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codeo
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posted August 04, 2002 01:00 AM      Profile for codeo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I've been looking for something fun to do with my car and I think autoX might be worth a try,what are some beginning mods?
TIA

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bigMoneyRacing
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posted August 04, 2002 10:26 AM      Profile for bigMoneyRacing   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
the best money you'll spend period is on a driving school for yourself

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HoosierContour
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posted August 04, 2002 10:35 AM      Profile for HoosierContour     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Fix the nut behind the wheel.
A harness.
A helmet.
Falken Azenis.

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codeo
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posted August 05, 2002 12:59 AM      Profile for codeo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
i like the driving school idea.

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posted August 05, 2002 05:18 AM      Profile for Contour 98 SVT     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Fix the nut behind the wheel.
What nut? [Confused]

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codeo
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posted August 05, 2002 06:53 AM      Profile for codeo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
the one that holds the wheel to the steering column... [Roll Eyes] [Razz] [Wink]

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Eric Ford
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posted August 05, 2002 09:08 AM      Profile for Eric Ford   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Codeo, all you have to do to get started is show up... yes as you progress and maybe get more serious driving schools will help. Many Regions that run autocrosses have experienced drivers that will "instruct" you.

Bring Car
Bring $
Have fun.

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posted August 05, 2002 09:32 AM      Profile for javaContour   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by codeo:
the one that holds the wheel to the steering column... [Roll Eyes] [Razz] [Wink]

I thought we were talking about the nut that connects the wheel to the accelerator and brakes [Wink]

Oh, and seat time is another good thing, so go to as many events as you can.

TB

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posted August 05, 2002 12:25 PM      Profile for RogerB   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Definitely go first, mod later.

Yeah, yeah, driver skill is where 90% of your improvement potential is, but if you like to play with your car...

Get a little experience, learn the classing rules, and figure out what class you want to be in. Mod accordingly, based on what you perceive (after getting some seat time) to be the major weak points in the car. Then, most of the time, it's tires, suspension, then a toss-up between brakes and horsepower.

Or, skip the mods and go to driving school.

But none of this is really necessary if you just want to have a good time.

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codeo
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posted August 05, 2002 02:18 PM      Profile for codeo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by javaContour:
quote:
Originally posted by codeo:
the one that holds the wheel to the steering column... [Roll Eyes] [Razz] [Wink]

I thought we were talking about the nut that connects the wheel to the accelerator and brakes [Wink]

Oh, and seat time is another good thing, so go to as many events as you can.

TB

I knew someone would come up with a better smarta$$ remark. [Big Grin] thanks for the good advice

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posted August 05, 2002 07:22 PM      Profile for KC LX     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
He's right, this is all you need:

quote:
Originally posted by Eric Ford:
Bring Car
Bring $
Have fun.



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