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Old 01-13-2006, 11:46 PM   #1
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Listen to me whine

God damnit, signed up for the first DE of the season with PCA. They use an online signup but theres no option for which run group and I got put in green!

For those of you not in the "know", Green=slow unattentive(wont let you pass) drivers.
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:46 AM   #2
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If it's a driving school type event, they should have "wave-by" rules. There's also a high chance that you'll be bumped up to a faster run group.
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Old 01-14-2006, 01:58 AM   #3
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Yes it's a DE. There are wave by rules but the newbies dont check there mirrors often enough. Most people PERIOD dont check their mirrors enough. Im shure i'll get bumped up because im good friends with several of the instructors who know my driving ability. It's just that i'll have to attend a classroom session explaining the very basics of car control(which i've attend several times) and then i'll miss my first sessions because its a helmet free street speed time run to teach the line... which I already know.

Edit-on a side note I think im going to start using RA-1's this season... but it's not definite yet.
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:11 AM   #4
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I'm still on Yoko AVS ES100. Not ready to move up to R-comps yet.
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:14 AM   #5
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My motivation is to "save" money as contradictory as it seems. In the long run it will be cheaper.
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Old 01-14-2006, 02:28 AM   #6
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Contact the organizers and work something out?
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:06 PM   #7
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My motivation is to "save" money as contradictory as it seems. In the long run it will be cheaper.
The RA-1's are a good investment and get better as they wear down, unless you just shave them from the get go.
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Contact the organizers and work something out?
I sent out a couple emails.
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:13 PM   #9
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My motivation is to "save" money as contradictory as it seems. In the long run it will be cheaper.
Do you have a two sets of wheels?

I would invest in R-comps, but I also daily drive my car and currently have only one set of wheels. So it seems like a waste of cash.
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Well you dont HAVE to have 2 sets of wheels but getting my street tires mounted and r comps mounted before and after each event can be a PITA and expensive in the long run.
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I got moved into blue run group .
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:27 AM   #12
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Good to hear you got moved up -

I was real careful the first day on my RAs (full depth, not shaved), but it was easy to adjust to them over the course of the weekend. You don't get the tire squeal that gives you that audable feedback, but the feel was very predictable - I've never felt that the car was going to breakaway at the limit as I have heard some full slicks may do.

Our first DE here in March is of course now the same weekend that I have another commitement that I can't even think of getting out of, so I've got to look for a new spring track fix. I may just do a lapping day at the Panoz school in the GTRAs........ It's a bit more expensive, but you're ragging on thier track cars which is a benefit, and of course the fact they are "real" race cars is a nice bonus too - big Brembros, a nice carborated V8, cage and all the safety gear, and if you buy the extra insurace, you've got a limited liablity if you really hose it all up.
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Vaio, kind of off topic, but if you're on 18's by chance, check out this link:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...RODUCT_ID=6904
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Vaio, kind of off topic, but if you're on 18's by chance, check out this link:

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html...RODUCT_ID=6904
I'll be going with used RA-1's from Bimmerworld for $100/tire. Oh yea, 17" Kosei K1's.
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I'll be going with used RA-1's from Bimmerworld for $100/tire. Oh yea, 17" Kosei K1's.
Ah, I thought you were buying new ones. That's why I was questioning your reasoning.

And indeed you have 2 sets of wheels. Cool.
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Ah, I thought you were buying new ones. That's why I was questioning your reasoning.

And indeed you have 2 sets of wheels. Cool.
Actually I have just one set right now but will be buying the Kosei's soon.
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i upgraded to ra1s over the summer. In my opinion they areamazing tires and really increase the capabilities of the car at the limit, while still maintaining that comfortable, progressive feel. You will not be diappointed with these tires....i am running them 235/40 all around.

I just ordered tc kline singe adj. coilovers in anticipation of the first event of the season for me in Feb at vir. Along with the ra1s, the car should be a blast....
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