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Old 03-31-2017, 02:14 AM   #18
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Last weekend I had another event with the same instructor in my previous post. We both did 7 runs and drove together.

Guy did a great job assessing himself after each run and explaining what he would try next. In the end, he managed to top my best by three seconds (50ish times).

My conclusion is I need not hurry upgrading my tires, shocks etc as driving skill has plenty of room for improvement. Was going to upgrade tires soon, think I'll just flip them instead.


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Old 04-12-2017, 08:59 PM   #19
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Great to see someone out there with a wagon. Recently got an Alltrack and really want to autox it since the GTI I used to own got T boned before I was able to get it to an autox event. Wasn't sure if I was the only person with a wagon who wanted to.
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:39 PM   #20
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Great to see someone out there with a wagon. Recently got an Alltrack and really want to autox it since the GTI I used to own got T boned before I was able to get it to an autox event. Wasn't sure if I was the only person with a wagon who wanted to.
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Old 04-14-2017, 02:28 AM   #21
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Last weekend I had another event with the same instructor in my previous post. We both did 7 runs and drove together.

Guy did a great job assessing himself after each run and explaining what he would try next. In the end, he managed to top my best by three seconds (50ish times).

My conclusion is I need not hurry upgrading my tires, shocks etc as driving skill has plenty of room for improvement. Was going to upgrade tires soon, think I'll just flip them...
Great, great conclusion!!
I've never seen anybody actually follow this advice that almost every experienced person gives! Way to listen to the people who've been there! Burn up what you've got first. I'd probably get some cheap/decent summers and put the all seasons back for the winter, though, just cause that's too tempting and mm self control.
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Old 04-14-2017, 11:05 AM   #22
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Great, great conclusion!!
I've never seen anybody actually follow this advice that almost every experienced person gives! Way to listen to the people who've been there! Burn up what you've got first. I'd probably get some cheap/decent summers and put the all seasons back for the winter, though, just cause that's too tempting and mm self control.
yeah it is tempting and I reserve the right to change my mind, but I'll try to stick to the flip plan.

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Old 04-14-2017, 03:52 PM   #23
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without camber adjustment up front, autox is hard on outside edges (front / back)



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Old 04-14-2017, 09:47 PM   #24
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It looks like you got off easy with the sidewall wear. When I was autoxing with the all seasons I was getting marks all the way past the brand letters. and the outside edge looked like a chainsaw had been taken to it. You must be at a much smoother location than I was.

I was at another driftcross/autocross last weekend and there was a much better selection of cars there than a month ago. The STI's/WRX's I had known from last season were back and there was even a lotus elise. This time I placed right in the pack of WRX's, 0.2s behind the fastest WRX which was a rally preped STI and ~0.2s in front of the 2nd fastest WRX which just had slicks and suspension. The lotus made fools of us all being nearly 3 seconds faster than everyone else. I am extremely happy with my mods, and this is clear evidence that they are working well. The only thing I'm really missing is tires to match the WRX's, as I'm on sub $300 summer tires right now . Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DThb...el=MeltedSolid
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:27 PM   #25
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Had a blast at Dragway 42 with Akron Sports Car Club. I was placed in STX/R. Other than two of their members/staff being total assholes for no reason other than to be assholes I had a blast and plan to go back. Times aren't really relevant as every course is different, and I forgot to turn on my video camera lol. I feel like my front sway bay may need to be adjusted. In the longer slaloms I could feel it wanting to understeer. Other than that and the stock pads coating the car in brake dust I am very very pleased with the car and have no complaints lol. Time for PP brakes, StopTech rotors and EBC pads! Running on 225/40R18s instead of the stock 195/65R15 made a huge difference!







There was also an R there, really cool guy. 6 speed car.

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Old 04-24-2017, 04:56 PM   #26
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Gorgeous pics!

I hope to join the 1.8t autox club later this spring/summer
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Old 04-26-2017, 02:48 AM   #27
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great pics, thanks for posting


no pics this week but ran another event last Sunday. Slower speed parking lot at the Tampa Dog Track but still plenty of fun. Ran in the first group, which meant sweeping the dirt off for the later groups.

This event finished off my all seasons. Fronts started to chunk off with the rough asphalt. Wasn't expecting to kill this set so quickly, so yesterday and today went online tire shopping and bought a set of Kumho TA71 195/65r15 at simpletire.com for $31 shipped / tire, after $60 rebate.

Originally hoped to move on to more aggressive compounds on next set, but this will buy me some more seat time/training at a cheap price.


okay not my pic but here's a "photo finish" from the event:



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Old 04-26-2017, 04:54 AM   #28
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I can't take credits for the pics, they were another member of the ASCC. More of his event pics here: http://piratedad.zenfolio.com/p980239329

Now dumb question when it comes to timing. Can someone explain what index timing means vs what my actual times were? Super confused lol.

Times were:
93.631
88.636
87.481
88.313
88.641

Index time was:
71.909

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Old 04-26-2017, 02:33 PM   #29
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imo most likely PAX index. think it's a handicapper for times, to compare times across classes.
http://nworscca.com/pax-index/6-pax-index.html


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great pics, thanks for posting

This event finished off my all seasons. Fronts started to chunk off with the rough asphalt. Wasn't expecting to kill this set so quickly, so yesterday and today went online tire shopping and bought a set of Kumho TA71 195/65r15 at simpletire.com for $31 shipped / tire, after $60 rebate.

Originally hoped to move on to more aggressive compounds on next set, but this will buy me some more seat time/training at a cheap price.
Aww man! 15" Re71r for sale I'm sure could be for a great price. Can you return the kumhos ?
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?t=8616378


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Wrong size anyway I guess.

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thanks !
will stick w the as tires for.a while longer.

did see federal evo 195/55/15 on amazon for 66 per tire shipped. next time.

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we had a fun event this weekend. organizers took a course, broke it into sections and allowed multiple timed runs on each section. Afterwards, two "normal" runs across the whole course, compare to the best times on the sections. A good opportunity for concentrated practice of elements: slalom, turnaround, Chicago box, etc.

Participant count low 30s for a full day, so plenty of action. I'm classed in the slowest class but managed to top a few folks in faster cars.

I took advantage of our relaxed stock rules and put 15mm spacers up front and also set front toe to 1/8" out. Set tire pressure to 50f, 35r. This really REALLY loosened up the rear and made it a hand-ful at first but as the day went on it the above was a clear improvement: better slip and rotation in slaloms, better grip in the turnaround and in high speed obstacles (our Chicago box was placed after the highest speed section).

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Old 06-08-2017, 08:55 PM   #34
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I'm seriously considering signing up for my first AutoX this summer--but I have a few reservations.

For one, I have zero performance driving experience. I don't expect everyone there to be pros, but I don't know how welcome they'd be to newbies.

Secondly, I just bought a brand new set of performance summer tires a couple weeks ago, and I'd hate to burn through them so quickly. I mean, they've got a treadwear rating of 340, and I have a dedicated set of winters, but this car is my daily and I can't afford to burn through them so quickly.

That said, I'm open to being convinced otherwise. I can't think of a better place to safely test the limits of my car other than a track or an AutoX event.
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