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Who plans to autocross their RS?
any bets on what class it will end up in? I hope it falls into BS for competition sake, but due to the limited availability of it, I wont be surprised if it gets buried in AS. Either way I plan to run it locally at Ft Devens and try to make a few national events. I realize its a ways off before this car will be driven in anger, but its never to soon to dream about it.

currently I like to dream about the tail getting a bit loose mid corner from a slightly hot entry and then instead of giving it up I get back down on the gas and power past the apex and exit the corner under nearly full boost.
the best part about this dream is that soon it will be a reality.
 

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I bet it's placed in SM because it's so crazy lol. I'll auto X the hell out of mine for sure.
 

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BS is one class most everybody I talked to thinks that it will be in. I think that while it will do well in autocross it's really not something I will be doing much with the car. Ive done a few track days as of late and would rather do track days to fully explore the potential of the IRS
 

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Oh hell yeah gonna start pre-devastating cones this spring in my old beastie.
I'm super curious to hear how the RS handles at autox.
 

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I've been autocrossing for a little over a year. Love my ST, but GS is really competitive where I run with 2 regular ST's, 2 Mazdaspeeds, a GTI, and an Abarth. We have loads of fun when we're all there just seeing who will take the class for that event. I don't want to mod my ST and remove myself from my class because I don't want to get spanked. You better believe that I'm going to autoX my RS. I'm a casual racer. I do it for fun and to better my skills.


And for the life of me.....I can't stand those STI's. I hope to show them a thing or 2.
 

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will 18's be allowed in stock? i know the snows are 18 and can be ordered with the car at purchase. but is that considered a trunk kit?
Yes, for stock classes you can go +/- 1" in wheel diameter from the stock wheel. You have to keep the same width however (8" for the RS). Also, I think the offset has to be within +/- 7mm of the stock wheel.
 

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Yes, for stock classes you can go +/- 1" in wheel diameter from the stock wheel. You have to keep the same width however (8" for the RS). Also, I think the offset has to be within +/- 7mm of the stock wheel.
totally spaced that newish rule. have t autox'd since they killed my NA miata in ES 3 years back
the RS is getting me out of retirement.

like kaibutsu mentioned a 255 re71r is what im currently aiming for but now in 18 rather than 19. 😜
 

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I'm hoping for BS, most I've talked to think that is where it will be too. I'm planning on running on the Cup 2 track tires first and monitoring what others are using and if a 200+ TW is found better than the Cup 2s I'll look in to those later.

Unless I find an 18" set up that I really like much more than the forged 19" I'll likely stick with them for now. I'll have my 18x7.5 winter wheels for all-seasons when not racing. Also, look forward to Meet/auto-x event in Oct from me, I've been hosting this event for the 1G/3G CRX/Civic community for a few years, I told them this year (2015) was the last I'm hosting, but will likely continue to invite them too.
 

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There will be one other RS at my club events. A pro driver just informed me that he has one in order. Will be good to see how close to him I can get.
 

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Anyone find a nice looking, cheap, lightweight wheel in 18x8 and within +/- 1/4" offset? All the TSW stuff for our car looks like 40mm which is illegal for street class.
 

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Yes, for stock classes you can go +/- 1" in wheel diameter from the stock wheel. You have to keep the same width however (8" for the RS). Also, I think the offset has to be within +/- 7mm of the stock wheel.
That means we can use Winter Wheels 18x7.5 ?
 

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Me too man, when I went to a RallyX event with my Ford all the sorry ass Subaru guys told me I was in the wrong Blue Oval. When I get my RS i'm going to be eating them up on pavement, dirt, snow, whatever they wanna race in. So glad Ford finally made an STI and EVo killer!!!!

I've been autocrossing for a little over a year. Love my ST, but GS is really competitive where I run with 2 regular ST's, 2 Mazdaspeeds, a GTI, and an Abarth. We have loads of fun when we're all there just seeing who will take the class for that event. I don't want to mod my ST and remove myself from my class because I don't want to get spanked. You better believe that I'm going to autoX my RS. I'm a casual racer. I do it for fun and to better my skills.


And for the life of me.....I can't stand those STI's. I hope to show them a thing or 2.
 
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