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New Dunlop Direzza Z3 Tires on Tirerack New Dunlop Direzza Z3 Tires on Tirerack

I like reading about tires, particularly 200TW autocross tires so I was a bit excited when I saw that the new Dunlop Z3 tires are available on Tirerack (estimated shipping 3/16/18)

On the eve of another autocross... On the eve of another autocross...

Here’s video of my best run at the last event, two weeks ago. I’m lazy and finally got around to pulling the footage from my camera...

How to Get Started in Autocross How to Get Started in Autocross

There’s a distinct possibility that you’ve already heard of the brand of racing called Autocross. But there’s also a possibility that some of you are unfamiliar with how it works and what it entails. This article is geared more towards people new to it. For most purposes, I will be looking at this through the lens of…

GTI Rear Sway Bar Swap GTI Rear Sway Bar Swap

I may not have spent much time wrenching on cars in my life, but I am changing that. This is the story of how, on a Friday in January of this year, I took advantage of the brief bit of warm weather and replaced my stock rear sway bar and endlinks with stiffer and stronger parts. It did not go too smoothly.

Autocross Oppos, What Tires Do You Like? Autocross Oppos, What Tires Do You Like?

I’ve been eyeballing these ridiculously aggressive Toyo Proxes R1Rs for my MR2. What tires do you all find the most fun?

Finally Have Some Autocross Video to Share With Y'all

When you have to start the video at 5 seconds into the lap because Instagram maxes out at 60 seconds...

Can a C3 Corvette be Driven/Modded Cheaply? Can a C3 Corvette be Driven/Modded Cheaply?

I’d like to get one for as “budget” of a price as possible and drive it in the SCCA CAM-T class. Basically street-legal muscle cars with whatever engine/suspension mods you want. Any Oppos have experience with C3s?

How Many Autocrosses Before I Can Run Stickers? How Many Autocrosses Before I Can Run Stickers?

I want to do a driver name sticker for my MR2... But is this gonna look silly if I’m just getting started autocrossing? I did my first AutoX weekend in a while and I’m also shopping for magnetic numbers too.

Success

I finally figured out how to stop my one endlink from clunking after swapping my sway bar and endlinks on the GTI. I spent the last few days trying to figure out what I needed to do differently, worried that the stiff setting was putting the endlink at too much of an angle to function correctly, and was about to take…

Trophy night Trophy night

Third in rookie class for the Central Carolinas Region 2017 autocross season, with some serous competition. We’ll see how 2018 goes in G street.

GTI Rear Sway Bar, Part 2 GTI Rear Sway Bar, Part 2

I have reached out to manufacturers of rear anti-sway bars (a.k.a. rear sway bar, or RSB) for my 2016 GTI in an effort to get weight information and a spring rate performance curve . . . how much the bar is displaced for progressive levels of force. I’m trying to make a purchase decision when otherwise there is very…

My Favourite/Best AutoX photos of 2017 My Favourite/Best AutoX photos of 2017

Finally got around to sorting through my photos from this year and whittled 500 or so shots down to 42 of my favourites and/or best. I hope I get some more time to shoot next year as I didn’t really manage to do so in the latter half of this year. C’est la vie.

GTI Rear Sway Bar GTI Rear Sway Bar

Okay, Oppo, I’m doing the research to get a new rear sway bar (and endlinks) for my 2016 GTI to combat understeer for my autocross outings. It is impossible to compare products because of no standard comparable metric. One product described a “spring rate” in lb/in and compared it to the stock RSB, but no one else…

15+ WRX swaybar recommendations? 15+ WRX swaybar recommendations?

There are a few fellow owners here so I figured I’d poll for some advice. I’m looking to try out some sway bars on my Subaru, mostly to improve perfermance/balance in autocross. To stay in Street I’ll only run one but I intend to buy and try* one front and rear bar. Does anyone here have experience with aftermarket…

Auto-X: How to take a full circle? Auto-X: How to take a full circle?

Given that not many people seem to be on right now, I shall ask a question I meant to ask more than 2 years ago when I had no idea how Kinja/Oppo worked. You see, I made a bad MSpaint sketch, a decently silly set of paragraphs (now lost to a burner I’ve forgotten), and posted it to my personal page thinking it would…

Class Win Today at Endurocross! Class Win Today at Endurocross!

JayhawkJake let me borrow his GoPro at today’s Endurocross event. So, if you want to see some precision driving and fantastic V8 noises...

Drag Racing with Corners? Drag Racing with Corners?

Lesson of the day yesterday was that I should not push the car past the limits of the tires - I can go fast all I want, but I still have to turn, unlike the folks on the other side of the grandstand participating in the drag racing experience.

Post Your Autocross Weekend Routine Post Your Autocross Weekend Routine

I’m competing this Sunday. My MR2 has a new issue that makes lateral-G shenanigans wholly un-advisable, so I’m taking a 2015 Honda Fit (CVT) (LOL) instead.

At least I'm consistent At least I'm consistent

I’m never the fastest on course, but my runs are always within a second of each other. I just have to figure out how to get over that hump and I’ll be good.

1987 Corolla FX16 GTS AutoX/Track Build - Part 5 1987 Corolla FX16 GTS AutoX/Track Build - Part 5

The last updated ended with my taking the car on its first big voyage outside the neighborhood so I could bring it to work and align it before it’s inaugural autocross.

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