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      09-10-2012, 01:16 PM   #353
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Antoine/Chris,
I had a great time. You guys were great company as always. It's rare that I get a point by from a GT3. The red MCoup is a formidable car as always.

Day 1 was a hoot. Always fun to learn a new track. Day 2 ion Hoosier Wets - a must. Lots of grip. I eventually went back to the NT01s and got stuck in the rain so I decided to call it quits. Day 3 - Mucho fun, but didnt find anymore time. Too much traffic with the added students in our group. There was a scary moment for me on the back straight coming up to 8. Bad shift and locked up my rear end in front of the SebDavid's Corvette. Lots of tail wag but didnt loose it (Phew).

Speaking of loosing it ... Here is a fun video trying to hang with a Ferrari and the spin out in turn 2.

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      09-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #354
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awesome vid Joel....very nice save there on your part. good thing he spun off the track in time and wasnt in your way. could have been ugly.

btw, text me whenever you want me to pick up my wheels. i'll drive by at your convenience.
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awesome vid Joel....very nice save there on your part. good thing he spun off the track in time and wasnt in your way. could have been ugly.

btw, text me whenever you want me to pick up my wheels. i'll drive by at your convenience.
I tried to keep up with him for 5 or 6 laps. I'm sure he just got a little sick of seeing that little green car on his tail corner after corner and tried a little too hard to break free. He was just carrying too much speed, went wide and before he knew it ... trouble. I'm glad that there wasn't any more serious drama than that. He was back out on the track the next A session.
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officially signed up for VIR with PCA... White group with no instruction. paid $375 for the event. i am definitely surprised that the 3-day event costs so little. i guess its because the event is held so late in the season ?
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officially signed up for VIR with PCA... White group with no instruction. paid $375 for the event. i am definitely surprised that the 3-day event costs so little. i guess its because the event is held so late in the season ?
Me too... done just now. same group.. same low cost. At that price we might have to pay for our fuel.
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Me too... done just now. same group.. same low cost. At that price we might have to pay for our fuel.
at that price i think they expect us to double as track side flaggers as well. lol.
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officially signed up for VIR with PCA... White group with no instruction. paid $375 for the event. i am definitely surprised that the 3-day event costs so little. i guess its because the event is held so late in the season ?
Signed up.
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Tech form downloaded.
T-minus 48 days and counting.
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Turn-by-turn guide VIR

http://www.trackpedia.com/wiki/Turn_..._Raceway_track

Accommodations suggestions? I tried track side, but couldn’t find anything. Will call tomorrow.
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Signed up.
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T-minus 48 days and counting.
awesome... looking forward to this event before the end of the 2012 season. can my wheels hitch a ride with you again ?
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awesome... looking forward to this event before the end of the 2012 season. can my wheels hitch a ride with you again ?
No problem. Mr Antoine too no doubt.
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Car is at the shop. Hopefully no surprises.
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change my engine air filter on the green frog yesterday. found out that one of the bolts that secure the air filter box to the car is missing. i know the previous owner doesnt tinker with his car on his own so it must be the fault of some forgetful mechanic.

working on porsches is a huge pain in the butt. the opening of the engine bay cover is ridiculously tiny. i can barely get to the screws and bolts needed to take the air box out and replace the filter.
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change my engine air filter on the green frog yesterday. found out that one of the bolts that secure the air filter box to the car is missing. i know the previous owner doesnt tinker with his car on his own so it must be the fault of some forgetful mechanic.

working on porsches is a huge pain in the butt. the opening of the engine bay cover is ridiculously tiny. i can barely get to the screws and bolts needed to take the air box out and replace the filter.
I'm not even sure I can use the "First World Problems" phrase on this...
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I have read that we need to supply our own sticky numbers for our cars. I guess that is where they save money.

I should have picked a single digit number instead of 777
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I have read that we need to supply our own sticky numbers for our cars. I guess that is where they save money.

I should have picked a single digit number instead of 777
Grease marker. Painters tape. LOL
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change my engine air filter on the green frog yesterday. found out that one of the bolts that secure the air filter box to the car is missing. i know the previous owner doesnt tinker with his car on his own so it must be the fault of some forgetful mechanic.

working on porsches is a huge pain in the butt. the opening of the engine bay cover is ridiculously tiny. i can barely get to the screws and bolts needed to take the air box out and replace the filter.
I hear you. That was my primary reason for going with the M3 in the end.
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Car is at the shop. Hopefully no surprises.
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Sounds like you roughed up the front end, what gives?
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change my engine air filter on the green frog yesterday. found out that one of the bolts that secure the air filter box to the car is missing. i know the previous owner doesnt tinker with his car on his own so it must be the fault of some forgetful mechanic.

working on porsches is a huge pain in the butt. the opening of the engine bay cover is ridiculously tiny. i can barely get to the screws and bolts needed to take the air box out and replace the filter.
Nobody warned you that you need a lift in your garage if you have a Porsche? ANY work requires dropping down the engine......
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Sounds like you roughed up the front end, what gives?
Where did you hear that?
I didn't do an alignment in over a year. I might need one. So I will get a spot with Garbis in the coming weeks.
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Where did you hear that?
I didn't do an alignment in over a year. I might need one. So I will get a spot with Garbis in the coming weeks.
I speculated from what you wrote But for some reason I thought you had square setup, who changes only front tires nowadays ? (Yeah, Chris won't have square set-up either with the P-Car).
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I speculated from what you wrote But for some reason I thought you had square setup, who changes only front tires nowadays ? (Yeah, Chris won't have square set-up either with the P-Car).
Even if you have a square setup, unless your car is perfectly balanced your going to wear fronts or rears differently.
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Even if you have a square setup, unless your car is perfectly balanced your going to wear fronts or rears differently.
I agree, but if you rotate front to back they should all wear similarly. My four corners have the same wear doing this.
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