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11-14-2009 01:18 PM
bringler26 Any more tips for me to get ready for next season?

EDIT: I updated the first post.
11-10-2009 07:30 PM
bringler26 The luk clutch is an oe replacement so ill pretend its oe
11-10-2009 03:14 PM
Auto-X-ZTS "technically" anything other than an OE clutch puts you out of ST and into SP...just so you know.
11-10-2009 02:30 PM
bringler26 Im am planning on buying dunlop z1 star specs next spring. Im not getting the torsen since i definitely dont want to be any higher than the st class. At least not at this point I would rather learn to drive before getting extreme into autocross. At some point my car will probably go to the extreme but that wont be for a few years. Im doing a clutch for sure and my neighbor works for luk so he can get me a good deal on a clutch package minus flywheel. I will be having the trans rebuilt due to a third gear grind. I thank everyone that is giving me clues as Im new into the sport.
11-10-2009 11:10 AM
carguychris IMHO the best way to plan an autox project car is to decide the class you want to run in, read and re-read the rules for the class multiple times, and ask plenty of questions if you don't understand any particular provisions in the rules.

Also, always remember the Top Ten things that will improve the times of any autox car, in order of priority:
  1. Tires
  2. Tires
  3. Tires
  4. Tires
  5. Driver skill and seat time
  6. Driver skill and seat time
  7. Driver skill and seat time
  8. Driver skill and seat time
  9. Suspension and brakes*
  10. Engine and transmission*
*If the car has a major mechanical issue, such as seriously worn shocks or a slipping clutch, it should be replaced. However, if the car is in basically good mechanical condition, anything you do to the suspension, engine, or tranny will have little effect compared to a good set of tires.

If you look through lots of autox-related forums and magazine articles, you may get the mistaken impression that minute details of suspension and engine setup are really important for good autox times. However, in many cases, these sorts of threads and articles are written by highly skilled drivers who already have great tires; in other words, they've already proverbially pruned the low-hanging fruit. They're after the last few tenths of a second.

Yes, what I'm trying to say is that you should buy the best tires (and widest wheels, class allowing) that you can afford. If this means forgetting the flywheel, then forget it.
11-10-2009 09:24 AM
bringler26 Well that will certainly be remove from my list of things to purchase then.
11-10-2009 08:47 AM
wrc_fan You would be in STX with a LSD.
11-09-2009 04:55 PM
bringler26 wait just viewing classing rules and came up with a question would adding a torsen push me out of st and in stx class?
11-08-2009 01:28 AM
bringler26 Well the decision has been made! The new family autox car is........












MINE!!!!! This means Ill be getting some new goodies for nest season! WOOT. I will be buying tires and a new flywheel my parents and sister will help me by a torsen and a new clutch as mine has seen its better days! Im excited now!
11-04-2009 02:58 PM
Dcl2049 That's why you get a 90's MR2 turbo if you want a mid engine car.

My brother has a 91 that's the N/A 2.2L but it's still a blast and pretty quick.
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