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11-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
{CLOSED} Sold
Views: 958
Posted By marka

Howdy, Sold. Not sure how to delete / if I...

Howdy,

Sold. Not sure how to delete / if I can delete... Mods feel free!

Mark
11-03-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
{CLOSED} Sold
Views: 958
Posted By marka

Sold

Howdy,

Sold.

Mark
Forum: RX-8 Racing
09-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,246
Posted By marka

Howdy, I use this gauge: Joe's Racing...

Howdy,

I use this gauge:

Joe's Racing Products Tire Guage, Glow in the dark, multiple chucks...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,232
Posted By marka

Howdy, I had a similar lack of feel...

Howdy,



I had a similar lack of feel from the Rivals when I ran them. I don't know a # of runs (I stopped counting runs when I stopped using Rs) but I suspect over 150 and I didn't notice them...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-07-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,232
Posted By marka

Howdy, I've made some changes since...

Howdy,



I've made some changes since then. There are degassed converted Koni dual adjustable shocks on the car now. They set the ride height a bit lower (no gas pressure) and so my alignment...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By marka

Howdy, Absolutely. I think you'll...

Howdy,




Absolutely. I think you'll be really happy with that setup.

Mark
Forum: RX-8 Racing
07-02-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By marka

Howdy, The jury is still out on how well the...

Howdy,

The jury is still out on how well the tires work from over-tiring. Most folks agree that there's no benefit to overtiring to the extent that was done on the DOT-R tires, but there's not...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-25-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By marka

Howdy, Yes to both questions. I'm on...

Howdy,



Yes to both questions. I'm on converted / degassed DA Konis which I think drops the static ride height a bit compared to the old regular Konis I had before, but even with those I was...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By marka

Howdy, Your front and rear camber are...

Howdy,



Your front and rear camber are pretty crazy. Are you sure those numbers are right?

I run max front camber / min front caster (-1.7 left, -2.0 right, caster around 5 deg), with rear...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-18-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,246
Posted By marka

Howdy, Just for posterity: 17x8,...

Howdy,

Just for posterity:

17x8, 245/40-17 Hankook RS3's (version 2 / 2014 builds), 34 psi hot all around.

18x8, 255/35-18 Dunlop z2's, also 34 psi hot all around.

Mark
06-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By marka

Howdy, Treadwear is 200. There's a picture...

Howdy,

Treadwear is 200. There's a picture of the tires in the original post. Pics of wheels are here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/117772575448034985369/albums/6023044546060181553
...
06-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By marka

Howdy, Also... No TPMS sensors are installed...

Howdy,

Also... No TPMS sensors are installed if you're interested in the tires mounted.

And "OBO"

Mark
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-05-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By marka

Howdy, If anyone is looking for CS legal...

Howdy,

If anyone is looking for CS legal tires with or without wheels, I just posted a set for sale.
...
06-05-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By marka

255/35-18 Dunlop z2's for sale, with or without wheels

Howdy,

I've got a set of four 255/35-18 Dunlop ZII's I'm probably not going to use any more now that I've switched to the version 2 Hankook RS3. I started running the tires just before nationals...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-30-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 335,845
Posted By marka

Howdy, Eh, get yourself out there now....

Howdy,



Eh, get yourself out there now. "Properly prepped" is a myth / overrated. Everyone preps to the best of their abilities in terms of time/finances/whatever. The driver is still what...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By marka

Howdy, Ah... I get how you're supposed to...

Howdy,

Ah... I get how you're supposed to read that illustration now. Thanks Mark!

And... Crap. :-) Guess I'll looks for some junkyard ones or something if I get serious about this. For...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By marka

Stone Guard / rocker panel trim / clips

Howdy,

So the stone guards on my car had been shortened for some splash guards that I took off, and the passenger side one took a cone hit yesterday and ripped off part of the front tab.

So a...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
04-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 117,542
Posted By marka

Howdy, So it's probably early days yet...

Howdy,

So it's probably early days yet but...

How much "sense" do these cars make in "nationally competitive DSP trim"?

Any weak parts like wheel bearings or whatever that when you use SP...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
03-11-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,284
Posted By marka

Howdy, First, if you want to be in CS you...

Howdy,

First, if you want to be in CS you need to have 8" wide wheels. I would make that choice first, since it will dictate which wheels you're going to be most attracted to.

Remember that...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
02-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 335,845
Posted By marka

Howdy, FYI, for 2014 C-Street will NOT...

Howdy,



FYI, for 2014 C-Street will NOT be indexed at ProSolos.

That's great news for us & twin owners.

Mark
Forum: RX-8 Racing
02-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By marka

Howdy, Last year I ran the 255/35-18 z2 and...

Howdy,

Last year I ran the 255/35-18 z2 and the 245/40-18 Rival. Started on the Rivals. When I switched to the z2's I compared them both at our local lower grip asphalt lot and also at Nationals...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
02-03-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,445
Posted By marka

Howdy, I ran RTR last year and am probably...

Howdy,

I ran RTR last year and am probably accurately described as "one of those idiots that spends way the hell too much time & money to try and win a $5 plaque". I'm going to start out the...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 335,845
Posted By marka

Howdy, For this season on my CS car,...

Howdy,



For this season on my CS car, I'm going to try this. Common internet lore seems to be to shorten up the front bumpstop a little and soften it up so that when the car gets to the...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-29-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 335,845
Posted By marka

Howdy, LOL. Were your springs on...

Howdy,



LOL.

Were your springs on the STX car the same rate as stock? Does 14.8.A explicitly state that they can be stiffer?

:-)
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 335,845
Posted By marka

Howdy, Irony is ironic. :-) ...

Howdy,



Irony is ironic.

:-)

I think its YOU that needs to read 13.5D.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,082
Posted By marka

Howdy, If you really want to run in the old...

Howdy,

If you really want to run in the old C-Stock, which is in its last year, take the above list and make these modifications:

* DOT-R tires like the Hoosier A6 are allowed.

* wheels do...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
01-06-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,082
Posted By marka

Howdy, Changes you can make and still remain...

Howdy,

Changes you can make and still remain legal in C-Street (which exists now and replaces C-Stock entirely in 2015):

Wheels & tires:
* Wheels must be 8" wide with offset within 1/4" from...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-20-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,232
Posted By marka

Howdy, Interestingly... Just got off...

Howdy,



Interestingly... Just got off the phone with Koni and we've abandoned this idea.

The issue is that with the stock spring perch setup (i.e. top spring mount referenced to the body),...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-20-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,232
Posted By marka

Howdy, I think both you guys are on the...

Howdy,

I think both you guys are on the right track.

"What tires?" is a question in everyone's mind I think. I ended up settling on Z2's last year over the Rivals, but that was more down to me...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-08-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,232
Posted By marka

Howdy, Want to buy a set of...

Howdy,






Want to buy a set of 18x8 OZ's with or without some Rivals with 100 or so runs already mounted? I'm going to switch to 17x8 wheels.
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-05-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,328
Posted By marka

Howdy, Ah, sorry. I didn't catch the...

Howdy,



Ah, sorry. I didn't catch the series 2 part there.

IMHO, you want to be geared to run outta 2nd gear around 63mph or so in an RTR / "2014 CS" RX-8. I'm not sure where you are with...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-03-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,328
Posted By marka

Howdy, Ok, just looked at sizes. You...

Howdy,

Ok, just looked at sizes. You certainly don't want an increased diameter over your factory 225/40-19 tires, so that rules out ZII's. Rival's aren't available in 19" sizes yet.

If I...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
11-03-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,328
Posted By marka

Howdy, I've run the PSS, Rival, and ZII on...

Howdy,

I've run the PSS, Rival, and ZII on my RTR car ('05 Sport, 18x8 wheels).

The PSS is a very clear step down and IIRC its expensive. Its also likely to be the best in wet weather. The...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
10-04-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By marka

Howdy, Thanks! I'd looked at the parts...

Howdy,

Thanks!

I'd looked at the parts diagram, but hadn't noticed the front LCA bushings were separate.

Any bushing in particular that were bad on your car?

I suppose I need to just...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
09-30-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 335,845
Posted By marka

Howdy, This isn't a rubber stamp for...

Howdy,



This isn't a rubber stamp for the BOD. They've been getting a lot of feedback directly to them, as you might expect.

I wouldn't spend money right now on Street or Stock unless you...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
09-30-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,464
Views: 335,845
Posted By marka

Howdy, Meeting is Oct 11th and 12th,...

Howdy,



Meeting is Oct 11th and 12th, but I'm not sure when the results will be publicly known / published.

Mark
Forum: RX-8 Racing
09-27-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 117,542
Posted By marka

Howdy, Mostly I'm curious because I've...

Howdy,



Mostly I'm curious because I've literally never heard of an autox car on A6's going slower with wider tires.

The winning DSP car this year didn't win because of superior car prep. ...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
09-24-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 117,542
Posted By marka

Howdy, How come? Do you want the...

Howdy,



How come? Do you want the slightly shorter diameter as opposed to the 285/30-18? Or more sidewall?

Mark
Forum: RX-8 Racing
09-23-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By marka

Bushings for Stock class autox

Howdy,

So... Our CS RX-8 has 80k miles on it and is within shouting distance of being 10 years old.

What's the scoop with suspension bushings on these cars? Should I be thinking about possible...
06-27-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By marka

Howdy, These are definitely OBO btw... I...

Howdy,

These are definitely OBO btw... I need to sell them.

Mark
06-25-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By marka

4 Michelin PSS 245/35-18, $600

Howdy,

I've got a set of 245/35-18 Michelin Pilot Super Sports I'd like to sell. I've switched to Rivals for autox and don't need these.

I've got one test event and Solo Nationals last year on...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-07-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By marka

Howdy, Sorta. He can run SSM as long...

Howdy,



Sorta. He can run SSM as long as he meets the minimum weight regardless of whether or not he meets the minimum weight in SM too.

Regionally it depends on who shows up, but at the...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-07-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,232
Posted By marka

Howdy, I tried some rear toe in earlier this...

Howdy,

I tried some rear toe in earlier this year with the same camber settings I have now and took it out to help the car rotate a bit more. Otherwise I'm pretty close to what you're talking...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-06-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By marka

Howdy, Oh, sorry. Yeah, details might...

Howdy,

Oh, sorry. Yeah, details might matter. :-)

This is for RTR / 'CS on street tires' autox. So stock springs/ride height, 245/40-18, -1.5-ish front with a little toe out, -1.5-ish rear,...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-06-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By marka

Rival pressures on stock wheels?

Howdy,

Hey, what're you all running for tire pressures on BFG Rivals on stock 18x8 wheels?

I've been using 36 front / 32 rear, but I haven't really done testing to determine how optimum that...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-04-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 38,232
Posted By marka

Howdy, So... Have run a few events now this...

Howdy,

So... Have run a few events now this year.

Changes: Tires are now BFG Rivals (245/40-18). Alignment change in the rear to -1.5 deg / zero toe. Shocks are now revalved DA conversions...
01-31-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By marka

Howdy, Thanks! Hadn't thought of the OBDII...

Howdy,

Thanks! Hadn't thought of the OBDII connector. That might mean I don't need to pull the radio to get to it.

Mark
01-30-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By marka

Best source of constant power in dash?

Howdy,

'05 base model manual trans car, no options other than the sport suspension that's on all the manuals.

I need to get a constant power wire for a data system, somewhere behind the dash.
...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
10-09-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,401
Posted By marka

Howdy, Thanks John! That looks like the...

Howdy,

Thanks John! That looks like the path I'll follow.

Did you have enough "left over" from the J bend to do the muffler exit bend as well then?

Mark
Forum: RX-8 Racing
10-07-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,401
Posted By marka

Howdy, ...

Howdy,

http://whatitslikeontheinside.com/uploaded_images/Internet-Cop-726351.gif

Mark
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