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Old Mon, Aug-29-2016, 09:14:36 AM   #831
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Damn just saw the video and ouch that was painful to watch. You could tell mid corner that the car was becoming insanely unsettled right before you lost it. Sucks, especially since it looks like you did a cool down the lap prior.

I've heard those R1s are really sketchy when they get out, so really nothing you could have done to save it.

Oh and kinda off topic, but Eric's Porsche is a 930, not 993. I've personally been to his house a few times to see the incredible beast
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Old Mon, Aug-29-2016, 04:42:58 PM   #832
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Love the AKG shifter!!! Don't regret not spending another $500 on the CAE unit.

I really admire that you drive with the shield down. I have a terrible habit of driving with it up. I need to stop that.

Do you think your diff was acting funny or worn out? I get the feeling in my car is its too slow to lock. When it does, it locks abruptly and holds on too long which makes the rear end very difficult to control and non-responsive. I had a Metric Mechanic 3 clutch LSD and that definitely felt like it was working with me. Vs the M3 M lock which felt equivalent to arguing with my wife. (Obviously she never comes on this board if I said that)


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The AKG shifter is such a great bang for the buck and can certainly hold its own compared to the more expensive CAE. It looks better for the interior too. The visor down for business has been habit even back in my auto cross days. Makes the car more streamline lol!

Interesting you mentioned the diff. It's a actually a Jim Blanton diff that's been in the car since 2013. I'm not sure if the needed to be rebuilt but up until that crash the car handled predictably and traction was good. Between the diff perhaps giving up and not offering the lock needed or the tires being pushed too hard, I honestly can't say what made matters worse when the car was unsettled after hitting the apex. In my humble opinion, once the rear came around, didn't look like I could have done much to save it. Oh well...

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Damn, Josh. I don't frequent here as often as I used to, but came across your youtube video and it lead my back here to see what happened. Pains me to see it banged up after so long with it. Definitely one of the m3's I followed from the start and watched you build it up. She will be missed, but I'll be interested to watch your progression with the P-Car. Best of luck with everything my dude.

Hey Chris! Sad now that we're both out of our CB M3's lol although I would have preferred that my car was still in one piece like yours (where ever it may be now). I do like to remember a few years ago when we both were modding our CB m3's. Good times

I'm excited to take the Cayman R and build in similar fashion. We'll see...
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Came in here to shed a tear for my CB E46 homie, left with a fap for that beautiful Cayman R. It's perfect! Can't wait to check it out in person, and you can drive my E46 anytime you want to go back down memory lane.

Lol sweet! I'll take you up on that offer
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Super sucks dude. Glad I got to meet you via the M3, holler next time you're at COTA.

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Damn just saw the video and ouch that was painful to watch. You could tell mid corner that the car was becoming insanely unsettled right before you lost it. Sucks, especially since it looks like you did a cool down the lap prior.



I've heard those R1s are really sketchy when they get out, so really nothing you could have done to save it.



Oh and kinda off topic, but Eric's Porsche is a 930, not 993. I've personally been to his house a few times to see the incredible beast

Learning the hard way about slicks lol. They were predictable IMO up until that point. Maybe a little more snappy but catchable. That last turn felt like hydroplaning

Lol need to brush up on my 911 models



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Fellow CR owner here ing over yours with the PCCBs, fantastic spec. I've not tracked mine yet so curious to hear your impressions and what mods you think are necessary (I've heard you can add a 3rd radiator fairly easily?)
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Fellow CR owner here ing over yours with the PCCBs, fantastic spec. I've not tracked mine yet so curious to hear your impressions and what mods you think are necessary (I've heard you can add a 3rd radiator fairly easily?)


Awesome acquisition bro! Youíll love every minute driving the R on track! You know my initial impressions back Nov Ď16 when I first tracked the car at Hallett were how different the dynamics vs the front engine e46 m3 (itís my first mid-engine sports car and Porsche). An interesting comparo considering they have similar power outputs, albeit one is much lighter. I kept it simple for me... braked a little earlier, commit to the line and stayed on the throttle. My friend who raced spec boxster at the time told me if I did it correctly thereís a bit of steering correction mid-corner and that you can get back on the throttle much earlier to choose the line. Whether thatís true or not, I think I went through one corner like that during the whole weekend simply because I wasnít too comfortable entering with such conviction that there was grip! Lol. I find trail braking into corners as with the e46 m3 to be working against me; just my style of driving I guess. The R, to me, is a momentum car on steroids. Weíre pass Miata power levels, but still not close to the super cars of today. At less than 2900lbs itís obvious that owners who track these cars make up time in the technical sections of the track. So... Iím lucky that the second owner of my car placed stock in making the handling even sharper (JRZ, tarret sways, etc.). And very thankful the original owner shelled out coin for PCCBís and sport bucket seats lol.
To your point about what is needed for the track the brakes is an excellent place to start though I definitely recommend tracking completely stock just to get a good baseline:

*GT3 brake ducts, which can be had from Suncoast a reasonable cost
*SS brake lines
*GT3 brake master cylinder, again, I bought mine through Suncoast and I donít recall them being expensive.
*Castrol SRF brake fluid.

This will make the brake pedal feel much better; the stock pedal on track Iíve read gets soft after a few laps and not the best feedback.

I presume your R is a manual as the third radiator came stock on PDK cars. Install should be too difficult. Unfortunately, I canít say much about that because the previous owner had a shop install a third radiator. The coolant gauge in our cars are notorious for being inaccurate and more or less give you an idea if the car is within spec. I can say Iíve never had to deal with overheating at the track.

Perhaps one of the best modifications you can do to your R is install a LSD. From factory, the Cayman R does in fact already come with a LSD, but per other owners and race shops (BGB Motorsports), the clutch discs donít last too long with heavy tracking and the % lock is low. I went with Guards Transmission. You canít go wrong with this company and lot of race teams swear by it. California Motorsports is another good company; donít know too much about them.

From here, you could look into coil overs, sway bars, GT3 front and rear control arms (so you can get -3 camber), toe arms, etc. but understand that the R is such a great car out of the box, itís not really necessary unless you really want to push the car hard. Totally your preference.

Iíll finish by saying that power mods should be last IMO, because again, its strengths are in handling. The only modifications worth your dollar here are headers, lightweight flywheel and a good tune. IPD intake plenums, GT3 TB and BMC filter are nice if you have spare monies. Hit me up if you have anymore questions. Always here to help



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Awesome acquisition bro! Youíll love every minute driving the R on track!
Thanks so much for all of this info. I'm planning on tracking it stock to start, other than changing the brake fluid to something a little better (I usually go ATE Typ 200 but maybe I'll upgrade to SRF this time) - even after some backroad driving the pedal was getting mushy. Sounds like it doesn't need a whole lot to be reliable on track, I have zero intentions of messing with anything power-wise. PSE sounds fantastic already and I think 330hp is more than enough in a car this light.

I was sorry to see your E46 go, enjoyed watching the evolution in this thread but seems like you are really enjoying the replacement! Hope you'll still stick around M3F
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