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  1. Thank you everyone. There has already been a huge bunch of info and I am very excited. I think I’ll just keep everything spec’d the way tom recommends but opt for the 2.5 cause while I’m not a huge horse power guy I do like having my head slapped back in the seat haha.
  2. This car is going to get driven! I will be putting many miles on it and doing track days when time and $ permits. One of my big concerns is cooling hopefully the car will be able to take the heat.
  3. If the car doesn't have one I will have to ask Tom about it. That is probably the number one reason I sold my last car is it had cooling issues that could not be solved without spending some real money, even if I had it would not have been street legal after the fact. I have driven a 420r and road in a 620r that is why I am ready to buy in to the platform. I want to put it together myself to learn as much as I can but I have asked Tom to run all the electrical for me cause I cant even!
  4. Answer time buddy! 1. I wont be doing any competitive racing if anything maybe time attack. I mostly like to do AutoX and Track days but I'm not trying to be competitive just trying to learn and not kill myself. 2. I am definitely the later, I cant be on the razors edge especially in a car that is not going to have any computer safety's. I got spoiled driving my RS I am going to have to be much more respectful about throttle inputs and whatnot. 3. The Birkin Tom has spec'd for me will have IRS which I didn't even realize was a thing. I wish I had
  5. I did, and I may come off as a jerk so excuse me. I just don’t really like the look of the Stalker. Especially the new ones just a real turn off for me. And I don’t think I want to go north of 300hp, when I drove in a 620r it was so fast I honestly thought “I would be dead in a weekend” :/ I think before I go too crazy I should just try the car stock I’m just hopeful the 2.5 feels punchy and has some room to grow down the line. Most of all I hope it doesn’t overheat.
  6. So I had a 2016 Focus RS I got it they month they came out and I sold it this Monday. I loved that car and am going to miss the hell out of it but about a year ago I drove my friends Ariel Atom and that got me thinking. No matter what I did to my RS it was never gonna gonna be able to break like a 1300-1400lb car, and here in CA I wasn't going to be able to do much to it regardless. So I decided to go light and that's when I came across the 7. I am not chasing top speed I really only care about handling so this cars cornering speed and breaking performance are really attractive to
  7. Thanks for the info John that’s a lot of stuff I didn’t consider don’t know if you can tell but I’m new haha. honestly I think the car stock is going to blow my mind. I’m just excited I’ll have a car I’ll be able to do things to in California.
  8. (Blinks) I don’t know if I’ll be able to get used to the way most of the seven community answers questions with actual information haha. I am going to be ordering from Tom, he is looking into some incidentals for me. I guess my concern is that Birkins seem to use the same motors as Caterham but either Caterham motors are built more stout or tuned more aggressively? I see that the 420 2.0 makes a little over 200hp but the Birkin duratec’s 2.0 seem to lag behind? And I mean I have no doubt that can be addressed after the fact but I just want to make sure I have the best platform to b
  9. Hello everyone. I am currently in the process of purchasing a Birkin and was hopeful I could get some info on the 2.0 vs the 2.5 liter Duratec. I did try the search feature, I could not find anything giving a compare and contrast. Would anybody be able to point me to info that could help me with understanding what the pros and cons would be? I would like to make as much power as possible without going down the forced induction route. Conventional wisdom tells me more liters = more power but I am also sure there are some trade offs such as heat or longevity w
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