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Old 05-18-2013, 03:41 AM
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Entered my first autocross race!

Entered my stock 1995 540i 6-speed into a race. I am in the beginers class with a sex, a miata, a 1974 spitfire, and a corvette. it is a very small course with a lot of turns. I will let you know how it turns out!

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:37 AM
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Awesome! See if you can get someone to get some video too! That would be awesome!
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:43 AM
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:34 AM
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:35 AM
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Re: Entered my first autocross race!

That should say wrx..... Not sex. lol. damn phone.

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Old 05-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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That should say wrx..... Not sex. lol. damn phone.

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Old 05-18-2013, 11:20 AM
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Scooby's are cool just too small. Interesting match up. The vette seems a tad bit out of place with the rest of the cars you mentioned but I forget it's about track time not 1/4 mile.

So again it sounds like a interesting match up.

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Re: Entered my first autocross race!

My bet is that the vet will be in last. lol. I'll bet he spends more timegoing backwards than forward. :-)


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Old 05-19-2013, 09:35 PM
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Re: Entered my first autocross race!

Yep, the miata and the spitfire beat me. the wrx killed me. I beat the vett and a Cadillac stx. The one thing that I didn't understand was the Honda fit that was killing almost everyone......... But the winner of the day....beating me by over nine seconds....was an old bmw m3. He even beat the Nissan gtr that was worth at least 70000 dollars more than his car.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:36 PM
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:53 PM
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Yep, the miata and the spitfire beat me. the wrx killed me. I beat the vett and a Cadillac stx. The one thing that I didn't understand was the Honda fit that was killing almost everyone......... But the winner of the day....beating me by over nine seconds....was an old bmw m3. He even beat the Nissan gtr that was worth at least 70000 dollars more than his car.
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The smaller cars had the advantage on you. No biggie. I bet it was still a blast.

The m3 (I'm guessing a e30 m3) Would have the advantage over everyone due to it's light weight and power. It will smoke most on a course.

Now in a quarter mile (unless worked over and modified heavy) It wouldn't fair well against the high powered cars in that post. But the wrx and the miata would have been interesting to see it go up against in a 1/4 mile run.

Then again (my most epic story) my friend's e63 amg got handed it's hat by a lexus ISF. So power to weight ratio still could play a big factor.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:29 PM
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Re: Entered my first autocross race!

It was definitely a blast. I plan on going to the next race. I could see becoming addicted. lol. I am picking up a set of 17 inch rims off of an e60 and some new tires. I also want to refresh all of my suspension and bushings. I bet that I will do a ton better after that and a bot more experience.

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Old 05-22-2013, 05:40 AM
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Have a set of wheels/tires specifically for event days. Fit sticky rubber

Then at some point you have to decide how much more serious you want to become. The more you mod the car for the course, the less fun it will eventually become on the street. Ideally you want a lot of negative camber up front but that gets hard on tires fast though, and changing it with adjustable plates really requires an alignment rack.

OR you have a car specifically for events, and now you have a problem

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Old 05-22-2013, 06:32 AM
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Re: Entered my first autocross race!

Clothes on,huh? I will have to try that. Lol.
What do you think about e60 rims? I know they will work, but that is about all I know about them. I found a set of 17s with tires for 250 for the set. seems dumb to not get them, right? I want a track capable road car....not the other way around. I don't want to go to nuts.
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