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  1. nishanna

    MPI regarding roll cage addition to insured street car

    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. I'm almost inclined to think he did it just to make the car look cooler. The GT3RS does have a roll cage, but it still has fully functional side airbags. The cage adds to track safety without compromising street safety. Out of curiosity, I emailed my broker here in Ontario and asked about this and he said I would risk losing coverage. If I didn't disclose it and submitted a claim, I could get denied when the aftermarket cage was discovered as it's an indication that the damage may have occurred off public roads. He advised against it unless it was no longer being driven on the street. It's private insurance here, so it might be more strict (people put tape over their license plates here just for autocross!), but it may explain MPI's answer.
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    Winter Storage Options?

    I believe Don Ewasko has some storage in Selkirk I think. Send him a message on Facebook.
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    Xpel Film - worth the cost?

    Hate to say I told you so, but... I told ya so
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    2018 Permanent Number List

    Enjoy the number. It was mine for 14 years before I moved away this year.
  5. 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.
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    MCO autoslalom event 1

    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.
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    GT-R brake pads

    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 are covered in threads about it. It's a heavy car that needs aggressive pads and unfortunately that often also means noisy. Seems to be hit or miss on whether any given GT-R will have an issue, some do, some don't. https://www.gtrlife.com/forums/topic/103692-brake-squealing-2015-gt-r-premium/ Also, I hope your friend knows there are plenty of places to get OEM/aftermarket parts for the GT-R other than the dealer. GTRlife forums are a good start to find out what pads to get for street driving that will be quiet.
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    Xpel Film - worth the cost?

    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.
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    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.
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    How to get 100+ Octane Fuel?

    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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    2018 Spring/Summer Drive

    I'll be there in spirit.
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    MCO autoslalom event 1

    True story.
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    MCO autoslalom event 1

    Had to down-size to one vehicle when I moved so it's gone. But you can buy it here: Audi R8 The TTRS is deceivingly fast, probably faster to 100km/h than the R8. A quick steering rack and relatively light weight makes it feel agile with quick turn-in and the torque makes it fun on an auto-x course. On a road circuit the R8 would kill it though, it doesn't have the rotation and balance that the R8 has. Also, the lack of a manual kills a lot of the fun factor of the TTRS. It would be a much more fun daily driver if a manual was available. I have to say the inline 5-cylinder is a cool powerplant, it really makes the car and is worth the RS premium alone. Much more enjoyable than I thought it would be, possibly more so than many of the 6-cylinder engines out there.
  14. Went to my first Ottawa autocross a couple weeks ago. MCO holds most of their events at the Canadian Tire Center in Kanata. It was interesting to note the differences between the WSCC events and theirs. 1. The light standards worried me a bit at first, but the course layout was very well done and I didn't even notice them during my runs. 2. The course was very short by WSCC standards, about 40 seconds. Average speed felt lower, but it didn't impact the fun factor since the course flowed well. 3. No overlap on the course which meant 3 cars on course at a time which meant a lot of running by marshals 4. No run groups. You do a run, then you marshal (a marshaling person tells you which station to go to), then you have a short break. Run, Marshal, Rest. Repeat. It makes marshaling much more tolerable this way since you're not out there for any longer than 10-15 mins at a time. 5. Cars are on course 10am - 4pm, 45 min lunch break, and they fit as many runs as they can into that time. 74 drivers had 9 runs each that day! 6. They have their own local classes, A, B, C, D, etc which are determined based on your "base" SCCA class and points awarded to modifications. A spreadsheet where you enter in your SCCA class and mods does the calculation and spits out your MCO class. 7. Pavement was redone less than 5 years ago so it's relatively smooth with some interesting & challenging elevation changes. 8. Lots of spectators since the event can be seen from the highway. It reminded me of the WSCC events in Steinbach back in the day, those were always a lot of fun. 9. They don't have a timing display to show your time when you finish which I didn't like. You had to check the live website on your phone for your time after you returned to your parking spot. I found myself losing interest in autoslalom aside from the Gimli road course events, but the MCO event seems to have rekindled my interest. They run a solid event here. Here's a video of one of my runs, excuse the stupid navi, I accidentally hit the button on my steering wheel during the run:
  15. nishanna

    when is the first autocross event?

    Thank you. I think this is the point that myself and Brian were trying to get across. No point not disclosing that and hoping it won't discourage newbies.
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