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      03-12-2023, 09:41 AM   #22793
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Enclosed transport, new owner already taking good care at least!
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Enclosed transport, new owner already taking good care at least!
Mainly because of that wing, it would make the freight more costly due to air drag. And lay down some lighting poles too.
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Relevant to the recent braking discussion.

https://speedsecrets.com/category/ask-ross/
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      03-14-2023, 11:01 AM   #22797
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Ready to head to VIR this weekend



Letís go! Car looks incredible man. Well done.
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Letís go! Car looks incredible man. Weíll done.
Thanks man, I'm excited to start racing wheel to wheel and moving up from time trials
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https://speedsecrets.com/category/ask-ross/
Calf raises and thereís a muscle on the front of the shin that no one ever really works on. I just rock back on my heels and curl my toes up. I did that a lot while I was in the Army and was regularly walking/running 25+ miles with gear and patrolling for training.

Foot strength is an interesting thing in the world of running. Kind of OT but I tried running in a zero drop shoe. It does take some time to develop strength in your foot. Normal shoes nowadays are cushioned and prevent the toes from splaying when making contact with the ground. Definitely made a difference. Not sure if these are the right muscles for Motorsport.

Interesting take with the fitness solution. Iíve had to start working on neck strength for driving so Iím not a limp noodle at the end of a track weekend. My regularly car pulls over 1.3g and Iíve been up to 1.6gÖit wears you out.
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Relevant to the recent braking discussion.

https://speedsecrets.com/category/ask-ross/

direct link?:

https://speedsecrets.com/q-how-can-i...ly-the-brakes/
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      03-14-2023, 02:25 PM   #22801
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Sorry, Iím on my phone most of the time. Might be some funky mobile link.
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Iíve had to start working on neck strength for driving so Iím not a limp noodle at the end of a track weekend.
this^

i actually need to get a hans device / hans seat with how f***ed my neck is.. cant even do 1 session these days lol.
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I'd like to upgrade to bucket seats but prefer to retain the Scroth QFP harness. Seems I'm limited to Cobra Nogaro and Recaro Pole Position ABE as the approved aftermarket seats. The Recaro seats look nicer and the Cobra seats look like a marginal upgrade over stock. I'd like to try out sitting in bothfirst which may be doable for the Cobra seats but not the Recaro ones since they're hard to find.

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I'd like to upgrade to bucket seats but prefer to retain the Scroth QFP harness. Seems I'm limited to Cobra Nogaro and Recaro Pole Position ABE as the approved aftermarket seats. The Recaro seats look nicer and the Cobra seats look like a marginal upgrade over stock. I'd like to try out sitting in bothfirst which may be doable for the Cobra seats but not the Recaro ones since they're hard to find.

Any drawbacks to either option?
Recaro PP ABE harness holes may not be useful for taller folks.
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I have the nogaro and aside from thinking they can look a lot nicer than the recaro pp when you get them finished in alcantara and/or leather, I find them to be a major step up over the stock seats in terms of support, while still being quite manageable to get in/out.

With a thinner butt pad specifically used for track days, as well as the relief molding for the sliders they can get pretty low while retaining oem power sliders if you wanted (I did).
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Pole Position is probably the best bucket if you just want to use it with a 3 point belt and have the extra support from a bucket but from a proper safety perspective it's a terrible seat when setup for harnesses if you have any kind of tall torso/overall above average height. The harness holes are simply too low to be configured safely. This isn't' the only seat with this issue but it's a very popular/common one.
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I have the nogaro and aside from thinking they can look a lot nicer than the recaro pp when you get them finished in alcantara and/or leather, I find them to be a major step up over the stock seats in terms of support, while still being quite manageable to get in/out.

With a thinner butt pad specifically used for track days, as well as the relief molding for the sliders they can get pretty low while retaining oem power sliders if you wanted (I did).
Love the low seat cushion on track and the one it comes with on the street. Another vote in favor of Nogaros.

If you have wide shoulders you should sit in them before buying, only caveat.
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I'd like to upgrade to bucket seats but prefer to retain the Scroth QFP harness. Seems I'm limited to Cobra Nogaro and Recaro Pole Position ABE as the approved aftermarket seats. The Recaro seats look nicer and the Cobra seats look like a marginal upgrade over stock. I'd like to try out sitting in bothfirst which may be doable for the Cobra seats but not the Recaro ones since they're hard to find.

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i recommend bride zeta 4 if you are considering the pole position. the redesigned harness holes are a lot larger so it would allow you better harness angle position if you are a 6ft tall freak of nature like me. lol.

+ i have the the older version in the sti and they are very comfortable.
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I'd like to upgrade to bucket seats but prefer to retain the Scroth QFP harness. Seems I'm limited to Cobra Nogaro and Recaro Pole Position ABE as the approved aftermarket seats. The Recaro seats look nicer and the Cobra seats look like a marginal upgrade over stock. I'd like to try out sitting in bothfirst which may be doable for the Cobra seats but not the Recaro ones since they're hard to find.

Any drawbacks to either option?
Comfort wise definitely goes to Nogaro. It's surprising how comfortable they are period, let alone for a full bucket seat. More so if you're a bigger guy like me (6' 1", 38in waist) PP has better lateral support at the expense of comfort and ease of access. If you daily the car, Nogaro all day, every day. If your car is purely a weekend/track toy and you won't do high miles in it, then the PP. Looks wise, I actually prefer the Nogaro over the PP.
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Forgot to mention I ordered my Nogaros from Demon Tweaks in the UK to save some money. Did no logos and black stitching instead of contrast to blend in better (OE+), these are freebie customizations. Only risk is if some kind of warranty/quality issue, shipping back and forth wouldnít make much sense. I also had them send me photos before shipping them over to make sure the customizations were done right.
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Does anyone use the valve stem cap TPMS sensors for track days? Wasn't sure what people's thoughts on them where - I'm not sure I like the idea of them opening the valve the entire time but then they're also threaded so as long as they seal I guess they're ok. Any thoughts?

Also, I assume there isn't an aftermarket receiver that would listen to and decode the OEM tpms signals?

Once I get a dedicated set of track wheels I'll probably go with aftermarket TPMS sensors and work on an over all data collection strategy. Just gotta get the boss to approve funding
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Does anyone use the valve stem cap TPMS sensors for track days? Wasn't sure what people's thoughts on them where - I'm not sure I like the idea of them opening the valve the entire time but then they're also threaded so as long as they seal I guess they're ok. Any thoughts?

Also, I assume there isn't an aftermarket receiver that would listen to and decode the OEM tpms signals?

Once I get a dedicated set of track wheels I'll probably go with aftermarket TPMS sensors and work on an over all data collection strategy. Just gotta get the boss to approve funding
the readings on those aren't really that accurate and take a while..

so using it while on track isn't efficient.
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the readings on those aren't really that accurate and take a while..

so using it while on track isn't efficient.
Ah good to know, thanks! I knew they weren't too fast but didn't know they can be off. I'll wait until I get my track wheels and go internal TPMS.
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