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Originally Posted by ShinyaPGH Obviously you never tracked a motorcycle. With cars, pushing it to the limit, you'll have a spin out, and hopefully you don't hit anything. On 2

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Old 01-21-2015, 12:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Obviously you never tracked a motorcycle. With cars, pushing it to the limit, you'll have a spin out, and hopefully you don't hit anything. On 2 wheels, pushing to the limit, and losing traction can mean highside/lowside. All of my high side came late in the day, when my focus wasn't as good, and the track temperature was up, and the grip was low. If you never lost traction, that means you never pushed it to the limit. Why are you busting my balls anyway? You don't know me, and they say if you got nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Your comment doesn't help any bit, and is not necessary.
No, I have not tracked motorcycles. I do ride a motorcycle, however, so I know what you are talking about. And yes, I know that when you are pushing, loss of traction is inevitable - ask me how I know. But you didn't exactly elaborate on your wrecks (which was clearly plural), so for all we knew, they were completely driver error (I suppose ANY complete loss of traction is rider error though, really...).

And I'm giving you a hard time because I give everyone a hard time. Don't take it personally :-p. I'm impressed that you tracked your bike, I have no urge to track mine.
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Sounds like an oil cooler and brake mods are on the top of the list.
I don't really have a goal. The car will be a weekend cruiser / occasional track day car. Nothing serious. Looks are important, too as it's supposed to be my "fun" car. Otherwise, I would've been looking at STis or EVOs lol
You guys are right about the seat time, though. But I'm a "planning" kinda guy, so I thought I'd post on here and get some ideas. I like uniqueness in cars, so a body kit is a must for me. My daily driver is a Toyota Venza, so I need a bit of flashiness in my weekend car.
If someone would've told me NISMO would be a better car to start with, I would look at it, but from what I gathered, NISMO isn't really any faster (traction problem?). I read somewhere that it comes with stickers saying you shouldn't use a car wash because the huge wing may get damaged? So, getting a used 370z touring model seems like a good start, especially I can find one several thousands cheaper than NISMOs.
I thought about forking up the money for an used GT-R, but I like to have the clutch, even though GT-R's semi-automatic shifts faster than any human can.

No other recommendation on the Nissan tuner other than the one in eastern Pa?
A good oil cooler, brakes, and brake fluid are 100% must-haves with this car. One will let you race longer than 10 minutes. The other will keep you from dying.

Careful with appearance stuff, as you may run into ground clearance issues on some tracks (Summit Point's Shenandoah Circuit has a carousel a la the Nurburgring, that you must drop into - that caused problems people w/ clearance issues...).

NISMO is, indeed, a waste of money for the most part. If you're going to go appearance mod crazy anyway, dont waste your cash.
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Nice to meet ya. I'm in Robinson area.
that's pretty close to me. i'm over by the Sewickley area and work in cranberry.
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no, i have not tracked motorcycles. I do ride a motorcycle, however, so i know what you are talking about. And yes, i know that when you are pushing, loss of traction is inevitable - ask me how i know. But you didn't exactly elaborate on your wrecks (which was clearly plural), so for all we knew, they were completely driver error (i suppose any complete loss of traction is rider error though, really...).

And i'm giving you a hard time because i give everyone a hard time. Don't take it personally :-p. I'm impressed that you tracked your bike, i have no urge to track mine.
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No problem. I was above average, usually rode with the Expert group (my track days were split into expert, intermediate & beginner).
Of course all of the wrecks are because of the driver errors. Everyone makes errors when they're pushing. Like I mentioned, if you're not wrecking, you're not pushing. And since I have a career, I couldn't afford to keep pushing. If I was getting paid to do it, it'd be a different story :-)
Though the 4 wheel track days and motorcycle track days are completely different animals, at least I understand the concept of the lines & apex, and I'm hoping it helps.
I wanted to ride way too fast for the streets, so I had to ride on the track, but it may have ruined me. I rode motorcycles all my life, and hung it all up 2 years ago.
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A good oil cooler, brakes, and brake fluid are 100% must-haves with this car. One will let you race longer than 10 minutes. The other will keep you from dying.

Careful with appearance stuff, as you may run into ground clearance issues on some tracks (Summit Point's Shenandoah Circuit has a carousel a la the Nurburgring, that you must drop into - that caused problems people w/ clearance issues...).

NISMO is, indeed, a waste of money for the most part. If you're going to go appearance mod crazy anyway, dont waste your cash.
I'm not planning on making a career out of the track days, so I'll likely be tracking on Beaver Run (Wompum, PA), and maybe Mid-Ohio. Long time ago, I had a '95 Civic Coupe w/ Eibach springs, and my clearance was really low to the point, the cat converter on Greddy exhaust would drag against speed bumps. It was difficult for daily driving. So I hear ya there.
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I'm not planning on making a career out of the track days, so I'll likely be tracking on Beaver Run (Wompum, PA), and maybe Mid-Ohio. Long time ago, I had a '95 Civic Coupe w/ Eibach springs, and my clearance was really low to the point, the cat converter on Greddy exhaust would drag against speed bumps. It was difficult for daily driving. So I hear ya there.
NJMP is probably close to you as well, and relatively flat. Admittedly, I havent tried it yet though. About the same distance away as Summit for me, Ive just grown fond of Summit is all.
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I think I'll buy this one. Just contacted the seller. I wanted a gray with Stillen kit, and he already has supercharger installed. and in my budget.

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I think I'll buy this one. Just contacted the seller. I wanted a gray with Stillen kit, and he already has supercharger installed. and in my budget.

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not a bad price for what you get with it. not a big fan of the bumper but the boost was installed and tuned at R/T so that's a plus.

car itself without the goodies is worth around 22-24. 25.5K tops and that's high retail.

so 30k and you get a little boost with it isn't a bad deal.
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A little about me. I still have a need for speed. Never tracked a 4 wheel other than drag strips, but I'm hoping my motorcycle track background can jumpstart my new adventure.
if that's the case, how the hell did you end up with a toyota toilet seat aka benza?
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if that's the case, how the hell did you end up with a toyota toilet seat aka benza?
I'm an IT consultant, and drive around 30k miles a year for work all around the region. I need a big & comfy, reliable vehicle that is good in the snow. It's my "practical" car. I'm quite happy with it. It's no fun to drive, but it's super reliable, and very comfortable to drive. It gets the job done nicely.
I lug my golf bag around on all of my trips, too while it's warm out, so I needed the extra space to put my golf bag, as well as the suitcases. I looked at cars like Acura TL SH-AWD, Merc C300, BMW3, but just didn't have enough room for me. I wanted an Infiniti FX or an Acura MDX, but couldn't pass on this 3 years old loaded Venza with 24k miles for $25k.
But I need a REAL car, and that's why a Z :-)
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I'm an IT consultant, and drive around 30k miles a year for work all around the region. I need a big & comfy, reliable vehicle that is good in the snow. It's my "practical" car. I'm quite happy with it. It's no fun to drive, but it's super reliable, and very comfortable to drive. It gets the job done nicely.
I lug my golf bag around on all of my trips, too while it's warm out, so I needed the extra space to put my golf bag, as well as the suitcases. I looked at cars like Acura TL SH-AWD, Merc C300, BMW3, but just didn't have enough room for me. I wanted an Infiniti FX or an Acura MDX, but couldn't pass on this 3 years old loaded Venza with 24k miles for $25k.
But I need a REAL car, and that's why a Z :-)
fyi I keep my golf bag in my Z all summer. it's not bad and you can even fit 2 back there

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I think someone has BC coils on here for sale super cheap. it was just an open box kinda deal based on not being the right ones for a AWD G.
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