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      05-09-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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I am running SCCA BSP Autox

Looking forward to playing with the Vette, Z, STI, Evo, and others...

Anyone want to meet up at an event in socal?

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      05-10-2008, 04:11 PM   #2
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That's a tough class in SoCal, Charles. Should be a lot of fun though. Watch out for Tom Berry in his National Champ BSP Evo (if the blown engine is repaired by now). I've ridden in that Evo and it is a MONSTER!
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      05-10-2008, 06:15 PM   #3
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I am shooting to attend the MAY 25th event... I will let you know the outcome.

I will not be completely prep at the event.

Do you happen to know what mods he is running? Tire size?
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      05-10-2008, 06:33 PM   #4
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Mikeo,

Your advice on prep would be appreciated.


My Current plans

TC Kline DA 400/400 – Installing Monday
-Conner balance
_Autox alignment
Eibach front swaybar 28mm - Ordering Monday if nothing better comes up
D-force with Hoosiers A6 - Will check clearnce after suspension is installed
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Lightweight Flywheel - TBA
Dinan Tune (not sure how it will handle DP & exhaust) - Installing Friday

Any ideas on pads for the 135?
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      05-10-2008, 07:16 PM   #5
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My brother thinks I should run STU. Is the Evo really that bad in BSP?
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... Do you happen to know what mods he is running? Tire size?
Tom Berry is BAD and so is the Evo! As far as I know the car is built to the limit of class rules and is not street driven. When I rode in it he was running Hoosier A6 285x30-18s all around. The launch was like a rocket sled!

Are you doing camber plates? They are imperative in BSP (talk to TC or Peter at TCKline, the e9x plates will fit, IIRC). I would suggest the following alignment as a starting point:

Front: -3.5 deg. camber L & R, Total Toe Out 1/8" to 1/4"

Rear: 1.0 degree less camber than the front, or -2.5 deg L & R, Total Toe In 1/16" - 1/8"

The car on A6s with that alignment will turn-in and grip like a mofo -- corner exit should be awesome!
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      05-10-2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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My brother thinks I should run STU. Is the Evo really that bad in BSP?

Run what you want!

I am looking at STU ultimately because I got tired of changing tires if you can believe it and it allows a correct suspension set up compared to stock classes.

Not only will your above mentioned setup be fun in autocross but an absolute beast on the track!

The AWD Evo's are difficult in STU or BSP so we are just going to have to live with it..
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      05-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #8
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I am installing camber plates with the suspension (TC Kline is actually installing to setup)

Thanks for the alignment help.

Keep the ideas following please…
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      05-11-2008, 05:35 PM   #9
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LSD = big $$$$

Due you all think its needed to be competitive in BSP?
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LSD = big $$$$

Due you all think its needed to be competitive in BSP?

The answer would have to be "yes". I talk to a lot of the RWD guys in STX,STU and that is the number one issue that is brought up. I know the front drive MINI's and rear drive Miatas that I have competed in wouldn't be the same without the LSD.

I am sure Quaife will have a more "price" oriented option soon for the 135i but a couple thousand dollars will still be needed to play.
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      05-11-2008, 08:42 PM   #11
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Try the eLSD before you plunk down the cash. I was pretty sold on it, and got confirmation from a few SCCA National Champs today that drove my car at Evolution Performance Driving School today. Pat Salerno, Jinx Jordan, and Rob Faulkner all took my car out for multiple runs, setting their best "target time" for me to beat, which I did :biggrin:, but they all commented on how the car performed, especially the diff and power (I'm tuned tho).
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      05-11-2008, 09:58 PM   #12
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I thought twin-turbos was technically not allowed in STU (for now).
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I thought twin-turbos was technically not allowed in STU (for now).
You are correct. It's being considered for the 2009 season.
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      05-11-2008, 11:09 PM   #14
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Just ordered my Vishnu PROcede v2... Not sure if its the best but its a start.
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      05-12-2008, 04:41 PM   #15
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Installed suspension TC - DA 400/500 today. I will post a review under the suspension/brakes threads.
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      05-12-2008, 10:19 PM   #16
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Try the eLSD before you plunk down the cash. I was pretty sold on it, and got confirmation from a few SCCA National Champs today that drove my car at Evolution Performance Driving School today. Pat Salerno, Jinx Jordan, and Rob Faulkner all took my car out for multiple runs, setting their best "target time" for me to beat, which I did :biggrin:, but they all commented on how the car performed, especially the diff and power (I'm tuned tho).

I hope this eLSD has some merit...it would sure make things a lot easier. Time will tell.
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      05-16-2008, 06:17 PM   #17
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Updated Prep list
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      05-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #18
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Wow, Charles, you managed to get get 275s on the rear!?! Show us some pics, please.
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      05-20-2008, 01:39 AM   #19
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Wow, Charles, you managed to get get 275s on the rear!?! Show us some pics, please.
I don't have them mounted up yet... wish me luck. Pics to follow soon.
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Don't think power will be an issue now. The Proceed V3 has power everywhere.
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