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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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SCCA AutoX - Showroom stock

I just raced my '13 CRZ, bone stock, at the AutoX at Met Life Stadium in NJ. Even though I was running at H Stock, they put me in Novice so that I wouldn't be alone in my class. Finished 4th out of 20 in class, 55 out of 90 PAX. There were lots of fast cars out there, and I had the slowest specs by far.

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I was expecting understeer, but damn, this car understeers like a dog. My first few runs were spent trying to cope with the understeer, but once I adjusted the pressures (36 fronts, 32 rears) I was able to get some rotation coming into the corners and carry more speed. I found that using the car's understeer is more effective (albeit less fun) than coaxing it to oversteer and having less traction to power off the corners.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 11:52 PM
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2014, 11:53 PM
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What kind of setup do you have on the car? I have been AutoXing mine for 4 years now and still love it. After putting on a rear sway bar and much better tires the car feels awesome to drive and the understeer is gone. Needs more power but... you know.

H-Stock Autocrossing fool. Basis Sport Tuning 21mm Rear Sway Bar, 15 inch rims, everything else is stock.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-04-2014, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Bone stock. I know how you feel. The CRaZy in stock setup is, umm, competent, but so pedestrian. I typically don't modify my cars; I'm that guy who races nothing but stock, except for a set of Hankook K12's so my daily drivers don't get punished.

I've been autoXing for 3 years, but last time I did was 2008. I'd have to say, there is some level of satisfaction driving a slow car pretty fast. The Miata doesn't count because that baby can dance.
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