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Old 02-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #16901
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he wants to get a section of stock exhaust to modify
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #16902
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I have no idea what that means.
Hahahahaha. He wants to put a resonator in the oem section 1 of the exhaust. From hearing his previos comments im assuming he's not a fan of the s54 rasp.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #16903
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looking for oem sect 1 to put an ar20/25 in. if anyone has an extra for cheap laying around email me.

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I have my OEM Section 1 laying in my basement...


Id like to think maybe someday I might need it... but honestly problably not.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:39 PM   #16904
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:54 PM   #16905
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haha I saw that one. it needs work...
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #16906
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I have my OEM Section 1 laying in my basement...


Id like to think maybe someday I might need it... but honestly problably not.
if you like beer, and don't like clutter in your basement...i'm your guy.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:03 PM   #16907
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I'm okay with this, just as long as we can drive our own vehicles.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #16908
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I'm okay with this, just as long as we can drive our own vehicles.
I think you can but i think they are also offering miata classes and small formula car classes. I feel bad for the bmw club but it will be a good chance for good track time. That and i always felt that i really made big leaps forward the second day.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:56 PM   #16909
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Yeah. By the second day of the BMW DE I was hella tired. I can't even remember that night, I think I stayed in Topeka with my dad lol. I was at the track three days that week.

My sister wants to drive at the track this season.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #16910
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Yeah. By the second day of the BMW DE I was hella tired. I can't even remember that night, I think I stayed in Topeka with my dad lol. I was at the track three days that week.

My sister wants to drive at the track this season.
No joke, I was on track 400 minutes that weekend (roughly) for 20 twenty minute sessions. If I wasn't driving I was riding in my own car.

I think it would be fun to drive a little formula car.

I wonder what the cost will be for a full weekend DE.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:44 AM   #16911
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Man I would love some real track time. Is it as rough physically as karting? I can only handle about 2 sessions of karting at a time, unfortunately
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:28 PM   #16912
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It really depends. In a street car its not as rough because you still have suspension, the car is quiet enough, and your seats aren't painful. It does get hot in june though, so prepare to be sweaty.

Although I never road in Brad's old car or any race car for that matter, I can only assume that that gets rough after a while. Its loud, very little suspension and solid mounts, and you want the seats to be as communicative as possible while keeping just enough comfort that its not distractingly uncomfortable. Which means the seats kind of suck.

In the 330 on the track I found that my arms were getting sore because I was holding myself in place with the steering wheel. That's probably bad. The seats were nice, but not at all supportive enough for track work, and I'm quite a bit smaller than the average 50 year old who would have paid for the seats when it was new. After ALOT of driving, like multiple days of hundreds of city / racing miles, my legs and arms will be tired. I don't think you've ever been in my car, but my short shifter is a biatch.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:29 PM   #16913
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #16914
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Man I would love some real track time. Is it as rough physically as karting? I can only handle about 2 sessions of karting at a time, unfortunately
I think it's just exhausting because you are either on track driving, on track riding, in the classroom, or walking all over gods creation. That's why the big boys have pit bikes and golf carts. There just really isn't any chill time until the track goes cold for the night.

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It really depends. In a street car its not as rough because you still have suspension, the car is quiet enough, and your seats aren't painful. It does get hot in june though, so prepare to be sweaty.

Although I never road in Brad's old car or any race car for that matter, I can only assume that that gets rough after a while. Its loud, very little suspension and solid mounts, and you want the seats to be as communicative as possible while keeping just enough comfort that its not distractingly uncomfortable. Which means the seats kind of suck.

In the 330 on the track I found that my arms were getting sore because I was holding myself in place with the steering wheel. That's probably bad. The seats were nice, but not at all supportive enough for track work, and I'm quite a bit smaller than the average 50 year old who would have paid for the seats when it was new. After ALOT of driving, like multiple days of hundreds of city / racing miles, my legs and arms will be tired. I don't think you've ever been in my car, but my short shifter is a biatch.
It really does make me kinda sad that you never got to go on track in my car. I know Ryan can vouch, it really is just a whole different experience.

With my suspension/bushings and as hard as I ran the curbs (grass/dirt....whatever) there really are some rough patches.

It's funny because for the past 3 weeks I've been doing full F1 practice sessions Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (one hour each), then I do Quallifying on Saturday morning (20 minute session, 15 minute session, and the final 10 minute session), and then a full race on Sunday (roughly two hours straight). It's crazy how in the beginning I would cramp and what not and I'm driving a pretend car. I can't imagine the g-forces and gruelying pain those guys go through. Plus staying mentally focused.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:48 AM   #16915
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if you get a GOOD race seat properly positioned, it's not as bad as you might think. granted my old 2100lb miata is probably a little easier to throw around than a 3500lb BMW, but it's not like it had power steering. i did a 2hr stint at Road Atlanta during the ARRC Enduro (which we won) and was surprisingly fine. if the ergonomics of the car (particularly not being too far away from the wheel) are good, and it's setup properly so you're not fighting it all the time it's not too bad. you get in a good rhythem, pay attention to traffic, take your hands off the wheel and relax down the back straight (while doing 100+mph) and you're fine.

then again i've done 45min sprint races in 110 deg heat and was pretty spent afterwards. my car had no helmet blower, no drink bottle, and no cool suit.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #16916
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Thanks guys. My physical condition makes things alot harder on me than most. I'll just have to get on track and find out for myself how well I can handle it. Its not really doing things that hurts me, its the 2-3 day recovery afterwards that sucks(yes even a few rounds of karting causes that).
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:39 PM   #16917
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That sucks man. Karting is rough on all of us, I would say rougher than driving my car. I'm plenty sore after karting.

Any street car on track is going to beat you up less than a kart for sure.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:56 AM   #16918
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Yea i'm sure i'd be fine after adjusting to it. Only way to know is to get on the track and see!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #16919
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:02 PM   #16920
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I somehow doubt that association has banned those drivers specifically because they're that good. Conversely, they could be faster than the old "gentlemen racers", but someone also pointed out a complete lack of wheel to wheel experience. And as any driver will tell you, its not about who can put down the best time, it's who can maintain a position. Two completely different things.
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