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Matt93SE

Matt93SE

Member Since 23 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Today, 06:52 PM

Data from an early apexer... OMG awful!

20 January 2019 - 04:09 PM

So I bought the kid a Mychron5 for Christmas and pulled yesterday's race data this afternoon.   it's pretty telling, and the tale it tells is pretty awful.  My kid is an early apexer. :(


Tell me what new(ish) DD to buy..

25 December 2018 - 10:11 PM

My G35 Sedan is getting ooold.  it's to the point that it needs a fairly major amount of work, and just rolled 200k miles.  the front end is eating tires and the FRP core support is cracked from a minor fender bender- I'm thinking there's something heinous going on in the chassis that is going to cost $1000 in parts to fix on a car that's worth $3000..   meh..

 

so I'm looking for something "similar" to the G35 for a new DD. 

Relatively fun to drive

Manual Trans (or a true flappy paddle- not an autotragic w/ "manual mode")

$25,000 budget- $30k if it's a damn good deal on a nicer car

preferably 4 seats.   I have 2 small kids, but it's very rare they ride with me.  If so, I'll take the truck or something.

Will last 200,000 miles.

 

 

My short list is:

BRZ/FR-S

370Z

WRX

Civic SI

 

I'm scared of 'Murican and German cars due to the maintenance I foresee needed to get to 200k miles so something like an older S4 or 3-series or Camaro/Mustang are all pretty much off my radar.

 

any ideas other than the above?

 

 

 


"Quality" of BC racing coilovers?

20 August 2018 - 07:46 PM

You know, in relation of:

1 being "my kids radio flyer has better suspension"

to 

10 being "Pro LMP2 Ligier driver wouldn't be able to tell the difference between these and his digressives in a 10 lap shootout"

 

 

....   So I bought another G35 coupe (this makes the 3rd Z/G sitting in my driveway now..) at auction today because I saw Brembos in the photos..  I tow it home and holy carp..   look underneath and it's got the Brembos, BC coilovers, plenum spacer, intake, some sort of exhaust on it..  who knows what else..

 

Based on the price point of these things, I'm betting they're like every other entry level JDM-y0 setup out there, but thought I'd ask before I dumped them on the interwebs..


Sorta-spammy post.. Super duper sale on Piloti shoes @ Piloti.com

16 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

As title says, I saw this posted on the Facebooks and thought I'd pass it on to my fellow TJs.

 

https://piloti.com/c...le-up-to-75-off

 

They have lots of "driving" shoes on sale, and a couple styles of SFI/FIA rated racing shoes on sale.  these guys are usually stupid expensive and are 75% off so I picked up an extra set of racing shoes for $60.   usually I can't find quality shoes for under $120 so this is a steal..

 

HURRY!  You must act now! quantities are limited and going fast! :D


WTB Porsche 944S2 (3.0L N/A) engine/ block.. **FOUND**

15 August 2018 - 01:52 PM

Racer friend of mine blowed up his engine over the weekend and is looking for another block to rebuild his engine.

Anybody have a lead on a 3L block?

 

I'm told this guy only came in the S2 version from 89-91.  I know nothing about Porches, I just trying to help a friend.  if you have something, please send me preferred contact info and I'll forward it on.

thanks!