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10-17-2012 06:48 AM
Sully313 I just sold my FMod on Saturday and picked up a SVTF Yesterday. Hopefully I will be joining you at Nationals next year!
09-12-2012 09:18 AM
Zewerr Top speed 3 inch aluminum dressed with a Motordyne titanium tip. It's borderline too loud for me, especially cruising on the trip to and from. I probably should have opted for the third muffler. But it's usually around 85-88 db on the autocross course, so well within limits.
09-11-2012 09:56 PM
AliasJerk what exhaust are you running? It sounds out of this world!
09-11-2012 03:35 PM
wrc_fan good job!
09-10-2012 03:03 PM
Zewerr
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Originally Posted by klodkrawler05 View Post
are you actually running AST shocks? how do you like them if so?
Nah. I'm just trying to collect AST gift certificates. I'm running on GAZ shocks. I'm considering using AST when I go STF, but I probably won't, since they're about three times the cost of anything else (even with a $750 off coupon I already have).

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Originally Posted by klodkrawler05 View Post
and those slaloms were 30 paces cone to cone vs the 15 paces at local events. I literally had to unlearn how I slalom and just go WOT through them while holding on for dear life!
One of our locals uploaded this video of one of his runs on the east course where he was riding the rev limiter through the entire rear slalom.

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09-10-2012 01:18 PM
mac.mogul
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Originally Posted by klodkrawler05 View Post
and those slaloms were 30 paces cone to cone vs the 15 paces at local events. I literally had to unlearn how I slalom and just go WOT through them while holding on for dear life!
THAT sounds fun!
09-10-2012 12:46 PM
klodkrawler05
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Originally Posted by Zewerr View Post
Though, it was only my first trip to Nats, I was originally disappointed in the results. I was hoping to run out of there with a new red jacket, lots of new tires and contingency winnings, and my picture in the next Sports Car. But after I reflected on it, I'm still pretty happy for a podium finish.
I had similar hopes driving the purple dodge neon in FSP, sadly I didnt fare anywhere near as well as you! 11th out of 16 (my co-driver whose been racing the neon for 5 years placed 6th)

Being the only SP car at nationals still on stock shocks probably didnt help our chances (they came with koni yellows from the factory but we didnt have coilovers)

I kept walking by your car on Wednesday hoping to stop and talk to you but never saw you! are you actually running AST shocks? how do you like them if so?

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Originally Posted by ecugrad View Post
Nice vids Bill, those courses are just wildly different than anything we get to see locally. Its almost like a totally different sport!
Thats exactly right!

local events for me are between .5-.75 miles long and typically average 60-75 second times. both the east and west course were a full mile long and we saw times in the low 60's on the west course! and high 60s on the east. which basically means the west course was twice as fast as I'm used too

Its an extremely tough learning curve in a car you've only done 5 runs in prior to nationals.

and those slaloms were 30 paces cone to cone vs the 15 paces at local events. I literally had to unlearn how I slalom and just go WOT through them while holding on for dear life!


Either way congrats on showing the focus can still be competitive nationally!
09-10-2012 08:58 AM
GodLovesUgly WOW... Lincoln looks like so much fun.. reminds me of an old venue we use to have out in Wendover, NV.
i need to get out there.
Nice runs Bill!
09-10-2012 08:36 AM
ecugrad
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It's funny that you mention the Fiat. There was an Abarth running in G-stock with the rumor floating around that it got on two wheels two separate times. I didn't get to see it personally, but I did watch some runs, and there definitely didn't seem like there was much on that inside from wheel on hard cornering.
I know the guys who ran the Abarth, I'll have to ask them when I see them at the next local event.

Nice vids Bill, those courses are just wildly different than anything we get to see locally. Its almost like a totally different sport!
09-10-2012 08:23 AM
mac.mogul
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Originally Posted by tigercrazy718 View Post
fiat 500s cant run unless theyre the abarth. theyre too tall compared to the width. at least thats what my local region says
I have heard several reports that they are very roly-poly at auto-x events and road courses.
They definitely need to be lowered and have weight removal before they are safe to race.
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