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This is a discussion on autocross mods within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; my dads friend does autocross and iwas talking to him about it earlier and just did some more research on ...

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    my dads friend does autocross and iwas talking to him about it earlier and just did some more research on it. i was wondering what kind of aftermarket parts i should put on my car for autocross. as autocross is more of a handling thing then going fast i was wondering what some good handling mods are. the suspension is already very stiff in my car and lowered about 2 inches. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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    Depends on what class you're looking to compete in. Good tires and a performance alignment would be the first things to do..

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    It all depends what class you want to be in, and if you actually really want to be competitive.

    Usually when you get into modded classes, you are going up against people who do some serious mods because they are all about winning in that class. But if you just want to do it for the sake of doing it, then don't worry and have at it.

    As Mainframe says...a great place to start would be nice sticky summer tires and a solid alignment.
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    Auto-X is about skill more than modifications. My advice would be to get the hang of your car as-is, and then address the shortcomings as you see fit. Before throwing any parts at the car, however, make sure you know how each part will put you in terms of classing.

    There are two kinds of people who do Auto-X:
    1) Those who are competitive and want to compete against other people in their class
    2) Those looking to be able to push both their cars and themselves to the limits in a controlled environment and improve their driving skill

    If you fall into category 1, then modification choice should be strongly debated, as certain modifications can put you in classes that will kill your chances of even being in the top 10 for an event. If you fall into category 2 (where I do), modify away and DGAF what anyone says about your times. I only do a few events every year, so I don't stand a chance in the points; I only care about how I compare to my other times throughout the day. My modification path has put me into one of those categories where I'm up against people with $20K+ into their cars (on top of original purchase price), a lot more experience than I, and I stand no chance.
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    Tires tires tires, it's all in the rubber. Get the stickiest tires possible, don't skimp out.

    As others said, it all depends on the class you would like to run. If you're plan is just for fun and don't care about what class you are in.

    1. Tires
    2. Tires
    3. Tires
    4. Spring and Struts (if your cars primary function is a DD if not coilovers.)
    5. Swaybars and endlinks, big front bar.
    6. ALK
    7. Buy a miata it's a better AutoX car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    7. Buy a miata
    Sir, hand over your man-card :facepalm:
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    Quote Originally Posted by A265 View Post
    Buy a miata.


    ...that was for Mikie

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    +1 on the Miata. Waiting for this Miata Spyder to somehow go into production to get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514
    Sir, hand over your man-card :facepalm:
    Sir, enjoy getting driven circles around by 15 year old vehicles with barely any modifications driven by overweight retired folk...

    Seriously, if you want a good Auto-X car, the Miata is a tough car to beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514 View Post
    Sir, hand over your man-card :facepalm:
    I whole heartedly disagree with you. Miata will out run 90% of everything out there...and certainly most Subarus in Auto-X.
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    If this warrants revoking a man card...then you can have that piece of ****. I know I still love me some bewbs...and this car.

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    ^^^I love that review.
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    miatas for daaaysss! i dont know much about auto-x right now so im still looking into it, but i just want to do it for fun and learn my car better. the mods i would do for it are minimum so the tires and alignment would work just fine along with the struts. and can some one give a brief explanation on the classes i cant seem to find anything on it?

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    Class rules are a bit long and complicated The Sports Car Club of America - Solo

    If you're already modified and it would be your first year, just go out and have fun. Spend your money on making your car's maintenance is all up to date and any worn item replaced.

    Then buy good sticky tires and get a alignment. You'll have a blast and it will become a addiction.

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