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Old 07-06-2019, 08:17 AM   #2563
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Well dang it. Sarah and myself wont be home from work till close to 6.
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Old 07-06-2019, 10:42 AM   #2564
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Don I have the Nitto G2s and they aren't bad, I just did a track at NCM could have been better could been a lot worse. Not quite the tire my Cups are on my 17 GS but again not horrible.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:36 PM   #2565
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Good to know. Didn’t think they’d be good for tracking @ my hp level — more for ‘street’ miles. Just don’t want to eat the Toyos up so fast...

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Old 07-06-2019, 12:38 PM   #2566
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Well dang it. Sarah and myself wont be home from work till close to 6.
Well, we may leave a bit later then — no real rush for us. I have the room in BG reserved so we can arrive late.

I’ll text you once we’re close to Memphis...

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Old 07-06-2019, 12:43 PM   #2567
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Sounds good
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:16 AM   #2568
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Well, fest again was really fun!

Hung out with the Memphis and Music City Clubs -- was a hoot!

Robert Taylor (SSE 4 2SS) hung out with us and man, he has some amazing stories! Robert, it was a pleasure and a load of fun hanging out!

While I was a Beech Bend, got me a nice shirt made:



Overall a great time...

Now the Nitto NT555 G2s were excellent! We had a lot of rain on the way back and these tires did what I expected -- REALLY glad I had them installed before leaving. Nice ride, pretty quiet, performed as I expected.

Car did great, had to run some 93 when I couldn't get E -- lots of places in Tennessee have E85 on I40 thankfully.

Memphis and Texarkana did not have any e85 thus the reason...

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Old 07-16-2019, 11:54 AM   #2569
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Glad you made it back safe. We had a little rain after heading out around 10:00. Not too bad tho. Fun hanging out with ya. Glad to meet Robert, cool guy.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:15 PM   #2570
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Yeah, it was fun hanging out — Bahama Breeze is a must stop for us ;o)

We had a lot of rain on the way back — once in Texas, cleared up. Driving through Arkansas is a bummer though... they need 3 lane roads...

The whole trip to Fest and meeting everyone get better each year...

Can’t wait for next year...

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Old 07-17-2019, 12:13 AM   #2571
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All the time hanging out, and never once looked over the cars closely... bummer big time... I was so thrilled meeting new folks and seeing old friends, the cars fell to the back burner...

You owe me a tour in person when we meet up next...

I left Saturday evening as soon as we could load johns car, and we headed west... 6:30 fuel in BG, I dropped John in College Station at 6:30 am, and I was home at 9:00 am, with tacos in hand... we were concerned with the possibility of the hurricane and I prefer to drive at night, less trucks, less cars, less troopers...

Fuel stops in Arkansas are sketchy as well, very few diesel stops... not a fan of “truck” stops...

And nice shirt... I considered one with Brandi in the sunset but wasn’t sure... oh well, next year...
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:17 AM   #2572
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Yeah, we’ll get to a tour sometime ;o)

Earle exit has a BP with diesel, North Little Rock too off of I40

E85 pretty much only in the Little Rock area for me as far as Arkansas.

Just easy rain luckily on the way back — and traffic, lots of traffic... ugh

Shirt turned out nice... glad I did it...

Looking forward to next time!

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Old 07-20-2019, 05:07 PM   #2573
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Recaro seat repair

Well, the Recaro's were showing a bit of wear on the 'seams':





This is just normal wear/tear getting in and out so, I purchases this set:

From AutoLeatherDye.com




Automotive Leather & Vinyl Damage Repair Kit × 1

Auto Kit Dye Size: 16oz - front + back seats
Car Manufacturer: GM
GM Dye Color: Black - GM5

I followed this video:



And it was very easy to do.

Here it is afterwards:





Now, I have enough to do all the seats along with all the repair items for cracks/rips.

Wanted to get this taken care of before it wears down and cracks ;o)

I have to let it sit 4 to 6 hours before I can actually 'use' it. I'll seal the seat using the CarPros leather sealant -- kinda like a 'soft' quarts sealant ;o)

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Old 07-29-2019, 11:40 PM   #2574
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Wanted to report on the Nitto NT555 G2s and a few other items.

First the Nittos:

Over 2000 miles since I installed them (Right before leaving for Fest). Wear has been fantastic, ride is very good, noise is at a minimum, wet traction is confidence inspiring (at my HP level) - very impressed so far. I've experimented with tire pressures and I'm finding 34 PSI front (cold) and 32 PSI rear (cold) see to be a good point in this hot weather. They warm up quick, have pretty good traction (nothing like the Toyo's though). So far, I'd get them again...

The racing lug nuts have not budged a single bit -- holding steady -- re-torqued them before and after fest, perfect.

Car is running fantastic -- very happy with the way Mark has the VVE tables setup -- wonderful.

Found a leak in the meth setup -- where I added the AEM gauge to the hoses. Meth and Teflon tape don't like each other. I had to put blue loctite in its place on the aluminum fitting on the meth meter and let it sit overnight -- that finally did it. No leaks and I've tested the meth 'a couple of times' ;o)

Transmission is working flawlessly -- GPI (Mike and Ryan) did a great job getting this built and dialed in -- very please with this 'combo' setup.

6th Gen Radius Rods with the BMR spherical bushings have worked flawlessly -- the return to center is very noticeable with the extra caster.

Overall, running, driving, and performing great.

All I can really do is some light work and driving it -- which is still a blast -- she has a lot in her to give ;o)

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Old 07-30-2019, 03:38 PM   #2575
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Old 07-31-2019, 04:32 PM   #2576
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Apologies... I blame the strokes, but I've always been this way...
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