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post Apr 5 2013, 02:37 PM
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QUOTE (slowgls @ Apr 5 2013, 03:29 PM) *
IF you had a chance to run at Road America would you. It would only be an auto-x on the go kart track but still an awesome place. WE will be hosting two events this year.

Oh and i want my j back now. So yea i know how you feel. lol.

Here is some more info.
http://www.fvscc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2124


Since I am planning on another week long trip to Nationals this year, another "big weekend" is likely out for me this year..... but that doesn't mean it's 100% out.


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post Apr 5 2013, 02:39 PM
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Well that would be cool. You could crash at my place too. No need to pay for a room.


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post Apr 6 2013, 12:34 AM
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They've got some rally cross stuff just north of Little Rock wink.gif


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aLRIGHTY, today was first day on the new wheels/worn out tires. Holy hell.... 225/45/17 Re11's are still sticky!



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She's lookin good.


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That looks like awesome fun!!!


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OK, a little more depth now that I'm not running out to lunch...

On Sat, the temps were extremely cold. I never ran in temp about 40*, and most of the time it was spitting rain/sleet at us with 25mph+ wind gusts. It was about as terrible of weather conditions as you could ask for to auto-x in. Tires are 6yo (date code '08) Bridgestone RE-11's that are pretty well worn. Corners on all 4 are round from a lack of camber by the previous owner, rear tires are about 1-2/32 of tread left, fronts are sitting at 4-ish. Rest of the car is 100% bone stock.

Launches were pointless, wheel spin from hell because of the cold and wet. Car got down the straight quickly, outrunning the 328i set up for STX I was lined up for on my 4 timed runs. First turn, on the first run the ass stepped out fast. Caught it and was more careful from that point forward. Inside tire spin was ridiculous. cold air=more betterer power and super cold tires meant grip was minimal. throttle modulation had to be carefully monitored. Second runs, I forgot to turn off the TCS. Launched, TCS killed power I started to watch the 328 pull away then remembered, reached down and turned it off before the shift to second. Caught the bimmer, made the rest of the run uneventful. Car pushed a little, but that was to be expected. There was ZERO grip.The only cars running fast were the Subies. Anything with torque or RWD was fubar'd. Still had fun, but wasn't much of a learning curve with such extreme conditions.

Sunday: This was our "Records Day" where the fastest car in the class sets the class record to be beat on the last event of the season. This was the important day for me because it will really showcase what differences have helped and how much faster the car (and driver) have gotten over the course of the season. I was the only car in STF, so beating others was not a priority. Temps were in the high 40's, low 50's and the sun was out with minimal wind. Grip was slowly getting to the "Acceptable but far from ideal" level, which was a huge improvement over the previous day's "slab of butter on a hot skillet".

Car was a little pushy out of the gate, got worse on the first run as the front tires got heat and grip. This is a familiar course as it's the permanet Test-n-tune course at that site, so getting adjusted to the course was not hard. After the run, I lowered the front tire pressure to 27 and pumped the rears to 35, and that is where I kept them as it seemed to be happiest there. This same course, I ran the Swift GT on Koni's, coilover's, RE-01R's and all 1790lbs of awesomeness to a mid-52 second time. My first run was a 52.8, second was a 52.1, dropped to a 51.5 on my last run.

Observations: In stock trim, the car is fairly neutral. It will snap the ass out when pushed, or tires are cold. push a little too much and it gets real pushy real fast. Throttle application is not like any of my other FWD auto-x'ers. Smash it and you are greated with wheelspin gallore, and leave it planted long enough you'll get smoke..... tire smoke. Body roll is pretty much kept in check, considerin the lack of a rear sway bar. The one thing it NEEDS more than anything is negative camber up front. This thing spent 80% of it's time on the outer 2" of tread on those tires.

This car reminds me most of the elantra. It can only handle one thing at a time. You can brake, OR turn, OR accelerate. Trying to any combination of those will result in a pushy, tire spinning beast. Be patient, and it is quick.

I can't WAIT for this thing to have a real suspension under it and the new Rival's.


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Car was co-driven today. I actually got beat by my co-driver by .194. Sum-beech. Car felt good all day. Co-driver is a honda-fanboi hardcore. After his 3rd run he gets out, says "Damn, this car has some SERIOUS potential. I don't hate this at all." laugh.gif

We ran the same course we set up Sat for the OLoA drivers. FTD for the one-lappers was a 54.4. Median time for the OL'ers was around a 61. We both ran 60's. Had a good time.

As I was filling up to head home, I looked the front tires over. The front struts cannot control the springs for shit. Hard core cupping on the outer corner. Rears no noticeable wear. So it looks like the rear shocks are shit for hte street, but great for auto-x. The fronts are fine for the street, and shit for auto-x.

God I can't wait for my suspension to come in.

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post May 6 2013, 02:09 PM
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Wonder how much more fun it would be in the upcoming Koup SX.


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Couldn't tell you. Since I'm not buying one, I'll just make this one more fun. Besides, if I'm buying a coupe, it's going to be RWD. FWD coupe is aids.


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Was thinking for myself. I rarely use the back seats in Hunter, so 4 drs isn't a necessity and the Forte/Elantra Coupes have as much cargo room as the Fiesta ST hatch. Plus, I've been wanting to get into some Auto-X


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stop thinking about it and do it. You've got almost year-round auto-x season there. I'd kill for that.


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