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    Re: Pimped my GT3

    DaveGordon:

    Just got back from Mugello - great piece of machinery kiss

    First get my racer's excuses out off the way:  I struggled with pick-up all weekend - maybe because it was a Cup event and a huge amount of rubber gets laid down.  Picked up so much I lost grip and was sliding around a lot, and therefore slow, got fed up and went off line to let people though, in the process getting more pick-up.  Tried hard to clear it with some limited success but still have tons now.  Net result was I was slower than I was with the GT3 last year.  Maybe one day I'll figure out how to deal with it..

    That said, when I did have some grip, it's mighty.  The stiffer springs work really well on a smooth GP track like that, and you can lean so hard on the tyres it's amazing.  Also things like flat, fast left/rights don't upset it at all - my GT3 did roll considerably more in those scenarios.  You can feel the aero gives it more stability, and it doesn't wag its tail under strong braking the way the GT3 sometimes did.  I had it in all factory settings so even in low-downforce configuration.  Steering is very direct, taking the rubber out makes it very communicative.

    At first it seemed like it was quieter/smoother than my GT3, but I wondered if it was the tyres.  It was.  Now it drives like the Flintstones' car and is hellish loud on the Autostrada.  The Bose stereo is good: you can run it loud and it thumps out  some old skool dance tunes with good effect.  Took my mind off my back problems exacerbated by forgetting to put it back in soft suspension mode before driving home angry

    Now I have a lot of cleaning to do, and a little fixing.  A big chunk of rubber went through the protective metal mesh on the extraction side of one of the radiators, leaving the mesh clipping the fan blades.  Hopefully no big deal.

    So yes, I love it - nice upgrade.  Was the monetary difference consistent with the level of upgrade from the GT3?  Probably not.  But so what?  You only live once.

    Regarding the pick-up, usually it flies off when you get the tires properly hot again no? Of course it's a vicious circle as it's difficult to get them up to temp with low grip and vibrations...


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    1969 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3  / 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (sold) / 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Performance / 2014 BMW-Alpina D3 biturbo Touring / 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Clubsport


    Re: Pimped my GT3

    3D5C349E-4D2D-4CCF-976E-9F7A20F04A62.jpegThere might be a limit to how many times you can post a pic of the same piece of road but here goes..

     


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: Pimped my GT3

    DaveGordon:

    3D5C349E-4D2D-4CCF-976E-9F7A20F04A62.jpegThere might be a limit to how many times you can post a pic of the same piece of road but here goes..

     

    If there is a limit, we’re not there yet - looks great, Dave Smiley


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


    Re: Pimped my GT3

    Agree with Grant . No limit on such pics ! A completely empty road all for yourself . Is there still someone saying you can't drive in Switzerland ? 


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: Pimped my GT3

    Which pass is that? Stelvio down the back?


    Re: Pimped my GT3

    Ticino side of the San Bernardino Pass..


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: Pimped my GT3

    Adding to list

    kisskiss


     
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