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Old 02-18-2001, 02:07 PM   #1
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Put the stock rear sway bar back on and run in G-Stock. The RS gets thrown into DSP (D-Street Prepared) and the PAX multiplier will kill you. That, or run in STS (Street Touring, Street tires class) and keep the mods.

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Old 02-18-2001, 02:37 PM   #2
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After you get the struts and springs in place you won't have a bad setup at all.

When you get that suspension work taken care of, get a nice alignment. Like maybe -1.25 degrees of camber up front, zero toe all around.

Go ahead and do a couple events, play with tire pressures and you should be well on your way.
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Old 02-18-2001, 02:49 PM   #3
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The most basic (as well as the most important) mod for the beginning (& advanced) autoxer is the driver. The car doesn't matter nearly as much as the driver in an autox.
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Old 02-19-2001, 01:27 AM   #4
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Post Basics for getting into Auto-Xing

What basic mods should I make to my RS to make it competitive for the beginning auto-x'er?

Have: Upgraded tires(Kumho's), rear sway bar, strut bars(F&R).

Adding: Ver 5 struts, Eibach springs.

What else do should I do?
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Old 02-19-2001, 11:44 AM   #5
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Take the McKamey Autocross school!! THEN worry about the car.
NUF Said.
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Old 02-19-2001, 03:11 PM   #6
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What are the basic maneuver skills thats a must know for a autoXer, is heel-toe considered one? Any alse if also?
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Old 02-19-2001, 03:19 PM   #7
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Get a helmet.
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Old 02-19-2001, 04:00 PM   #8
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I'm with RidinLow and the others on this one.

#1 Upgrade: Experience!!

With the possible exception of tires in GS or DSP, "go-fast" parts are worth tenths of a second here and there. The difference between a newbie and a seasoned autocrosser is measured in whole seconds.

So Jeff...does this mean we'll have a fifth driver joining "Team No Cones"??

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Old 02-19-2001, 04:35 PM   #9
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Definitely seat time and experience first. I made the mistake of starting out with a car that had more suspension than I really needed. Unfortunately, I found out rather quickly that I couldn't drive the car anywhere near the limit.

So, for 2001, I'm going to autocross my WRX in GS, and see if I can improve. You'll definitely know when you start getting good in a stock vehicle.
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Old 02-19-2001, 05:43 PM   #10
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SUV-ETR: It's a strong possibility, the first priority is getting back out on my own.
I need my own space! Then comes the racing!

Any suggestions on basic racing helmets. I gotta protect the ol'meatball.
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Old 02-19-2001, 06:44 PM   #11
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Helmet:

Anything Snell 95(?) works. The best thing you can do for small money is find a cheap or used motorcycle helmet. Opie and I are both running the a Biffe (spelling?) full-face motorcycle helmet that you can find new for about $75. "Real" race helmets like Simpson are usually quite a bit more expensive. Since autocross speeds are usually restricted to sub-highway speeds and accidents are extremely rare, I don't worry too much about having a hard-core helmet...but of course there's no such thing as being too safe!
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Old 02-19-2001, 10:53 PM   #12
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SUV-ETR - For the '01 racing season anything Snell M or SA 90, 95, or 00 is acceptable in SCCA sanctioned events. As far as buying a helmet goes, buy the best and newest you can afford. It will last you longer and protect you better. I'd like to buy a helmet this summer since my cousin's motorcycle helmet is only an M90, and, if I'm going to be getting into hill climbs, I'll need an SA rated helmet, anyways.
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