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  1. What wheels did you have ? mine are off at the moment so could weight (bathroom scales...)
  2. Thats bullshit mine is not built by motorsport, nor launch edition and it has (like most I believe) a build number plate inside.
  3. Yes I guess it was, but I do feel strongly about same. However to a large percentage of people reading this forum, cost should simply not enter the equation, because as already mentioned by several people, over two/three years its a zero sum, so just a short term cash flow issue. And snow/ice is not the only issue, under 7° braking distance on a winter (should quit calling them snow tyres, just add's to the confusion) tyre vss a summer tyre can mean upto 30% braking distance...that's huge. By the by 4WD does not give better traction per se, just makes better use of the available traction, I have fond memories of my E36 with a limited diff and (very) good winter tyres going up the alps and having to overtake 4WD on m+s or summer tyres sliding all over the place. Its also good to have DSC (or equivalent) off in snowy conditions, and if possible ABS (but that is nite impossible on modern cars) Driver training on snow is also a good investment...fresh snow has a surprising amount of grip (with winter tyres)
  4. Depends what price you put on your/others lives
  5. cup wheels are nicer And as mentioned are quite easy to clean
  6. I though that 2-11's came with lightened flywheel as stock ?
  7. Yes that's my worry, the first day is on the gp, how will the 039's do on dry, but not too hot ?
  8. Just my 2p, 5 = silicon, as the man said 5.1= aka castrol SRF silicon ester (not at all the same as silicon) and compatible with dot 3/4 which glycol-ester based (similar to antifreeze)
  9. Interesting, I was thinking of putting kumho 39 for ring trip in sep (2 days and could be wet) wonder if I would be better off with 048 or 888, any opinions anyone ?
  10. leather skull cap, ear plugs, motorbike rain suit, stone chip resistant gogles, scarf jobs a carrot............however in case of rain helmet is better
  11. Well basically good news then what did you do to the brakes ?
  12. Hello everybody, Does anyone know if the 2-11 has the 2.7 turn steering rack ? And has anybody fitter a quick steering rack ? and if so what was your opinion I feel the 2-11 would benefit from a quicker steering rack.
  13. Best of luck Scott, hope all gets done in time
  14. Hi Scotty, Started driving mine 10 days ago as a daily just to get back in the mood, its only got 1800 miles on the clock at the moment Can you still drive it on the road with the full cage ? Did you finally install the gearbox laminova ? Hope to see you on track this year
  15. Your plan probably most adult, reasonnable, their are however alternative 1) buy a couple of rotweilers with an attitude 2) grill sardines in the garden closest to their windows every evening from now until september, except on saturdays where you barbecue a whole ox by digging a hole in your garden and filling it with coal (helps feeding the rottweilers) 3) take the exhaust of the lawn mower and start mowing around 6 in the morning (or whatever the legal time is in the uk) 4) take up bagpipe lessons (something to do while the sardines are cooking) 5) you have chidren ? drum kits and ear plugs for all 6) send a friend to their door coming from a "concerned citizens" organisation, have them ask them if all ok with neighbours ? cos "confidentially" they are a couple of ex-torpedoes for a russian organisation on a witness protection program, but its all "hush hush" however they havent found all the bodies, so DONT antagonize them........... I think they will be moving...and when they do ask them to sell you the drive-way
  16. no no, no rain, I have booked up and have specifically ticked the box for "no rain"
  17. Iphone all the way, but really really worth while to get subscription (basically if you lose/break your iphone then all contacts,mails,calendar, photos are not lost...AND this without having to remember to sync !!!)
  18. Well done sir ! any issues on downshifts from 5th to 4th in fast right handers ? with gearlever its not always easy to get.
  19. I'l agree with his "son", to much car for me too among many other things, blue pinstripe on red not my cup of tea
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