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I finally got a change to go to an autoX, it was so much fun, I don't have any suspension mods, so I wasn't looking to do extremely well but I didnt do that bad either.

The track was kinda hard for a novice but my best time was a 60 sec, the average time was about 56 sec, and the better times were from 51-54. There were a few WRXs who had constant 58s so I guess i didnt that bad for the first time. I learned alot from the instructor too.

Next time when I have my springs and new shocks, and a rear sway bar I expect to be hitting 50s, but it also depends on the track.

Props to all those who can keep on the track and not spin out with RWD and get great times, it's not as easy as it looks.
 

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Hell yeah, a week ago today I did it for the first time too. I liked it so much that I promised myself I wouldn't street race again. What's the purpose? So much more skill is involved in AutoX.

I did better than the WRX's too, don't know why, but oh well, I did better than a turboed car. The best times where I was were around 39, done by Vettes and a Ferrari. I was hitting 45's and that was pretty much the middle of the pack.

I've also decided to upgrade my suspension like you. AutoX is where the REAL drivers go.
Glad you had fun man.
 

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DeadLock23 on Aug/11/02 said:
I finally got a change to go to an autoX, it was so much fun, I don't have any suspension mods, so I wasn't looking to do extremely well but I didnt do that bad either.

The track was kinda hard for a novice but my best time was a 60 sec, the average time was about 56 sec, and the better times were from 51-54. There were a few WRXs who had constant 58s so I guess i didnt that bad for the first time. I learned alot from the instructor too.

Next time when I have my springs and new shocks, and a rear sway bar I expect to be hitting 50s, but it also depends on the track.

Props to all those who can keep on the track and not spin out with RWD and get great times, it's not as easy as it looks.
bro where was the AutoX place u went to?? let me know..
 

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Thanks Justin, AutoXing is deff where the real Driving is, and where it's mostly about the driver and not the car. seems like you did great, but my track was so confising I kept messin up, it was too long too.

Do you have a GSR? I saw a few there today they were doing a lil better than me, but they all had intense mods.
 

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Sonic it was by the colesium, in L.I. I went with a buddy of mine and his MR2 crew. It was great, we deff need a meet there with the tri state ppl. The next AutoX is in Sep. It's 30 bucks for non members and 20 for memebers. I'll try to find their site and post it here.
 

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the reason your doing better than wrx, is called turbo lag.. and I wanna do this autox stuff so bad.. driving in a straight line, just isnt that much fun.. Anyone know where you can do it around tampa?
 

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There must be a big AutoX scene in tampa, they have everything else. It might be a few hours drive but man it's worth it.

I just noticed water leaking from my car, I got so worried, but it's all good its from the AC being on coming back from the track. AutoX makes me so paranoid about my car lol, you deff stress your car more then drag racing.
 

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I did it in Steubenville Ohio, hootb and fast asleep were there too. And I know what you mean deadlock about messing up on the track. I think I had two off courses out of six runs, lol. I wasn't the only one, oh well.
 

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yea, I'm hoping to do much much better with my H&R springs and KYB AGX shocks.

I'll let u guys know in sep when I got the the next AutoX, I hope all this money on suspension mods proves to be usefull.
 

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Does anybody know of any good autox places near Blacksburg, VA? I would really like to find some since I am going to college up there. Thanks.
 

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everyone! welcome to the joys of autoX! they say the TRACK pipe is the worst addiction! I've been hooked for the past three years. I have a 94 'RS that's in a fairly high state of tune. I have it set up for Street Mod, which is basically a run what you brung class.
try www.scca.orgyou'll find lots of good stuff, including where you can autoX. I know there is a pretty big autoX scene in Tampa.If any of you have any questions about car set-up, wanna know what I'm running, let me know! my email is [email protected].

and yes, autoX is definetly much more skill/talent intensive than street racing...
 

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Next time when I have my springs and new shocks, and a rear sway bar I expect to be hitting 50s, but it also depends on the track.
STOP!

Did I get your attention? The worst thing you can do as an autox beginner is start modifying your car. Until you get experience, you could be driving a Ferrari and you will still get your ass handed to you be some dude in a Jetta. Plus you will be placed in a more competetive class against tougher competition. I regret installing an intake on my car because it booted me out of stock

Learn to drive your car stock, then think about modifying it. Remember, doing well in autox is 95% driver and 5% car!
 

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Well not everyone AutoX's to be competetive and win. I agree, you should get good at driving your car stock before modifying for AutoX. But, If you wanna add some mods cause all you really care about is getting better times than your last event, there is nothing wrong with that.
 

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yeah honestly i dont give a sh*t right now who i beat and what place i end up in. for all i care a pinto could hand me my ass, and as long as i improved my time i would be happy.
 

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That Pinto did beat our ass Alex.
 

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anywhere to autox in miami?
 

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one of the biggest things a beginner can do with a stock car is play with the tire pressures to tune out some understeer. Try going/starting with about 38PSI front, 32 in the rear. If you still understeer, go higher in the front or lower in the rear, but make gradual changes, and one end at a time. Use some white shoe polich (luiquid type) to mark the corners of your front tires to see how much they are working....remark before each run, and adjust the pressures to get it right...small changes can and do make a big difference. once you get the stock handling down, then start looking at mods to your suspension.
 

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rocka589 on Aug/15/02 said:
anywhere to autox in miami?
click here for central florida SCCA site

click here for more general scca info

hope that helps you out rocka...

i went autocrossing with my 'teg. it's not about beating the competition... you gotta beat yourself. not to mention push your car to it's limits and beyone. i was running stock suspension with only a few performance mods and i had a great time. i took a 115 degree turn at about 45 mph and gassed out of it... i took the turn so hard, my front right tire lifted and spun like crazy... i though i toasted something from all the smoke... there's nothing like burning out at 40 mph... haha. somehow i managed to maintain control and didn't go off course... needless to say, that was my best run of the day. just remember. walk the course as much as you can before you go out and bring an air tank and tire guage.
 

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Ghostgsr on Aug/11/02 said:
Does anybody know of any good autox places near Blacksburg, VA? I would really like to find some since I am going to college up there. Thanks.
i used to live there, there is really no scene up there.there is a lot of drunk college chicks though
 
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