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  1. I used the AXXIS ULT ceramic brakes in both my Eagle Talon and the RX8.  Maybe it was just familiarity, but I liked them on both cars.  Fairly good for daily use as well, quiet, but did dust quite a bit.  Mostly AutoX use, I only had the RX8 up at Gimli but they were fine on that car when I had it up for lapping days.

  2. Ya, no options to adjust the 'racing line' they give.  Very odd in some spots.

     

    The track is 1.17x longer, but the turn radii are also 1.17x larger, so corner speeds should be up.  Not sure on what the math would say for lap times.

    There are also no options for surface grip level, and I left the default corner banking, which I'm not sure what level that is (I assumed 0ish).

     

    I was hoping to make something close to the same feel.  I only have 50ish laps under my belt, so I'll have to leave it to those more experienced on the track as to if it 'feels about right'.

  3. For anyone else not able to get out and do real racing, Gran Turismo 6 is available for the PS3 for $15 (Playstation store, 15GB, plus another 15GB-ish of updates, so it will take a while).  The cool part is that they made a pretty decent app for creating tracks.  I've made the Gimli track, so anyone who has the game can download the track here:

     

    https://www.gran-turismo.com/us/gt6/user/#!/friend/Ceezio/course/

     

    Unfortunately, I can't seem to make it exactly right.  First off, the pits are on the right of the main straight (can't seem to change that), I can't change the country of origin (no Canadian flag) and the scale is a little off.  I have two versions.

     

    "GMP 1.5x" is a 150% scale version of the track due to a restriction on the minimum radius turn you could make.

     

    I found out how to adjust that, but unfortunately, the main straight couldn't be made any shorter than 600m, this meant I still had to make it slightly larger.

     

    "GMP 1.17x" is a 117% scale version of the track.

     

    I left them both up for now, but might get rid of the 1.5x version if I need track space later.  If you have a Playstation account, all you should need to do is log in at www.gran-turismo.com, then go to the link above, and click on the track you want.  A save button should show up to copy the track.  I tried to download a few from someone else (the non GMP tracks) and initially it didn't seem to work, but they were in my profile the next day, so either a glitch, or there is a transfer delay.

     

    Anyway, enjoy, and hope to see you out in real life.

  4. Thanks guys. The green Miata #10 was classed in CSP-S and was pretty fast' date=' compared to me anyway. I'm pretty sure that's a nut-behind-the-wheel thing.I didn't get to talk to him, does anyone know what mods that car has? All I observed was that the ride height was lower.[/quote']Unless he changed cars, I believe it was blue, and that is Lawrence. A regular from a while back, and a very good driver.Not sure what mods he's done, but a few people here might have a better idea. I don't think he is active on the forum.
  5. So im pretty new to the sport (ran only once with my old car) but ill be running in FS hopefully with my new car and was wondering if there will be a RTR class in winnipeg this year? I notice its a new class for nationals for the stock classes.I have a new set of rims so I need to figure out what kind of tires to buy.Hope I understood what I read that FS has a RTR class and i guess a R compound class now??

    Locally since our numbers are usually around 40-50 drivers' date=' we group a number of classes together. We run the following trophy classes: [i']SCCA competitionthese are the regular R compound classes, and the ST* classes that the SCCA has. Car times are modified by PAX and you compete against all cars in this group.Stock Street TireThese are the SCCA stock classes, running on street tires (minimum treadwear rating of 140). Car times are also modified by PAX for this group.Modified Street TireThese are the remaining SCCA classes (SP, SM, P, an M) but running on street tires (minimum treadwear 140). Again, times modified by PAX.There is also a RAW class for those not interested in competing for trophies (and those without an annual membership) and a rookie award for those who have fewer than three events at the start of the season.Sounds like you would fit into our FS-S (F stock -street) in the Stock Street Tire group.
  6. Thanks for the feedback. I'm also interpreting the airbag rule as it can't be changed. If it was allowed I'd expect a clause stating airbag wheels can only be replaced with other functioning airbag wheels. Both wheels are same diameter too' date=' it's a shame. I'm not going to risk it for Spring Nationals, even if I do come in dead last. I'd like to use it locally if possible.[/quote']The only other issue would be the safety of swapping in a different air bag. They are designed specifically for the car they are installed in, so they may not function properly in another car. It's the same model, but if the geometry of the interior changed between those years, you may want to re-consider.
  7. Reviewing the rules for the upcoming auto-x season. My 1995 Neon is currently classed in STC.I would like help clarifying two rules (based on the 2012 SCCA rule book)I assume this includes the addition of a short shifter mechanism? My 1995 Neon came with an airbag equipped wheel. Can I replace it with a newer 2003+ Neon wheel (also airbag equipped)' date='or am I stuck with the original 1995 wheel?[/quote']You should be good with the short shifter.I did a search on the air bag rule, and that one I'm not sure about. According to the wording, I believe you are out of luck. I haven't found a specific ruling from the SCCA in an air bag to air bag swap. Locally I don't know if anyone would have an issue, but if you plan on hitting some of the big SCCA events you might (particularly if you do well :))
  8. Here is our AutoSlalom permanent number list from 2011 (from the thread of the same topic). All numbers are being held until the end of April (30th) for the current holders. To secure the number beyond that date you must 1) have a 2012 WSCC Annual Membership and 2) advise our Membership Director, Art (poSSum), either in this thread or via PM or e-mail (membership@wscc.mb.ca) that you wish to retain the number. We will Bold numbers as they are confirmed. All holds will be released May 1st and numbers will be available on a first come first served basis to anyone holding a 2012 WSCC Annual Membership. Daily members will have numbers assigned to them during sign-in/registration at the events randomly from the remaining numbers (redistributed at each event).If you want to be first in line for a number currently reserved in the event it comes available please send your request by e-mail only to membership@wscc.mb.ca. You must have a 2012 membership to be put on the list.If a number is currently unclaimed you can ask for it immediately. Note: If you are co-driving you are not required to reserve the 1## number. It goes with the primary driver/car.Note 2: We have to be able to identify you. Member number, e-mail address used on DLB or real name works. We DO NOT have forum names connected to our membership file.*Art* I copied this from our 2011 posting as it was, please edit if any of the instructions have changed from last year.Reserved List1 - Bill M.2 - Joe N.3 - Wayne C.4 - Jeremy S.5 - Jairus D.6 - Derrick P.7 - Shawn C.8 - Jack L.9 - 10 - Lawrence B.11 - Noel M.12 - Brian T.13 - Ian W.14 - Tim R.15 - Ben V.16 - Daniel P.17 - Nick H.18 - Igor C.19 -20 - Andre L.21 - Bryan S.22 - Sebastian C.23 - Ian M.24 - Jeremy W.25 - 26 - Beau M.27 - Karl S.28 - Marion S.29 - Cole R.30 - 31 -32 -33 - Jeremy C.34 - Jason F.35 - Von C.36 - Corey D.37 - 38 - 39 -40 - David P.41 - Jason C.42 - Chris D.43 - Charith J.44 - 45 -46 - Nico B.47 - Chris M.48 -49 -50 - Joe P.51 - Chad E. 52 - Claudio Z.53 - Shiraz M.54 - 55 - Daryl G.56 -57 - Royce H.58 -59 -60 - Curtis J.61 -62 -63 -64 -65 -66 - Peter G.67 -68 - Kosta F.69 - Taylor K.70 - 71 - Allan B.72 - Andrew V.73 -74 - Jim A.75 - Brendon R.76 - 77 - Michelle P.78 - Mike W.79 - 80 -81 -82 - Trevor B.83 -84 - Ken M.85 -86 - 87 - 88 - Nishanna G.89 - Chris T.90 - Jeff J.91 -92 -93 - Art S.94 -95 - Peter M.96 - 97 - Phillip R.98 -99 - Briget S.

  9. They just don't build 'em like they used to! A 2009 Chevy vs. a 1959 Chevy:

    Watch through to the end for the projected injuries.
    I think I've seen that video before. The comparison is nice, but possibly a little skewed. The amount of 'red dust' coming from the 59 makes me think it isn't quite all there structurally. It probably wouldn't have done much better, but it would be nice to know what condition the older car was in.
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