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Old 08-24-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default So I got invited to an AutoX meet..

I just got my WRX this week and my friend with an STI got invited to go to a local AutoX meet tomorrow and asked me to tag along with him.

My car has 8,000 miles on it, so it's broken in, but it still has the stock rubber on it and this is my first manual car. I'm not sure how good of an idea this is - I don't care at all how competitive I am, because I'd be going just for fun, but I'm not sure how good of an idea this is. I've never done autoX before and it looks fun as hell, and from what I've read the car is just basically in 2nd the whole time so I don't need to worry about shifting quite so much, but what do you all think? Learn the car a bit more or just go with it?
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:14 PM   #2
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I'm new to the forum and my WRX, but I autocrossed here and there for three seasons a few years ago, and can contribute a couple things. They are things I've been trying to get back into my head as I want to start autocrossing again myself. First, you are new. Don't try to be a race car driver. Best advice for someone new to performance driving is "slow-in, fast-out." Basically, get your braking done before the turn and accelerate through the apex looking ahead through the turn and into the next section. Next, don't worry about your times or your car too much for your first few autocrosses, this is supposed to be fun, right? Third (?) if the club's insurance allows it, get someone experienced to ride along with you. People are often willing to do so, and some clubs will have something specific setup to make that available to novices, so ask at registration. They can really help you get the basics down and get a feeling for this type of driving.

About the car, it'll be fine. Try to keep it in the boost, but most of all just drive it. Get comfortable, then work on technique.

Hopefully I will get out to an autocross soon so I can take my own advice!
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:23 PM   #3
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just remember understeer sux if you got re92's your front end will slide all over the place. Just lift the throttle when that happens and youll be ok!
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:24 PM   #4
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just remember understeer sux if you got re92's your front end will slide all over the place. Just lift the throttle when that happens and youll be ok!
Yep stock tires. I'll need to replace them eventually (probably sooner rather than later looking at the wear) so when that happens I'll get something nicer.
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:25 PM   #5
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Do it! Don't think twice! You've at least got the 17in RE92's. Pump up the tires, say mid 40's, to prevent rollover, and go find out what driving is all about.
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:44 PM   #6
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Just have fun. Look where you want to go. Walk the course if you get the chance and imagine yourself driving it. You'll be happy you tried it.....Be careful, it can be addicting, lol.


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Old 08-24-2007, 09:58 PM   #7
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since it would be your first time... best advice I can offer is "Go and have fun." No one is a rock star their first time out so don't worry about looking slow... or driving a different line then the fast guys. Don't worry about your times other then try and improve them with each run. Learn your car and your ability with it behind the wheel before throwing on a bunch of parts.

Everyone else's advice is dead on too. I'm about to complete my second autocross season. I got 2nd place in STS class last year and now I'm set for first place in A-stock with my STi this year with one event to go. Its fun and I love doing it.
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:49 AM   #8
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Its like crack, u try it once and your hooked!
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Old 08-25-2007, 10:21 AM   #9
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It would be a great chance for you to get to know your car's limits better also.

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