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jp129

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About jp129

  • Rank
    Track Enthusiast

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Houston, TX
  • Track Vehicle
    AP1 S2000
  • Interests
    Racing, Cars, Motorcycles,

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  1. jp129

    July Member Plans

    I'll see you all out there tomorrow!
  2. jp129

    July Member Plans

    I think I'm able to make the 21st. July 27-28 weekend is a bit better for me, but I'm at the mercy of the members that are willing to let me tag along as a guest. I'll just have to make things happen!
  3. jp129

    Introductions

    Thank you for the feedback guys! @Matt93SE - Your feedback is pretty accurate. My instructor provided feedback that I should work on my trail braking transition in 2 the slow haripins where I was slightly over driving and causing some understeer.
  4. jp129

    Introductions

    Rear tire has similar characteristics, just less pronounced
  5. jp129

    Introductions

    Guys, Can you help me understand my tire wear? I just did a day at Harris Hill CW and the wear on my front tires look peculiar. Trailing edge seems to be feathered/lifting. I don't know much about reading auto tire wear as I am motorcycle tires... Tire pressures were 35 PSI hot both front and rear. Rears don't look near as bad. Any thoughts? I did not adjust pressures or broke out the pyrometer, since I just wanted to work on myself. Lap times were in the high 1:33-1:34s in the afternoon.
  6. jp129

    Introductions

    Noted, I notice a lot of the faster drivers end up with a square setup and it does make sense from a consumable stand point as you mentioned. Do you find that aero is needed to make a square setup work well or does altering suspension sufficient enough? If you're open for the last weekend in July, I'd love to join as a guest and get some more feedback from ya!
  7. jp129

    Introductions

    Thank you for the feedback. I've never used the PowerStop PSA pads either, but they seem well regarded in some tracking circles. They're marketed as a track day pad that's pretty forgiving. I'll keep the other recommendations in mind if these don't work out.
  8. Posting this up to see when members may be planning to hit the track? Selfishly, I would love to be someone's guest if they're willing to have me 😁!
  9. jp129

    Introductions

    Thank you for the warm welcomes! I'll definitely take you up on the offers. Seems like there's a fair number of S2000 owners, would love to hear your setup suggestions. Since I'm starting out, I'm not focused on setup as much as I am on skill building, but here's my base line for reference. Very familiar with S2000s as I've had my street car since 2003. AP1 S2000 Chassis - Stripped out/Non road driven Suspension: Koni Yellow shocks - FR 400lb/in - RR 300lb/in springs Stock ride height - Didn't want to change suspension geometry and add more variances at this point while I'm still learning Full spherical bushings Sway bar: Front AP1 - Rear AP2 AP2V1 17" wheels - Bridgestone Potenza S04 - 215/245 Alignment: Front Camber: -1.7 (max NEG camber I was able to get out at stock ride height - after I get some seat time, I'll most likely lower the car some and add RCAs to correct geo and add more NEG camber adj.) Caster: 6.2 Toe: 0.00 Rear Camber: -2.0 Toe: -0.10 Total toe: -0.20 Brakes: -PowerStop PSA829 front pads/OEM rear pads -Centric premium blanks -Stop tech SS lines -No dust shields/no ducting Looking for neutral handling characteristics while I learn better car control, build skills, and figure out driving style/preferences. What do you guys think?
  10. jp129

    Introductions

    Thank you, Robert! Since you're a fellow S2K owner, I'd be happy to take any pointers you have!
  11. jp129

    Introductions

    Hello All, My name is JP and I've been a long time lurker, but decided to sign up now that the S2000 track car is about to be finished! Wanted to say Hello to everyone and introduce myself properly. I've been racing CMRA for the past few years and tracking motorcycles for the past 7, so not unfamiliar with the track environment! Thinking about starting a family, so I'm retiring from moto racing and switching over to cars. I've done a handful of car track days in the past 12 years, but far and few in between. Goal is to develop my skills as a driver to eventually go racing if that's something I end up enjoying. I would like to get to know some of the people here and I would also be greatly appreciative if the MSRH members would be willing to extend a guest pass to me in the near future. Cheers! JP P.S. Added some pics for effect 🙂
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