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Old 01-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lexington
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My Ride: 1999 328i
How do I become more competitive in SCCA STX class?

Hey all,
I've got questions about my 1999 328 sedan in regards to the SCCA class STX. My understanding is because I have 8 inch wide wheels and a long tube air intake, that's where I'm classed. I went once last year and was up against a few FRS/BRZ'S. I got smoked pretty good too, I was last in the class trailing first by almost three seconds after knocking seven or eight seconds off my time.
I enjoyed myself and had no delusions of winning, for me it was about getting out there and seeing what my car did at the limit and how to recover if need be. This year I want to run the whole season just to do it but I'd like to be at least competitive. My suspension is being replaced here in about a month and I will be doing konis/eibach and Hotchkiss sways and strut mount bushings. Other than that I don't have a lot of options to play with in regards to the rules other than lsd, which I might consider next year if this upcoming one doesn't treat me any better.
As for me, I know that as a driver, I have to become smoother and learn and I'm sure I will. I have no desire to try to turn this into a career because I'm way to old for that. My car is just a rolling project that I like to drive, I've no desire to change Cars for the purpose of being competitive, I just want to be as good as I can be with what I've got, if I don't win because the car can't, that's OK with me.
Honestly, I just want to see what the opinions are of my situation, so feel free to speak up, we are all fanatics, right?

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