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How do you get your racing fix in the winter?

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How do you get your racing fix in the winter?

Post  group44 on Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:32 pm

So beyond the obvious driving simulators, anything you guys enjoy during the winter months to keep the ol reflexes sharp?
A while back I noticed a new business going in along the freeway in town. Been several months since they put up the sign and painted the building. It would appear my wait is almost over as http://gpindoor.com/ has finally got their inspections done and updated the website. Short tracks really aren't my thing, but beggars can't be chosers.
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Re: How do you get your racing fix in the winter?

Post  HWKII on Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:57 pm

I've taken to turning a route from my house out to North Bend and back in to a Rally Stage... I mostly abide by the speed limit.



Mostly...

No, seriously, I keep it safe, but I'm always trying to get better drive out of the sharp hairpins or lifting less for the big sweeping corners that had me puckering up a bit when I first started.

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Post  group44 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:33 pm

That's a good one. I'll have to start computing my average speed on various 'stages' around town, instant-a-rally Very Happy  So seeing you mention puckering up makes me want to ask if you've done any snow driving yet. We've had a couple inches recently and my long wheelbase work van makes a surprisingly good drift machine. Got me over 2 1/2 tons of weight transfer to play with... good times.
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Post  HWKII on Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:39 pm

Have not done snow driving because, no snow Sad I use an app called My Tracks which ties in to Google and traces your route and time to complete, average/max speed. Freebeie available in the Google Play Store for Android.

My little E30 is hanging in there pretty well. I'm driving it down to Portland this weekend to get some work done on it by a long time buddy of a colleague from work who specializes in E30s. He's swapping the springs back to stock for me (it's ... rather pimp slammed at the moment, it can't even get over a speed bump with 2 of us in the car  Neutral) and replacing the front control arms and bushings with E30 M3 parts. 

So once that's done, and the car isn't riding on the ground, I'm looking forward to some weather. There are great parking lots around here, if nothing else. bounce

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Post  clacksman on Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:25 pm

group44 wrote: We've had a couple inches recently and my long wheelbase work van makes a surprisingly good drift machine. Got me over 2 1/2 tons of weight transfer to play with... good times.

Ahem. 4320lb of Caprice produces similar results. Plow-operating wusses need not apply.  santa 

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Post  group44 on Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:50 pm

For sure. As you know clacksman, I still miss my '83 Pontiac wagon for the same reason. Put on a set air adjustable load leveler shocks on the rear when I bought it. Used to think I looked cool hiking it up about six inches Embarassed  Razz which gave new meaning to the idea of solid rear axle fun.
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Post  clacksman on Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:39 am

group44 wrote:For sure. As you know clacksman, I still miss my '83 Pontiac wagon for the same reason. Put on a set air adjustable load leveler shocks on the rear when I bought it. Used to think I looked cool hiking it up about six inches Embarassed  Razz which gave new meaning to the idea of solid rear axle fun.

loooool

Mine had standard air load-levelers out back, which still worked fine but had no sweet add15cm button.

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