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Old 11-06-2011, 08:57 PM   #301
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Dude, that sucks, glad your ok - I don't think that'll buff right out... and PLEASE for the love of god, don't do that on the maiden voyage with your carbon creation - or you'll be the laughing stock of MT!

What tires were you running?
I was running the exact same toyo r888's that where on the red turbo car that hit the wall.
The tyres sat around for a year, i put them on the turbo car as i didn't want to wear out the tyres on the 9" rims. Hit the wall on the first flying lap. Now they have sat for another year and a bit, put them on, 1st lap hit the wall. They seem really good, and give you a lot of confidence, but don't hold on when you really need them. So they have done 2 half laps in 2 years and wrecked two cars.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:38 PM   #302
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might be time for a different set
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Nah, keep 'em till you get in a full track sesh without tanking it. Can't let the tires win.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:54 AM   #304
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I made a door outer today. Should have the doors done this week.

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Oh my sex
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:24 AM   #306
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**** man. You do some great god damn work!

Have you seriously thought about doing this as a career? Is it something you enjoy and would the time/material/effort be worth it for you to start making these for sale?

I'm almost more than sure you could sell quite a bit of cf parts. From exterior to interior, you could do just about anything it seems.

Keep up the great work man! Looking forward to seeing this thing finished and all put together.
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so thats just a skin of a door and the door handle does not work
I do like, I was thinking of buying APR carbon doors
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amazing work
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:05 PM   #309
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I have thought of doing this full time. But i already have a fulltime job - stay at home dad. When the kids get older i will be able to spend more time doing this. They are only 22 and 2 months old. Yes it's the outer skin, and the doorhandle does not work. There will be a rod going up to the top of the door that you push to open the door. Door handles are too heavy.
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Door handles are too heavy.
Hahahaha! This thread delivers!

Sorry to see a clean NB2 get crumpled, glad you came out OK. Keep up the good work, I'm loving the pics.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #311
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Youtube video of crash.

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was your tires not warm enough
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Sound was a little wonky, but he did more warm up than I ever do. That track looks outrageously dangerous.
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That was weird. Its like they just decided to not give you any traction all of a sudden. I'm not saying this is what happened or that you're a noob or anything, but it almost looks like you just locked up the brakes coming out of the turn.
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That's one way to get rid of your 7K resonance.
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The sound is always **** on that camera. As for the slide it really just let go and didn't want to come back. You can see the first twitch, and then it comes back. I am used to that, and it happens on half the laps i do around there, but not that 2nd big slide it goes into. I didn't lock the brakes (has abs), i wasn't even braking after i got it into the corner.
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Dam that course has no room for error... That should have been a gravel trap there in areas of a slippery grass run-off
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Looks like you grabbed the left rumble strip as the rear tire bounced while you were on the gas.
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I would honestly never race there, and if I had to, it would never be above 6 or 7/10 of my speed, way too dangerous. Is that just me?

Are there any other tracks around your area? Say...Melbourne?
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wow, and people worry about the run off at Road Atlanta?? Do they run bikes there?
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