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Old 02-08-2006, 01:27 AM   #1
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The Cones Are Coming!

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The off-season is almost over (or the season may have already started for some). What's everyone's plan on this coming year for their autocross season? Anybody upgrade some parts on the car to improve your car's performance for autocross, and how many of you made class jumps with your new modifications?

I don't know if any of you SVT guys know this, but it looks as though the Falken Azenis 615 will be released in the 215/45/17 some time after the end of the first quarter of this year. Anyone have any local competition they're looking to beat this year?

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Old 02-08-2006, 01:34 AM   #2
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I'll start by saying, I've been looking forward to this season since November. I sit in class talking about project deadlines coming in March, and all I can think about is being out on the course again on those weekends when I should be doing homework.

I'm about to get some OZ Superleggeras and eventually pick up the Azenis (sorry, thefrush, would go with MX's but the Falkens are a less expensive). That's going to strip me of money for anything else most likely for the rest of the year, but it's the biggest improvement next to driver improvement I can make.

My competition is a ACR Neon (older model, not SRT-4) running in STS. I have no intentions of catching him, and in all honestly, I hope to be able to drive on par with Ataru (who is also in STS but in the adjacent region) and have some good Focus battles on the course this year. Also, I'm hoping to suck some fellow "car enthusiasts" into the sport this year. This motorsport is too much fun...
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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I want to play... Maybe after the wedding, buying the house, and the honeymoon, I can start thinking about other stuff... oh, and if I can get out of the bedroom for a couple hours at a time.
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sounds like your lady is taking advantage of you!
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^^Not yet, but she will be in another 2 months!
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This is going to be my first year with this kind of racing, cant wait!!
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Where did you find that animated cone pic anyway? I love that.
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I can't wait. April is the start for our season here. I have a second set of tires, but not the ones I want. I may have to wait another season to get the Hankooks I want. I'm still going to run in the novice class due to I only ran 4 events total last year. I has a 2nd and 3rd place finish last season, so I would really like to get a 1st place for the novice class at some point.
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No mods really planned as of yet outside of tires, but now that I got great news on the tax return and can do some business, that could change.

The first and most likely mod is me making a move to R-Comps to put some real competition on that pesky blue Cooper S... After that I'll probably get a Chase Cam.

The real big change I am making this year is going all out with the Test 'N Tunes for the first 4 events (inside and outside video, bringing laptop to instantly see how I am doing). I want to be faster by event 3 than I was after a full season last year.
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