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nopistons

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  1. Depends on how long ago you took the school. Things have changed a bunch in the past years and will change a bunch again in 2021.
  2. I have a lap video set up like that to be incorporated into the presentation for the next HPDE.
  3. I would integrate it. Open-air dumps have their own set of "challenges".
  4. This is a big issue for newcomers to our sport, and is one reason why i have a slide in my HPDE presentation that is dedicated to this exact scenario. Tune-in the loose nut behind the wheel, then figure out what to do next! I have no argument against it. There are many lessons learned to be found on this forum. @mcorrie is a regular reporter!
  5. Many "bolt-on" solutions make big changes and should be done incrementally. Many folks make two or three changes at once and can have a huge impact on the vehicle. Perhaps to the point where it's not drivable in it's new configuration. Now you need to work backwards to see what the culprit was.
  6. Yes! Basically 1mi flat-out! zoom-zoom. Watch the 130deg right-hander at the end!
  7. Road Race needed 20 entries to make it a go.
  8. It was quite the splash! From the pits it looked like someone did a cannon ball in a swimming pool!
  9. No Pistons Racing will be donating something.
  10. NT-01's if your pocketbook will allow. You won't be disappointed! They are good to the cores unlike other brands/models.
  11. Be careful with Mitchells. While as a general rule, they are ok, as you stated, they get their info from the manufacturers who balance politics with vehicle performance/reliability. For example, Mazda (and thus pro-demand) calls for 5W-20 non-synthetic engine oil for the renesis which by any one on these forums would argue that it shouldn't be used in our track time fun applications.Rotary engines returned for rebuild or core show premature wear on the bearings that have been attributed to this oil choice...by Mazda. A high zinc impregnated 5w30/10w30 API oil is needed for rotaries turning to 10k RPM for extended durations! ...and there goes the brake fluid thread! haha sorry @Weebly
  12. The RX8 trans can't use GL5. It must be GL4! It will be notchy and grind 3-2 and 5-4. Redline MT90
  13. Hi Roland! I've put your class as T1. Darin
  14. Don't forget about pad knockback! Lightly tapping the pedal resets the pads back to the rotor before heavy braking. Also note that light taps on the brake pedal while in the corner will allow the car to keep it's slip angle. More efficient in wet conditions however... Your left foot can do more than just hang out near the clutch actuation device!
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