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10-23-2005 06:50 PM
Originally posted by Carrera26
I see a lot of people spending $$$ on equipment that's just a crutch for their bad driving skills.

Ain't that the truth. Seriously, you just need to go out there and try it stock for fun. You may not even possibly like autocross (doubtful, but possible), so why spend money loading up your car for no reason? Have fun and don't worry about competition. You need to know where you stand before you even start competing anyway.
10-20-2005 11:47 AM
Carrera26 Some of the best drivers in the country run in the stock classes. Because of R-Compoud legality in the Stock class, you can often go faster than the STS/STX guys anyway.

And I agree, you really don't know what you car does/should do/you would like it to do, until you take it out there and push it to the limit. And even then, most of the time you could get what you were looking for with better driving anyway. I see a lot of people spending $$$ on equipment that's just a crutch for their bad driving skills.
10-19-2005 01:22 AM
Oni You know, another good reason to just start and worry about modding later is because after pushing your car to the limits on the track, you may find that what you wanted to change, you really don't. It's a good way to really get to know the limitations of your car and your dislikes with it before just picking stuff everyone else is doing. You may want to run competitively, and if you're on a tight budget, staying in your stock class may be the funnest route to take.
10-13-2005 11:36 AM
..:: sleestak ::.. ^^ cause they should be, lol.
10-10-2005 11:22 AM
Oni Yeah, that's right. ZX3's do run H Stock. I don't know why I assume everyone drives an SVT.
09-27-2005 03:46 AM
Daeron ZX3's run in HS, not GS

Fastest car we have around here (aside from the 15 or so CSP Miata's) is a BMW M3 and a tweaked out RX7. It's fun no matter what you drive.

Suggestions before going...get a good tire pressure gauge and one of those cig lighter air pumps (or one of the air tanks if you want to go for that instead). You have no idea how much tire pressures can change how your car performs!!!
09-26-2005 12:34 PM
Carrera26 We had a guy with a Diesel Rabbit who was always in the top 10, so anything can be fast. Those MR2s are awesome, but the SVTF isn't as far off as you might think. I was 1.55 sec (29.3 +1 cone him vs. 30.85 no cones me) behind the fastest car on Saturday which was a CSP Miata.
09-26-2005 11:34 AM
Oni One of the fastest stock cars I've ever seen autocross is the Toyota MR2. Holy sh... to give you a comparision of its times vs. the G stock times. Of course, it runs in C stock. My best time was 50.7xx. His fastest time was 44.6xx. The fastest street legal car was, so you can see how it stacks up. He was running on street tires just as I was. Scary, isn't it?
09-26-2005 10:10 AM
Carrera26 Don't wait for anything man. Like they said, it's mostly the driver. I run in G-Stock on street tires, with NO mods, and at the Evo school this weekend I ended up just 4 tenths of a second behind a 2002 modified Corvette, ran right with and sometimes beat WRXs and STIs. I was 1 of just 2 guys there with no mods, but I did really well.
09-25-2005 09:15 PM
zx3Fletch go do it....more experience the better....just got back from autox today....yet miserable from all the Rita Rain
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