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  1. I have presented two possible solutions in the past. 1. The CEO handles "gross" offenders administratively. No "rule" change required. More of a "you know it when you see it" kinda thing. 1 tire every stop during a 24 hour race - thats too much. 335/30/18's by the truckload - thats too much. Six rivals for a weekend, maybe thats OK? Where the line is drawn here is the question, and once that line gets drawn it needs to be equally enforced, which has historically been an issue for champcar. 2. Ban specific tires, or put restrictions on specific tires. The issue
  2. They are cross shopped all the time. RE71R are known as more of an "autox" tire, easier to over heat and wear out, vs the toyos. http://racetrackdriving.com/tech/tire-review/bridgestone-re-71r/head-to-head/
  3. I'm still not sure I understand the distinction. Sorry, not trying to be difficult, I just want to understand the viewpoint. Ill provide an example: Toyo offers R888R in a 235/50/15 that could work on my car. Say these could be found cheaply as takeoffs from some other race series. What makes this tire "banned" but a RE71R's not? Id gander the RE71 is just as fast on track. The only distinction is the arbitrary UTQG rating on one is >180 and the other is <180.
  4. Every tire with a UTQG less than 180, or which are not DOT Legal, or both. Treadwear Grades UTQG Treadwear Grades are based on actual road use in which the test tire is run in a vehicle convoy along with standardized Course Monitoring Tires. The vehicle repeatedly runs a prescribed 400-mile test loop in West Texas for a total of 7,200 miles. The vehicle can have its alignment set, air pressure checked and tires rotated every 800 miles. The test tire's and the Monitoring Tire's wear are measured during and at the conclusion of the test. The tire manufacturers then assign a
  5. We should really move this to another thread - this is far beyond GBU discussion at this point. Can you expound on this? I don't understand the viewpoint/logic for not saying "this tire makes a mockery of the 200TW limit, its not permitted". We already explicitly ban certain tires with the 200TW rule, which worked well for many years to contain speeds. Tire technology has progressed and made that "cap" less effective. Both of these ideas have issues that would need to be understood. For example, both of these punish teams trying to get th
  6. What about alternators? or maybe I can get real far ahead of myself and ask about metal coolant tanks...
  7. Not tech, but thats not going to fly. 9.10.3.5. Any fuel, oil, or coolant lines (including Aeroquip steel braided lines) that pass through the driving compartment must be metal or encased in continuous steel conduit or aluminum tube. (Flex-conduit is not acceptable. Lines wrapped in aluminum tape are not acceptable.)
  8. Is this part not just a "nut" 4.7.3. Items that are point free: Hardware, fasteners, and materials used to attach things to other things (nuts, bolts, screws, rivets, duct tape, bailing wire, zip ties, JB Weld, etc.)
  9. didnt you read the disclaimer? Haha Thanks, they were all backwards. The OP has been corrected now. So everyone's weight went up except for the S13 and kouki s14s
  10. You are correct, but a year behind This was approved in April 2019 Which resulted in one change in the BCCR, and sadly it did not meet the intent. 2019 wording 4.5.2.1. “weight” is the advertised vehicle curb weight minus 10%. 2020 wording 4.5.2.1. “weight” refers to the ChampCar Swap Performance Value of that make and model, as determined by ChampCar. "Weight" was left in the actual formula IF[16 - (weight / (HP + hpAdd) ) > 0 ] THEN [ 0.032 * (16 - (weight / (HP + hpAdd))) ^6] + 50 ELSE + 50
  11. It came to my attention today that the published 2021 VPI table contains red cells, but those cells have nothing to do with changes from Q4 2020 to 2021, so I made some easier to interpret versions. These are unofficial! No Champcar BOD, Tech, or Staff have reviewed. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK No Guarantees, this is probably not completely accurate or accurately complete. Ok, with that out of the way. These are the weight changes I found: Make Model Year VPI Curb Champ Q4 2020
  12. Consumables costs is the largest advantage that I can think of. Without FCP euro I would have wanted to switch a long time ago. Pads for my front are $186+shipping, with a volume of (49x95x16) 75,000 mm3 Pads for a wilwood superlite (7420) are $180+shipping, with a volume of (120x62x20) 149,000 mm3 So, theoretically, braking should cost 1/2 as much all things equal (its not that simple but it serves for this discussion)
  13. You would be best served to submit a tech desk ticket (or tickets) and get an official answer.
  14. Yes, you have that correct, to my knowledge. This is my opinion FWIW: The disconnect is a time issue, which was compounded by the C19 thing. Because of all that, it was Late August before the BOD meeting occurred, so it was basically a week before the initial deadline of Sept 1 for the 2021 BCCR. So a compromise had to be made, and only some of the ~140 published tech desk articles were moved to the BCCR. Honestly, even with the release being pushed back 45 days, I still feel it was "rushed", and i'm sure that there are things we missed despite everyones best e
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