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by SquidInk
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Recommended truck to tow two car enclosed trailer
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Recommended truck to tow two car enclosed trailer

I tow an 8800lb trailer with a 215hp 1996 F250 diesel, nominally a 3/4 ton. The trailer has electric brakes, which is key. It's not fast, but it's fine. It is 2WD, 3.55 rear gears, open diff. No rust. You don't want rotten brakes and frame members for this. It came from Arkansas. I may put a Eaton T...
by SquidInk
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: NHMS- can I go?
Replies: 2
Views: 165

NHMS- can I go?

I used to have a license - back in '99.

Can I go? I don't need novice stripes insofar as I lost them two decades ago, but haven't run with COM since 99. Someone has to represent T40...
by SquidInk
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: F150 3.5 Eco Boost. Is it enough...
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: F150 3.5 Eco Boost. Is it enough...

I pull an 8000lb trailer with a 215HP truck. It's an original powerstroke 7.3 with 3.55 "highway gears". You should be just fine with the ecoboost. My car has bigger brakes, wider tires and more power...
by SquidInk
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Best alignment shop in Concord area?
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Best alignment shop in Concord area?

I used to live in Manchester. I can't think of a place. THere was a place in Hooksett. It's a pool store now.

I just got back from FastTrack...
by SquidInk
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Returning to COMSCC
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Returning to COMSCC

Thanks for the feedback, folks. I think I want to start with Thompson. Palmer looks terrifying. I may try a SCDA day at Thompson, as I don't think there's a COMSCC event there that I can attend this year. I would prefer COMSCC but that's life. I must say that my memory of COMSCC instruction and novi...
by SquidInk
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Returning to COMSCC
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: Returning to COMSCC

I think this was in the "no point by required" time in COMSCC? I am not sure. But I was passing a 911SC in my GTI and he didn't see me and put me in the grass. The car rotated in the grass and rolled coming back across the track and impacted the berm. I remember at *least* two somersaults and a barr...
by SquidInk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Best place to get mounting/balancing - Concord NH area
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Best place to get mounting/balancing - Concord NH area

I also wonder where once could get wheels checked. I have some RAY'S that appear straight. But the tire tread seems a bit out of round. I assume fully forged wheels can be straightened more easily than cast. I am not that far from Concord NH, although really I am near the seacoast. The local tire ra...
by SquidInk
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: COM Talk- General Discussion
Topic: Returning to COMSCC
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Returning to COMSCC

I am returning to track days after a time off. I wanted a few opinions as things have changed. I used to SSC and ST4/ST3 VW GTIs. On a good day, they had 100HP. My current DD with an eey toward track days is a 2015 GTI with the "performance pack". Haldex diff, better power and brakes... and defeatab...