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Thumbed for beer.
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Sweet! Have you tracked much over the years?

I just got back from a couple track days. I've lost count, but I'm around 70 days with this car. I'm addicted. biggrin.gif
Not recently, tbh. But thinking of getting back into it with this new acquisition. 70 track days is a LOT
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Thumbed for beer.

 

lol! It is great beer. :cheers:

 

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Not recently, tbh. But thinking of getting back into it with this new acquisition. 70 track days is a LOT

 

You've got to try it out with your new baby. They shine on the track. My GT3 was built for the track and as a testament to how well Porsche builds these cars, those 70-ish track days have been flawless. The car has never broken down. I've worn out the synchros in the gearbox, (since replaced), gone through tons of tires and brake pads, but it has never failed me. It's like the energizer bunny. :)

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Finally selling that here in NY. That is my all time favorite beer, best after a long day on the slopes. Nothing like spinning the wheel at Garfinkles. I digress.
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You've got to try it out with your new baby. They shine on the track. My GT3 was built for the track and as a testament to how well Porsche builds these cars, those 70-ish track days have been flawless. The car has never broken down. I've worn out the synchros in the gearbox, (since replaced), gone through tons of tires and brake pads, but it has never failed me. It's like the energizer bunny. :)

Tracking can be great fun, but when there is a failure at the track, it can be epic :(  and GT4s aren't easily replaceable.  One of our local guys, Porsche owner who is a PCA instructor, lost the brakes on his 2006 Cayman S (pedal went straight to the floor in a corner).  Luckily he walked away without any injuries ...car was totaled.  Thankfully, he had track insurance and was able to get into another Porsche, but this time he went vintage.  I'd maybe track a car like a GT4 once just for the experience...but I'd get a less expensive car or more easily replaceable one to do lots of track days. 

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lol! It is great beer. cheers.gif


You've got to try it out with your new baby. They shine on the track. My GT3 was built for the track and as a testament to how well Porsche builds these cars, those 70-ish track days have been flawless. The car has never broken down. I've worn out the synchros in the gearbox, (since replaced), gone through tons of tires and brake pads, but it has never failed me. It's like the energizer bunny. smile.gif


I'd definitely like to go back in some capacity. To Dino's point, maybe only a couple of times in the GT's, but I also have a Mini JCW GP where the cost of failure and consumables isn't as high if i tracked it regularly.

Does your car have PCCB's? Mine do, and I have heard all the issues about tracking them so I'm wondering about your experience if you have them.
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If you're worried about cost for a track car... the answer is always miata.

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If you're worried about cost for a track car... the answer is always miata.

Track day bro!
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I'd definitely like to go back in some capacity. To Dino's point, maybe only a couple of times in the GT's, but I also have a Mini JCW GP where the cost of failure and consumables isn't as high if i tracked it regularly.

Does your car have PCCB's? Mine do, and I have heard all the issues about tracking them so I'm wondering about your experience if you have them.


Dino definitely has a point. Ideally, you'd only track a car that you could afford to destroy and not have it really impact your life. It's a risky sport and I've seen quite a few beautiful cars destroyed and twice I've seen people airlifted to a hospital. It isn't for everyone. You can certainly mitigate the risk by dialing it back a bit and still have a blast. Do some research on your local track day groups and only run with the safe guys. Avoid the cowboys.

My car came with PCCB's and are the first gen (2004 - same parts as on the Carrera GT). They don't last. I removed them when I saw some cracks and they are living in my basement. They are fine for street, not track. I'm running slotted aftermarket rotors up front and 997 Cup Car rotors at the rear. Cup Car rotors up front never last more than 8 days so I stopped using them. They'd crack so fast, so I stick with slotted instead of those stupid holes.

 

I know the newer variants of PCCBs are better on the track than mine, so you will be fine with occasional tracking. Just use the factory recommended brake pads with them. Don't just toss on some Pagids, etc. 

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Track day bro!

 

OMG Go watch the one on the MR2 Turbo. It's amazing.

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Childhood dream realized (had it for couple years now, on my 36 bd)

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Would buy a porsche. But i get the right kind of fun and positive compliments in what i roll already. satisfied.gif
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Childhood dream realized (had it for couple years now, on my 36 bd)

We had the same childhood dream.
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How about that new Rolls Royce Vision 100:
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