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02-20-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,907
Posted By Btwyx

I got up to 196hp at the wheel when I dynoed ours.

I got up to 196hp at the wheel when I dynoed ours.
02-01-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,217
Posted By Btwyx

2013 doesn't sound like a problem.

2013 doesn't sound like a problem.
02-01-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,944
Posted By Btwyx

We use a Schroth one in the MINI for autocross,...

We use a Schroth one in the MINI for autocross, and only for autocross. Being harnessed is an advantage for autocross. I don't use it on track as we don't have a roll bar. If you get trapped in a...
01-26-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,338
Posted By Btwyx

Should be 140Nm, which is the 103.3 quoted.

Should be 140Nm, which is the 103.3 quoted.
Forum: JCW Garage
01-15-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Btwyx

You need to ask the SEB to class the GP2...

You need to ask the SEB to class the GP2 http://crbscca.com

DS is definitely not the right place for it and I'd be protesting (formally or informally) if someone wanted to run one against me. It...
01-15-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By Btwyx

I would not want to be running on only 4 turns....

I would not want to be running on only 4 turns. For reference the SCCA tech standard is 7 turns, I think that's a bit skimpy.
12-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By Btwyx

The new Fastrack is out, now there's a proposal...

The new Fastrack is out, now there's a proposal to move the ABarth 500 to HS. It'd certainly be competition to the Fiesta ST. They're asking for feedback on this. I'm thinking of writing in to say it...
12-12-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Btwyx

TireRack usually ships them as two sets of two...

TireRack usually ships them as two sets of two tied together. If you split them into to two shipments does that affect the price?
12-06-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By Btwyx

Just about any iPod should work, if it has a dock...

Just about any iPod should work, if it has a dock connector. I used to use a first generation iPod touch, so that should work. I'd be suspicious of a third generation iPod (the one with the 4 buttons...
12-06-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,863
Posted By Btwyx

I'm 51, I was 41 when we got the first MINI....

I'm 51, I was 41 when we got the first MINI. We're on the 5th and 6th now.
12-03-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,241
Posted By Btwyx

That's not just an exclamation mark, that means...

That's not just an exclamation mark, that means something different. Its in the outline of a cross section of a tire, if you didn't realize what its trying to tell you.

What year is your MINI?...
Forum: JCW Garage
11-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,466
Posted By Btwyx

The RE-11 are great, which is why the RE-11A were...

The RE-11 are great, which is why the RE-11A were such shock.
Forum: JCW Garage
11-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,466
Posted By Btwyx

They weren't very fast, slower than RE-11. They...

They weren't very fast, slower than RE-11. They also grained like crazy, after a track day rubber would fall off the tire in little strips. We had to stop to work out what the weird noise was, so...
11-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,263
Posted By Btwyx

I'd like to try driving one sometime. I've driven...

I'd like to try driving one sometime. I've driven a Cooper-D, it was interesting.
11-22-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 160,292
Posted By Btwyx

That's definitely the early version. The later...

That's definitely the early version. The later version adds a very distinct green, also cycles through yellow and almost gets to red. That's the one which has the permanent cycle mode. (Which you get...
11-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,892
Posted By Btwyx

We went from a pair of MINIs with 16" wheels to a...

We went from a pair of MINIs with 16" wheels to a pair with 17" MINIs. When we got the JCW, we had to get 17's to fit over the big brakes. When we got the newest Cooper, we got the 17" because the...
Forum: D-Stock
11-20-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By Btwyx

I got Enkei RPF1 from TireRack. I also ring them...

I got Enkei RPF1 from TireRack. I also ring them and ask if they can get me metal rings, they send them for free.
11-20-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,538
Views: 160,292
Posted By Btwyx

I'm not sure if that was a feature for an 09. It...

I'm not sure if that was a feature for an 09. It was added somewhere between 08 and 12. How many colors does yours change to? The earlier ones had fewer colors and didn't automatically cycle.
11-12-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,934
Posted By Btwyx

Unfortunately there's a shortage of auto crosses...

Unfortunately there's a shortage of auto crosses recently. The SCCA should be having a slush season, but is running into scheduling problems. The BMW club has finished for the year. UFO has closed...
11-08-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,010
Posted By Btwyx

He managed to win in STX in a front wheel drive...

He managed to win in STX in a front wheel drive car. That's impressive.
Forum: D-Stock
10-29-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Btwyx

The rules have a sunset rule, there has to be 35...

The rules have a sunset rule, there has to be 35 entries at nationals to keep it, if it falls below that for two years, it goes away. They had 34 entries this year, so it could go away after...
10-27-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,735
Posted By Btwyx

There's a couple of different versions, both...

There's a couple of different versions, both involve holding down the buttons in the tach for a long time. I think the later one, which works on my 2013, is:

1. Turn car on
2. Wait for indicators...
Forum: D-Stock
10-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Btwyx

The Nationals winning driver (Mike Wood) wasn't...

The Nationals winning driver (Mike Wood) wasn't driving it at regional events most of the year, Justin Moore came 6th at Nationals and won X at regionals.

This is probably going to matter a bit...
Forum: D-Stock
10-25-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Btwyx

Not in DS. There was no one who turned up enough...

Not in DS. There was no one who turned up enough this year to be eligible to win DS, or in other words you could have won by turning up.
Forum: D-Stock
10-25-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,486
Posted By Btwyx

If you're thinking of Mike Wood, he wasn't...

If you're thinking of Mike Wood, he wasn't driving in DS (X or otherwise) much this year. I thought he'd just borrowed the car after his accident last year.

The Slush season is due anytime now, if...
10-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By Btwyx

My work assignment got published. As I said, I...

My work assignment got published. As I said, I was writing for Sports Car on AS and EP, I downloaded my copy from the SCCA's web site. Most of the words are still mine, the last time I wrote for a...
10-19-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By Btwyx

The BMW club is where I run for fun and practice,...

The BMW club is where I run for fun and practice, even I managed to come 10th in the shoot out last year (against the whole club, not just in class).

The SCCA is where the competition is.
10-19-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Btwyx

I wasn't commenting on the facilities, I was...

I wasn't commenting on the facilities, I was commenting on its position. Its about 2500 miles from here, about 36 hours of driving, not something I'd look forward to doing. Laguna is a lot more...
10-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Btwyx

Do you have the wiring diagrams? They were on the...

Do you have the wiring diagrams? They were on the TIS discs you could pick up for 2007- cars, and the Bentley manual has a lot of them.
10-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Btwyx

Our other car has a very tall top gear, it does...

Our other car has a very tall top gear, it does 70 at 1700rpm. It doesn't sound happy doing it though, so I usually drop it down a gear to get the revs up to 3k. It uses a lot less gas in the higher...
10-19-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By Btwyx

That's the temperature they're designed to run...

That's the temperature they're designed to run at. Why do you think its a problem?

All R56 engines will run cooler if you put them under load. So the answer to your question is to flog the hell...
10-19-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By Btwyx

I use a couple of these (one for each MINI):...

I use a couple of these (one for each MINI): Amazon.com: iOttie HLCRIO104 Easy Flex 2 Windshield Dashboard Car/Desk Mount Holder for iPhone 6 (4.7) /5s/5c/4s, Galaxy S4/S3, HTC One - Retail Packaging...
10-13-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Btwyx

I don't know, but my observation is that it ramps...

I don't know, but my observation is that it ramps up the blower speed as the cabin temperature deviates more from the set temperature. The auto also tries to predict the cooling needed depending on...
Forum: H-Stock
10-13-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By Btwyx

What tires did you decide on in the end? I...

What tires did you decide on in the end?

I notice the results have a space for tire supplier and your is blank.
Forum: H-Stock
10-13-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,437
Posted By Btwyx

Of course, if you do wrote a letter, you should...

Of course, if you do wrote a letter, you should put it in terms the SAC will appreciate. Rather than "this is bad for me", you need to have a letter like "this is bad for the sport", if you can give...
10-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Btwyx

Day 3, Sunday. There was no weather delay...

Day 3, Sunday.

There was no weather delay and first up was B-Spec and Touring-4. These are the cars that most people might recognise as normal cars. B-Spec is the slowest and cheapest, MINI...
10-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Btwyx

Day 2, Saturday. It started off foggy, or...

Day 2, Saturday.

It started off foggy, or rather didn't start. There was about 100 minute delay. This was the view of the front straight at the time things were supposed to start:
...
10-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Btwyx

Day 1, Friday. The first race was T1,...

Day 1, Friday.

The first race was T1, Touring 1, T1 is the fastest Touring cars. There were several Corvettes, some Mustangs, a couple of Vipers, an M3 and surprisingly an NSX. Things got off to a...
10-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,411
Posted By Btwyx

SCCA Runoffs, Laguna Seca

People may not be aware of the SCCA's Runoffs. These are the SCCA's national championships for the road racing division. They've usually been held at some awful place like Mid-Ohio, but this year...
Forum: H-Stock
10-13-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,437
Posted By Btwyx

Its done by the SAC (Street Advisory Comitte),...

Its done by the SAC (Street Advisory Comitte), about 6 guys. The SAC makes recommendations to the Solo Events Board (SEB), another 6 guys. To get on one of these you probably have to be a well know...
Forum: JCW Garage
10-13-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,466
Posted By Btwyx

In what way? On the street they have a...

In what way?

On the street they have a horrible ride, and on track they pretty useless. I gave away a half used set as they're so bad.
09-29-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By Btwyx

Driving Thunderhill West.

I was at Thunderhuill yesterday driving the new five mile configuration. I haven't found any description of how to drive the West course, so I decided to write my own. [For those unfamiliar with...
09-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By Btwyx

1. 2013 Cooper with 12k, 2012 JCW with 18k. (They...

1. 2013 Cooper with 12k, 2012 JCW with 18k. (They replaced a 2007 Cooper with 48k and a 2008 Cooper-S with 25k.)

2. The current ones have been totally reliable. (Only the 07 had a few small...
Forum: H-Stock
09-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Btwyx

Both the Conti DW and DWS are very good tires, we...

Both the Conti DW and DWS are very good tires, we used them as our street tires. I've used the DW as our wet autocross tires as well. If it were wet and less than 40°F I'd put the DWS on for...
09-18-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Btwyx

If you're thinking of other sizes, 205/50-16...

If you're thinking of other sizes, 205/50-16 works well, it what I used for street tires. It is a little shorter than stock so will give you a bigger gap, I don't think its objectionable. The...
Forum: H-Stock
09-17-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Btwyx

You're confusing me, the Slush Season is what we...

You're confusing me, the Slush Season is what we call the winter autocrosses down here. (I've never seen slush or rain, it was cold once.) Usually when the best weather is.
09-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Btwyx

I've never been convinced they'd fit so I've...

I've never been convinced they'd fit so I've never tried. 205/55-16 does fit, and is the same diameter, but I'm worried the extra width will rub.
09-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By Btwyx

Whatever it was it was very different from the...

Whatever it was it was very different from the R56. The R56 also gets the sport button to choose between much too light and perfect.
09-13-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,805
Posted By Btwyx

The 4 inches in the 08 is all in the bumpers. In...

The 4 inches in the 08 is all in the bumpers. In reality they're the same size. I've also had both (an 05 actually) the 06 is rawer. The 08 is more refined, faster and easier to drive and drive fast,...
09-13-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Btwyx

If you're not competing on the tires, the...

If you're not competing on the tires, the practical answer is nothing significant. The actual choice of tire model is going to make a much bigger difference hna the 10mm of extra tire. If you're...
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