Well Yesterday I went to the MSU campus and participated in my first auto-X of the season. It was awfully chilly in the morning which led to a slick track until the sun came out. All in all a beautiful day here in Montana ended up getting 12 runs in but only had the cam on for a few. That is my dad sitting copilot, it is his first time riding with me and after the first run(not on film) he asks if he left hand prints in the door handle.
Let me know what you think.
Track is real slippery and I loose it in the first hard corner but not to bad.
Way better than the first run.
Still having trouble with hitting the wipers next event that fuse will get pulled for sure.
One of the fastest runs of the day until I break the back end loose in the second to last corner, damn cone.
2001, SVTF DSI, 3"CAI, Obx header, Coilovers, Powder UDP, AC/PS delete, B&M Short Shifter, Leather Seats, 21MM Swaybar, Polyurethane Bushings, Custom FORD Emblems, Clear Cornered Projector Headlights, Tinted LED tailights, LED License Plate Lights, LED Center Reflector, Paint Matched M3 Mirrors, Vent Visors, 2.25" pipe no cat Magnaflow Muffler, Ported TB, Rear Tie Bar, MX-3 Rear Disc Swap, C.O.P. System, XCAL2, OCC.
awesome! good to see more people trying it out!
only things i can say about the tecnhique...you coast too much, you need to get on the throttle earlier, leave it in 2nd gear for those really tight corners...but other than that, you ran good lines, got close to the cones, and most importantly, i hope you enjoyed yourself!!
2000 S/R FSP build: APC shift knob, LED tails, zx2 sticker on the rear bumper, Silverstar headlights, blue spark plug wires, optima red top battery, Magnaflow muffler, and some lowering springs.
Thanks for the pointers. But the track was so slick I was having trouble stopping so I had to do alittle more coasting then normal. The front tires kept locking up on me in the first box, I need to get a SR master cylinder. Since I have discs and still have the master cylinder for drums I bet that would fix my problem.
Man I had a blast, we had 8 official runs and then I went for 4 buck runs and after that no wanted to stay any longer.
tires locking up has everything to do with your tires i'm sure. adding more rear bias to the brakes will just help you spin out faster. been there, done that. i actually use crappy rear pads and cross drilled rotors to make the rear pads less effective. locking up the brakes only means you need to lighten up on the pedal, and keep those tires just on the limits of adhesion without locking them up. fast driving is a skill..it's not all about turning fast and hitting the pedals all the way down. i also noticed your hands were everywhere. work on keeping them at 3 and 9 when possible, and shuffle the wheel instead of flicking it around. if you turn in earlier, it'll scrub some speed, and you won't have to worry about coasting at all. that last corner on the last video..that's how you should take every corner...just scale it back a tiny bit. when you spin out, you have the car at 11 tenths...you want to keep it at 10 tenths!
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