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06-10-2009 04:08 PM
Originally Posted by thehubster View Post
so after reading this whole thing i think i have found that the most important thing is the driver.
You're learning fast Grasshopper.
06-10-2009 02:05 AM
Originally Posted by steve35svt View Post
Yea, after driver ability.
so after reading this whole thing i think i have found that the most important thing is the driver. The car is a big part but only when you know how to push your car to the edge, becuase then the only thing for you to do is move the edge. this was an awesome thread lots of info and plenty of exp. thanks guys.
03-29-2009 08:00 PM
Originally Posted by killerkane View Post

most important things in autocross
Yea, after driver ability.
03-29-2009 07:43 PM
killerkane tires

most important things in autocross
03-01-2009 06:08 PM
Insane I recently put on the Eibach 25mm rear sway bar and I still have the OEM stock sway bar on due to problems with fitment. Since I've had it on I had a nice warm day to see what I got. With everything out of the rear and tires down to 32psi I noticed it was a bit tail happy if pushed a little more. It honestly scared me. With the stock sway bar in front I don't feel as confident as I did with the OEM bar. So, if your going to keep the front sway bar stock I wouldn't go with anything bigger than a 24mm bar in the rear. I do think however the Eibach kit will handle very well once I received the right bar and have it installed. With the 16X7 rotas and 215/45/16 kuhmo xs my car should be a delightful drive.
03-01-2009 02:14 PM
Jonathan Rice Awesome thread! I've learned so much!

Someone needs to make a thread about how to lighten your focus.
02-23-2009 08:06 PM
SMITHBOY76908 I appreciate all the input everyone. I got my ford racing shocks/struts from cfm. I haven't installed them yet though. I'm definitely looking forward to it.
02-22-2009 09:47 PM
I still need to get me one of those.
yes you do bill yes you do!
02-22-2009 08:27 PM
steve35svt Right now I'm playing in G-stock so I'm kind of limited to tire pressure adjustments. Maybe once I convince the I'd get better mileage with adjustable shocks it will be a little more tuneable. Thanks for the input.
02-22-2009 07:33 PM
Originally Posted by steve35svt View Post
I just read your last post on removing the back seat, somebody might disagree with me but I leave the spare tire in(secured properly) for balance. The focus is a nose heavy front drive. Just my thoughts, feel free to debate.
I would say the weight balance thing can be helpful, but I think the benefit of removing that much weight is more helpful than leaving it in.

The focus does like to throttle off oversteer, but you can use that to your advantage on an course, and dial it down a bit with swaybar and tire pressure adjustment. The throttle off oversteer is even more helpful if you're running an LSD...I still need to get me one of those.
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