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Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Yoshi » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:16 pm

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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Ryki » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:23 pm

That's awesome!
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Yoshi » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:29 pm

Am I missing any? I think that's the whole series.

BTW the cat pictured is "woody". His real name is wilwood. heh.
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Postby M20_fever » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:52 pm

Got all those myself, good stiff. Pretty sure none of them tell you how slowly drift around a track. ;-)
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Yoshi » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:01 am

Bet you I clock speeds similar to you :)

Thing about drifting, you want as much grip as possible.
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Postby M20_fever » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:09 am

Sure, with 200 extra HP you can probably almost keep up with me. :-)
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Yoshi » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:15 am

Psh. I'd spank you on even terms.
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Postby M20_fever » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:17 am

Damn right you would, but i'd still beat you around a track.
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Ryki » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:37 pm

I own none of these but want them all now!
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby blasphemy101 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:45 am

If you ever feel like getting rid of those...
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Yoshi » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:26 pm

I just bought them lol.

I read through a whole chapter on brakes. Says you should change your race brake fluid every 30 days and never reuse fluid that was bled. Even if immediately. Yea.... I do all of that.
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby 87e30 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:25 pm

Must be nice to have race money. :-(
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby M20_fever » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:52 am

yeah, I bleed my brakes maybe once throughout the season. I don't reuse the fluid though, since the reason I'm bleeding it is its prone to absorb moisture. Remember, these books are written at a level far above what we do, or will ever do for that matter. If anyone of us ends up with a full sponsorship and a mechanical team supporting the car, report back and tell us how big of a difference changing the fluid every 30 days makes, lol.
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby 87e30 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:32 am

Some of the fluid in my car is still there from when I bought it over 3 years ago. Sure I've had to add to it when replacing several master cylinders, brake proportioning valve, and clutch slave, but I never changed it. I wonder if I would notice any difference if I did. Got a big can of ATE DOT 4 or something laying somewhere around my desk.
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Re: Anyone else a car tech nerd?

Postby Ryki » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:49 am

You should try it, I changed my brake fluid when I got my car and the brake feel is vastly different after. Considering it only cost me like 8 bucks of dot 4 I would consider it a win : ) Racing blue fluid on the other hand 0.0

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