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#476 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:46:41 PM(UTC)
Quick run with old shared tune for the Honda Civic Type R FE 1:35.497
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#477 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:46:07 PM(UTC)
Day late and a dollar short, but:



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Probably in the Bimmer for this one. It's probably the least pretty BMW from that era, but it's still better looking than anything else in the division.
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#478 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:03:50 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Mr Pinstripes Go to Quoted Post


Probably in the Bimmer for this one.


Whats not to like about 6.2L of American Muscle rednecked into a Bimmer. Throw some 300 lb springs in the rear and drive the hell out of it.

1:34.292

With a proper tune the 97 civic may never catch back up.
Crash

P.S. I'll need to check the replay but I doubt I hit 100% throttle more than twice! It was only 415 HP but felt like a 900 HP Le-Mons monster on 195 bias plys.
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#479 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:11:51 PM(UTC)
I’m about to spend way more time than I should trying to get this Renault to work because it combines my two favorite things: mid-engine RWD’s and hatchbacks.
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#480 Posted : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:44:39 PM(UTC)
I think we’ve done this class before. I’ve already got 12 cars in this class. Not that’s it’s helping 1:37.6XX in a civic
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#481 Posted : Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:56:33 AM(UTC)
@PRKid, Moss: you may need to update the thread title just to avoid confusion :-)
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#482 Posted : Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:38:44 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: fifty inch Go to Quoted Post
@PRKid, Moss: you may need to update the thread title just to avoid confusion :-)


Thanks fifty, updated 👍
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#483 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:14:25 AM(UTC)
Gave the BMW a shot and just couldn't get into it this time around. Tried a few builds and they all felt kinda indecisive and uninspiring.

So, it's back in the Clio I go.

Given how frustrated with it I was the last time I ran it, I was kinda surprised that my test mule drove pretty well. Much less pervasive understeer. Basically aped the setup from the 930 I'd run the previous week (the curb weight and weight distribution are fairly similar, so I figured it was a good starting point), and I think that helped a bit. I didn't have internet for most of the week ("thank" you very much, Comcast...), so most of my test runs (and therefore my replays) were lost to the ether. Went from test mule to version 1.1 without being able to actually quantify anything. Got a decent run in with 1.1, though, so the current version (HLC17 IndyGP 1.2) is back to being empirically tuned.

Current best: 1:35.863

As is, the car's probably good for a good few seconds faster than that, but I'm apparently miserable at Indy, so I doubt I'll see it. Might get down to high 1:34s with some setup refinement and additional seat time, but that'd be about it for me.



Originally Posted by: crash220 Go to Quoted Post
Whats not to like about 6.2L of American Muscle rednecked into a Bimmer. Throw some 300 lb springs in the rear and drive the hell out of it.

A while back I found a E30 on Craigslist that someone had swapped a BMW M60 into. Had a lot of photos and info on the swap (including which suspension bits, brake bits, etc. were upgraded), so I'm willing to bet it was done well. Price seemed reasonable, but a bit out of my price range (think they were asking around $7k). Plus the only reason I'm able to consider a E30 is because they get like 30 MPG highway, so a V8 swap kinda kills that idea.

Still, I betcha it was a fun car.
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#484 Posted : Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:22:20 AM(UTC)
Addendum (since the above post is already a wall o' text):

Made a few refinements, improved my time a bit. Made a few more, improved a bit more. Setup is uploaded as HLC17 IndyGP 1.4. Pretty much a holistic overhaul from 1.2; suspension is softer and slightly more rear-biased, gearing is taller, LSD is a bit more aggressive; nothing major, but the car's a bit more graceful than it was. Pretty happy with how it drives, so I think this'll be the final iteration of the setup. Will have to downtune it to homologation spec and see if it does any better than my old build did. Can't be any worse.

Current best (and probably final): 1:35.011
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#485 Posted : Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:52:36 AM(UTC)
01:33.5 Civic. 👍
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