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Old Yesterday, 06:51 PM   #6016
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What was the thinking for ditching the MacPherson setup in favor of SLA? Was it a "because we can," kinda thing?
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM   #6017
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What was the thinking for ditching the MacPherson setup in favor of SLA? Was it a "because we can," kinda thing?
Better packaging and geometry for the huge front tires. And, because we can.
Wayne is our race engineer for our IMSA team. Rich (not me) is the lead fabricator. They both worked for Jim Downing on the Kudzu IMSA GTP Lights and WSC cars.
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Steve is trash, so yeah.


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Skill definitely ain’t a requirement to own these things.
Of course. That's the American way about everything!
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It's incredible what you can do with a basically unlimited budget
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Muthafucka…you bought the most powerful track focused Corvette ever made. And you ain’t got the sand to even get into triple digits? Day one, I frigging got mine over 150 on the drive home from the dealership.

So yeah. Skill definitely ain’t a requirement to own these things.
You should checkout a Moto track day….almost as bad if not worse. Weird enough, it’s the little bike guys who over do it more than liter bike guy. And 600/ FZ7 guys seem to be hucking their bikes on the ground by the minute.

Car guys suck at TD’s too. This whole attitude of “pass me when I and where I tell you to pass me” is ridiculous. No thanks…screw point-by passes. Door opens, GO TIME.

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It is a great example of scope creep. It was originally supposed to just be an E36 with a twin turbo 6 cylinder and widebody with some mildly intense aero. Then our engineer wanted to get rid of the front struts for an SLA set-up. It went sideways from there.🤣
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Car guys suck at TD’s too. This whole attitude of “pass me when I and where I tell you to pass me” is ridiculous. No thanks…screw point-by passes. Door opens, GO TIME.
I dunno. In the non-advanced groups, I’m all for the whole point by thing. I think a lot of noobs at the track get tunnel vision and never look in their mirrors. Last thing I’d want to do is to try and dive bomb someone on a turn, they didn’t know I was coming, and they try and take their usual line. All bad.
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Better packaging and geometry for the huge front tires. And, because we can.
Wayne is our race engineer for our IMSA team. Rich (not me) is the lead fabricator. They both worked for Jim Downing on the Kudzu IMSA GTP Lights and WSC cars.
Man, if I had the appropriate skillet I'd absolutely love to have a hand in a project like that.
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