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Critique this autox run

Posted by silvreclips, Jul 15, 2019

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  1. silvreclips

    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Here is my best autox run from this weekend. Rain and lightning ended the event early so I wasn't able to beat my second run. This run was with 1 cone, I think it was the first cone on the right. The suspension could be a lot better, the car has old tokico springs and illumina struts on it, poly bushings, rear swap bar. This event I changed the alignment to 1/8" toe out in the front and about 1/16" toe out in the rear. It seemed to help the car turn in much better.

    Some advice from the pros would be great. Still managed to grab 1st in SMF.

     
  2. Black95TSIawd

    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    You're inputs were a little late. Don't be afraid to be more aggressive in getting the car to dance. Otherwise it looked good. Do you have a front LSD? It would be a big help.

    Toe in up front and toe out in the rear is a little backwards. Usually, you toe out the front and either zero or toe in the rear to help with oversteer. Have you tried any toe out up front? It should make the front end more responsive.
     

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    silvreclips Proven Member

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    Thanks for the response, I think you may have misread my alignment settings. Currently the car is set to 1/8 toe out up front. It did help the car to be more responsive. I was aiming for 0 toe in the rear but over shot it some and ended up with some toe out.

    No LSD at the moment. That's something I would like to add over the winter if I can find one. None are being made anymore.

    Are you saying all of my inputs were late? I thought the first 1/2 of the run looked pretty good and tight, and I got a little late on the second half.

    I'll upload another video from a few weeks back and see what you think about that one. Thanks again for the feedback
     
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    Black95TSIawd Proven Member

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    The latter half of the run is where I started noticing it.

    I'm assuming you're in SM since I can hear the bov flutter. Getting an LSD should be priority number 1. It sounds like you're lighting up the front almost every chance you get to throttle out.

    Awesome job and keep up the good work!
     

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    184.4 whp · 251.0 lb/ft · 2G DSM
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    silvreclips Proven Member

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    This is a 420a car, so the turbo put me right into SMF with a bunch of stripped out civics. I keep the boost low enough (17psi) that I can hook up 2nd, but 1st gear just spins.

    Here is a video from the last night series event. I was pretty far off the cones on most corners. The car was wanting to push really bad (reason for trying the new alignment), and the rear was getting loose on some of those off camber transitions. The lot is not that great.

    The good thing about these night series events, they run the same track configuration all year, so I can work on the same elements and play around with the car some to see what works and what doesn't.

     

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