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I have been racing autocross for the past three years. I first started by running in an F-Modified car(like a mini indy car running off a 600cc Suzuki engine). For the past two year I have been running my Scoupe. If anyone has any questions about autocrossing just let me know. I am also in touch with people that have placed at National events. If I don't know the answer I can get it from them.
 

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alright cool, and thanks for the extra hand:)

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I was thinking about doing solo II. Some one told me that it would be better to remove the front strut brace when I raced what do you think? I haven't been able to run yet do to hand surgery so I'm not going to be able to start until next year I think. But by then my car should be set up just right. Thanks for the info.
 

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I think the person ment to say to disconnect the front sway bar. I know some people that do this and it helps. With a front wheel drive car you want the rear as stiff as possible and the front as soft as possible. The best way to do this is with sway bars and shocks. One of the fastest cars last year was a Probe GT with a front sway bar about the size of a pencil and a rear bar the size of a coke can. This gets rid of the understeer or push. I have koni shocks and 500lb Eibach's in the rear of my Scoupe and with the Hoosier's the car oversteers in almost every corner. I also suggest going to the practice days that they have at the start of the year. This is a good time to learn what your car can do. Another thing you can do to help get a front wheel drive car to turn is as you reach the next corner and are hard on the brakes, just before you turn hit the brakes hard for a split second. This will upset the back of the car and allow it to slide around a little.

Remember, slow and smooth is faster than fast and wild even though the fast and wild is more fun.
 

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Thanks for the advise. Can't wait to get out there and have some fun.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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I just started Solo II this summer. As a rookie, i'm getting my ass kicked but my friend is also driving my car and he's leading the Stock category so far. He has three years of experience and it shows a lot. So far, a lot of people have been impressed by the performance of the Tiburon in autocross. It's not as good as an Integra type R but it can best the other cars in the Stock category.

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Daing, there was autocross at the mall parking lot here once, I need to find out how they do it or what organization they have

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I did an autocross with my Excel in Feb. it was alot of fun. Everyone thought my car was a Mazda 323 GTX though. I had a set of rally lights on the front. Up here in the PACNW the 323 GTX's autocross alot to tune the suspension. I just bought a strut bar last month and I'm dieing to test it in autocross. I'm still a rookie, but last time I raced I started out a little slow to get a feel for the course without spinning out or sqeeling the tires much around the turns. The second time I went more aggressive around the course, and the third I went all out. I slid the tail around a corner, not by much, but it felt like alot. I thought I was going to spin out. But I didn't.I reviewed the video of my race and I noticed the tail didn't spin out at all. It just felt really loose. In rallying I always hear that you should use the brake and gas at the same time in a turn I forget the term. Does that apply with tarmac too?

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Anyone still kicking it solo II ?

Anybody know how one can get into the game in Western Canada ?

Thanks much
 

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Originally posted by nilok73
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Anyone still kicking it solo II ?

Anybody know how one can get into the game in Western Canada ?

Thanks much
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Solo II, at least here in Vegas, is still running strong! I'm not sure how you would get into in Canada though. Hopefully some of our Canadian friends will have an answer for you!
 

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still sliding around up here in MI.:D
 

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I ran a couple of events last year with just a stock set up. (did pretty well, too!) And I was thinking about getting a front strut bar and a rear sway bar. From reading Charles posts, I should get the rear sway bar first? The one I have been eyeballin' is the Whiteline adjustable....but there is the '03 Tiburon bar that everyone has been talking about. My end goal is to have a good Solo II car, not just a car to put parts on to say I have stuff on my car. Would I even want to buy the front strut bar? I know that sounds like a dumb question, but I'm corn-fused:puzzled:

CharlesWarren:Good to hear that there are still some Scoupe drivers out there! I had a '92 LS8D
 

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Originally posted by nilok73
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Anyone still kicking it solo II ?

Anybody know how one can get into the game in Western Canada ?

Thanks much
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Where you at man? I'm guessing Alberta... I'm in Sask and there's 2 groups here. 1 in Saskatoon and one in my city, Regina. I'm gonna check them out this spring/summer for sure. Sounds like it could be a lot of fun even just stock... I like what was said by Wil about having a reason to put parts on my car rather than just to say i have so and so on my ride.
And solo 2 doesn't seem to be all in your face like street dragging and such.
 
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