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Old 12-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #41
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yea, I saw that silver G8 at RA. He was quick!

Instructors can take people in DE4.

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Yes, Gary blew them both. The GT-R was at ~150mph and still accelerating on a deserted stretch of private roadway that strongly resembled an interstate highway. The car stopped accelerating and then stopped running. We had just refueled and he didn't swap maps from the race gas tune to the street gas tune. There is molten aluminum in the exhaust manifold. His last recorded dyno pull was 733whp on pump gas but that was before he modernized his ecu and injectors and had it retuned. He was planning to get dyno time the week following the catastrophe to get some fresh numbers but now it makes zero.

I've never seen the movie. Can somebody burn me a copy?

BTW, why aren't you doing track days?
Ouch @ The GT-R. I'm sure the teardown will provide for some interesting pics.

I simply have not had the money this year. Tires are pretty much done and no budget for new ones. I was hoping to do something as one last finale for the Kumhos, but I have not had the time. I really don't have the $400-500 for a weekend.


As for Initial D...c'mon man...YouTube it...

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An afterthought, but does anyone know a flat area (I know its RA its hilly) that If I had my car on it for awhile it wouldnt be in the way of people? I have got to figure out alignment settings for my car, and I plan to change the alignment some this weekend, just need a place to do it.

Also, Is anyone planning on bringing chalk, or tire markers? JW before I go buy some
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wow, Collin I know a flat area. the skid pad in particular is pretty flat in many places.

I need to fix my toe really badly, could you help me with that? I have been looking into DIY alignment, but its not so easy to learn and do in 1 day without prep.
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I wouldn't align the car anywhere but in the tech shed. It's usually clear except for impound tear downs, but we always align race cars there during the race weekend. If during races, just get in there after a group is dismissed for max time.
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As for Initial D...c'mon man...YouTube it...
Oh, I thought it was a feature length movie.


I'm bringing a yellow tire marking crayon.
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Jarod is planning on grilling so if you bring burgers and dogs you can grill with us for lunch both days. And maybe Saturday for dinner we could grill before venturing out for drinks to save money. Or booze it there if you want to be even cheaper. Be sure to bring coolers and drinks if you want to get boozed around the campfire Saturday night. Bourbon is our friend when it gets cool out. I <3 campfires.
What type of grill is it and how big? Since I am not driving I will have spare time to grill some. I will probably bring out some pulled pork, hamburgers, and some chicken. If other people bring sides we will be set.

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If we have power and someone has a projector we could set it up and watch initial D on the side of the RV. I got all of it on an external HD. Or other great movies such as all of the FnF movies.
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What type of grill is it and how big? Since I am not driving I will have spare time to grill some. I will probably bring out some pulled pork, hamburgers, and some chicken. If other people bring sides we will be set.
I know nothing about his grill other than he is bringing it.

Gary is bringing baked beans and chips or something and I am bringing a case of water and a case of beer and a cooler with ice.

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If we have power and someone has a projector we could set it up and watch initial D on the side of the RV. I got all of it on an external HD. Or other great movies such as all of the FnF movies.
His RV has a generator. I don't have a projector but I know how to build a campfire.
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fire>projector
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I was kinda thinking that way too.

My MFz.com decals did not arrive from Rick today so I will be sporting exactly none of them. That's a damn slow mule train coming from Canadiaville.

I do haz a MT.net decal on my rollbar but I should have put it higher up. I was worried about messing it up by adding a camera bracket so I mounted it a little low on the diagonal. But alas, I haz no video camera still (are you listening, Santa?).
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I will bring a couple of extras if you want to put them on your hairdresser-mobile.
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wow, Collin I know a flat area. the skid pad in particular is pretty flat in many places.

I need to fix my toe really badly, could you help me with that? I have been looking into DIY alignment, but its not so easy to learn and do in 1 day without prep.
DIY isnt hard. Front or rear toe? rear is a bitch.

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I wouldn't align the car anywhere but in the tech shed. It's usually clear except for impound tear downs, but we always align race cars there during the race weekend. If during races, just get in there after a group is dismissed for max time.
Are they ok with me doing that? Ive never run with nasa, so I dunno how stiff they are on certain things.

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I'm bringing a yellow tire marking crayon.
Awesome!

As far as food, im not going to bring a cooler, I was thinking buy stuff locally If I need to. But I can try to cram non perishible goods if anyone can think of anything?

Lars, what kinda sides are you thinking?
Some hard cider does sound good as well just a thought, opinions?

Joe, MT decals or MFz decals? Id rock a MT, I like the way they look more.
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You must rock both or you will be banhammered.

Front toe. easy easy! They only use one side of the tech shed for tech stuff. the rest is pretty much open and i think they won't complain if we use it early early.
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wut??

I may be making changes throughout the day, but that is good to know!

Also, LOL at new thread title! we are the 32%!
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You must rock the miataforumz.com and miataturbo.com stickers...OR ELSE!
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I am going to make signs.
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Ill rock one! sign that is!


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New thread title is winning.


You gays want to get together tonight? There is the Messicant place right down the road, La Parillia, that is simple for everyone to get together for some sit-n-spin.....
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Been there- the owner is really nice. Also for a sports bar type there's Jeffery's - maybe the smokin hot bartenter will be dressed in her little santa outfit again
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DIY isnt hard. Front or rear toe? rear is a bitch.
Are they ok with me doing that? Ive never run with nasa, so I dunno how stiff they are on certain things.
I haven't run with NASA at Rd. ATL for 5 years- but I believe Jim Pantas is still in charge and it was a silky smooth event. Nobody gives grief for no apparent reason. I did a nut&bolt on the car I was racing that weekend, in the shed, between sessions and had a group come through. There were no issues. They only use the scales and then roll the cars out of the shed to a staging area outside- so the big area under the roof stays open. I would think the only time that area might be congested is after a spec E30 or miata race for impound...

FWIW aligning the rear isn't too hard- though I might think that because I've done it so many times. But I use four jackstands and some thread to build a square box (two strings at the sides of the car parallel to the center line- compensate for track offset). With some sliders made with masonite sandwiching grease, you can jack the car up, make adjustments, sit it down on the sliders, center up and measure. That's a half hour job with a crew worst case.
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