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Old 12-10-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Hey guys in the summer time I plan on doing autocross and open track racing and I want to know if this will tear up my car. My friends keep telling me I'm going to be breaking everything. Just wanted to know your guys opinion
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Which one are you gonna focus on more? Open track is gonna wear brakes and tires fairly quickly, and there's a lot more potential to break something while doing it, but I've only broken one thing on my car after about 6 trips to the road course. Auto X is no where near as hard on your car as open track can be.
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Racing = Broken parts

There's no way around it , doesn't matter what kind of racing.

Race it
Break it
Fix it
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Racing = Broken parts There's no way around it , doesn't matter what kind of racing. Race it Break it Fix it Race it
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With two seasons of autocross I've never broken a thing. Just hit a few cones
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Which one are you gonna focus on more? Open track is gonna wear brakes and tires fairly quickly, and there's a lot more potential to break something while doing it, but I've only broken one thing on my car after about 6 trips to the road course. Auto X is no where near as hard on your car as open track can be.
I plan on doing more auto x than open track racing. So it sounds like I should be fine and that my cars not going to fall apart on me

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With two seasons of autocross I've never broken a thing. Just hit a few cones
You haven't broken anything??
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I plan on doing more auto x than open track racing. So it sounds like I should be fine and that my cars not going to fall apart on me ---------- Post added at 03:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:07 PM ---------- You haven't broken anything??
Not a single thing yet. We literally get 3-4 minutes of track time per event, so even though you beat the snot out of your car, it's not for too long.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #8
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That's how we do it up here in Michigan 3-4 minutes on the track. Haha ogh yeah you deff beat on them
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I'll be doing a lot more autocross this next season since i got a better job and i'll be working on my suspension a lot
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I pretty much wore out a set of tires autocrossing last season. Other than that, no broken parts. It's much harder on your car driving around on our crummy roads.
Your ego may take a hit the first couple times though. Be prepared to get beat by cars that you feel are "inferior" to yours. It's all part of the fun and it will make you want to become a better driver.
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I really need to get out and try some auto cross events, as fun as open track is I barely get out to the track cause my car is my DD
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I pretty much wore out a set of tires autocrossing last season. Other than that, no broken parts. It's much harder on your car driving around on our crummy roads.
Your ego may take a hit the first couple times though. Be prepared to get beat by cars that you feel are "inferior" to yours. It's all part of the fun and it will make you want to become a better driver.
Ron, i'm coming after your ranking. My goal is for better times than you next season lol. I may get bumped to a different class than ESP though.
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Ron, i'm coming after your ranking. My goal is for better times than you next season lol. I may get bumped to a different class than ESP though.
Haha.
I hope that you do get better times than me!
You're already pretty close. With a tighter suspension and 200 tread wear tires, we would be neck and neck.
Same thing with Bullitt1075, on equivalent tires, the three of us would all be battling it out.

I'm looking forward to next year!
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I do both AutoX and Drag!.. Have yet to break anything on my Mustang!.. Now with my '96 Monte, that was a different story!.. Hahahahahahaha.
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Racing = Broken parts There's no way around it , doesn't matter what kind of racing. Race it Break it Fix it Race it
Lol well said. I left the differential in my 98gt at a stoplight back in college. Not a pretty sight trying to show off for some pus in the passenger seat.
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I left a real nice driveline laying on US1 in Boca a few years ago from my Goat...and that was on street tires! Lol
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I left a real nice driveline laying on US1 in Boca a few years ago from my Goat...and that was on street tires! Lol Troy
Lol funny to laugh at now but when it happens all u can think is "ain't this some ****"
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Lol funny to laugh at now but when it happens all u can think is "ain't this some ****"
True dat! Lol
Flatbed cost more than the replacement part!!!
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Haha hell yeah. Everyone crowded around the burnout box yells "Oooohhh Damn"
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