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Competition cries "OOWWWWW-D"
Hi again all you Audi people,
I want to start this message with a big *thank you* to everyone who has
been helping me set up my 86 4kq for autocrossing. I bought the car a
few months ago with 92k miles on it. The car has the original shocks
and everything. It was also used to tow a small trailer with motorcycle
by the previous owner.
I finally replaced the $17 175/70 tires on Saturday with a set of Dunlop
D60 A2 (195/60)....wow what a difference. The car doesn't squeel the
tires while changing lanes!
I went to an auto-x race on Sunday and showed everyone what an Audi can
do :-) I took second in H-Stock with my ragged-out suspension (1st loss
of the season. I had never raced before this year.) The guy who beat
me was running a fully tuned and tweaked Merc. 190 with shaved race
tires. The tires alone make about a 2.5 to 3 second differnce per lap.
He only managed to beat me by .4 seconds. I considered it a moral
victory and everyone else in the class considered it to be the same. I
must say they were not too happy that I was 3 seconds/lap faster than
the other cars on street tires and I beat 3 cars with race tires. In
fact I had the fastest time of any car on street tires in d, e, f, g,
and h class!!!
Now that I have gained confidence in the car's potential, I want to ask
a few more questions ( I always do this to you guys).
1: Do you honestly think that a 4kq can win a national auto-x
championship with the right driver? I don't want to invest a lot of
money in a car that simply can't win it all.
2: As far as I can tell, I can change my air filter, exhaust, brake
lines, shocks, allignment, and tires in stock class. Is there anything
else that I can change?
3: What filter should I get? Cost estimate? Is it worth the money?
4: Should I change the brake lines? Cost estimate? Is it worth it?
5: I need to replace the badly worn original shocks. What ones should
I get? Cost estimate? Is it worthe the money?
6: What size BFG R1s should I get? Will a smaller overall diameter be
a help (lower CG, higher ratio)? Cost estimate?
7: Using a price/performance analysis, in what order should I make
these improvements? I hope to make all the changes by the end of the
season so I can go to the Nats. next year.
8: One last thing. Is it legal to use the diff locking on the car? Is
it legal to change the vacuum lines so I can lock the rear by itself?
Thanks again everyone. I hope to represent AUDI in a favorable light.