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Old 04-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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How my DDT trackday ended today..

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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I don't see any damage... engine trouble?
Anyhow, sorry about your car. Hopefully it's not too bad.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:45 AM   #4
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Unless you end up in a wall, its not that bad! lol
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:02 AM   #5
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why were you messing on the DDT when the BMW club was on the GP track??? seriously there was about 20 plus Maxmembers there.

hope the cars ok though, a story of what happened would be nice
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:44 PM   #6
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That explains the parade of M3's and 911's we saw driving by as we waited for a tow-truck.

The story: A much slower E90 wouldn't let me through, so last few laps of the day I decided to try to get in on the inside to get him to back-off and let me through.. went into the corner too quick, under-steered and ran a curb very hard and tore the sidewall of one of my rear V12s.

The aftermath: Called BMW RA, waited 2 hours for a truck. Drove 10 mins and was instructed that I had already used 50km out of the 84 km I was promised that would get me home, because the driver is counting the km TO the site. Pissed, I call BMW and fight with them for 20 mins and they finally decide to pay the hundreds extra to get my car home.

Today: Tried to source a single Ventus V12 in 255/35/18 without any luck, apparently its back-ordered everywhere and the prices ranged from 400-600$ for one of these tyres at an Active Green + Ross or equivalent (I had to get to work and they were the only ones open that early at 7am). Said **** it and waited for Tire23 to open and got one on special order for just under $300. Was getting paranoid, very paranoid at the time - so glad they came through, should be here in 7-10 business days.

IN THE MEANTIME (I need advice): I'm thinking of putting on my Winter Rears for the time-being. I know it isn't ideal but is it OK?

My fronts would be 225/40/18 and my rears would be 225/45/17 (winters) - they are barely winters anyway, HS439's. I'm not concerned about appearance, more about safety. If anyone can chime in on this, let me know

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Old 04-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #7
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pictures of the damage?

and youd be fine to run the winters...may want to think about just swapping them all out but it wont hurt either way. Just dont be trying anything crazy
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #8
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pictures of the damage?

and youd be fine to run the winters...may want to think about just swapping them all out but it wont hurt either way. Just dont be trying anything crazy

Thanks, I'm hoping its just a week or so, so swapping just the rears would be easier for me and carrying the other two in the trunk and take them in whenever I get the call that the new tyre is in.

Unfortunately there aren't pics of the damage, just people huddled around it. There was a really generous E90 M3 owner that helped me out a lot and gave me his tyre sealant bottle (although it was useless). Just looks like an ordinary flat tyre, standing next to it. The puncture is too small to be seen.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:58 PM   #9
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You tryed and force someone to let you pass on a lapping day? Pull off and tell the marshals, most people are so focused on driving they don't look in there mirrors, and you put yourself off line in dangering everyone
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You tryed and force someone to let you pass on a lapping day? Pull off and tell the marshals, most people are so focused on driving they don't look in there mirrors, and you put yourself off line in dangering everyone
He had his eye on me the whole time, looking at his mirrors. I just wanted to get a pull on him to show him that I'm quicker to let me pass but was not trying to overtake him. I play by the rules.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:09 PM   #11
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I thought its usually point by or signaled passes on straits, do they not have marshals to flag them if they are holding someone up?

Flash high beams or honk?
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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I love seeing the aftermath of Hero- errr I mean Lapping Days.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:02 PM   #13
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Who organized this lapping day?
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:50 PM   #15
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Threads like this drive me up the wall. This is why you SHOULD do several performance driving schools prior to ever attempting a lapping day. Sure your $90 event fee doesn't seem so cheap now does it? $90 for the event, almost had to pay for a tow, (got lucky there) $300 for a tire. Next door at the GP track a far superior venue, we had a two day event with instruction for $499. 130 participants 50 instructors not one car damaged in any way over a 3 day weekend. Hmmmmmmmm. Not to mention a tax receipt for tax deductions next year, an event golf shirt, catered dinner Saturday pm including beers!!! Hmmmmmmmmmm again. BMWdouche you should come out to our next event June 2-3 at the Mosport GP track and see what it's all about!
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