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Old 03-08-2013, 11:56 AM   #4651
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Any body watch the Robot Combat League on SyFy?

Although a bit cheesy, it was pretty cool i thought.

http://m.syfy.com/s/33875/Home?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:46 PM   #4652
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I saw like 8 minutes of the show, so stupid.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #4653
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If you would have only stuck around until the 9th minute you would have loved it.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:59 PM   #4654
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Anybody have any good recommendations for a good powdercoater so that i can get my wheels redone in a different color
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #4655
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I saw like 8 minutes of the show, so stupid.
All the nerds criticize it. It seems they feel they could have done a better job. Dude its not robot wars. Its like demolition derby with robots. So what if its not two asimos killing each other. That would be a few sparks and 10 billion dollars or however much they cost.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #4656
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All the nerds criticize it. It seems they feel they could have done a better job. Dude its not robot wars. Its like demolition derby with robots. So what if its not two asimos killing each other. That would be a few sparks and 10 billion dollars or however much they cost.
It's just too faked, like everything else on TV, I saw fake sparks, fake hydraulic lines bursting, awful acting it was just garbage.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #4657
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Anybody have any good recommendations for a good powdercoater so that i can get my wheels redone in a different color
AMF in Imperial
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 AM   #4658
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Juston's powder coating/ detective coating. Check him on Facebook he does all mine coating and it turns our amazing
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:01 AM   #4659
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #4660
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It's just too faked, like everything else on TV, I saw fake sparks, fake hydraulic lines bursting, awful acting it was just garbage.
You absolutely right, it is tv, and they added some sparks, and they dragged up some has beens, but i didnt see alot of the fake hydraulics or choreographed fighting that some complain about.

I worked with hydraulics, and actuators quite a bit and that was pretty typical. First thing to go was usually a hose fitting, and that wasnt even being beat upon. Seriously even very large hydraulic cylinders are not made to take a hit of any kind. Espescially the fittings. If there is a risk, they are usually shrouded or guarded.

It would have been boring to watch if nothing happened when the "robots" fought. So they added some drama, big deal.

They showed the one guy abusing the trainer bot in training and he tore the cylinder away from its mount. That is also pretty typical.

I think people expect more because of the endless movies and so much cgi and how real it can look. In the real world stuff doesnt work that way.

There are better moving and faster acting robots, like automotive industry stuff, they move fast, and accurately, but they are servo robots, and cost a fortune each. Not to mention the amount of programming it takes to make them do what you want.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:49 AM   #4661
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #4662
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Just saw a black STI with red wheels on McKnight road...it sounded fantastic. I wasn't in my WRX today but I gave him a thumbs up anyways. Anyone here?
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #4663
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #4664
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Jason, why not buy this instead of making your own?

http://www.jenvey.co.uk/home/throttl...er-kit-ckct03c

I know you wanted to make the ITB's out of carbon too, but is it worth it?
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:34 PM   #4665
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Jason, why not buy this instead of making your own?

http://www.jenvey.co.uk/home/throttl...er-kit-ckct03c

I know you wanted to make the ITB's out of carbon too, but is it worth it?
B/C
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #4666
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B/C
Oh, so what you really mean is

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Old 03-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #4667
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* it's 4300 ~ 5k best price i can get, and doesn't fit my engine

* i would need to use CKCT01 which has a 52mm inlet, plate size on their TBs is 52mm unless you spend another 5-900 on custom larger boring option from them on their TBs. a proper taper that says 54mm is the right size throttle plate.

* besides it's too tall. allegedly fits under the hood of a vette, doesn't fit under camaro, in my chassis, even shorter height required. have to run no plenums for any clearance, and if i'm making my own plenums.. why not airhorns that fit? and if i'm machining flanges for airhorns, it's not too much more to mold in bearing bosses into that proper taper and a longer, flattened airhorn, integrate the filter into the box ,etc etc.

* don't like their linkage

* don't like their bearing and seal solution

* their airboxes aren't voluminous enough to not have cyl/cyl interference, as seen on their dynograph

* would still need a filter solution

* i am using the Jenvey cast bases and fuel rails.

* have to add a 2nd vacuum system anyway

* makin a niche solution for a few friends and maybe customers as well. to spread out the costs, cause as is, i can't swing 4-5k for an intake on my own, and neither can anyone else i know.

* I'm going to put my car together with the ls6 manifold i already have to get it running. so it has no bearing on when it's going together?

instead of messing around with a normally aspirated subaru.. you should just buy my civic and help make this happen! oh wait, the Jenvey kit cost more than civic, damn!
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really that's the only reason?
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:45 AM   #4669
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^LOL, Jason has always enjoyed giving comprehensive answers
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #4670
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Well, I really only asked because I knew I would get an answer like that.

Otherwise I wouldn't have a clue what he's up to because he doesn't ever post information on his projects. (unless he is posting elsewhere)

And I (and many others I'm sure) are interested in the wildly different things he does.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #4671
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Anyone interested in a brand new unused set of Motorsport Technology 15mm wheel spacers (5x100)?
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #4672
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255/40/17 on a 17x8 +45 offset. They'd fit on the wheel good right? I hear of some people going 275.... I just want 255.
Would be going from 225/45/17 17x7 +55 to 255/40/17 17x8 +45

I know ideally 17x9 would be best but I found a good deal on some wheels
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #4673
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Posting wheel questions on here is brave. Did it once and got bashed like crazy.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #4674
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255/40/17 on a 17x8 +45 offset. They'd fit on the wheel good right? I hear of some people going 275.... I just want 255.
Would be going from 225/45/17 17x7 +55 to 255/40/17 17x8 +45

I know ideally 17x9 would be best but I found a good deal on some wheels
A good 245/40 series would be a better option. 255 will slow you down unless it's a slick on a autocross/track unless you are putting down to much power for a 245 witch is unlikely.

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Old 03-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #4675
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bubba, your mom was certainly interested in the wildly different things i do! she didn't really do it for me though.

i dunno, i just don't like to brag about ZOMG WORKIN ON THIZZZ. i'll share with people who may be interested. but i assume you kept that link i sent to my picassa..


8" +45 fit like crap on a GD. fits worse on GR. at least pick up Daithis spacers. and i'd go with 245/45 not 245/40. 225/45 was always too small for GD, so stupid small for the wheelwells on a GR. even unflared sedans. and 255/40 is full on autocross nerd spec on an 8" wheel. on a 9" wheel, 245/45 is pretty straight up sidewalls, and motorsports have proven that a bit of stretch helps grip. but wait, you read that wrong! what i'm saying is for a given tire size, a slightly wider wheel than what fits the sidewall straight up, will provide more grip and a more progressive breakaway. at least, that's what the tire manufacturers are telling teams. and also probably why WHEELS are traditionally restricted, not so much the tires. so on an 17x8 on subaru i wouldn't run more than a 225.

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