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Old 05-30-03, 04:11 AM   #1
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Autocross setups

What kind of setups are you guys runing for auto-x? Suspension and tire wise. List your setup and discuss how it may have benefited you and how you like it compared to other setups you may have tried.

The first mods I plan on doing to my FD outside of reliability are seting it up for Auto-x, so I'd like to see what some other FD owners are runing and how it's benefiting them as compared to other setups.
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Old 05-30-03, 08:13 AM   #2
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What class you plan to run? That limits the mods allowed.
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Old 05-30-03, 09:10 AM   #3
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I run the JIC FLT-A2s in ASP and I really like them.
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Old 05-30-03, 09:30 AM   #4
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What class you plan to run? That limits the mods allowed.
Adding to that, how much money are you willing to spend? I could tell you what I consider to be the best setup, but if it's way out of your budget range, then it's kinda pointless. Check out this weblink for classing and decide which class you belong in/are going to be in:

http://mouton.best.vwh.net/sccasolo/

Each bump in class gets increasingly expensive.
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Old 05-30-03, 10:46 AM   #5
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Ok, this is me not wanting to be productive at work. Successful setups that I've seen thus far:

STOCK CLASS
Koni SA (Single Adjustables) shocks
Koni DA (Double Adjustables) shocks
Koni 28 and 30 series shocks
GAB Super R shocks
Penske SA shocks
Penske DA shocks
Tri-Point Adjustable Front Sway Bar
CCW wheels
Kodiak wheels
Hoosier A3S03 tires
Kumho V700 tires (for the frugal crowd)


STREET PREPARED & BEYOND
Koni DA coilovers (from Tri-Point)
Koni 28 series coilovers (from Tri-Point)
Penske DA coilovers (from Guy Ankeny)
Tein RA coilovers
JIC FLT-A2 coilovers
DMS coilovers
GAB Super R shocks + Ground Control coilover kit
Tri-Point Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Tri-Point Adjustable Rear Sway Bar
Racing Beat Rear Sway Bar
M2 Trailing Arms and Toe Links
CCW wheels
Kodiak wheels
Hoosier A3S03 tires
Kumho V700 tires (again, for the frugal crowd ....)


At any rate, there's the short list. There are plenty of other available suspension upgrades and tire choices, but these are what I have seen as succesful. (So don't take offense if I didn't list the part or setup that you have.) I think any combination of the the aforementioned upgrades can be successful .... I have seen them (or been them) win. The rest is up to you.
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Definitely figure you your class or at least tell us what mods you currently have on the car as that may tell you right off the bat if you're going to street prepared.

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I am running ASP and Drift

JIC FLTA2, slippery for autocross on street tires.
Yoko ES100 245/45/16 on stock rims.
Swaybar mount
Swaybar end links
Camber F2.2 R1.8
Toe F0.0 R0.03(in)

Not enough now to beat others, need 18x10 on race rubber for autocross.
Good enough to drift, not so good driver. Need more school.
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I got to drive Eric Hyman's Supra yesterday. (Nationally competitive SM car) DANG!!!! That car is FAST! And naturally, I forgot to add to the list .... the Advanced Design shocks (offerred through Ground Control) along with the Ground Control coilover kits. I had never driven on the AD coilover setup and all I can say is ... wow, that car cornered so flat and smooth. Excellent auto-x and track shocks/coilover setup.
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Old 06-03-03, 05:13 AM   #9
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Most of the road cars I've seen down under that put impressive times have run Dunlop dj01 tyres. Don't know if it's available over there. They're a R compound tyre and barely road legal but they get by. Another good tyre is the Bridgestone Potenza 540.
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Old 06-13-03, 08:52 PM   #10
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I run in Super Stock, so my options on mods is very limited, but I ran a full season and a half before changing anything, and then it was just to R spec tires -Kumho Victoracers V700s. By then I sort of knew what I needed to be competitive with the 'Vettes and Porshes. Any money spent on your car before you get some experience is really wasted, as it's the driver that makes the difference.
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reza do you drive your FD daily?
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Old 06-17-03, 04:43 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info. Oh, and I'll probably be runing in ASP. I'm not for leaving my car stock

Another question; are the teins any good? I hear good and bad about them and I can't make up my mind. A lot of people who i've asked locally dont run 7s but have had teins. Some liked them, some didnt care for them.
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