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My Kayak Comparison Chart (River runners/creekers & Playboat categories)

This will be an ongoing chart where I compare boats i've paddled to each other along some common categories. I'll try and maintain this as best as I can! This is a list for river running, up to class IV, and I've used to determine what boat I want to get into when I think I'm going paddling at my maximum skill. I tend to get in smaller more fun boats when I'm more in my comfort zone!

Track Day 5 - Streets of Willow Springs CW

Keeping with my trend of a track day every other week, I hit up a pretty affordable Streets of Willow Springs Clockwise day. I had new components to try out, with some fresh QA1 coilovers, Progress swaybars, and the Electrosport Wheel Well vents. I was able to meet up with a fellow C5 owner, whose C5 unfortunately was down and so they were there in a Focus ST. We also met a fellow with a pretty rowdy 2019 Ford Mustang, and I can't recall the model but given he was rolling on 315 front 325 rear tires, his car was definitely built to shred!

Track Day 3 - No changes but all fun @ Button Willow CW 13

After the first two track days, I was gunning to hit my third track day with some notable upgrades. Unfortunately shipping woes would not allow it as two of my incoming tires dissappeared. How two of 4 tires all sent out at the same time go missing is beyond me, but eh that's not my problem as I was later sent out two tires.

Current Parts / Specs

This page will hopefully continue to serve as a place where I can keep track of the current modifcations done to the Miata. Some modifications and work were performed to the vehicle prior to my ownership, and I will update to include that information as soon as I discover them.

2007 Mazda Miata NC MX-5

Cadillac Brembo Front Brake Upgrade on a C5 Corvette - Information, Notes, and a Comparison

Per my review of various upgrade brake options on the market for the C5, the option that stood out the most was utilizing the Cadillac Brembo 4 piston calipers with 14" C6Z06 calipers on the front. The price was reasonable, parts availability would be excellent, and it allowed utilizing much larger rotors (14" vs 12.6"). Thus this upgraded seemed like a good way to reduce heat build up while also increasing braking ability, and it didn't hurt that this involved a bit of DIY and a fair bit of cost savings over other kits.

C5 Corvette Useful Links and Documentation

This page will be used to capture links and reference documents/images so as I can find it later and/or other folks may benefit from it.

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