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Old 02-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #16921
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LOL that sucks. I know the guy who won the first season is backed by the Nissan factory team and races in the GS series of Grand Am. He seems to be pretty good, running consistently in the top 10 with some apperences in the top 3.

I agree with Andy on the fact that putting down lightening fast lap times is just part of being a good racing driver. One has to be able to pass as well and defend the pass when necessary. It's not feasable though fro one person to go out and runn 50 qualy laps though. That's what time trials are all about.

I can't disagree with the British Touring Car organization though. Pro Am is supposed to be one veteran pro and another schmuck with to much money. Pairing a pro with someone of equal or better talent really doesn't match the rules.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:50 PM   #16922
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On another note, this makes me happy because I've been logging about 11 hours a week between F1 and GT5 these past couple months. I'm just not sure how much it really helps. I could see it helping with someone figureing out what types of corners benifit from certain lines (late/early/double apex and what not) but for me it'a all about being able to sense the amount of usable grip the car has and that just can't be done outside the real thing. I will admit though this F1 game seems to be pretty advanced, especially with my setup. Throttle and brake application really to play a huge part of control. Has taught me to be a little bit more controlled in that aspect.

I just can't see gaming making a huge difference. If it did than Chase would be the next fvcking Micheal Schumacher and that just isn't the case.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:55 PM   #16923
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I don't really understand how the last spin happened. It seemed like a fairly steady state turn. But who knows. All of his inputs where horrible.

I need to remember to actively look through the turn on track.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #16924
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So I finally heard from the guy that bought my car. I guess it's just sitting in a shop and hasn't been touched sense he got it. In the meantime the guy totaled his Porche Cup car. I can't help but think that this is just another guy with to much money and my old car is gonna see a lot of off track excursions.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #16925
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I don't really understand how the last spin happened. It seemed like a fairly steady state turn. But who knows. All of his inputs where horrible.

I need to remember to actively look through the turn on track.
I can't watch this at work, is this the proche vid from COTA?

LOOK AHEAD, LOOK AHEAD, LOOK AHEAD. That's all my instructors would yell at me for the first few years. That's why it's good to always have an instructor, even when you think you don't need one, to remind you of the little things like that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #16926
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:01 PM   #16927
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I can't watch this at work, is this the proche vid from COTA?

LOOK AHEAD, LOOK AHEAD, LOOK AHEAD. That's all my instructors would yell at me for the first few years. That's why it's good to always have an instructor, even when you think you don't need one, to remind you of the little things like that.
yes, its that video. I've seen it before but haven't posted it up here yet.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #16928
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Offer to buy it back.
That wouldn't happen, I mentioned it though. I'm really excited to start over with another build. Do things different than the first time. Start off with a little bit better of a car. When I bought the first one I really had no clue about BMW's or M3's so this time around I will be ahead of the game.

Plus if I get the MCS and PFC's I will almost have a better car then I had before. A bit heavier and no aero but will still be filthy quick on track.

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yes, its that video. I've seen it before but haven't posted it up here yet.
That video was terrible. That guy should have never been signed off to drive solo. Everything about his driving made me sick.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:56 PM   #16929
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #16930
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like a baus


at least I have never spun on track

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:01 PM   #16931
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well wait yeah I did spin once. It was a teen safety thing and Brad was my instructor.

but that wasn't really a track. it was a fancy grid with cones

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:06 AM   #16932
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e46f has really gone down hill

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=970626
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #16933
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Meh, at least he went about it halfway thought out. Instead of the typical, "hey guys I tried this and blew up my motor, can I fix it with JB weld?".
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #16934
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Jeez, I just got really frustrated and depressed by reading the first page of the "general" tech forum...some genuine idiots are buying E46's nowadays. The same happens to any big forum though. I cant hardly stand powerstroke.org b/c of the amount of idiots in general there. Smaller forums, or specific sub-forums is where I have to lurk...
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #16935
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That's awesome, that was at the Batherst 3000. Crazy save then he's back to balls to the wall.

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like a baus


at least I have never spun on track
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well wait yeah I did spin once. It was a teen safety thing and Brad was my instructor.

but that wasn't really a track. it was a fancy grid with cones
I was getting ready to say this. It was about the second to last cone that I thought to myself, "this should be fun".
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:06 AM   #16936
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I regret nothing.

did I ever tell you that I had a potential buyer email me about the car and remark that he saw "a very similar one" at that same event?
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:31 AM   #16937
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I'm not very happy that BMW will be campaning the z4 in ALMS this year.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:47 AM   #16938
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So what would you guys choose?

A bone stock e92 with 60k+ miles for $35k

or

A e46 with 60k+ miles for $30k that is 100% up on maintenance and has MCS 2-ways and a PFC front and rear BBK.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #16939
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How much are those MCS 2 ways and BBK worth?
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:04 PM   #16940
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How much are those MCS 2 ways and BBK worth?
bout $9k with my discounts.
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