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      10-20-2020, 03:23 PM   #14191
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Is anyone going to the Optima Ultimate Street Car event at COTA next month? Was thinking of a day trip to spectate.
I would love to go watch the 25k autocross, but I'm not sure just that is worth the 6hr drive so I'm just going to follow-along online instead.
From what I have seen the last couple of weeks at local events with several of the potential entrants testing, my money would be on Feras' vette to win, but if the right AWD car on Kumho's shows up it could give him a good run for the money.
The car shows and stuff could be fun too though... idk. I'm on the fence after just going to Houston last week
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      10-20-2020, 04:04 PM   #14192
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I would love to go watch the 25k autocross, but I'm not sure just that is worth the 6hr drive so I'm just going to follow-along online instead.
From what I have seen the last couple of weeks at local events with several of the potential entrants testing, my money would be on Feras' vette to win, but if the right AWD car on Kumho's shows up it could give him a good run for the money.
The car shows and stuff could be fun too though... idk. I'm on the fence after just going to Houston last week

That's why you've got to parlay it with other stuff in Austin, like hitting up Jester King or something. Or maybe even plan a backroads drive down there instead of just sitting on 35 the whole way.

I'm also tempted by the Trans Am race the following weekend which will allow spectators...
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I would love to go watch the 25k autocross, but I'm not sure just that is worth the 6hr drive so I'm just going to follow-along online instead.
From what I have seen the last couple of weeks at local events with several of the potential entrants testing, my money would be on Feras' vette to win, but if the right AWD car on Kumho's shows up it could give him a good run for the money.
The car shows and stuff could be fun too though... idk. I'm on the fence after just going to Houston last week
I would still bet on Thorne’s S2000. Curious to see who all shows up though! Some of it is course dependent.
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I would still bet on Thorne’s S2000. Curious to see who all shows up though! Some of it is course dependent.
Ahhhh you know what, you might be right on that one. I forgot he moved a bit closer recently and would probably make the trip in
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      10-20-2020, 06:57 PM   #14195
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I signed up for Buttonwillow during Black Friday so that'll be my first track event in over a year.
Nice! I'm rushing to get my shit fixed up for 10/8 Sonoma and 11/27 BW. I'll meet you there!

Looking forward to a new PB, I've only been there once back in May with a 1:58.x, I really think my car ought to be able to do a 1:55 with a better driver...
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Is anyone going to the Optima Ultimate Street Car event at COTA next month? Was thinking of a day trip to spectate.
I might check it out, will probably go to the TA race that next weekend too.


Does anyone know of any VAC Motorsports discount codes?
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BK for the win, such great stuff
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BK for the win, such great stuff
It seems the BK floor mounts have side mounts for seats built-in. And they include lap mounts...I should've read more. BK ftw on this it seems
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Doesn't seem like there is a slider option for the BK floor mounts though. Is there a good solution to that? I will most likely sit too high using the stock powered mounts.

Edit: I will try and find some manual seal rails. Think I already found a pair.

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Doesn't seem like there is a slider option for the BK floor mounts though. Is there a good solution to that? I will most likely sit too high using the stock powered mounts
Which seats?
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Which seats?
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OMP HTE-R.
Good choice. So comfy. Yup, just get some manual sliders and you're good to go

It's hard to impress how good the BK solution is. It is truly head and shoulders above everything else
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Maybe it's my particular seat (Recaro Pole Position) but I'm on the BK side mounts with manual sliders and the seat is on the highest mounting points and I couldn't imagine it being much lower. I"m 6'1" too. It's already a good bit lower than the outgoing Sportster was.
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Maybe it's my particular seat (Recaro Pole Position) but I'm on the BK side mounts with manual sliders and the seat is on the highest mounting points and I couldn't imagine it being much lower. I"m 6'1" too. It's already a good bit lower than the outgoing Sportster was.
I'm on bk direct floor mounts they are loooowww.
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I'm not tall but have a long torso. My BK side mounts on the stock sliders are on the middle setting and way too low. I need to raise it up or get a booster pad for the seat lol
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Maybe it's my particular seat (Recaro Pole Position) but I'm on the BK side mounts with manual sliders and the seat is on the highest mounting points and I couldn't imagine it being much lower. I"m 6'1" too. It's already a good bit lower than the outgoing Sportster was.
I am 6'4'' so this is good to hear. I just need to find a driver's side manual slider.
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I am 6'4'' so this is good to hear. I just need to find a driver's side manual slider.
I mean I could probably tolerate another 1-2" lower but I don't prefer it. I also street drive my car mostly so I don't exactly want to be as low as possible that might be perfectly fine if it was a track only car.
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Kelsey alluded to something that makes fitment so difficult -- everyone's body proportions are different. Two people of the same body height might need different seat heights, as an example.

You need to do lots of measuring and probably have a second person help you out.
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Kelsey alluded to something that makes fitment so difficult -- everyone's body proportions are different. Two people of the same body height might need different seat heights, as an example.

You need to do lots of measuring and probably have a second person help you out.
Very true!

I should add that my Torso isn't super tall/long so that helps me sit as if I was a bit shorter than I really am. Also in my seat I've removed the foam out of the cushion under my butt so I'm just sitting right on top of the fiberglass shell of the seat. That really made a huge difference that made me feel like I truly sit IN the seat instead of ON the seat. For a lot of the Recaro seats the bottom is two cushions, I've just removed it from the rear portion. Front portion still has it so my legs stay comfy. I've done many long drives in the seat like this and it's never really bothered me.
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I'm also 6'4, but mostly legs, and regular length torso. I have the Cobra Nogaro's on BK mounts, mounted to the oem power sliders with e30 sunroof buttons acting as my power slider buttons. Very clean install and mounted in the lowest position. I could MAYBE do with another inch lower (based on just removing the butt pad entirely) for track days, but I wouldn't want to drive to/from track that low.

As always, ymmv
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I'm also 6'4, but mostly legs, and regular length torso. I have the Cobra Nogaro's on BK mounts, mounted to the oem power sliders with e30 sunroof buttons acting as my power slider buttons. Very clean install and mounted in the lowest position. I could MAYBE do with another inch lower (based on just removing the butt pad entirely) for track days, but I wouldn't want to drive to/from track that low.

As always, ymmv
Are you saying you could lower the seat on the BK mounts and that would be too low?
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I'm also 6'4, but mostly legs, and regular length torso. I have the Cobra Nogaro's on BK mounts, mounted to the oem power sliders with e30 sunroof buttons acting as my power slider buttons. Very clean install and mounted in the lowest position. I could MAYBE do with another inch lower (based on just removing the butt pad entirely) for track days, but I wouldn't want to drive to/from track that low.

As always, ymmv
Are you saying you could lower the seat on the BK mounts and that would be too low?
Sorry for the confusion. They are currently as low as they could go. I'm saying that either with the current butt pad I could maybe tolerate about an inch lower for track days, but it would be too low for street driving (I'd look like a child trying to drive dads car)

The alternative option for me is to have cobra make a half thickness butt pad for track days only, if I really feel like that extra inch is worth is. Keep in mind I'm running a Nogaro, which is not a full blown track day seat, so it's possible an OMP halo might just get you even lower with no other modifications. Also, as I mentioned, I'm tall. I had a friend who's 5'10 take the car out for a drive last week and he thought it was as low as he would possibly want for track events. My point is, aside from someone who's my height and all torso, I can't see how you'd need to go any lower than what these BK mounts offer, unless you're after a true F1 laid off out seating position for some reason.
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