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Postby rkaiser » Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:29 pm

I have a sheet from AP Racing that has their recommended brake/bedding procedure. Basically you start of with small (60mph to 30 mph) repetitive brake usage (no complete stops from high speeds yet) to heat the entire brake disk up - watch it change colors! Basically then just get gradualy more aggressive on them(high speed to complete stop). I'm hoping that brake balance wont be an issue - the ABS system might help compensate. Hopefully i can get them broken in enough before the auto-x.

You better not be getting Hoosiers! :evil: Just make sure you give the whole tire a good coat of Armor All first - especially the tread :twisted:

Man all you monkies with R-Compound ae going to force me to get some. My wife isn't going to be happy with all this money I'm going to have to spend - thanx :P
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Postby WRX-B » Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:38 pm

I tried to put that lil hoosier remark in the 'tiny' font, didnt work. Nope, no Hoosiers.



my Kumho Rcompounds should be here tomorrow.
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Postby WRX-B » Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:42 pm

Krap, cant get the 'tiny'font to work for me.


No R comps for me, yet.

Has anyone done an event at the Skyview in Billings? Just trying to figure out which events to try and make this summer.

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Postby rkaiser » Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:51 am

I haven't done a Skyview even yet but want too. They have a pretty good sized parking lot. I think Ray has checked it out a time or two.
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Postby JoeE » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:20 am

WHen can we get a fully detailed report on this recent Lewistown event from someone who was there. I am very interested, sounds like having good brakes would be a good thing to have for hauling a car down from 115mph plus.


The event at the Lewistown "training" facilty on June 15th was a Porsche Club of America driver's education. I'm not sure how some SCCA people ended up there. The PCA driver's ed events are run on an open course, with 5 or so cars on the track at the same time, spaced out, no passing.
The Porsche's were getting up to 140 mph!

There was a guy there last year (and this year too I think) with a GT2 911! He may have been approaching 140.

The Billings SCCA group also does events at Lewistown. The are run as SoloII events by putting cones out on the course to keep the speeds down, but it doesn't really work. They don't use any timing gear, so its kind of just a free for all, not exacty in the spirit of SoloII, but it can be pretty fun. I think they have events scheduled up there July20 and Sept21. They usually charge based on how many people show up to cover the site rental.

Skyview is a good spot. I have run there many times and the courses are usually very fun. It kind of a favorite of mine bcause it was there that I got my first FTD in my 911. :o

I betcha Joe is hiding a new weapon, a Porsche 959. He bought it from Bill Gates for a screamin' deal. So, he's definately in our lil AWD club


I wish I just had a running Porsche, even if it had 50hp and 1wd. :lol:
There may be an AWD car in my distant future though :wink:
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Postby RayAR » Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:32 pm

Skyveiw looks very open and fast. I think it would be a lot of fun to race there.

Oh no, Joe in an AWD car. So what are you buying or is it a secret? Just slap that 911 of yours together because I miss seeing yours and Jeff's out there. I think Jeff is planning on being at the Hospital.

If my car ever gets totaled I will probably go with something RWD. An older MR2 would be kinda neat. My dream car is a Z06 but is a bit outa my price range. Porsche 914's also have me interseted because they can be picked up fairy inexpensive and handle very well. Considering I am a horsepower junkie I would have to get a bit more power out of either the MR2 or the Porsche. I wonder if I can put a turbo on either one?

Rinaldi in a XR4TI. That should be neat. To bad it's not AWD then we could add another member to or exclusive "AWD turbo internet geek club" :lol:
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Postby rkaiser » Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:59 pm

Hmmm, Joe and a AWD vehicle. For some reason the name R32 is bouncing around my empty head. Could it be........

Hey now, we don't just let anyone into the "ATIGC" (awd turbo... club) now. Well, considering I managed to make it in, maybe the requirments are a bit lax :D
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Postby JoeE » Mon Jun 30, 2003 3:20 pm

An older MR2 would be kinda neat. My dream car is a Z06 but is a bit outa my price range. Porsche 914's also have me interseted because they can be picked up fairy inexpensive and handle very well. Considering I am a horsepower junkie I would have to get a bit more power out of either the MR2 or the Porsche. I wonder if I can put a turbo on either one?


How about a MR2 turbo, the second generation one, they are very potent autocross cars. Going very far from stock in a 914 can get pretty expensive. There are some incredible 3.6L flat six powered 914s out there, but people have BIG bucks into them. :lol:

Hmmm, Joe and a AWD vehicle. For some reason the name R32 is bouncing around my empty head. Could it be........

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Postby rkaiser » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:54 am

when is the R32 supposed to make it's apperance on this side of the pond? May have to take a look at the Touareg's they have down at Dick Walter. Time to start looking into the family hauler!
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Postby WRX-B » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:25 am

Hey Ray

Hopefully your present car wont ever get totalled, but- if--How about finding a good deal on one of them new 350z's :?: Some tuners already have twin turbo kits for them. Just a killer car, i think. Maybe i should see if i fit in one. hmmmn.

Russ- family hauler? Besides the lovely Rachel, is there anything/anyone we should know about? :)

Here's a tip for a family hauler- start thinking 'Tow Vehicle' ie- 4door pickup, thats what i think my loverly wifey needs next. :wink:

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Postby JoeE » Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:28 am

The .:R32 is not expected before January, but even if I were thinking about it I wouldn't be able to swing it until about a year from that.
I checked out the Touareg, its got BIG brakes. If I were forced at gunpoint to buy an SUV, I think thats the one. Its got some Porsche blood without the Porsche pricetag. :D And it could tow a race car. :)
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Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:59 am

JoeE wrote:
An older MR2 would be kinda neat.........

No comment...



There was a supercharged gen 1 MR2 that is the one you want. Ridgely (the MR2 geek) said it was the fastest 0-35 mph car in its day. Would spank anything stock (porsh, lambo. etc) out of the hole and out of a turn. The best thing is the stock computer and setup was able to handle over twice the boost with minimal tweeking.

140MPH :) we had Ridgelys MR2 at 172 - clocked with a GPS. One of the spokane events had its slolum on the oval track set up prety open and he was running it at 80mph+.

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Postby rcurrier44 » Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:11 pm

There it loged me in :D

Wow, thats a long thread.
I work infornt of a computer all day so my only entertainment is chating about cars and trucks. No I don't have a turbo, AWD or even that fancy fule injection stuff :wink: . I just have a storm drain for an intake and exaust.



Got some more engine parts at the swap meet this past weekend. Not holding my breath for the race this weekend, should be at the following local event though.

I could race the toy if it would fit around the course :wink: but I dought you all would let me since I coulden't run my YSR50.

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Postby RayAR » Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:15 pm

JoeE wrote:I checked out the Touareg, its got BIG brakes. If I were forced at gunpoint to buy an SUV, I think thats the one. Its got some Porsche blood without the Porsche pricetag. :D And it could tow a race car. :)


But can you autocross it?

Ric, I hope my car doesn't get totaled, Even after owning it for more then 2 years I still really like it, It is a money pit though. I don't really care for the 350Z. IMHO kinda Fugly. Like I said the Z06 is my dream car, it even passed up the Viper in that catagory(Even though an ACR coupe would be a very close second).
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Postby RayAR » Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:19 pm

Rob, Haven't seen you down at the shop for a while. The guy you helped last week brought beer and a gift certificate for you and Brad and some guy came by last night with a bunch of Chevy parts wanting to talk to you. you will never get the RX7 done if you don't work on it. :D
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Postby Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:30 pm

RayAR wrote:Rob, Haven't seen you down at the shop for a while. The guy you helped last week brought beer and a gift certificate for you and Brad and some guy came by last night with a bunch of Chevy parts wanting to talk to you. you will never get the RX7 done if you don't work on it. :D



I have been back in MD for a long weekend. I got quite alot done 2 weekends ago and the beginning of last week. Got the front end striped out and front fenders streightened and pushed out. Hood and hood pins fabbed. Did you see that gutted out 70's ford hood on the big bench? That is going to be the new front of the RX7. Once I get the welder back from Wayd I will be welding some of that to the front of the 7 :D Totaly home built. Hopefull it will turn out looking good too.

We could of used your jeep to get that guy with the beer out of the bridgers. We braught 3 rigs 2 with wenches and still could of used more help. Just a nasty stuck+busted auto trans, I had to drag him all the way out of bracket creek.

I'll be over there tonight for a while messing with the new RX7 parts.

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Postby RayAR » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:26 pm

Your welder is back. I am useing it for tack welds on my Jeep. I had to buy some .035 wire(it ran out) and a pack of .035 tips for it. Do you have any ideas on how to get Buds welder over to my Jeep, to many vehicles in the way. I am about ready to do some serious welding. I won't be over tonight, girlfriend back in town so I gotta spend some time with her.
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