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  1. I would be curious to see how many of the top ten cars from each race actually took points for coolers. Also while there may be some $4500 cars 95% of them are not actually competitive. Realistically Competitive Champ cars seem to be around 10-15k in build cost, the S2000 I built falls into that as well.
  2. But under the rule set coolers are allowed, just penalized. How is making coolers 0 Points less cost effective? It costs the same $ wise if it is 20 points or 0 points.
  3. On an unrelated Note, I see you are in Freehold NJ. I am also From freehold Area (Colts Neck) and Shops in Howell!
  4. So cheap cars is Champs Goal? Why allow performance mods at all then? Stock cars with coolers would be the cheapest thing! Adding coolers does not increase cost, Obviously there are hundreds of cars running in champ without them already.
  5. With the free Points Motec ECU you could program a lower limiter for that portion of the track based on distance traveled since start finish. Thats what some pro teams at Thunderhill do to avoid sound.
  6. Im pretty sure all of them do, its just that most people do not.
  7. They do, now if you go off track its much easier to tear a line or a rock put a hole in our cooler core! Coolers actually make cars less reliable and should be Negative Points!
  8. Also I wouldn't be apposed to treating it like pulleys- Pulleys, engine accessory, non-OE: 5 pts for one pulley, 10 pts for multiple pulleys Coolers Coolers (engine, Trans, diff) , non-OE: 5 pts for one Cooler 10 pts for multiple Coolers. I will gladly give up 1 lap in an 8 hour or 2 In a 24 hour for coolers. Right now Giving up 6 in a 8 and 12 in a 24 is almost insurmountable .
  9. I personally would gladly have YOUR car be faster if it means less money/time I spend on MINE.
  10. My plan is to run a Remote oil filter with Giant 12 an (3/4 inch) aluminum hard lines and put the filter in the trunk. This should solve my oil cooling problem but I shouldnt have to do it in the first place.
  11. Can win races? Yes. But at the cost of the engine usually. In the end it seems the members are 50/50 on this. Its up to the board to decide if they want to keep the old rule set of having people push their engines to the point of failure because its "endurance racing" or if they want to move forward into a real "ChampCar Endurance Series". Please show me ANY rule set other than Champs that adds point for coolers. From Am to Pro racing one thing remains.
  12. Point being there car shows coolers are not NEEDED but do help in reliability and therefor cost. I’m willing to run my s2000 to the point of blowing it for 1-2 races but I can’t do that for 4-5 races. Cost adds up too quick.
  13. From what I remembered KRSD ran daytona with a car without and with coolers. The car without coolers won. The only difference it pegged the oil temp gauge reducing life of motor.
  14. But it is one of the biggest makes so it affects the most people. How many of those 10 races have you finished top 5? Also would a cooler enabled you to come in top 5 more often or would it have just supplemented what you have already done?
  15. We try to remove them before they blow and sell them for $3500. About 4 races or a 100 hours. $300 ish per race for the engine, which is way cheaper than what champ would be.
  16. So you are essentially putting junkyard engines in correct? If I’m spending the time to put a motor into my RACE car I’m going to at least go through is and re gasket ect. All ads up.
  17. @Bill Strong can you setup a google form where we can submit our vote on each of the petitions?
  18. Take the S2000 out and let’s do an e36 or sc300. Engine is around 2000 for both cars for a good one. Trans is 500 and diff is 500. All would be fine in an enduro with proper cooling but without will need to be rebuilt every race to ensure reliability. Of course you could “send it” and hope for the best but just our cost to get to the event, consumables and entry fee was around 5000. By adding coolers drivetrain and rebuild can be extremely reduced. For prospective we run $4500 engines in our mustangs brand new from Ford
  19. As someone that is part of the "arms race" (run the BBY Mustangs in AER that Ran 1:31 at RA two weeks ago) When we priced out the cost of the AER race for the Mustang and Champ race for the S2000, it was actually CHEAPER to run the Mustang. Also those who chose to put coolers on their cars will have Extra points to play with to add extra speed, Those who had the speed will stay just as fast with coolers.
  20. Also a cooler does not solve every issue. Parts failure can still happen. Engines can still be overrevved, head-gaskets can still fail and detention can still kill an engine. Transimissons can still be abused ect. We did 7 races last year and none of them with Champ because while the entry fee was cheap and racing was good, I wasn't willing to put a $4000 engine on the line to win and need a rebuild after the race because there was no cooler.
  21. Every other Sprint/Endurance organization that I know of allows coolers for no penalty. Saves $$$ both in parts and race operating costs.
  22. Up for sale is a very solid 1992 BMW E36 Caged rolling chassis. The car is rust free. Cage and Welding work is very well done. The cage was done to SCCA/NASA/Champ/ BMW CCA specs. Front subframe and lower control arms are from a 98 2.8 z3 which means the subframe already has the nutserts for z bar and e36 lower control arms. Bought this earlier in the year but ended up getting another car. Interior has fresh Paint TITLE IN HAND!! Located in Howell NJ. Asking $2399
  23. Buy a Crashed 325i or 328i and be ready to go! Hard/Time consuming Job already done!
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