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ElantraClub - For Elantra Owners and Enthusiasts _ The Forte Forum _ Porky's revenge

Posted by: Bobzilla Sep 24 2012, 07:03 AM

So, I learned a few things this weekend. A few of us volunteered to run an auto-x for the huge mopar weekend at (formerly known as) IRP. That in itself was worth paying admission for... watching a bunch of 4k+ lb hemi powered cars trying to turn was absolutely hilarious! But I took the Forte out for some fun laps, took about 10 runs or so. I was suprised. I was still running 32psi all around on my new Kumho Ecsta 4X's in a little larger than stock 225/45/17 on the stock 7" wheels.

The car was very nuetral out of the box. It would step the ass out quite easily. It was fairly responsive, had a ton of power down low (which you would expect out of that 2.4L) and the brakes were OK. Not a great feel on the brake pedal, but it still has the stock pads all around.

Raleigh Boreen was out running different things, including Velma's Mini Cooper S convertible. His best run in the mini was a 45.5 on BFG Summer tires in the stock 205/45/17 size. My best run was a 45.2. I was the fastest FWD car out there this weekend.... in a bone stock Kia.

What it really needs is better pads, about 3* of camber up front and some better tire/wheels. Dropping it about 2" wouldn't hurt either.... but man was it a ton of fun. I think this may be a potential contender in STF.

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