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ElectricGold last won the day on June 23 2014

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  1. I guess that's far more believable than thinking it was changed just to allow the MR2 to continue to race without points and still be the fastest car out there. I mean if the whole process was as impartial as you make it sound, you would have to think that this revaluation would now be considered a mistake given that it's a purpose designed mid-engined sports car that somebody could easily swap a 200+ hp engine into and be really, really quick. I think you'll actually find that lowering the VPI didn't really make the swap value any more expensive at all, for a very, very select few cars at least....
  2. Really!. Wow. I guess your right, its never been a point of discussions on here that I can recall from before they were winning anything..
  3. Do you appreciate that an M20 engined E30 like GWR would have to get to around 1700lbs, apparently with fuel and maybe a driver on board to achieve near to the same PWR as the MR2 stats you posted above. Given such requirements for removal of weight from an E30 to get it to similar PWR ratios as the MR2, would you still posit the difference in performance is mostly due to laziness apparently on the part of that team?
  4. I figure they just mistook the E46 for an E36 and were just annoyed that it hadn't already been run out of the series.
  5. Honda CRX 88-91 - good chumpcar?

    If you swapped an LS1 into them they would perform identically yes, and they weigh about the same anyway. Besides, if you swapped one for power you would automatically be in EC so any offset in weights that may exist in the calculator aren't really relevant.
  6. Honda CRX 88-91 - good chumpcar?

    Part of the point I was making. If it did, the heaviest one of those in 1992 was around 300lbs heavier than an EX sedan. As it is, the Si gets a special break on weight given it starts about 100lbs or so lighter than an EX sedan, and its curb weight is close to the adjusted curb weight used by the formula. Its weight is more in line with the non D16 models as it was available only as a hatchback.
  7. Honda CRX 88-91 - good chumpcar?

    So is the implication then that a Civic, CRX or DelSol in 1991 weighed the same as each other as long as they had the same engine? Ultimately though, that you have a formula that will spit out a near 400 VPI difference between two cars that ultimately would end up with the same capabilities on a racetrack after you swap engines speaks volumes..
  8. bmw street swap

    BMW are like Lego's. Engine will drop right in, can use the same wiring harness but will need to get the ECU mapped for the 3.0. There are a number of threads on the process on sites like e46fanatics.com (not a fan of the forum generally though)..
  9. Cant argue with much of that, but I think you put too much stock potentially in how freebies may have helped E36's, I can assure you they didn't, we certainly would still be running just fine without any of them. The reality though is that all the freebies hurt our Escort far worse, given the low start value, we simply couldn't add enough stuff to get it to 500 if we wanted to any more. It wont normally run 2 hours either the way we drive it now Truth is though, the freebies just allowed already competitive cars to get even better, and created a bigger gap back to the lower MPV cars with no reasonable way for them to make up the difference. Same data for us as mentioned earlier, a burn rate above 7.5gph and you can't use all the stock tank so 2 hours is not a given at all. A cell would help of course, but also alters the cars balance. I would suggest looking at the data you have provided that E36's aren't really your nemesis, unless of course they are cheating or your driving is off If we ever run Chump again, it will have to be EC, car is now modified beyond a reasonable value due to running in other series.
  10. Considering there are multiple E36 teams (including ours) have stated on these forums that they no longer run Chump for reasons related to the series and/or rules, it seems like Chump must be miserably failing in their attempts to intentionally create rules that favor the platform in order to earn their stack of money Seems that those same favorable rules have also coincided with the decline of the E36 as a truly competitive platform, at least in stock configurations. Despite this, we are supposed to believe it remains the 'Golden standard'. As far as choosing the Fiero, were the fuel rules different back when you chose it such that you could run 2 hours? It appears from your video the Fiero is clearly quite a bit quicker than an E36 (lets assume M50 engine)? About the last car (obviously) I would build for Chumpcar would be an E36. I wish you luck in your greener pastures, I have no doubt you will be successful.
  11. So E36 owners, many of whom (especially M50 owners) have taken their cars to other series where they aren't so vilified, are the ones who made the rules. That makes as much sense as choosing a Fiero to race in a series where running for two hours is advantageous..
  12. As raced weight? Curb weight? Curb weight minus a percentage?
  13. Apparently, but I looked and couldn't see another win in around 2 years+. E36's are obviously dominating the series in the East..
  14. You gotta keep up, don't think an E36 has won around here in the east in a long time.
  15. 1987 RX7 with GM LA1 V6 swap build...

    You'll get it done Rob..