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types of cars i've raced
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mugwump
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09/27/2004 11:59 AM
    driving the Z got me thinking about the types of cars i've raced and in what environment, so i've decided to compile a list.

    [b]Sealed Surface[/b]
    Front/AWD-GS 2.5RS
    Front/AWD Turbo-AS EVO VIII, AS STi
    Front/FWD-STX Prelude SH, stock Celica GT, others?
    Front/FWD LSD-DSP Civic Si, GS SCX
    Front/RWD-BS 350Z, EP RX-7, CS Miata
    Mid/RWD-nada
    RWD Turbo-nada
    FWD Turbo-nada

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    Front/AWD-variety of 2.5RS in various states of tune
    Front/AWD Turbo-EVO VIII, WRX
    Front/FWD-nada
    Front/RWD turbo-Thunderbird T-Coupe
    Mid/RWD-MR2 (ice)
    Front/RWD-nada
    FWD Turbo-nada

    am i missing any categories? or cars? i'm sure i am. its early.

    i definitely have most of my experience in slow AWD. need more practice with power and RWD especially i think. though i'm suprised by how little i've competed in FWD. it seems odd. i must be forgeting something :confused:

    oh, one last thing. i've broken down the categories based on how they drive and how you drive them. i.e. a FWD car with a quaife is very, very different to drive then a FWD car with an open diff, etc.
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    09/27/2004 6:34 PM
    WOOHOO, the T-Bird made the list!
    318tiGuy
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    09/27/2004 10:00 PM
    Well, let's see....

    I've autocrossed:

    '98 Contour SVT
    '94 Miata R Package
    '98 BMW 318ti
    '00 Impreza RS
    '82 Renault Le Car :D
    '04 Mini Cooper
    but never a '79 Fiesta, despite the best of intentions... :(

    When it comes to rallycross, the Impreza has been my one and only. Maybe the Fiesta should be a rallycross car instead. Hmmm... ;)
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    09/27/2004 11:30 PM
    1. WRX :D
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    09/28/2004 12:46 AM
    Not a very long list for me:

    STX WRX
    STS 2.5 RS
    bone stock STi
    DSP Civic
    EP RX-7 (one 20s T&T run)

    If Andy posts his list, he'll probably fill up Chris' file server! ;)
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    09/28/2004 9:19 AM
    GS Pontiac Grand am :o
    CS Miata
    STS Celica (T&T)
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    09/28/2004 9:59 AM
    Andy has a fading memory so the server is safe. :D

    edit: I will say the Cobra kit car w/ the 500+ rwhp 462c.i. small block on BFG Drag Radials I autocrossed last Thursday at the Run & Gun was quite a hoot, makes me want to build one and put proper tires on it.
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    09/28/2004 12:46 PM
    yeah, i meant to post that Andy was barred from this discusion :p unless he just posted *.* ;)
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    09/28/2004 12:54 PM
    Hmmm, lets see:

    the first event every was in my
    92 Olds Ciera

    then I bought the
    83 VW rocco

    then I wasn't ready with my Z24 so I drove the GF's
    98 Pont. GP SE

    Then I sold the z24 and bought an
    83 VW GTI

    And now I bought another Z24 but I'm not sure it will ever see the autoX unless my GTI is down.
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    09/28/2004 3:37 PM
    99 Mustang Cobra
    94 Integra RS
    97 Integra Type R
    80's RX-7 (the Burkett mobile)
    79 Mustang
    01(?) Celica GTS
    1st gen ACR
    1st gen 1.6 Miata (Andy's)
    04 STi

    Some call me crazy, but I really like FWD. I would like to try some more AWD cars though.

    I really like the idea of a STX WRX wagon.....
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    09/28/2004 4:03 PM
    [QUOTE]I really like the idea of a STX WRX wagon.....[/QUOTE]you know a certain one in Boston, Mass if for sale, right?
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    09/28/2004 4:09 PM
    I would like a PGT WRX wagon a lot better.

    [IMG]http://www.pacificforestrally.com/photos/2003/Shayne/SubieGal2.jpg[/IMG]
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    09/28/2004 4:14 PM
    so muggy, the age-old question is, how does the Evo stack up to the STi?
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    09/28/2004 4:35 PM
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by mugwump:
    [QUOTE]I really like the idea of a STX WRX wagon.....[/QUOTE]you know a certain one in Boston, Mass if for sale, right? [/QUOTE]I was under the impression that it had sold?
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    09/28/2004 4:57 PM
    perhaps it has. Carpeneter is planning on something else next year though, maybe you could get *the* celica ;)

    as for EVO/STi. i ran my car in the event. PAX'ed 2nd i do believe, would have been #1 but for a bloody cone. anyway, made 3 runs in the EVO. i was ~1.5sec faster in the EVO then my RS. the EVO was bone stock except for Azenis. my first run was the fastest due, i suspect, to the Azenis getting too hot during the fast pace of fun runs. the EVO would turn in beautifully. just trail brake it/lift throttle and the nose would tuck in cleanly. the steering and seats are second to none. it would all fall apart by the apex though. you'd get back on the gas and my old nemisis [i]Understeer[/i] would return. once again, possibly due to cooked tires.

    i then made one run in Andy's STi, stock but for victos. the power and gearing were very evident. much more grunt then an EVO. turn in was pretty typical Subaru, but the magic happened after. you got on the gas and the nose would just pull around through the corner. need some extra rotation? no problem, just give it some more gas for some power on oversteer. i believe i dropped another 3/10s or there about in the one run. definitely prefered the STi. IIRC, i was within 1sec of Andy's best fun run time in the car. the STi was definitly more brutal and difficult to control, but more rewarding and faster. the EVO was almost, dare i say, dainty, or maybe smoother is a better word. the STi likes to be flung by the scruff of the neck, the EVO seemed to like modulation.

    SG's wagon can suck a ****, right along with her "e;i'm a slow ricer but oh i'm blonde so everybody love me and street racing is bad but running redlights and causing accidents is ok"e; b***h-a*s. i'm pretty sure she's part French :AR15firing: (the annoying part, not the fast part)
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    09/28/2004 8:57 PM
    muggy, celica's don't have the legroom for my lanky frame :(
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    09/28/2004 11:16 PM
    Ya know, Jeff, love's opposite isn't hate, it's indifference. :)
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    09/28/2004 11:48 PM
    [QUOTE] perhaps it has. Carpeneter is planning on something else next year though [/QUOTE]From KC:

    Yep....

    Sold it. It's leaving Thursday to it's new home. :(

    Have an idea what's next.... a stong idea... just need to wait and see
    it happen.

    --KC
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    10/02/2004 9:14 PM
    Cobra kit car with a 462cu.in. SMALL BLOCK?
    In the quiet word(s) of Lil'Jon,"e;WHAT!?"e;
    Somebody knows how to stretch a Windsor.
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    10/02/2004 10:25 PM
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Egg Roll:
    Cobra kit car with a 462cu.in. SMALL BLOCK?
    In the quiet word(s) of Lil'Jon,"e;WHAT!?"e;
    Somebody knows how to stretch a Windsor. [/QUOTE]All aluminum at that!

    It was quite impressive.
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