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pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
7/20/16 12:55 p.m.

No turbos this time around. The nitrous should be sufficient.

On a side note i am trying to figure out the tire situation. I plan to reuse the wheels and tires for next years s10 build. The s10 will probably be kept for awhile and run locally in SCCA CAM class. Since that rules out race tires, i am limited to 255 40 17s in the popular street tires. I would prefer a 275 40 17 but am limited other then race tires. What does the hive think?

Robbie
Robbie GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/20/16 2:50 p.m.

i'm intrigued by the nitto NT05, treadware rating 200 and comes in 275/40 17, but I'm not sure it will beat the re71R or the rival s in 255/40 17.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
7/20/16 5:09 p.m.

The toyo r1r is available in the 275/40/17 as is the falken azenis rt615k. Would a 255/40/17 bridgestone be faster? Or should i go with the proper size falken or toyo.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
7/20/16 5:17 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3:

I think the cheaper one will be faster. My bet would be on the thinner tires for speed.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
7/27/16 7:58 p.m.

Ordered roll cage today. Now i just need to figure out the tire situation.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ SuperDork
8/3/16 4:25 p.m.

I just put in for time off so that I can get down there to help build this monster!

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 MegaDork
8/3/16 7:33 p.m.

In reply to ¯_(ツ)_/¯:

Excellent!

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/3/16 8:00 p.m.

Great. Rest of roll cage is slated for arrival tomorrow. Pics will follow.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ SuperDork
8/11/16 9:28 a.m.

What is the schedule for the build like? I should be there noonish on Thursday, and will be dedicating as much of my time as possible to this thing.

Should I bring a sawzall? Mine has a quick release for the blades, I've been practicing and can swap one in about 5 seconds

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
8/11/16 9:49 a.m.

Bring it There is no telling where we will be build wise at noon. With the fiero we were sittimg in lawn chairs staring at it drinkimg beer. Hopefully this build will be more organized...

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
9/9/16 12:56 p.m.

So my new tires arrived and I went to the lot yesterday to pickup the wheels only to discover that some dirt bag had stolen one of my corvette wheels. If anyone has a lead on one 17x9.5 corvette wheel let me know...

Thanks

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
9/9/16 1:03 p.m.

I've got 4.....

75 and the ride.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
9/9/16 1:18 p.m.

Instant message me your paypal info and I will send you some money. The GRM forum is the bomb!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
9/9/16 1:20 p.m.

Will do when I get home. Usually post on my phone...

Do you want to try to find someone coming through nc to save on shipping?

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
9/9/16 2:05 p.m.

No I will pay the shipping. Only one wheel worth will hit the budget. I want to get the tires mounted soon so I don't need to contend with it before the race.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 PowerDork
9/9/16 2:52 p.m.

You have mail.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
9/9/16 4:55 p.m.
pimpm3 wrote: Bring it There is no telling where we will be build wise at noon. With the fiero we were sittimg in lawn chairs staring at it drinkimg beer. Hopefully this build will be more organized...

You guys were drinking beer in lawn chairs...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
9/9/16 5:06 p.m.

In reply to Derick Freese:

Not going to defend myself but Jeremy didn't make it till later in the evening.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
9/9/16 5:35 p.m.

The Miller Welder to be given away at the Challenge arrived at the GRM office today!

admc58
admc58 Reader
9/10/16 2:17 p.m.

My daughter should be there again this year. She is working on her welding degree and would be happy to help out with any welding needing done.

Alan McCrispin

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
9/10/16 3:26 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13:

Dammit, I've got a set of sawblades taking up space in my garage. I should have been on here yesterday instead of focusing on work, LOL.

Derick Freese
Derick Freese UltraDork
9/11/16 1:04 a.m.

In reply to Andy Neuman:

Honestly, I'm one to just jump in and do something and hope others join in. Some progress is better than no progress.

If it weren't for the ghettocet parking lot build, I'd probably not attend this year.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
9/16/16 8:55 a.m.

In reply to Derick Freese:

I have an extra meal ticket again if you need.

I'm going to unofficially officially promote myself to the job of parts runs if necessary, food and beverages, and the documentation of this build.

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
9/16/16 9:04 a.m.

Great, it will be greatly appreciated

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
9/17/16 4:25 p.m.

I will be mounting the tires Wednesday. Other then that the car is ready to be loaded on the trailer.

I need to buy one line for the nitrous setup.

I will be pulling the 5 point harnesses from my track car next week as well for use in the ghettocet.

The hardest part of this build will be the organization beforehand and making sure i bring everything i need. I plan to begin loading the van and the trailer Thursday next week.

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