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      10-18-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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autocross tomorrow, yeah yeah!!

I'm taking the uno to the autocross tomorrow. I finished sixth out of nine last month which was my first time, against mostly m3's. Last time my game plan was to not crash, this time I'm going to go for smooth and clean. Although I did get my best time when I was plowing into the corners.
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      10-18-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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I've only done autocrosses in my bimmer at the BMW performance center. The instructors will break out the M cars and give fun rides. I find these rides much more valuable than the walk through our practice laps. I can't drive like those guys and my car isn't as fast but it's helpful to know how hard you can be on it through the corner without loosing it. If you have an opportunity like that, I would take it.

They get really upset if you hit a cone in this autocross so it isn't a good space to push real hard. But it's fun to try to go a little faster each lap. I don't do great either but I have fun.
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Good luck! Let us know how she performs!
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Sounds like a blast, have fun
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Have fun! The only "autocross" I have participated in is at a go-kart track (big enough for cars, but not a full on road course, and don't have to worry about getting lost in cones) and it was a blast. Also discovered my car needs LSD VERY badly.
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An lsd would be nice but after doing my shocks, springs, bushings, and sway bars my opinion is these front tires are entirely to skinny.
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The high numbers of the day were 42's, the tops in my class were 44's. A guy in an e92 m3 was in the 46's, I ran a lazy lap the first time and got 53, followed by a 49.8 then a 48.6 and a flat tire end of my day. I was really hoping to get in the 46's by the end of the day, but I had fun even if the day was cut short.
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An lsd would be nice but after doing my shocks, springs, bushings, and sway bars my opinion is these front tires are entirely to skinny.
What size do you have? I find I could use some more. I have 215 in front.
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I bought my car in March and now has 7k miles, I won't buy tires till these go bald which will be soon. So I have 215's also, what the hell was BMW thinking a sport compact car has wider tires then that. I had made a comment in an earlier post about plowing into corners, I think these front tires had a lot to do with it. I would like to buy two rear wheels and go with 245 square, but we will see when the time comes.
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