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      12-18-2010, 09:26 AM   #23
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He's driving North so shouldn't have any passes/ice.
sorry I didn't get that ..maybe I'm being dense: why would driving north change the situation with snow near grants pass etc? The reason I ask is one of the options I'm contemplating is ordering it through Golffrr and Ryan - flying down and driving it back up. If I order in Jan - I'm assuming it gets here in late march - I've been wondering if I5 will still be a mess coming up north ... do folks avoid I5 and come up through the coast (US101 ) ?
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I'm planning to do the same thing (but in early April). I intend to avoid I-5 as much as possible because the costal highways are generally much more fun to drive and I plan to take a few days getting back so the extra driving time isn't a concern.
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      12-18-2010, 12:41 PM   #25
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Out of curiosity, how much were the Akra slip-ons? Congrats man. Post pictures too!
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I'm planning to do the same thing (but in early April). I intend to avoid I-5 as much as possible because the costal highways are generally much more fun to drive and I plan to take a few days getting back so the extra driving time isn't a concern.
I personally have not done the drive but it sounds like there are "alternative" ways then I-5
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      12-19-2010, 01:57 PM   #27
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I plan to take 101 and stick to the coast till I pass My Shasta and Grants Pass, then head East. This adds between 3 and 5 hours to the trip. I will watch the weather and wonder if anyone knows a mapping software like Google mpas that overlays weather. I bet truckers would love that. Anyway, I may actually hit Grants Pass if I weather cooperates just to speed things up.

Also, if you look for a buddy to go with you... its hard. you do not want to invite too many people as you really only want one co-driver. If they back out... you are going solo as few will do a trip like that late notice.

Burbank is closer / better to Steve Thomas than LAX.

I say if you can do this with your SO, and plan a Napa trip along the route - you are doing it right. I did both ED and LA on a shostring budget and rushed. I figure better to have rushed live experiences than none.

24 hours to car pickup...

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Have fun driving back from the pickup. I should be able to attend the slip-on install.
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I plan to take 101 and stick to the coast till I pass My Shasta and Grants Pass, then head East. This adds between 3 and 5 hours to the trip. I will watch the weather and wonder if anyone knows a mapping software like Google mpas that overlays weather. I bet truckers would love that. Anyway, I may actually hit Grants Pass if I weather cooperates just to speed things up.

Also, if you look for a buddy to go with you... its hard. you do not want to invite too many people as you really only want one co-driver. If they back out... you are going solo as few will do a trip like that late notice.

Burbank is closer / better to Steve Thomas than LAX.

I say if you can do this with your SO, and plan a Napa trip along the route - you are doing it right. I did both ED and LA on a shostring budget and rushed. I figure better to have rushed live experiences than none.

24 hours to car pickup...

Tomasz
Yes, my friend made a pit stop at Napa! Heard it was a wonderful place! Drive safe buddy!
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Napa is fantastic. The only problem is that M3 plus wine equals yikes!
And one thing they have in Napa is a lot of (free) wine.
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      12-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #31
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I plan to take 101 and stick to the coast till I pass My Shasta and Grants Pass, then head East. This adds between 3 and 5 hours to the trip. I will watch the weather and wonder if anyone knows a mapping software like Google mpas that overlays weather. I bet truckers would love that. Anyway, I may actually hit Grants Pass if I weather cooperates just to speed things up.

Also, if you look for a buddy to go with you... its hard. you do not want to invite too many people as you really only want one co-driver. If they back out... you are going solo as few will do a trip like that late notice.

Burbank is closer / better to Steve Thomas than LAX.

I say if you can do this with your SO, and plan a Napa trip along the route - you are doing it right. I did both ED and LA on a shostring budget and rushed. I figure better to have rushed live experiences than none.

24 hours to car pickup...

Tomasz
sounds like fun -- let us know how the drive up goes.. I might just do the same and take my wife along ..

I'll try and swing by to check out the install..
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      12-22-2010, 06:34 PM   #32
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Guys:

My car is at the dealer, and I will pick it up on Monday. Then couple days driving it up from LA. Anyone looking for a 2007 Cayman S?

But more on topic. Lets do the install on 12/30 at 10:30 AM and follow it with lunch at either Flat Iron Grill or Jacks?

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Tomasz, is the date and time confirmed? I'd love to come hear the akra in action.
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      12-22-2010, 11:02 PM   #33
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Date / time confirmed - December 30th (Thursday) 10:30 AM at Motoring Unlimited:

http://www.experiencemu.com/

6010 221st Place SE
 Issaquah, WA 98027


Vote on lunch please, Jacks or Flat Iron Grill.
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      12-23-2010, 01:44 AM   #35
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If it was a weekend, I would have joined.
Take the day off. It is the 30th. BTW, do you still have these grills for sale?
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      12-24-2010, 04:23 PM   #37
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Date / time confirmed - December 30th (Thursday) 10:30 AM at Motoring Unlimited:

http://www.experiencemu.com/

6010 221st Place SE
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Vote on lunch please, Jacks or Flat Iron Grill.
I don't know any of them so I am open to either.
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      12-30-2010, 12:23 AM   #38
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OK, we are still on. No snow here.
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ah.. I'll have to miss as I have a work day today ..

sorry for the mini threadjack but ... I finally got my M3 this week .... Its incredible, awesome, fantastic!!! I got a Jerez Black E92 with everything except the winter package - did get heated seats though...

What an incredible car!!
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see you guys today, bringing my g/f's 4x4 (too much ice in my neighborhood - redmond)

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I'm still hoping to come. Although I hear the roads are icy which may keep me home... We'll see.
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ah.. I'll have to miss as I have a work day today ..

sorry for the mini threadjack but ... I finally got my M3 this week .... Its incredible, awesome, fantastic!!! I got a Jerez Black E92 with everything except the winter package - did get heated seats though...

What an incredible car!!
You got it or you ordered it? I thought you were waiting to order one.
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i got pulled into a meeting last minute, sorry i missed out. hope to meet up another time.
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Hi there;

Nicolas and I watched as my Akra got installed at Motoring Unlimited.









We also walked around their shop and checked out some classic rally cars. Including McRae's Ford.



You really should check out that place.

Then we went to Jacks for a fantastic $10 burger!

Yes it was a bit icy, but simply by being careful we avoided any issues.

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