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Old 05-20-2011, 03:02 AM   #1
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Car has

Full boltons
Xida Clubsports 700/450
Rb sway
15x9 225rs3

The run was FTD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4br9Uk_b5c
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I thought you had to run 350/200lb springs to win in Auto-X?
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$1800 suspension to run ~ 60 sec around a parking lot 4 time over a weekend... autox makes no sense
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$1800 suspension to run ~ 60 sec around a parking lot 4 time over a weekend... autox makes no sense
Building a car for autox . . . Maybe, Going to autox. . . NO

Yeah its next to no seat time, but there is an event damn near every weekend. . . usually closer to your house. . . and for 1/10th of the price (at least around here where track days at LRP run $400)

I still plan on going to autox even after my car is more track friendly .
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$1800 suspension to run ~ 60 sec around a parking lot 4 time over a weekend... autox makes no sense
Let's see you do it.
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$1800 suspension to run ~ 60 sec around a parking lot 4 time over a weekend... autox makes no sense
Not that I totally disagree with you. The amount of drive time at an autox is pretty friken low, and the dollar to driving time, isn't anywhere near as good as a track day.

But it isn't totally worthless. Besides being cheap, they are frequent and local. SCCA's magazine "SPORTSCAR" had an article in this months issue on pro drivers who still autox. Some good skills can be learned, that translate well into higher levels of driving. Especially for newer drivers who would rather find their, and their cars limits at 40mph, instead of 80.

I bet you knew this already though. So I'll be on my way.
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$1800 suspension to run ~ 60 sec around a parking lot 4 time over a weekend... autox makes no sense
I have plenty of track miles im my old subaru wrx sti. Seeing how I had to sell my car to afford aviation school, I'm lucky to be able to afford the mods I have. Sadly, a roll bar, seats, harness, fire entinguisher, track pads, track fees, and consumables are not in the budget untill im done school. Untill then 35$ lunch included, and minimal wear and tear fits the bill.
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Let's see you do it.
Yeah. It's quite humbling.

After some years spent autocrossing with track days off the schedule for me…I did a track day driving at 7 tenths. Passing car after car of the regulars getting all twitchie and overloaded. Not everyone of course, there were plenty with a clue. Autocross requires car control skills. Track days often don't require as much despite the much higher speeds.
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If a non boosted Miata on Street tires set FTD either A) Those shocks are f&#king amazing or B) Nobody else showed up

I'm hopping for option A because my set is set to ship next week......FINALLY.
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So sliding through a turn at ~50mph takes more car control then a slide at ~90 mph?

I'm going to need some datalogs of this.
If you can autocross well…you'll kick butt open tracking against nearly all of the trackies in similar cars.

If you can track well, you may not do nearly as well at autocross. It can be pretty humbling. As in not being a couple tenths off the pace. Not being a couple seconds off the pace. Not being…

It's all good. There are lots of ways to have fun on four wheels.

On getting a bit over the edge…you do this often in autocross since only your ego can be hurt for the most part. Most folks hold back more than they realize on the open track. Not all of course, but tons.
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Let's see you do it.
did it, hated it, never going back unless it's on someone else tires.
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did it, hated it, never going back unless it's on someone else tires.
You didn't get your butt kicked did you?
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You didn't get your butt kicked did you?
they actuarially called the day, a wind storm showed up and ripped the roof off a hander and deposited it on the autox.

i ran 4 laps and thought it was ok, went to hallett a week later and came in my pants so much then did the math. autox, $40 for 4 - 8 laps vs $95-150 for hour to hour in a half with the same tire ware. fuel was only a extra tank for track days.
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There's a $15 autocross nearby my house. That's the price for nonmembers.
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they actuarially called the day, a wind storm showed up and ripped the roof off a hander and deposited it on the autox.

i ran 4 laps and thought it was ok, went to hallett a week later and came in my pants so much then did the math. autox, $40 for 4 - 8 laps vs $95-150 for hour to hour in a half with the same tire ware. fuel was only a extra tank for track days.
Tire ware over 1.5 hours of tracking is far greater then 4-8 auto-x runs. Far more gas, far more brake wear, far more wear and tear on everyother component. I love track days but the initial price for registration, vs the price of everything needed to complete the full day are far greater then you make them seem.
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the 1/2 places they run in texas eat tires worse then then a track day and there is more car/part ware and gas to buy for a track day but it's still way keep per min / per lap.
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local guy on club sports and RS3. It is amazing his car is up there with the turbo miatas that are worked over, and running Hoosiers A6's on 15x9 wheels.
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