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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Jun-17-2017, 01:35:01 AM   #11
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

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Take the DSC off and use the throttle to rotate the back of the car to correct the under-steer


We don't want him to become Chris Harris on the autoX track.
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Nanny is off the whole time. I'll try to add throttle. Better lines and only doing one thing at a time(brake,steer, or accelerate)will likely make me better.
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Not sure if you have learned trailbraking but look it up. It could be beneficial to your setup especially so you can get traction down on the front wheel for extra turn in.
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Old Sat, Jun-17-2017, 04:17:03 AM   #14
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Z2s all the way around, 275/35-18. I had Koni SAs with GC street camber plates, was running ~36-38 psi hot to keep it off the outside edges. I now have Motion Control DAs with external res and GC race plates, down to 34/35 psi depending on weather. Camber -3.5 front, -2.0 rear, if you're interested, with just a butthair of (-) toe in front. It's also a little lower than with the Konis...

Square setup (and same type of tires) will get rid of a lot of understeer.
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Old Sat, Jun-17-2017, 02:26:58 PM   #15
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

I wouldn't worry about your set-up while you're still in the novice class. Drive what you have and work on your driving.
You'd be better off going on an autox specific forum. Or talking to an experienced autoxer at your club, have them ride with you and you ride with them.

My advise would be to set your front tyres slightly higher than you rear and do the free camber mod. I run 39f-37r on hankook rs3.

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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

bone stock. Just drive the car and have fun. Forget the "setup" unless you really want to get serious.

A super good drive in an s10 pickup is going to smoke you either way so don't over think this
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Mod way through, I'm leaving some time out there. Pushing pretty bad up front when I shouldn't. I'd love to know if I'm this bad at driving or if the front tires matter that much. lol probably both
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Default Your Autocross Setup?

Go pro video taken inside to see the driver input and the track!!
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Old Sun, Jun-18-2017, 12:07:55 AM   #19
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

I've been Autocrossing my car for a few years now. I actually had a "NASA Pro" driver tell me I was close to maxing out the car. Compared to the other cars, and the experience of the other drivers I'd say Im fairly competitive. Ive placed 1st in the Intermediate group and a bunch of 2nd places.
My car is in the STU class. basically you need to learn your car and see what all is happening. ALot of that understeer can be dialed out with the driver mod. I waited to get better tires before I could run a weekend clean and smooth on stock sizes.
My set up is:
Suspension- KW V1's, RE Race Brace, UUC Poly trailing arm bushings.
Alignment- Front -2.0 camber, max factory recommended toe out, factory castor.
Rear -1.0 camber, max factory recommended toe in
Wheels and Tires- OE E9X 18's, I ran the Kuhmo V720's 245/265 they were AMAZING! Highly recommend! I now have Federal RS-RR 245/275 I will be scrubbing them in next weekend so I'll now performance then.
I also have a Corbeau DFX seat, worth the money!
Tire pressures COLD- F 32/ R 30 HOT F 36/ R 34

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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

I ended up settling in at 35 front/37 rear hot. Taking a couple of pounds out up front helped a lot. Better driving at the end of the day helped more. I found some better lines and changed a few braking points. I dropped 6 seconds from my first run to the last.I ended up 2 out of 19 in my class, missed the win by 3/4 of a second. I'm pleased. Still have a a lot to learn but I'll be learning with PSS on all 4 corners. They go on next week or the week after but def before the next event.
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