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Do you have any photos at night driving? Those units works as wide as Morimoto? Or Further?
I don’t. I had the Morimoto as well. These are much, much brighter but less controlled. They’re technically “off-road” only. I don’t have issues with offending other drivers here because it’s hilly. Everyone gets blinded all the time even by the dullest of headlights.
 


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I had a set of those on my old mountain bike, back when I owned one (when we could still ride on the trails/fire roads). [wink] [thumb]
They’re the best. I have them on all of my bikes except one. I tried Ergons on that one and they’re just not the same. I really like the thickness of OURY. I’m not really a fan of the lock-on grips though. The original is more cushy.

Bummer your trails are closed. We fight like hell when they threaten us. A local mayor tried to bulldoze a huge park full of trails to build a tennis court. She lost. She made it public the night before they were to begin demolition!!! Crooked pig. If it weren’t for social media she’d have gotten her way. We rallied enough people in five hours to stop it and get local media attention. Her apology (and the apology of the donor) was comical..
 


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I rode a mountain bikes/dirt bikes in my past life. I remember having grips like those on the bars with Onza bar ends. I now prefer four wheels and motors now at my age. Would love to get into quads, as I rent them occasionally. They’re fun and relatively safe.
 


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I rode a mountain bikes/dirt bikes in my past life. I remember having grips like those on the bars with Onza bar ends. I now prefer four wheels and motors now at my age. Would love to get into quads, as I rent them occasionally. They’re fun and relatively safe.
I rode quads for a popular magazine in the early 2000s. Worst wreck and deadliest injury I ever had was on a quad. I was running around 75mph or so in Baja when I crashed though. Definitely lucky to be alive ha. I still can’t believe people ride them without gear. Be careful out there!
Cars are easier on the body and have bags that inflate to keep you super safe when all the sudden ”oooops” happens. I appreciate that now.
 


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I mounted the Federal RS-Pro for their first trackday this weekend. I’ll report back afterwards. Everyone I talk to seem to think they’re superior to the RT615K+. I hope so because it’ll save me $$$. This track is short and technical with long left hand carousels and heavy braking zones. Most tires I use there overheat after 4-5 laps. If they manage that, I’ll be satisfied. I will run them again in November at Barber Motorsports Park which is much faster and equally as technical.

I’m excited for the off-season though. Several new mods are planned.
 


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Have you ever thought about upgrading the pedals?

One thing I was never a fan of was the placement of the brake and how slippery the pedals were - the OMP set I installed works well and I was able to place the new pedal cover on the brake over towards the gas for easier 'heel-toe' (which for me and my size 12's is 'big toe- side of foot).

I feel as though it's one of those mods that the people who track their cars would benefit from the most (confidence in foot placement) but I don't think I've seen ANYONE update their pedals other than me.
 


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Have you ever thought about upgrading the pedals?

One thing I was never a fan of was the placement of the brake and how slippery the pedals were - the OMP set I installed works well and I was able to place the new pedal cover on the brake over towards the gas for easier 'heel-toe' (which for me and my size 12's is 'big toe- side of foot).

I feel as though it's one of those mods that the people who track their cars would benefit from the most (confidence in foot placement) but I don't think I've seen ANYONE update their pedals other than me.
Yeah. One of the first mods I did was change my throttle pedal to the wider Sparco pedal. I am too uncoordinated to heal/toe without it. The other pedals are ok.
 


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Do you have 'proper' track shoes?

I didn't notice the Sparco throttle pedal!

The OMP brake pedal has a section that runs perpendicular to the face of the pedal and stops your right foot from sneaking under the brake pedal on transitions from gas to brake. I find it comforting to be able to slide my foot up the side of the brake pedal and then over as that section meets the face of the brake pedal. Big feet do not help whatsoever and I need to wear my 'skinny' shoes to be able to shift properly quickly and the pedals make it just that much easier when I'm not wearing proper footwear.
 


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Do you have 'proper' track shoes?

I didn't notice the Sparco throttle pedal!

The OMP brake pedal has a section that runs perpendicular to the face of the pedal and stops your right foot from sneaking under the brake pedal on transitions from gas to brake. I find it comforting to be able to slide my foot up the side of the brake pedal and then over as that section meets the face of the brake pedal. Big feet do not help whatsoever and I need to wear my 'skinny' shoes to be able to shift properly quickly and the pedals make it just that much easier when I'm not wearing proper footwear.
I have a pair of Simpson shoes but I tend to just wear my regular shoes since they’re more comfortable. I changed my shoes between sessions a few times and realized it was ridiculous. The Simpsons are great for driving but absolutely suck outside the car. I don’t have trouble with my feet slipping or anything. I bought the Simpsons in my novice days because I wanted a round heel. Complete waste of money haha.
 


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I spent the day adjusting Federal tires again. The RS Pro was best at 33psi cold ~ 40psi hot, which seems high when compared to the 26/36 I usually run in the RT615K+. They rolled over if I ran anything less (Atlanta Motorsports Park has a lot of elevation change and is extremely technical). It took longer (a few laps) to put heat in them compared to the RT615K+ (1.5 laps at the same track). Once they were up to temp, I enjoyed them and they became more predictable. Lateral grip is impressive but steering feedback was pretty numb. My biggest issue was in heavy braking zones. I activated ABS frequently whereas I’ve rarely done that with the Falkens. I also had much more tire spin accelerating out of turns than I did with the RT615K+ however, the RS Pro’s lateral grip at speed felt stronger. For that reason alone, I’ve decided to keep a set of them in rotation. I’ll see how they do at Barber in a couple of weeks. It’s also quite technical but speeds are much higher. I think the RS Pro likes heat, so higher speeds and harder braking zones might benefit them. It’ll be interesting to see what my lap times are with my new set of RT615K+ at the same track in similar conditions as well. I ran a 1:38 at AMP today, which is Spec Miata pace at that track. Not bad for a Ford Fiesta ST street car.
 


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Very envious of all the track availability you have. Looks like a lot of fun!!
I definitely appreciate every minute of it. I’m very fortunate to have the resources to track this often. Atlanta is within a short drive to a lot of fantastic tracks.
 


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Picked up a Strat single port today from a good friend that’s switching to a four port setup. It’ll be awhile before I install it but I’m happy to have it on this winter’s list.

 


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Picked up a Strat single port today from a good friend that’s switching to a four port setup. It’ll be awhile before I install it but I’m happy to have it on this winter’s list.

Stop. Buying. All. The. Stuff. I. WANT!!!!!

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That's gonna be a fun addition I think - what's your altitude where you're at? I probably won't benefit from a aux fuel besides cleaning valves as I'm at 3300'.
 


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Any reason you went with single port instead of four port?
Both of my tuners suggested this over the four-ports for my application. According to one, the single will maximize safe power on stock internals as well. Installation is easier, so that is another advantage.
 


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