'13 3.8 Track
Join Date: Dec 2013
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This is why I stopped posting here last year. I try to help and no one gives a damn about real advice. Performance settings for autocross are greatly different than what you want on the street and even from what you want on the track.
And no, I don't believe that your cars are junk. BECAUSE THEY AREN'T STOCK. In stock form, with stock settings, the car is not competitive and understeers like a pig. If you are not experiencing this, you either need to fix the driver, or your car has already been modified from OEM specs. Even the R-Spec, which I'll admit, is faster than the base models, will still understeer if you haven't added the camber bolts and done an aggressive alignment.
That said, don't be afraid to come out and try it yourself. Even in stock form, the car is fun and you will learn a great deal about the car and how to drive. Any competitive driver will tell you that the single greatest upgrade you can do is the driver. Once you've maxed out the potential of the car and are running consistent times, then worry about modifying the car.
Oh and if you think I'm a troll, better get your facts straight. I'm one of only three people who have run their Gencoupes at SCCA Nationals in the last three years. I'm a former rookie of the year in the Kansas City Region, I've either won or been second in my class every year I've been in KC, was the Midwest Division Champion, just missed trophies the last two years at Nationals, and last year was in the running for KC driver of the year all while in the Gencoupe. Feel free to verify that here:
Solo Results Archive - Kansas City Region SCCA
Oh and just to add a little flair, check out the latest issue of Sportscar Magazine. I'm No. 82.
...Then of course, the driver. You drive this car way different than a Miata...Most "best practices" in autoX assume you're in a Miata or similar type platform. The best lines and apexes, track in and track out, throttle steering, trail breaking, slaloms and such are so different for the gen coupe...I had a multi time national driver drive my car and he was left foot breaking and maximizing the cars potential. He said this car has definitely got potential with the correct driver.
So first year with the genny. unfortunately both races have been wet so I have yet to meet the Under steer issue I'm sure to find. But coming From an sti I can say this is a lot more fun to drive both in and off the track. I'm running all stock rspec in FS front at 40psi and rear at 35psi. I will keep you posted as I learn the car and look for Input.
Austin spokes scca club FS69
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