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      10-22-2020, 11:31 PM   #14235
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Yeah itís about 3hrs. Not bad, but just far enough it needs a half-day
Or parlay it with a trip for Optima Street Car Challenge / Trans Am race...
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Yeah itís about 3hrs. Not bad, but just far enough it needs a half-day
I pay the $80 shipping to avoid a 6hr round trip drive.

I was seriously tempted to buy the RT-660 on TireRack but I ended up with these tried and true RS4s.
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Try the 660 next time
I just might, but that might be awhile at the pace I am going to track days.
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The RS4 is an endurance champ and almost impossible to heat-cycle-out. The 660 is stickier.
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Try the 660 next time
Seen anything yet with these on our cars?
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Seen anything yet with these on our cars?
Not yet. Just one of my S2000 friends liked it a lot. Was similar or better grip than RE71R and didn't get as greasy. Seems like it would be faster than RS4 then
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Not yet. Just one of my S2000 friends liked it a lot. Was similar or better grip than RE71R and didn't get as greasy. Seems like it would be faster than RS4 then
Has he put enough on them yet to start to a feel for Hong they will last?
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Unexpected half foot of snow fall and the car is hibernating until the spring. That means I get to unnecessarily spend money on the car, so far starting with 2 bottles of Castrol SRF, brake vacuum pressure sensor, and diff fluid.

The do88 DCT cooler is installed and now I'm keeping an eye out for the do88 engine oil cooler and radiator. Maybe the Black Friday deals will be good this year.
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Not yet. Just one of my S2000 friends liked it a lot. Was similar or better grip than RE71R and didn't get as greasy. Seems like it would be faster than RS4 then
I doubt you will do it too since you are on the AR-1 life right now
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Not yet. Just one of my S2000 friends liked it a lot. Was similar or better grip than RE71R and didn't get as greasy. Seems like it would be faster than RS4 then
Has he put enough on them yet to start to a feel for Hong they will last?
He did 1 day at buttonwillow so about 5-6x 20 minute sessions
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Anyone watching the F1 race at Portimao? Really interesting track, tons of off-camber high speed turns right at the top of inclines, seems challenging.

My inner conspiracy theorist is making me think Ferrari is sandbagging Vettel a bit with LeClerk qualifying so much better than him. Just glad that Verstappen is keeping this sport interesting.
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Anyone watching the F1 race at Portimao? Really interesting track, tons of off-camber high speed turns right at the top of inclines, seems challenging.

My inner conspiracy theorist is making me think Ferrari is sandbagging Vettel a bit with LeClerk qualifying so much better than him. Just glad that Verstappen is keeping this sport interesting.
Verstappen is the only one, who can racing hard, such as in 80-90''
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He did 1 day at buttonwillow so about 5-6x 20 minute sessions
Ah ok - tell him to hurry up and get some more time on them

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Anyone watching the F1 race at Portimao? Really interesting track, tons of off-camber high speed turns right at the top of inclines, seems challenging.

My inner conspiracy theorist is making me think Ferrari is sandbagging Vettel a bit with LeClerk qualifying so much better than him. Just glad that Verstappen is keeping this sport interesting.
Yeah looks like a rollercoaster, pretty fun to watch. Very interesting how the tire compounds played out as well. Looks like Merc is going to have a pretty strong advantage over Verstappen if the mediums turn out to be the faster tire again like they were in qualy today. Surprised RBR didnít at least try to get through Q2 on mediums with Ver. Unfortunately think that is going be big in the race tomorrow.

Think with Vettel it is a combo of him not pushing quite as hard as normal with nothing really to gain right now, Leclerc being faster then him anyways, and yes Ferrari not giving him quite all they are giving Leclerc. Would not benefit Ferrari at all at this point to have Vettel beating their future.

Also think Racing Point is making a mistake going with Vettel over Perez. Only reason I can think of them doing that is to try to boost juniors confidence by beating his former world champ temmate - even if he is uncompetitive at this point
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Yeah looks like a rollercoaster, pretty fun to watch. Very interesting how the tire compounds played out as well. Looks like Merc is going to have a pretty strong advantage over Verstappen if the mediums turn out to be the faster tire again like they were in qualy today. Surprised RBR didnít at least try to get through Q2 on mediums with Ver. Unfortunately think that is going be big in the race tomorrow.

Think with Vettel it is a combo of him not pushing quite as hard as normal with nothing really to gain right now, Leclerc being faster then him anyways, and yes Ferrari not giving him quite all they are giving Leclerc. Would not benefit Ferrari at all at this point to have Vettel beating their future.

Also think Racing Point is making a mistake going with Vettel over Perez. Only reason I can think of them doing that is to try to boost juniors confidence by beating his former world champ temmate - even if he is uncompetitive at this point
I feel like I could see the leadup to this point for Vettel for a while. People said that Kimi wasn't a championship driver when they were teammates, but if you looked at the stats, Kimi was incredibly consistent at scoring high points + making podium, moreso than Vettel. Vettel was either winning or spinning out & getting DNFs, and the disincentivizing that Ferrari has given him was just enough to push him over the edge.

The sport is just a mess right now, it seems. They keep talking about "road relevance", when the V6 is about the most irrelevant engine around. V8 would not only sound better, but it would also help development of the I4 which seems to be the future of the ICE, especially with the new C63s becoming a hybrid I4. Many companies like Merc are abandoning the V6 in favor of the I6 for its simplicity. Ferrari, while they have the only right of veto, could easily get behind this too.

Honda leaving RBR without a new engine, Vettel at Racing Point, Sainz with a good season unfortunately going to Ferrari, Haas with a new lineup, etc. I could go on.

At the very least, the midfield is the most competitive it's ever been in this era.
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In a bit of a jam here. Just recently installed a mporium undertray but it seems that my GT4 style lip with brake ducts will get in the way. TBH I probably don't need ducts but I did install backing plates that can use them. I am thinking just to cut the ducts on the lip for now and figure out something later.

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just cut a 1/2 circle in that tray. its not like its completely sealed anyways.
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just cut a 1/2 circle in that tray. its not like its completely sealed anyways.
Well, the tray completely blocks the duct. I would have to cut the ends on the tray completely off. I'd rather cut the ducts vs the tray, or sell the tray I guess.
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Well, the tray completely blocks the duct. I would have to cut the ends on the tray completely off. I'd rather cut the ducts vs the tray, or sell the tray I guess.
naca ducts on the undertray.
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It's pretty cramped in there where the tray joins the bumper. Not a lot of room to fit a naca duct. I have been dealing with the same dilemma. I want to run brake ducts and have backing plates on but haven't found a way to properly mount them with the undertray. I have been planning on custom-fabricating something but just haven't had time. I will play with it some this week. My suspension is still off the car and it's on jack stands in my garage so I can take some pictures and measure and maybe try to come up with something. I know dbyrd has ducts with his Mporium undertray but deansbimmer had to custom fabricate a solution to fit the ducts as well.
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Portimao was pretty boring other than the first few laps. I was really hoping we'd have lots of overtakes and people in the gravel due to the crazy elevation change and slick surface, but everyone kept it together.
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