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  1. Which shims are you referring to? I have to replace the rear subframe on my Cup-R so I would like to know. Thanks, Eldon
  2. The point was not that they should have raced because the conditions were horrible. The point is that they didn't have a race but yet called it a race by doing two laps behind the safety car. Therefore, the fans and advertisers all got screwed in the end. I believe the rules need to be restated that you must have at least X number of Green laps for it to be considered a race. Later, Eldon
  3. I'm sorry but that was not a race. Running two laps behind the safety car to get a classification. Really!? Later, Eldon
  4. I wish you were in the US because I would have snagged the splitter for my Cup-R. 😒 Later, Eldon
  5. My street tires for my S260 are Continental Extreme Wet & Snow tires. I ran them during a wet track day and was amazed at how well they worked. The only car on track during the session faster than me was a Nissan GTR. Now, on the street, you have to get a little heat built up in the tire before it will start working well. Later, Eldon
  6. @C8RKHTires are free during a red flag. What surprised me is that at this level they did not have someone going around the track to see what the track surface was like. I also read that they thought rain was coming again but obviously with everyone switching to drys, no one else thought this. What I saw is that all of the teams got it wrong during the red flag and the leader gets screwed in this case. Since NASCAR has several pitstops during a race, we see this kind of thing happen quite often. Later, Eldon
  7. We have Kyle Busch on this side of the pond. He is one of the best all around drivers I have seen. His attitude would always get him Boos after winning a race. He would just thank the fans and give them a big bow. I'm curious to see how the strategy works out tomorrow. They are saying that if you start on the softs that you are going to have to make two stops. I wonder if RB will try to run long on the softs and switch to the hards. Also, would softs->med->med work out as a good strategy to over come the extra 30 seconds loss on the extra pitstop. I guess we will know tomorrow. 😀 Later, Eldon
  8. Max pulls the same style of move at Imola in a low speed corner and Horner gives Max kudos. I'll give Max credit, he says he wants to ignore the "Noise" and just race. In the US, we see a lot of this posturing from the supporting staff but not the actual drivers. I think a lot of this is driven by the media to create interest. I cannot believe that Red Bull is pushing the incident to the level that they are. It was racing and should be left at that. Build the best car and put your best driver in charge of it. Let the drivers race! Later, Eldon
  9. What I saw was two drivers not giving much quarter. Hamilton was playing the long game when the season started. He is behind so his strategy was not working. He has allowed his competition to play the more aggressive card and take advantage of the results. Now he decides that he needs to be more aggressive, as his competition, and when two drivers are going to be aggressive, what we saw is what is going to happen. The results are one wrecks, both wrecks or neither. Looking at the race, I would put Lewis at 51% and Max at 49%. Why? Because the over taking driver has the responsibility to make the pass without causing a collision. Max has been driving with very aggressive tactics so he should not be complaining. Sooner or later, how you drive is going to come back and haunt you. Was it an unsafe place to pass? Really! These guys are claimed to be the best and should be able to do things the normal drivers cannot. Lewis proved that it is a viable passing zone because he passed for the lead of the race with the same maneuver. I also believe that it was noted that another driver pulled off the same move in the same corner. My 2 cents, Eldon
  10. It was good to see the fans support and push the British drivers; all of them. I would have like to seen Lewis's last run without the mistake. It might have put more of a frown on Max's face. I believe too that George has earned the right of a top team's seat. I think Lewis needs somebody to push him and see if he has the mettle to still compete at this level. Later, Eldon
  11. I think you may be right. If Merc cannot find some more performance out of their car, they are going to lose both titles. Later, Eldon
  12. I'm really hoping that we get to see 4-5 top teams next year fighting with the new spec car. I would like to see a battle between Leclerc, Max, Lewis, Norris and Alonso. I also hope we get to see some good racing and not just strategy. Later, Eldon
  13. @GFWilliamsI misspoke because I just took another look at mine. They are bolted to the subframe. I have also attached the PDF for the support slots. Later, Eldon Cup R rear wing upright slot info.pdf
  14. @GFWilliamsInteresting because the subframe brackets are riveted on. Also, I do have the Lotus dimensions for the cutouts for the rear clam if you would like them. Later, Eldon
  15. Does your rear subframe have the mount that the wing support mounts to? Later, Eldon
  16. NASCAR tried that years ago and it was not very pretty. I seem to remember an F1 race at Indianapolis where there were two tire manufacturers. The teams running on one brand pulled out of the race because the tires kept failing. I believe the race was run with only a half a dozen cars or so. Later, Eldon
  17. I think that they need to show the 4 pot version just as much as the V6 version, if not more. Later, Eldon
  18. Anybody looked at this for the S2? The article says that it is available for the platform. Later, Eldon
  19. You should get a set of these: It makes it so much easier to put the car in the air with a two post lift. These will work with the S3 chassis because they mounted without any problems to my Cup-R. Lift the car then remove the undertrays. Later, Eldon
  20. It is not always the physical time to shift gears but the loss of acceleration during the shift. With the C6X gearbox for the 2ZZ motor, it is not unusual to actually see the MPH drop during a gear change. When you look at data from a PDK, you will not see the shift points because MPH is not lost during the shifts. Later, Eldon
  21. As Jonny said, I am located in the USA. From what Jonny said, I would stick with a "Sessions" track day and not an "Open Pit Lane". That is why I strongly suggested that you speak to others that have run events with the group that you are thinking about attending with. Track Days are suppose to be a fun and safe way to experience your and the cars capabilities in a safe manner. Later, Eldon
  22. My wife runs in Novice class and enjoys driving the Exige at her pace. When we go to a new track, she gets an instructor to help her find the line. After going to the same track a few times, she will test to become a Solo driver but remains in Novice class. One thing most drivers forget about participating in a HPDE is that it is not about how fast you go but how well you play with others. Managing traffic is one of the most important things you need to learn while participating in a HPDE. This is a very important concept from both perspectives; the Passer and the Passe. Ask around and find a good group to go to the track with. This is actually more important than anything else. A group that enforces the rules and holds others accountable seems overbearing but in reality, they are the best groups. These groups will emphasize safety and that is when an event is fun and learning because you have less to worry about. Have fun, Eldon
  23. @geartoxWhat are you doing to the car? Later, Eldon
  24. I believe if you were able to dig in even deeper, you would find they even earned more than that. They have figured out that the political theater allows you to earn money, fund raising, with very little effort or cost. Then the way that the tax laws are laid out, you route the money from your campaign, which is heavy monitored, to a PAC that you control. Once the money reaches the PAC, reporting is lost and the money becomes freely accessible to do whatever you want with it. They were able to raise $250M from Nov 2020 to Jan 2021. Some of it went to the National Republican Committee. Some went towards the stated purpose for the fund raising but the most went to their PAC. During the week of 1/4/21 through 1/12/21, Trump's hotel in DC tripled their rates. The manager stated that during that time they had a considerable amount of reservations/use. Now, the same hotel has tripled their rates around 3/5/21 because of the Qanon theroy that Trump will be sworn in as President on 3/5 as the 19th President. Later, Eldon
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