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Street Touring Hatchback (STH) discussion/setup

xXDavidCXx

Autocross Champion
Location
AZ
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
Does anyone have tips for running down a couple of WRXs. I finished 28/123 and 16/87 in PAX but 3 and 2(one wrx didn't show) in STH. Assume I just need to keep working on driver mod but ugh
Work with a better co-driver, find out where you are loosing time with data acquisition.
 

krs

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Car(s)
MKVIIS R
Does anyone have tips for running down a couple of WRXs. I finished 28/123 and 16/87 in PAX but 3 and 2(one wrx didn't show) in STH. Assume I just need to keep working on driver mod but ugh

This is your first real season racing autox?

AWD versus FWD?

Better start driving to more regions to get more drive time than you do locally.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Second season I do autocross at a couple regions gotta balance family and racing as it goes
Autocrossing a FWD is far harder than RWD or AWD.

You have to trail brake to get it to rotate and use the throttle judiciously on exit. If you want to kill your ego, autocross a FWD. If you want to feel like a rockstar, buy a Miata.
 

krs

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Car(s)
MKVIIS R
Second season I do autocross at a couple regions gotta balance family and racing as it goes

As do most of us.

The year I learned the most, and truly became competitive is the season I attended over 30 events between four regions.

I would recommend a setup like SomoStorm for your data logging. Sure everyone has their own wiz bang preference, but that’s designed for autox. You have a very simple interface, and the ability to view your runs almost immediately after you finish. Others seem a little too clunky, or need more user inputs to be able to do that.

And good luck chasing AWD cars.
 

mkvii.717

Ready to race!
Location
Harrisburg PA
Car(s)
2020 GLI Autobahn
As do most of us.

The year I learned the most, and truly became competitive is the season I attended over 30 events between four regions.

I would recommend a setup like SomoStorm for your data logging. Sure everyone has their own wiz bang preference, but that’s designed for autox. You have a very simple interface, and the ability to view your runs almost immediately after you finish. Others seem a little too clunky, or need more user inputs to be able to do that.

And good luck chasing AWD cars.
What's your solostorm setup I have looked at but it's pricey maybe a good Christmas present lol
 

mkvii.717

Ready to race!
Location
Harrisburg PA
Car(s)
2020 GLI Autobahn
Autocrossing a FWD is far harder than RWD or AWD.

You have to trail brake to get it to rotate and use the throttle judiciously on exit. If you want to kill your ego, autocross a FWD. If you want to feel like a rockstar, buy a Miata.
Yea I mean fwd is hard but I was second or third fastest fwd on course only losing to some smf guys and they don't count lol
 

krs

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Car(s)
MKVIIS R
What's your solostorm setup I have looked at but it's pricey maybe a good Christmas present lol
I started with the RaceCapture MK2 setup, but that was way more complicated than I needed it to be. It’s better suited for track, and GoatAutomotive is picking that up.

A limiting factor is SoloStorm only runs on an Android device. I picked up a Samsung tablet for less than $100 to use.

If you want video, you’ll need some type of camera. The GoPro 3 I think is the lowest that can be used.

At minimum I’d go with this setup: https://www.petreldata.com/product/solostorm-for-android-qstarz-bt-q818xt/

The Qstarz is the 10hz gps receiver, which is very accurate.

Then the SoloStorm App. The developers are very responsive, and listen to their users on feedback.

So your device
Camera
Qatarz 10hz GPS
SolosStorm

If you’re interested in seeing some outputs, like throttle, rpm, IAT’s you’d need something like the OBDLink MX+ Scan Tool for that.

The track log overlay and the side by side video views you can view between runs is very helpful. If someone else is using one, you can also share your log files, and overlay them with your runs. It’s a great way to see where they’re faster than you are.

Then the one click video export is super easy to use as well, and gives you this product:


I know there’s other options out there, I tried a few. But SoloStorm has been value added, and is purpose built for autocross.
 
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