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Old 08-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #91
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #92
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Here's a couple vids from my latest autox. I coned every run but other than the sloppy driving, I did ok. Managed a 4th in Pax and 13th Raw out of 26 drivers.

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:24 PM   #93
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heres my videos of best runs each day from a 2 day event. looking for feed back. All my runs were very consistent in times, I am having trouble going faster.
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It's tough to say, Norm. You're a good enough driver that it makes it hard to find basically the little things to go faster from a video. Nothing really jumps out at me with your driving. One thing I do notice is that it doesn't seem like your car rotates enough. Does it feel like the car is pushing a lot in the sweepers and turn-arounds?
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One thing I do notice is that it doesn't seem like your car rotates enough. Does it feel like the car is pushing a lot in the sweepers and turn-arounds?
the car doesnt understeer much if any. It has a 25mm rear bar, stock front bar. 275wide front tires and 225 rear. I know i probably should use trail braking or left foot braking more to get the car to rotate. I do use throttle lifts to get it to turn in some situations. but so far I've found that i've trained my self to do all my braking straight, else it will loop right around.

maybe I've got too much over steer, and should dial it out with a bigger front bar, so I can drive better use the oversteer rotation
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I've always started with psi before a bar switch.. try dropping some psi in the back that usually helps over-steer for me.

Do you ever let anyone else drive your car? or have you had other fast guys go along with you? different perspectives may help.

your lines look amazing.. not sure what else would make you faster.
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Maybe it is setup too loose. You really need to find that good balance. If it does spin around on you too extremely quick under braking (faster than you can react to), then either it is too loose, and perhaps it's causing you to drive more gingerly than you actually want to, or you have too much rear bias in the brakes. Where are you setting your shocks? Maybe dial back the rears?
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I can catch it before it comes around, but a 4 wheel rally drift isn't cheap on the tires. My co drivers usually loop. The shocks are Koni yellow. front full stiff minus quarter turn. Rear full stiff minus half turn
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