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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 07:00 AM
    Lulz @ people with no guns Those are just the pictures I have on my phone lololol
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  • j_hynson's Avatar
    Today, 06:51 AM
    Murica
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 02:16 AM
    Snowflake inauguration protesters better keep their heads on a swivel. 2 million pro Trump bikers heading to DC to stop any violent protests.
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    Both Krogers, I-10 and Fry (N of I-10) and the one on Westheimer (E of beltway 8) have good E85. There's also a raceway in sugarland, corner store in Willis off I45, Kroger in Conroe off I45 etc. There's lots.
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    yep, a clutch/6-spd and some nice sport wheels would tempt me. I of course would get some custom badges made or take some floss to it as I was signing paperwork lol. and if you haven't seen the Kia concept GT4 then take a gander . I think it's more of a grab at American muscle crowd as far as looks.
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  • Aaron's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    Kia > BMW Wow, how sad that is. Good for us though. Better car for less money! Dear Kia, remove back doors. Make slightly smaller and lighter. Put in clutch pedal. Call me to let me know where to send payment.
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:10 PM
    Also there is another Kroger on Westheimer near Beltway 8. If you google e85 in Houston, its listed there.
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  • quattr0's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:01 PM
    there is Kroger station on Fry exit on i-10 right next to Shell that has plenty of cheap e85.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    uhNexus, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • iminhell1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Never been down there so i had to look what 610 was. I'm fine driving for fuel, that's part of the game. I just hope to not go too far. When I go to the track here (Brainerd) I have to go 40 miles round trip for fuel. I get about 7mpg on track (about 5 laps a gallon). Have never checked during a drag weekend.
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    And not to hijack your thread too much, but how do you like the upgraded throttle bodies? Have also heard mixed things about them. What's better about them - throttle response, top end, etc?
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  • V8Bait's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:53 PM
    HEB, Kroger, and Corner Stores are your best bet but it varies if they have it. There's no E85 inside the 610 loop at all.
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  • MFactory's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    We have 2 sets left to be allocated from the January Production Batch (Shipping in March) @ 35% Discount ($1202.47) MSRP is $1849.95, so don't miss out on this opportunity!
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  • MFactory's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:17 PM
    All PM's replied :)
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:51 PM
    Depends on your experience level. If I were you I'd sign up for group 1 for your first time, and you can get bumped up quickly. Group 1 you usually get an instructor to ride with you the first session, and it helps even experienced drivers to have that at a new track. I do both days, and we either rent a house nearby or stay at the Glen Harbor hotel which is just a couple miles from the track.
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:47 PM
    Huge difference with the Weistec upgraded VB/TCU, shifts just BANG now. I don't think they offer it anymore as a standalone upgrade but you might check with them. The upgraded capacity trans pan I don't know if there's a difference in cooling or not, but I like it for the insurance factor since I track it pretty hard. Ultra Racing underbody braces can be found on eBay, they're from Malaysia. Increased stiffness and anti-roll, and a big difference in feel as well. Car feels more precise, you point it and it goes where you want exactly. Big 8-point front brace, couple of front and rear control arm braces, another small middle drive shaft brace, then front and rear strut braces. Car is super tight. RacingBrake BS front and rear rotors with front caliper adapters, stainless braided lines, and rear BS calipers. Best upgrade I've done so far for track duty. Usually run Carbotech XP12 on track with Castro SRF - never a worry with stopping or fading, it's amazing how late I can brake with them. I'm also on H&Rs at the moment, with KMac front camber plates. I like them too, but I want to be able to fine tune it a bit better, and I think the ability to corner balance the car with KWs will help with stability. Funny, I also have 19" Vorsteiners (forged) and love them. Really tough wheels, they have taken some big hits and keep going. My Cup 295s are about as wide as I can go with the 10" rim (265 in front), but I don't think I'll need any more rubber than that. Did a couple of the AMG NE events like the PA rally and the season opening thing they do at Cunningham, but I kinda got bored with them. I don't need the kind of attention those events bring. If you go to the next one let me know, would be good to meet.
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    Here are pics of the coolers going in. I'll go down to the car tonight and try to get a shot of the ductwork. My front bumper is modified with bigger openings, so the ducts had to be cut up a bit to allow for more flow.
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  • iminhell1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    So far I'm driving it. We're bringing 2 3 place trailers that are full. So if someone backs out I'm good. But I'll still need fuel down there. I'd fill some 55 gal barrels but we are on winter blend which can be iffy.
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:24 PM
    I know we always seem to be in spots , where there are no e85 stations. FYI, night racing is about 50 miles west of royal purple on the West side of Houston.
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  • rmcdonald's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    Looking at the Glen. I have never done an HPDE event. Which one do I sign up for? I have my SCCA membership, is that adequate for this event? Are events with instructors? Doing both days? Do you camp or stay in a hotel?
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  • rmcdonald's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:06 PM
    I also ordered the BS cooling and walked away after waiting 7 months. Having a custon cooler made and it is only $1,300. Can you send pics of the shrouding you customized as the big cooler goes exactly where the stock one is. It is just deeper, more finning, with a larger air gap behind for flow. What improvements have you seen with the Weistec TCU? I have heard mixed reports. On the brake up grade, just BS fronts? How much did that run you? I have not seen the underbody braces but did get a front tower brace in. Will look them up. Installed H&R springs vs going to the KW V3's as a first step. I have driven a friends with the KW V3 kit and not sure the extra expense is justified. Running Vorsteiner 19" wheels with the Toyo R888's, 235 up front and 265 out back. Really needs more tire but I dont want to cut the car. Do you do any of the rally events with AMG of the NE? I usually hit those events.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:14 PM
    Moving to Regional
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  • Milan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    There is no way to help you. The night part takes place all over Houston. And now there are four host hotels, bring extra in your tow rig. If you are driving the car you are racing I feel sorry for you
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:22 PM
    Would or wouldn't ? Also a nice little read over there on your motortrend link.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
    http://www.motortrend.com/news/2018-kia-stinger-albert-biermann-interview/ -Rich
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    I think this thing is excellent looking and I hope their acceleration figures are conservative. They're claiming similar weight to BMW; and a goal of having the AWD version be almost as fun to drive as the RWD. Someone needs to disrupt the sport sedan segment - I was hoping that would be the Focus Sport, but alas it appears to not be that great... I would count Kia out. -Rich
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:56 PM
    When I wanted to run E85, I used the iOS app "Alternative Fueling Station Locator" (Alt Fuel for short). Works incredibly well and is quite accurate. Just taking a quick look around Royal Purple Raceway there are a couple within about 10miles. -Rich
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  • ///MPOSTER's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:50 PM
    2018 Kia Stinger: A RWD Sports Sedan Aimed at stealing BMW customers ~ 365 horsepower and rear-wheel drive. via DPCcars: “Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream car for us, and here today in Detroit, that dream is now a reality after years of commitment and hard work from a passionate group of designers, engineers and executives around the world,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America. “From its GT concept-car origins to the years of tuning and refining on the legendary Nurburgring circuit, no detail was too small to be obsessed over, and the result is simply stunning.” Instantly recognizable as a direct evolution of the concept that preceded it, the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger design was overseen by Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors’ chief design officer, and his talented team of designers in Frankfurt. Ride and handling development was looked after by Albert Biermann, head of Kia’s Vehicle Test and High Performance Development and his group of engineers in Korea and on the grueling Nurburgring racing circuit. "Peter Schreyer (born 1953) is a German automobile designer for Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, widely known for his design contributions to the Audi TT. He has been the chief design officer at Kia Motors since 2006 and on 28 December 2012, was named one of three presidents of the company. He is currently the chief designer at Hyundai-Kia and works with Luc Donckerwolke, former design director of Volkswagen Group - Bentley, Lamborghini and Audi from 2016. In 2006, Car Design News called the Audi TT one of "the most influential automotive design in recent time." But what makes a true gran turismo? This question was the foundation for a years-long journey that began when the GT concept was first unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although every Kia design study has a purpose, the GT concept was something considered by many outside the company as little more than a dream for a brand known for producing mass-market transportation rooted in value. But the GT ignited embers of passion that sparked a fire within the organization and over the next five years that fire would grow beyond fantasy and morph into reality. Once the Stinger was green lighted, that gran turismo question became a mantra as development commenced. Coming from Kia, the design had to be bold. And it was. But it also had to be nimble and fast while also luxurious and quiet. It had to achieve the perfect balance of ride and handling and seat five comfortably with room for luggage. It had to be a lot of things, but most of all, it had to be an authentic gran turismo. And it is. The twin-turbocharged V-6 is Hyundai’s direct-injected aluminum Lambda II unit and is basically the same engine found in the Genesis G90, generating its peak 365 ponies at 6000 rpm and accompanying that with 376 lb-ft of torque that’s available from 1300 rpm. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is effectively a longitudinal version of the unit Hyundai and Kia use in their front-wheel-drive-based vehicles, but it’s also related to the engine fitted in the first-gen Hyundai Genesis coupe. The peak of 255 horsepower arrives at 6200 rpm, with 260 lb-ft of torque spread across a plateau from 1400 to 4000 rpm. The only transmission is a development of the K900’s automatic and uses a tuned-mass damper on the flywheel to help reduce torsional vibration through the drivetrain. The optional all-wheel-drive system features torque vectoring, while the rear-drive version has a standard limited-slip differential. Via caranddriver: We can’t say that we weren’t forewarned. Kia has been dropping broad hints about its plan to produce a rear-wheel-drive sedan for years. The original GT concept was shown at the Frankfurt auto show as long ago as 2011, with the Stinger GT4 building on it at the 2014 Detroit show. Now the wait is finally over as the company has unveiled the production version of its forthcoming sports sedan, which adopts the Stinger name. Don’t confuse it with the K900. The Stinger is a much sleeker and sportier proposition than its staid big sister, and it has a low, coupelike roofline. Power will come from two engines, with the range-topping 365-hp turbo 3.3-liter V-6 making that version the most powerful roadgoing Kia yet; a 255-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder will serve as the entry-level engine. The Stinger gets an eight-speed automatic transmission, with buyers able to choose between rear- and all-wheel drive. Kia says it is targeting a 5.1-second zero-to-62-mph time and a 167-mph top speed for the 3.3-liter. There also will be a diesel version for Europe, but there are no plans to bring it to the States.
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  • BLKROKT's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    Awesome. I'm signing up today, NASA is at The Glen April 24-25. I had made up an "air guide" to force more air into the coolers and prevent flow up and over the radiators, but it was only effective at preventing limp mode until ambient temps got up into the high 80's, after that it was ineffective. Just installed the Black Series 44O cooling kit in September, sadly after my season was over because it was backordered - really cut short by not being able to run hard during the summer months (the transmission mods this year caused everything to run hotter versus 2015, and the stock system couldn't cope). VIR was my last full track weekend in May, and even then during midday temps I was going into limp mode. Just for the hell of it I tried a day at NJMP in July, but left after the first morning session when it was already in the 90's and I hit limp mode after 2 laps. Just packed up and went home, wasn't worth even trying. Very frustrating, but I won't ever have to worry about that again and neither should you after the new coolers. I've done the Weistec VB/TCU and trans pan, wider rear fenders with 295 MPSC2's, RacingBrake BS-spec brakes, full set of Ultra underbody braces, KW V3 is going on in March, bunch of other suspension aero safety and cooling mods and FBO with MBH headers etc like you. She needs to lose weight still, and the driver needs to get better, but can more than keep up with most cars in the HPDE advanced groups. Let me know if you end up registering for The Glen, there should be at least 2 or 3 of us going.
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  • rmcdonald's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    Would love todo Watkins Glen. Have you made made oil cooler enhancements? I am having a new cooler 3 quarts larger fabricated now. My car always goes inot Limp Mode after 4-5 hot laps.
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  • jt0407's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:36 AM
    There are not that many, depending where you are. Make sure you always fill up.
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