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by John Stimson
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Koni Sport shocks for 2009+ RX-8
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: FS: Koni Sport shocks for 2009+ RX-8

Still for sale!
by John Stimson
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 18x8 5x114 ET48 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 17.2 Lb
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: FS: 18x8 5x114 ET48 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 17.2 Lb

Tell all your friends!
by John Stimson
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Koni Sport shocks for 2009+ RX-8
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: FS: Koni Sport shocks for 2009+ RX-8

Still available. Tell your friends!
by John Stimson
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Koni Sport shocks for 2009+ RX-8
Replies: 2
Views: 342

FS: Koni Sport shocks for 2009+ RX-8

I am selling a set of four Koni Sport (yellow) shocks for a series 2 (2009-2011) RX-8. They have about 10,000 miles of use. Fronts have the typical top adjustment knob. Rears are the more primitive style where you have to push the piston in and then twist the body to adjust the damping. They were dy...
by John Stimson
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 18x8 5x114 ET48 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 17.2 Lb
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: FS: 18x8 5x114 ET48 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 17.2 Lb

Still available, same great price!
by John Stimson
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 18x8 5x114 ET48 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 17.2 Lb
Replies: 3
Views: 575

FS: 18x8 5x114 ET48 O.Z. Alleggerita HLT 17.2 Lb

I have a set of O.Z. Alleggerita HLT wheels from my RX-8. Size: 18"x8" Offset: 48mm Bolt pattern: 5 x 114mm Color: anthracite metallic Condition: Excellent. Maybe a small paint nick or two. No curb rash. Includes TPMS valve stems (Continental 315MHz / 8 N*m) which work with 2010 Mazda RX-8...
by John Stimson
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2010 RX-8 Sport (<19,000 miles) CS setup: SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 629

2010 RX-8 Sport (<19,000 miles) CS setup: SOLD

http://www.idsfa.net/rx-8/forum.jpg CAR IS SOLD. I haven't been out to autocross in a while, and while the RX-8 is fun to drive around town, I think someone else would enjoy it more at this point. It's a 2010 Sport with 6-speed manual transmission. It has a rear swaybar from the R3 suspension, Koni...
by John Stimson
Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Orange County Great Park
Replies: 23
Views: 2847

Re: Orange County Great Park

Is he related to Mayor Daly, perhaps?
by John Stimson
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 12v tire inflator
Replies: 33
Views: 4343

Re: 12v tire inflator

Marshall, have you tried the CO2 in practice? It seems like there is so little mass of CO2 that it would come to ambient temperature quickly. Also, because the critical point of CO2 is 88 degrees F, under most conditions we deal with in autocross there's almost no heat of vaporization to chill the C...
by John Stimson
Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 12v tire inflator
Replies: 33
Views: 4343

Re: 12v tire inflator

I have a Coleman "Heavy Duty" tire inflator that unfortunately was discontinued years ago. I used one for a couple years before it took a walk at an American Autocross Series event, and I was lucky to find two more right after they were discontinued. The only major failure has been due to ...
by John Stimson
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DIY Alignment Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2338

Re: DIY Alignment Question

One tip to help with the slop in the adjustment markings: when setting the adjuster, always approach the desired mark from the same direction. For example, always turn the bolt head counter-clockwise past the desired mark, then turn it clockwise until you hit the mark exactly, and stop. Then tighten...
by John Stimson
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: So Fiat 500 is DOA ...
Replies: 25
Views: 4600

Re: So Fiat 500 is DOA ...

Handbrake turn means the rear wheels are locked up. Grip > slip, you know that, Mako!
by John Stimson
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Air Filter
Replies: 15
Views: 1889

Re: Air Filter

I have two things for you to consider:
1) OE type paper filters don't present much of a restriction.
2) K&N type oiled fiber filters don't filter as well as paper.
by John Stimson
Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: Hoosier tires, brand new
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: FS: Hoosier tires, brand new

I think I just heard James' head hit his desk.
by John Stimson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 3549

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

I read this (or similar) in a couple other forums discussing the best tire sizes for NBs. There are several people over at the miata.net forums who seem to have a fetish for light weight tires & wheels, to the exclusion of thinking about how any other parameter might have some influence. Maybe ...
by John Stimson
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX
Replies: 36
Views: 3549

Re: NB Miata Tires Recommendations for DD/AX

Curt Thompson wrote:... I've also read that Miata records are usually set on 185/60r14s.
Can you give context for this? What kind of records? Not many autocross clubs have records, because they run a different course every time.
by John Stimson
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Class half empty
Replies: 26
Views: 3270

Re: Class half empty

Not wanting to argue semantics but didn't Brian H drive his car to nationals this year? I can also think of a few other top finishers that drove their cars around I know Andy Hollis drove his 2 around town in Lincoln. There's a difference between a car you are willing to drive to and from an event ...
by John Stimson
Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Class half empty
Replies: 26
Views: 3270

Re: Class half empty

I might have joined you in STF, if the Protege wagon was classed there instead of STC. CST is no place for an STF car. Based on earlier years, I tried CST in the Protege thinking it would be mostly newbies in an odd assortment of incompletely-developed cars. This year it was more like the STC/STR ov...
by John Stimson
Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: SCCA Hard Card
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: SCCA Hard Card

You can get a registrar's signature instead of paying a notary, true. But the card itself is not free unless you're an SCCA corner worker.
by John Stimson
Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Volvo V70 or Subaru outback?
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Volvo V70 or Subaru outback?

My parents have a pair of the previous generation Legacy Outback. Handling, well, they're huge cars and they behave like it. They seem to have what feels like rear bump steer -- at least when they hit a sharp bump, the rear end twitches to the side. The only serious problem has been the need to repl...
by John Stimson
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: End Link Question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: End Link Question ...

Yeah, th RB links might be an improvement over the stock NA rubber links, but they are a downgrade from stock NB. Too long, and the joints are so stiff it's like they aren't really jointed.
by John Stimson
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: End Link Question ...
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: End Link Question ...

Marshall is right in the case of an asymmetric arm length or motion ratio between the two sides. For an asymmetric endlink mounting angle but using symmetric holes, I'd say that you will end up with the same motion ratio on both sides if the bar end and mounting hole on the arm don't move relative t...
by John Stimson
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: When do the PAX Index's come out for the RT Classes ?
Replies: 23
Views: 2009

Re: When do the PAX Index's come out for the RT Classes ?

Bobby, when you say 0.975 was used "at Nationals", what do you mean by that? PAX isn't a part of Nationals competition. There is an exception this year for the RT classes, and that exception is within those classes, the Stock indexes are used. I'm guessing you saw someone's list of indexed...
by John Stimson
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sunday 9/23/2012 Videos
Replies: 36
Views: 2951

Re: Sunday 9/23/2012 Videos

What I think you're seeing as a chalk outline doesn't really show up in the original video. I can't say which configuration was correct based on the video, but it sure was different when I came around on the 3rd run! The cone moved between run 2 and run 3 for our 2-driver car, and remained in the ne...

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