be at least as wide as the tires (wider is better) to keep the tire from being pinched. Most testing I've seen supports the idea until you get completely ridiculous and get a super stretched tire (stance bro looking stuff). The downsides to wider tires are that they are more expensive, are worse in the wet, and take longer to heat up. My advise: get the smallest diameter wheel that fits over your brakes and get them as wide as will fit without causing problems, then put the widest tire that makes sense on them (usually classing rules limit your choice and make it easier to figure out).
  5. My pleasure, it was nice meeting you. We'll have to convince you to start coming out to the track again. Also, my apartment's AC has been fixed and I won't have to run the cool suit all night.
  6. I'm headed out to pick it up now, I might have to start using it tonight since my AC went out (they replaced the burnt out motor with a spare motor that was also worthless). My AC is supposed to fixed by the end of the day (it only gets hot around 7pm, but it stays hot all night then, last night i didn't drop below 82F).
  7. Sounds like a deal, I'll take it.
  8. Thanks for the help, we've got another one on 9/28 and 12/14 so I'll be looking for coaches again in a couple of months.
  9. This, you can kind of get used to pulling the paddles a little early but sometimes when you do that the computer decides to increase the delay and you're back at square one. I'd bet that the Supra will need a transmission cooler and really you probably want one with any automatic that you're going to be tracking. The GTR also ate transmissions like it was going out of style and you couldn't sue the launch mode on early cars without voiding the warranty. I've also yet to meet someone at the track with a GTR who belonged there and wasn't a total doofus who was a danger to himself and others. I'm not saying it's the cars fault since it covers up so many terrible habits with its fancy computer controlled all wheel drive and automated shifting, but there's a strong correlation between the type of driver who'd be happy with a car that does more of the driving itself and the type of driver who causes trouble at a DE.
  10. But there are used 718's and there are no used Supra (plus they'll have a mark up for at least the first year).
  11. There might be a manual later (dick move) or, they bench-marked the Cayman so you could get one of those (they're nice and very fun at the track).
  12. I'm doing the Apex 2 way but I might do the TNiA as well, there's a bring a friend for free deal so it's half off (I'm not sure if that stacks with the $25 discount codes).
  13. I think the water was deeper in Little Bend than in that picture.
  14. I'm in for instructing and driving!
  15. This event is always a bunch of fun, I'll be there again this year and always loved it in the past. I think this will be the 3rd year in a row. Last year we just had 2 groups (sub 1:25 and over 1:25 cars) and did 30min sessions. Tons of track time and small, well organized run groups.
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