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      05-30-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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You know you've been to the track when...

You wind up with hot-rubber skidmarks on your front fascia, hood and roof from flying rubber chunks thrown by cars ahead. Time to find a full-body track condom for the M3...
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      05-30-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
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You need to go faster....Just screwing with you! I just cleaned a days worth of ZR1 rubber off my car
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      05-30-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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.... when your brake rotors are blue, your tires are bald, and you are proud of it.
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ooops i failed
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      05-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #6
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Somebody's bitching because you haven't posted vids yet...
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      05-30-2011, 11:45 PM   #7
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      05-30-2011, 11:48 PM   #8
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thats why I bought a black car
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      05-31-2011, 12:08 AM   #9
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thats why I bought a black car
Ha ha, seriously. I thought there wasn't that much debris or many markings with my black BMW, but with the white one....well it's bad. I pretty much have to do a full detail after a track event.
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chillicheese, post the pic of your tires here.
Total track effect..
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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
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....you no longer care about small nicks and scrapes on your paint?

....when something breaks and you think "oh that's f*cking great, just another day at the track"? (Me currently, whoo....)

....when you're thinking about your next tires two track days after you bought your current set?

....your wife complains about the ride but you think it's not stiff enough, and that compromising for her sucks?

....when you're no longer on asphalt and go "gee, what line should I try the next time" as opposed to "gee, I wonder how much my insurance premiums are going to go up as a result of this"?
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You need to go faster....Just screwing with you! I just cleaned a days worth of ZR1 rubber off my car
I knew this was coming!
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I saw those tell-tale marks on your car in another thread and knew exactly what they were...

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      05-31-2011, 03:37 AM   #14
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You know you\'ve been to the track when...

... all you're thinking about is how you could squeeze another tenth or two off your lap time.

...all you're thinking about is the next time you'll be on the track and how long and painful of a wait it will be till then.
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...you have a light grey cone scuff mark on the the front wheel well lip, and it is still there 2 years later. You know you can wet sand and and polish it out, but it makes you smile every time you look at it on the way into the office.
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Somebody's bitching because you haven't posted vids yet...
Good one! Guilty as charged...
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...you have a light grey cone scuff mark on the the front wheel well lip, and it is still there 2 years later. You know you can wet sand and and polish it out, but it makes you smile every time you look at it on the way into the office.
Indeed, it's a badge of honor.
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      05-31-2011, 08:30 AM   #18
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...you watch someone's line through an on/off ramp and think "that's an awful line"

...you start trail braking off ramps

...you late apex off ramps to get a faster track out
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... you need to re-balance wheels because tires rotated on rims
... your detailer asks why there are voids in the dirt shaped like numbers
... you need to clean up the engine bay from the boiling power steering fluid puked all over it
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... you leave the Watkins Glen stickers on your windshield for a year.
... people at stoplights stare at you when your brakes make sounds like metal on metal truck brakes.
... your suspension sounds like nickels being bounced in a pie tin due to all the spherical bearings that you put in over a year ago and haven't replaced, yet.
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Dinan compliment of stuff plus PF rotors and RG63s. Enough for now.
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... 8 miles/gallon makes you smile.

... on the highway you wait for the guy in the Mustang to point you by before you pass him.
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these are hilarious, I do all of these now. Plus i get annoyed when people early apex left turns and almost hit me in the left turn lane.
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