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Old 08-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #41
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Yes the standard SM install that ditches the maf and stock ecu is legal in SP.
Well there you go. Settled then. Thanks.
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Thinking of selling my 2000, and picking up a NA to run E Stock. Anyone have personal experience in the class?

I thought I'd use the 2000 for HPDEs, but haven't been able to make the time.
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Its going to die next year and the NB or the Z4 non-M will be the car to have for E street.
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It's actually being eliminated after this year, or you expect it to have no entrants and be phased out?

I didn't find much on it. The Sports Car Club of America Events
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Thinking of selling my 2000, and picking up a NA to run E Stock. Anyone have personal experience in the class?

I thought I'd use the 2000 for HPDEs, but haven't been able to make the time.
Yep DO NOT do any car swapping specifically for stock class autocross for the next year or so. Big shakeups coming.


Instead cutoff the windshield and go fast instead!
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #46
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Thinking of selling my 2000, and picking up a NA to run E Stock. Anyone have personal experience in the class?

I thought I'd use the 2000 for HPDEs, but haven't been able to make the time.
Yeah, don't do that. The SEB is making all kinds of proposals to the "stock" classes. Last I heard on the grape-vine is that next year they will be running the current "stock" along side the new "street" and ditching the RT classes.
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Any suggestions on being quick with performance all seasons? The MSM I'm buying has two sets of wheels, both on this type of tire. Will only be doing a couple of events on them before I have the coin for better tires and wider wheels, but I do want to see if it is possible. I'm figuring just having lighter inputs everywhere? And for tire pressures I guess that will just be something I have to play with the whole day. I'm figuring that I'm gonna just wind up being very tail happy everywhere. Oh well, first event is a practice event anyway.
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Any suggestions on being quick with performance all seasons? The MSM I'm buying has two sets of wheels, both on this type of tire. Will only be doing a couple of events on them before I have the coin for better tires and wider wheels, but I do want to see if it is possible. I'm figuring just having lighter inputs everywhere? And for tire pressures I guess that will just be something I have to play with the whole day. I'm figuring that I'm gonna just wind up being very tail happy everywhere. Oh well, first event is a practice event anyway.

The limit is the limit, find it and stay there! or....

"If you're in complete control, than you're not going fast enough!"

I don't know if it's worth "changing driving style" for all seasons. I bet it will be a good momentum lesson too.
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The limit is the limit, find it and stay there! or....

"If you're in complete control, than you're not going fast enough!"

I don't know if it's worth "changing driving style" for all seasons. I bet it will be a good momentum lesson too.
I did some autocross in my bone stock NA on Barum tires, and it was certainly interesting. I just know things are going to be a bit different with the extra power and stupid ECU
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Any suggestions on being quick with performance all seasons? The MSM I'm buying has two sets of wheels, both on this type of tire. Will only be doing a couple of events on them before I have the coin for better tires and wider wheels, but I do want to see if it is possible. I'm figuring just having lighter inputs everywhere? And for tire pressures I guess that will just be something I have to play with the whole day. I'm figuring that I'm gonna just wind up being very tail happy everywhere. Oh well, first event is a practice event anyway.
More seat time. Best bang for the buck for anyone who's got less than 50 autocrosses.
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More seat time. Best bang for the buck for anyone who's got less than 50 autocrosses.
That's why I love these practice events. Unlimited runs from 9AM-4PM, not many people go, and it's only $20 for non members. Learn a lot, real fast.
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I agree with Tim. SEAT TIME!!! but also put someone else in your car and watch it go around the course. My car got faster when I have someone else's ideas of what was happening when it was running. It gives someone to bounce ideas off of.

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I agree with Tim. SEAT TIME!!! but also put someone else in your car and watch it go around the course. My car got faster when I have someone else's ideas of what was happening when it was running. It gives someone to bounce ideas off of.

Jeremy
I have my friend Jeff to do that, and I'm bringing a friend along to co-drive with me. Jeff races a BSP prepped MSM and I've driven his car, which is an absolute blast. I'll have him drive with me some and also have him drive my car with me riding passenger. My friend drives a VR6 '95 GTI with a LSD, so this is going to be completely different for him, but he may know something that I don't coming from a FF format.
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Make sure you come to A&M this Sunday. I'll be driving the Mini mostly...testing shaved Rivals for the first time versus my worn ones and new ones.

I'll drive Jeff's car a few runs too I'm sure



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I have my friend Jeff to do that, and I'm bringing a friend along to co-drive with me. Jeff races a BSP prepped MSM and I've driven his car, which is an absolute blast. I'll have him drive with me some and also have him drive my car with me riding passenger. My friend drives a VR6 '95 GTI with a LSD, so this is going to be completely different for him, but he may know something that I don't coming from a FF format.
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Make sure you come to A&M this Sunday. I'll be driving the Mini mostly...testing shaved Rivals for the first time versus my worn ones and new ones.

I'll drive Jeff's car a few runs too I'm sure
Oh yes, I'll be there. It's GO FAST time. Hump day means I'm halfway to picking up the car and I'm getting pretty pumped. Wish I could've kept the 6UL's and RS3's, but Mike is keeping them and going to sell them.
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Last Saturday to this Saturday, I did over 1100 miles of awesome in the MSM. First tank of gas got me a staggering 7mpg, although I'm now up to 26.5mpg.
Autocrossed with Texas A&M Sports Car Club at their practice event and know that I have a lot to improve on, but my limitation currently is in alignment and tires (performance all seasons for the loss). Very understeer bias and was pretty annoying during the event. Stock ECU is ****, but makes me laugh through 1st and 2nd gear.
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I feel like I'm only one who races nasa around here....
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I feel like I'm only one who races nasa around here....
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^ Not true. My initial response to that is, if you did actually "race nasa", you wouldn't say that, but then again maybe a bit out of touch.

Lots of us run with NASA here. Steven, Bryan, and I to name a few. Lars has been also...

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I know this forum is more track focused and I'm thankful for that. However, I know a handful of us auto-cross on a regular basis. I'm also extremely tired of some of the keyboard engineers on m.net and I would like a place to express and exchange ideas in the classes we usually run(STS, STR, CSP, SSM, etc).


I run a 99 sport in STR, here's my basic mod-list:
Xida-S 700/400
15x9 6ULs
225/45/15 BFG Rivals(right now)
RB hollow front-sway, 949 end-links, no rear
ES poly bushings motor mounts, diff, and control-arms
brake pads, organic(yup) front, Carbotech AX6 rear
Custom "cold-air" intake
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Custom exhaust, high-flow cat, Borla resonator
DPtune ecu "reflash"
2140lbs with a gal of gas, which means I need to drop weight!




I did have a 94 R that was prepped similar to this, save the bushings and a lot less power. I bought this 99 already prepped, so I'm happy I got it I've done 1 tour with the car thus far, Blytheville in July. I had a pretty terrible performance, driving like a nanny-boy on the grippy concrete, but my co-driver was leading after day 1 ahead of a previous national champ! He ended up 3rd after day 2 which was very respectable and netted us a tire. I ended up mid-pack, 8th or something like that easily could of been in the trophies though.(coulda,shoulda,woulda)

I'm wanting to drop weight, obviously. I still have the stock battery that I need to replace, replacing the stock seats may net me another 10lbs but I really want better bracing. Going to the edge of the rules, I could get the Wilwood BBK and 2-piece rotors. Only issue I could see with that is if the base compound of brake pads that wilwood sends out is weak enough to keep the brake bias down in the front. A local guy did that mod on his 03 that he did a CS conversion on and he told me the bite wasn't any stronger than a Hawk HPS. I could also get aluminum/tubular lower control arms, as I've been told and how the rule-book reads you can replace one of the control arms(top or bottom) on the car. I figure the lower arm is heavier. If I do that, I'll post RESULTS of that mod and I won't ******* speculate and question it until I have DATA.
Details on the pink FD please. o.o
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