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Old 10-14-2009, 10:00 PM   #21
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My Focus now turned 100k not to long ago. I have not ran at all this year, damn kids. But the prior 3 years I ran it pretty religiously between 3 scca clubs (almost every weekend). I have never needed to tow, work on, or second guess the Focus while running it around the cones. We have even 2 drivered it a few times last season.

I can't encourage this enough. Please purchase a set of rims/tires to designate for autoX use. I'm pissed I didn't listen to this advice earlier. Your tires are fine for one or 2 events, but after 4 or 5 the tires are most likely no longer safe to drive on the road.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:04 PM   #22
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yeah, that's my plan. get a new set of wheels and tires for the cones. i will most likely run the set up i have for a couple of events to see if i like it, then buy them of course.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:20 PM   #23
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adding to my thread, after reading the rules of classification, i guess if i add an F2 header it would take me out of ST?
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:32 PM   #24
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Yes, because it deletes the catalytic converter. You can run STX with a header and high flow cat, though. 14.10(E) if you want to look it up.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:44 PM   #25
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I started out autocrossing 2 years ago, my DD. I made the mistake of going bolt-on happy from the start, and ended up in SM. (okay a little more than bolt-ons) But I'm competing in FSP now and enjoying it, and I've never had any problems with the car that were due to racing it. I just wish there were more Focus autocrossers in my area, I'm always the only one...so lonely
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:05 PM   #27
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Ya i do and ive never damaged my car or my fathers 2008 BMW M3 doing it as long as you dont do anything stupid while racing like run into something and just be mature with your car you will be completely fine
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #28
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I started out autocrossing 2 years ago, my DD. I made the mistake of going bolt-on happy from the start, and ended up in SM. (okay a little more than bolt-ons) But I'm competing in FSP now and enjoying it, and I've never had any problems with the car that were due to racing it. I just wish there were more Focus autocrossers in my area, I'm always the only one...so lonely
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I ran FSP in the NNJR SCCA for a couple of years. I would either be alone or competeing against some new odd driver every event. So I just have a big collection of first place "attendance trophies"

The only cool thing was that I ran against some guy in an original mini cooper a couple years ago. I beat him and his father. Saw him at one event, we never spoke and I never saw him again at AutoX.

Turned out that through a mutual friend, this was the guy that eventually built the roll cage in my car now that I have crossed over to road racing. Small world.....
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:23 PM   #29
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I do now.........

of course I had to run in SM though cause I stripped my interior
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:48 PM   #30
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nice to see more brave souls running in SM... lol
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