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Alvin Brinson

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About Alvin Brinson

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    Track Denial

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  • Location
    Beaumont, TX
  • Track Vehicle
    2015 Fiat 500 Abarth
  • Interests
    Cars, Teaching & Sim Games.
  1. Beaumont. I really don't feel like changing a transmission right now ? ... may start looking for local shop recommendations.
  2. And wouldn't you believe it, I just lost 4th gear giving it some beans lol.... literally 30 minutes ago. The manual trans is a weak point on these if you're tuned. And I seem to have a ringer that makes a bit more low end torque than most... which feels nice but ain't nice on parts. Glad it happened 1 mile from home and not on a track 6 hours away.
  3. Torque converted. It's an AISIN 6 speed.. Not too bad, honestly, they went through some effort to make it pretty good for performance, it was specifically designed for the Abarth/Turbo and is different than the auto in the base 500. It does fancy things like (to quote sources) "fuel-cut upshifts, rev-matching downshifts, brake-assist downshifts, corner-gear hold and fast-off gear hold". In an Abarth, those features are pretty agressive and definitely make it the best auto I've ever had. In my 500 Turbo, those features were fully present when I had it tuned by one company. Unfortunately that t
  4. New member here. I've been on the HPDE faceballs group for a minute or two and found this forum as well. I own two Fiats that I've done quite a number of group road events with, such as the Twisted Sisters, Tail of the Dragon, etc. Looking to get into a few track events as the next step in my money wasting. I am a school teacher so everything has to be on a shoestring budget. But that doesn't have to stop the fun. Here are my rides: 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth 5 Speed (red) "The Mad Fiat" - Bought new, extensively modded, blew the motor, replaced it myself, slightly less extensively modd
  5. Hate to zombie this post but it's been done before.... I found the download for the Cresson map, but when I load it in AC the pavement textures appear to be pure blinding white... I know you didn't write the track, but does it do that for you, or do you have any tips for fixing it?
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