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Old 08-27-2005, 02:30 PM
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here you go. havent had a chance to wash the car, just rinsed it since it got pooped on real bad. snapped some quick pics before im going to take it back in.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by JB_Rotary
Hello everyone(first post). I just got my Rx-8 and need to learn more rotary stuff. I hope to attend the 9/13 Rock and Roll McDonalds meet. I am out of the Gurnee area.
Sweet deal, hope to see you there!
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Originally Posted by Machan
So I was at a Euro meet last night and Schaumberg and there was someone with a new black RX-8 hanging with the S2000 crowd.

S2000 crowd was impressive. They have a large following in the area. Probably had over 20 cars at their meet. It would be nice to see the RX-8 crowd get organized and motivated to meet up...
Yeah that was me. A friend of mine owns an S2000 so he invited me along. Suprisingly they really liked my car and were very cool to hang out with. Most of them are like me in that they just like cars regaurdless of make and model. I also just got back from a Windy City Miata Club autocross at Tire Rack which was a blast. I finally got to really let loose on the car and man it was lots of fun.

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hey mach did you get those pics that I wanted? :D
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Plainfield Cruise Night Tuesday 8/30 6pm

Hey all!

Racewar and I will be at the Plainfield Cruise Night tomorrow at 6pm. If anyone else is interested, just show up!!

Hope to meet some of you! :D

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edit: see first post in this thread for details on any scheduled meet ...
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Mach, I was killing em, you totally missed out an a @$$ whooping
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by RedSheDevil
Hey all!

Racewar and I will be at the Plainfield Cruise Night tomorrow at 6pm. If anyone else is interested, just show up!!

Hope to meet some of you! :D

thatisall

edit: see first post in this thread for details on any scheduled meet ...
I'll most likely be there.
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by alnielsen
I'll most likely be there.
Shweet! :D The more the merrier!
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:09 AM
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Smile turn 5 almost killed me

Originally Posted by Machan
pics? details?

what kinds of cars? Shelby Cobras?
The run group I was in and the majority of the cars there were Mustangs. Lots of Boss 302's and Shelby GT's. There were 2 Rousch prepped cars there, a stage 2 and a stage 3, I'm not sure what they were running as far as HP goes. The only cars that were able to pass me were the 2 Rousch cars and a caged Mustang hatch on R-comps, also there were 2 Ford GT's there. I was able to keep up with another 05 GT vert on R-comps, and realistically they should have waved me by. I was on his door handle coming down into 5 and I didnt get a wave or a flag But an Elise on Hoosiers felt my wrath, as well as a '67 fastback with a lot of mods. There were a lot of v8 owners that felt burned at the end of the day, thats for sure.

Plus Damian was there with the Killer Bee, so it was great to be able to watch him run in race form. Both of us will be at the F-body track weekend in October if you want to come! Also the great Howard Coleman of race fame was there to talk and give tips to us rotards(i.e. me)
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueRenesis82
Both of us will be at the F-body track weekend in October if you want to come! Also the great Howard Coleman of race fame was there to talk and give tips to us rotards(i.e. me)
Dude, send me info and I'll put it in the first post !!!
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:29 AM
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$350 for both days up at beautiful scenic Road America!
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$350 for both days up at beautiful scenic Road America!
And you'd like me to list that ...how? Mebbe dates/times or sumpin, work with me here Blue! :D
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Machan
Would anyone be interested in started our own website for Chicago area RX-8 members?

Someone I know tried to start up a chicago area track forum (chicagosportscar.net) but it basically failed and he has webspace and vbulletin license that we might be able to use for free.

I don't know if there are enough Chicago people to warrant our own space, but it might be fun to give it a shot. Of course, we'd have to get RedSheDevil as a moderator if we create something.

Or perhaps, we should do a few meets and see how dedicated the core group that RedSheDevil has rounded up here is.
LOL, me as mod... now THAT is funny. You must not visit the lounge much ... I'd end up banning myself!! :D

I was waiting for a few peeps to reply about the email group, but it seems they might not be interested. Any suggestions on the best way to get this info out? Excel, Word, pdf??? I can create it in any of them, just want to make it easy for everyone to open.
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Machan
This weeks project.

Let's create a special RX-8 Club Chicago logo that we can all photoshop into our signature files to show our unity.

We could also change our user title to RX-8 Club Chicago or change our location to RX-8 Club Chicago.

Thoughts?

What should we call our little group here? Suggestions?
Damn, just don't ask me to design a logo right away. I'm still working on The Ladies w 8s logo!! I think the subforum idea is great tho!!! Lemme see if I can get that done ...
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Old 08-30-2005, 11:59 AM
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If we did Windy City Rotaries we could include RX7s and such .... ???
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Originally Posted by Machan
This weeks project.

Let's create a special RX-8 Club Chicago logo that we can all photoshop into our signature files to show our unity.

We could also change our user title to RX-8 Club Chicago or change our location to RX-8 Club Chicago.

Thoughts?

What should we call our little group here? Suggestions?

1. RX-8 Club Chicago
2. RX-8 Club Chi-town
3. Windy City RX-8 Club
4. Chi-town RX-8 Club

any suggestions?

I Like it! I would go with "RX-8 Club Chicago" or "Chicagoland Rotories" something like that. lol. It would be nice to have our own logo though.
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RCC was the Rotary Club of Chicago, they have a spot in the MW forum over at the 7club. But the club is basically defunct, and they dont really run anything. If we could get something going we might be able to pick up some of their more active members.

BTW the fbody event is the 15th & 16th of October. They have a driving seminar on that Friday IIRC if you havent run the course yet and would like some help. They also have awesome instructors if you want someone to ride with you. Also the help is free, so dont hesitate to ask!
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Originally Posted by Machan
Hey Blue, Are you joining NASA? They will run RA at least once next year.

I just saw your tire pressure quote in your sig? What tire pressures were you running? Didn't I suggest to you that 40 psi was on the high side?
Yeah, I think I will. (join NASA)

Also you were right about the pressure, it almost bit me too. My rear got loose coming down in 5 at ~115. That was SCARY. I backed off during that session and let out a ton of air on Howard's reccomendation. I dropped down to 33 front and 29 rear and it was like driving a different car. Totally awesome!
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It didnt look like I was getting any tire roll, but what would I be looking for?

Just had a lot of small pieces of tire inside the lip of the wheels. (and they were BLACK with dust)
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Track Weekend at Road America

Info added to first post!! :D
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Originally Posted by Machan
You'd look for scuff marks/warn tread on the sidewall of the tire. Autocrosses put white shoepolish on their tires to check for rollovers. You can tell how far the tire is rolling over by seeing how much shoe polish rubbed off.

The tire bits were proabably just clag that you picked up from people's R comps on the track.
I was checking the tires as I came off the track and scrubbed area wasnt very far into the sidewall. is that the same thing? Also its normal to have little bits of melted/torn off rubber stuck to the tread blocks? I guess I never noticed that before...
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Talking It's Back!!!!!!

FINALLY! Got my Shinka back from the dealer after they mucked about with it on "I owes" on the original purchase for 3 weeks. Dang, they had it longer than I did.

So now to scour the forum for tips on cleaning, rotor rust, etc. I'm getting ready to take the Batmobile out for a spin.

Hey Gator, let me know when you want to hook up!
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^w00t! go have some fun!
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