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    A couple of things to get started. 1) It...

    A couple of things to get started.

    1) It looks like the car has been around a while. Something that CRX's develop problems in is cracks in body suspension mounting areas. Carefully look at the...
  2. Sticky: I do not know if this is the case but if SFI...

    I do not know if this is the case but if SFI works like another trade organization that I work with, they are funded as a % of sales of certified products. The certifying organization tracks sales by...
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    You may want to to be careful of the Chinese...

    You may want to to be careful of the Chinese tires. A friend put 4 on his enclosed trailer, having used his old tires with no problems for more than 20,000 miles. He lost 2 of his new Chinese tires...
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    I have one, its an ex Motorolla cup/ grand am...

    I have one, its an ex Motorolla cup/ grand am car. I'd agree with the spring rates recommended. Odly, I don't know mine, it was a pro car and it seems very good already. The car stiffness seems...
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    A couple of points, 1st - Andy is a standup...

    A couple of points,
    1st - Andy is a standup guy, always willing to listen, great chair, appreciated his effort

    2nd - Maybe the problem is we've made IT too difficult to regulate based upon only...
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    A typical endurance race gives you a season's...

    A typical endurance race gives you a season's worth of wrecking opportunities in a single shift. It ain't fair but 1 year racing won't give you a lot of experience under your belt to recognize when...
  7. I gotta ask, did ITR BMW's come without outside...

    I gotta ask, did ITR BMW's come without outside rearview mirrors?
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    I believe its not an enduro if some cars can...

    I believe its not an enduro if some cars can complete it without having a pitstop. Running 90 to 180 minutes without a stop is just a long sprint race.

    The benefit of having pit stops (even if...
  9. a 7pm to 7am enduro, actually a pretty cool idea....

    a 7pm to 7am enduro, actually a pretty cool idea. You beat the heat, Qualify during the day, and get 9 hours of night driving while not having tototally trash the car like a usual 24 hour race. Yep...
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    By the way, my setup is a 4 wheel trailer thats...

    By the way, my setup is a 4 wheel trailer thats about 1000 pounds that has surge brakes. (Ps, its a home built with cavilier rear hub/brake assemblies bolted to square tube steel frame.) For towing,...
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    Using a minivan may not be for everybody, but it...

    Using a minivan may not be for everybody, but it has its place. Here's what I've seen for MPG with my first year having the '07 3.9 Uplander LS but about 500 pounds gear. All average traveling speed...
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    I don't know if your's had an earlier 3.4 vs the...

    I don't know if your's had an earlier 3.4 vs the 3.9 in my '07. The 3.9 is a all new engine with variable valve timing. I think the only other pushrod engine with variable valve timing is the vette....
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    Chevy Uplander Tow Vehicle

    For those looking for alternatives for a tow vehicle for a trailer in the 3500 pound range, I think the 07 or 08 3.9 liter uplander is worth a look. I've put about 5000 miles towing my Del Sol and...
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    Just being Honda Centric, I think the high...

    Just being Honda Centric, I think the high hp/displacement VTEC hondas have a difficult time. At already being 100 hp per liter, they don't have much to work with in terms of HP improvement. Del Sol...
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    We run them on our type r for endurance racing....

    We run them on our type r for endurance racing. Good grip, we tested them compared to the Hoosiers and couldn't see an appreciable difference. Except the BFG's don't go away and last very well....
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    Say, I will give another idea for consideration....

    Say, I will give another idea for consideration. Again understand that I came from the perspective of IT being the entry brand for club racing and that without clear brand distinction between IT,...
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    I don't think people are reading the same note...

    I don't think people are reading the same note that I wrote, but I can't fix that. I'll leave these comments regading big picture

    1) Nothing else matters if there are declining cars coming to the...
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    To respond to some prior comments/questions on my...

    To respond to some prior comments/questions on my note;

    1) The reason I think that race results, entry counts and times are important is that it seems to me that results are the most compelling...
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    5 - 30mobil, I change filter and oil once a...

    5 - 30mobil, I change filter and oil once a season typically 4 to 6 races. Been doing it for 10 years on a crx, then 4 years on a vtec del sol. never seen a problem, wear or other reason to do it...
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    1) I think the way that car weights are...

    1) I think the way that car weights are calculated leaves the Honda VTEC contingent and other cars with high stock Hp/liter cars out to lunch. If a car has 100hp/liter stock, 10.5/1 compresson, free...
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    FYI - As an alternative, I am towing a 3500 pound...

    FYI - As an alternative, I am towing a 3500 pound open trailer using a '07 uplander, 3.9 liter v6. I added firestone airbag springs to rear and KYB heavyduty rear shocks. Works well, its quiet,...
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    Thanks, the teg is a wonderful car. It has a...

    Thanks, the teg is a wonderful car. It has a "crate" acura type r long block in it. Its hard to believe but I figure that it has nearly 50 hours of racing on it without ever being opened up....
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    Pictures from the point '09

    Had a great weekend, the car count was down but the quality was there!

    For your enjoyment; Pictures of misc cars http://www.autoxrs.net/2009_12hrs_SPR/index.htm
    Our race report...
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    My apology if these points have been made, I've...

    My apology if these points have been made, I've been busy for a while.

    There is no difference between any of the engines at the conditions you list, but there is a big difference in the racing...
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    1) Allow ABS, other than airbags, they are the...

    1) Allow ABS, other than airbags, they are the most highly tested, most failsafe parts of a car. Considering that these cars are capable of 150 mph, I find it highly unlikely that ABS is as unsafe as...
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