Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > Autocross Racing > first autocross this weekend, setup tips?

Autocross Racing The place to discuss information about autocross stats, tips and events. Track sanctioned events only.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: first autocross this weekend, setup tips? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
09-25-2008 09:41 AM
RideRed0331 no there definetly is a first timer class, I already registered for it...

Thanks for the tips though!!
09-25-2008 09:25 AM
illinipo 93 octane does nothing if youre not tuned for it

dont pump the tires until you get there!!

No such thing as a first timer class... Novice classes are open to drivers in their first calendar year of driving
09-24-2008 03:21 PM
the-truth81 where can i find and enter into an auto-x here in ohio. just need to know how to search and sign up or the procedures to get in. typically what do the tracks charge? things like that
09-24-2008 03:03 PM
wrc_fan Check out the autocross section, plenty of good tips there. In gereral, most people run higher tire pressures with the rear tires between 3-6 psi lower than the front.

If you can (room in the paddock to leave them), I take out the spare, the jack, the carpet cover for the spare, and the rear cover thingie out. I also fold my rear seats down (personal preference). Remove anything loose from the car as well. Things will fly around your car if you don't.

Bring masking tape to make numbers, most clubs don't allow shoe polish anymore. A check of the fluids is a good idea, I also run on an 1/8 tank of gas if possible. Bring your motorcycle helmet too, you don't want to wear a loaner if you don't have to.
09-24-2008 02:47 PM
Dcl2049 Intake and rims puts you in STS class, which isn't a bad one to be in IMO. Good competition even though Civics do have an edge on you; it's a challenge.

I'm not sure about the other mods, but unless your region is overtly technical (this isn't Nationals) then they should probably just put you in STS.
09-24-2008 02:28 PM
RideRed0331 I also have a Steeda SRI, and Steeda wires w/ new copper plugs for the performance part, but the STS and CFM rear engine mount will not be noticed nor affect my placement (I think?)...

I'm starting to see there's no cance for me to stay in that first timer class, huh?
09-24-2008 01:36 PM
killer ZETEC the tech guys (if they know their shit) will place you in the right class. if all youve done is wheels and tiress you will be in the more stock vehicle classes.
some cars though already come in bone stock at a higher class. (things like evo's and sti's) try to avoid getting into that class.
09-23-2008 11:13 PM
zantar If you are racing on street tires I would start tire pressure at 50 front and 44 rear and then adjust. This works wonders with my setup, a slight tendency to oversteer but nothing that stomping on the go peddle can't fix.
09-23-2008 09:19 PM
RideRed0331 I was under the impression that the first timer class is to get a feel for the race, rather than speed/time. I don't even think trophies are awarded, you get a one time race as a first timer and are then placed into a class from there???
09-23-2008 07:18 PM
Insane
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dcl2049 View Post
That seems way low... I would generally run my 215/40/17 Nittos at like 38f and 36r, otherwise I would be all up on the front sidewalls. Just start out high and bleed down until you figure out your optimal grip, all tires are different.

I just find that with my setup if I go up more I get understeer.

If I go down the road rubs on the sidewall.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.