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      04-23-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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Question autocross event

would you take your BMW to an autocross event ?

I want to go but I'm not sure how bad is for my car.
as anyone here been in an autocross before?


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would you take your BMW to an autocross event ?

I want to go but I'm not sure how bad is for my car.
as anyone here been in an autocross before?


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Its not bad for it. Its a great way to learn the handling limits of your car in a safe environment.
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Of course take it to an Auto-x... It's worth getting the experience in learning how the car can handle in possibly return for new tires (If you run hard)... Nothing wrong with that IMO.
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would you take your BMW to an autocross event ?

I want to go but I'm not sure how bad is for my car.
as anyone here been in an autocross before?

thanks guys

for an SCCA event i wouldn't worry about it.... run it!!!


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      04-23-2008, 07:02 PM   #5
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i just raced on Sunday, CCA usually auto-x's once a month here

these are from a couple of months ago, track tires are not required but recommend, i raced with the factory wheels (RFT tires) twice then decided to get a set of track wheels. However, you are required to powder coat them red ....jk





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would you take your BMW to an autocross event ?

I want to go but I'm not sure how bad is for my car.
as anyone here been in an autocross before?


thanks guys
One year...2000..I did 18 autocross events...one event isnt gonna hurt anything...the time committment is kinda nasty..depending on where you are going. Have fun. I got third place in CSP in 2000 season in my Audi S4 (SCCA - Golden Gate Chapter).
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I am a big proponent of auto-x. If you get the chance, by all means do it.
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I just did my first this past weekend. I'll be going back for sure.
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I did my first (and only so far) on 3/22 with the BMWCCA and I loved it, the only possible down side I could think of is it wears out your tires a lot faster than normal driving but not as much as I would have thought, I had brand new tires all around about a month before I went to the autocross and afterwards they were still fine.

I tended to do a little too much drifting because I'm immature like that and I'd also go into a turn hard and lift off the throttle to get my car to slide that way but sometimes I would accidentally trail brake into the turn and end up understeering and that did a number on my front tires, they were chunked up a little and made a lot of noise for the next two days but after two days they smoothed out from driving regularly and everything's been fine ever since.
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cool thanks guys I just register for the event, is this sunday, I will post some pics on monday
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Do it, I've done at least 6 events in the last few months on my car. It's fun and isn't really that hard on your car. My RFTs lasted 17k miles still with the autocrossing and lots of canyon carving too. I would recommend you stick to street tires as it helps you learn much quicker IMO.
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well guys I had BAD news

today when I turn my car it show me the brake light and the service light. I think it need new brakes , 2 days before the event... fck!

I took it to the dealer and they are going to give me my car back on monday

anyways I got an enterprise loaner, a civic

lets see how this civic does on the autocross
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Rental autoX is awesome!!!
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its awesome - you will never beleive how well your car handles until you do this. worst thing is some wear to the tires.
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Rental autoX is awesome!!!
+1.....drive/beat da piss out of it

then check out the 'raw time' list when it's over and see how far down your are. then compare it the bimmer next time.
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Rental autoX is awesome!!!
When I first started at auto-x, I would go rent a Miata from some large national rent-a-car company. It was a real blast!! But I second your opinion...Rental auto-x is awesome!!!
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is was awesome !!!! I got first place of the H stock class with my civic lol I can't wait for the next event to take my car. I would post some pics later
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Nice man! When I get my car I can't wait to autox it up! Unfortunately I couldn't in my 7 series

never stopped me fom draggin' my boat out there...


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