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In Topic: MC's #1 US Production GTR N1SMO "The One"

03 March 2015 - 03:57 PM

View PostMC, on 03 March 2015 - 03:40 PM, said:

na that is going back to my dad(finally) I remember I asked if I could borrow it during  the winter of 2008 when I got my first GTR and I sort of never gave it back.  they really need it to haul stuff around now as he came over a few months ago and had a weed eater and gas cans crammed in the back of my moms Infiniti QX70.

but as for the juke I didnt say I was competing to be grand champion of autocross. I said it might be fun to go out there and screw around with it and save tires on the GTR every few events.

I am getting a bumper sticker that says "Yes im a 35 year old grown ass man driving a juke...ask me about my other NISMO"

I need one of those bumper stickers with the words "juke" and "NISMO" replaced with "Soul" and "GT-R".  lol

In Topic: MC's #1 US Production GTR N1SMO "The One"

03 March 2015 - 02:52 PM

View PostLTHL VNM, on 03 March 2015 - 12:58 PM, said:

That doesn't surprise me at all.  At the Nismo Performance Academy event in Austin, TX. at COTA I can't tell you how many people had it on 3 wheels....NO THANK YOU!

View PostMC, on 03 March 2015 - 01:32 PM, said:

I thought it was super fun for a tight course like that. they must not have been smooth.. I think I had one of the best handful of times of the day and pretty sure it didnt lift a tire.. I thought that was more fun than doing the actual track since it was competitive and the track part was a little too much hand holding.   3 wheels is fairly common in autocross in some cars in a tight pinch. the problem is like a 2 wheel side to side tip over and there is no way in hell that car is gonna do that. the RS is lowered and has chassis reinforcement.

Umm... no, Matt... it was just that bad.  One would hope the NISMO RS version would be improved, but the unanimous opinion from people on the day I was at Nismo Performance Academy, including people who do HPDEs and/or AutoX, was that the Nismo Juke was garbage.  I think the small SUV not as sharp as a car handling was pretty bad, but somewhat to be expected.  The turbo lag coupled with the lack of a manual transmission is completely unforgivable.  It has almost no useful powerband whatsoever for AutoX.

I can only hope you enjoy it as a daily driver because I'm afraid you will find it disappointing at AutoX.

In Topic: Burned GTR at COTA Today

03 March 2015 - 11:50 AM

View PostUnaBomber, on 03 March 2015 - 10:34 AM, said:

directly from Firemans Fund

We have added the following limitations to this exclusion: We do not cover motorized land vehicles while they are being used in racing events, whether organized or not. This includes any instruction, practice, preparation for, or participation in, any competitive, prearranged or organized racing, speed contest, rally, gymkhana, sports event, stunting activity, or timed event of any kind.


Right... that or a similar clause is what most insurance companies use and it is still geared toward competitive track use.  For HPDE and driver instruction courses, you will usually be covered.  It depends on the event and your company, but anything that falls under the purvue of 'educational/non-competitive' driving has a good chance of being covered.

In Topic: MC's #1 US Production GTR N1SMO "The One"

22 February 2015 - 05:01 PM

View PostHKYStormFront, on 22 February 2015 - 04:24 PM, said:

Is that what you were demonstrating Friday night while I was following you, Andy? lol

Wasn't really a demonstration, but yeah I can ease into it, shift to second, punch it, and it just starts to get sideways a bit before it hooks up.  Having to relearn how to launch to get moving most efficiently.

In Topic: MC's #1 US Production GTR N1SMO "The One"

22 February 2015 - 09:16 AM

View PostMC, on 20 February 2015 - 12:39 PM, said:

I know I shouldnt have ever sold that car would come in real handy right now.  but at the time I couldnt make the initial 09 GTR deal work without it gone

hey you should come out to Zmax on the 14th even if you dont run
hmm... that is the Saturday after my birthday and I don't have plans as of yet.  We do have a friend who is expecting, though.  So not sure how the arrival of the new baby will affect my weekends in March yet.  If I'm in town, I'll come out... and if I come out, I'll run.  Though I need to practice LC and non-LC launches.  Since Will retuned my car it loses traction in when I just jump on it in 2nd gear.  Lots more low end torque than my prior tune.