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Old Tue, Apr-24-2012, 12:28:16 AM   #101
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Ordered one of those car covers today! Thanks for the contact info bud! Good price on it too!
Yeah no problem glad it worked out! I think you will be happy with the fit.

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looks great, and congrats on a solid race car !
any lap times from testing ?
Not yet. The AiM system GPS had not been setup or calibrated.
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Old Tue, Apr-24-2012, 06:54:02 PM   #102
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Be careful with those d-force wheels. I have seen 3 wheels break on the track due to very minor bumps (normal race track abuse). Just keep a close eye on them and if you see any sign of cracks or anything out of the ordinary replace them.

We have the center of the wheel (the 5 spokes) hanging on the wall of our race shop from when it broke in the middle of a race a few months ago.

Other than that sweet car... love the cage.
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Old Tue, Apr-24-2012, 08:18:23 PM   #103
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Be careful with those d-force wheels. I have seen 3 wheels break on the track due to very minor bumps (normal race track abuse). Just keep a close eye on them and if you see any sign of cracks or anything out of the ordinary replace them.

We have the center of the wheel (the 5 spokes) hanging on the wall of our race shop from when it broke in the middle of a race a few months ago.

Other than that sweet car... love the cage.
Thanks! Yeah I will keep an eye on the wheels. I just did not want to shell out the cash for a couple sets of really nice wheels just yet. Always time to upgrade.
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Old Wed, Apr-25-2012, 05:30:37 PM   #104
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Tons of SpecE30 guys run the D-Force wheels, and I haven't heard of any of them breaking.
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lots of dforce wheel discussion here

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1824931
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Old Wed, Apr-25-2012, 07:41:37 PM   #106
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Thanks for the link. I was waiting on the new D-Force low offset wheels for my SpecE30, and now you have me reconsidering.
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I have been asked to post some impressions of the MCS dampers and the PFC Brakes. Keep in mind that I am coming from my other race car which is a 40 year old porsche with 25 year old brakes and single adjustable coil overs so this is a big jump in performance for me.

PFC: One word: Awesome. I ran the entire weekend and the pads barely look used, and the rotors are similar. All my buddies were shocked at how thick the pads were to start, and also how much material was left after a full weekend. I was running 30 minute sessions, with absolutely no fade or loss of braking power. Also the pedal feel was very consistent with no piston knock back. The PFCs were very confidence inspiring. I would recommend them to anyone.

MCS: I am very, very pleased with the MCS dampers. James at Bimmerworld gave me good settings to start with and I ran the entire weekend on that. The car is nimble, predictable, and soaks up apex curbing like nothing I have ever experienced. Its very stable at speed, predictable at turn in, and confidence inspiring. My porsche race car has to be manhandled around the track to go fast. The M3 is so easy to go fast in it is slightly eerie.
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Apex curbing . . . how many turns they get done at HPR now?
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PFC: One word: Awesome. I ran the entire weekend and the pads barely look used, and the rotors are similar. All my buddies were shocked at how thick the pads were to start, and also how much material was left after a full weekend. I was running 30 minute sessions, with absolutely no fade or loss of braking power. Also the pedal feel was very consistent with no piston knock back. The PFCs were very confidence inspiring. I would recommend them to anyone.

What pads are you using? The rear 01's barely last a weekend.

At Road America / Autobahn - I went through a pad a weekend...

The fronts will last you several days...
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Apex curbing . . . how many turns they get done at HPR now?
2 turns. Turn 3 and 4.
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