[200q20v] Re: [s-cars] upgrade advice

Kirby Smith kirby.a.smith at verizon.net
Wed Nov 28 23:29:10 EST 2001

ha ha Brett:

As if my Stage 1 improvement from rumored 145 mph to guessed 155 mph was
likely to be tested on the highways.  I assert that my speed on roads is
the same with or without stage 1, or even if I am in the S6 or my 90q.
This does not mean that I disagree that the brakes can stand
improvement, just that chipping, per se, does not have any direct
relationship to speed except racing.  The stock brakes can lock up SO-2s
on dry pavement (that is, initiate ABS).


Brett Dikeman wrote:
> At 8:39 PM -0500 11/27/01, Kirby Smith wrote:
> >I fail to see a direct relationship between acceleration and
> >deceleration in street use.
> The faster you can go, the faster you can get yourself into trouble.
> Our brains don't get "chipped."  Like, say, when you stomp on the
> gas, only to realize the space that was there to your left is now
> occupied by another object, and you're suddenly approaching the
> object in front of you at a rather unsettling speed.
> I agree that from a safety standpoint, a conversion off G60's should
> be done before anything more than a chip(in fact, I don't feel a chip
> should be done with G60s.)  If not for the above argument, the simple
> argument of how quickly you can haul down the car(S4/S6 owners should
> be particularly wary of this, seeing as how their cars weigh
> substantially more than a 200q20v.)
> I would suggest the best system you can fit under 16 inch wheels.  At
> worst, you'll approach the stopping power of UFOs(UFOs are damn
> impressive; I honestly don't think that the first BIRA systems had
> -anything- on the UFOs aside from reducing unsprung weight and
> very-long-term cost effectiveness, but I'm rather uneducated on the
> subject, so if Greg's around, he'll respond to my little prod.) :-)
> B
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