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      03-26-2013, 09:21 PM   #67
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that's a duh question to be honest ... yes you'll get a few paint chips...
I deserved that wootwoot, thanks for rolling with it ;-). I hit a rabbit and a bird, in separate incidents, while racing open wheel cars years ago. I've never taken my daily driver on track and you confirmed my suspicions...just have to let go I guess and enjoy the car in its' natural environment
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Mothers R6 will take the rubber marks off.
You mean this? Sounds good to me!
http://www.mothers.com/02_products/09224.html
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      03-26-2013, 09:27 PM   #69
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You mean this? Sounds good to me!
http://www.mothers.com/02_products/09224.html
perfect will have to order this... anyone know if it is available locally in autozone etc?
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      03-27-2013, 12:23 AM   #70
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Blamo! I'm ordering it.
http://www.amazon.com/MOTHERS-09224-...rds=mothers+r3

Edit: nevermind, not sold by amazon so no prime free shipping
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      03-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #71
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Man, I have to make it out one day. Getting my suspension dialed in tomorrow at Cantrell.
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      03-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #72
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Man, I have to make it out one day. Getting my suspension dialed in tomorrow at Cantrell.
wait.. what? you mean you haven't done a trackday yet?
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      03-28-2013, 08:25 PM   #73
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http://www.mothers.com/02_products/09224.html
R3. That is it. Sorry just read the thread on tires

I just called and asked O'Riley’s to order it in....picked it up the next day.
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      03-28-2013, 11:59 PM   #74
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wait.. what? you mean you haven't done a trackday yet?
Nope... Any advice for a newb?
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      03-29-2013, 07:27 AM   #75
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Nope... Any advice for a newb?
just that stop fiddle faddling and get to it!!
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wait.. what? you mean you haven't done a trackday yet?
Nope... Any advice for a newb?
You missed the cheap Proformance training days during the winter but I would still recommend Proformance even if its $550 or whatever during summer. Turn2 also has lapping days and they can set you up with an instructor.
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      03-29-2013, 07:47 PM   #77
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You missed the cheap Proformance training days during the winter but I would still recommend Proformance even if its $550 or whatever during summer. Turn2 also has lapping days and they can set you up with an instructor.
Just got the car dialed. Feels a lot better. I'll search for the next track event.
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i'm going April 12th at the ridge.. with tom's turn 2 lapping
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      03-29-2013, 09:12 PM   #79
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i'm going April 12th at the ridge.. with tom's turn 2 lapping
The whole month of April will be bad for me. Do I need to renew my BMWCCA to participate?
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      03-29-2013, 11:00 PM   #80
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The whole month of April will be bad for me. Do I need to renew my BMWCCA to participate?
no.. turn 2 rocks..

I hate BMWCCA ... less track time, too many cars.. too many rules.. costs more... PCA is the same way.. I usually do Proformance, Turn 2, Hooked on.. and then if I'm desperate I'll do a BMWCCA or PCA event
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      04-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #81
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I am signed up for Monday April 15th at PIR. It is a combined Porsche/Portland BMW club(ACA) event. I feel both clubs provide a balanced approach ( they have good control of the group without being too strict on those that don't need it)
I will bring the Prime Roofing/AR auto service e46 M3 race/ track car out. Last Saturday we took it out for a test and tune.....the first time we were able to do some suspension tuning. Initially it had some oversteer at corner entry but that is all gone now. We will need some additional time to dial out the oversteer that has now developed. Bottom line it is faster and easier to drive than before the weekend.
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      04-02-2013, 04:12 PM   #82
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I am signed up for Monday April 15th at PIR. It is a combined Porsche/Portland BMW club(ACA) event. I feel both clubs provide a balanced approach ( they have good control of the group without being too strict on those that don't need it)
I will bring the Prime Roofing/AR auto service e46 M3 race/ track car out. Last Saturday we took it out for a test and tune.....the first time we were able to do some suspension tuning. Initially it had some oversteer at corner entry but that is all gone now. We will need some additional time to dial out the oversteer that has now developed. Bottom line it is faster and easier to drive than before the weekend.
sweet... how do you like PIR? I did PIR a few years ago on my motorcycle but never in my car ..

are you planning to come by the ridge sometime soon?
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PIR is fine.....only 20 minutes from my house. It used to be my least favorite of NW tracks but is a bit more fun with the new e46 M3. Of all the tracks I have experience I would rank as follows:
Nurburgring
ORP
Thunderhill
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I don't have any plans for the ridge but would like to get back there soon. Actually I can't wait to get to ORP with this car.....
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      04-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #84
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no.. turn 2 rocks..

I hate BMWCCA ... less track time, too many cars.. too many rules.. costs more... PCA is the same way.. I usually do Proformance, Turn 2, Hooked on.. and then if I'm desperate I'll do a BMWCCA or PCA event
I like Turn2 as well.

I disagree with your comments about CCA and PCA though. They are great and structured/safe driver education programs and therefore I try to support them.
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      04-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #85
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I like Turn2 as well.

I disagree with your comments about CCA and PCA though. They are great and structured/safe driver education programs and therefore I try to support them.
I agree w/FrenchBoy. The CCA and PCA events are well run events. No one is making any money at those things, (except for folks taking the track rental fees and possibly the liability insurance companies). It's all volunteers and very good people. I can definitely appreciate the frustration for track time however at those events. Turn2 and others (Ridge Racing school last year) were great events to attend as long as you have some experience and can be safe out there (while solo). I got a lot more seat time, which was great!

However, even the PCA had a "run till dusk" event at Pacific last June (to celebrate the first day of summer I think)....I never had so much seat time as I did that day. I literally had to pull myself off the track to take a breather and let the car cool down. I was getting sloppy (tired) and knew it was time to break.
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Nope... Any advice for a newb?
For a first timer, I'd recommend a BMW CCA or Porsche club HPDE. They will keep you safe out there...good instructors for the most part.

You may have to take the prerequisite "car control" clinic if you haven't already done so. Most of the car clubs require a car control clinic before going onto the big boy track. With the right mindset it can be kind of fun - slalom course, skid pad, braking exercise, etc.

However, I will say that the CCA car control clinic is not nearly as fun as it used to be when it was held over at Bremerton. I took mine over there...you spent the first half of the day doing the basic car control exercises, but in the afternoon and evening they set up 2 large autocross courses and let you run your car through as many times as you wanted. It was really fun!

Now they hold the car control at Pacific Raceways in the large parking lot....not nearly the same as Bremerton (not enough room for the autocross). So, it's gone downhill quite a bit in my opinion.
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I'm going to try and make some time to learn the basics.
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Just got the car dialed. Feels a lot better. I'll search for the next track event.
ProFormance sent out an email today that they added one last "winter" track day April 20th. You can get full ProFormance instruction and track time for only $195. If you're free April 20th you don't want to miss that. The regular summer $550 course isn't much different. PM me your email if you're interested and I'll forward it to you.
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