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  1. Good attitude man. Keep them coming no matter how slow! People who don't subscribe to this find their car in the fence after half a lap (and I'm told that's super expensive).
  2. Unacceptable!!! lol as a minimum. I've DM'd you Alex. Good to see you still at this. I really, really enjoy watching your videos. I already was watching people lap the ring, but it's super cool to see a 33 doing laps.
  3. Hi Douglas. Thanks for posting. Most people who suffer from Depression have anxiety in some way, shape or form, for me it was Flying, and being late to appointments (I really feel that time pressure in my life). I would consider a couple of steps that might help you out: Get out and about during the day (a walk at lunchtime or while on a call can help immensely). If possible walk to ride or walk to walk, even if it means just jumping off the train one station early (I understand that isn't always applicable though). Consider meditation/mindfulness activities that you can start. Yoga, meditation or anything that involves self reflection could help. Try to learn about anxiety and in particular attempt to identify how you can be triggered (even a basic understanding helps). Cut down on coffee. (This one was hard for me, i went from 3 double shots a day to one, at first I was sluggish and felt rough, but I got through it). Coffee in the morning isn't terrible but late coffee can affect your sleep pattern/quality. Also for me, overthinking things and playing out hypothetical situations was really bad. If you also do this, try to identify the chances of this happening (normally for me it was very low) and only apply the same amount of energy to that scenario as it's likelihood to becoming a reality. (Google Occam's Razor for more details on this one). There are some free apps and websites that might help you out: https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-apps-worthy-of-your-attention/ http://understandinganxiety.wayahead.org.au/getting-help/helpful-websites/ It may still be worth consulting a psychologist as they have a neutral view of you and your thought pattern. For me this is a big bonus as my psychologist can point out when I am being too harsh on my self and help me to correct some of my thought patterns. If you can do just one of the things above (actions or use an app or see a psychologist) you might find you start to improve your mental well being. I've PM'd you as well. Let me know if I can be of assistance. All the best. Steve.
  4. It's the strangest thing. You expect a burbling V8 and instead... that RB powered sound. 🤔
  5. https://www.facebook.com/RacePaceMotorsport/posts/2454637471269710 For those of you on FriendFace...
  6. Here's a video of it on a Dyno: https://www.whichcar.com.au/tv/xy-falcon-with-nissan-gtr-running-gear
  7. Bump. I still have this car. Am still looking to move it on. Let me know if you are interested, it's a good car and a genuine sale. Price is 5k for the lot. Come and see the car, we're nearly back into good weather for car shenanigans...
  8. I kind of like the above as stated by OP. My only comment is where would Build Threads/Upkeep go? I really like these threads and are where I spend quite a bit of time. Could we also add a Build Thread into here like this: 1986-2002 RB Series Forced Induction General Maintenance Suspension & Braking Build / Upkeep I too like the idea of sorting by generation of Skyline. It's how my mind thinks about these cars. I know an awful lot about R32, R33 and R34, but couldn't tell you the first thing about a R35 (ok, well maybe the first thing, but not much else).
  9. I 100% concur with this statement. Apple people seem to be obsessed with apps to a fault. Instead of doing a decent web app/site they chose to release an iPhone and iPad app, then acted all surprised that it needs a billion years of development/support just to keep it running. 😡 (Source: I used to work for the example above).
  10. So I guess I was the only heavy user on the app then... 😮 I have just added the page to my home screen as a shortcut. It's ever so slightly different, but not really an issue. I found that the app (and mobile) are waaaaayy more convenient for uploading images. None of my pictures are on my laptop.
  11. @PranK I would be willing to volunteer my time to assist with the upkeep of the SAU website. I'm not sure what that involves. But I work in IT and have a Support (for a software product) background. If you think i might be of some use to you, please let me know. I can very quickly tell you if i'm in over my head of course.
  12. A budget and location might help you here. Are you looking in Japan also (i'm assuming you are looking in Aus)?
  13. Have a look through these threads. Some are ancient though, so make sure you follow up by viewing their Google or Facebook reviews or asking someone who uses one of them. https://www.sau.com.au/forums/index.php?/topic/455728-Which-Workshop/tuner? https://www.sau.com.au/forums/index.php?/topic/437803-Reputable-Workshop-In-Brisbane https://www.sau.com.au/forums/index.php?/topic/421478-Brisbane-Workshop/tuners? https://www.sau.com.au/forums/index.php?/topic/477015-Mechanics-Brisbane-Area I'm sorry i can't be more help. As mentioned I've never purchased from QLD. [emoji848] Good luck. [emoji106]
  14. Hello Steve. The few cars I've bought interstate I have always had them sent to reputable and widely known GTR workshops for their PPI. I've had one each in WA, NSW and Vic. No garage worth their salt would turn you down and a buyer who won't reasonably let it be inspected is probably hiding something. My advice would be to find out who is the leading couple of Japanese/GTR workshop/tuners and make some calls. People who look at these cars day in day out can spot a dud a mile away. What i will add though, is any PPI is better than none. Best of luck! [emoji16]
  15. I'm slightly ashamed to admit this buuuut... for my old ute. I had tube of silicone (yeah, for bathrooms...) hanging around and a headliner that wouldn't stop drooping. I squeezed it into the space between roof and headliner. Propped up the headliner with cut garden stakes (full bogan engineering) and cardboard (cause whatever is touching it sticks). Then left it overnight. Headliner never moved a millimetre after that. Of course it took quite a while to remove the cardboard completely, but i didn't care cause it didn't caress my head anymore every time I drove anywhere. My advice? Probably easier to do it the right way by strengthening and attaching properly. Rather than tarnishing the headliner with some terrible backyard solution. I'm slightly older and ever so slightly wiser now.
  16. Hey Alex... Me again. One thing that might help you is if you learn to heel and toe. It will assist you in being a little smoother on downshifts as the car doesn't re-engage gears quite as roughly. It's just a suggestion though, feel free to ignore. I learned by reading (i think the original Gran Turismo book had a good section) and watching YouTube videos then practicing in everyday driving (where safe). Once you can do it easily in slow driving you can start to do it when you're going faster and faster. It becomes second nature. Of course, you do you. I love your videos and can't wait to see more. [emoji16][emoji106]
  17. It's not bad. I don't know about awesome. [emoji848] Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And all i want is a decent new wagon... [emoji16]
  18. Bit the bullet... I'm wrecking my wagon. We dont need two, plus no one would give me any decent money for it with spun bearings ($500 was the highest offer).
  19. Am i the only one that thinks that the Tiburon (that exact model) is one of the best looking coupes that has been manufactured? I genuinely think they are gorgeous and would love to own one myself (i'm particularly partial to red or yellow ones).
  20. I have not driven the Nordschliefe in real life, but I've clocked hundreds of hours on PS and Xbox (that counts right?). It's one of the places I want to go most of all. Hopefully i'll be over there next summer to run a lap or two. I watch a lot of tutorials on the ring on youtube. Probably the most useful ones are from: Bridge to Gantry: https://www.youtube.com/user/nurburgdale RSRNurburg: https://www.youtube.com/user/RSRNurburg My only comments on your driving is "good job". You didn't go crazy, were patient and were very disciplined in your lane choice. You appear to be the type of driver people like. You also left some space/speed in reserve just in case. Kudos on this point. I see a lot of the accidents on the ring appear to be because people are driving on the limit of their ability and then a oil patch or wild bus appears... I would love to watch more of your videos from the ring, keep them coming!
  21. Dude... you were waaaay off. We're there now. [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
  22. Not the first time, i've been made redundant once before, but there was no issue last time because it was just me and my girlfriend (now wife). Now though, my wife was working part time and we have two children. It didn't help that it was kind of my dream job, and I loved it. It was also handled very, very poorly by the company (they shut an entire office, we all had different end dates, sworn to secrecy etc etc). I told my psychologist that part of the problem was, I got into a "loop" of negative thinking about that redundancy. What will I do for a job, how will we pay bills/eat etc. The totally stupid thing is, we have enough savings to last quite some time and not only that we have to GTRs that we could sell for money. I was super fixated on the negative aspects, thinking i'd never be able to find a job, worried about money, worried about our future. It is one of the things i discuss constantly with my psychologist, I was concentrating too hard on "what ifs" and theoretical situations. Instead, in the last month or two, i'm focusing more on what i can do and what I can change. Ironically, after panicking, it turns out my skill set is sought after, especially as a private contractor. I've been silly, but as I mentioned above, I just couldn't see the forest for the trees. Right now, i'm very happy, have a degree of freedom in my work like never before and am able to better balance work and life. It's all come good, I just need to see some of the positives of actions and not always jump to the negative side of my thinking.
  23. Hey all, Just a quick update to this one. I'm still here and feeling much better about life in general. I've managed to, after being made redundant which sort of started all this, create my own consulting business, find a couple of contracts and am now earning more than I ever did prior to now. I have also started: Going for a walk or bike ride every day (no excuses even just to the Post Office or on a conference call). Eating 3 meals a day. Signed up to help with Cars and Coffee Melbourne (a positive, me only activity) Seeing a psychologist. I guess i just wanted to just re-assure everyone here (thank you all very kindly for being so supportive), that I am doing very well and to make sure that anyone who reads this in the future can see that improvement does come, if you work on it, if you make change and most importantly, if you say something to someone who can help you. It doesn't need to be a psychologist or doctor (but they're both good options), just speak to someone you trust and tell them you're not feeling right. Anyone who dismisses you isn't the right person, keep trying people want to listen and help you. Obviously it's not a quick fix, but I do feel better, and can see the difference in my thinking. I'll keep updating as I go.
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