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by v10climber
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: RFK stadium
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: RFK stadium

They weren't interested in hosting auto-x events for a long time. After the global RC event they held there some people inquired into holding autocrosses. Basically what it came down to is it's expensive and the insurance required is also very high.
by v10climber
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: March 21st Autox and March 22nd TNT

Nathan Atkins wrote:Co-drive's will be available to anyone who thinks they can handle it.
Dibs! :lol:
by v10climber
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Proposed alternative CDC index system, XLS linked
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Proposed alternative CDC index system, XLS linked

But this takes away my index advantage in the mini that weighs 2504lbs and makes 198whp :-P

It's a good idea but I'm not sure how realistic is is to implement. People aren't going to know exact whp or weight measurements for their car so what do you do for those?
by v10climber
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Ideas for the 2015 Season
Replies: 35
Views: 2257

Re: Ideas for the 2015 Season

Here is a thought that might accommodate the afternoon and morning concept: Like how Autocrossers Inc does it on their double days, make every day a morning and afternoon session, i.e. making each day "two" events. Sign up for the one you want, or both, and come get your 4 runs in the half that cou...
by v10climber
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1957

Re: TIRES

I ordered some Xida (gen 2)'s with 800 / 500 lb springs. Just need to wait several months for them to be built. :-( Hopefully they won't be too stiff, but we'll see. Regarding CSP vs. DP, I have a moral objection to adding an interior to a beautiful stripped car just to meet CSP rules... but I migh...
by v10climber
Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1957

Re: TIRES

sounds like the rs3 is the way to go, good price point and high grip. Just keep in mind the RS-3 sidewalls are a little squishy. They are a great tire if you can properly support them with a wide wheel but on a car that pinches tires and is kind of front heavy I'd lean more towards the Z2. The stif...
by v10climber
Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TIRES
Replies: 30
Views: 1957

Re: TIRES

What size wheel and going on what car?
by v10climber
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Next CDC AutoX - Sat Sept 27th Waldorf, MD
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Next CDC AutoX - Sat Sept 27th Waldorf, MD

03threefiftyz wrote:Can't make it on Saturday. I haz a sad.
Car broke already? :D
by v10climber
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Harry Grove August 23&24
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: Harry Grove August 23&24

For those of you with larger cars. I'm a big fan of plastic bins.
by v10climber
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: The Car Lounge
Topic: Body Shop for Miata Rust Repair - Frederick/Rockville
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Body Shop for Miata Rust Repair - Frederick/Rockville

vettegirl wrote:Also there was little rust damage to the inside portions of the panel, it was confined to the outer skin of the rocker.
This is pretty common from what I've seen.
by v10climber
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Track Days
Topic: Selecting differential ratios
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Selecting differential ratios

If you haven't read this little CVD bit by Jason Rhoades (multiple time national auto-x champ) then it would be good. This part is about acceleration and showing how it isn't ultimate power/weight that affects acceleration but also gearing. He has a spreadsheet where you can plug in FD ratios and se...
by v10climber
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Wanted to buy
Topic: WTB Miata Hood Hinge
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: WTB Miata Hood Hinge

Do they happen to be the same between NA and NB? Jeff Goldsmith still has most of an NB in pieces and I'm sure he still has hinges.
by v10climber
Wed May 21, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Fixing potholes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1823

Re: Fixing potholes?

Tedzilla wrote:Yeah, we definitely need written permission.
So then how do we make that happen? If we don't fix these potholes it's going to kill Frederick as a site for us to use.
by v10climber
Wed May 14, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: For sale or trade
Topic: 2005 Mazda RX8 lightly modded $5k cash this week
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: 2005 Mazda RX8 lightly modded $5k cash this week

Thank goodness. My wife predicted I would buy another vehicle to replace the one I just got rid of. I am trying to prove her wrong. Such temptations are no good...... how is the back seat room in that thing? It doesn't matter if you're turning it into a DSP car. You stay away from my bad decisions ...
by v10climber
Wed May 14, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: For sale or trade
Topic: 2005 Mazda RX8 lightly modded $5k cash this week
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: 2005 Mazda RX8 lightly modded $5k cash this week

Looks like it sold already? CraigsList ad is down. Probably a good thing...
by v10climber
Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Harry Grove March 22nd Results
Replies: 13
Views: 997

Re: Harry Grove March 22nd Results

I dig the results Ed, but my only beef with them is id like to be able to check multiple categories, case in point is the TR6 from saturday, as driven by three different drivers each selected a different class, where we aught to be able to choose all that apply (i'd think we'd just need to incorpor...
by v10climber
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: March 22nd Autocross and 23rd TNT now open
Replies: 17
Views: 1267

Re: March 22nd Autocross and 23rd TNT now open

Yeah roads around our house are clearing fast. The weather is going to warm up. I wouldn't be too worried about the lot clearing up.
by v10climber
Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: For sale or trade
Topic: Hoosier A6 275/35/18s set of 4 brand new.
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Hoosier A6 275/35/18s set of 4 brand new.

Damnit...

*starts trolling craigslist for another set of 18s*
by v10climber
Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: TNT Autocross Saturday Feb 22nd at Harry Grove
Replies: 20
Views: 1028

Re: TNT Autocross Saturday Feb 22nd at Harry Grove

echan wrote:You actually got in the field. We are actually taking 15 reservations as a fudge factor of two no-shows. Now only one slot left.

Ed
If anybody no-shows the rest of the people who wanted to go but can't get to write whatever they want on your car in Sharpie...
by v10climber
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Track Days
Topic: Racedaze
Replies: 17
Views: 1544

Re: Racedaze

Best bet would probably to buy a spec miata or maybe spec e30. Probably going to cost around $10k That said, I have a 94 miata in decent condition that I wouldn't mind getting caged. I don't have the money for it this year though, dumping it all into the FR-S. It hasn't seen a track day, but it wou...
by v10climber
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Forum Nuts & Bolts
Topic: Forum Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 6578

Re: Forum Suggestions

ericw wrote:Am I the only one who uses the forum on my phone? :oops:
Nope
by v10climber
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Rivals or ZII's
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Re: Rivals or ZII's

I ran shaved pixie dust R1Rs in 2011 and 2012. Switched to Rivals for 2013. Mistake! Back to R1Rs for 2014. This^ Z2's will not outperform rivals in the heat. We spray our Z2s heavily when it's hot and they hold up fine. I was never a fan of all the noise the Rival makes. I guess I could get used t...
by v10climber
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Autocross
Topic: New Changes for the 2014 Season
Replies: 16
Views: 1295

Re: New Changes for the 2014 Season

rules look good. just out of curiosity, are hoosiers really only worth 1 second on a 40 second course versus 200 treadwear tires? I think you'd be surprised. The new crop of tires (rivals, Z2s, etc) are really fast. The data I've seen has them coming pretty close to matching Hoosier levels of grip ...
by v10climber
Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Proposed Changes in 2014 CDC Autocross Series
Replies: 75
Views: 6845

Re: Proposed Changes in 2014 CDC Autocross Series

I've kept my nose out of this thread but I figured i should finally pop in and say a few things. First, the season pass thing just isn't going to happen (unfortunately). There are many reasons why and it's too much to discuss on a forum. Ed has already outlined a few points to give you an idea of wh...
by v10climber
Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: Autocross
Topic: Where to buy cones / Rallycross course design
Replies: 25
Views: 2339

Re: Where to buy cones / Rallycross course design

JoeTR6 wrote:Oh man. Now I have a use for the two sets of TR6 rally springs I own.
Dang it Joe. Why did you have to say that. Now my life is incomplete without a TR6 rally car.