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nishanna last won the day on March 19 2017

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  1. I had no idea this was a thing until I saw a facebook post that a friend had the cc cut off her Mazda CX-5. Sounded crazy to me until I googled how much the precious metals are worth in them. They're stealing trees in broad daylight in Vancouver https://bc.ctvnews.ca/who-steals-a-tree-theft-of-japanese-maple-caught-on-camera-in-vancouver-1.4932069
  2. I don't think there is any debate anymore on which is the superior transmission. On paper, DCTs absolutely destroy traditional manuals. As a track weapon, there is no comparison. But on the street, there is still that fun factor of rowing your own gears that DCTs will never have. Every time I bought a DCT car, I went back to a manual. Performance numbers mean a lot less on the street... there, the overall driving experience becomes more important. Given that I drive much more often on a street than on a track, I would greatly prefer a manual and wouldn't buy a C8 unless that was offered. I'm s
  3. Tim, your car weighs 3100 lbs. Tire wear will be quite a bit less for you than most, regardless of the track surface. Having said that, I understand that Gimli has quite a few newly paved sections now so that should help with tire wear significantly!
  4. Did someone at the WSCC advise him to put a roll cage in for time attack?? I doubt it. If he had asked first, he could've saved a lot of hassle & money. Having done laps in my stock GT-R hitting 216km/h on the straight, a cage is unnecessary, especially at GMP, a relatively safe & forgiving track and no wheel-to-wheel racing allowed in time attack. Seems like a very strange thing to do...by trying to increase his track safety, he potentially reduced his street safety, which is the place where you're more likely to get into an accident. Not to mention ruining the value of a new car.
  5. I believe Don Ewasko has some storage in Selkirk I think. Send him a message on Facebook.
  6. Enjoy the number. It was mine for 14 years before I moved away this year.
  7. Awesome news. If you need the contact info of the individual who recently tried to recruit sponsors to revamp GMP, shoot me a PM. Maybe you can join forces.
  8. Video from my second event of the season. The TTRS is a surprisingly quick auto-x car. I'm not a good driver, but I was in the top 10 out of 95 competitors with factory Pirelli tires. A good driver could get top 5 consistently in Ottawa with this car, especially with better rubber.
  9. My 2009 GT-R had noisy brakes, but I don't know if they were OEM pads or after-market since the car was used when I bought it. Doing the standard bedding in process eliminated the noise for a couple hundred kms, but then the noise would come back. Doing laps in Gimli eliminated the noise for longer. Strangely, my 2015 GT-R never had any noise at all and that was bought new so it had OEM pads and rotors, BUT it was a premium edition, not the black edition. I don't know if the black edition uses different OEM pads. Noisy brakes from the factory are a common problem though, the forums
  10. If this is true, then Xpel is absolutely worth it. Make sure you get it done by a reputable place like Rebirth. A poor application job will peel over time. I used to be religious about putting paint protection film until I realized I only kept my cars for 2-3 years. If I didn't have that bad car-buying habit, I would continue to get it. P.S. I have the same motor as you, even the same color, but in TTRS guise. You will love it.
  11. Looks like it's part-ethanol. They don't state exactly how much. Does Ultra 94 contain ethanol? Does Petro-Canada still offer an ethanol-free gasoline? Ultra 94 contains ethanol. Due to the fact that various fuel grades are blended at the point of sale, most grades of Petro-Canada fuel may now contain up to 10% ethanol. This represents a change from the previous state, where premium fuel was ethanol-free at Petro-Canada.
  12. Interesting that you have knock issues on an S4. Maybe I missed it mentioned somewhere, but are you running an APR tune or similar? I used to have slight knock at WOT on my '09 GT-R with a Cobb stage 1 tune so I switched from Shell 91 to Husky 94 and it went away completely. I use Petro Ultra94 on the TTRS now, likely unnecessary, but I like to be safe.
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