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      10-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #881
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What settings are you specifically referring to?
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VERY NICE!

Do you remember your lap times before/after JRZ's?
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VERY NICE!

Do you remember your lap times before/after JRZ's?
Thanks! Huge difference.

I started going to HPDE last fall so haven't been timing my laps yet. I might start next year.
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Here's a question for all you guys in the Northeast who have probably run with NJ CCA a bunch of times... what's the best recommended routine for pre-event tech? I got the form from http://www.njbmwcca.org/util/get_file.php?file_id=293 but just want to make sure everything's sorted, especially lines 13-18.

I have jacks and will be putting the car up to flush/ replace the brake fluid this week, and am not too unfamiliar with the car, but want to make sure I'm properly vetting the required bits. Any quick tips/ guidance for testing if I can get under and poke around myself? Specifically around OK'ing mounts/bearings/ non obvious visual stuff. Thanks
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Here's a question for all you guys in the Northeast who have probably run with NJ CCA a bunch of times... what's the best recommended routine for pre-event tech? I got the form from http://www.njbmwcca.org/util/get_file.php?file_id=293 but just want to make sure everything's sorted, especially lines 13-18.

I have jacks and will be putting the car up to flush/ replace the brake fluid this week, and am not too unfamiliar with the car, but want to make sure I'm properly vetting the required bits. Any quick tips/ guidance for testing if I can get under and poke around myself? Specifically around OK'ing mounts/bearings/ non obvious visual stuff. Thanks
First of all, good call thinking about this form. The tech inspector for NJ takes the form very seriously, more so than any other chapter/ group I know of. Check each line item and check it off individually. Just use common sense to check the items. When in doubt have the car looked at by a shop. Some dealers/ shops will do the inspection for free or for a nominal fee.

Other than the brakes I would eyeball and put a hand on the specified parts to check for looseness or play. Keep in mind that some of these items are problem areas for other models (i.e. subframe on E30 and E36). Regarding brakes, besides flushing the fluid (high quality, high temp fluid (ATE200 at the least)), I would err on the conservative side regarding pad thickness. Depending on your level of aggressiveness, you could swap hotter pads and not worry about it. If you're sticking with stock pads, a spare set is not a bad idea.

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Interesting weekend, who would've known it'd be mid to high 80's all weekend.

Weekend recap:
1) Cooked my RS3's, went 4 off and lost a kidney grill (but still looks better than Will's home depot brake ducting)
2) If you need an engineer, hire Art - he's legit
3) I think all 3 of us got sunburned lol

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good stuff Dan, and another good weekend at the track. Very successfully organized by Del PCA.
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Haha, Had a great weekend as well. After a bad day on thunderbolt last year I had sworn it off. I have since changed my mind.

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Nice Vid, looks like you guys had a fun weekend!
Hope everyone was safe!
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Yeah there was one tire blow out on Saturday, so they were extra vigilant with tech on Sunday with tire inspections.

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Countdown to Nov 2 begins. I'm thinking finish the season with SS and begin 2014 by ripping it with fresh R-comps =P

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Countdown to Nov 2 begins. I'm thinking finish the season with SS and begin 2014 by ripping it with fresh R-comps =P

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what blasphemy is this? What are you gonna do when it rains? Carry a second set? what R comps are you getting?
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what blasphemy is this? What are you gonna do when it rains? Carry a second set? what R comps are you getting?
Follow forecast all week, if weather looks iffy I'll run the SS Z1's I picked up used. If not, I'll be running the R888's which supposedly are good "intro" R-comps that can be drive to/from track and can handle wet conditions. And when I say intro, I mean still gives feedback like street tires and can slide through turns when they overheat. If budget allows l'll run 2 sets all year and maybe even try NT01's eventually. But assuming I get 25-30 heat cycles out of the R888's I'll only be running them for 4 events (May - Aug).
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Follow forecast all week, if weather looks iffy I'll run the SS Z1's I picked up used. If not, I'll be running the R888's which supposedly are good "intro" R-comps that can be drive to/from track and can handle wet conditions. And when I say intro, I mean still gives feedback like street tires and can slide through turns when they overheat. If budget allows l'll run 2 sets all year and maybe even try NT01's eventually. But assuming I get 25-30 heat cycles out of the R888's I'll only be running them for 4 events (May - Aug).
I heard R888s heat cycle out rather quickly. Like they become useless before tread wears out. Are you okay with that?
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I heard R888s heat cycle out rather quickly. Like they become useless before tread wears out. Are you okay with that?
It's true, they do wear down before the treads wear but you have to manage the heat cycles as well, which is why I got them properly heat cycled from the vendor (which means letting the tires rest for 24 hours after the first heat cycle to get the most use out of them). Also, different R-comps have different optimal camber settings, and running overly aggressive camber could wear the insides down too quickly.

With that said, I'm not expecting to get a 8 weekends out of them but I think 4 is realistic. I'm just getting bored with DE's these days and I realized only way it'll get exciting is if I can shave my lap times. Also even though NT's last longer, I didn't want to switch to such an aggressive compound on my first try. Want to get used to R-comps because I heard it changes everything, it's like learning how to drive a new car.


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are these track days set up for somebody bringing a stock car with stock tires or do I need to have max summer tires and suspension work. I'm looking to get my feet wet. I have a 2009 328i 6mt. 100% stock
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are these track days set up for somebody bringing a stock car with stock tires or do I need to have max summer tires and suspension work. I'm looking to get my feet wet. I have a 2009 328i 6mt. 100% stock
Your car will work just fine for a couple events stock.

BMW CCA will require you to have a brake fluid flush within 6 months prior to the event. Otherwise just sign up - www.motorsportreg.com. Events are pretty much done for this year, but they start up in mid-April or so.
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To add to what CJ stated. If your car is a convertible PCA is your friend, BMWCCA will not allow you to run convertibles without a permanent roll bar installed.
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To add to what CJ stated. If your car is a convertible PCA is your friend, BMWCCA will not allow you to run convertibles without a permanent roll bar installed.
Actually not sure about that. PCA will allow covertibles assuming the car is equipped with factory roll bars or hoops like s2000, z4, boxster. But not sure where the e93 falls.
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