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What backspacing for the wheel? Are you using a spacer, if so how big? What camber are you running?
Wheel spec is 18x10+33 and I had a 5mm spacer on. Stock camber, about -1.5 degrees
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Wheel spec is 18x10+33 and I had a 5mm spacer on. Stock camber, about -1.5 degrees
I believe Apex says you will need at least -2.5 camber.
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I believe Apex says you will need at least -2.5 camber.
I might be an idiot, but I don't understand how camber would affect the clearance to the front fender liner. Tilting the tire on its axis shouldn't affect that...
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I might be an idiot, but I don't understand how camber would affect the clearance to the front fender liner. Tilting the tire on its axis shouldn't affect that...
Oh liner... I missed that my bad. I believe you can use a heat gun in the affected area and push the material out.
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Oh liner... I missed that my bad. I believe you can use a heat gun in the affected area and push the material out.
No worries. Near as I could tell, that was the only issue as far as fitment of that size wheel/tire combo. Which surprised me, because it's not supposed to work.
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No worries. Near as I could tell, that was the only issue as far as fitment of that size wheel/tire combo. Which surprised me, because it's not supposed to work.
I have heard of guys running less than -2.5 and a 5mm spacer like you and making it work.
At least I hope so because that is the setup I am going to as well, just with the TA16.
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I have heard of guys running less than -2.5 and a 5mm spacer like you and making it work.
At least I hope so because that is the setup I am going to as well, just with the TA16.
Awesome. What org(s) do you do trackdays with?
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Awesome. What org(s) do you do trackdays with?
I actually haven't tracked since I moved to the region. I used to track with Chin, PCA, 10/10ths (I highly recommend those guys if you get a chance). I've also done BMWCCA and NASA as well. Who is good locally for track time and not being super uptight?
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I actually haven't tracked since I moved to the region. I used to track with Chin, PCA, 10/10ths (I highly recommend those guys if you get a chance). I've also done BMWCCA and NASA as well. Who is good locally for track time and not being super uptight?
Well, I might be accused of bias, but I drive - and have driven - with NASA for a long time, first in the AZ region and now here in the Central region. I actually took over as the TT Director for the Central Region this weekend. We had - I think - at least four or five M2s out with us this weekend in various groups.

I've heard GREAT things about our BMWCCA and PCA programs here locally.
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Well, I might be accused of bias, but I drive - and have driven - with NASA for a long time, first in the AZ region and now here in the Central region. I actually took over as the TT Director for the Central Region this weekend. We had - I think - at least four or five M2s out with us this weekend in various groups.

I've heard GREAT things about our BMWCCA and PCA programs here locally.
I'd really like to become an instructor. I have the experience, I'd just like to get my tack cost down. Helping new drivers learn would be fun as well.
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That's a good plan. Just don't make the classic mistake of trying to see too much in one trip (like Europeans that want to see the entire west coast in a week along with Vegas)
Yeah going to try not to do that Hoping to be able to go back later so were eyeing 2 or 3 areas at a time.

Freaking Vegas - can't even think about that place anymore without getting a 2 day hangover


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Whoa what???? I step away from this thread and you're racing at Spa?!?! Thats amazing.
Ha yeah it escalated a bit quickly. Had a pretty epic race year shaping up for 2020 and that would have definitely been the highlight.
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Yeah going to try not to do that Hoping to be able to go back later so were eyeing 2 or 3 areas at a time.

Freaking Vegas - can't even think about that place anymore without getting a 2 day hangover




Ha yeah it escalated a bit quickly. Had a pretty epic race year shaping up for 2020 and that would have definitely been the highlight.
Spa is epic in a fast car . Only been once on a wet cold day (there was snow next to the track) and I drifted up Eau Rouge at 140 kmh

Holland is beautiful in April/May. If you time it right all the flowers are in bloom and you can visit large fields of tulips. I would say Germany (parts of ofc.), Belgium and NL are doable in 2 weeks.
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I did Spa once last year. It was cold too, 36f or so, but the M2 stuck. I did 3:02 in sub 40 weather on summer tires.

I want to go back and get into the 2s, but this year Iím all about sub 8s on the Nordschleife. Life goal. Spa is bonus.
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