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Old 03-16-2011, 10:07 AM   #6901
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You can't think about it like that. I know i'm not going to be setting records, or even pushing my car.

It's all about the driver. Come with the attitude of "I have a ton to learn" and listen to the damn instructor and we will all do fine, and most importantly, have fun.
Trudat bro! Im stoked on how much im gonna learn, and to se how different a car ia from a gokart, holla!!!!
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #6902
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Im stoked on how much im gonna learn!!
Me too buddy.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #6903
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Off to a CT scan. Wish me luck.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #6904
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You can't think about it like that. I know i'm not going to be setting records, or even pushing my car.

It's all about the driver. Come with the attitude of "I have a ton to learn" and listen to the damn instructor and we will all do fine, and most importantly, have fun.
That's the problem with the touring club days, there aren't enough instructors and it's hard to learn anything with out one. You pretty much have to ask for one and then it will be tough to get one. that's why everyone in the club looks down on how they let new drivers out on track. Without an instructor you are just practice bad habits.

Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:57 AM   #6905
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I don't care how many runs I get, as long as they are with an instructor. I ****in hate waiting at the doctors..
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:01 AM   #6906
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I don't care how many runs I get, as long as they are with an instructor. I ****in hate waiting at the doctors..
I did my 1st day alone and thought everything went awesome. I followed the people in front of me because they were M3's and I thought all M3's should take the same line. It wasn't until I had a member of the CCA come out with me to instruct me that I learned almost everything I was doing was wrong. That's why now I recommend that everyone have an instructor as much as they can. I'm not just making this **** up, I've learned it all first hand the hard way.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #6907
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question: would worn out dampers cause the ride height to sag at all? I thought ride height was solely dependent on springs. Just asking because chris said my car looked really low for stock ZSP.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #6908
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question: would worn out dampers cause the ride height to sag at all? I thought ride height was solely dependent on springs. Just asking because chris said my car looked really low for stock ZSP.
It mainly is dependent on springs but I know when I increase my rebound/compression on my shocks it sits higher.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:16 AM   #6909
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hm ok. Hopefully my car isn't sitting too high or I'll have to order an eibach pro kit.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:38 AM   #6910
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Now remeber that I hand drew this but it should give you an idea.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:38 AM   #6911
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:05 PM   #6912
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maybe its because you have bigger wheels and tires on that car. I know with snow tires my car looks like its way lower.

after 100k miles our mdx was much lower than it was back in 2001.

Ill check the bentley manual and see what it says about ride height.

edit: btw, brad, "heel toe" if he gets that without looking it up... well that's all ill say for now. he might know it.

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Old 03-16-2011, 12:34 PM   #6913
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I am saying I think I will do pretty well for my 1st track day. I am not saying that because of what my car has done to it, I will be honest and say I don't know the exact definitions of the terms you listed. I understand how not letting the weight transfer back after taking a turn can cause understeer on an upcoming turn. I just feel like I know my car and it has become more of an extension of my body rather than an object that I control.

When I say pretty well I am not saying pretty well compared to a professional driver. I am saying pretty well for a 1st timer, I feel like I have pushed my car and gotten a feel for what is most efficient when taking a turn, carrying speed before and after the turn, and what angel or when to take a turn on the street.


All I am saying is that I think I know my car and have maybe more experience than most people with no track time. I don't know, you guys are taking what I said all wrong.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #6914
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I love it, the flag could be cleaned up a little though.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:41 PM   #6915
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hell yeah brad that looks DOPE
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:48 PM   #6916
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I think my big challange when I get out on the track will be exactly when to brake and when to get back on it.

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Old 03-16-2011, 12:57 PM   #6917
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I am saying I think I will do pretty well for my 1st track day. I am not saying that because of what my car has done to it, I will be honest and say I don't know the exact definitions of the terms you listed. I understand how not letting the weight transfer back after taking a turn can cause understeer on an upcoming turn. I just feel like I know my car and it has become more of an extension of my body rather than an object that I control.

When I say pretty well I am not saying pretty well compared to a professional driver. I am saying pretty well for a 1st timer, I feel like I have pushed my car and gotten a feel for what is most efficient when taking a turn, carrying speed before and after the turn, and what angel or when to take a turn on the street.


All I am saying is that I think I know my car and have maybe more experience than most people with no track time. I don't know, you guys are taking what I said all wrong.
I feel what you're saying but nothing is similar from street to track driving. On the street you can never get the proper braking or turn in because you can't get the proper line. You can't get the proper line because unless you can't hit the apex without breaking the law.

Beginners don't know the track, therefor they don't know how to take a specific turn properly and really can't do so without having an instructor that does know the track.

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I love it, the flag could be cleaned up a little though.
For sure, would need to be done digitally.

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hell yeah brad that looks DOPE
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Just make sure your smooth with both. Be smooth with the brake and be smooth with the gas. Never smash either on to hard. Your brain will tell you when.
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:06 PM   #6918
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highly agree. smoothness is very important. I've spun my car by driving like an f1 driver, but after some reading about getting off the brake and onto the gas while still keeping weight over the front wheels I was able to take similar turns much better. when beginning to brake before a corner, that's smash and get close to abs time lol

the cobra will probably be pretty scary on the track. 4 wheel disks.... but no powere

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:09 PM   #6919
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there is a very ugly light silver 2011 535i in my driveway :barf:

X5 went in for a cel haha

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Old 03-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #6920
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I love it, the flag could be cleaned up a little though.
What you should do is go to a graphics place and have them create that digitally. I wouldn't think it would be to expensive.
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