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EOI - December practice day! Roll Call

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Exciting news boys and girls!!

 

Drifting Tasmania can hold another practice day for the year! PROVIDING we get 25+ confirmed entries for the day!!!

 

So no excuses everyone, we need to know ASAP who would enter so we can get this organised!

 

The practice in question will be held December 10th Baskerville raceway (Just under 2 months away so plenty of time to get your hard parkers going :yes:) Another practice day means more opportunity to improve your skills, test out new vehicle setups & mods and best of all another day of fun!

 

A Christmas lunch BBQ and drinks will be running from 3pm onwards at the track.

 

Let’s hear a roll call and get this day organized!

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Looks like it won't be going ahead if no one commits!

 

 

count at least 4 from down my way

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seems a few keen on fb, i think it could be a goer...as i know of a few ppl that are just finishing their builds & would be keen to test it out..

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Just letting everyone know this is going ahead. It may have to be moved to the 3rd, will keeping everyone posted!

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How'd you enjoy Saturday? :)

 

I'm bringing shorts for this one so I can change after driving if it's going to be hot like it was for Round 5! :o

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How'd you enjoy Saturday? :)

 

I'm bringing shorts for this one so I can change after driving if it's going to be hot like it was for Round 5! :o

 

Yeah Saturday was a blast thanks :) Learnt street drifing is way different to actually doing it on the track, I'm officially n00b at this stage :P

 

It was a scorcher of a day aye! Something like a peak of 29 degrees, Shorts sound like a much better option :)

 

I was going to ask you actually, I got pulled up for having stock nissan seat belts at scrutineering (of course I did) Bit of a mistake by me

Was told I need to change them to a cams approved belt which I'm cool with, Just wondering what belts you have in that tidy looking 180 of yours :)

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How'd you enjoy Saturday? :) I'm bringing shorts for this one so I can change after driving if it's going to be hot like it was for Round 5! :o
Yeah Saturday was a blast thanks :) Learnt street drifing is way different to actually doing it on the track, I'm officially n00b at this stage :P It was a scorcher of a day aye! Something like a peak of 29 degrees, Shorts sound like a much better option :) I was going to ask you actually, I got pulled up for having stock nissan seat belts at scrutineering (of course I did) Bit of a mistake by me Was told I need to change them to a cams approved belt which I'm cool with, Just wondering what belts you have in that tidy looking 180 of yours :)

 

 

Oh glad you enjoyed :)

 

Yep, street drifting is not only dodgy, just totally not justified with the drift days we have here in a safe and legal environment, and yes actual drifting is a bit different to the street heros ;)

 

 

Hrm very interesting, I'm running standard seatbelts as I'm sure alot of people are, have actually never heard of standard seatbelts being an issue ever. Let me have a bit of a look in my cams book and see what the issue could be with that... Your seatbelts were bolted in securely ie standard position not loose?

 

 

K editing my post confirming standard belts are allowed: Checking my 2009 CAMS manual - "Seat belts fitted to production cars as standard equipment and marked as complying with ADR 4/00 or 4/01 shall be deemed as complying with AS2596"

 

Which scrutineer told you your standard belts aren't allowed?

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How'd you enjoy Saturday? :) I'm bringing shorts for this one so I can change after driving if it's going to be hot like it was for Round 5! :o
Yeah Saturday was a blast thanks :) Learnt street drifing is way different to actually doing it on the track, I'm officially n00b at this stage :P It was a scorcher of a day aye! Something like a peak of 29 degrees, Shorts sound like a much better option :) I was going to ask you actually, I got pulled up for having stock nissan seat belts at scrutineering (of course I did) Bit of a mistake by me Was told I need to change them to a cams approved belt which I'm cool with, Just wondering what belts you have in that tidy looking 180 of yours :)

 

 

Oh glad you enjoyed :)

 

Yep, street drifting is not only dodgy, just totally not justified with the drift days we have here in a safe and legal environment, and yes actual drifting is a bit different to the street heros ;)

 

 

Hrm very interesting, I'm running standard seatbelts as I'm sure alot of people are, have actually never heard of standard seatbelts being an issue ever. Let me have a bit of a look in my cams book and see what the issue could be with that... Your seatbelts were bolted in securely ie standard position not loose?

 

 

K editing my post confirming standard belts are allowed: Checking my 2009 CAMS manual - "Seat belts fitted to production cars as standard equipment and marked as complying with ADR 4/00 or 4/01 shall be deemed as complying with AS2596"

 

Which scrutineer told you your standard belts aren't allowed?

 

 

 

Exactly! I'm no street hero, I've just had my occasional fun in empty carparks from time to time, not endangering anyone aside from my stupid self of course :)

More than happy to pay the costs and rip it up on the track.

 

Yeah I'm not to sure, he said that the belts are Japanese industry standard and are fine for road use but as far as cams are concerned they are no good. Yeah everything is locked down and secure, when it comes to safety I don't cut corners ;) any thoughts would be awesome thanks :)

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Exactly! I'm no street hero, I've just had my occasional fun in empty carparks from time to time, not endangering anyone aside from my stupid self of course :)

More than happy to pay the costs and rip it up on the track.

 

Yeah I'm not to sure, he said that the belts are Japanese industry standard and are fine for road use but as far as cams are concerned they are no good. Yeah everything is locked down and secure, when it comes to safety I don't cut corners ;) any thoughts would be awesome thanks :)

 

 

Think we have all been a bit silly once or twice in the past, but yea good to see you on the track ;)

 

I will send you a pm now about this and we can get your seatbelt issue sorted :)

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Thanks, definitely recommend everyone to get out there and give it a go :)

 

Cheers for the PM :) Hopefully can get it sorted

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"adm" seateblts are fine, "jdm ones are not...they have to comply with ADR standards, so if you can find some australian ones you will be fine....but really you can pick a harness up for $150 these days so you'd be silly to waste time looking for another standard seatbelt

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Yeah mine are the JDM ones :( damn it! haha I've looked into getting a harness but the downside is i cant just use the existing rear seat mounts due to the angle they are on. so I'd need to put in fresh holes and make anchor plates for it to bolt into. Sounds like too much effort to me :P

If I cant find any ADR approved belts this week I'll look into the harness Idea :)

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google search klippan , they make adr approved seatbelts for most imports , repco sell them if that's easier for you (it does help to have the part number , sometimes the staff aren't real good at ordering the correct item needed )

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Yeah I've managed to get a part number or two from the website so I'll give repco a call tomorrow and see what the go is :) Tnx for the advice

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I would go straight for some sort of harness (prefer 5point as they dont want to slip higher, but 4 point is a start), not so much for safety but more to hold you in the seat and stop you bouncing around.

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just drill a couple of holes in parcel shelf & put a decent sized bolt thru with decent sized washers on each side...thats all i did, havnt had any issues since

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Hahaha Love the concept :P I haven't had time to call repco yet. if they can get me the belt under $100 I'll go with that for now. Too lazy to put in a harness atm. but if its going to be expensive I'll try the big bolts and washers idea ;)

 

5 point is roughly same price as 4 so I'd be silly not to if I did :)

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