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About BRZ4Science

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    Grapevine, TX
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    Subaru BRZ

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  1. You can absolutely get the tire shine crap onto the meat of the tire, when you do it feels like oil. You shouldn't ever put tire shine on tires that are going to the track.
  2. Mustangs weight like 2 tons though, no roof is strong enough to hold that up. 😉
  3. Wow, another reason I'm glad my car came with a roof.
  4. Highly depends on the club, but yes the ND falls into the category of "factory roll protection" that includes a select few convertibles (S2000, Boxster, and Z4 are the other ones I remember off hand). Of course, you'd still have to pass the "broom test", and there's no guarantee that an overzealous tech inspector or chief of safety won't send you home anyway. I really like the ND, but I don't fit (especially in the passenger seat, they really cramped that side of the car).
  5. I was promoting this hard to anyone with any interest, it was a great deal.
  6. Track: Eagles Canyon Raceway 2.7 Italian Canyon - December 19, 2020 Lap Time: 2:12.9 (AIM Solo2) Ambient temperature: 50 degrees F Car: 2014 Subaru BRZ Estimated weight with driver: 2900 lb Estimated whp: 178 RWHP Tires: 255/40-17 Falken Azenis RT600 First day on new tires, the Falkens felt great and put up with 30min sessions pretty well. Conditions were pretty good and traffic was light enough to set some good laps. I would have loved to do the last couple of laps of the session, but I ran out of gas.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. #Supra new Supra event at Ecr
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Any plans to come up to MSR Cresson or ECR?
  15. 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.
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