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06-06-2019, 08:34 AM
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Posted By argonaut

Great - Just placed my order for two sets.

Great - Just placed my order for two sets.
06-06-2019, 08:28 AM
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Posted By argonaut

Mordeth - i take it you've never had a problem...

Mordeth - i take it you've never had a problem with the plastidip melting around the lug nuts? The reason I ask is that I had a student once in a C5 who had plastidiped his wheels and it melted into...
06-05-2019, 08:17 AM
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Posted By argonaut

Thanks Bill and Todd. The shim idea sounds like...

Thanks Bill and Todd. The shim idea sounds like its worth trying. Todd - do you sell or know where I can purchase shims?
06-04-2019, 08:40 AM
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Posted By argonaut

Thank you very much Todd, really helpful. I...

Thank you very much Todd, really helpful. I don't think it's related to bleeding since the same thing is happening on all 4 corners and I've bled multiple times. But piston binding is a possibility...
06-03-2019, 12:56 PM
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Posted By argonaut

Why would the outside face of rotor wear more...

Why would the outside face of rotor wear more than inside? I have a car with Wilwood Dynalite 4-piston calipers and 2-piece rotors on both ends (Ariel Atom). This winter I replaced the rings, which...
05-28-2019, 08:48 AM
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Views: 781
Posted By argonaut

Keep car under canopy. Use cool shirt on track. ...

Keep car under canopy. Use cool shirt on track. So much less fatigue
05-16-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By argonaut

The most important tools to bring are torque...

The most important tools to bring are torque wrench and socket to check your lug nuts and air pressure gauge. Other than that, if you were to have some issue, there are always guys with everything...
05-10-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By argonaut

You can get very good data logging for a lot less...

You can get very good data logging for a lot less than 5K. Race Logic is indeed nice and their software is really good at integrating video into the data analysis but it comes at high cost. As...
05-07-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,705
Posted By argonaut

"Forscan" - ha, ha. Thanks, I check it out. By...

"Forscan" - ha, ha. Thanks, I check it out. By the way - how do you connect the safety chains from the trailer to the truck? I looked for hooks that were big enough but eventually gave up and...
05-06-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,705
Posted By argonaut

UPDATE: 5-6-2019 - 2018 F250 for the win! I first...

UPDATE: 5-6-2019 - 2018 F250 for the win! I first created this post 8 months ago when I started thinking about buying a new tow vehicle. Over the winter I bought a 2018 F250 XLT gas and this past...
05-06-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,811
Posted By argonaut

Oops, wrong thread

Oops, wrong thread
04-26-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By argonaut

I had a DeWitts with built in oil-cooler in LS6...

I had a DeWitts with built in oil-cooler in LS6 C5 (no longer own it) and ran 12-15 track days per year for a decade. Was very happy with it's performance on track. On hottest days the reported oil...
04-26-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,383
Posted By argonaut

In my experience its pretty rare that a rotor...

In my experience its pretty rare that a rotor like that would fail on track. It's almost always the case that they will crack all the way thru after a session, when the rotor is cooling in the...
04-23-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By argonaut

Legend has it that the country roads outside the...

Legend has it that the country roads outside the front gate of VIR have been used to bed a set of brakes or two. (not that I'd personally know anything about attempting such a thing...)
04-16-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By argonaut

I drove Pitt International last fall - first time...

I drove Pitt International last fall - first time since the expansion. Absolutely loved the track! The surface is perfect, The elevation changes, run offs, the grounds, etc are all fantastic. They...
04-08-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By argonaut

The info I posted was accumulated over many years...

The info I posted was accumulated over many years and many different tires but in general probably 50/50 between R-Comps and UHP street tires.
04-04-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By argonaut

My experience in a C5: Doing about 10-12...

My experience in a C5:


Doing about 10-12 track days per year - I used all oem hubs for the first few years as I moved from novice to advanced run groups
At that point as preventive...
03-21-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By argonaut

One must be slow before one can be fast. 8...

One must be slow before one can be fast.

8 stages of driver development (not my words, picked them up somewhere, but I like em). To the OP - seems like you are about a 1 and should begin aiming...
02-12-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,098
Posted By argonaut

Some tracks do not require a roll bar for...

Some tracks do not require a roll bar for convertibles. Summit Point, Shenandoah Circuit doesn't (or at least they didn't in the recent past, I don't exactly keep up on the latest since my car has a...
02-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 796
Posted By argonaut

Wow, great deal for a top of the line dash. Very...

Wow, great deal for a top of the line dash. Very configurable and wi-fi capable. I have its little brother (MXS).
12-13-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By argonaut

+1. I have jacked the C5 at the point...

+1.

I have jacked the C5 at the point Waddisme indicates at least a hundred times. It works perfect. Jack up drivers side, put stands under the front and rear jack points, let jack down onto...
12-12-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,475
Posted By argonaut

Several years ago at Lightning in a C5 I crested...

Several years ago at Lightning in a C5 I crested the hill on turn 1, got the left side just slightly off track, tried to hold it and it instantly snapped the back end around 180 degrees and I ended...
11-28-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,936
Posted By argonaut

I've driven and instructed in cars with the...

I've driven and instructed in cars with the Michelin's and they are F-ing awesome for a street tire but very pricey. My tendency is to go for highest bang for buck and thus the Federals are my...
11-26-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,936
Posted By argonaut

Road noise and what one person thinks is...

Road noise and what one person thinks is tolerable vs another is very subjective but IMO the road noise for the Federal 595RS-R is fine, didn't concern me at all. Toyo R888 are louder as a reference...
11-08-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,080
Posted By argonaut

I have a two camera RaceLogic VBox system in my...

I have a two camera RaceLogic VBox system in my car. The data analysis software is called Circuit Tools. The system automatically integrates video and data: The video itself has a data overlay on it...
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