Ricer or Racer - take the test!

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Ricer or Racer - take the test!

Postby rkaiser » Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:38 pm

Find out once and for all what you are! http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=5930412964040605221

I scored a -24 (one point away from Racer X!) -> You are a respectable tuner. You probably subscribe to one or more tuner magazines and know, quite a bit about your car and/or racing in general. Either that or you play a shitload of GT3. At any rate, you recognize the difference between a wastegate and a blow-off valve. In time, and with practice, you may attain "Racer X" status since it is supposed that you are relatively new to tuning and still have much to learn. Keep, working, and thank the maker that you're not a ricer.


Come on, don't be shy!
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Postby fastneons » Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:41 pm

Scored a 26

Congratulations. You are the real thing. Chances are you could tear down your engine and put it back together in a weekend. You know a decent amount about racing dynamics. The "FATHF" culture has been a bane to your existence since you've been in the game for years before that horrid movie was released. Auto-x, drag racing, track time, you know enough to not sound like an ass while talking about it, and you can probably hold your own on the track too. Race on, good citizen, for you are a true Racer.

Someday Russ :lol:
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Postby rkaiser » Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:02 pm

oh man, you got me by two points! Two measly points!
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Postby JoeE » Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:43 am

24, same as Russ.

I thought some of the questions, actually the answers, were lacking.
eg.
You're racing solo II auto-x in your eclipse RS. You're turning in shitty times because you are continually sliding to the outside of the corner, ruining your line. What strategy should you adopt to turn in better times?
1.Use the e-brake to get around the tight ones.
2.brake late on the outside while turning sharply
3.solo II?
4.hammer the throttle after initiating a drift
I chose 2, but that is not what I would do. I think the guy who made the test has played too much GT3.

Okay, you've just come into some cash, 1000 to be exact. Where does it go?
1.Paint for the bodykit that's been in your garage
2.paint for the bodykit that's been on your car
3.$.99zipties for crappy bumper. $999.01for turbo
4.non car stuff
Where is the none rice answer? Coil-overs? Tires?

What's the correct order?
1.Intake, Power, Compression, Exhaust
2.Power, Exhaust, Intake, Compression
3.Exhaust, Power, Intake, Compression
4.Intake, Compression, Exhaust, Power
Huh? What is Power, can I just buy some power? Is that in the same isle as blinker fluid? Where is the option with tires first?

HP at the crank is a function of crank torque and RPM only
True
False
I like monkeys
"I like monkeys" is the truest answer there. :)

Which handling characteristic is fundamentally better for racing?
Understeer
Oversteer
Countersteer
Texas steer

Um, neutral? Balanced? I think this guy is a closet drifter.
:D
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Postby Kevin NB8C' » Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:50 pm

Racer X
You scored -30%

Congratulations. You are the real thing. Chances are you could tear down your engine and put it back together in a weekend. You know a decent amount about racing dynamics. The "FATHF" culture has been a bane to your existence since you've been in the game for years before that horrid movie was released. Auto-x, drag racing, track time, you know enough to not sound like an ass while talking about it, and you can probably hold your own on the track too. Race on, good citizen, for you are a true Racer.

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Postby RayAR » Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:53 pm

30% racer X. I don't know how that could be because deep down inside I really want to be a ricer.

Here's a question for the turbo guys. What the difference between a blowoff and a bypass valve? Here is a clue. Russ's Cossie has a blowoff valve, My Stealth has a bypass valve.
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Postby rkaiser » Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:39 pm

Blowoff valve vents the excess pressure created from the turbo when the throttle body is closed, A bypass valve directs the pressure back ito the intake before the turbo but after the Mass Air Flow sensor. Both keep the backpressure created from stalling the turbo or bursting pipes. I could go more indepth but it would be a bit boring :)
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Postby RayAR » Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:43 pm

Honestly I am not a big fan of blowoff valves. I just don't understand why you would want to vent all that metered air that you worked so hard to get back into the atmosphere.

For the ricer crowd a blowoff valve is definatly louder but I really can't say my bypass valve is very quiet. I can hear it clearly on all of the videos I have watched of my car.

A bypass valve also has another function. It is designed to leak when not under boost allowing a much shorter path for the air to go from the MAS to the throttle body. In theory a bypass valve should be more driveable then a blowoff valve, and the engine won't go dead rich every time your valve releases. I know it dosen't matter much with your stand alone computer but it makes a difference on my car with a piggyback.
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Postby rkaiser » Tue Oct 26, 2004 6:47 am

The Cosworth doesn't have a MAS :) I would actually like to run a bypass valve on the Cosworth but it's in a bad location due to the longitudinal engine layout. The blowoff allows me to mount in right by the throttle body to get better response. The bypass valves can get a little noisy especially if you run a cone filter.
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Postby RayAR » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:20 pm

What does the Cossie use? A VPC? I am sure there are others but the VPC is the only one I can think of that dosen't use a MAS.
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Postby rkaiser » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:33 pm

The Cossie is only running a MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor with the Autronic. The original big turbo Escort Cosworth only used the MAP sensor. The small turbo model (which mine was until is is changed to the big turbo model) used a MAF and MAP sensor. The Autronic SMC only uses a MAP too.
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