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Old 06-25-2010, 03:27 PM   #97
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^^^16" wheels with 215/45/16 tires.
That 1" less diameter makes a huge difference in the bottom end performance.

I still use 2nd gear more often than not though, as 1st will spin the piss out of the inside tire coming out of a tight turn.
^^^Versus 2nd gear which pulls hard without any spin.

Course design plays a huge roll in gear selection as well.
I'm thinking our courses are a little more open than yours?

BTW, I still need to get video up from last weekend...haven't had the time.
I've got some great shots of the "shuffle steering" technique that I'm sure you'd love to check out.
Just to refresh your memory:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...8&postcount=52
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