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Old 03-25-2015, 12:57 AM
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I was at a private track event today at Laguna Seca. Only about 40 cars. 5 were 991 GT3s. We all got meatballed for sound in the first session. I was in 5th at about 5500rpm and got a 94.9. By the end of the day, 6 sessions, 3 of the 5 got their 3 strikes. I only got the one. Unfortunately, the only way to make sound is to shift in to 6th gear right after turn 5 and keep the rpms below 4000. It's painful going up the hill. Miatas can pass you. You almost don't even need to brake for the next corner.

As a point of reference, staying in the proper 3rd gear hits 102dB.
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That completely sucks...
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Does anyone have an explanation for why they have that rule? During other races there, ie Monterey Historics, the cars are deafening.
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Those fockers...
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I guess they want us to run Camry's on the track...nice and quiet...lol
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102 dB stock???
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Nope, not for me.. That's ridiculous..
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Originally Posted by Mini George View Post
Does anyone have an explanation for why they have that rule? During other races there, ie Monterey Historics, the cars are deafening.
A bunch of people bought houses in the area and then started to complain about the noise.
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Originally Posted by bigkraig View Post
A bunch of people bought houses in the area and then started to complain about the noise.
Got to love those types...buy a house near a race track then complain it's too noisy..
Another fine example of "people suck".
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Originally Posted by bigkraig View Post
A bunch of people bought houses in the area and then started to complain about the noise.
I guess they must have a select few weekends out of the year with no limit. Super lame
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Just like the pit lane button on the RS the 3's should all have a Laguna Seca "mute" button for after turn 5!

Wonder what the Sharkwerks guys are doing? Bananas in the tailpipes?
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Yeah I drove there last month. I mounted the Cargraphics "Quiet" tailpipes but they didn't help enough, still got meatballed. I think the only way to pass would be turnup pipes + supertrapps.
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Perfect venue for Formula E
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I was told (so no idea if this is true) that they are only allowed to hold a certain number of events per year at an unlimited dB level so all other events have to comply with local noise requirement.
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Originally Posted by bigkraig View Post
A bunch of people bought houses in the area and then started to complain about the noise.
Originally Posted by rockitman View Post
Got to love those types...buy a house near a race track then complain it's too noisy..
Another fine example of "people suck".
They should all be murdered, heads cut off and be made an example off. You know, to protect all other tracks.

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Perfect venue for Formula E
Or a murdering spree.
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