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Old 02-16-04, 02:09 AM
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help a future autoX driver!!!!

hey guys. help a future autoX driver here.. i got a choice of getting a new and replacment exhaust system. on my 90 s5 gtu.. or should i just grab a 1979 mazda rx7 the first gen.. instead of my replacement and hold up on that!..?? any tips, pointers, info, anything (you guys get the point right.?!?!) what do you guys think? sugguest.?its only $300 as the dude asking.. it work. and runs.. just a minor problem.. smokes when start up..

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Old 02-21-04, 12:36 AM
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i have no idea what you just wrote...
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I think it's...

Should he buy a 2nd gen exhaust... or a first gen...

...I could be wrong.
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Old 02-21-04, 07:37 PM
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Actually he was trying to figure out should he buy new exhaust for his 2nd gen and autox that.

Or should he spend the money instead and buy a 1st gen and a autox that?


Personally, if you want to be competitive in the CSP class go buy a miata....

Althought the 2 time National Champion in the CSP class drives a Rx-3.


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Old 02-22-04, 08:18 AM
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If you have the opportunity to autocross a car other than your daily driver, do that. Remember, your car is 14 years old. The possibility of tearing it up is higher (assuming that it's been maintained to the average level or less).
If you can't afford to have your daily driver down for repairs for a couple weeks, don't race it.

That being said, in ES, it probably won't make much difference which car you run. Especially if there's a fast driver in a Miata or MR2 in your area.
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the FC should in theory handle better because of the IRS.
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Old 02-24-04, 09:26 AM
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In theory, theory & practice are the same.
In practice, they are not.. (Yogi Berra)
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Old 02-24-04, 04:20 PM
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eh,

I really think you should make the FC run right before heading out to buy another car that you are not for sure if it is in its best condition.

Just buy stuff and fix that FC up and make it run right before you get yourself into more trouble.
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Smoke on startup is fairly regular. A little anyways.

But make sure your daily driver runs before you compete!
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its funny.. the dude said that it smoked but when i got it.. weird. it didn't smoke a bit.. all the oil and fluid was just very VERY low... other than that.. it was a good deal.. and yea... the sa is going to johnny fd3s_rx7.. so yea imma get my fix up. so imma kOol with mine.. its for johnny and for him to mess with man.. but yea true. i hear what your saying.. true...

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oh yea.. the daily driver is done as of now.. its compete.. just gotta drop it on the ground now.. as its still on jacks.. but by the end of this week.. its going down!..

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Just start with getting the car running well and also some autoX tires and go at it in stock class .. then modify your car from there, if you so choose to, as you develop your driving skills.
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yea racerx7fb, that is true.. and that's exactly what im going to do.. whenever i can handle and know my car well enough i'll go try out some x-driving.. well how i see it.. its seems the more i aquire as in skill in my car i'll modd it lightly.. but just so that i would still know what the car has.. as in power.. and handling wise.. hUumm... yea....

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whenever i can handle and know my car well enough i'll go try out some x-driving..
How about just get out there and do it!
Have a novice instructor ride along with you.. you will be surprised with your learning curve and find out ALOT more on your very first day driving on a course than you will driving for months on the street, its a different world... then youll be able to take what you learned by autocrossing and become a better driver on the street... its not the other way around.
Modding... start with tires.. without them, all other suspension mods wont work as they ought to, then shocks/struts, a good set of brake pads.. bring on the power stuff later on once youre in tune with your car and your skill.
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