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Originally Posted by gomer_110 As a follow up, holy sh!t did this make a huge difference. Now to grow a pair and trust the rear end will just stick. was

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Old 09-12-2017, 07:33 AM   #961 (permalink)
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As a follow up, holy sh!t did this make a huge difference. Now to grow a pair and trust the rear end will just stick.
was it your car that took second this year in asp?
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was it your car that took second this year in asp?
Only technically speaking. The Miller's Evo had cooling issues (radiator hose blew off) on day 1 causing Aaron and Frank to only have one run each. On day two they each took 1 run in their Evo before cooling/engine issues struck again (likely damage from lack of coolant the day before). This time though Aaron jumped in my car to get a second time in the books for the day. His fast times on both courses were set in the Evo. He actually was slower than me in my car although he admittedly doesn't have experience in anything other than turbo awd cars.

I imagine if he had more seat time in my car though he would have been right at the top with it. The car was just hooked up out there this year.
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Fastest clean East course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4g5rtvHQhc

Fastest West course:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lluDjUulyb8

Fastest East course scratch (+1 cone):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWw7dpiCr5k

And Aaron Miller's run on the West course in my car:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03M6ouhAzRk
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This weekend im going to run my first autocross event

Let's see what happen
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Only technically speaking. The Miller's Evo had cooling issues (radiator hose blew off) on day 1 causing Aaron and Frank to only have one run each. On day two they each took 1 run in their Evo before cooling/engine issues struck again (likely damage from lack of coolant the day before). This time though Aaron jumped in my car to get a second time in the books for the day. His fast times on both courses were set in the Evo. He actually was slower than me in my car although he admittedly doesn't have experience in anything other than turbo awd cars.

I imagine if he had more seat time in my car though he would have been right at the top with it. The car was just hooked up out there this year.
I was there in STX.

Worked impound when you ran, was the car a little pushy?

Hope this car goes to STU
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Not that I could tell. Actually very neutral in my opinion.
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i found a good photo album



I'll be there next season. With some of these cars I may even stay on the days I'm not racing.

whole album https://photos.app.goo.gl/NSXVST5obdCQGbo32
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I'll be there next season. With some of these cars I may even stay on the days I'm not racing.

whole album https://photos.app.goo.gl/NSXVST5obdCQGbo32
Jen Wong who took the photos in that gallery is from the next region over from mine. He often comes to our events.

What class will you be running next year? Hopefully ASP. The purple crack is fun.

GotCone.com News From The World of Autocross, Rallycross, Rally & Motorsports is also another great site to see some pics from Nats.
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Jen Wong who took the photos in that gallery is from the next region over from mine. He often comes to our events.

What class will you be running next year? Hopefully ASP. The purple crack is fun.

GotCone.com News From The World of Autocross, Rallycross, Rally & Motorsports is also another great site to see some pics from Nats.
B-street. I feel like I need to prove a point.
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Honestly not sure why anyone would want to run a 370z in BS. It's just not competitive in BS and I don't see it being any better even if it went back to CS given how quick the ND Miatas are. The 370z has run its course in the street category. Once it gets moved from STR to STU I think the platform will make a comeback in the autox world though. Until then a few of us will continue to campaign them in ASP and hope for the best.

By the way, I'm assuming the point you want to make is that the 370z is classed wrong in the street category.
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lol, that may be what it ends up being at the end of the day
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It should be in FS.

My nats video, in a slower car.

West:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWzFem9qfLo

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mteTZlk784s

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It should be in FS.
The pony car guys would love that. Although with the current crop of pony cars it would be interesting.
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The pony car guys would love that. Although with the current crop of pony cars it would be interesting.
A fast FS time would have been a high trophy spot in BS.

What is it about the 370z that makes doing well in BS on a national level seem so impossible?
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A fast FS time would have been a high trophy spot in BS.

What is it about the 370z that makes doing well in BS on a national level seem so impossible?
It would likely get beaten in FS as well. FS isn't four grades slower than BS, it's just another class. The more the HP friendly the course, the poorer the 370Z would do against the cars in FS, imo of course. Does anyone know if FS and BS ran on the same days and run groups at Nationals?

The limiting factors compared with a C5 Corvette are:
  • 200lb heavier or more than C5
  • Viscous LSD which doesn't allow the car to accelerate out of corners unless the steering wheel is nearly straight
  • Very limited, non-adjustable front camber. (around 1 degree)
  • Power/Torque band is great in the 50-63 MPH range (close to redline), but not great digging out of slow corners. This makes it more course dependent.

I ran BS and won our local BS class in 2016 (10 events) ahead of Brian Johns who is a national champion in ES and 3rd and 4th in BS the past two years. Also won Dixie Champ Tour in the 370. But our local courses were better suited for the 370z (more transitiony) and slick sealed asphalt. Beating one good driver is easier than beating 15. ONE of them isn't going to make a mistake while being in a better car. So even if you were perfect, you'll still be slightly off pace.

If your goal is to trophy at nationals or champ tours, you can definitely do that in a 370Z. If your goal is to win or be top 5, it's just not going to happen.
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