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Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 10-02-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By john0990
Try: ...

Try:
http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=20750

John
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 08-07-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,919
Posted By john0990
Great info! Questions: 1) What level of track...

Great info! Questions:
1) What level of track experience does the owner have?
2) Was the track time on "competition" tires or street tires?
3) Was the track time run with VDC on or off?
...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 06-24-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,313
Posted By john0990
Good deal... the stock rotors are expensive! ...

Good deal... the stock rotors are expensive! These AP Racing rotors are a nice alternative.

Of course, for heavy track use, best method of keeping brakes cool is with proper ducting, by routing...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 06-22-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,847
Posted By john0990
Very interesting thread. I am only speculating...

Very interesting thread. I am only speculating here, but I would agree it's probably only a matter of time before the black box is cracked. I often wondered how electronic devices/software/etc are...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 06-10-2009, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,954
Posted By john0990
Thanks Chinchi! That is a very nice explanation...

Thanks Chinchi! That is a very nice explanation of VDC and VDC-R indeed!
John
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 06-10-2009, 10:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,784
Posted By john0990
Strange! I'm usually battling *outside* edge...

Strange! I'm usually battling *outside* edge wear on the fronts ... not in a GTR, but in rear-wheel cars that I have tracked. It's usually fixed by going to about -2.5 or -3.0 camber with 0 toe in...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 06-10-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,954
Posted By john0990
So what exactly does VDC do on the GTR? Is...

So what exactly does VDC do on the GTR?

Is it a "no-fun" nanny like my M3's DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)? Basically BMW DSC prevents any kind of loss of traction by cutting throttle and...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 06-09-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,954
Posted By john0990
Norman - your comments on the OEM suspension and...

Norman - your comments on the OEM suspension and brakes have me worried. I would hope that if I do scrape together the money for a GTR I wouldn't have to spend too much more to make it track-ready....
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 06-08-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,954
Posted By john0990
Out of curiousity, what are the "street" and...

Out of curiousity, what are the "street" and "track" alignment settings for the GTR from Nissan? Is there a wide range of adjustment, especially with camber?

ted99 - I see that you're in Houston...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 05-29-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,954
Posted By john0990
How was tire wear? Was it pretty even or does...

How was tire wear? Was it pretty even or does more negative camber need to be added?

John
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 05-27-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,737
Posted By john0990
Thanks to the owners sharing their GTR track...

Thanks to the owners sharing their GTR track experience. I have some follow-up questions... but didn't want to hijack this thread so I started a new one:...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 05-27-2009, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,810
Posted By john0990
Questions for GTR owners who track their cars

I'm interested to hear from GTR owners who are taking their cars to the track.

1) How much track experience do you have?
2) How does the GTR perform & handle? What other cars have you...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 05-26-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,737
Posted By john0990
I would be particularly interested to hear from...

I would be particularly interested to hear from GTR owners who have taken their GTR to the track. How did the car handle? Any issues like overheating fluids or brakes? How much track experience do...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 05-15-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,123
Posted By john0990
I've loved all the generations of the GTR, but...

I've loved all the generations of the GTR, but the R35 is truly it's own car.

Meaning the previous generations were based upon a Skyline model, with lots of go-fast extras whereas the R35 is...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 04-27-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,511
Posted By john0990
seat weight

I just watched the Stillen GTR build video at gtrblog.com and there was a technician on the video saying the stock seats are 65 lbs (29.5kg) each. So there is a lot of weight to be saved here... a...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 04-26-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,895
Posted By john0990
carbon fiber wing

I really like the look. Is there any significant weight savings replacing the stock wing with this one?
John
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 04-25-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,297
Posted By john0990
Looks nice, I like the color scheme even though...

Looks nice, I like the color scheme even though it's a bit dark. I'm not crazy about the logo in the upper left hand corner - looks a little too cartoonish.
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 04-22-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,511
Posted By john0990
GTR weight reduction

I'm just wondering... where is all the GTR's weight at? Yes, I know it's AWD but it's still a big boy at 3800+ lbs! And how can one - relatively cheaply and easily - reduce some of this weight... ...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 04-22-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,511
Posted By john0990
GTR weight reduction

These figures were reported by Edmund's on the Nismo package for the GTR... the carbon-fiber seats only save 26.4 lbs total!

Of course, while the Nismo Club Sports package might be a nicely...
Forum: Client Forum - GT-R, Supra, Viper, Vette, and sports car discussion 04-22-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,511
Posted By john0990
GTR weight reduction

I'm curious about GTR owners and tuners who are exploring ways to reduce weight in the GTR.

I was surprised by recent reports that the Spec V only reduced weight by about 132 lbs (60kg) according...
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