Originally Posted by Turn in Concepts
I have been staying out of this thread after I saw on here what Ron ninja'd, and it clicked as to why he was asking about them. Quite frankly I didn't want to get assaulted with either a) you're just trying to sell your crap or b) when can I get it.
You will not get proof of that 1.6 to 1.4 as I won't even tell you what car it was on. The reason for it being on that car was proof of theory in a real world environment. Everything in theory pointed to improvement. Real world test did show improvement of the theory. The test of theory yielded a drop from 1.6 to 1.4. This has been repeated over time so we're not talking about one run here either.
Now, some of you know me, and know me well enough that when I say there's an improvement you'll believe me. For that I thank you.
Many of you don't know me. That's fine. Let me leave you with this - numbers will be posted if we choose to go to production with it. I'm not going to put a part out there without some kind of evidence that it does what is claimed.
Right now, the current plan is to have a very small batch of close to production parts done. These will be most likely sand cast, whereas final will be investment cast.
That small run of pre-production, functional parts, will be sent to a number of volunteers to test and provide feedback. These people have already been chosen, and represent a pretty broad spectrum of drivers and cars. If we see enough of an improvement from this larger sample group then we will greenlight production, and post up the slips from the sample group.
FINALLY word from TiC. Subscribing for future updates.
Don't know how I found myself in an aging thread, but um... bump I guess.