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    how soon did you go to a track?

    just wondering how soon after getting your cars did you guys go to a track day event or autocross

    was wondering if it's too soon to go a month after getting the car?

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    its more about the mileage, porsche suggests not doing competition before the break in cycle. this could be more part of the 'driver' breakin as discussed in breakin threads.

    that said, the track is a great place to get a feel for the car's limits, its nver too soon.

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    I was there within a month

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    that's encouraging
    Moogle: what mileage did u have? i would at least have the 2k porsche suggests

    jjr1 so i guess you started planning for it within days?

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    My car comes next week and I am planning on an autocross Sept 17th. I am sure I will have 2,000 mile, or close to it by then. I will wait longer before doing a track event (4-6 mos.) which have much higher speeds and resulting stresses on the car. I personaly will want to have a high comfort level that the car is fully sorted before braking from 130+MPH for a hairpin (like Andretti corner at Laguna Seca)

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    '06 Carrera S (next week!!!)
    '01 Audi S8
    '97 Boxster (soon to be sold)
    '04 Ski Doo Summit 800 X

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    Gary congrats on the car

    not trying to critique your choice but i would think that autocross can be more stress on the car because of rapid brake-turn and accelerate as opposed to track which can be much smoother even if at higher speeds

    for instance during breakin you can go well beyond 100 mph yet still be under 4200 rpm

    but i would have to agree about the sorting out part since autox is much safer

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    Is this a thinly veiled "break-in vs. no break-in" post???

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

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    krC2S said:
    that's encouraging
    Moogle: what mileage did u have? i would at least have the 2k porsche suggests

    jjr1 so i guess you started planning for it within days?



    Collected the car and booked in it on the track same day. Had about 1500miles when I went on track. Had about 1650 miles before I needed two new rear tyres !!

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

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    krC2S said:
    Gary congrats on the car

    not trying to critique your choice but i would think that autocross can be more stress on the car because of rapid brake-turn and accelerate as opposed to track which can be much smoother even if at higher speeds

    for instance during breakin you can go well beyond 100 mph yet still be under 4200 rpm

    but i would have to agree about the sorting out part since autox is much safer




    krC2S,

    You may be right about the stress of an Autocross, I'll probally go 80-90%. The really reason is my piece of mind. At an autocross if something goes wrong all that happens is that cones get killed. At a track the results of a mechanical problem can be much more dramatic. Don't get me wrong, Porsches are extremely well built cars and very capable of performing flawlessly at track speeds ( probably with less than the requist 2K miles). But I have become more carefull in my old age and want to make sure the car is sorted and perhaps just as important, that I am comfortable/compentent with a new ride.

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    '06 997 S 9 (this week!!)
    '01 Audi S8
    '97 Boxster (soon to be sold)
    '04 Ski Doo Summit 800 X

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    thanks guys this has encouraged me to go ahead with my plan to a track event next month , BTW i got the car last week

    vtach a break-in thread was not the intention its more of the personal comfort to take the car to a track early was my concern

    Re: how soon did you go to a track?

    I went to Summit Point WV last month after I just hit 2000 miles. I hit the rev limiter a few times!!!

    997S

     
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