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Old 08-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #13741
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Only glitch in the thing is she thinks it's a 10ae Facepalm.
Disabuse her of that notion. Show up, offer $800, wait a bit, then put $1000 in her hand and drive (your tow vehicle) away.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:28 PM   #13742
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What?
I want 5400s or Xida four-ways with DDPs. It doesn't make sense to put any more money in this car because it's not competitive and too nice to destroy in W2W racing.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:42 PM   #13743
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Disabuse her of that notion. Show up, offer $800, wait a bit, then put $1000 in her hand and drive (your tow vehicle) away.
I actually am sitting here now, I took those pics. Waiting for the owner to get home from work. No tow vehicle or money. Just going to say I will be back tommorow with whatever we decide on.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #13744
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I actually am sitting here now, I took those pics. Waiting for the owner to get home from work. No tow vehicle or money. Just going to say I will be back tommorow with whatever we decide on.
In those circumstances, I generally don't try to agree on a deal if I don't have cash in hand. Wait to negotiate until you can put money in her hand and have the titled signed over. If you talk her down today, she's got 24 hours to find a better offer.
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #13745
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The last time I left the track happy about a lap times was September 2009. Is this normal?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #13746
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The last time I left the track happy about a lap times was September 2009. Is this normal?
Why were you happy then? Because of your own performance, or because of your car's performance relative to other cars on the track?
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #13747
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Why were you happy then? Because of your own performance, or because of your car's performance relative to other cars on the track?
I ran under my target lap time. The Texas tracks suffer from too many rich people who don't want you out there so everything is super-competitive all the time. I just don't really want to do it anymore.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:16 PM   #13748
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I ran under my target lap time. The Texas tracks suffer from too many rich people who don't want you out there so everything is super-competitive all the time. I just don't really want to do it anymore.
So, rich people get super-competitive and act like douches. As a result, the people acting like douches kills your fun.

Sounds like anything else that starts out fun, but the douches kill it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #13749
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So, rich people get super-competitive and act like douches. As a result, the people acting like douches kills your fun.

Sounds like anything else that starts out fun, but the douches kill it.
Another variable is my fear of getting crushed by Emilio in Crusher at Hallett. I don't really know where I stand in terms of lap times and I really need the validation of running a 26 at that track or I'm not going to do this car thing anymore. .anymore . If I run that time,and Crusher goes under it,I'm going to be devastate. I usually do well aamong friends at the kart track, but I ******* need this at Hallett, bad.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #13750
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Another variable is my fear of getting crushed by Emilio in Crusher at Hallett. I don't really know where I stand in terms of lap times and I really need the validation of running a 26 at that track or I'm not going to do this car thing anymore. .anymore . If I run that time,and Crusher goes under it,I'm going to be devastate. I usually do well aamong friends at the kart track, but I ******* need this at Hallett, bad.
Sounds to me like you are getting super-competitive yourself and are too into this to have it just as a hobby. But that's just my .

If a professional who has a business dedicated to the sport beats you at the track and it crushes you while you are just a hobbyist, that's just taking things too seriously for a hobby bro.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:59 PM   #13751
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I don't want to be that guy in the high hp Miata who should be back in a stock Miata, learning to drive. There is too much responsibility required to drive my car. It was a lot more fun when it made 86hp with Bilstein shocks.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:03 PM   #13752
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I don't want to be that guy in the high hp Miata who should be back in a stock Miata, learning to drive. There is too much responsibility required to drive my car. It was a lot more fun when it made 86hp with Bilstein shocks.
Why not try to go back to that situation for a bit?

More than anything, it sounds like you are burned out from the competition and just need a break from what you are doing right now. But that's just my , I could be completely full of crap.
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How do you know when you are "worth a ****" as a driver?
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When you stop posting on a forum for validation in hopes of a pity fuck and actually go to the track and enjoy your car.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:36 PM   #13755
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When you stop posting on a forum for validation in hopes of a pity fuck and actually go to the track and enjoy your car.
It's a reasonable question. I've committed to drive someone's Chump Car and I'm worried I've put the team in a bad position due to my participation on the team.
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so im probobly going to buy that nb, we will see what tomorrow brings.
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It's a reasonable question. I've committed to drive someone's Chump Car and I'm worried I've put the team in a bad position due to my participation on the team.
You are taking things way the **** too seriously if you are serious about this Hustler. Take a step back dude. It's effing Chump Car - you are taking it far, far too seriously.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:21 PM   #13758
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How do you know when you are "worth a ****" as a driver?
Why do you care? If it isn't enjoyable, don't do it.

Years ago, my father was on what he (and we) thought was his death bed. He told me then that I didn't have to follow in his footsteps (he was a mechanical designer) if I didn't want to. He told me to do something I liked doing, even if it meant less money. He told me to be sure to make myself happy, not just successful, and success was far less important than being satisfied with your life. I took that to heart. Dad recovered.

I say again: enjoy it or don't do it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:51 PM   #13759
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It's a reasonable question. I've committed to drive someone's Chump Car and I'm worried I've put the team in a bad position due to my participation on the team.
Dude. You can drive. We all know this, why don't you?
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Dude. You can drive. We all know this, why don't you?
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