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    Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints
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  1. Jim Eh.

    Portage Event

    What do you mean digging? ... AWD rules
  2. I was j/k Brian. You do very well on the Autoslalom course. I do think most are guilty of this from time to time.
  3. Those must be the ones that don't look ahead on the track either?
  4. I just received this from a supplier and do not know where to confirm. Any ideas? Notes SFI Transitioning to New Labels for Driver Restraints and Window Nets/Roll Cage Nets for 2017 In 2017, SFI Foundation, Inc. (SFI) changed the way its labels for Driver Restraints, Window Nets, and Roll Cage Nets are dated. SFI implemented a New Label design which removed the punched-out month/year date of manufacture and instead incorporated a single expiration date pre-printed on the label. This system will eliminate the need for punch-dating of labels and aims to facilitate technical inspection of dated products in the field. New Labels started to be used after January 1, 2017. An example of the new label (right), next to the old label (left) for comparison, is shown above. The new labels are used for the following SFI products: • Driver Restraints: SFI Specs 16.1, 16.2, 16.5, and 16.6 • Window Nets: SFI Spec 27.1 • Roll Cage Nets: SFI Spec 37.1 Labels will come out in 6-month segments per the chart shown above. These certified items may still be used for 2 years, the service life has not changed. Be aware that product manufacturers are allowed to use the discontinued punch-date style labels (above left) until their existing supply runs out. Therefore, you may see the old-style labels on Driver Restraints and Window Nets/Roll Cage Nets for a while. Restraints or Nets with the old label may also still be used until they expire, which is 2 years from the date of manufacture punched on the tag.
  5. Jim Eh.

    2019 01

    Great job. Thanks Ken P.S. Where the heck do you find the time?
  6. I hope you are right and it all works out.
  7. Jim Eh.

    IMSA - Behind the Pit Wall

    Interesting. Thank you.
  8. Pretty sure the PAX system works. Although there are usually flaws in any system, PAX being no exception, it is usually based on the previous year competition results. When a new model or type comes to market there is a lag for a year or so but gets sorted eventually. In Autoslalom when the RS came out, the stock tires had a UTQG code of < 200 wear which was against "stock" class specs. That car actually fell under a "catch all" in the stock class for the model and was a real "pax cheater" for a couple of years. It does take a bit to sort the PAX out for any particular season but that could be handled in the supp regs before the start of the season. The great advantage to the PAX system, if administered correctly, is that it truly levels out the playing field. Complicated yes, fair....DEFINATELY. It works for the SCCA where they get 1000+ competitors for large national meets like in Lincoln Nebraska and have many more members living under the PAX system throughout the US (plus Canadian couterparts). Just sayin'
  9. May your Christmas stockings be fire proof and you find lots of go fast parts under the tree. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours. Have a safe holiday season.
  10. Bump. Not too many replies yet?
  11. Jim Eh.

    Door bar rules?

    If I do another cage I will try the X intrusion bar setup. Keep in mind the FIA "A" pillar bar can have up 20 ° bend in it to give you added room between the cage and your left hand.
  12. Jim Eh.

    MPI regarding roll cage addition to insured street car

    Actually, air bags do not even have to function which strikes me as very odd. All the emission equipment has to be in place and working but I guess SAFETY is not part of the program. At least that was last week sorry for the hijack Greg, seems whenever there is a question about our illustrious insurance provider, it always goes sideways.
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    MPI regarding roll cage addition to insured street car

    And to be fair, as far as I know, the Porsche GT3 RS (991) w/clubsport package is allowed in Canada. I think this is the model with the "factory" rollbar so I don't see how they can exclude a roll cage in any other car. My point is not to argue the fact that there are factory cars that can do <14 seconds or that a loud, lumpy, heavily cammed car should not be allowed on the street. If you choose to drive one of these cars on the street, expect some issues and or hassles from your insurer. They are certainly going to wonder "exactly where did this single vehicle accident really occur?" if there is ever a claim. And with a full cage in any street car, I think they would be justified in doing so. All boils down to risk. There will probably come a time that some insurance companies will refuse to provide insurance to all sorts of cars for all sorts of reasons.
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