Max

Car for Time Attack.

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What`s up racers)

My name is Max, and i`m gonna be a new fish in your chat and club as well. I came in Winnipeg just couple months ago with my family and I`m interested in participating in Time Attack or Slalom next season, i hope so) 

I use to drive Civic SI (k20, 8gen) in my home-country, and now i`m thinking about choosing and buying the right car for Time Attack or Slalom disciplines.  I`m not aware about the Gimli track, so that`s the reason of this post. Will be really appreciate for your advice, hint and so on regarding what car do I need and what car is approach for Gimli track. How fast is it, what`s more important power\steering, how many corners and so on. In fact, my car will be daily driving, so i need to find a good balance between track and daily driving car. In addition, i have something in my blood regarding Honda\Acura cars, so it`s a bit difficult to change my choice to buy another model) But, one more time, i am open for all your argues, facts, advises etc. Couple weeks ago i was on test drive 2016 wrx. It`s really funny car, nevertheless, this is not my cup of tea))) Also, i`m thinking about acura rsx typeS (DC5) and civic si 9 gen with k24 engine. But, by reading forums, i recognize that k20 is better then k24. However, k24 has more torque and it`s better for track. Ok, it was too much about honda))) 

Admins, sorry if i put this topic in a wrong place.

p.s. my previous honda)   

 

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There are a variety of cars out there for time attack and lapping sessions. Truly everything! All makes and models; coupe, sedan or hatchback; LHD, RHD you name it.

Really buy something that suits your taste and it will do just fine. There really isn't one car that will be better for Gimli track lapping or TA sessions over the other however some will argue Honda, others Miata, my personal preference is rear drive V8 (although my RR car is a FWD).

I see you have a similar post in the Auto-X forums. While the car you choose will likely do triple duty, car setup between the two events is slightly different.

After all that, the end result is still the same...buy a car, sign up for open lapping (two sessions left this season) or the HPDE next year and get some laps in!

Good Luck!

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5 hours ago, Ianfromduff said:

Pretty sure open lapping is cancelled for October. 

Where did you hear that? 

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Welcome to Winnipeg! As mentioned before, the field of cars is a wide one. Guys come to the track with corollas, civics, s2000s, Mustangs, corvettes, Porsches, gtr's, practically almost anything can be tracked. I have a full race civic that I use for time attack as well as my Lexus isf. I would just pick a car that's mod friendly, cheap for parts. A lighter car such as my civic is easier on tires and cheaper than my Lexus. You should come out to the September event and check it out. 

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If your looking for a time attack / autocrats car I'd be  looking for a lighter chasis. A rsx would be my choice. Or a s2000 if budget permitting. Dont forget about the brz frs twins either. 

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Is it just me or is someones math a little off in that comparison rating?

Nice car BTW.

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Sorry for delay gents,

This is 2006 RSX typeS (dc5), k20 and 6speed manual. It addition, it has some modes sort of Greddy  Evo exhaust, AEM cold air intake (CAI), Skunk2 fuel rail, Body Club short shifter,  Exedy stage1 clutch + flywheel, hybrid shifting bushings, Progress rear sway bar and some more) 

I am thinking about the suspension for next season (coils MUGEN SS or just lowering springs on OEM struts), new wheels and performance tires as well.

Have not dug yet in which Class I should go. 

I am open for all your recommendations\suggestions as well!

Thanks !

Max.

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When it comes to time attack, the class is determined by mod points. there is a "how to" somewhere in these forums.

You should try the car how it is and see where it lacks before dropping some cash into suspension goodies.

 

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