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      08-03-2008, 01:34 PM   #375
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No worries great to meet everyone as well! Got lost in the parking structure and ended up at ColdStone with the kids. Our cars sound great in that parking structure - esp your CP exhaust.
Jason seems to be sleeping all day today:biggrin:
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      08-03-2008, 02:57 PM   #376
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No worries great to meet everyone as well! Got lost in the parking structure and ended up at ColdStone with the kids. Our cars sound great in that parking structure - esp your CP exhaust.
Sorry we lost ya, man!

Yeah, I got yelled at by Clayton for driving through the structure too fast, but I couldn't help it - it sounds amazing in there above 1/2 throttle!

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Jason seems to be sleeping all day today:biggrin:
No, I'm here, I'm here! :smile:

I ended up taking the wife to Belle Isle for a chunk of the day since she endured the car stuff yesterday... She's not a very big fan of that stuff since she thinks I'm "obsessed" with them so I decided to pretend that I'm a good husband and took her out to do something she enjoys (walking through the conservatory). It wasn't so bad though because on the way home I shot up Gratiot and rolled through the cruise. I got a big smile out of an old guy in a Cutlass when I went WOT next to him and he got to hear the exhaust open up. :thumbup:

Anyway, yes, fun times and I think we should definitely do it again. As-always, I'm up for suggestions! :biggrin:



Clayton: Get a few of the pics linked here when you have a chance to edit them - I need a new wallpaper for my PC at home and work! :smile:
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      08-03-2008, 04:01 PM   #377
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Thanks Jason, and I enjoyed meeting everyone. I look forward to being in the pictures next time. Did we have anymore police encounters?
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      08-03-2008, 04:40 PM   #378
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It was great to meet everyone and the cars.
It would be great to have more cars next time.
Thanks, Jason for organizing this.
Karting sounds great to me, definetly!:thumbup:

I can't wait for pics.
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Thanks Jason, and I enjoyed meeting everyone. I look forward to being in the pictures next time. Did we have anymore police encounters?
At about 20 to midnight the cops showed up at Caribou and started ticketing a car with intentions of hitting all that were parked there (they closed at 11 PM so technically we were loitering)... After we started to clear out the cop waived the ticket on the first car she ticketed and we all took off for home from there.

Overall I would say the meet was a success! :smile:

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It was great to meet everyone and the cars.
It would be great to have more cars next time.
Thanks, Jason for organizing this.
Karting sounds great to me, definetly!:thumbup:

I can't wait for pics.
No problem, man. I arranged for a karting event once for the Subaru guys that Ryan and I still meet with. I'll probably wait until it starts to cool down though because it gets somewhat warm in the building (I went last weekend and was sweating like CRAZY) so it'll be more comfortable with a big group of us running.
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      08-05-2008, 02:33 PM   #380
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First Pics!

Okay - so it's the only one I took but hey, it's a start!

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OK, so who was driving the white 135 on Jefferson yesterday around 4:00pm? Just wanted to let you know that I almost car jacked you. Just kidding, very nice car!
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Okay - so it's the only one I took but hey, it's a start!

nice lineup of 135s!
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      08-05-2008, 03:11 PM   #383
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Okay - so it's the only one I took but hey, it's a start!
Very cool! :smile:

I just spoke to Clayton and he's been editing the shots he took. With any luck we should see a few posted soon!

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OK, so who was driving the white 135 on Jefferson yesterday around 4:00pm? Just wanted to let you know that I almost car jacked you. Just kidding, very nice car!
While on the phone with Clayton I asked him about this too... It was probably him. Be very, very careful if you attempt to car jack this man - that's all I'm sayin'. :wink:
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      08-05-2008, 08:19 PM   #384
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went to macomb powersports and bought this bastard:



hjc fs-3.

track day is monday! I'll let you know how it works out.
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      08-06-2008, 07:54 AM   #385
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went to macomb powersports and bought this bastard:



hjc fs-3.

track day is monday! I'll let you know how it works out.
Definitely interested in hearing. Are you running on the stock RFTs?

Cool looking helmet too! :thumbup:
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Definitely interested in hearing. Are you running on the stock RFTs?

Cool looking helmet too! :thumbup:
Yeah, everything is completely stock. I'll probably do the Dinan tune as soon as it's ready for the later builds, and I'll worry about a tire upgrade then.

The helmet is acutally a motorcycle helmet, but it's M2005 rated, which is the minimum rating that this event requires. I'm happy with it, even if I do look like a lego guy with it on.
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      08-06-2008, 10:09 AM   #387
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Yeah, everything is completely stock. I'll probably do the Dinan tune as soon as it's ready for the later builds, and I'll worry about a tire upgrade then.

The helmet is acutally a motorcycle helmet, but it's M2005 rated, which is the minimum rating that this event requires. I'm happy with it, even if I do look like a lego guy with it on.
That's OK, Lego guys are pimp! You should get a personalized plate that reads:



And just to be safe you should consider looking in to some tires ASAP. Seems like the concensus is: 1 track day = 1 new set of tires. Obviously it depends on how fast you run, but the last thing you wanna be doing is driving down the expressway on a bald set of RFTs!

Either way, keep us posted on how it goes! :thumbup:
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yeah, i'm hoping they last until i get winters on. I guess i'll find out how bad they are!

It's my first time ever at the track, and i'm running with the novices, so maybe i'll survive with a little tread left.
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      08-06-2008, 11:55 AM   #389
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yeah, i'm hoping they last until i get winters on. I guess i'll find out how bad they are!

It's my first time ever at the track, and i'm running with the novices, so maybe i'll survive with a little tread left.
Yeah, I'd say you should be OK.

Speaking of, which winter tires do you plan to run? I'm guessing I'll pull the RFTs off to use as winter wheels and then depending on what's left of the tread and which wheels I buy for the summer transfer them until they're completely dead.
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I haven't decided yet. I'm a late adopter. It's going to depend on whether i decide to keep the stock rims for both sets. I can't make up my mind about it.
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I haven't decided yet. I'm a late adopter. It's going to depend on whether i decide to keep the stock rims for both sets. I can't make up my mind about it.
I'm pretty much set on devoting my stock wheels to winter wheels and then picking up a set with an offset that will permit me to run a minimum of 275s out back.

After driving Praveen's car the other day (which has the Dinan tune) I can tell you it's pretty traction limited in 1st, 2nd and even a fair bit of 3rd gear. This is on A/S 255s with a STEP tranny. My own car (stock tune, RFT tires and STEP) won't really rip the tires loose unless it's really being pushed... Praveen's car does so without any effort whatsoever.

SO if you plan to run any kind of tune I'd probably consider running 255s at a MINIMUM for the summer. :wink:

Oh and regarding the Dinan tune: Try to get out and drive a car with it. As-if additional power alone isn't a nice thing, the delivery is superb. I wish I had the spare $2000 at the moment because my car would be getting it installed ASAP! :thumbup:
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what are the stocks, 245s? I haven't done shit for research yet.

also, is anyone putting any larger tires on the front to control understeer?
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what are the stocks, 245s? I haven't done shit for research yet.

also, is anyone putting any larger tires on the front to control understeer?
Stocks are 245s, yes. And from what I've read it's pretty much impossible to run anything wider than 225s on the front without rubbing or the need to roll the fender...
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i don't think i'm brave enough to use my stock wheels for winter. I'll probably get some 17s for that, and do the best i can on the stock wheels during the summer (255/225). This shit'll get expensive in a hurry.
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i don't think i'm brave enough to use my stock wheels for winter. I'll probably get some 17s for that, and do the best i can on the stock wheels during the summer (255/225). This shit'll get expensive in a hurry.
Very true (the expensive part).

I'm not overly worried about using the stock wheels for winter because there seem to be a lot of stock wheel combos popping up at what I feel are dirt cheap prices ($1000 for the wheels, TPS and <2000 mile RFTs!?). I'm tempted to start buying those sets and parting out the wheels, TPS and tires all separately. Shit, I've been tempted to do it just to get a set of TPS and tires (since I'll undoubtedly rip through these quickly) and then sell the wheels separately! :smile:
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Very true (the expensive part).

I'm not overly worried about using the stock wheels for winter because there seem to be a lot of stock wheel combos popping up at what I feel are dirt cheap prices ($1000 for the wheels, TPS and <2000 mile RFTs!?). I'm tempted to start buying those sets and parting out the wheels, TPS and tires all separately. Shit, I've been tempted to do it just to get a set of TPS and tires (since I'll undoubtedly rip through these quickly) and then sell the wheels separately! :smile:
i didn't mean for fear of damaging the stock wheels. I meant because i'm afraid to drive in the winter on 18" rims with such a low profile. My last 3 cars have been AWD so I'm scared. :smile:
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