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Old 09-21-2010, 07:00 PM   #76
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That silver Mini Does have just about everything that you could change uprated! Plus before the owner started tuning it for autocrossing it weighed 2550lbs. Now it's down to like 22XXish. 250+ hp equal amount of torque, 275 front A comp tires, adjustable coil overs, uprated brakes and so on..... Miatas and CRX's do not own autocrosses. I've never had a stock Miata beat me in my stock e30. Mini's rule autocrosses period. I've never gone nose to nose with a CRX but no torque=no go out of slow turns. Unless it's modded but then we're not comparing apples to apples.

Also the Mini Driver is a very accomplished driver as he's gone through the Trillium Driver education program start to finish.
Thats because you never see CRX's up here anyways. PERIOD.
There arent many left.
Research autocrosses down in the U.S. and see which cars rule(d) autocrosses, then you'd change your opinion.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:14 PM   #77
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Thats because you never see CRX's up here anyways. PERIOD.
There arent many left.
Research autocrosses down in the U.S. and see which cars rule(d) autocrosses, then you'd change your opinion.

Sorry wrong again, and there are plenty of crxs up here, but like most fwd/awd imports it's a bunch of people who think their cars are the best, and can't do anything but try and drive in a strait line.

I'll give a bit to the miata, nimble and has quick steering and since it's rwd it doesn't understeer, but again it all comes down to the driver.

If you want to prove a crx is so great, you'll have to prove it, most series I've scene that crxs do any good don't have rwd cars running.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:37 PM   #78
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In response to the 1M, that's going to be another fail of a car right out of the blocks. Too heavy by a land slide. The way they've been fixing that recently is by adding ridiculous amounts of hp. That helps stop light races and 1/4 mile times but does nothing to help handling, feel, and braking. BMW trade marks. With the amount of weight a 1 series has, it does not have a chance at becoming an autocross champ. These car manufacturers need to understand that the way to appeal to an enthusiast driver is to first start with a light weight chassis, then add a whole lot of sidewinder power, and leave out the GPS, nav, million watt stereo with heavy amps and speakers, leave out the 24 air bags, and ABS, DTC, SBC, and all of those crappy drivers aids, remove the power sunroof and seats. Back to basics a la e30/e36 days! I've said it before and I'll say it again, if BMW were to build a brand new e30 325i, I'd be first in line to pay fair market value for it!!!
Do you think they dont want this? Sure they want to do that but safety regulations and the need to keep up with market forces them to build cars that are less appealing to the enthusiasts and more to the general public, because lets face it, they outweigh us about 10,000 to 1 or something like that.
Bottom line is , now its all about the money.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #79
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #80
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Nice videos, Rod, thanks!
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:38 PM   #81
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@ M5 lover - You're hilarious. I was experimenting for my first time ever editing video and picked whatever came to me first in my library. You're lucky I uploaded anything at all, much less 3 videos each over 100mb that take forever in you tube. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. (look it up)

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You aren't doing me a favour, it isn't like you video taped my car. I was just offering some constructive criticism.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:16 PM   #82
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Pics From BimmerCruise 2010

Hey everyone, i'm Jason. You might have seen Kevin and I running around and snapping mad pics at the show on Sunday, or even spoken with us. Here are some of the pics we took. If i shot your car and you like the pics, let me know I can give you the uncompressed files. Great seeing you all and look forward to the next event!

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Old 09-22-2010, 10:25 PM   #83
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Nice videos, Rod, thanks!
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Thanks for the videos! Never actually heard my car from the outside like that before. I like what I hear lol
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whoa, how did you do that effect on the engine bay shot??

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It's an HDR shot I took. What a sick engine that guy has
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Two things I learned from this thread:
Apparently AC/DC is terrible
Apparently there are no CRXs in Ontario though I see at least one at ever show I go to.

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Thats because you never see CRX's up here anyways. PERIOD.
There arent many left.
Research autocrosses down in the U.S. and see which cars rule(d) autocrosses, then you'd change your opinion.
Come to the next autocross and get a faster time then all the e30's and I will start to believe you.


You do realise John drive's an e30 right? and that he's been doing autocross's and track days for something like 10 years?

Me and him had a similar time this autox and he was sideways most of the time and I was trying to actually go fast

You need to get over yourself and the crx because it's simply not the greatest car ever made for autocross, if you do happen to go faster then the e30's, good luck with the mini's, which even in stock form are in my opinion far superiour to your torqueless economy car.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:08 PM   #89
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I will even challenge a CRX with my gutless 318is economy car.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:53 PM   #90
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Come to the next autocross and get a faster time then all the e30's and I will start to believe you.


You do realise John drive's an e30 right? and that he's been doing autocross's and track days for something like 10 years?

Me and him had a similar time this autox and he was sideways most of the time and I was trying to actually go fast

You need to get over yourself and the crx because it's simply not the greatest car ever made for autocross, if you do happen to go faster then the e30's, good luck with the mini's, which even in stock form are in my opinion far superiour to your torqueless economy car.
Never said a CRX was the greatest autocross car.. is there such a thing ?
It's driver/car combo which wins.

FWIW, I dont speak out of my ass.. you know why ? Because I have owned an 89 E30 M3, with a 2.5L motor modified suspension to the tits, and have driven modded e30's 318is, 325is, as well as have driven shitty Mini Cooper S etc etc though I havent autocrossed a Mini.
I doubt may people here have owned good conditioned Crx's on this forum anyway...

I also do know what CRX's are capable of, when having slightly modified setups. Been driving them for 10 years now.
On an autocross, the CRX will win 9/10 times, just based on weight differences alone ! Heck, that's even without a B or K20 Series engine swap..

btw, ever wonder why Honda has come out with a CR-Z ?
I guess they woke up and discovered they had something very good 20+ years ago.... too bad it now ugly, and hybrid.
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