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05-29-2009 09:03 PM
Blackcatn2o if you got the money, buy an Areil atom an slap on some r-comps on an eat people.
05-29-2009 07:49 PM
Dudes ZX3 A 2.3 Duratec ZX3 is a proven FSP contender!
05-29-2009 02:55 AM
jrpasmo My friend always wins his class (for like 4th year) with his Citroen Saxo VTS (1.6L)
it's like 750kg/150hp
05-27-2009 03:14 PM
jayel579
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Originally Posted by Auto-X-ZTS View Post
Being successful at autocrossing is more driver than car--put another way, a fast driver in a slow car will beat a slow driver in a fast car
That is someone who knows what he is talking about.

The focus is not a bad car for autocross at all. Stock class not great better at street-prepared level. SVTF are a G-stock car, no way they will beat the Cooper S. They go into DSP which is pretty much dominated by non M3 series BMW. The ZX3 is an H-Stock car but it may be under powered to the Mazada3 and base Coopers. Someone trophied in FSP at nationals with a ZX3 this past year.

Now this is all based off of national competition, not everyone is at that level or even cares to be. I like to because I would like to know how good I am, competition makes you better. That is just my opinion on that. Locally these cars are more then sufficient and are quite good.
05-27-2009 01:30 AM
illinipo Too few cars is also a problem. There aren't many SM or SSM cars here, so the street prepared evos and stis get bumped with me im usually a full second or two back without pax, 3-4 with pax. Hopefully that will be changing this year with my new damper setup and my tuning.
05-27-2009 12:46 AM
Paladin ^^ that's true. aldo beware of the class that looks liek it has way too many cars in it. for instancemy class to avoid here is street modified. there are way to many turbo subies and evo's to compete with. so i'm avoiding getting put in that class if at all possible.
05-26-2009 10:38 PM
focusedaddiction ^^X2!! on the focus.. the wife even autocrosses her wagon & does pretty decent on a local level.
she took the sts title last year '08 in our region.
2007 i took our regions street mod. title in my ZX3 b4 i went turbo.
Your biggest asset will be LOTS of seat time!![drivin] and that's always a good time right!!
05-26-2009 05:20 PM
illinipo
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a good daily driver and also a decent setup for the basic levels of autocrossing.


How about a Focus?
05-26-2009 05:16 PM
silverfocus
wow - lots of responses

Thanks for all the quick responses. My thought process was in line with pretty much what all have said, I just have no experience with autocrossing so wasn't even sure where to start and I appreciate the guidance from those more experienced.
I will use the car I have and learn from there. But, when that car decides to begin stalling more readily and refuses to start up I will need to research something that would hopefully be a good daily driver and also a decent setup for the basic levels of autocrossing.
05-26-2009 04:54 PM
Auto-X-ZTS Being successful at autocrossing is more driver than car--put another way, a fast driver in a slow car will beat a slow driver in a fast car. The car that you pick may ultimately depend on your budget. A Champion SS Z06 Corvette, Porsche or Lotus...or a champion ST class 89-91 Honda Civic Si...there are a whole bunch of ways to get your kicks...and a whole bunch of pricepoints that you can hit along the way.
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