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About BRZ4Science

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    Grapevine, TX
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    Subaru BRZ

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  1. I know a couple of guys who've run them at autox and on the track. They are better at autox than the RE71r (or at least as good), and hold up to track temperatures better than the old RE71r (I don't have reliable data for times on track, but they seem to be comparable to the RE71r). All this was for BRZ/FRS, an RX8, and an NC Miata. The Hankook RS4 is my favorite 200tw track tire, it is very slightly slower than the RE71r and 660 but lasts much longer and is more consistent. I do plan on buying a set of 660's to try them out and get some head to head comparisons.
  2. So, I had to post to social media to get a free shirt and this is where I posted. The new Supra did look pretty cool, and it sounds like it'd make a decent $55-$65k daily/track car. If you don't want a Corvette and the M2 isn't your bag and you want a new car, the Supra is a fine choice. The rep was a bit frustrated though when I told him I was faster in my BRZ, but really that's not a fair comparison since I run 200tw tires and they were on MPSS (I'm at less than half the hp of the Supra, half the price, and a full set of tires and tools fit in the back of my BRZ). And, it's not built by BMW, just from BMW parts in Austria. But the Toyota guys totally got to set up the suspension and tuning (the 2021 was re-tuned for an extra 60hp, and the 2020 suffered from understeer but Toyota got to decide that, not BMW!). I'd recommend waiting 3 years for them to come off lease, so you can pick them up for $20-$25k and have a hell of a car for that price.
  3. #Supra new Supra event at Ecr
  4. Fair enough, I just haven't heard of anyone who's done an engine swap without spending more time, money, and frustration than it was worth. I'd say the majority of the boosted issues seem to come from trying to get just too much out of the system (the Edelbrock or Jackson Racing off the shelf or close to it tunes are the "safe" tunes I meant, and not the smaller pulley, increased boost, raised redline tunes that seem to be the engine killers). Maybe the only way to go is to spend more on beefing up everything, but you'd still end up at half the cost of an LS swap. Both scare me enough to keep me with my NA setup. I plan on beating on my BRZ with its current setup on street tires for the foreseeable future. Of course, I'd rather being driving mine than fixing or tinkering with it, but to each his own. Just keep updating us with the progress. I wish you the best of luck!
  5. Why not just bolt on one of the supercharger kits (Jackson Racing, Edelbrock, Harrop) with a reliable tune and call it a day? Any of them can make 300whp on E85 without too much stress and the car is pretty fast at that point. $4k-$6k and an afternoon and you're good to go.
  6. Welcome! I'm a school teacher too, the best way to save money is to become an instructor (takes some time and work, but we teachers have some training and experience that helps). Second to that, track memberships can save money in the long run, but they do lock you down to a single track.
  7. I'm in, the 31st is questionable, depends on what the SCCA does with the autox program. I should find out tonight what the decision is.
  8. Any plans to come up to MSR Cresson or ECR?
  9. Members can come to the ECR open track days, you should email Brad and/or Maggie though to tell them you're coming. For the other events, it's my understanding that members can get discounts/rebates when they run with other groups as a membership perk. Running with PCA or anyone else would require you to register with the outside group and coordinate with ECR to get your discount.
  10. I haven't heard if ECR is cancelling their Open Track Day on Saturday, if they're still on you could still make it to ECR.
  11. Well then, I just might have to stop by. The best part is that it's close enough that if I have a really good time it's only about a 20min walk (probably a 35min stumble) home.
  12. What a great weekend, Saturday had rain all day but ECR wasn't bad to drive in the rain. The only issues are the runoff areas have no grass and if you go off you have to stay off and wait for a tow, but drivers were cautious enough to limit the number of offs and the ECR crew was quick to get people off (phrasing). Sunday stayed dry all day, there were a couple of threats of rain but aside from a few sprinkles that didn't affect conditions, it stayed dry all day. Turnout was light, virus concerns and weather conspired to keep people away; however, for those of us who braved the conditions we were rewarded with tons of open track and an obscene amount of track time (I drove 7 sessions on Saturday and 9 on Sunday). Basically got 3 days worth of driving done in a weekend, and that was with a fog delay on Saturday. My only issue was that my camera charge cable was giving me problems, so I only got video of the first half of the days. The Chin participants and management were a pleasure to run with, the groups and drivers all did a great time with point-bys and on track behavior (we all kept a little separated for good "social distancing" but everyone was still friendly and helpful). I was a little weary with the "Happy Hour" driving session, where at the end of the day all drivers are allowed out for an hour long session with open passing with a point-by. I didn't know how well it'd work, but it was fantastic. The long session meant that those who participated did so during different parts of the session, so there weren't too many cars on track at the same time. The slower drivers/cars were great with point-bys and I didn't notice any issues with the open passing and mixed groups (many of the drivers were new to ECR, but the Saturday rain did a good job training people to drive within their limits). I managed a 2:13.9 which is my best time on my RS4's (2:13.4 on last-legs RE71r's is my PB) and about a 1s pickup over my previous fastest time on the RS4's.
  13. Instructing will be lead/follow and no in-car at all (except maybe the coaching candidates). Should be interesting.
  14. I think the tarp bunching up under the wheels might have contributed to the quick stop.
  15. That might just be the one day only registration. The 2 day registration is currently open (I'm registered).
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