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    Clinched Novice Class 2007 Points in SC Region

    Have to brag a little. As of the last event in the SC region, I have clinched the points championship for the Novice class. Yes, I know that is kind of like being the best at being mediocre. But, for my first year autocrossing, I think I did OK with a stock WRX Wagon and the crappy OEM Potenzas. Two more events this year, and I can't wait.

    My OEM tires are finally giving out at 24K miles and I have ordered a set of BF Goodrich g-Force KDW 2s. It will be nice to be out of the all-season tires and into some stickier summer stuff. 'Hope I can get them mounted before the last event of the season..... see if I can get the little rowdy grocery getter going a little faster
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    Congrats on a job well done.Post a pic with your wagon and trophy.
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    Thanks.
    Best I can do at the moment is the car in route to one of my second place finishes. The points championship trophy is a couple of months off.


    Hhhhmmmm..... my home web server seems to be down... pic is not showing.... darn it.

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    Congratulations! What class are you going to run next year?

    You'll definitely appreciate stickier tires (and any other handling upgrade you may have in mind) over stock- I think it's a good idea running in stock trim- gives you a good base line and lets you concentrate on driving/learning the car
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    A good alignment, a Whiteline 27/29mm front swaybar, some Koni Inserts and *gasp* some r-comp tires will get you a very competitive DS car.

    Good luck next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    Congratulations! What class are you going to run next year?

    You'll definitely appreciate stickier tires (and any other handling upgrade you may have in mind) over stock- I think it's a good idea running in stock trim- gives you a good base line and lets you concentrate on driving/learning the car

    I'll be staying in my stock class (DS). I agree that the main mod for my car for a while will be the driver mod. There are still plenty of improvements that can be made in the driver's seat. I may go for a front sway bar, but, that'll probably be about it. I got my KDWs on this weekend and have had frustratingly little opportunity to exercise them. Even so, it is abundantly evident that they are much stickier than the OEMs ever were. And, 'not sure why...maybe stiffer sidewalls, but, the KDWs turn in much more quickly than the OEMs. I have not had a chance to push the new rubbers up close to their limits, but, I can tell already that I won't have as much trouble getting the nose pointed where I want it.

    Warning to anyone that may be considering the KDWs.... I was looking for a tire that would be a decent autox choice and be a decent everyday driver. Well, they drive great, but, they are a little noisy. There is noticeable tread rumble at low speeds and some singing at high speeds. If after I have a chance to push them a little, the KDWs continue to show good performance, I'll be happy enough to put up with the noise. However, if you're looking for a quiet tire, these ain't it.

    wrx_wagone, I'd love to give into the mod'ing bug. The urge is there. However, I'm also trying to build a boat in my back yard. Consequently, everything is a compromise. Tires have to be able to play and last a while. R-Comps just don't fit the bill.... A front sway bar may be in the offing, though. Minimal cost, easy install, significant improvement in handling may make for a compelling option. HHhhhmmmmm sway bar.... a few gallons of marine epoxy paint... damn, there come the decisions again. ;-)
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