And they said FWD was hard to spin - Page 2 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Racing Discussions > Autocross Racing

Autocross Racing The place to discuss information about autocross stats, tips and events. Track sanctioned events only.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-24-2008, 07:12 PM   #11
kimbo305
Focus Addict
 
kimbo305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52390
Location: Cambridge, MA
What I Drive: '00 Zetec ZX3

Posts: 881
FF Reputation: 12 kimbo305 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by macdiesel View Post
Damn, you'll be cleaning the inside of your car for a year getting all that dirt out.
Well since I'm planning on selling it, it's high time for a lovely detailing. I'm taking it in tomorrow in fact.
__________________
check out my Fiesta Movement entry: youtube.com/watch?v=dXY3mi1NWeg&eurl=http://www.focusfanatics.com
I wholeheartedly endorse McNew's for installing and tuning your Focus.
kimbo305 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-25-2008, 10:11 AM   #12
WUGcatsvt
Obama Can't Gymkhana
 
WUGcatsvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Fan#: 36697
Location: Pensacola, FL, FL
What I Drive: 02 SVT, 86 BMW E30, 10 VW GTI

Posts: 8,568
FF Reputation: 62 WUGcatsvt Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (18)
haha... Thats Great... Dirt EVERYWHERE... Ive seen a few FWDs wipeout.. Its hard to get a focus to though..
warneej wiped out like that but instead of dirt, he got a face full of tire..
__________________
"No, the Focus is SLOW and just kinda stays that way."-Joe GCR SCCA VP
gumpcrew#10
Gulf Coast Region #12 - Me-45 DSP
My Girl-451 DSPL
WUGcatsvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 10:18 PM   #13
SLVRbulletSVT03
Focus Addict
 
SLVRbulletSVT03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Fan#: 14449
Location: Gastonia, NC
What I Drive: 2003 CD Silver SVTF

Posts: 758
FF Reputation: 3 SLVRbulletSVT03 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
Best line in the whole video "Are you ok. Yeah.....I gotta finish the course"....HAHA! x100 no the dirt though....
__________________
-03 CD Silver SVTF-
SLVRbulletSVT03 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 12:07 AM   #14
jinstall
Deutsche Arsche
 
jinstall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 9730
Location: El Paso TX/Friedrichsdorf DE, TX
What I Drive: 01 ZX3RACECAR/04 ST170/13 FST2

Posts: 2,385
FF Reputation: 4 jinstall Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
This is one of the reasons we require the windows to be rolled up here. I spun the last weekend as well when the ABS went into "ice mode" It went about 410 deg before stopping. It was not the first time, but when it happens it is kindo if fun just holding on and seeing what the car does on it's own.
__________________
2001 Focus ZX3 Race Car in Germany-Ours
2010 Renault Clio 1.2 16V in Germany-Hers
2004 SVTF EAP/ST170-Mine
2013 Focus ST2 TS NAV SUNROOF-Hers
jinstall is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 12:13 AM   #15
kimbo305
Focus Addict
 
kimbo305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52390
Location: Cambridge, MA
What I Drive: '00 Zetec ZX3

Posts: 881
FF Reputation: 12 kimbo305 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jinstall View Post
This is one of the reasons we require the windows to be rolled up here. I spun the last weekend as well when the ABS went into "ice mode" It went about 410 deg before stopping. It was not the first time, but when it happens it is kindo if fun just holding on and seeing what the car does on it's own.
I'd rather have that rule, but the local club wants windows down so they can yell to you if something's wrong upcourse. I thought that's what the flags were for :)
__________________
check out my Fiesta Movement entry: youtube.com/watch?v=dXY3mi1NWeg&eurl=http://www.focusfanatics.com
I wholeheartedly endorse McNew's for installing and tuning your Focus.
kimbo305 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 07:44 AM   #16
jinstall
Deutsche Arsche
 
jinstall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Fan#: 9730
Location: El Paso TX/Friedrichsdorf DE, TX
What I Drive: 01 ZX3RACECAR/04 ST170/13 FST2

Posts: 2,385
FF Reputation: 4 jinstall Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
That is why we have big red flags.
__________________
2001 Focus ZX3 Race Car in Germany-Ours
2010 Renault Clio 1.2 16V in Germany-Hers
2004 SVTF EAP/ST170-Mine
2013 Focus ST2 TS NAV SUNROOF-Hers
jinstall is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 07:58 AM   #17
Dcl2049
MyCarBreaksAlot
 
Dcl2049's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Fan#: 18957
Location: Auburn, AL
What I Drive: 2002 Malibu Blue ZX3

Posts: 8,609
FF Reputation: 69 Dcl2049 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I'm glad we have a huge landing pad for helicopters at our region rather than a narrow runway to race on. That's insane.

Did you have to change your shorts after that? I know I would have... I would be so worried I'd take the roll after digging my tires into the dirt like that.
__________________
Yes, that is a banana in my pocket.
Dan - gumpcrew #4
[BBS][Borla][Focus Central][Hella][K&N][Koni][Lentech][Wings West]
#23 STS Wiregrass Region SCCA
Dcl2049 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2008, 09:23 PM   #18
warneej
BodyKits=PantiesDrop
 
warneej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Fan#: 20372
Location: Bradenton, FL
What I Drive: 04 ZX3 D23E-10SES Sedan-12 Ti Hatch

Posts: 13,167
FF Reputation: 200 warneej Excellent Standing Memberwarneej Excellent Standing Memberwarneej Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
Quote:
Originally Posted by WUGcatsvt View Post
haha... Thats Great... Dirt EVERYWHERE... Ive seen a few FWDs wipeout.. Its hard to get a focus to though..
warneej wiped out like that but instead of dirt, he got a face full of tire..
hah yeah i spun out HARD a few weeks ago and got a mouth full of my own tire smoke

and then this past weekend i did it again...i'm the only FWD car i've seen at any of my events that can manage to spin...a mini cooper S came close but wasn't going fast enough to rotate past 90

i could never drive with my windows up tho, i feel so out of tune with the surroundings if i can't feel the wind and whatnot

nice dirty-ass interior haha
__________________
Disciple of the "Push harder, suck less" school of autocross.

173.4whp
gump
crew #6
warneej is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2008, 09:40 PM   #19
kimbo305
Focus Addict
 
kimbo305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Fan#: 52390
Location: Cambridge, MA
What I Drive: '00 Zetec ZX3

Posts: 881
FF Reputation: 12 kimbo305 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Well at least I didn't spin out there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GhGlErmrGM&fmt=18
__________________
check out my Fiesta Movement entry: youtube.com/watch?v=dXY3mi1NWeg&eurl=http://www.focusfanatics.com
I wholeheartedly endorse McNew's for installing and tuning your Focus.
kimbo305 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.