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    Default Re: Anyone still autocross their SVT?

    Quote Originally Posted by SVT5D View Post
    Man I would scrap that throttle body so fast. It sucks some of the fun out of the competition when you aren't in the ballpark of the other cars in your class. I bet you wouldn't even notice a difference in changing it.
    Meh. I thought about it briefly but I probably won't. I really like the way it drives.
    I know the PAX for FSP sucks (I need to be 3 sec faster than HS, 2 sec faster than STF just to get the same time) but my biggest competition is me anyway. I'm not fixated on beating 'that guy' as much as improving my own driving.

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    Im enjoying reading this thread as i to plan on autocrossing my svt this yr. Myn will have new svt suspension. I want to see how far i can push myself and the car before moding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumr90 View Post
    Im enjoying reading this thread as i to plan on autocrossing my svt this yr. Myn will have new svt suspension. I want to see how far i can push myself and the car before moding it.

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    You will be amazed how far this little car will take you with just a set of tires. I won Novice last year with it and just won H-Street this season. My only mod has been a rear sway bar, and although I like it, it did not make a significant difference in my lap times.

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    I picked a set of bfgoodrich sport comp 2 after a recemindation by a friend who uses them on his svt. Ive never done autocross and was told by many in my local area keep the car stock for a yr and advance your driving skills. Plus also work your way up to the limits of the car then start modding stuff.

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    Excellent advice! Once you become frustrated with FWD understeer, it will be time to upgrade tires and lighten wheels, then make a few alignment changes. Once you discover oversteer (in practice) and get "comfortable" with the feeling of onset, then start playing with bigger brakes, and eventually, higher rate springs and dampers and sways.

    Good tires... but if you want a slightly better ride on street and slightly better stick on course, next time try Michelin Pilot Super Sports, or Nokian Z-lines (unless you get dedicated track wheel/tire set and can use track tires).
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-forces View Post
    Excellent advice! Once you become frustrated with FWD understeer, it will be time to upgrade tires and lighten wheels, then make a few alignment changes. Once you discover oversteer (in practice) and get "comfortable" with the feeling of onset, then start playing with bigger brakes, and eventually, higher rate springs and dampers and sways.

    Good tires... but if you want a slightly better ride on street and slightly better stick on course, next time try Michelin Pilot Super Sports, or Nokian Z-lines (unless you get dedicated track wheel/tire set and can use track tires).
    I was gunna go with the pilot super sports just was real tight on money. If i start getting real serious about autocross im gunna look into dei ated wheel/tire setup.

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    Comp2s are my daily driver tires. They are very good and probably the best overall summer tire when price is a factor. If you decide you like autocross, you will need some competitive tires. The advice I was given was to go ahead and get them before you totally shred your daily tires, and after doing exactly that I would suggest the same.

    You already got the new suspension done, the other thing I did that made a huge difference was replacing (when it was convenient) nearly every bushing an ball joint on the whole car. It drives like new now and was less than $200 in parts.

    When I started this I did not realize how much money people dump in to performance mods, even at the local autocross level. The best part of this car is all the things I did not need to do to it. The chassis is already stiff, there are no gains to be had from external engine mods, the brakes are huge, there are no cooling issues, etc.

    Over two years, I've spent less than $1000 on autocross related expenses (an won a little back), and also less than $1000 slowly bringing this 200,000mi car back to nearly new condition. It is by far the cheapest car to win any recent series here locally, and is still a really fun daily driver that gets 30mpg.

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    Ive replaced both outer tie rods and drivers side control arm. Was planning to redo the rear bushing's over next winter.

    My main choice for tires was the price for shure.

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    Default Re: Anyone still autocross their SVT?

    I also though about polly bushing any where in the suspension i can get one but not shure if that be good for a dailly driver/weekend autocrosser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumr90 View Post
    I also though about polly bushing any where in the suspension i can get one but not shure if that be good for a dailly driver/weekend autocrosser.

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    I originally went with poly bushings/end links on the rear and it was a great little upgrade, made the car just a little sharper and did not cause any dd issues. They are the only bushings legal to change in street class. They were easy to install and cost less than stock replacement bushings. The only reason not to get them would be if you are planning to change to a different sway bar soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SVT5D View Post
    I originally went with poly bushings/end links on the rear and it was a great little upgrade, made the car just a little sharper and did not cause any dd issues. They are the only bushings legal to change in street class. They were easy to install and cost less than stock replacement bushings. The only reason not to get them would be if you are planning to change to a different sway bar soon.
    Do you have poly control arm bushings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumr90 View Post
    Do you have poly control arm bushings?

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    Nope, not legal for street class and would probably be annoying for dd

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    Default Re: Anyone still autocross their SVT?

    Ok thanks man

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    Default Re: Anyone still autocross their SVT?

    Although it's not relevant to this discussion of street class autoX... I had poly bushing all around the suspension and the dogbone, and the car was not overly harsh on "normal" street surfaces. Even though an SVTF already has great handling characteristics and admirable steering precision, with the poly around it was just that much sweeter... an easy flick to avoid pot-holes and/or hit the sweet-spot over RR tracks.
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    Default Re: Anyone still autocross their SVT?

    Quote Originally Posted by G-forces View Post
    Although it's not relevant to this discussion of street class autoX... I had poly bushing all around the suspension and the dogbone, and the car was not overly harsh on "normal" street surfaces. Even though an SVTF already has great handling characteristics and admirable steering precision, with the poly around it was just that much sweeter... an easy flick to avoid pot-holes and/or hit the sweet-spot over RR tracks.
    I think im gunna aim tword street class for autocross as of right now but thanks for info on how the svt is with polly mounts all around.


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