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Old 03-27-2005, 08:59 AM   #41
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I get my car to rub almost every time I'm out there and in the past year ( 16 autocrosses ) I've only killed 3 cones.

You're going fast enough alright, but you're not driving smooth enough or you're not on the right line if you keep killing cones.
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:12 PM   #42
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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
I thought the idea was to avoid the cones. With 2 secs added for every cone hit I don't see how that would help my time.
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:15 PM   #43
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Congrats, it definitely is an addiction, more expensive than drugs too, lol. And happy birthday!
Thanks thefrush. I can see how expensive this can become, but hey, everyone needs a hobby, right
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:04 PM   #44
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Thanks thefrush. I can see how expensive this can become, but hey, everyone needs a hobby, right
I went to every autocross I could last year, and had a blast.

I have found that there is a whole level of vehicle control that I didnít know existed (and I thought I was a pretty damn good driver). When I realized that I was leaving a lot of inherent performance untapped, I decided to leave my SVTF stock until I used up what the car had to offer. When I do modify, itís clear that for me the moneyís to be made in tire/wheel and suspension upgrades. Then engine upgrades (maybe nitrous for Saturday nights until then?).

Perhaps "hobby" is to mild a word for those of us who are hooked. "Compusion" of "Addiction" would be more accurate.
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:54 PM   #45
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Anyone else noticed that you get better times with two people in the car? Seems to transfer the weight better.
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what i ment by you didnt hit many cones so you arent goign fast enough is this. i knwo for a fact u dotn have the skills yet u need to have auot-xign and car control down pact. so you not hitting cones menas you were takign ti easy and takign the easy line rather than goign all out.
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Got a question about tire pressure. Suggested front pressure ranged from 49 (WD40) to 40 (Carrera26). I went midway and used 45. As I was airing up the front, it looked like the tire was about to come off the rim. The bead looked about 1/2 inch off the rim and I was worried the tire would blow. Is this normal?
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Old 03-28-2005, 03:52 PM   #48
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Glad you had fun!
Congrats on your placements!

it looked like the tire was about to come off the rim.
The bead looked about 1/2 inch off the rim and I was worried the tire would blow.
Is this normal?

I don't recall ever seeing my bead affected like that when changing tire pressures.
IIRC, the max pressure on the stock Contis is 50psi.
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Are you sure you weren't mistaking the "rim protector" for the bead?

BTW, did you try the shoe polish trick?
You can see where I mark mine in this pic....
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:54 AM   #49
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Glad you had fun!
Congrats on your placements!

Thanks! I can't wait till Apr 17 to go again!!!

Are you sure you weren't mistaking the "rim protector" for the bead?

I think that might be it. It was the thick band on the edge of the tire that 'sits' on the rim. When I aired up to 45psi it looked to be about 1/2" off the rim. Just wanted to know if this is normal and wasn't sure what the MAX PSI was, so good to know (50).
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:57 AM   #50
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BTW, did you try the shoe polish trick?

no, forgot to get some before and couldn't find anyone who had some to loan
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