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BONFIRE074
01-16-2008, 07:45 PM
Anyone here autocross with their A4? A buddy of mine was telling me i should get into it a little in the summer just for fun and i was thinking about giving it a shot. I have H&R Race Springs with bilstein and a decent set of street tires. Just looking to see if anyone else does it with their DD, how much beating it puts on their car, how well do you performe? etc. btw 2.8 ftw[:D]

Solaris
01-16-2008, 07:47 PM
I haven't done any yet, but I'm pretty sure it's less abusive to the car than drag racing.

tamadrumr88
01-16-2008, 07:50 PM
road racing is much more fun.... $250 for about 2hrs of total track time, autox is ~$40 for about 6 cumulative mins on track [down]

holy body roll batman!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/tamadrumr88/HPDE%201%20Sept%2030%202007/IMG_3856.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/tamadrumr88/HPDE%201%20Sept%2030%202007/IMG_3976.jpg

Solaris
01-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Pocono? I used to live 10 miles from there. I loved it out there.

seatown88
01-16-2008, 07:57 PM
this last summer was my first time for auto-x. it was really a blast. i thought it would be harder than it really was(im a very visual person and a bunch of cones is not too easy for me) but after walking the course and reading the map it was easy. im gonna have to say i love track days so much more because of the higher speeds, but auto-x was still so fun

SoFresh
01-16-2008, 08:03 PM
I used to autocross my old wrx, and my integra... but never the audi... felt as if it were too slow, lol, jk, I just never had time when I had the A4... wish I would have autocrossed it.

Yaktizzle417
01-16-2008, 08:47 PM
I'm going to, and my buddies and I are planning a roadcourse tour throughout the MW and South/East coasts this summer. So I gotta get my stuff going on the A4!

I'm still on mostly stock suspension, and all season tires.

After the diodes, test pipe, and FMIC I'm going to order Bilstein sports/HR Race and HR sways. I already have an A8 front set up. I need rear rotors too.

Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Oh well. It'll be so much fun!

NyteEscape
01-16-2008, 09:13 PM
i've autocrossed a few times. it's fun.

i'm usually competing with my roommate who has a '93 nissan nx2000. yea, he's in a much higher class than me, and i was g stock when i autox'ed, but we had similar times with both of us beating the other.

when ur waiting between runs, don't hold ur brake or pull ur ebrake. just try to be on flat ground. i also popped my hood to try to cool off a bit. also, make sure to put ur tire psi up. otherwise u might curb ur rim.

Kyle H
01-16-2008, 09:44 PM
First auto-x of the season is this sunday... I'm not sure if I'll be racing though. My car needs some attention before I beat on it again. I'll be there, and I'll probably have some pics to post in the chatterbox. [:)]

Yaktizzle417
01-17-2008, 09:03 AM
Kyle you always have some reason why your car never sees any cones!

AWDios
01-17-2008, 09:08 AM
Autox isn't going to be too hard on your car really, just going to wear things out like tires and brakes faster. Unless you start plowing over every cone, then you could do some damage, but it'd probably be your last autox.

Mister2
01-17-2008, 09:16 AM
Autocross is fun and all...but rallycross is where its at!

http://www.full-rev.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3132&hl=rallyx

Nebone
01-17-2008, 09:17 AM
Sounds tempting. So when is this going to happen?

onemoremile
01-17-2008, 09:34 AM
My old roommate and I put thousands of autocross runs on an old Jetta with only very basic mods. After buying the Avant it was fully prepped and got it's butt kicked by the Jetta. The Jetta was consistently a few seconds ahead even though it had over 250k miles and over 130k on it's Bilstein HD with Neuspeed SofSport suspension. 175 hp and a set of Azenis and still on the stock clutch. The Avant had 240hp, corner balanced coilovers, A8 brakes, H-Sport bars, and better tires. The Audi is much more at home on a track that lets it take turns in 3rd gear or higher. The dynamic really suit the car better.

dualaudi
01-17-2008, 09:51 AM
I haven't done any yet, but I'm pretty sure it's less abusive to the car than drag racing.

Seriously? I thought it was the other way around, i'd love to go auto-x if it's less abusive on my car...

onemoremile
01-17-2008, 09:53 AM
Autocross is only abusive to your tires. Maybe your synchros but that depends on your driving style. Drag launches are hardest on the clutch and the quick shifts are rough on synchros. Autocross shifts should be rev-matched to avoid transmission damage.

Kyle H
01-17-2008, 10:05 AM
Kyle you always have some reason why your car never sees any cones!
Because there is always something wrong, and I'm a poor jobless highschool student.

I'm going to see if I can get my parents to pay the entry... [:D]

audisnapr
01-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Autocross is only abusive to your tires. Maybe your synchros but that depends on your driving style. Drag launches are hardest on the clutch and the quick shifts are rough on synchros. Autocross shifts should be rev-matched to avoid transmission damage.


I don't know man - the few times I auto-x'd I felt like I was beating the shiat out of my wagon. Tossing it around cones on a unprepared parking lot, high revs never getting past 2nd gear seemed like it was really gonna take a tole on the car. Being more fluid on a track and letting the car breathe on the wider turns in which you can track out seems less stressful on a whole bunch of components.

Solaris
01-17-2008, 10:33 AM
I dump my clutch at 4500-5000 RPM for drag launches and I'm most worried I might break an axle.

onemoremile
01-17-2008, 10:42 AM
The high revs are present in autocross, drag racing, and road courses. They are worse on track since they are kept high for so long. Whipping through the top of second on a 55 second run isn't that bad.

My old room mate and I tried to kill the Jetta by running dozens of runs back to back. We'd set the course up Friday night and do dollar fun runs until dark. Sometimes we'd get more than a couple hundred runs in. We've hit the rev limiter and feathered the outside edges of the tires but that is it.

D's Avant
01-17-2008, 03:59 PM
I auto-x my '83 GTI years ago at 1800 pounds with euro bumpers. I would not even think about taking my 3400+ pound A4 around on an auto-x course. (You would be better off just taking a belt sander to your tires) Track days yes... Auto-x, no... Keep to the track and with those awesome third gear sweepers and some second gear corners.

GetBoosted84
01-17-2008, 05:06 PM
Auto-X is a lot of fun...

Here is my whip:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/mywhitecivic/Auto%20X%20Solo%20Event%2011%20Warminster/HPIM2647.jpg

And another audi out on the course that day:
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/mywhitecivic/Auto%20X%20Solo%20Event%2011%20Warminster/HPIM2664.jpg

BADB5A4
01-17-2008, 07:47 PM
+1 Track Days. More time = more learning. Me and my old car at the Glen :)
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh110/BAD123_photos/WatkinsGlen.jpg

onemoremile
01-18-2008, 07:18 AM
I auto-x my '83 GTI years ago at 1800 pounds with euro bumpers. I would not even think about taking my 3400+ pound A4 around on an auto-x course. (You would be better off just taking a belt sander to your tires) Track days yes... Auto-x, no... Keep to the track and with those awesome third gear sweepers and some second gear corners.


Exactly. We were pretty competitive in the Jetta until a few Civics joined our class. We moved to Street Mod and got killed by a 1700 pound gti.