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      06-07-2015, 09:48 PM   #3
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The mods can move your thread, no need to delete and start over.

Want to drive like Chris Harris? In my opinion, the first thing you need to accept is that you may wreck your car. If you get past that idea, you'll want plenty of money to devote to the cause. Even if you're only attacking back roads you'll start to want things like better tires, brakes, more cooling because the car is overheating, better suspension, etc. Again, keep in mind you may wreck the car at any time you're driving out of your comfort zone, and this includes on a track. With all this in mind, it may seem like a good idea to get a dedicated track car unless you're ok risking the daily.

Driving simulators (Assetto Corsa) can be useful too, for a fraction of the cost and none of the risk of real driving. To get anything out of the experience that transfers into the real world you need a great imagination, high quality controls and a reasonable investment in a computer and displays. You also need experience driving hard in the real world or you won't understand what the simulator is trying to tell you.