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Old 03-25-2005, 11:01 AM   #31
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WD40, in the autoX setup thread you said to have 49psi front / 31psi rear for a short course. Will this also be the setup for wet/raining conditions?
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Old 03-25-2005, 03:47 PM   #32
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49 PSI!?! 40 PSI is the highest I have ever gone, and at 40 I am getting almost 100% out of it, going by the shoe polish at least. I guess it could change from tire to tire, and 40PSI is on the stock Contis. In any case, why so high?
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I am doing my 1st run tomorrow and it will be raining. Do I want higher or lower tire pressure? I was planning on 45/35 (mid range of all your input) and work from there. I have a portable air compressor so I can make adjustments. I am running 2 classes, GS and GSN so I will get 6 runs (dont know if there will be any fun runs with the rain and all). Just need to know which direction (higher/lower) for better traction in the rain. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:16 AM   #34
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I run 41 front and 39 rear......

Seems to work just fine...
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:10 PM   #35
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Shoot, SteelRain, I took the day off yesterday and went skiing.

This is a bit after the fact, but I just checked my notes for the "rain" event.
I started at (F/R psi) 37/33 and ended up at 45/33.

So....how'd ya do?

49 PSI!?!
^^^Yep^^^
I'm rolling the shoulder over way too much if I go any lower than that.
FWIW, I ran my '80 Mustang (225/50/16) Michelin XGT-V at 55psi in the front.

I've tried to run lower pressures, but as I mentioned, the shoulder of the rolls too much,
and my times get considerably worse.
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OMG!!!!! THAT WAS AWSOME!!!!!
Well, I just finnished my 1st Solo2 event and am OFFICIALY hooked. We did not get the forcasted rain until after the completion and I was on my way home, so it was dry and COLD. I walked the course 2 times with an older gentleman with an Escort ZX2 in GS and he helped me out quite a bit. Then walked again with the nOOb crew. I lucked out and got Turn 2 assignment for the 1st heat (only ran 2 heats cuz of rain prospect) which was in the center of the track so I got to see the whole course being run which was a HUGE benefit. Lotsa guys got lost on their 1st (sometimes 2nd) run, so got to see where errors were made. Took my 1st run easy as advised, got a 57.601. finnished with a 50.268 and came in 4th of 6 in GS. Beat 1 of 3 Mini S's. The ZX2 was a Ford Racing special edition like the SVT, but super quick. First run in Novice was a 49.881 and a best of 48.967. No DNFs and only 1 cone on last run where I pushed too hard. Came in 5th of 10 in Novice (even gave me a trophy emblem :) All in all I was very pleased and had a BLAST!!! Can't wait till April 17th for the next go around! Thanks for all the help and advice. You guys truely rock.
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BTW, I ran 45 front and 35 rear.
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Oh, and there were three of us in GS who had a birthday today, the winner in a Mini S, the gentleman in the ZX2 (3rd), and me. Kinda unique.
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first time racing and only one coen hit . thats means one thing. you werent goign fast enough!! i bet you wer etakign ti way to easy and toow orried abotu knocing a con over coudl have dropped tour tiem by atleast 2 secs
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From my experience that will cause oversteer, loss of speed and possibly induce a spin. I believe you are supposed to brake in a straight line, and then turn in. If you are braking in a turn, all the weight is shifting to the front and the rear wants to keep going the other way, say hello to oversteer and possible spin.
Starting to turn in while still braking is called trail braking. If you get it right it allows the car to rotate much easier. You can also use your left foot to use some throttle also. If it's a 2nd or 3rd gear corner I'm usually on the abs when I start the turn.
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