Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Thibodaux/Houma LA
Post your Auto-x setups, and discuss!
Okay, here's the "general Ion autocrossing" thread.
Currently, because I wanted to buy Kuhmos desparately (but wound up not having enough money for wheels too) I'm stuck with the General Exclaim UHP all-seasons. And since my only mods are a rear strut bar and poly motor mounts, I ran in STX.
I just came back from an event Saturday, and I had a blast. I'm friends with the DS guys, too... I was up against a well-prepped Civic Si with sticky tires, a Cooper S turbo (noob driver), and a few others. My nemesis in DS drives a BMW 330ci with sticky tires, and he handily beat me by a couple of seconds... but not as badly as last time. The civic got me by around 3 seconds... almost everybody else in DS or STX (and some in SM) was behind me.
I'll have wait till results are posted to be sure, but for driving a 99% stock car with all-seasons, I did really well. My next purchase for the car might as well be really nice tires, cause the UHP's ain't gonna hold up for long under that kind of abuse. Maybe if I run across a few hundred extra bucks, I can finally get the wheels and tires and run in DSP... but the only main advantage of that over STX is injectors, subframe braces, and intercooler upgrades. However, my car (stock) is capable of smoking the tires on takeoff, and the ABS goes nuts when I stand on the brakes... the UHP's obviously aren't up to the task. They're the weak link... nothing else will really help until I get that fixed.
Someone brought up an interesting point about using the stage 1/2 flash and adjusting the injector constant to keep the stock 32# injectors... has anybody tried this? I'm willing to give it a shot, it should be a straightforward process. Just copy the injector constant from the stock tune, and paste it into the Stage 2 one?
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