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Old 09-05-2011, 09:53 PM
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haha so you're where i was about three years ago, before i let it sit until this year
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:41 PM
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Just got my historic GT back from the painter, now assembly begins. In six weeks we'll be on track at Laguna.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:54 PM
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If that's your garage, it's fantastic.

Those old Porsche racing posters are fantastic. Where did you get them?

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Old 09-10-2011, 04:40 PM
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Changed the brake pads to Carbotech's Bobcat compound, its a street performance compound....also ordered some bronze caliper slider bushing...
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Old 09-11-2011, 12:55 AM
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So you've done a few things now then RM. What's been the most beneficial improvement so far?
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:45 AM
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Can't say for sure, I am still trying to chase a more firm brake pedal feel, which maybe more of a VW brake system design than anything else. I probably will eventually do stainless lines, but probably not this year. The pad did nothing really to improve the feel(might be slightly worse when cold actually, the very first stab of the day is actually softer I feel, but as it warms up it gets better and more progressive than stock VW pad). The bushing kit is just something I found and looks easy enough to install. So I'll give that a go...

Aside from that, I'll definitely need more tire next year as the stock all season is by far the worst part about the car...The ECU tune is fun, no detriment really to fuel economy(still hovers between 24-28mpg depends on what I do in a tank). I like my Magnaflow sound....
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:18 AM
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My cars on jack stands at the moment waiting for the new suspension to go in tomorrow.
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Old 09-11-2011, 11:51 AM
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Can't say for sure, I am still trying to chase a more firm brake pedal feel, which maybe more of a VW brake system design than anything else. I probably will eventually do stainless lines, but probably not this year. The pad did nothing really to improve the feel(might be slightly worse when cold actually, the very first stab of the day is actually softer I feel, but as it warms up it gets better and more progressive than stock VW pad). The bushing kit is just something I found and looks easy enough to install. So I'll give that a go...

Aside from that, I'll definitely need more tire next year as the stock all season is by far the worst part about the car...The ECU tune is fun, no detriment really to fuel economy(still hovers between 24-28mpg depends on what I do in a tank). I like my Magnaflow sound....
Is there a brake master cylinder stiffener brace available for your car?
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:04 PM
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Took out the marshals post ( empty at the time ) and about 20 tyres in a big off at Scottish Sprint Championship.
Both doors looking the worse for wear. No serious damage by the looks.
So tomorrow's job either find ttwo good doors or a fantastic bodyshop
At least I got third place
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:56 PM
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Is there a brake master cylinder stiffener brace available for your car?
Hmm, no idea...might ask around...
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:45 AM
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Finally looked at my recent "car mods" video and it's really tame
Still waiting on pics from "mates" of the damage as I didn't take any begin more interested in fixing it back up for next run !!
IS looking it might end up needing new doors
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:54 AM
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^^^ Ouch.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:20 AM
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We've all been there before and will again

If you're not damaging it you're not trying hard enough !!

Mate said it nicely.
All sports involve "disposable sports equipment".
Squash rackets, running shoes, etc Just ours are a little bigger and more expensive
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Few weeks ago I ordered high performance braking system on my car. Now the parts arrived and I am going to install them wednesday. I am promised the braking distance on dry roads will be under 30 meters. I can't wait to test them. They cost a fortune though..
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I am promised the braking distance on dry roads will be under 30 meters.
...from 15 km/h.
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