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Old 03-29-2021, 09:28 AM   #41
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Such a great build!!
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Old 03-29-2021, 10:58 AM   #42
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Thanks Dave! I'm really impressed by the platform. Not quite as refined as the ND, but it's 10 years older and a lot of development happened in the meantime
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:39 PM   #43
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Amy did well in the RX-8 at NNJR's second event too, 7th in STX with a really competitive time in a HUGE field!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbAJ8mAoESo
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Old 04-19-2021, 12:55 PM   #44
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A good event! Great weather, lots of runs, and a simple but fun course. I took first in PAX with Amy not very far behind in 16th.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX5P65s-qhA

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANEjymVFwuo
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Old 04-23-2021, 09:13 AM   #45
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A good event! Great weather, lots of runs, and a simple but fun course. I took first in PAX with Amy not very far behind in 16th.

Here's my video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX5P65s-qhA

Here's Amy's video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANEjymVFwuo
I watch your videos and miss doing events so much. I could honestly run the Juke now that she is back on the road but I just don't have the time with 2 kids right now.

I think the meadowlands has an event tomorrow, and I always tell myself I will at least go and watch for an hour, but never end up making it.
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Old 04-26-2021, 01:44 PM   #46
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Yep, my codriver had my ND up there on Saturday!

I totally understand the time thing, it sucks.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:15 PM   #47
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Yep, my codriver had my ND up there on Saturday!

I totally understand the time thing, it sucks.
I saw the ND at the Wawa in Lodi Saturday night with a couple of BMWs I think. I was hanging out with some friends in the lot. Was going to go over and see if it was you but felt weird lol.
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Old 04-30-2021, 02:14 PM   #48
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I saw the ND at the Wawa in Lodi Saturday night with a couple of BMWs I think. I was hanging out with some friends in the lot. Was going to go over and see if it was you but felt weird lol.
Wasn't me! hah
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Old 05-03-2021, 10:14 PM   #49
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Amy did a great job this weekend in the RX-8! Solidly midpack in a *stacked* field at NNJR and battled for the win at Philly!

Amy's fastest NNJR run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiusxEeUnaQ

Amy's fastest Philly run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f09EoN2_OP8
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Old 05-26-2021, 11:32 PM   #50
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Went and got my car dyno'd... I've had weak/sluggish starts for a couple of weeks. Looks like one or more of my coils died. BHR D585, so I upgraded to the new BHR OEM direct fit coils and all good now. Just a waste of a dyno session, haha.

Ignition coil failure shows itself worst after the 6th ports open at ~6400 RPM (the dip seen on the dyno plot, that's normal) and essentially just totally kills the top end. The car is noticeably quicker everywhere with new coils but mostly up top.

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Old 06-07-2021, 10:10 AM   #51
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Amy ran the RX-8 and had the same issues with the Nankang CR-1 behavior, except they seemed to move around even more on the RX-8 with its extra weight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFjga5dDlVE

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Old 06-15-2021, 09:11 AM   #52
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More Nankang CR-1 testing, this time at Pocono! Amy's first real experience using third gear on course and we sorted out the feel of the Nankangs!

Amy's fastest run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbvUfFQqjzs

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2I-exr5JCo
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Old 06-25-2021, 01:47 PM   #53
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2021 Finger Lakes Champ Tour:

Meanwhile, Amy didn't get to do the Test N Tune and arrived on site Saturday not having had the chance to walk course yet, so we quickly did some course walks and got the RX-8 ready. She killed it and was quickly fighting for trophies once she was up to speed. Only half a second or so outside the trophies with no real chance to warm up and try car setup things.

Here's Amy's fastest Saturday run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49h7Lcx8JaA

On Sunday Amy was much more quickly up to speed but had to clean up a cone after her first run but she recovered well and was only thousandths behind the podium on day two!

Here's Amy's fastest Sunday run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNLNfr0sJHo
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Old 06-28-2021, 02:29 PM   #54
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Amy & I drove the RX-8, tons of fun and we got to ride with each other which was fantastic. Great learning experience. Sorry about the audio, the microphone fell out of its mounting clip and was buzzing around inside the trunk. Amy finished 2nd in STX and in the top quarter of PAX too! I ended up first in PAX which was nice because we were on the slower Nankangs.

Amy's fastest run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEELWr42idI

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A really fun day of autocross on Sunday with Philly SCCA. We were at Ripken stadium in Aberdeen, MD for the first time in a long time for Philly. The site has some terrain features that make it difficult to make a super technical course, but we got a solid 45 second course with plenty of sweeping corners. Fun and simple and safe! Both cars were on the Nankang CR-1s again doing more testing/conserving tires for nationals... They seemed to work pretty well, grip is up to about what I'd expect from the Yokohama A052s finally after some minor car changes.

Amy ran the RX-8 with Eric Simmons and they took home first and second in STX.

Amy's second fastest run thanks to some GoPro issues:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRg1ove8j3I

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Audio is wind noise because the GoPro external microphone adapter is stupid. Ran a 1:33.6 last night at NJMP Thunderbolt during TNiA. Running Nankang CR-1s instead of Yoko A052s, but no setup changes from autocross. Stock brake pads and all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFpco5Yd43s
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Man this car really seems to be delivering all the fun. I really need to get mine together.
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Man this car really seems to be delivering all the fun. I really need to get mine together.
Yes you do! So fun. Just budget for a lot of gas, lol.
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Amy drove the RX-8 all weekend and had a fantastic battle for the podium for the weekend in STX. She drove great and is really finding a bunch of time and learning every event. Super proud of her! Amy also had two different codrivers this weekend. Sam on Saturday and Nick on Sunday. Nick is a longtime rotary enthusiast and Sam I think has been converted, haha. Everyone gave great feedback on the RX-8 setup and I've got some minor changes incoming to help that! Big thanks to Shaftworks USA for the setup help so far!

Amy's Saturday run (fastest didn't get recorded):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmBZHvmVlNs

Amy's Sunday run (again, her fastest run didn't get recorded):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab1o_OGi9lY

Sam's Saturday run:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QunrSvwOYX0

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqCxUk4h84g
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I whipped up an intake that stays STX/DSP legal. Fairly cheap and should really help get hot air out of the radiator. Unfortunately still dumps into the fairly enclosed series 2 engine bay, but it is what it is. The series 2 undertray really seems to limit airflow out of the engine bay.





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