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03-12-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,354
Posted By archman350z

I wasn't there and didn't see the track layout...

I wasn't there and didn't see the track layout for myself, so you could be right. But if there wasn't anything to hit on the infield side of the track, you could do what MR_Q stated above: blip the...
03-10-2006, 10:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By archman350z

I hope you had it belted in and the passenger...

I hope you had it belted in and the passenger airbags enabled...otherwise that could constitute as alcohol abuse. (In some states, that's considered worse than spousal abuse).

Hmm. That makes me...
03-10-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By archman350z

Adding Brembo brakes to a street vehicle adds...

Adding Brembo brakes to a street vehicle adds nothing more than liability: Sure, you could stop real fast, but that 7500lb Ford Excursion behind you won't. A Z in stock form will out-brake 90% of...
03-09-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 10,354
Posted By archman350z

It's like Mr_Q said: braking and turning at the...

It's like Mr_Q said: braking and turning at the same time. The video isn't really clear, but it looks like they came in waaaay too hot, the car refused to turn (understeer) and so the driver...
03-06-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By archman350z

Squeaking Upon Acceleration

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I noticed last summer that there is a slight squeaking/creaking that comes from the passenger side rear when engaging the clutch and taking off...
03-03-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By archman350z

Oh, I forgot to mention the clincher: the local...

Oh, I forgot to mention the clincher: the local race track is owned by the gun club. I'll tell you that hearing gunshots while at the track is certainly not something a person can get used to. The...
03-03-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By archman350z

It's so sad to hear stories like these. ...

It's so sad to hear stories like these. Unfortunately, the problem doesn't affect many people, so there is a lot of ignorance out there. I've vowed to be vocal about these sorts of things by...
03-02-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By archman350z

Great quote! I totally feel the same way. The...

Great quote! I totally feel the same way. The few times that I've been happy and totally at peace is when I'm on the race track wringing out every last second of lap time the Z may have in it....
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03-01-2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 531
Posted By archman350z

diddo on FIRST350's response. On your first time...

diddo on FIRST350's response. On your first time out, you won't be going that fast...the 350Z is waaaaaay more car than you'll use that day, so it will do well.

As far as why more drag strips...
03-01-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,384
Posted By archman350z

I've had similar experiences at the track. The...

I've had similar experiences at the track. The brake pedal seems to soften up during the day, and occasionally goes to the floor on the first application, but returns to normal on the second stomp. ...
03-01-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By archman350z

I think you're right! But, I like to be careful...

I think you're right! But, I like to be careful with information given out about vehicle handling...if a person doesn't fully understand what is going on or gets the wrong information, it's quite...
03-01-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By archman350z

According to several dyno tests run by some...

According to several dyno tests run by some national car mags awhile back, they found that the Z would gain 5HP at the rear wheels if they ran 101 octane in comparison to the crummy 91-octane...
02-28-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By archman350z

I think we're confusing issues here. You're...

I think we're confusing issues here. You're right about sliding (dynamic) and static friction, but that's not what I'm referring to. There is a physical property of tires that dictates if you use...
02-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By archman350z

All it takes to chop the throttle is the brake...

All it takes to chop the throttle is the brake lights being on (which are on way before the brakes start slowing things down). I've found this feature to accept a heavy dose of throttle (with the...
02-27-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By archman350z

Reading back, I guess I see how someone could...

Reading back, I guess I see how someone could take my comment that way. However, if you think about it, I am also saying to turn "into" the skid. If you were on a two-lane country road and suddenly...
02-26-2006, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By archman350z

Well said. VDC can assist a driver in...

Well said. VDC can assist a driver in maintaining control of the vehicle, but it does have limitations. Most people seem to have big issues with reliquishing control of their car to a computer, but...
02-26-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By archman350z

You might be witnessing something else going on...

You might be witnessing something else going on there. From my experience, when the VDC button is off, there is no longer any intervention.

About the comment earlier on VDC improving lap times: ...
06-24-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By archman350z

Oh, that's TOO funny!:D Great explaination,...

Oh, that's TOO funny!:D

Great explaination, Dmitryz. The moral of all of this geek-speak is to let people know that there is more out there than you might initially think. No single person can...
06-21-2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By archman350z

Dmitryz, thanks for the correction...it's been a...

Dmitryz, thanks for the correction...it's been a few years since I've had a Materials class. I would like to quibble over one small issue however: I'm not really sure that cast aluminum can be...
06-17-2004, 03:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,711
Posted By archman350z

Hey, I hope you are talking to...

Hey, I hope you are talking to SPARCO...otherwise it looks like they beat you to it:
http://www.sparcousa.com/harness_bars.asp
06-17-2004, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By archman350z

Ahhh! I've been warning people about this sort...

Ahhh! I've been warning people about this sort of thing for some time...

If you think about what you're asking your wheels to do, I think you'll be amazed that this doesn't happen more often. ...
06-09-2004, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By archman350z

Thanks! This was taken at Waterford Hills at the...

Thanks! This was taken at Waterford Hills at the Porsche club event in May. They had some professional photographers come out for the day. This pic was my favorite. It also shows the last time...
06-08-2004, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By archman350z

Hey guys, add me to the list. Right now I'm at a...

Hey guys, add me to the list. Right now I'm at a dark orange "Brembo" on the fronts. The gold color still seems ok. Hmmm, I wonder if Brembo offers a refinishing service...I can't imagine finding...
05-17-2004, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By archman350z

At least there's a GOOD ending in that...

At least there's a GOOD ending in that story...you're OK. Yeah, it really makes one think about how fragile the human body is. The odd thing that I've noticed through the years is that more...
05-17-2004, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By archman350z

My advice is simple, but hard to follow: SHUT UP...

My advice is simple, but hard to follow: SHUT UP AND LISTEN. There will be a lot of people there who can drive better than you...find them and listen to what they have to say. I was just at an...
Forum: North Central
04-20-2004, 04:39 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 11,744
Posted By archman350z

Well, you should visit LA sometime...they're all...

Well, you should visit LA sometime...they're all over out here! There are also a lot of sweet Datsun 510s in great shape here too; now if only I could sneak one of those onto the plane...
04-06-2004, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By archman350z

OK guys, I've gotta clear up some issues here: ...

OK guys, I've gotta clear up some issues here:

First, the Z has been designed to understeer at the limit. You can thank sue-happy America and corporate lawyers for this. The Z uses a staggered...
Forum: North Central
04-03-2004, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By archman350z

The Unofficial Detroit Z Meet Thread (4/3/04)

Well, I figured I would just start a new thread for today's Z meet since the Detroit thread is getting long...

What a day! It was great to see so many Zs in one place. I think there were 15...
03-30-2004, 06:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,711
Posted By archman350z

The only problem is that they will be TOO close...

The only problem is that they will be TOO close together then and rub away at your neck.

My suggestion is to come up with a couple of "hoops" that attach to the headrest poles. You'll have a...
Forum: North Central
03-11-2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By archman350z

FYI: I'll be driving 400 miles and 6 hours for...

FYI: I'll be driving 400 miles and 6 hours for this cruise...so what excuse do the rest of you have? :D [/Guilt Trip]
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