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Solo (Autocross) / Re: June 26th @ SEAD - ProSolo!
« on: June 21, 2011, 09:08:44 pm »
This is gonna be pretty awesome. And I have a new car to try out, so I'm gonna do terrible. But I don't care!

I'd be glad to help on-course work. I'm sure the help is needed. If a few runs are included for me, then I'm definitely there. :D


Solo (Autocross) / Re: Intro / First question
« on: April 20, 2011, 10:23:55 pm »
Well, some final decisions have been made for this year. The gears will stay the stock 2.73s. I'm gonna run my 17s until the tires wear down to the bars. Then I'll look into some grippier tires, possibly 255 or 265 wide with a stiff sidewall to run on the 8" rim. Yes, Mike, you were correct on the stock rims, 17"x8". I'll be shooting for STX class.

Any suggestions on STX compatible tires? Granted we're talking a car that has a tendency to push in the corners. 17" diameter, up to 255 or 265 wide. I don't care about the sidewall height.

Opinions on Nitto NT05s?

Solo (Autocross) / Re: Intro / First question
« on: April 20, 2011, 05:01:06 pm »
True to all what you have said.

Jim, I know I need plenty of seat time, and I can use it to find where the car's weaknesses are. I definitely will talk to as many RWD guys as I can this year. I have blue painter's tape for the bumpers for a reason, I just didn't do it at SEAD because the car was dirty and I didn't have time. I have LOADS of fun doing this, and it's cheaper to get into than track racing. I know that much.

Mike, thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately, I have 9.5 inch rims as Carl has said below your posts, and my rear tires are 285s. I will probably bump up to a set of 285s all around if I can next, or maybe I'll pull myself into a lower class if I can. Rims and tires are expensive as hell. The 3.73s were only an option on the GT... Sadly, that means they are of no use to me on this car. So, I'll have to get 3.31s. For now I will get it reflashed for the mods I have and the 2.73 stock gears. The low end torque needs an improvement. At SEAD it was fine in 2nd gear, but at ECC last year it dogged!

STU will be my class this year, and I will add suspension and tires for next year to make her ready for street prepared.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: Intro / First question
« on: April 19, 2011, 10:40:20 pm »
Jim, thanks for your time and advice. I will be checking how more of this season goes in the STU class to see where I stand before I go adding suspension either this year or over the winter for next year.

I will also take your advice on having someone else drive the car. Maybe I'll talk to Mike in the White Shelby GT some more... ;)


Solo (Autocross) / Re: Intro / First question
« on: April 19, 2011, 05:33:34 pm »
Okay, now I know then. My car fits in the STU class. I've read up on suspension rules and I think there's where I will focus after my next few events. STU will be my target class in the end.

Solo (Autocross) / Re: Intro / First question
« on: April 18, 2011, 09:49:01 pm »
Okay, well, details are this as far as running the car THIS year.

-Exhaust is aftermarket mufflers only, so no changes there this year.

-I will be using my 17" rims for Solo purposes this year, which case I'd be using 225/60/17 tires all around. This is the factory size for the car, and the max width for STS.

-Gears are gonna be 3.73s, up from stock 2.73s, and the tune will optimize my power, and will only change factory settings in the computer and correct the speedo, not modifying any stock underhood components on the car currently.

-I have a cold air intake.

STS maybe? This is assuming I run with the narrower (225) tires on my car now and use the mods listed above.
Suspension will be later this year, to become more competitive.
The only thing I have to know is whether the new gears will take me out of STS. If so, then I guess Prepared is gonna be my class next event, or I'll leave out the gears.

Let me know fellas.


Solo (Autocross) / Re: Intro / First question
« on: April 17, 2011, 06:41:02 pm »
Thanks Carl!

I'll also have new rear end gears and a tune in the car next time. Would I still be STU?

Solo (Autocross) / Intro / First question
« on: April 16, 2011, 04:38:56 pm »
Hey guys, my name is Cody. I'm from Clarence, in Western NY. I have a 2011 Mustang V6.

My question is this: What class would I be looking at with these modifications? I want to update my car information for my pre-registration on the site here. I ran a few times last year, but the car was stock.

Mods are:
-Cold Air Intake
-Performance Mufflers
-Shelby GT500 Wheels and Tires

The car was F Stock last year.

I was told the intake would take me out of F Stock. The tires are factory GT500 tires. Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercars. That car is also classified as an F Stock car. So I don't see those affecting me.

I am planning on trekking out to the event at SEAD tomorrow morning! Can't wait for the season opener! May bring a couple new guys.

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