Every year the Michigan State Police conducts thorough and extensive testing of all available police vehicles on the market. Tests include top speed, braking, and Grattan Raceway lap times among many other parameters.
Winter is quickly approaching here in Buffalo NY. That means it’s time for my yearly undercoating. I use a company called Rustkote and highly recommend it as it’s one of the least-messy products I’ve seen in this field. https://www.rustkote.com
I was really looking forward to yesterdays Autocross. After roughly 2.5 months of so-so results while constantly adjusting alignment and damper settings of my Koni 2812's, I finally feel like I have my RX-8 about 90% ‘dialed in’ now.
Well I guess this one way to make a Kia (that is not a Stinger) interesting.
Here on Oppositelock, a lot of our good work gets lost in time. I decided to compile a list of the articles I have written that I feel are worth reading. This way I can just link to this page in my signature at the bottom of my articles and add to it as needed
They have zip-ties holding things together!
This past weekend, I attended my first non-employment-related driving school: Evolution Performance Driving School-Phase One. I will share a bit about what it is and my experience was like. But the TL:DR of it is, if you like to autocross and want to get better, no matter what level you are, take as many of these…
Those times where your not sure if your friend’s comments on your car buying ideas are trying to be funny or if they are genuinely concerned for your mental well-being....
One of my friends posted this rather........interesting house for sale in Detroit on his FB page this morning. I can’t say I’ve ever really seen anything quite like it.
They say “Insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results”. Well the people who know me well would certainly equate my obsession with cars with ‘Insanity’.
I like reading about tires, particularly 200TW autocross tires so I was a bit excited when I saw that the new Dunlop Z3 tires are available on Tirerack (estimated shipping 3/16/18)
I have been expanding my searches lately for a new vehicle. The kinds of cars that I want seem to be few and far between locally to me. This means I might have to take a blind leap of faith and plunk down cash on something that I won’t be in the seat of until I have already purchased, or have nearly purchased it.
No, this isn’t about hitting 100k miles on a car. Instead it’s about hitting 100k page-views on my most prolific Oppo article! Do you realize how long it takes to hit ‘refresh’ that many times?!?
It’s not too often that you see a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona with blue, painter’s tape numbers on it working it’s way around an Autocross course. But yesterday at the WNY-SCCA’s Autocross at New Era Field, I got see it!
A friend texted me this photo. He told me his wife took it and wondered what it was because it was insanely loud.
I imagine that this is how most people with Yugos for sale feel.
I just wanted to add one final follow-up to my QuickJack review.
So I find a package at my door this morning that was overnighted from Bendpack:
I’ve always wanted my own vehicle lift. Unfortunately, I don’t have the space or that Tavarish money for one. Fortunately, I came across a product that, for me at least, provides me with enough lifting capacity to accomplish 90% of what I would use a real lift for: The QuickJack Car-Lift System
I love my Mazda RX-8. It’s a car that I truly love driving and working on like nothing else that I have owned. I am also well aware that this car has its issues and is not for everyone. I hope that if someone is considering buying an one, they read this and take away something useful to help guide their choice and are…