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Oldmxnut

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    GT3 Touring.RS3.RR SportV8

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  1. Agree. Makes sense as its a common problem, being a rider sometimes as well. Although where he got me had no reason to be double lines as it was a short small S in a straight road of which you could see both sides of the road. He then popped out from behind the tree as I imagine many motorists would cut this point. In any case, I was in wrong so is what it is. Thanks :).. the original wife wasn't happy with the Porsche so found a GF that was..😉 ps. No it wasn't as crass as that but funny how it worked out...
  2. Had to share.. her first drive on Saturday. Out and around somerset dam north of brisbane. . Beautiful day other then fact we picked up a ticket for crossing double lines through a S bend up the mountain. A bit sneaky of the local fellow given the location (no danger at all with the line of sight ) but better then another speeding ticket.
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    My New GT3.2..still waiting

    Nice lap(s)... Noticed your holding a tighter line with the new one. Chassis, tyres and everything else would make up a chunk of that time, but still a 1:44 is a serious lap. Last road car around there for me was a 1:48 in an Audi R8 (awd). Booked in for the days in November so will be interesting to compare against the Audi.
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    The A62435 Car Build

    Hi, Assume a touring already in or incoming ? Care to share more ? Stripes where from exclusive wraps, of the design I gave them, so they could reprint I assume. They are the same as the turbo exclusive or the 997 sports classic if that helps. Agree, goes shit as well.. in fact its on carsales at 50% of RRP right now Thanks guys. Always felt if your spending that sort of money, no point if its not how you like it.
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    The A62435 Car Build

    Well there you have it. Final build on the car. Couple of years in the making but will say I'm really happy with it. Beautiful car to drive. Really enjoying it. Out of interest, for those considering Chalk on future cars, Ive shared a few picture of chalk / Crayon in the sun and in the shade. Not only in pictures, but it takes on quite a range of grey hues in real life. Well hope you have enjoyed the build history and random info as much as I did in building it. See you on the road or at a targa sometime.👍 Shout out to the guys that helped and worth looking up: Jason at PCB. NS2 Media Lee Brother Upholsters Exclusive Wraps Detailing Studio Coorparoo Paint and Panel
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    The A62435 Car Build

    Thanks Gents, I like 1 initially as it was grey / brown and chalk has similar attributes. Has a brown hue in some light although mostly looks like grey. But then the metallic of 1 didn't sit right with the non metallic chalk in my mind, hence looking at some flat greys. Other thing is 2 is a matte version. Subsequent thought is go with 2, then go gloss. Given the vinyls on 1 have been purchased (online store) I think I'll install them initially. If no good, can always take them off and try again I suppose. Matte black was another option but gets to a point having too much going on with a strong contrast.
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    The A62435 Car Build

    Gents, I need some opinion on stripe and decal colour... 1, 2 or 3 in various light.
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    My New GT3.2..still waiting

    Seriously I've missed the basic que's on the PCM.. Was on "nav" looking for options , when "map" was next button across. Classic example of read the user manual !!
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    My New GT3.2..still waiting

    Interesting notes on the PCM. Perhaps my solution is to spend more time with it. The touch is really nice, but the Nav was frustrating me. Maybe further settings I need to work out but I couldn't enlarge the map for example or make full screen. Ive come from steels previously. First time with PCCB but your not the first to note the clearance issue so will need to look out obviously. Went for another run today post weekend hoping few less people around. Stretched a bit beyond 4k rpm. Im still surprised at the amount of noise and feedback. Tried music again but no thats not going to work at anytime. Radio delete more appropriate other then fact that also would have removed the reversing camera. Must say the camera is a welcome update. Pushed a bit more into corners also. Chassis provides lots of driver feedback, via tyre to chassis to arse feedback.. steering wheel directness etc. Just feels taunt and immediately repronsive to any input. Im pretty keen to see how it feels on a closed track when you can find the edge of traction safely.
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    My New GT3.2..still waiting

    How are you finding the GT3 Redracn ? Any pictures ?
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    My New GT3.2..still waiting

    It could be red, and have a wing though.. This was interesting... I was following a suv in front. The fella in blue was in an unmarked car on side of road pulling randoms over for alcohol tests. He stepped out and waved to Suv in but then saw me, so wavered her on and then waved me in completely confusing the suv driver and nearly getting run over in the process in his urgency to make sure i got waved in.... I felt like I was wearing a berka at airport security.. 😒 Anyways all was well, told me to have a good day and to remember to fix the front plate on sometime.
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    My New GT3.2..still waiting

    Thinking about heading your way for the 70th anniversary drive on Sat in early june to lennox head. (?).. I think saw something about in one of the other threads. Maybe catch up then.
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    My New GT3.2..still waiting

    I wont try to repeat what others have shared but here a few initial driving impressions / observations that came to mind, on the first drive yesterday: (interrupted by a cop 20 mins into the drive.... didn't take long !!) - Much more driver friendly around town then I expected. Not to be confused with a daily driver, but still the torque at lower revs made it relatively easy along with very light clutch (too light ?) and clean definitive notch gears (easier then 997 GT3 and Carrera 50th are my reference points) - Im holding to the max 4000 rpm rule for first 1000km, but still I found a casual drive running gears and engine revs between 2-4,500 ish was quite enjoyable. Didn't feel if it was lugging at all. - Gears 2,3,4 up and down slide beautifully, gears 4 to 5 will be where the money shot is I'm going to say when your on a track pushing hard. Requires a definite forward and too the right push to slide into 5 without dropping back into 3 by mistake. - I ticked Bose sound system... will put that down as a wasted $ option. With the amount of engine and road noise makes no sense. So I just turned it off completely as I just found it was competing and needed to be quite loud to have any clarity. - On the engine, again running 3-4 rpm its quite acceptable and pleasant to car guys... passenger may get a little tied of it on longer runs.. I wouldn't say it drones. If anything, with the exhaust on, any hint of drone is removed. (although louder). Yet to experience Plus 5... so all this may change. - Its been mentioned before, but this car does not feel like a hardened track machine suspension wise. Quite supple and again sport settings are the go to choice. In fact, along with the lazy mans rev matching and flat shifting electronics, i think the sport and exhaust button on will be 90% of my driving by choice irrespective of where Im driving. - already scrapped the front fender on a speed bump. Learnt my lesson and used the nose lift button on the next speed bump. - I haven't got into the centre control console much but the navigation module was disappointing. No reason really to have old nav and tech these days when really all it is software. - Easy to forget your in a 500hp RWD car... be careful on the round-a-bouts. This was in the dry and still felt back end start to slide... - Did I mention painted aircon slats... Love these. .. any way back to driving. - Buckets are super comfortable for me. (6,2" and 86kg) Getting in and out is a practiced art form, master it and no worries.. forget your moves and you will fall out sideways... - Steering wheel is smaller. Noticeable for me.. Just how I like the position of the seat, with steering wheel up high and being tall, my knees would be to the side of the older model steering wheels and you would effectively touch your knees as you turned. This wheel allows more space. Small thing, but for me it was noticeable and a bonus. Ps leather on steering wheel feels like plastic. Hopefully it softens up a little. - you hear all the stones and gravel noises from the underside. You also hear all the mechanicals. - PCCB brakes didn't squeal... once on the outskirts of city, pushed on them hard and did a bit of beading in. Did hear a little bit of squeal on the odd occasion but its not regular or bystander head turning noisy.. - PCCBs stop on a dime. They will need to as this thing hauls... and hauls. And the fact I know there is still another 5K rpm makes that statement even more relevant. My demerit points score has been pretty good recently. I think I'm going to need all the points I have driving this around. - Didn't do a lot of heal and toe as mainly on sport for this initial drive, but when I did, pedals felt like in the right position. Im a size 12 ... - Chalk/crayon is a colour you seriously cannot photograph correctly as it changes in every light. But I really like it. The greys and even the beige hint is really unique. A last minute change to gloss black wheels I think also work well against the colour. Thats about it for a couple hour drive on day 1.. I appreciate I'm a bit lucky to be able to get hold of one but genuinely this car stacks up with the all the raving reviews. It may or may not be the last NA / manual, but doesnt really matter, in the coming days of electric cars, you would have to think there won't be many more like it. Cant wait until an open track and 9000 rpm to play with... oh and out of interest, you notice that people don't notice... The couple of glances and the guy at the petrol station knew exactly what the car was and appreciated it for what is was. This is a sexy body in an A line skirt rather then a tight mini...
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    The A62435 Car Build

    A few more pictures from first drive..
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