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Old 03-24-2004, 03:23 AM   #1
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I'ma run in the local Auto x club races the third, so I figure I might as well start figuring out my next mod now. Anyway....

http://www.txkautox.com/info/StreetPrepairedRules.htm
these are the rules I need to stick by

What can I do for bang for my buck to really show the locals whats up?

Water Injection is allowed, worthwhile? 70 is basically the top speed... I can bark up to about 16-18.. (old tires)

225/60WR16 Sumitomo HTR Z II Blackwall
ever heard of them? any good? only $76 ea....

I think i'll grab the DP rear sway at some point soon, but what was the endlinks someone recomended?
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someone else thats into autoX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! run it stock and see how it does. mine runs good, save for the occasional up-on-three-wheels moments. make sure you do not care about teh sidewall of your tires either!! good luck
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Well... I kinda need the tires, and to take apart my battery tray and get it working real nice so I don't have to bungee my batery down, and to clean all the change out of the car....and to get everything balanced/rototed/aligned... but the mods are more fun...
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Dame, they make a good tire. Most imported tires are excellent, if you read the ratings for Sumitomo, Kumho and Toyo, you'll be pleased. And its a great price for those tires.

Go for it
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Go for a bit wider tire for better lateral movement. The sway bar is going to help and so would lowering the car but spendy$$.
I would put my money into something like 245/50/16 Yokohama AVS ES100 Tires?
You already have good brakes and intake, what do you have for exhaust? Could help to go with a high flow cat?
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I've got $550 set for tires/mounting/balance/alignment.. The whole nine yards.

Some Yokohama Avid T4'* would be nice only $87, or step up to V4'* for $92... But what speed rating do I need? I'm looking for something that I am as safe as posible when travelling, But I also want a tire that will make it almost impossible to break loose, that'* getting annoying... Maybe some Kuhmo Ecsta'*... I've never bought new tires before, I have "Continental" on the back, both very worm from my camber or toe being off, a "Fisk Classic" on the front pass, and a "Classic" and the front driver.... For $40 worth of rubber they do what I expected....
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wow, I just found the tires you were talking about on tirerack.com. $419.78 + tax, That'* way cheaper than I thought, and they're better tires than I was looking for, Thanks PDad

Now onto the rest of my Q'*
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*bump* talkin to myself here....
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Suspension is gonna be your biggest problem. That, and learning to handle a heavy *** FWD car. Maybe you could build a handbrake?
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Since this style of racing requires lots of braking, what about some custom air ducting to cool the brakes?
Lower gears will also help as the top speed is only 70mph you want to get there quick.
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