Bi-weekly AutoX spam (Long-ish post)
ItalianJobR53 last edited by ItalianJobR53
I forgot to post about my weekly autocross adventures from last time so I'm posting about that now as well as today's autocross.
First off, 2 weekends ago I got to co-drive an E92M3 and a 986 S (for the non-Porsche people, that was a 2002 Boxster S).
EDIT: Co-driving mean that 2 drivers drive the same car for the event. So the car gets through twice as many runs compared to if only 1 person was driving.
It was a Saturday and Sunday autocross event, so on Saturday I co-drove my friends M3; This is my fastest clean run:
This is the car:
The car's amazing, just enough torque to have the rear end move around!
Its on unknown lowering springs (previous owner) and Bilstein shocks. I think the rear springs are too soft and/or the rear bushings have too much play, it felt vague to me but beggars cant be choosers so I'll gladly take the codrive
Next up, they were doing "fun runs" on this day, pay $1 and get one run in any car you want (as long as the owner is fine with it!). So I drove another friend's 997 S:
As you can see, it broke on the second day when the owner was driving it (radiator burst open somehow), but it does have 130k miles on it and it gets driven hard all the time so its no biggie. Fortunately we had another friend with a truck to trailer his car back home (we were 2.5 hours away from our places)
But that 997 was freaking amazing! I've never experienced magic like this
The rear end starts moving with throttle application (80% - 100%) coming out of slow and medium speed corners but as you start decreasing steering lock, it just stops sliding and the car shoots forward!
This is the best car I've driven at autocross. It just blew my mind that it can do something like that...
No video of this run coz my gopro ran out of juice.
On the second day, I drove the Boxster:
My fastest run:
Its on some Bilstein coilovers and pretty well setup. It lacks the 997's power but its still got some of that magic to it! Very easy to learn how to drive a mid engined car and very predictable with rotating when you come off throttle. It does need more power to be properly fun tho...
And finally, heres me driving my Mini today at the local slalom-infested bit of tarmac:
I did learn that left foot braking while turning and being on throttle makes the open diff kinda sorta act like a LSD. I always knew about it, but its good to be finally able to figure out how much brake and throttle is required to do that
I was doing that one the first left hander in that run, it makes the car turn in much tighter and I can be accelerating while turning whereas if I dont do it, the diff will just spin up the inside wheel
Thats it for now! Next weekend I get to co-drive a new 86 with coilovers, headers and a tune. Its gonna be fun!
WhoIsTheLeader last edited by
@italianjobr53 Wow, that's an eventful weekend. I'm very curious how that $1 thing works
@whoistheleader Well, you pay 1$ and get 1 run. What and how you drive is upto you. They will show you the time that you ran but if you hit a cone or two, they wont tell you that. Neither is the time used for ranking in the official event results.
pip bip last edited by
@italianjobr53 so who went faster in the BMW and Porsche? you or the owner?
@pip-bip in the BMW, the owner went faster by ½ second. In the Porsche, I was faster by ~1 second
Yeeeeeaah! Thanks @davesaddiction
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