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      04-15-2013, 08:52 AM   #23
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I am surprised no-one has mentioned beer, bong and a catering pack of Twinkies?

You need something to do between sessions...

If you have an M5, you have room for a tent and three midget strippers that your new track buddies will thank you for!
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      04-15-2013, 12:31 PM   #24
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I am surprised no-one has mentioned beer, bong and a catering pack of Twinkies?

You need something to do between sessions...

If you have an M5, you have room for a tent and three midget strippers that your new track buddies will thank you for!
Alas, I have an M3, so the midget strippers will need to get their own ride.
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I am surprised no-one has mentioned beer, bong and a catering pack of Twinkies?

You need something to do between sessions...

If you have an M5, you have room for a tent and three midget strippers that your new track buddies will thank you for!
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Less is more

Torque wrench
6" 1/2" drive extension
17mm deep well impact socket
Wheels/tires
Impact gun
Jack
Helmet
Pressure gauge
Pyrometer
Cell phone
Credit card
Cooler
Chair
Sunblock/Poncho
Beer money

What are you going to do at the track with all those wrenches?
+1. 1st HPDE, less is certainly more. I don't even think you need a separate set of track tires yet. Maybe add a tarp so you have somewhere to put your stuff and cover it if gets too hot or starts to rain.
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      04-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #27
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For sockets and wrenches...this will cover most fixable issues at the track...

8mm
10mm
13mm
16mm
17mm

T15/25/50 sockets
5-7mm hex
E12 socket

I forget what size wrench you need for the brake bleeder valves...11mm?

Then bring a large prybar to show everyone that you mean business...36" minimum
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For sockets and wrenches...this will cover most fixable issues at the track...

8mm
10mm
13mm
16mm
17mm

T15/25/50 sockets
5-7mm hex
E12 socket

I forget what size wrench you need for the brake bleeder valves...11mm?

Then bring a large prybar to show everyone that you mean business...36" minimum
Thanks. That seems like a good list.

36" is nothing. I need to put the seats down to transport my pry bar
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      04-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #29
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Thanks. That seems like a good list.

36" is nothing. I need to put the seats down to transport my pry bar


No need to bring that 12mm for example...I've found all of those non-BMW sockets account for a lot of weight.
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      04-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #30
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That's a lot of stuff. But I can't blame you.

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      04-16-2013, 05:20 PM   #31
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I think my first timers list would look like (mostly stolen from Richbot's list):
Helmet
Torque wrench
6" 1/2" drive extension
17mm deep well impact socket
Breaker bar
Windex and Paper Towels
Extra brake pads
Pressure gauge
Chair
Sunblock/Poncho
Beer money/Credit card/Cell phone
Large plastic bags for putting stuff in if it rains

Optional but recommended:
Jack

If you really have doubts you'll keep the sport up, you can go with a smaller list, but if you are pretty sure it will be a hobby, I think that's a minimum list to start with.

The jack is optional, and you can assume you'll just borrow one if you need one (and I've lent mine out quite a few times), but you'll almost certainly need one at some point, and it's good not to be scrounging around for one. Last year at Ofest, I thought of leaving mine home, since I was driving the M3 on street tires (my R was in the shop). I was later really glad I brought my jack, since I got a vibration, and needed to inspect the tires (turned out to be bad tire clag).
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      04-16-2013, 05:27 PM   #32
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First ever track event? Just bring a car, an open mind, and leave the ego at home.

And plenty of water. You don't need ANY of that junk in the list except helmet.
I didn't even have a helmet my first day, just borrowed one. I am sure i sounded like an idiot but everyone was quite helpful.
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If you have a circle of buddies (haha) then you can divide and conquer so long as they are reliable. I bring a full compliment of tools so no one else has to. Now we have more tools and not a bunch of people with the same stuff. They bring the cooler, chairs, food, water, and other crap.
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If you have a circle of buddies (haha) then you can divide and conquer so long as they are reliable. I bring a full compliment of tools so no one else has to. Now we have more tools and not a bunch of people with the same stuff. They bring the cooler, chairs, food, water, and other crap.
i need this my list is getting too long. and my car is smaller.
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For your first day, all you will need are the following:
-helmet;
-forms (CCA usually requires a pre-tech form and a medical waiver);
-pen and pad for notes (you may want to jot down things your instructor is telling you);
-chair (you will get tired and want to relax);
-tarp (you will want something to put your stuff on); and
-cooler full of plenty of drinks and snacks (track day is a lot of work!)

The only other thing I would recommend is glass cleaner and a towel for cleaning your windshield. I remember needing very little on my first day but my windshield got very dirty and I remember thinking I definitly needed to add this to my list.

Lastly, go out there and have fun. Remember, it's not a race. You are just there to have a good time!
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For sockets and wrenches...this will cover most fixable issues at the track...

8mm
10mm
13mm
16mm
17mm

T15/25/50 sockets
5-7mm hex
E12 socket

I forget what size wrench you need for the brake bleeder valves...11mm?

Then bring a large prybar to show everyone that you mean business...36" minimum
On my E92 the bleeder valves are 11mm front and 9mm rear.
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For sockets and wrenches...this will cover most fixable issues at the track...

8mm
10mm
13mm
16mm
17mm

T15/25/50 sockets
5-7mm hex
E12 socket

I forget what size wrench you need for the brake bleeder valves...11mm?

Then bring a large prybar to show everyone that you mean business...36" minimum
Pussy - I use pry-bar nunchucks and drill in the garage area. Here is some recent footage from a BMWCCA driving education event...

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Thanks everyone.

I do plan to make this a long term hobby.

For now I'm going to pack the basics. A few sockets, torque wrench, etc. Plus chair, water, tarp, etc.
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Richbot nailed it (+3 midget strippers if you own an M5).

Don't forget to take care of the loose nut behind the wheel. I buy/take 2 gallons of water (yes 2!) + gatorade + snacks.

Also: Be nice to your instructor, if you have one, and bring anti-perspirant/deodorant and not just wear it. That way you won't have to tip as much.
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Pussy - I use pry-bar nunchucks and drill in the garage area. Here is some recent footage from a BMWCCA driving education event...

My pry bar is bigger than your nunchucks. Size is the key here in case you need to stretch something. Duh.
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My pry bar is bigger than your nunchucks. Size is the key here in case you need to stretch something. Duh.
Sounds like we are back to the midget strippers again...
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Also: Be nice to your instructor, if you have one, and bring anti-perspirant/deodorant and not just wear it. That way you won't have to tip as much.
Do people tip their instructors?
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Do people tip their instructors?
Depends on how old the instructor is. If they are older, I just jam it right in, whereas with the younger ones I am a bit more gentle.

[I have left cash in their car before to cover a round of drinks in the past]
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Sounds like we are back to the midget strippers again...
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Do people tip their instructors?
I usually do. Here's my tip..."close your eyes and hold on! Bwuahahaha!"

Seriously, no. You should not tip your instructor.
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