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BryanPendleton

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About BryanPendleton

  • Rank
    TRACKJUNKIE
  • Birthday 09/28/1973

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Houston
  • Track Vehicle
    2001 C5, 1999 SM
  1. Having studied advanced fluid dynamics at the University of Houston, I find it quit humerous that with such a massively complex problem there is such confidence and precise measurments for a universal applicable product. Not that I dont think there is value in the product, just that the marketing department has certainly spun their web. Hood vents are a small piece of the large system when evaluating fluid dynamics at the front of a vehicle. As stated ealier, a user could misapply hood vents and make certain desired traits worse. This is a sketchy market segment, even moreso than power-goodies, because quantifying the complete results picture is simply not feasible for most consumers. So bottom line is, as a consumer, you need to be prepared to validate the results you desire.
  2. So did Barry (#33) seriously think he was going to get away with that. In my opinion that was a extremely extremely high-risk attempt.
  3. Yeah, hind sight I had the time to execute the pass on the lap car, but at the time, I didn't know for sure, so steered wide to cover up the pass lane and give myself the opportunity to pass the lap car if I felt I could do it safely. I obviously didn't cover up the outside well enough, and Vinnie is willing to take on more risk. What is interesting is the lock-up that occurs before any contact. I am thinking Porter came in hot before the incident even occurred. *shrug*
  4. Well, not the weekend I was hoping for. Was excited to hit the track with my XFactor motor. I did not set my expectation too high though, because I do not know Cresson. All expectations came crashing down though when I had my first major accident. Was able to get the car up and running with control arm, ball joint and damper replacement, though the alignment was challenging because of the bent subframe. Had to adjust out all the toe on passenger side, so i could square up the front toe. Thankfully, I have a splined steering wheel, so I was able to simply mount the wheel 60deg off to had it pointing straight. Car was decent under the circumstances and I was able to run a clean race for the 50minute "enduro" on Sunday, finishing 9th after starting from 15th. Now I need to tear the car apart to properly fix it. 😞 The accident:
  5. I'M N 4 SM. I also have an extra bed in Granbury/Plantation Thursday and Friday night, if anyone is looking for a cheap place to sleep and shower.
  6. Can you reshare this ECU definition? Thank you, Bryan
  7. Where abouts? Would like to get an understanding of my tongues weight too.
  8. Here is the weird thing. When i bought the trailer i received two different plates at very different times. I just left the originals on, which fell off or were stolen. I attached the other plate to my trailer in a new location that wont risk falling off. A few weeks later i get the registration renewal for my trailer, which is for the plates i have now, not the one lost/stolen.
  9. Thanks for the heads up, will definitely look for a negative-ground solution from Renogy.
  10. I am looking at the following. The Renogy brand name seems to be fairly reputable and the reviews are pretty solid: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MVZ777D/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_68FACbEGDXV47 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXLJJS4/?coliid=I5UNWM4MMUZID&colid=3VMKDM6821EO2&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
  11. Cant make it, but would love to watch the WC on TV. I have cut the chord, anyone know how i can record and go back and watch WC? So much more personal when you know the drivers (Chris, Stephen, Danni, etc)
  12. Was looking to just pick up the Harbor Freight special, but wanted to get some experience from others first. Basically i just want to mount a battery to on my open deck car hauler to power some lights and a winch, bit use a small solar panel to keep the battery topped off. I want to keep this on a HF type budget though. Best type battery for the job? Solar Panel trickle charger? Other lessons learned?
  13. I picked up a 14’ Big Tex that backs right i to my garage, and fits the Miata nicely. Trailer was just over $2000 new. Then I fabricated the tire rack for a couple hundred in materials. I believe I calculated it at around 3500 lbs, but then i pack other crap too, fuel, tools, etc.
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