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Old 09-26-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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Autocross pivots or 360's;what are your proven techniques?

I have tried these a few different ways with mixed success.(only my second time A/Xing))The course I have been to has two of them,one is at the far end of a long section, 180 degree direction change and the approach is wide open second gear(40mph),optional left or right.I have tried hard on the brakes,into first gear,turn and accelerate out.I have tried going wide in second gear going as tight as the understeer will allow me and lastly,the old parking brake slide-in skidding tight,turning and accelerate out.The fastest seems to be hard braking into first gear and turn,but when I ask around,I get lots of variations on all three styles as answers. The second pivot is a 360 degree with lots of room to be creative,but more like 30mph.It seems like the fastest cars go into the corner in first,turn and accelerate out,but they are rear wheel drive with serious HP.I am on the verge of doing a Torsen just for the fact there does not seem to be a "fast" way for me to take these without feeling like I'm pulling into Grannys driveway.Any tips from the veterans?


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