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Footwork

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I got annoyed with the Toyo R888s after two sets. They didn’t just work on heavy street usage with the setup on Blackie. So I put the Michelins back on the car. I went with 275/30s on the front look a bit stretched but they sit just nicely on the “ten” inch wheels. They are wide tens for sure. Maybe an extra quarter. I think that’s what it really is, but I’m not going up to a 295 in the front because I rub just a bit, and I don’t want to rub at all with them. With all of the Ikeya Formula mods in there, it makes response to my inputs instant. That’s what I really enjoy about the Ohlins, they react with the Ikeya Formula stuff like they were made for each other.

Now the rear is where it really matters. The stance is just perfect with the 325/30s from Michelins. The Ikeya Formula mods are just the same with the front.  They react perfectly with the Ohlins in the rear. The car hardly squats which is good, because squating means there is power loss in the transfer. The car really hugs down into the road at the higher speeds. The 325s also hold the power quite well. I can go full throttle in every gear and not worry about it spinning or anything. The power hooks right into the tires and it pulls away.

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February 21, 2010 at 12:12 am

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Skunkworks!

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We took ownership of our new bikes for next year today.

After replacing the wheels and tires. We just sanded down the plastics and flat blacked them. The bikes look really sick. A twenty dollar paint job and three thousand dollar wheels. We’re trying out a few different exhaust from Leo Vince and even some more from the likes of Termi and Akrapovic.

We’re also trying new suspension setups. Different Ohlins setups really. They really like Ohlins and so do I. They make good stuff, we just want to try different setups. That’s really all about what we’re doing testing wise. Since we’re limited to what we can do, mods wise, on the bikes. I’ll update more often.

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August 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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Mulholland pt 2

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Saturday night, after hitting up the taco truck, Laline and I took the Supra onto Mulholland again. This time with my new Ohlins setup instead of the Motons. The car handled much MUCH better with the Ohlins. Of course there was still a bit of a stiff edge to it. But it was not like the Motons. I wish I could keep them, but it’s a crazy stiff ride. Almost race car like. Which was insane, maybe I didn’t set them up correctly or get the car dialed in correctly.  But the Ohlins were strapped in and ready to go. It was pretty sweet. This time the Michelins held up! Which is great because I don’t have to buy a new set for the car.

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June 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

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Ohlins!

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Here is what is on my Supra now! Ohlins! Straight baller coilovers.

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May 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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