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Old 03-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default STX '04 WRX Tips

Hey guys, I'm looking for a few tips on increasing my autocross times this year. I started 2 years ago by going to 1, then did about 6 last year. I felt better behind the wheel, but as was transitioning from a '98 OBS (AGX struts/GF210 springs, adj rear sway, RS wheels with 205 Hankook v12's and stut bars, with a catback) to a stage 2 '04 WRX, same adj swaybar on the highest setting and same tires.

Besides getting some more seat time and attending a class with an instructor in April, what mods can I do that might give me an edge in my class?

Cobb Turboback + OTS 91 oct tune
20mm adj swaybar set on 22mm equivalent
Hankook v12 205/55/16 on 2000 RS wheels (probably my biggest issue)
Grimmspeed MCB
Stock brakes currently, but upgrading to Stop-tech pads and blanks in the spring
Stock struts/springs.. with good life left in them
Tire pressure usually 50/43 depending on the course or day... to combat the soft sidewalls

... and the catch.... 4EAT!

I'm usually a good second or two behind most in the class, but I feel this is because I don't launch the car and don't plan on it. Mostly I'm having fun and trying to beat my own times. Any help would be appreciated.
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