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Default Saw this at the track yesterday

He recently bought at an auction house. He wasn’t babying around the track either.
he has already removed the mufflers. So open side exhaust. Sounded like an animal







oh and he pulled it to the track with this!








my times are getting better as I learn this new car and trust the brakes more and more

tires after 40 2 mile laps





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What are you driving?
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2021 Supra. mostly stock although I have turned up target boost 20%
great great track car right out of the box. the 2021 is much tightened up from the inaugural 2020.

Going to add racing brake fluid and probably r888's before next go around in November. was chasing tire pressure a bit, track started almost wet from cool fog 50's and then burned off and 70degs w full sun.

long term more aero, upgraded brakes, 500+ at wheels, sway bar adj suspension.
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Very cool! 500 hp will make that thing scary fast!
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Can you get more camber?
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Sweet Jesus, who builds a Shelby Cobra truck like that?
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My brother has that Benz...sick machine...F1 suspension
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You were at Dominion!

We used to race there but the track really needs some improvements.....I still liked it though, especially because it's 30 min from my house!
I still end up there every spring doing a shake-down of the car and testing anything I've done over the winter. That guy (and truck) was there this past spring when I was testing. The manager I know (Jimmy L) said the guy had just gotten the car a week earlier.

So, do you have any lap times? LOL
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If you can find a good as in real good suspension guy it will help a lot.

A friend of mine moved to NC years ago with alot of car knowledge. Opened a small shop and within a few years was tweaking a lot of the Daytona cars. It is more skill than most have, and made him super happy not having to run a body shop business.
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Stupid question from a guy who knows nothing about this - Is there any kind of track insurance available?
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Yes
https://www.hagerty.com/insurance/track-day-insurance
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What kind of Benz is that?
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Originally Posted by First Light View Post
Sweet Jesus, who builds a Shelby Cobra truck like that?
https://www.shelby.com/en-us/Vehicles

scroll down a little for trucks

Originally Posted by Brad1 View Post
What kind of Benz is that?
SLS-AMG

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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
2021 Supra. mostly stock although I have turned up target boost 20%
great great track car right out of the box. the 2021 is much tightened up from the inaugural 2020.

Going to add racing brake fluid and probably r888's before next go around in November. was chasing tire pressure a bit, track started almost wet from cool fog 50's and then burned off and 70degs w full sun.

long term more aero, upgraded brakes, 500+ at wheels, sway bar adj suspension.
interesting.....did you see the Toyota announcement on the IMSA forum?
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Originally Posted by Insider View Post
https://www.shelby.com/en-us/Vehicles

scroll down a little for trucks



SLS-AMG
No
SLR. Joint venture with McLaren






not much camber adj with stock front. But it is BMW plus some Toyota and Monroe tweaks. It’s pretty good at the track. One thing I plan on upgrading.


Yes dominion. It gets a bad rap but it’s a lot of fun. Plus they have 40! Member days. Let me know if you plan on going again I am probably going to join as a member for 2021. Will do one more in Nov

i ran several 138’s. Bone stock I am still learning to trust the car and my skill having just bought it 1500 miles ago! Lol. The car is a lot faster than the meat in the seat. But I am hanging w and passing track prepped some Porsche’s, z51, m5 (too heavy).
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
He recently bought at an auction house. He wasn’t babying around the track either.
he has already removed the mufflers. So open side exhaust. Sounded like an animal







oh and he pulled it to the track with this!








my times are getting better as I learn this new car and trust the brakes more and more

tires after 40 2 mile laps




may I get a picture of the outside of that tire? Has the same pattern as wife’s suv but they are pirelli and I can’t find them. I see Michelin
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Michelin pilot super sports
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Drive a BMW 335IS now but always had more fun tracking an ITB Mustang. You can have some great times when you don't have to worry about
looping a 50K ride. Loved passing the old Mercedes Kompressor at Atlanta on track days in my $500 motor doner Mustang.

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Screw the truck, what is the MB!
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Originally Posted by Insider View Post
https://www.shelby.com/en-us/Vehicles

scroll down a little for trucks



SLS-AMG
Wrong, sir. Its a McLaren/AMG SLR

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