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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:42 pm

Benfolio wrote:Yeah, so we can go beat Talon's times using (more or less) his car!



Seriously dude, I still applaud you for going out and doing what very few of us have the time/money/talent to do. :cheers:

Damn, that looks sweet. I might have to pick up Forza 4.

Thanks, man.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:54 pm

clockbreaker wrote:Talon what's that camera called and how easy is it to mount inside/outside the car?

It's this:

http://www.amazon.com/GoPro-HD-HERO2-Motorsports-Edition/dp/B005WY3TMA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1343864625&sr=8-2&keywords=gopro+hero2

All you need is a memory card (has to be one of the high speed ones). I just got the 32gig card so I wouldn't have to worry about it. So, for ~$300 you have everything. The mount is very strong, and I haven't had an issue with it yet. I've heard it will pull out small dents but I haven't tried it, haha. I do, however, tether it to something on the inside of the car incase it gives the camera isn't lost, which you can see here:



I do have to say wind noise it horrible on anything above ~40mph. That is why my videos from the other thread have music because it sounds like shit. It does have an external mic jack though so I got one of those and will see what happens (you also need a different case).

Oddly enough, the place on the hood actually sounded pretty good. Obviously, the aerodynamics have a ton to do with it...

You should get one. I'll toss it on the Evo one of these days...
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Honor on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:23 pm

Have you tried to mount it in front of the speedo yet?
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by SBF on Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:32 pm

Why would you do that?
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Tailhappy on Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:24 am

0-60 and top speed runs. Post them on YouTube and say you were "on the Autobahn" wink wink, nudge nudge.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Honor on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:41 am

What he said. No top speed runs though, I don't have the balls for that. ^_^
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:50 am

clockbreaker wrote:Have you tried to mount it in front of the speedo yet?

Nope. It comes with sticky mounts but I don't think I want to mount one on my steering column. You could always use the window mount on your driver's side window (window rolled up) and just point it in that direction. You probably wouldn't have to worry about wind noise there either...

I think it'd be cool to have one pointed right at the gauges and another on the outside of the car, then overlay them.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Turbojett on Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:14 pm

clockbreaker wrote:Fuckin A
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Honor on Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:53 pm

Talon wrote:
clockbreaker wrote:Have you tried to mount it in front of the speedo yet?

Nope. It comes with sticky mounts but I don't think I want to mount one on my steering column. You could always use the window mount on your driver's side window (window rolled up) and just point it in that direction. You probably wouldn't have to worry about wind noise there either...

I think it'd be cool to have one pointed right at the gauges and another on the outside of the car, then overlay them.

Yeah, that would be tits.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by ryguy79 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:16 pm

GoPros are cool but it seems like every other skier out here has one getting 'sick footage braugh'.

I'll probably get one this winter anyway. :lol:
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Those GoPro commercials make me feel like I have such a boring life. Woe
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by ryguy79 on Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:35 pm

yeah, going to track days sure looks boring.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Honor on Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:36 pm

lollll
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:36 pm

I think this is the last season on these tires (these pics are all the same tire):





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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by 1300ZUK on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:02 pm

lolz

how many trips to the track on them?

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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Turbojett on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:31 pm

Fucking tread squirm. Looks like they shoulda got changed a while ago. :yeech:
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Tailhappy on Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:30 pm

Yikes. You don't drive to and from the track on those, do you?

P.S., looks like you could run a bit more negative camber.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:47 pm

1300ZUK wrote:lolz

how many trips to the track on them?

11 track days total. They're the only tires I've used since I bought the Acura. Yikes... :roflmao:


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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:49 pm

Turbojett wrote:Fucking tread squirm. Looks like they shoulda got changed a while ago. :yeech:

That's the left-front. It takes the most abuse. The others aren't quite as bad, but still pretty bad. I'll get new ones on before the next season. THat huge gash is relatively new. I am not sure when it happened exactly, but something sure did a number on it. I usually rotate them at least once a season and once I noticed that, I put that tire to the left-rear and am hoping it lasts...


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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Talon on Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:52 pm

Benfolio wrote:Yikes. You don't drive to and from the track on those, do you?

P.S., looks like you could run a bit more negative camber.

Yep. Drive with them to the track, on the track, and back home. They stay on all summer, regardless where I drive it.

I know it. I need to get some adjustable tie-rods or something. I can't remember what the part is called, but I know the camber can't be adjusted with the OEM parts. I am wanting about 2* up front and .5* in the back. The winter gives my bank account time to recoup, and I'm planning on getting new tires and the camber adjusters next spring.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Tailhappy on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:01 pm

You should just need a pair of these for the front. Pretty cheap. I ran them in my Legacy when it was lowered on WRX struts, and I was able to dial in up to 2 degrees of negative camber. I kept it at 1.2 though, .2 in the rear. Made it a bit tailhappy. ^_^



Edit: My Napa store has them for about $25. They're either 14MM or 16MM depending on when your RSX was built.

Looks like only the aftermarket makes adjustable control arms for the rear.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by SBF on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:51 pm

Talon wrote:Those GoPro commercials make me feel like I have such a boring life. Woe

Make a really good video and send one to them. Maybe they'll use it in a commercial like the one and only one they run during any motorsports event on TV.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Turbojett on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:55 pm

Benfolio wrote:You should just need a pair of these for the front. Pretty cheap. I ran them in my Legacy when it was lowered on WRX struts, and I was able to dial in up to 2 degrees of negative camber. I kept it at 1.2 though, .2 in the rear. Made it a bit tailhappy. ^_^



Edit: My Napa store has them for about $25. They're either 14MM or 16MM depending on when your RSX was built.

Looks like only the aftermarket makes adjustable control arms for the rear.
what are these? just camber bolts?
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Tailhappy on Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:29 am

Yeah.
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Re: Another Track Weekend.

Post by Turbojett on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:02 am

:hmmm:
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