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ive never been autox, just lapping days and time trials, its tons of fun, but costly, 30 minutes on the track on a boosted 7m is not fun (probably because of my shitty worksmanship lol), not to mention the brakes and tires the car will eat because of the weight. brake fade sucks :(. I think my supra would get owned in autox? how do you guys fair? Because theres a vw dealership that does autox i was thinking of going... My cars pretty much setup for high speed handling tho.

I dont wanna say i hate drag racing, its fun from time to time, but theres too much emphasis on it on these forums... Drift is fun too, but it has no real world application other than learning to control you car and in it really helps to know if you rally race/live in the North :)

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yep built them myself, cut into the metal plate thing on the back of the rotor. using the fog holes now, but will relocate for lip vents soon, because i like foglights... i have organic pads though and i think thats the problem... I daily drive the car though so all out racing pads are not an option for me...

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SupraMK3 said:
I placed 7th out of 24 in my class (SSM) in the last event that I did. The 6th placed guy beat me by .01 seconds!! :mad: and the top 3 drivers in the class cosistantly place in nationals competitions every year. So I think I did pretty good.

The key is to have good power, but not too much of it. The nature of any turbo car is to have a very peaky power band. If you are running a setup that gives you 100hp in less than 500 rpm's you are going to have a very tough time controlling the car on a tight autox course. I have my car set so that the stock turbo spools as fast as it can but doesnt yield a ton of peak horsepower. This gives the widest and most linear powerband which is most easily controlled. Stock CT @ 11psi, full exhaust, intake, spearco IC + minor suspension and brake mods is a very mananagable and fun autocross setup. I will soon be adding even more suspension...

Who cares if you really get owned though? The point is that you're out there having fun, and becoming a better driver in the process. What is really cool is when you start out autocrossing, and you rank in the last quarter of your class almost every time... then a few years go by, car is still basically the same, and your consistently placing inside the top 10 in your class. You know you are getting better the more you drive.. now that is a great feeling.

Here is a funny story that happened to me at an event about 2 months ago. I convinced my friend Ryan who has a stock '03 Lexus IS300 to come out to an event. He had never done any kind of performance driving before. I coached him some, and we both did our 4 timed runs. He sucked as any newbie should, and I did pretty good in my MK3. After the event was over they opened up the track for fun runs, and Ryan let me take his Lexus for a few laps. On my first lap I ran 1 second slower than the fastest time I had run in my car, and on the second lap I beat my fastest time by almost 2 seconds!!!!! :eek: :eek:
That car was soooo smooth though... almost perfectly balanced. Just goes to show what you can do in a slower car with a damn good suspension.
just read this, thanks for advice man, i actual entered a local event with my toyota sc400, it was a lot of fun (supra was down), much much cheaper than going on a road course, i came in like 12th of 25, my friend got 3rd in his corrado... Youre right its def. fun just to go, IM positive my supra will be more fun! Esp being manual :)... Cant complain tho the all motor v8 was excellent for power, def showed me how to handle that car better at lower speeds!

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