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98 TSi awd - Autocross Build

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1998
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Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  1. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    1998 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    184.4 whp · 251.0 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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  2. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    SCCA NNJR autocross opening day, 6/28/2020.

    Some STIFF competition as everyone was itching to get out. 1st in class and 12th in pax. 6 of the top 12 in PAX were SCCA National SOLO Champions and the rest of us except 1 are multi time national trophy winners. REALLY happy with these results as I know the car still has a bit more speed left in it. 11th fastest RAW time out of 99 drivers and 5th fastest on street tires.




    Lets hope the car holds together for the rest of the year. I'm super excited to see how it turns out. :)
     

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  3. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    The pro photographer stopped by our event again yesterday. These shots are so awesome. Write-up coming soon. _DSC3216 - Copy.jpg _DSC3341 - Copy.jpg _DSC4199.jpg
     
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  4. ec17pse

    ec17pse Freelancer

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    Very cool shots
     

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  5. Ludachris

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
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  6. mountain_man

    mountain_man Supporting Member

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    Very nice!
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  7. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    Thank you, Luda.

    265/35/18. The Hoosiers that will go on are 285/30/18 and I'll try to squeeze 295/30/18 next season. :hellyeah:

    Actually, I MUST fit the 295's next year. The competition in DSP class (BMW's and RX8's mainly) are all on 305's or wider.
     
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  8. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    What an incredibly hot and humid day. Got to the venue at 6:30am to help set up and didn't run until 3rd heat, around 1pm. At least I was able to work on my tan. ROFL



    Good stuff - Results were ok. 3rd in class and 5th in PAX. 9th raw time out of 83. My father was also able to come out. Always fun to hang with him.

    Bad, but not terrible stuff - My tires are on their last leg as it is and the 100 degree temps did not help. Lots of sliding and fighting understeer due to lack of front grip. Had a few DNF's due to missing gates and also spun the car on run 6. Haven't done that in years. I guess I was over due. :D And, it looks like my accusump tank took a turn for the worst. The emergency pressure relief valve kept blowing off on my runs. Whats worse is that I didn't notice and now my hatch area is covered in oil spray. :ohdamn: Doing a little research, it seems like the internal oil/air separator has failed and the unit has gone into a hydrolock. This shoots the internal pressure up real high, triggering the valve to pop open. A little worried that the system was not working at all during the event, but the motor seems fine otherwise. The 40 mile drive home went pretty harmlessly.

    No events for me until later in August so this gives me time to replace the tank. Time to put my big boy pants on and get the hoosiers mounted onto the other wheels as well. E85 tuning is also going well. If I can find the time, i'll also switch over to S/D. That should free up some much needed low end power.
     

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  9. Ludachris

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  10. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    I have a set of Enkei PF01’s, 18x10.5. I’ll use these for now and will test 18x11’s next year.
     

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  11. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Another set of of PF01's or have you decided on the 18x11 wheel yet? Just curious what the options are.
     

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  12. ErikTande

    ErikTande Supporting Member

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    Awesome! Makes me want to get out and have some fun driving! : D Is that pretty much a stay in 2nd gear the whole time run? Looks like a blast!!!!
     

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  13. Black95TSIawd

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    My NT03's and PF01's are both 18x10.5. They have different offsets, but I use spacers to get the wheel placement where I want it. 2g's need roughly +10 to +15 offset with wheels this wide, depending on which tire you're using. I'm not exactly sure what i'll be doing with the 11's yet. Zero offset maybe? I'm hoping to borrow a buddy's set of 18x11's for testing purposes before I decide to buy.
     
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  14. Black95TSIawd

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    Autocross is more fun than most people imagine. I highly suggest you get out and try it.

    Your typical autocross course will have speeds to reach between 50 to 60mph. Some regions have access to big, wide open venues, like where I usually run with MSNE and SCCA NNJR, and speeds will be higher. National events are also typically only held at much larger venues. More powerful cars will reach 70+mph. Luckily for me, the Talon's stock 2nd gear gets to between 65 and 67mph, depending on what size tire I use. A bit more if needed by bumping up the rev limiter. There are a few newer cars that will require a shift to 3rd because 2nd tops out in the low 50's mph. I'm glad the Talon is not one of them.
     

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