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    Thumbs up Quick info about autocross

    I have a 2002 WRX wagon slightly modded, i'm into drag racing as of right now but i'm looking to get into auto-x, and time trial

    Should I go with the full cusco under body and zero 2 suspension.
    or keep a stock underbody and go wiht the TEIN Hg suspension

    Currently I have a Cusco f. strut bar and Front sub-frame connector
    thanks for the help

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    I would go with spending $30-40 on an event first to realize that it will take a lot more than bracing and a suspension to make you quick. My first autox was done in 40 degree weather and my times in DS were about 55 seconds or so. The STX WRXs were doing about 50. Evo/STi (STU and SM) times were about 45. Then one of the instructors took his HS Prius and consistently put down 41 second times.

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    cool thanks for the hint.
    02' WRX Wagon
    Engine Mods:Mild
    Int/Ext Mods: STI Stuff, Sparco
    Suspension/Brakes: Stage2 w/ sslines, Cusco bits

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    VERY IMPORTANT: You need to prep the car to the class. Something as simple as a ladder brace is going to throw into a higher class like SM, and unless you are willing to spend a butt load of money on the car you will never have a good chance to consistently place well.

    A good place for an '02 WRX is STX. Read the rules for this class and mod accordingly.

    Even more important than this is Ludicrous is right, driver is so much more important than the car.
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    cool thanks man
    02' WRX Wagon
    Engine Mods:Mild
    Int/Ext Mods: STI Stuff, Sparco
    Suspension/Brakes: Stage2 w/ sslines, Cusco bits

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    Well I would tell you to not buy anything right now (except fresh tires), but learn to drive the car first. Then based on your driving style, what you would like the car to do, and what class you want to run in, buy parts from there.

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    What sort of mods have you done? You may have already bumped yourself into a high auto-X class.
    Cones don't count at Hillclimbs.

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    suspension i only have a cusco front subframe.
    motor has many bolt ons
    brakes are pads and sslines
    02' WRX Wagon
    Engine Mods:Mild
    Int/Ext Mods: STI Stuff, Sparco
    Suspension/Brakes: Stage2 w/ sslines, Cusco bits

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    It sound's like you are in SM, or, depending on the crossmember, Prepared. Not a good place to cut your teeth. The only higher class is Mod.
    Cones don't count at Hillclimbs.

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    thanks for the help i'm preparing for my first event in early october wiht a hyundai buddy. i'll let you guys know how i do then. wml
    Last edited by stiwgn02; 07-24-2007 at 08:04 AM.
    02' WRX Wagon
    Engine Mods:Mild
    Int/Ext Mods: STI Stuff, Sparco
    Suspension/Brakes: Stage2 w/ sslines, Cusco bits

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