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      05-25-2008, 10:45 PM   #1
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      05-25-2008, 10:49 PM   #2
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how did it perform?
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Mikeo, You rock... How was the rotation in stock trim? Turn in?
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      05-26-2008, 06:48 AM   #6
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I'd say performance exceeded my expectations. Keep in mind the car is showroom stock right down to the OE runflats, so I wasn't expecting to dominate the world ;-) After my first four events I'm the season points leader in a six car Street Tire class. The D Stock SCCA Solo classification is very beneficial.

The Farmington venue is our largest, so the courses are suited to power with lots of sweepers. Not your typical tight, Miata course, and the 135 was at home there. Rotation was OK on the one or two tight turns and turn-in was better than expected. There is understeer with the 215 front tires, but managable with driving style changes. The grip of the Bridgestone RFTs is pretty good. The car doesn't feel like it weighs 200 lbs more than my old E36 M3, I think the shorter wheelbase helps.
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      05-26-2008, 07:26 AM   #7
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Great pics Mike! Keep that torch burning. We need some more 1ers taking names out there between the cones! I managed to pick up my second 1st place finish yesterday, at event 2 of the season.

Btw, I officially measured my camber up front yesterday and I have -1.6 deg. I did elongate the slots by no more than a quarter inch. Turn in is pretty darned good, even with the runflats. Ordering up some Star Specs. I have a set of 255/225 runflats in the garage, but i think those will replace the stock runflats when they wear out (I'm doing a good job of making that happen pretty quickly right now - as I'm sure you are too)
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I think one of the first mods I'll do over the winter is camber plates. What size Star Specs are you going with on the D-Force 17x9 wheels?
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245/40/17's. I don't want to risk having them rub, like the 255 Neova AD-07s do on the course.
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Mike - great!! This car continues to amaze.

SCCA will move it out of D-stock by next year. ; -)
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