first time autox july 22

Road race, Auto X, or the Drag Strip

Postby alltracshoak » Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:17 am

yes indeed it needs to be lowered.
off topic:
so are you planning to boost your car now?thanks for stopping by btw.
Members don't see the above ad. Register now - it's free!
current:
90 st185
GT4 AWD
Image
rip: 92 st185 @ 178k :(
User avatar
alltracshoak
Gold Member
 
Posts: 2638
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: centralcal CA

Postby RedCelicaTRD » Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:03 pm

Swaybars will help more with body roll then a set of lowering springs will.
Wayne
1990 All Trac
2017 SRT Challenger Hellcat
Grumpy Moderator
RedCelicaTRD
GTFour God
 
Posts: 3947
Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2004 6:58 pm
Location: Syracuse, UT

Postby alltracshoak » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:03 pm

im thinking more about coilovers instead of springs and adj struts.
current:
90 st185
GT4 AWD
Image
rip: 92 st185 @ 178k :(
User avatar
alltracshoak
Gold Member
 
Posts: 2638
Joined: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:13 pm
Location: centralcal CA

Postby wizzards581 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:08 am

alltracshoak wrote:yes indeed it needs to be lowered.
off topic:
so are you planning to boost your car now?thanks for stopping by btw.


yes but i need to budget out the ca$h. maybe u can help me install it also??
-90 celica turbo All-Trac (sold)
-03 matrix XR
wizzards581
Established Member
 
Posts: 1362
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:20 am
Location: Nor Cal

Postby Balagast » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:37 am

best thing is my car turned some heads..they knew about the car but it was so rare to see one


That is one of the reasons I love my car. Not too many of them in the Philly area (I've never seen another one), I get guys at the napa all the time when I go in for random stuff.

GL with the future autocross, I can't wait to get back to school and have my fix of it this fall with the teins :D
1990 All Trac - Red (Down but hopefully not out)
User avatar
Balagast
Club Member
 
Posts: 450
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:39 pm
Location: Pipersville, PA

Postby SowndWave » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:33 pm

I've been autox'n for 8 events now and the main thing i've learned from the experienced chaps is seat time and become a better driver!

Parts are useless if you can't use them, become a better driver and you can do wonders with a stock car.

Since you already have the sway bar in, I found it works best on the loosest setting with stock springs/shocks. You wont transfer the weight as hard and have the back end trying to slide out on you when you start throwing the weight of the car around in a slalom or something. Also with a softer setting there is less chance you will raise that inner rear tire when cornering and feel that "slip" when turning as both tires will stay planted.

Tire pressures; I have 205/50R15 Falked Azenis RT-615 and I run 38 in front, 33 in the rear. They do seem a bit odd, but I've been chalking them all the time and they are using the tread perfectly, as well as giving me a good balance with the car's turn in response. Quite frankly, they grip stupidly well.

Other than that, I think my expenditure is investing in a 4pt harness to keep me seated, and some good racing shoes to feel the pedals better.
1990 GT-four.
Image
User avatar
SowndWave
Club Member
 
Posts: 158
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:47 pm
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Previous

Return to Racing Chat

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest