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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 Sun, Jun-18-2017, 04:12:57 AM   #21
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Seat time and tires makes a difference for autox. Autox can have a steep learning curve due to the limited seat time and changing courses.
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Old Sun, Jun-18-2017, 03:41:04 PM   #22
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Part of the challenge in autox is adapting to the course. I usually get better as the day goes then it's over. The better I get at driving the quicker I'll adapt to new courses. It's already better than when I started. It's all about seat time.

In other words, water is wet.

Still can't wait to see what kind of feel PSS on the front.
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Old Sun, Jun-18-2017, 04:47:25 PM   #23
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Well your face might have stretch marks after autoXing.
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Old Sun, Jun-18-2017, 06:04:33 PM   #24
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

PSS fronts will help but if the car is stock-ish and you're running 225 fronts without camber plates it will plow badly, always, though the super tight stuff if you enter too hot. This is part of the challenge, though - you've got to learn to drive in a way so as to avoid this and you'll get better doing so.

It should be noted that the car's tendency to plow in super tight stuff does't indicate a problem but rather reminds us what the car was NOT designed to do. It was built to haul ass at high speeds with excellent stability and response, not to do 30 mph u-turns in a parking lot.

In other words - it's still a hoot to AutoX bone stock (and can be quite quick) even if the car isn't well suited to it.

Edit - you for sure want to pull the pins and max out front camber if you haven't, though. This, plus the PSS' will help a lot and only make the car better on the street (no compromises).
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

I need to look into pulling the pin, I saw that in another thread. I know what you mean about the plowing. The better I manage understeer through slow sharp turns the better I can take advantage of the higher speed parts of the courses. I think this cars range in second gear is what's keeping me close to others. I can pick up better speed but they handle slower turns better.
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

for slower turns you def need more neg camber to bite in abit more.

but for heavier cars like ours, its a case of slow in, fast out
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Old Mon, Jun-19-2017, 02:12:29 AM   #27
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Dont feel bad when Miatas are running faster times then you. Its gonna happen lol
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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

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Dont feel bad when Miatas are running faster times then you. Its gonna happen lol


Oh they already are. I'm catching up with a bunch of them but the modified ones will always be faster. It's all so damn fun regardless off the car you drive.
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Default Your Autocross Setup?

Bump. Got my Pilot Super Sports up front this week. Also installed a OE strut bar. Autox tomorrow.

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Default Re: Your Autocross Setup?

Bro...seriously..

Drive the car, take the first lap to learn the track. Drive until you get faster, enhance your techniques as necessary lol. All of this shit people are telling you will NOT help you unless you are being taught by them while they are in the car.
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