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Old 04-06-2010, 08:52 AM   #21
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wow thanks guys!! i tried doing the "standard' approach at my last event cause there were two 90 degree turns that i was having a hard time with (not enough entry brake) it got better towards the end. pretty much after both 90s there were giant looping U turns so not too bad.

what about a C-box? i was taking it pretty slow in and hitting the gas out.. towards the end of the day i was going a little faster in and out but i was scared to clip the cone. this C-box was really tight/small, fun nonetheless!

i think at our next event i'm gonna have someone drive my car. i've been on rides but i wanna see what my car can do with a good driver.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:38 PM   #22
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Usually you can straighten them out a LOT. It's more a matter of knowing how close you can get to the cones. Think of it as an emergency lane change, or driving in a straight line, and just dodging the center cone.
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Get as many ride alongs in any car as possible, and pay even closer attention to the FWD cars.
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will do for sure. our next event is gonna be sweet. comp in the morning, then fun runs aka schooling. i can't wait.

great advice! that makes sense about the emergency lane change... ! i'd give you rep, but i have already! rep.
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what classes are you guys most competitive in?

why do some guys spray water on the tires? i think on the sidewalls right?
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they spray their "R" compounds to cool them off after a hard run , when they get too hot they get greasy(slippery). i personally have never sprayed my tires
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ohh i see.

isn't there an SMF class for us?

i can't even imagine shredding an autoX course with boost!!!
i really want to see that vid! nice driving man!
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why do some guys spray water on the tires? i think on the sidewalls right?
I'm still behind the curve in FSP, but working to get up to speed. Probably could have gotten competitive locally is ST, but those pesky '89 civics are very quick anywhere else.

In hot weather certain tires get greasy, so you hit them with water to cool them down. Also R-comps with two driver cars can get very hot to. After a couple of hot runs, you can feel the difference, literally put your hand on the tire tread after the run. Tires like the Azenis, IIRC, were particularly sensitive to getting greasy. Lately, I've had trouble getting enough heat in my rear tires, so haven't had to bust out a sprayer yet.
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Most of the spraying is in the Street Tire classes, like ST/STS/STX etc. True "R" Comps work better when hot--and most autocross situations will not 'overheat' an R Comp.

It is not uncommon to see R comp shod cars with tire blankets (look like foil) on their cars between runs to keep heat in...

Street Tires, on the other hand, like the RT615, Star Spec, XS, RE11, RS3 etc. can overheat past their sweet spot--and is especially true on 2-driver cars and/or hot, sunny weather. The watering is on the tread face, more than the sidewall. Pump-up Garden sprayers work very well for this.
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Most of the spraying is in the Street Tire classes, like ST/STS/STX etc. True "R" Comps work better when hot--and most autocross situations will not 'overheat' an R Comp.

It is not uncommon to see R comp shod cars with tire blankets (look like foil) on their cars between runs to keep heat in...

Street Tires, on the other hand, like the RT615, Star Spec, XS, RE11, RS3 etc. can overheat past their sweet spot--and is especially true on 2-driver cars and/or hot, sunny weather. The watering is on the tread face, more than the sidewall. Pump-up Garden sprayers work very well for this.
Yeah, this is true, its difficult to overheat R-comps. I was close down here last summer, I had a codriver at a small event, small groups such that we never had any downtime between runs.
But Erik's right, its really a street tire thing, and the subbie guys like to spray off their intercoolers.
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