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Forum: Car Talk
05-31-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,586
Posted By Kenny_Stang

It took a few weeks to complete all the...

It took a few weeks to complete all the requirements to get the official Texas registration, the strangest one was having to make an appointment with an "Auto Theft Taskforce" from a neighnoring city...
Forum: Car Talk
05-31-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,586
Posted By Kenny_Stang

I highly recommend everyone at a minimum should...

I highly recommend everyone at a minimum should drive one, they really are a hoot to drive, and not bad at all as a daily! I am averaging 37 MPG, everyone loves the car, and it honestly isn't...
Forum: Car Talk
05-31-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,586
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Once home, I needed to get the vehicle registered...

Once home, I needed to get the vehicle registered with the State of Texas, which has its own requirements for an imported car. First I had to get a temporary permit to allow me to drive the vehicle,...
Forum: Car Talk
05-31-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,586
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Wanted to provide some updates for those who...

Wanted to provide some updates for those who might be interested in the importing process, and some of the work I am doing on the car.

The Cappuccino will be my daily driver, so first and foremost...
Forum: Car Talk
04-16-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,586
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Here are a few pictures of the interior, as well...

Here are a few pictures of the interior, as well as how the top fits in the trunk (comes apart into 3 pieces which then can be stored in the trunk)
...
Forum: Car Talk
04-16-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,586
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Noted, you basically have to use the same...

Noted, you basically have to use the same approach as you would use on a motorcycle, never assume anyone saw you and constantly be aware of others around you.
Forum: Car Talk
04-16-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,586
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Talking New Daily, decided to go for the unconventional approach

Last couple of years I have been daily driving a 2005 Scion tC, while it is perfectly adequate as a daily, and reliable as all Toyota's tend to be... it lacked soul and character. I decided this...
Forum: Car Talk
02-14-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,166
Posted By Kenny_Stang

For my fun car, no, I want a great driving...

For my fun car, no, I want a great driving experience... don't care about the tech, actually the less tech the better (IMO)

For my daily, yes I love the tech. Love the Apple Car Play/Android Auto...
Forum: Car Talk
07-11-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,725
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Tesla Model 3 Track Day car?

Speed Academy just posted a video of tracking a Tesla Model 3 and some upgrades that help improve the track performance. Not your typical track vehicle, but likely what the future looks like....
07-09-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Kenny_Stang

The 00-01 Shock Absorbers are still being made,...

The 00-01 Shock Absorbers are still being made, Part Number 52612-S2A-A04. ...
07-06-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,644
Posted By Kenny_Stang

The Sparco Evo2 should meet both of those...

The Sparco Evo2 should meet both of those requirements with the right seat rails (Planted being one), though I highly recommend you find someone local to you that has the seat and try it out. What...
Forum: Car Talk
07-04-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,365
Posted By Kenny_Stang

A good friend of mine has an order for a Model 3,...

A good friend of mine has an order for a Model 3, but just last week was able to spec his out, delivery is still 3-5 months out. After talking about it I went with him to our local Tesla showroom and...
07-02-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 633
Views: 66,493
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Welcome! We have quite a few track rats in these...

Welcome! We have quite a few track rats in these parts. Hope to see you at Cresson or ECR soon!
05-11-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Kenny_Stang

As ThreeD mentioned, you should definitley check...

As ThreeD mentioned, you should definitley check it out. Our vehicles were engineered to be competent at the track, and they really shine in that environment. I myself have always wanted to do a...
04-26-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,595
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Stoptech Sport pads are good for agressive street...

Stoptech Sport pads are good for agressive street driving and mild/beginner track. They don't squeal but do dust quite a bit more than OEM pads.

Powerstop Track Day pads are great, I say they...
04-23-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,352
Posted By Kenny_Stang

So just another update to this thread, I just ran...

So just another update to this thread, I just ran my fifth event on these tires (4 track days, 1 AutoX) and for the first time, was very happy with their performance. I will say that these tires...
03-07-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,886
Posted By Kenny_Stang

This is my recommendation as well, just got...

This is my recommendation as well, just got finished replacing my original set in the front (rears still have 50% left) and was very satisfied with the performance, especially for the price. I would...
02-27-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,633
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Another vote for the Firehakw Indy 500's, great...

Another vote for the Firehakw Indy 500's, great tires, I did some track days with them (they were my wet/cold weather tires) and while they didn't have the outright grip some of the Extreme...
01-30-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,659
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Thumbs up I largely agree with your assessment, there are...

I largely agree with your assessment, there are so many variables in play its really hard to say that one or the other will be superior, hopefully this thread has provided good information so that...
01-19-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,352
Posted By Kenny_Stang

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4277/35494498070_44...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4277/35494498070_448a288a3a_b.jpg

Unfortunately I have a bent drivers side knuckle in the front, so camber maxes out at -2.4, even with Hardrace Offset Ball Joints.
01-16-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,352
Posted By Kenny_Stang

So had my first track day with these tires this...

So had my first track day with these tires this past Saturday, unfortunately the weather was not ideal (temps were in the mid 20's to start off the day, and maxed out in the low 40's) so hard to do a...
01-08-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,352
Posted By Kenny_Stang

Got my tires mounted over the weekend, have my...

Got my tires mounted over the weekend, have my first track day of 2018 on Saturday, will post up my experience.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4687/39548228962_de048409d6_k.jpg
01-08-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,717
Posted By Kenny_Stang

I had something similar happen in April last year...

I had something similar happen in April last year (you can see more here: https://www.s2ki.com/forums/automotive-builds-284/kenny_stang-s-build-thread-gpw-content-inside-1152732/page2/#post24187211...
12-17-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Kenny_Stang

The harder compound will handle the heat the...

The harder compound will handle the heat the best, and last the longest. I'm in Texas and went with the hard compound for that reason.
12-11-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,352
Posted By Kenny_Stang

You may want to get in your order soon, I think...

You may want to get in your order soon, I think they are running low on their stock, and once sold out I doubt they'll be getting any more.
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