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  1. 245/40/15: BFG Launched this size for the Rivals S. Note the tread compound is the same for 2017 however all tires 255 and under have an ungraded belts package, apparently this should improve the steering feel over last year's model. Hankook just launched the RS-4, this is a brand new tire model from the old RS-3. No word yet on how they compare to the RE71's or Rival tires since they haven't landed just yet. they offer a 225/45/15 and a 245/40/15. Maaxis Victra VR-1 also come in a 245/40/15 but they are proven to be slower than last year's 225/45/15 Rival S. Grassroots Motorsport Magazine did a test last year. Pretty sure the Corolla could fit 245/40/15 up front.
  2. Now you can haul garbage to the dump in style! Looking forward to a little AP1 vs AP2 action this year!
  3. Congrats! Hope it's been good so far, so jealous of the hitch/trailer (?)
  4. Just finished the round table episode and Winnipeg got a shout out near the end. Kinch asks each guess about their favorite autocross car. Roger Johnson cited the funnest car he ever auto-crossed was a certain 600 HP car he drove here at a clinic/school. Segment starts around 3:30, Rogers answer around 3:32
  5. Have you "Prepared" any plans for the upcoming season?
  6. SSR isn't included in the Street group so it would be mixed for you. (if the 2017 sup regs remain the same).
  7. ^ Nice pun, On your tire question, I've been meaning to create a "Tire Talk" thread, long story short there's some new stuff available but currently the fastest tire for 95% of people is also the cheapest option from Costco. Bridgestone RE-71R, you just can't beat that prices anywhere in North America. Prices start at ~$129+tax CND per tire, no extras for shipping or duty and they will offer install for $15 if I remember correctly. Although they wear our a little faster than some other options, with our St Andrews surface they should run out of tread before they head cycle out, so the entire 9/32 thread depth is usable fast sticky tread, making them also effective for a run per $ comparison. If you own a Miata, Corolla or Neon on WIDE 15" wheels, BFG Rival S and Hankook RS4 are going to be offering a 245/40/15 size this year. @coach
  8. Thanks for sharing Murray, hope you guys can keep that site for years to come! Count me in as very interested this year, ideally we could get a Winnipeg group together for this, site looks well worth the effort. I'm leaning towards using my S2000 and offering a co-drive but would consider a co-drive. Although, note sure if the logistics of a weekend event in Calgary followed by Canadian Nationals in Vancouver makes sense for for me. Anyone else interested in Calgary trip and/or Vancouver Nationals trip? (As a driver or looking for a co-drive) With the value of the dollar and the "issues" down south, now is a great time to focus on western canadian autocross options over SCCA events.
  9. Currently working on replacing the blown motor with a 2.4L from an SRT-4. The new motor is capable of handling above and beyond what the current turbo setup is capable of producing. New weakest link are the axles and hubs which are a priority since I plan on using wide, heavy wheels with 225 tires up front (245/40/15 once I burn through my current set). Still need to hunt down ground control top hats in order to use the re-valved double adjustable Koni's. Results don't matter this year, goal is to have the car running, driving and autocrossing reliably (in that order). With some luck I'll be able to address some other non-priority low hanging fruit in the SM rules and get the car setup somewhere half decent. Alternate goal is to attend minimum 1 autox school (in the reliable daily driver) and show up at ALL events next year.
  10. Also very interested in a rallycross event similar to the SCCA model. If codrives are permissible, I'll have some to offer Corey.
  11. Completely agree, and you are only loosing out on the springs and 1 sway bar of your choice, hardly worth it. For comparison STX is only a ~0.75 penalty on CS and it open up much much more.
  12. On a 60 sec run DS gets a 0.54 advantage over the TRD spec FRS in CS... is the TRD stuff worth ~1/4 of a cone penalty each run? Looks like F-Street got hit with a PAX penalty, just in time lol, ready for the challenge? Oh come on, your car isn't that far off in terms of holy shmoly level!
  13. Geeking out on these Podcasts lately, so many gems throughout the various interviews. I see a new episode with Andy Hollis was just released almost 3h long! Can't wait.
  14. The 2017 PAX figures were released a few weeks ago: Link: Note in general all classes (with the exception of the baseline A-Mod 1 factor) have been scaled down. Here's a comparison spreadsheet I found from an Texan autocrosser (Vivek) to compare with expiring 2016 PAX figures. (box J1 can be selected pick 1 class and show the variance between the other classes) P.S. @justkickinA-Street PAX just got a ton softer, you have 6 month to come up with some better excuses for the vette being slow.
  15. I've seen this come up many times on the sandbox with Porches and their infinite wheel options, the consistent answer appears to be any as long as the car in question have or could have been ordered with the wheels they can be legally substituted. The wheels are not legal if the combination was not available from the manufacturer. For example if the18x8 was only offered on a "bling bling" trim package with a spoiler, front lip & sunroof, you could only run the 18x8 if your car has the spoiler, front lip, sunroof, options installed. Or example 2, if the 17x7.5 was only offered on the 323x AWD model you couldn't legally run those wheels unless your car was also the AWD model.