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Old 10-02-2012, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default BRZ at Willow Springs International Raceway


Since you turbo guys love the "Fastest in the West"...

Gotta love how slippery the BRZ is at speed.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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Well Im sure the staggered tire sizes didnt help how slippery it was. I've never seen that method on a rwd.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #3
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Yeah, you really running 225/215 F/R with different tires to boot?

You'll get flamed here I'm sure, but I, on the other hand, would have no real problem running something like that if it made the car more neutral, or fun to drive. Grin factor is all I care about at a DE.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:32 AM   #4
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Going into Omega looked like a good time.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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Well Im sure the staggered tire sizes didnt help how slippery it was. I've never seen that method on a rwd.
I should have been more clear. I meant that the BRZ is really aerodynamic, and while most people seem to think that WSIR is a power track due to the super high average speeds, it's actually an aero track.

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Yeah, you really running 225/215 F/R with different tires to boot?

You'll get flamed here I'm sure, but I, on the other hand, would have no real problem running something like that if it made the car more neutral, or fun to drive. Grin factor is all I care about at a DE.
Sure am! A square setup results in an extremely pushy car. Our goal is to get something neutral, and as you can see from the video, the car is still ever so slightly on the pushy side. As it sits, it's really easy to put down consistent lap times.

Of course, once a proper set of coilovers are on the car, we'll be going back to a square setup. This is just a temporary fix since we have to work what what we have.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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I should have been more clear. I meant that the BRZ is really aerodynamic, and while most people seem to think that WSIR is a power track due to the super high average speeds, it's actually an aero track.

Sure am! A square setup results in an extremely pushy car. Our goal is to get something neutral, and as you can see from the video, the car is still ever so slightly on the pushy side. As it sits, it's really easy to put down consistent lap times.

Of course, once a proper set of coilovers are on the car, we'll be going back to a square setup. This is just a temporary fix since we have to work what what we have.
I was curious about your intent with that word lol. I see your point with the small tires out back. Fwd guys do it as well to induce oversteer. Couldnt you do the same with camber adjustments?"curious"
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #7
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I was curious about your intent with that word lol. I see your point with the small tires out back. Fwd guys do it as well to induce oversteer. Couldnt you do the same with camber adjustments?"curious"
We actually upsized the fronts, rather than reduced the backs. Our intent was to keep adding tire until the grip balance was upset to where the car would oversteer rather than understeer.

Camber can only do so much, especially when you lack true adjustment; we don't have camber plates or arms yet, just crash bolts.
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Looks fun around a track thats for sure.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:21 AM   #9
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It's... very different from a STi. Both are fun, but a different type of fun.
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