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    edgy reacted to Jason A in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    The only way you can really appreciate these cars, is to get them out on track.
    You will significantly improve your understanding of how to drive the car well when on the road in a spirited drive. With full confidence that you are well below the cars limits.
    Most stone chips arrive from chasing and overtaking other cars, in particular the one with slicks.
    Get out and have a go.
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    edgy got a reaction from Scott SS964 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Theres a lot of truth in this... to try and draw a relative comparison, we buy houses... they are often the single most expensive thing we buy in our lifetime... yet, we have no problem raising a family in them, letting (ok finding out after the fact) kids draw on walls, watching in dismay as pets utilise the ‘amenities’, having friends over for dinner parties that sometimes get out of control.. you get the picture! 
    You can’t track your house... otherwise by this logic, we would. 😂 
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    edgy got a reaction from hugh in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    😂 Remains to be seen... but one way or another, I’ll be glad to see the back of this election. 
    The track is safer than the road for sure... as you mentioned, a film application in at least the critical areas will help to preserve it
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    edgy got a reaction from Jason A in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    @wilson59 I just found when you’ve got something too nice, you end up being neurotic about it... I bought both my GT3’s as nice honest cars, however well exercised... I think what really helped is to go draw first blood ASAP, I got my 997 and literally run it at Rennsport a couple weeks later, I never looked back!
    Furthermore I remember meeting @Jason A there as he unloaded his RS... which by then had gotten to be quite valuable, if anything it was confirmation I’m not the only idiot 😂 I raced it until last year, and even then, I’d say 30% of the PCNSW sprint field is GT cars... it’s where they belong! Go make peace with car and your people I say... 😬
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    edgy reacted to hugh in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Good man! Plenty of pampered cars see the odd track day and are not subjected to anything worse than what potential ware/damage you get from a spirited country drive. Be sensible, despite the odd dickhead most people are there to enjoy their cars and not to race. Best way to enjoy these cars to their real potential and I'm surprised that more people don't do it to be honest. 
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    edgy reacted to wilson59 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    I’m the same with my house . Let’s face it once the Grifter gets in tomorrow investments will be a dirty word just use everything as intended and enjoy 
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    edgy got a reaction from 901er in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Theres a lot of truth in this... to try and draw a relative comparison, we buy houses... they are often the single most expensive thing we buy in our lifetime... yet, we have no problem raising a family in them, letting (ok finding out after the fact) kids draw on walls, watching in dismay as pets utilise the ‘amenities’, having friends over for dinner parties that sometimes get out of control.. you get the picture! 
    You can’t track your house... otherwise by this logic, we would. 😂 
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    edgy reacted to wilson59 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Clear film done car is fitted with a cage already I am on the hunt for some seats 
    To be honest I will use it for what is intended that is what I bought it for   . 
     
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    edgy got a reaction from Scott SS964 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Buy a tiptronic Boxster then... you can thank me later! 
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    edgy got a reaction from Scott SS964 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    You already own it... 😉 
    I agree, if you’re going to track... get the CS package... it’s getting too damn hard and expensive to buy the OEM stuff, which let’s face it... bolts right in, looks the part and has no legal implications being OEM... 
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    edgy got a reaction from hugh in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    You already own it... 😉 
    I agree, if you’re going to track... get the CS package... it’s getting too damn hard and expensive to buy the OEM stuff, which let’s face it... bolts right in, looks the part and has no legal implications being OEM... 
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    edgy reacted to wilson59 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Great advice . I think I will end up with something for the track eventually 
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    edgy got a reaction from hugh in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    @wilson59 I just found when you’ve got something too nice, you end up being neurotic about it... I bought both my GT3’s as nice honest cars, however well exercised... I think what really helped is to go draw first blood ASAP, I got my 997 and literally run it at Rennsport a couple weeks later, I never looked back!
    Furthermore I remember meeting @Jason A there as he unloaded his RS... which by then had gotten to be quite valuable, if anything it was confirmation I’m not the only idiot 😂 I raced it until last year, and even then, I’d say 30% of the PCNSW sprint field is GT cars... it’s where they belong! Go make peace with car and your people I say... 😬
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    edgy got a reaction from wilson59 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    So in my book, buy the cheap one, mod it, cut it up if you must, race it and enjoy the shit out of it...  
    You peeled off right before brekky last weekend, but the discussion at the breakfast table was to maybe do this to mr lapis since its a worthless heap anyway... 

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    edgy reacted to wilson59 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Edgy I actually like your assessment with buying a GT 3 . I think sometimes I bought the wrong car .
    When I was in the  in the market I looked for the lowest km best condition car I could find with in my head the intention of tracking and a Sunday car .It is a Sunday car and a hell of a lot of fun but still have not tracked it .
    I think my better option would have been a not so perfect example priced accordingly that I would not have cared tracking and using it for what I intended in the first place .
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    edgy got a reaction from DJM in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    So in my book, buy the cheap one, mod it, cut it up if you must, race it and enjoy the shit out of it...  
    You peeled off right before brekky last weekend, but the discussion at the breakfast table was to maybe do this to mr lapis since its a worthless heap anyway... 

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    edgy got a reaction from Redracn in 911 not going electric   
    I would rather see production stop than watch the 911 go full EV... I am all on board with a hybrid variant though! Especially if they make it for outright performance like the 918
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    edgy reacted to Jason A in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    @edgy RWB is developing a kit for 997 right now - just sayin 
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    edgy got a reaction from ANF in 911 not going electric   
    I would rather see production stop than watch the 911 go full EV... I am all on board with a hybrid variant though! Especially if they make it for outright performance like the 918
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    edgy reacted to rafikdous in 911 not going electric   
    I wonder how long this view will last before the pressure from the greenies and politically correct change it
    https://www.theweek.co.uk/electric-cars/100376/porsche-911-company-chief-says-sports-car-will-not-go-electric
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    edgy got a reaction from GC9911 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Cant argue with that!! 
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    edgy reacted to Rick V in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Yes.  Just not as good as, Lapis blue!
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    edgy reacted to James P in Nations Cup GT3's   
    Ill look through some of the old photos & try work it out, can't be sure what colour they were when delivered new tho 
    @MR901 Regarding the first delivered cars i was talking with Fitzy last week & he tells me that his & Jim's car were the first delivered but technically that they were not delivered through PCM dealership physically, Fitzy & Jim went to the shipping wharf picked them up & drove away on trade plates.. the rest of the cars went through PCM then onto the customers.
    Your car may have been the first delivered in Sydney as the TNT team was from Sydney.. the main team i was working in had the first 2 SA cars then sent them across to the Fitzy workshop to get roll cages & suspension etc..   
     
    A photo from the 2001 Sandown 500 
     
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    edgy reacted to turboT in 912 US barnfind OTLW project   
    Just got back to OZ, but I wish I was still in LA.
    POLO was bloody amazing. That engine + all the other Benton components which I have now confirmed as:
    Koni shocks and struts SC front Calipers Carmen Ghia - Rear Calipers Weltmeister Short Shifter Weltmeister front and rear sway bars and strut bar Around 800 mile test drive over a day and a half all over LA and surrounding hills/deserts. Last day got to see Dean one last time and drop the car back off to Benton for a couple of cosmetic changes largely getting some 73 interiors changes.
    Cant wait to get her back









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    edgy reacted to Uncle in The man cave / Shed thread   
    Bit of an update.
    Footings in. 


    Working out the bend needed to get a car trailer around and up the back easy. 

    Some blocks down.

    Young bloke is pretty happy about it. 

    Bend worked out. 

    Fill in along with power, data and water for the shed build once the bank account recovers. Even at mates rates and working on it myself it wasn’t a small job or cheap (~25k).

    The “sun room” off the back of the house will go in the next few weeks.


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