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2 Replies and 1314 Views what psi to use, and what handling to expect with over-width tires  1314  2 Started by  root I am getting 225/45/17 RT615 tires for the stock 17x6.5J wheels on the mazda3.  The tire size is a bit too wide for the rim, but I see many people using tires that are waay too wide for the rim at autocross events, so I assume the effects of this sort of mismatch are well understood. My questions are: what pressure should I run the tires at for autocross  For the stock tires (205/50/17) I was watching rollover, and ran the lowest pressure that would not allow any (41 psi for eagle R...
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by  rootJump to last post
06/22/2006 9:06 PM
5 Replies and 1176 Views Tire Pressures and info on rollover running street tires  1176  5 Started by  sk_id L.A. Im getting ready for my second autocross and need some info on tire pressures. Im running a 99 Mustang 3.8 liter v6 on all season tires.TOTALLY STOCK My first time out I ran at 43 lbs all around but upped to 47 and felt more solid. How do I determine rollover Ive read about using shoe polish and also chalk. How do you 'read it' Do you keep adding psi till traction deteriorates Is there a safe max psi Also might it make sense to use less pressure in back I dont have limited sl...
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by  MorwanJump to last post
06/20/2006 9:24 PM
2 Replies and 833 Views Hello again...  833  2 Started by  XJDano Well some of my plans have changed. I will be soon ready to participate in a newly aquired '84 VW Rabbit as seen on the classifieds. I am really excited to start another automotive hobby! I look forward to meeting abunch more great people and having a ton of fun!
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by  XJDanoJump to last post
05/29/2006 11:15 PM
15 Replies and 2258 Views Truck?  2258  15 Started by  Cindyrella i have a friend interested in autocrossing; however, he drives a ford ranger (a truck). my automatic assumption would be that trucks are a no-no in AUTOcrossing, but it was worth asking first so... yes or no to possibly competing in the ford ranger
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by  Bryan SJump to last post
05/28/2006 9:26 PM
2 Replies and 706 Views is there a rule of thumb how many seconds a set of hoosiers will shave?  706  2 Started by  root on local level events it's pretty hard to gauge my progress, the novices aren't very consistent, and the good guys are running R-comps. I was wondering if there's a rule of thumb i can apply to see how many seconds i am behind the class leader.  The HS class leader in my area runs 2004 mini on hoosiers, and I am running mazda3 on stock all-seasons, 3.5 seconds behind.  If there's a way to estimate how many seconds an average HS car on an average course gains by going from all-seasons ...
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by  rkoradiJump to last post
05/07/2006 11:22 PM
6 Replies and 1031 Views Same number, different class  1031  6 Started by  SGleason     I've noticed that someone in a different class has already taken my favorite number. Can I still use this number Is that frowned upon
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by  mingaaJump to last post
04/19/2006 10:07 PM
8 Replies and 1015 Views Novice Class, do I need an 'N'  1015  8 Started by  SGleason In the Kate Hughes Novice Handbook, there is mention of a Novice Class. It says that you should put an 'N' after the class letters on your car. Do we do that here Any other information about the Novice Class BTW: I was at the Novice School on Sunday, had a great time.
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by  thundering02Jump to last post
03/30/2006 4:23 AM
27 Replies and 1613 Views New to Autocross Wanted to say Hi  1613  27 Started by  steena
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I just wanted to say hello! I got my car about a month ago and am ready to start learning what I need to know. My husband is into Drag racing so he isn't much help with the autocross. So whatever help I can get will be appreciated. Already trying to get on the wait list for the Novice class in March. Hopefully they'll get to add some openings.  
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by  DammitBeavisJump to last post
03/28/2006 4:45 PM
5 Replies and 763 Views Hello All new to racing  763  5 Started by  XJDano Hi, My name is Dan, I drive a Jeep Cherokee. 1999 4.0L auto 4x4 lifted for rocks and trails. I have been volunteering for the 100 AW for the last 4 years and have had a blast. after having this site posted on our Jeep club forum for 100AW pics i have been checking some of it out. The last 2 years I ahve been thinking of building a rally car just so i can run in the 100AW for 2 days. But after seeing this site (mind you haven't looked around everywhere and read it all) it makes me think ...
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by  XJDanoJump to last post
03/25/2006 10:00 PM
22 Replies and 1473 Views St. Louis Region Novice School  1473  22 Started by  Bryan S
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If your are in the St. Louis area and just hooked on autocross consider the Novice Autocross Drivers School on March 26. See the related thread on the St. Louis Area discussion forum on this site or go to stlsolo.org for more information. Registration is on myautoevents.com
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by  Bryan SJump to last post
03/08/2006 5:00 PM
5 Replies and 654 Views I was just wondering?  654  5 Started by  delusionstri In some autocross events do they provide air compressors to inflate you tires I doubt they do but yeah just wondering
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by  iMagnusXJump to last post
02/27/2006 10:39 PM
5 Replies and 524 Views New to the area, but not to trying to get into autocross, NEED HELP!  524  5 Started by  SaturnGTRacer Hi I just moved here to Kansas recently from Illinois, before moving I was trying to get into autocross but never got the chance. Now that I'm starting to get settled in I'm trying to fix some things on my SW2, saturn wagon, I'd like to get into autocross but being so new to the area I have no idea where to start to get the resources I had in Illinois. right now my biggest problem is my suspension, I'm on cut springs. Yes I know, stupid idea, I'm looking to replace them with new 1.5 to 2 inch dr...
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by  gidtupJump to last post
02/06/2006 6:50 AM
8 Replies and 801 Views New - need accident/insurance info  801  8 Started by  jwilds I ran my first autocross in September and I'm hooked!  I am now spending the winter trying to get out from under a lease of a non-autocross-friendly car and into something more 'sporting'. But, what do most people do insurance-wise  I was under the impression that most insurance companies won't pay for damages/injuries if they can prove the incident was during a timed event.  What issues are their with insurance, life and/or car  Any benefit to removing license plates, hid...
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by  froggy47Jump to last post
12/02/2005 12:18 AM
5 Replies and 562 Views New and looking to learn.  562  5 Started by  Morwan I bought my first non-junker car ('90 Celica GT), and I'm thinking about doing AutoX. But I kind of suck, and I need a LOT of practice. I *just* got the hang of proper rev-matching and downshifting boggles my mind.I read something about a novice course. When does that occur, and is there one nearby St. Louis What are some nearby tracks where I can practice I know it's the end of the season and winter is beginning, but I'm patient.When you number your car, does it have to be permanent I don't ...
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by  Bryan SJump to last post
11/14/2005 11:07 PM
3 Replies and 335 Views any auto X around eugene, OR?  335  3 Started by  Z51vette new to auto X, and lookin for the auto X scene in or around eugene, or
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by  Z51vetteJump to last post
11/12/2005 5:26 PM
24 Replies and 861 Views New to auto x  861  24 Started by  bawolvesfan
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Hey im 15 but ill be 16 this winter, so i was wondering if i would be allowed to race autoX next summer. ive read the whole rule book and it says i can but that the people that run the event can say no.also, ive only got 1 car, and i dont have any budget at all to buy another, would i be able to run my 97 taurus gl, or would i just get laughed out not forever but atleast for a season before i buy my next carthx
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by  bawolvesfanJump to last post
10/29/2005 12:02 PM
2 Replies and 325 Views were can i race near Fayetteville, NC  325  2 Started by  CrossBones I would like to know were to get started in Fayetteville, NC. I have a 91 mustang LX 5.0. It has a cold air intake, off road x-pipe and flow master exhaust. It has a AOD tranny and can i race with that. If not what tranny does anyone suggest. I also have upgraded the breaks to 5 lug 93 Colbra R's and have 17"e; rims. I want to start out right so let me know anything that will help thanks.
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by  LynnJump to last post
10/26/2005 5:05 PM
31 Replies and 774 Views new to Autox and needing help with a car  774  31 Started by  phoenix_ravan83
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Hello All , i am 21 and new to auto X i only have 5k and cannot find anyone to help me what car to get any advice is welcome
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by  Nimble NeonJump to last post
10/24/2005 3:00 AM
16 Replies and 577 Views ANOTHER Neon?  577  16 Started by  NYG95GA Hi.It just came to mind that I have never properly introduced myself, even though I joined this board last December. At the time, I had never actually run an autocross, but last month.. WOW!Anywho, I'm Bucky, and live in Georgia, 80 miles south of Atlanta.I now belong to Region 91, and have only one Solo2 event under my belt so far. Hoped to have run my 2nd last Sunday, but as y'all know, it's hurricane season down here, and well..When I bought my Neon (Mikey) 3 years ago, I did so because I'd a...
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by  Nimble NeonJump to last post
10/04/2005 12:46 AM
18 Replies and 582 Views good years for autox-only civics?  582  18 Started by  root looking for a cheapo 2nd car to autox, and very light street use (to get to events)for STS, looks like 89 civic Si is good, but that exact car is hard to find, so looking to expand the range I am looking at.What years / models would respond well to STS mods
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by  rootJump to last post
10/01/2005 5:33 PM
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