Ran My Car at Road America *pics*

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  1. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    This weekend I ran my Car at Road America Elkart Lake ,WI. This was an untimed event with no wheel to wheel racing W/ Passing only in designated areas. Only if you got a wave from the leading car. Which was perfect for me having not ever done such an event. It was a blast going 125 down a straight away and braking hard before a corner.
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    We were Divided into 4 groups based grangin from Novice (Me)to Expert.
    I ran my G35 Coupe

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    My Car was Completely Stock w/ brand new pads and it lasted both days,
    2 hours and 40 minutes of racing broken into 20 min runs. Their were two other G35 coupes

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    This guys coupe had a full racing harness, Greddy Exhaust, custom intake, upgraded brake fluid and track bads,adjustable tein suspension w/ in car controller that used stepper motors to adjust the shocks. Very nice car but his pads didn't make through day 1 He had to be towed home because of damage to the rotors we were both newbs who didn't think to bring extra pads. However his tuner assured him they would las the full event. The Other Coupe (Manual 6 speed) cooked his brembos on sunday turning the front ones from a gold color to a bright orange! I am still surprised my stock pads/rotors/fluids lasted the whole event!
    Their were a ton of awesome cars several M3's including this one that lost it on the kink :(

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    3 Porsche GT3's, 2 911 turbos, 2 M5's, tons of Z06's, camaros, mustang, at least 7 Mitsu Evo's, Too many others to name.
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    And one more pic of my car
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    Can't wait to do it again.
     
  2. JConnX

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    :wtf: is with your wheels?

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  3. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    What do you mean? They are 19inch BBS Rgr's w/ michelin pilot sports, Black satin Finish.
     
  4. Rip The Jacker

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    :cool: i plan on going to the American LeMans race there and maybe a few others this year. i wanna build a car to run on that track :sad2:
     
  5. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    here is a somewhat better pic of the wheels. Mine is the Dark silver in the foreground.

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  6. TriShield

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    I would love to do that. :cool:
     
  7. omgomgomg123

    omgomgomg123 Oh My God.

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    How much does it cost to do that?
     
  8. Derek173

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    Most fun I ever had and the best part was the people everyone was great, willing to help I rode w/ an event leader in his SVT Cobra before I went out and learned the lines of the the track and how to properly enter/exit the turns. On sunday a Z06 driver asked if he could ride along with me cause liked my car and man after I ran with him and he showed me exactly what to do I was running a whole lot better the rest of the day
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    Mr.Fusion feast upon my magnificence

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  10. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    There is a track in michigan about 2 hours away they charge $60 to run as long as you like on test and tune days, I plan to go their soon. This event cost $350 ....worth every penny :)
     
  11. a red heart

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    your wheels are nice, fuck the h8ers.
     
  12. JConnX

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    The wheels just don't go with the car IMO
     
  13. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    :slap: You have got to be joking.
     
  14. admiral mcscruff

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    i love the rims
     
  15. JConnX

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    Stock Rims > yours
     
  16. JConnX

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    Oh wait... I thought yours was the one with those little small shitty wheels

    reading comprehension > me
     
  17. Triad.:

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    nice lip on the back rims :cool:
     
  18. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    OK, Yea I think he runs his stock 18's on the street. This was his track setup. I know he is waiting for another set of rims/tires for Auto-x
     
  19. Derek173

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    Better pics of the wheels. These pics are of a different g35 we have the same color and rims but his is a 6-speed w/ brembo's


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  20. flynfrog

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    cool ive crewed for karts on that track fun track
     
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    God, BBS wheels = :wackit:
     
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    Madness Do not let Dr. Mario touch your genitals. He is no

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    :wtc: wishs the closest track wasn't 3 hours away (Lime Rock)
     
  23. VIOLATION

    VIOLATION west coast > east coast

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    one of my friends ran his s2000 at laguna seca and i have a vid of it. man, i envy you people!
     
  24. Blaise

    Blaise Twisties > *

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    Your pads only lasted two days? OEM? :ugh:

    Glad you had fun. I can't wait to get my ass out there.
     

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