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Old 03-23-2005, 09:45 AM   #21
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To stay in stock GS I can't use a short ram or CAI. What about removing the filter for the event? Will that make any difference? Less restriction?
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #22
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y the helll woudl uw anan remove the filter? u need a air filter fo soem sort the extra 1hp you will gain wont be worth it
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Old 03-23-2005, 10:54 AM   #23
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^^ ok, if I interpreted you correctly, I need the OEM filter to run stock class?
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You can replace it with anything you want, as long as the stock airbox remains. It's not really going to make a difference, though. An extra 1-2 BHP isn't going to do a single thing for you, and removing the filter does open the possibilty of engine damage. So, in other words, there's no reason to do it.

I wouldn't even start to think about modifying the car until you have an entire season under your belt. You won't start really getting to the edge of the CAR'S limits for quite a while, because you are going to be the limiting factor in the car's speed. All you can do is practice, practice, practice.

My biggest advice is to slow down a bit. Honestly. I can't remember how many times I ended up feeling like a went through a course slower and ended up dropping a ton of time. Most people lose time by going into corners too hot and trying to dive into every corner as late as possible. You need to be thinking several turns ahead. Straighten out the course as much as possible. When you are doing your course walk in the morning, think about what angles you can take to eliminate as much steering as possible. The fastest line is always the smoothest and the straightest.
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Thanks Carrera26,
I don't plan on anything major until, as you said, I learn how to drive it properly. I was just thinking about anything that might help out some. Looks like there will be rain on event day. How will this impact the event other than the obvious slick surface?
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if you wnaan mode your car there r soem thigns u can do and still keep ya in gs that will help ya out if u wanna move up to sts. geta nice set of konis and mayeb soem light wheels with race tires. all those with keep u in gs give you an edge and r nesacary to be competitve if u move up to sts. look at my mod list, all that and u r still in sts. the one thing i need is lighter wheels. im pretty much always top three at my events i run unless i had a late night at the titty clubt he nigth before.

like they said take your first run mayeb even second take it slow figure otu where your apex r and know wer euw anan brake and when u wanna accelerate and what gear u wanna be in. run novice class first year maybe do those mods i suggested and next year start gettign heavy on the mods and move into sts
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What every n00b needs to hear, the fastest times always look the slowest, because they are smooth. There is no tire screeching, oversteer, etc, it is just smooth.
Sometimes true, sometimes not...

Last race I was pretty much hitting a wall, I felt like I had the line but my times were stagnant.

Last run I said screw it and went balls out. Tires yelling, engine screaming, and whaddya know, 2 seconds came off my time....

You're right though, smoother is faster, but it's all about finding the line, keeping the engine in the sweet spot and LOOKING AHEAD!!!


-To the CAI question, yes, I would just swap back to the stock airbox before each race, now I just leave the thing modded and run in DSP...
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Looks like there will be rain on event day.
How will this impact the event other than the obvious slick surface?
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In that case, you're looking pretty good!
Clicky here...>>>2nd AutoCross - 2nd place

FWIW, I'm running an ITG Pro drop in filter from FocusSport...>>>Clicky
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Yes, and the R compounds....
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[B]In that case, you're looking pretty good!
Clicky here...>>>2nd AutoCross - 2nd place

That makes me feel a lot better. I was very concerned about this being my first run and rain to boot, but it's nice to know that the SVT does well in wet weather. I haven't drove it in the rain yet, been dry since I picked it up. Will test it Friday when the rain begins in a parking lot and see where I loose traction.
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