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Old 09-23-2009, 10:58 AM   #11
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yeah, i'll do plenty of reading before hand. just trying to get a general idea of how many people use there DD for it. it sounds like it should be fine. i think there are a couple more events around here this season so i'll probably be checking those out as well.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:17 AM   #12
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yes, been autoXing my DD for 4 years now with no issues.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:17 PM   #13
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voted, yes even though It's a track only car now.

I did the autoX, Time Trials thing for 2 years as a DD. I even placed 2nd at a National Event in Devens MA, in 2007.

16" rims suck.

Only a few sizes to pick from. I ran in FSP, using Kumho 710's on slower/smaller courses or Yokohama Advans for big open fast autoX's and track days.

I now use 15" rims to lower the CG without having to slam the suspension, and there are way more options for tires.

17" probably offers more options than 16", but you probably cannot go up a rim diameter without getting classed as a modified or prepared vehicle. So only 15" or 16" rims for everything except an SVT! Make sure you study the clubs' car classification specs for allowed mods etc. Rim widths are also a big part of class rules so make sure you know before you purchase anything.

i ran a 19" wheel and tire without getting bumped out of class. the wheel means nothing.... its all about the tire.
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:17 PM   #14
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i ran a 19" wheel and tire without getting bumped out of class. the wheel means nothing.... its all about the tire.
I'm guessing he is talking about racing with the SCCA. It would certainly bump me out of stock class using 19's.

As for using a DD to autocross- I think there are more people in my region that do this than people who have dedicated track/autocross cars. Get out there and try it out!
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Autoxing doesnt do to much to your motor. At our course Im mostly in 2nd at mid range RPMs. Although Last event I did brake down on the way home. And now Im installing a new motor. WOOT. ;) The problem had more to do with my timing off then autocrossing the thing
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:16 PM   #17
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I drive it every day year round and auto-x on Sundays. Just keep up on normal stuff like oil changes and brakes. Check all fluids regularly and you should have no problems.
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i ran a 19" wheel and tire without getting bumped out of class. the wheel means nothing.... its all about the tire.
Unless you are trying to run in a stock class, then it's based on what the car was equipped with from the factory.

You must be running in one of the ST classes, it's just about the only class that restricts the use of R-comps.
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yes, been autoXing my DD for 4 years now with no issues.
same here, just not 4 years.

never had a problem ever, due to racing.
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