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Wish I could do this

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But I have to wait until it warms up! And not be in Seattle, where I have to stare at my Dad’s.

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November 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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Dad’s addition

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A while back I hinted at another car my Dad had picked up during his “travels” of sorts. He came across a very peculiar car that he had to have after I told him the significance of it. He found a private seller selling Michael Schumacher’s F2002 Spa pole position, first place, and fastest lap car. As soon as it was bought my Dad had it sent to Maranello to have it checked out and brought back up to proper spec. My Dad isn’t going to race it or nothing. It will probably just end up over a cover at his hanger. I really can’t wait to see it when we go up there for Thanksgiving. Trying to climb into it will be fun. I know Schumacher is like five foot nine. I’m a little bit over six feet tall, tall for an Asian, I hope I fit okay! I hope I fit in general.

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November 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm

New watch purchases

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October 31, 2010 at 8:33 pm

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Just going to leave this here

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October 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm

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Cayenne Mods pt 2

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Today we had a little downtime at the shop so I worked on the wife’s Cayenne some. We’ve had the brakes in for a while and the Kriessieg exhaust came in this morning. I put it up on the lift and took off the wheels. Then something really scared me. We looked at the balancing on the wheels, it was all over the wheel. It was crazy, like just added some random weights every where. So we properly balanced the wheels, got the lowering right on it. The brakes went on with ease, we went with Brembos. They’re insane on the Cayenne. I went with Yellow calipers just to make it look somewhat OEM because I like how the yellow calipers look. I wish I could pick up the factory PCCBs for the Cayenne, but the Brembos were a few thousand cheaper.

The Kriessieg exhaust is such an amazing piece of work. It sounds ridiculous and is really all that it is cracked up to be. It has a nice rasp to it. It has the valvetronic, cutout, on it. I just left it open and didn’t bother telling the wife how to close it. She likes how it sounds as is. If we’re in the city or going on a trip I might close it. That’s the only really advantage I can see with it. On second thought, I will teach her how to open and close it.

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October 25, 2010 at 10:51 pm

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Dad’s newest acquisition

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October 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm

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Cars I’ve had

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I was thinking this morning about the cars I’ve had in the past few years, which ones I miss, which ones I don’t. The very first car that came to mind was my drift car. I miss it and I really don’t. The build process was what I hated about that car. All of that BS I went through with a tire sponsor footing the bill for the parts that THEY wanted. Once I cut the contract with them and built my drift car. It was fun, but the process was hard on me. It was a fun car, but I was happy to see it go. The wife really hated it, because of the stress it put me under.

One car I really miss is my R34 GTR from Japan. The Maziora paint, the twin turbos, and how comfortable that car was. I could drive it like Blackie. It was fast, it was reliable, and it was built to take it like a champ. I loved that car. It didn’t have a sequential transmission, it had the OS Giken triple plate. It was a little tough on the first couple drives, but once I got it. It was really fun. I regret selling it for the first black GTR in Virginia. That car is actually on the do not miss list. That car was such a pain, which is I why I gave it so quickly and drove the wife’s Escalade for a while.

Her Escalade was hit or miss, in my opinion. Once we put the drop on it, that truck became so much trouble. It was nothing but garbage after that. I thought raising it a little when I put the brakes on was a good idea. It only made the truck even worse to drive. She never really noticed it, I could though, as I have driven a lot of different cars. I tried a lot of different tricks on that truck to get it to work, and nothing worked, at all.

The car I miss the most? My M3, that car was amazing. It was a fun car that I could drive in the winter, in the summer, and anytime really. The AA Stage 3 kit made it for me. It wasn’t the legitimate CSL pieces, it was the supercharger kit. That car could take anything I threw at it. It was such an awesome car to drive, the wife even liked it, she drove it! She used to take me to work in it some days when she wanted to drive it. I think what curved her for it was the SMG transmission. She never got the paddles down on it. She does on her GTR, but then she didn’t get it then. She used the shift knob to change gears. I loved watching her drive it too. If I could buy it back, I would, but I still keep in touch with the owner. He’s taken the CSL stuff off, except for the trunk. He put on an Esienmann GTR kit on it, got wider wheels on it. Really made it sick.

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October 12, 2010 at 8:06 pm

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