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autox anyone?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by waktasz, Oct 25, 2005.


  1. waktasz

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    Anyone here Autocross? If so, what are you running?

    Here's my setup


    05 Subaru WRX setup for STX class
    17x7.5" wheels 225/45/17 Toyo T1-s tires
    Eibach springs
    Perrin rear swaybar and endlinks
    Bosal Downpipe
    Catless uppipe
    Espelir catback
    Cobb Accessport engine management running Stage2 93 octane map.
    Kartboy short shifter and bushings.

    Guess what, I still suck :) but it's fun.

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  2. Rob1035

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    Yup, used to do it pretty regularly.

    First, in my Integra Type R
    -intake, header, exhaust (~ 170whp/120tq, 8600rpm)
    -Tein HA coilovers
    -S03s

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    Man I miss that car, but super high insurance, and a few 'incidents' resulted in lost confidence, so I sold it before the market completely tanked. Still spending that money.

    Then, in my current car (daily driver, SUV, weekend car, etc)
    1991 318is
    -exhaust, chip (107whp/100tq lol, 7200rpm)
    -H&R Cup kit, M3 rear sway bar
    -Falken Azenis 215 tires
    -Axxis Ultimate brake pads

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    The 318is is so much slower in a straight line, but on the autocross course, the rwd, lighter weight, and better balance not only make it much more fun, but way more competitive as well. I never trophied, but I definitely kept up with cars way more prepared and expensive than mine.

    I have since put the stock suspension back on the BMW, and quit autocrossing. I'll get back into it once I graduate, get a job, buy enough guns, etc.
     

  3. waktasz

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    How did you like the Falkens? I am looking at the new 615 tire once I kill my Toyos. The Toyos are a GREAT summer street tire, and are excellent in the rain, but kind of sloppy sidewalls make it less than super for autox.
     
  4. Rob1035

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    I absolutely loved the azenis, they were hands down the best bang for the buck street tire ever IMHO. I've heard the new ones are even better, but the price point is much higher, so part of the appeal is gone.

    I co-drove a buddies 325 at one event. Going from crappy regular street tires to those azenis (~75% life left), I dropped 5 whole seconds, which is quite a bit of time on a short, 45 second course.
     
  5. rammie

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    Nice lookin Subie there, I'm wondering what other cars are grouped in your class. I've checked out some info online but do you know how they classify vehicles?
     
  6. dave27

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    Yep, S2000 in stock class(AS) running V710s, otherwise ALL stock. I actually made it to 6 events this year.

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  7. Rob1035

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    hell yes. there's a local guy with a bone stock s2k who regularly FTDs or close, even over trailered cars...
     
  8. dave27

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    That sounds about right. The S2Ks pretty much dominate every event around here (Finger Lakes Region SCCA). I'm usually the slowest S2000 but still place in the top 7 or 8 for raw times (out of 100+ drivers). The good S2K drivers are usually in the top 3. We have some pretty sick EMod cars/drivers so beating them out for FTD is pretty tough. But some have done it.

    I love the car, I just wish I could drive it better!! ;f
     
  9. waktasz

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    STX is a street tire class that allows some mods, mostly larger wheels/tires, suspension, intake and ECU programming, some other minor stuff included too. Mini Cooper S, BMW 3 series, Nissan SE-R, Lexus IS300, Subaru WRX and others run in this class, for up to 2liter turbo or 5.0Liter N/A cars (I think)
     
  10. Rob1035

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    Around here, STX="Spec WRX"
     
  11. waktasz

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    The guys who win around here alternate between the Mini S, a WRX, and an older BMW m3.