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Old 12-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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air temp was about 55, autocross was put on but clemsonscc.org. The cars in the video; gto, my turbo miata, and an H22'd turbo accord with a huge turbo. I'm sure there will be a ton of criticism on my driving, first of all I know I drove horrible... I left myself a lot of room for improvement. Secondly, I had to turn my boost down to wastegate in order to somewhat keep traction, I also forgot I have adjustable coilovers which were set to the the highest stiffness level.

Skip to a minute to see me driving


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I got a DNF for this run since I locked up and missed that gate, my only DNF of the day and he picks this one. Go figure.
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I can see your broken hood in that that vid.
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I can see your broken hood in that that vid.
lol, does look a little ****-eyed. Probably from those insane g forces I was enduring.
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negative, your tires didnt seem to allow insane g's.
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Ha ha... you noticed that. What tire might you recommend? I want something stickier than I already have but at the same time I don't want to burn through them super fast.
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What are you currently running?
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The tires are falken fk452, I think the size is 215/40ZR16 86Y.
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needs more 215/45/16 Khumo XS. and probably a better alignment/tweaks, your car seems to want to plow.
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Something in the 140-200 TW range in a 15" wheel diameter. Should still be able to get 20k miles out of them if you dont drive like a moron constantly.
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If you have 15'" wheels then your best bet is the 195 r1r(not the 205).otherwise look at the Bridgestone star specs and hankook rs3. All three are top tier street tire class models. For the ultimate grip go Hoosier a6. Not cheap, not street able, but very very sticky without the warmup issues of other race tires
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I'm sure there will be a ton of criticism on my driving
nope, no one cares

also lol @ "my first autox" in Race Prep
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If you have 15'" wheels then your best bet is the 195 r1r(not the 205).otherwise look at the Bridgestone star specs and hankook rs3. All three are top tier street tire class models. For the ultimate grip go Hoosier a6. Not cheap, not street able, but very very sticky without the warmup issues of other race tires


195 might be best if you're on stock HP in STS class
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Yup, we all suck to varying degrees. The only way to not suck is to have the name Mark Daddio, you almost don't suck if people refer to you as an alien.

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195 might be best if you're on stock HP in STS class
But the 195 is the only one you can shave into almost a slick...
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195 might be best if you're on stock HP in STS class

People have claimed the 195 R1R is some mythical rubber formulated in the River Sytx while a Gryphon birthed a newborn.
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Thanks for the help guys!!! In this video I forgot I had adjustable coilovers, once I got underneath the car and looked at the rear dial it was set to 8. Then proceeded to immediately turn both of them down to 5 and shaved 3 seconds off my previous runs (was able to apply a wee bit more gas without breaking down into a drift). I went down one more notch to 4, seems to be the perfect balance between roll and traction.

I'll check into these "215/45/16 Khumo XS"
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Autocross isn't racing.
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