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Old 03-06-2006, 01:47 PM   #11
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It all depends on what class you want to run, and how much you want to spend.
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:14 PM   #12
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^^^And if you care about being competitive... If you do, you have to push your car to the edge of the rules in any class to really be competitive. If you really don't care, then the world is your oyster and you should do whatever makes you grin.

Even on my bone stock (well, K&N filter - woo-hoo) engine and Azenis, I still find very few situations where I could really do with a bunch more power. As opposed to a bunch more grip that is.
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...which is exactly why I suggested you do an LSD first, no matter what mode you choose to increase the power. Inside wheel spin is a Bi#ch.
I would suggest tires before the LSD is my point. The LSD is an excellent option indeed, but with the best tires, you shouldn't run into too many problems with the lack of an LSD. I very rarely spin my inside wheel - maybe I'm not going fast enough. But by all means, if you've got the rubber then an LSD is a viable option not to be overlooked. Still, I'm curious to know what class he/she wants to be a competitor in for autocross.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:12 PM   #14
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Agreed....Tires first is no-brainer.

WHAT CLASS ARE YOU PLANNING TO RUN, IGGMASTA?
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:49 AM   #15
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You would be better off just buying lots of tires, clutches and struts....
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:02 AM   #16
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i like the "just have fun reminders". I am in the same boat (ish). I would like force induction because I would like extra power for the fun of it, but i do like autocross and open track days. I am not a racer, I never plan on REALLY being a racer (the type of people that have a big Ford truck to tote their gutted track day car to and fro). I just want something that is fast on the street and then gives me available power when it comes to track time
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A lot of the point is that especially in the hands of someone without a lot of practice (sorry, don't know you're history) more power is rarely the answer to more speed on track.

Controlling wheelspin is proabably my biggest obstacle on track, and I have a bone stock engine. But as I am already using 90% of my available grip for cornering...

Seriously, if you get more excited about power than AutoX speed (and that's OK!), then by all means go FI and have yourself a blast. But if you are more interested in speed, that money is better spent elsewhere.
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I voted NA...
To save some webspace, I'll just suggest you go back and re-read some of the comments about tires and suspension.
I couldn't agree with them more, especially in reference to an SCCA Solo2 AutoCross course.
Power is far from being the #1 priority for going faster on those types of courses.

Driver improvement is probably the biggest aspect to work on.
Get yourself to one of the Evolution Driving Schools if you can find one that's close to your proximity.
The cost/benefit ratio far surpasses anything available out there that's "bolt on".

just ask WD40 , I've seen him run down some pretty fast cars on track! and he's mostly stock svtf
Thanks! I'm not sure I'm totally deserving of the comment, but I appreciate it.
It does point one thing out that's extremely obvious if you've done this type of racing for a while.
Given the same base car...
A stock car (with good tires and tight suspension) with a good driver will almost always beat a modded car with a so-so driver.
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^^^I used to get beat by a Diesel Rabbit! Let's see, also got my butt handed to me by stock;

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All much faster cars, with noob drivers. That diesel Rabbit had shocks and slicks, but probably wasn't kicking out the 68bhp it came from the factory with. The guy just kept it nailed the whole time and carried every scrap of momentum possible through the whole course.

Unless you are just dying to mod, I would say even hold off for a while and get to grips with what you feel you need the most when you are on track, and of course just get as much practice as you can.
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If you needed anything, id say a JRSC, but N/A i think would be better. Thats why i sold my Procharger and did some engine work for N/A.
the problem is, what is there to help you motor wise with the svt? with all the bolt ons your still gonna be torn up by motor swapped civics and k20's ..with the zx3 id say all motor wouldnt be so bad, and especially with the duratec, but the svt really doesnt have another choice.
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