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Old 02-17-2014, 04:35 AM
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Sam, I know this has been debated to death but can you give me your first hand impressions on the steel set-up coming from a PCCB Turbo?

Am finalising the spec of my GT3 here in the UK and still hesitating with the PCCB option. Seeing how intense your sessions are.. If you are good with steels I should most definitely also be ok...
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Thanks Sam. Love the driving. You are a great driver.
Thank you for sharing the video and please keep us posted with track news and driving impressions. Mark

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Thanks. I've been using Parallel software but it has a bug and the PC font becomes incredibly small. I tried to adjust the settings but it's still a pain. And now it forgot my license number so I'm kinda giving up on it.
Hi Sam. You should be able to recover your parallel license using the email address you used when you purchased it the first time. You can also search your keychain for it. Most likely it will be stored there. Let me know if you need more help retrieving your license. Mark
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:21 AM
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SamFromTX, you're too fast for white run group -- should move up to black.
White is the highest group in PCA here. Next up is red (instructors). Reversed in another DE, where I am in red and instructors are, I guess, black (skull and crossbones).
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by rosino View Post
Sam, I know this has been debated to death but can you give me your first hand impressions on the steel set-up coming from a PCCB Turbo?

Am finalising the spec of my GT3 here in the UK and still hesitating with the PCCB option. Seeing how intense your sessions are.. If you are good with steels I should most definitely also be ok...
Steels are great. The weakest link is still the tire. You need a bit more brake force for steels but braking distance is the same.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by mqandil View Post
Hi Sam. You should be able to recover your parallel license using the email address you used when you purchased it the first time. You can also search your keychain for it. Most likely it will be stored there. Let me know if you need more help retrieving your license. Mark
Thanks, I'll try to search for it tonight.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by SamFromTX View Post
Steels are great. The weakest link is still the tire. You need a bit more brake force for steels but braking distance is the same.
Exactly. So many people don't get that. I assume no issues with fade/overheat on the iron brakes, correct?
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:06 AM
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Where are the Dunlop SMR? Yet to see a member review with this tire included.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by SamFromTX View Post
That is the one corner that RWS definitely shows when compared to my C4S, it was very noticeable in the TTS as well. I thing RWS is not all or none but rather progressive. I further think it activates not just based on speed and steering wheel orientation but on throttle input as well. For example, when I take Ricochet with caution and hence less aggressive throttle input (because I literally did experience ricochet there in the C4S), my exit speed at the end of the curbing is 96-98. My max in the C4S was 94 (tire difference). Now, if I feel ballsy and have full throttle at apex, the car will tuck in nicely and exit speed at same point climbs to 102 and it causes an immediate release of endorphins!! Trouble is, I don't always feel that way in this corner.
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Can I just go on record saying that it warms my heart to finally see some real track discussion in the 991 GT3 sub forum?
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:02 PM
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:19 PM
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Michelin SuperSports could be a great long lasting tire, maybe shave them?
Not the fastest but they should last longer than the very aggressive street tires like SportCups etc.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by TRAKCAR View Post
Michelin SuperSports could be a great long lasting tire, maybe shave them?
Not the fastest but they should last longer than the very aggressive street tires like SportCups etc.
I shaved them down to 6/32 on the C4S once but they evaporated. Super grip for one day then quick erosion. I am certainly going to try them during the heat of Texas summer as I dooubt the PSC2 would last any meaningful time. I used to blister the Pirelli P Zeros after one session in 100+ weather. The PSS tolerated the heat a lot better.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:44 PM
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Thanks
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Great vid Sam thx!
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