first time autox july 22

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first time autox july 22

Postby alltracshoak » Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:34 am

this will be my first time auto x.what should i look for?im trying to set up an camera inside my car but who knows how that will go.as for mods..
stock suspension except for white adj rear sway bar set in the middle whole.
brakes ??
tires:falken ziex Ze512
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any tips on setting tire pressure?
i was thinking about low tire pressure in the front and regular at the rear so maybe the front will grab more when turning?
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Postby etantshi » Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:47 am

Low tire pressure is a dragster tip. Slightly elevated tire pressure is used to help prevent the sidewall from rolling.
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Postby Balagast » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:03 pm

With stock suspension, I used to start out at 34 psi in the front and 32 in the rear. Chalk your tires and see how much the sidewall is rolling over. If you notice it is rolling a lot than add a few pounds.

Good luck and have fun.

BTW the anti-sway bar makes that car night and day in autocross (as well as good tires) it feels like driving a whale if you dont have that thing, having said that I can't wait to run some autocross when I get the teins in.
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Postby 88st165 » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:45 pm

i just went to my first autocross last sun... i had the wt adj sway set in the middle and my tire pressure at 38psi (hankook rs2's)... the car had abit of understeer so im going to try a lower front pressure this time b/c im also going this sunday.... im addicted already... good luck 8)
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Postby alltracshoak » Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:14 pm

yeah,that was what i was thinking about.lower the front tire pressure to lower the understeer.
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Postby alltracshoak » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:55 pm

alright,auto cross was fun..wish i had some better tires and all..btw,i dont know why my rear end or which ever tire keeps on spinning when i turn...well it was an experience and hope you other people can experience it too
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Postby etantshi » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:08 pm

alltracshoak wrote:alright,auto cross was fun..wish i had some better tires and all..btw,i dont know why my rear end or which ever tire keeps on spinning when i turn...well it was an experience and hope you other people can experience it too


Sounds like you need lsd!
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Postby RedCelicaTRD » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:33 pm

Or he might be lifting a tire slightly, and an lsd wont help that. Having a stiff sway bar and stock springs will cause the inside to lift around corners. A few others have noticed this same problem.

P.S. Nice determination on trying to sell that lsd rear end you have André.
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Postby alltracshoak » Sun Jul 22, 2007 6:53 pm

yes,i probably do need lsd.i need to check on my 92 st185..i need to do some testing to see if i have lsd on my 92.if so then im in great luck.one test i've done is turning the driveshaft and both the wheel spins the same way,can anyone confirm this if it's lsd.
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Postby alltracshoak » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:09 pm

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4wfTmXtccfA

1st run^ lol.i went the wrong way and slowed down.bad video but hope you guys enjoy it
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Postby alltracshoak » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:12 pm

second vid, the camera person didnt finish recording
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlt3wtXsZTE
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Postby etantshi » Sun Jul 22, 2007 7:28 pm

RedCelicaTRD wrote:Or he might be lifting a tire slightly, and an lsd wont help that. Having a stiff sway bar and stock springs will cause the inside to lift around corners. A few others have noticed this same problem.

P.S. Nice determination on trying to sell that lsd rear end you have André.


lol Saw right through that huh? Some lsd's still work with a tire lift, some do not. It depends on what kind you get. Nice vids.
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Postby alltracshoak » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:49 pm

best thing is my car turned some heads..they knew about the car but it was so rare to see one..one of the guy's have a suby wagon and he came and talk to me about wanting one so bad before his suby.he might come to this site to look for an st185 :D
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Postby etantshi » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:18 pm

alltracshoak wrote:best thing is my car turned some heads..they knew about the car but it was so rare to see one..one of the guy's have a suby wagon and he came and talk to me about wanting one so bad before his suby.he might come to this site to look for an st185 :D


I love that feeling. When everyone looks at the car and is like "wow, I can't believe I'm seeing one of those".
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Postby wizzards581 » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:51 am

car needs to be lowered to get less weight roll.
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