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      10-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #111
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GT-R to Tower, requesting permission for take off.

Also, Sakred what tires were you on and what speed were you doing in turn 1 and 2. I am going to the Roval event in a few weeks with my GT-R.
I am on Toyo R888s. I would get up to about 160 mph (Speedo) before turn 1 and carry about 130-135mph minimum speed through the bank. I was also the fastest, yet least modified GTR in attendance. If you have more power (I dyno 484whp) your speeds should obviously be higher. Below is a link to the results for the day.

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      10-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #112
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Unfortunately no. I was about to buy one a couple of years back but the dealer I was using was dishonest and started playing games.
All I can offer is perspective from a few test drives. From that, I would say they not very much alike and you wouldn't be in danger of having two similiar cars.
thanks, I appreciate the response.
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      10-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #113
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I am on Toyo R888s. I would get up to about 160 mph (Speedo) before turn 1 and carry about 130-135mph minimum speed through the bank. I was also the fastest, yet least modified GTR in attendance. If you have more power (I dyno 484whp) your speeds should obviously be higher. Below is a link to the results for the day.

http://www.speedventures.com/results...id=-1999999334

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depends on how much power lol

im faster on a 700whp tune than on my 820whp tune at most tracks
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      10-15-2012, 04:38 PM   #114
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depends on how much power lol

im faster on a 700whp tune than on my 820whp tune at most tracks
I can see that being true. I was referring to terminal speeds on the AAA Speedway Straight and NASCAR turn 1. Higher hp will most always yield higher speeds here. Overall lap times are dependent on many factors; the driver being the major one.

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      10-15-2012, 10:22 PM   #115
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I've now owned both a M3 and a GTR.. and I'm back to a M3.

Frankly, the GTR is a great car but I always had much more fun in my M3 on the track. The m3 has lower limits which are easier to get to and therefore make me a better driver. I think I'm never going away from a M3 again - its the perfect balance of daily drivability, track fun, strong reliability (no blown trannies) and just enough power!

Another weird thing for me was.. the day I sold my M3 and got the GTR, I badly missed the M3 (though had tons of fun in the GTR). Recently, the day I sold my GTR.. I didn't miss it at all - not one bit. And I almost cried when I got in my new M3 ... atleast for me, I think I'm a M3 guy inside and out...
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      10-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #116
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welcome back vivek.
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      10-15-2012, 10:44 PM   #117
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thanks man - see you out there at the track soon.. are you planning any TnTs or Turn2 Ridge winter events?
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      10-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #118
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probably i was just there this last friday. the rate has went up to 195 for the tnt days which are now run by don of proformance. got harness and camber plates.
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      10-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #119
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probably i was just there this last friday. the rate has went up to 195 for the tnt days which are now run by don of proformance. got harness and camber plates.
yeah the price increase sucks... hope it comes with better safety..
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      10-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #120
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i didnt ever think safety was an issue. as long as there are some track workers at each station with flags im good. i would like more freedom actually to pass at any point.
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      10-17-2012, 11:08 AM   #121
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I've now owned both a M3 and a GTR.. and I'm back to a M3.

Frankly, the GTR is a great car but I always had much more fun in my M3 on the track. The m3 has lower limits which are easier to get to and therefore make me a better driver. I think I'm never going away from a M3 again - its the perfect balance of daily drivability, track fun, strong reliability (no blown trannies) and just enough power!

Another weird thing for me was.. the day I sold my M3 and got the GTR, I badly missed the M3 (though had tons of fun in the GTR). Recently, the day I sold my GTR.. I didn't miss it at all - not one bit. And I almost cried when I got in my new M3 ... atleast for me, I think I'm a M3 guy inside and out...
You should see a counselor to talk about your problems.

lol jk man. I actually know what you mean. I used to have a track miata and it felt stupid fast. You could get it sideways at 45mph and that was the limit of the car. Went back to the same track with the GT-R and it would stick the same turn at Fontana at 70mph. Not sure I feel comfortable with it sideways at 100 mph. The GT-R is so stupid fast I have many times realized that I was doing 160mph where my m3 was doing 120mph. It can be incredibly dangerous for a street car with no cage. Everyone saw what happened to that MP4-12C at Fontana. I picked up an older 911 track car. Completely stripped. Safer too. Much easier to drive the car harder and not be on street tires. I wont be getting rid of my GT-R for a while. Just picked up the 2nd one and in 6 months the 2010 is becoming a track car.

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      10-17-2012, 12:39 PM   #122
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lol jk man. .............
.. I absolutely agree!! but again.. I don't regret my decision one bit... the m3 is what fits me perfectly..
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old thread but I had this in my youtube favorites and didn't want to post a new topic because it's the same point.

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