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    Biggins: I think you are onto something with the...

    Biggins:
    I think you are onto something with the R&D costs. Toyo hasn't changed this tire at all, and they continue to sell well as a sideline item.
    I would think somebody would try to get a piece...
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    I think I paid slightly less for a set last...

    I think I paid slightly less for a set last month, with a shave, at Radial Tire. Around $195, without checking the reciept.
    Pauls' prices are hard to beat, and he shaves all his tires hizzelf. I...
  3. Looking to borrow:E36 front wheel bearing INSTALL tool

    Yeah, I know you don't have to have it, but it appeals to my sense of doing a job properly.
    Looking to borrow a front wheel bearing INSTALL tool, from somone in Northern Virginia.
    Either this...
  4. Chapter Event Another thanks for posting the pics, the are...

    Another thanks for posting the pics, the are excellent. Even a fuzzy one of me in shot 3.
    I had a great time, hope everyone else did too. Certainly the 2002tii looked like it was having fun!...
  5. I'll add my congratulations to Algie on a great...

    I'll add my congratulations to Algie on a great event. While i wasn't aware of everything, I know he had to overcome more hurdles that you would imagine to pull this event off, and he pulled it off...
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    Bob, I'm on my 3rd radiator cap. They do go...

    Bob,
    I'm on my 3rd radiator cap. They do go bad.
    The usual suspects do ocasionally leak, but usually leave a trail:
    thermostat housing
    water pump
    coolant tank
    hoses
    radiator (hope you've...
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    I'll second Woody's recent comments and add some:...

    I'll second Woody's recent comments and add some:
    1. while you might see yourself as only an ocasionally autocrosser, having a proper helmet opens the possiblity of doing a driver's school or...
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    Woody, We will give you the benefit of the doubt...

    Woody,
    We will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton will again drive for McLaren, with Heikki Kovalainen (God I had to look that up) and Rosberg...
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    Nice Pictures! Thanks for posting. Guess that...

    Nice Pictures! Thanks for posting.
    Guess that was the morning instructor run group, so I don't get to see myself, missed the first session.
    Bob obviously felt the need to compete with some of our...
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    Poll: Yeah, exactly. That's why I refer to my humble...

    Yeah, exactly. That's why I refer to my humble '98 as a slantsixm3.

    Back to this oil thing, I have been using Castrol Syntec 5W-50 for the last 6 years or so, before that, I ran Castrol 20W50...
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    Bob(Jenson)- The is some basis for concern about...

    Bob(Jenson)-
    The is some basis for concern about the rear mounts. I believe Vader is a '95, correct? No, your .sig say '97. anyhow, 95's differed from the later models, as later cars got more...
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    Jenson, Sorry, haven't been checking the board...

    Jenson,
    Sorry, haven't been checking the board regularly.
    Glad to hear the tool helped and you got new bushings in. I'm sure you will be impressed with the new feel of the car.

    FWIW, I tried...
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    Oh, and bye the way, no problem for Honda to get...

    Oh, and bye the way, no problem for Honda to get into Nascar. No car in Nascar has had much to do with a production vehicle for about 20 years, and with the advent of the C.O.T, absolutely no...
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    I agree, probably a good decision for Honda....

    I agree, probably a good decision for Honda. While there is very real name recognition to be had in F1, they have struggled mightily to be even mid-pack, as has Toyota (their main rival) till the end...
  15. Nice writeup and pics. My day is coming with...

    Nice writeup and pics. My day is coming with this repair.
    -Joel
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    Kieth- First, I'll underscore what MLYTLE is...

    Kieth-
    First, I'll underscore what MLYTLE is saying about 10 times. It just depends on what you are trying to do. Sway bars just effect the relationship between the left and right tires of the...
  17. Roy Morris had informed me that Rafael was doing...

    Roy Morris had informed me that Rafael was doing a press interview about the program, but at the time little more info was available. Nobody better that Raf to do this.

    Nice to hear it was Pat...
  18. Street Survival at Dulles, Va. Nov.17-Instructors?

    BMW CCA's sponsored Street Survival is holding an event at Dulles, Va. on November 17.

    If you are a NCC Instructor or IA candidate, and are interested in instructing, please send an e-mail to...
  19. Thread: Bodywork

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    Lots of people go right down the street to...

    Lots of people go right down the street to Wagonwerk, and have good results. Prices are industry average, turnaround time a bit long, due to their popularity.
    http://www.wagonwork.com

    No...
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    I'll second that. Hawk HT-10's and PBR Deluxe,...

    I'll second that. Hawk HT-10's and PBR Deluxe, same rotors. The Deluxe's are too wimpy to cut into the needed deposits from the HT-10's, so the rotors are pre-conditioned when you put the '10s back...
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    G- Despite the naysayers, I have had BMW rotors...

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    Despite the naysayers, I have had BMW rotors cut with great success. I suggest an experienced shop, not the local autoparts store (done that too, ouch!). A good shop will properly measure rotor...
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    Ya, no kidding. I was at a NASA event to do the...

    Ya, no kidding. I was at a NASA event to do the HPDE years ago. The racers used the HPDE run groups for practice/test time. That's any run group, even beginner.
    I was in advanced, and got split...
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    Eric, Don't get me wrong, it's very good stuff,...

    Eric,
    Don't get me wrong, it's very good stuff, and keeps the insides real clean. If you put it in a nice clean motor, no worries. Put it in a sludgebucket and you can have a real mess in there as...
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    I'll second Odortiz on the Castrol 5w-50, I've...

    I'll second Odortiz on the Castrol 5w-50, I've had good luck with it. Reasonably available and reasonably priced and stays in the motor.

    Careful changing to Rotella in high milage motors that...
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    While Brett suggests not taking out the glove...

    While Brett suggests not taking out the glove box, removing it is how I always do it. It's much easier to see what you are doing, and to cleanout the airbox with a vacuum and a crevice tool. The 2...
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