[s-cars] UrS teardown question
lee at wheelman.com
Fri Oct 26 11:00:23 PDT 2007
One issue that I had with autocrossing my S6 is that I found the
steering to be somewhat slow at times...literally the PS pump
wasn't keeping up with input from the helm.
I have not noticed this in the '01 A4. The B5 A4 is a nice
platform for autocrossing. Also slow and uncompetitive, but fun.
I'm in STX with Subies and Mitsus, both of which kick my ass
bigtime. Funny what +500 lbs and -150 horses will do for
I just picked up a set of R compound tires yesterday. We'll see if
those help the cause at all...the street tires seem to do a lot of
sliding and I'm really slow through the slaloms.
All of this, of course, is due to bad form, and more $ and parts
aint going to do much for that!
On Fri Oct 26 09:43:33 PDT 2007, rshydo at ithacamechanical.com
> Oh man, I knew I was opening a can of worms. Yes, I'm "That
> Crazy Guy"
> First off - Cody
> I've been watching your project for years. Awesome work.
> Now - Joe and everyone who is thinking the same thing
> I've looked at NASA, but as a tech inspector for the SCCA, I'm
> already at
> all their events. Might not be the fastest car out the first few
> but since I'm already there..... Will be book'ing the car as ITE
> all street tires) or SPO (catch all slicks) pending some design
> choices. As both are regional only classes (no national points)
> its me against
> whoever shows up to the new england region events. I'm just
> hoping it
> rains a lot during racing season!
> Yes, the S-cars "were" fat and heavy. Lets just say that right
> now I'm at
> a little over 3100 lbs still with power windows, sunroof, factory
> street wheels, factory body panels, and no removal of any
> sheetmetal. My
> control arm/swaybar setup in the front will lose ~30 lbs
> including brake
> replacement. Moving the rear suspension inboard will be dead
> even with
> weight unless I decide to make new rear upright assemblies (the
> stock ones
> weigh a ton).
> So I guess my answer (other than I know I'm nuts) is the S-cars
> were far
> too heavy/slow as audi delivered them. But as a starting point
> for AWD,
> turbo, and pretty darn nice looking body its ok. I'm hoping to
> be about
> 3000 lbs with the cage installed, so not great, but not bad. As
> far as
> too old, the 01E transmission (yes I have lots of spares) can now
> adapted to any of the 10V/20V Audi engines, Audi V-8's, and VW
> VR-6's (and
> derivatives). In a racing sense, old is good, as parts get
>> Joe's point is a good one too, but NASA that I suggested
>> classifies by
>> power to weight ratio (with modifiers for cars with slicks and
>> with AWD), so the actual weight of the car is much less of a
>> since we all know the AAN can easily make up for it.
>> Quoting Joe Pizzimenti <joe.pizzimenti at gmail.com>:
>>> I honestly hope that this "SCCA club racing rig" is the S-car
>>> The easiest way to get into racing is to buy someone's prepped
>>> car that
>>> gave up on. Well, that's the cheapest anyway. The S-car's too
>>> heavy &
>>> old to be competitive now in SCCA.
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