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Old 03-28-2009, 08:49 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by klemenz View Post
Nice! I wish I had the time and money to get started...
Just start off with auto X events and a few HPDE/track days.

Go get the SCCA book "Go Ahead Take The Wheel" which is like every low budget racer's bible.

My friend's RX7 I drove in this video, is a very modest race car.

It has some trick suspension parts but he built them himself, or traded favors.

Taking a perfectly good car and turning it into a racer like I have, IS NOT a smart way to go, it just worked out that way for me.

You can find crashed cars with minor damage, just light front or rear hits with no major suspension/frame damage to build a race car from, it's gonna get dented if you are trying to win races, it make no sense to use a pristine car.

The only thing you can't really avoid cost wise, are tires. Essesntially it's just a matter of "how fast to you want to go" vs "how much $$ you want to spend"

When startging out, you can get some used tires from guys that have the $$ for new stuff more often, and they sell off their worn but 80% functional tires.
213 whp / 160 wtq D23 NA with stock intake and TB.

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I like the same qualities in women and pistons; Lightweight, fast, and with the smallest skirts possible...
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