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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Should I take the 993 Reply with quote

So... off for a Rally driving day this Friday in mid Wales... weather is set to be cold but dry. Should I take the 993 for a blast or will the roads be covered in salt??

I’m not normally fussy about using the 993 but anyone live up round Brecon Beacons way and will the roads be grimey and salt covered? I have something pretty fun and Quattro I would take instead!?!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need more info on the alternative Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RS6..... but will be with 2 mates in newer Porkers!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weather getting colder as the week goes on... so, if the Pork is on winter tyres then no question, Pork all the way. If not then RS6. Thumb

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Should I take the 993 Reply with quote

Jodes wrote:
So... off for a Rally driving day this Friday in mid Wales... weather is set to be cold but dry. Should I take the 993 for a blast or will the roads be covered in salt??

I’m not normally fussy about using the 993 but anyone live up round Brecon Beacons way and will the roads be grimey and salt covered? I have something pretty fun and Quattro I would take instead!?!


Yep, I'm in the Brecon Beacons, roads are plastered in salt!! leave it at home Hand
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chaps.... think I just needed to hear sense... Audi it is!!

NIBrown.... lucky you, no boring motorway before you get to some superb roads and scenery!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jodes - I did a rally day (quite a few years ago), at the Phil Price Rally school - it was brilliant (also brought back memories of my first car - a 1977 Mk2 Escort).

I would definitely take the Audi, as I had to go down a lot of rutted tracks etc when getting to the rally school.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As you're a 993 owner and we're way off April I didn't expect you to 'have it available' as most or off-road until spring. Some of the more disciplined SORN them Floor
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
As you're a 993 owner and we're way off April I didn't expect you to 'have it available' as most or off-road until spring. Some of the more disciplined SORN them Floor

Discipline never been one of my strong points... what’s SORN😉

Kingb4... not doing Phil Price (although heard it’s excellent!) Going to a place nearby called Forest Experience. I met the guy that runs it on a speed awareness course so should bode well!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jodes wrote:
Zingari wrote:
As you're a 993 owner and we're way off April I didn't expect you to 'have it available' as most or off-road until spring. Some of the more disciplined SORN them Floor

Discipline never been one of my strong points... what’s SORN😉


It's what pikey people do to save a few quid at the expense of not being able to use the car. Always makes me wonder what else is scrimped on? Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take the 993. I was up that way last weekend, bloody great fun. Just spent over £3K sorting the underneath out at the back of the car so all pristine ....... plus last week a further £600 getting the paint ‘detailed’, but hey ho. I didn’t buy it to worry about getting it dirty Very Happy

You’ll be slipping and sliding all over the place on the parts that are slimy, but what a hoot compared to modern motoring. Grin Thumb thumbsup

1st pic, Friday afternoon, car just picked up from detailing.
2nd pic, the next day after 200 mile playing around in Wales Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly off topic (sorry) but the salt comment got me wondering - is that really such a concern if you look after it and get it cleaned regularly? Salt isn’t used where I’m now based but...taking the 993 back to UK for a week on Friday and am very much looking forward to stretching its legs properly.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
Jodes wrote:
Zingari wrote:
As you're a 993 owner and we're way off April I didn't expect you to 'have it available' as most or off-road until spring. Some of the more disciplined SORN them Floor

Discipline never been one of my strong points... what’s SORN😉


It's what pikey people do to save a few quid at the expense of not being able to use the car. Always makes me wonder what else is scrimped on? Grin


Yikes, who are these people you speak of, they’re probably running remoulded tires and everything!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pierrebear wrote:
Slightly off topic (sorry) but the salt comment got me wondering - is that really such a concern if you look after it and get it cleaned regularly? Salt isn’t used where I’m now based but...taking the 993 back to UK for a week on Friday and am very much looking forward to stretching its legs properly.


Tbh Salt is a right sod. I had every nut bolt and washer replaced at the rear of my car mid December (all OEM parts), drove it for around 500 miles over two trips over Christmas and washed the underneath of the car in the 2nd week of January.

By then, there was already light corrosion on ALL the new parts. I was absolutely gobsmacked they’d started to deteriorate that quickly.

Photo shows new clamps, nuts, bolts and washers after one month and <500 miles.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jodes wrote:
Zingari wrote:
As you're a 993 owner and we're way off April I didn't expect you to 'have it available' as most or off-road until spring. Some of the more disciplined SORN them Floor

Discipline never been one of my strong points... what’s SORN😉

Kingb4... not doing Phil Price (although heard it’s excellent!) Going to a place nearby called Forest Experience. I met the guy that runs it on a speed awareness course so should bode well!!


I live in the same village as Forest Experience - been here 27 years but never given it a go, even when the Higgins boys were running it. Great reputation so I think you'll have a fun day.

And don't worry about the salt, nothing a quick rinse can't sort out - the roads around here are more 993 than RS6 Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jodes wrote:
Thanks Chaps.... think I just needed to hear sense... Audi it is!!

NIBrown.... lucky you, no boring motorway before you get to some superb roads and scenery!!


Yep, they are great roads as long as the Council stop putting ridiculous speed limits up on mountain roads!....not that it stops any fun!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well..... I took the wrong car!!

Although it was super cold and the roads were covered in salt it was bone dry and therefore I would have been ok!! I’m not too worried as we go about 3 times a year anyway to experience the most amazing roads and when the weather is kind the beautiful scenery.

More importantly the Forest Rally was great fun!.... to experience a real rally car on an actual rally stage was brilliant! The actual driving time was not that long but doing the half day you get a few laps of the 2 mile section and then a timed section to finish!... and they let you tool round a little off road course in a Disco whilst you are waiting around! Nice guys running it too!!
 



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