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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madison, WI
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I'm in it, just my club doesn't participate in SOLO2, they just call it autocross, but it's the same thing.
Tips for the autocross: Drink lots of water, WEAR SUNTAN LOTION, take the crap out of your car before you go.
Driving tips: don't go out there expecting to be the best in your first event. Use it as a learning experience. Don't power out of the turns sideways, oversteer is slow. Smooth= fast. Listen to what people are telling you about lines through the course.
Tires: I used to run really high pressures but tried backing them down, I found that like 48 front and 44 rear is actually pretty good. Take some shoe polish to put on the sidewall so you can see how far the wall is rolling over.
One more thing, they tell you to take the spare out, but it throws off the ballance of the car, so you probably just want to make sure it's secure and tell them you're leaving the spare in for weight distribution. But make sure to take the jack out.
And if you search, there's an "e36 autocross thread" that I started awhile back, we'll all be expecting pictures!
Kevin (President TBEA)
"WAAAAAAARRRRRIORS, come out to plaaaaay."