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Old 09-23-2004, 01:01   #1 (permalink)
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FPV Driver Training Days

I'm interested in hearing the opinions of those people who've attended the FPV Driver Training days....... what you did, what you thought of the day etc......
As a "soon to be owner", I just wanted to know if the days were worthwhile and what you guys got out of them.

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Old 09-23-2004, 01:11   #2 (permalink)
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I'm interested in hearing the opinions of those people who've attended the FPV Driver Training days....... what you did, what you thought of the day etc......
As a "soon to be owner", I just wanted to know if the days were worthwhile and what you guys got out of them.

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Carsick around Calder and half the back tyres gone, lots of fun but and I was only playing so it wasn't the full training day. Most of the guys I've spoken to have had a ball and reckoned it was well worth it. We have a day in WA in Oct but the moved it from Barbagello Raceway to some driver education track near Midland . Thanks but No thanks MR Bowe, I'd rather save the tyres for some real driving.

Ian I take it you are awaiting a Typhoon?
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Yeah Doc, been on order for 5 months (see the sweaty palms??!). It's been confirmed as build no. 003, which is kinda cool. I wanted 006 but it was goooooone! lol.
Thanks for the feedback tho, guess I'll have to purchase a set of "dead" rubber to "play" with ;o)
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Yeah Doc, been on order for 5 months (see the sweaty palms??!). It's been confirmed as build no. 003, which is kinda cool. I wanted 006 but it was goooooone! lol.
Thanks for the feedback tho, guess I'll have to purchase a set of "dead" rubber to "play" with ;o)
Interesting, I didn't realise we could choose a build number if it was available. My dealer is about to be hassled again "A Shilouette Black No 13" would be interesting. I went for the lightening strike with orange stripes, it even turned the other halves head. Mate you will enjoy the DT day and DO buy some cheapo tyres as they won't thrash your car or encourage you to do that, but there is a fair amount of wheel spinning goes on and $600+ per tyres for those Dunlops, it can be an expensive day.
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*Cough* $600?? you say! ... EEek!. I thort the rubber for the XXXXXX was expensive! (Can't reveal what I actually drive, I'd be banned)
Yep build numbers were allocated for the first batch on orders taken. Don'y know if its still possible to request a number tho.
Lightening strike? ... Cool, we'll be twins ;o)) No stripes tho, they go tooo quick ;o)
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*Cough* $600?? you say! ... EEek!. I thort the rubber for the XXXXXX was expensive! (Can't reveal what I actually drive, I'd be banned)
Yep build numbers were allocated for the first batch on orders taken. Don'y know if its still possible to request a number tho.
Lightening strike? ... Cool, we'll be twins ;o)) No stripes tho, they go tooo quick ;o)
Mate if the Typhoons run the same Dunlops as the GTs, which I presume they will, then you'll pay between $580 and $650 per wheel. The rear ones on the GT were knackered at 15,000 klm although some owners get 20000+ klm from them. Hancooks and Khumos are a good quality viable alternative for $250-$300 each. And if your present secret steer is one of those HSV machine, well all is forgiven because you have seen the light.
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All I have is praise for the guys at the driving course as I learnt more in one day at Calder Park then I have in driving on the roads for 13 years, On the day of the course you want the BEST tyres that you can get as they teach you how the car handles with the tyres that you do your every day driveing with, As for the price of the tyres for me $680 would get me 1 front tyre and $840 would get 1 back tyre (the SP9000 stick like s**t to a blanket !)
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All I have is praise for the guys at the driving course as I learnt more in one day at Calder Park then I have in driving on the roads for 13 years, On the day of the course you want the BEST tyres that you can get as they teach you how the car handles with the tyres that you do your every day driveing with, As for the price of the tyres for me $680 would get me 1 front tyre and $840 would get 1 back tyre (the SP9000 stick like s**t to a blanket !)
Been driving for over 18 years. Did the driving day and learned that I didn't really know shit about how to drive properly. Best day you can have.


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I'm interested in hearing the opinions of those people who've attended the FPV Driver Training days....... what you did, what you thought of the day etc......
As a "soon to be owner", I just wanted to know if the days were worthwhile and what you guys got out of them.

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Did FPV driver training which was great but if you really want to test your ability book in for the High Performance course through John Bowe as you get to do laps of the full track all day if you want and they do keep a record of your lap times all you need is helmut as with the FPV days you dont get to use the full track and they place chicanes around the part of the track you use.
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Mate if the Typhoons run the same Dunlops as the GTs, which I presume they will, then you'll pay between $580 and $650 per wheel. The rear ones on the GT were knackered at 15,000 klm although some owners get 20000+ klm from them. Hancooks and Khumos are a good quality viable alternative for $250-$300 each. And if your present secret steer is one of those HSV machine, well all is forgiven because you have seen the light.
Yeah the tyres are definitely the same Dunlop 9000's, unless FPV has a last minute change of heart.
Nah, it's not HSV but it does come from the same parent co.......built in Mexico actually.......
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