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Old 04-12-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:51 PM   #3
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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I haven't looked through all of them yet, but so far it looks pretty interesting. Thanks for the compilation!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:18 PM   #6
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I agree with everything except steering. That would be the old way they taught steering but now find that that old method can cause your hand to slip and let go of the steering wheel. You should be steering with your hand going over your other hand and then letting the steering wheel go as you go back to the 9 and 3 position.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:33 AM   #7
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Classic 'your mileage may vary' sort of situation. My understanding is that shuffle steering is the norm in autocross, where as on a track you keep your hands at 9+3 as much as possible since it is a rare occasion that you will have to reposition your hands (on a track) anyway.

I would just butt out and let an instructor or somebody more interested chime in BUT THIS IS THE INTERNET SO YOU ARE WRONG AND PROBABLY A NAZI

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Old 04-13-2011, 02:35 AM   #8
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:19 AM   #9
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Classic 'your mileage may vary' sort of situation. My understanding is that shuffle steering is the norm in autocross, where as on a track you keep your hands at 9+3 as much as possible since it is a rare occasion that you will have to reposition your hands (on a track) anyway.

I would just butt out and let an instructor or somebody more interested chime in BUT THIS IS THE INTERNET SO YOU ARE WRONG AND PROBABLY A NAZI

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The NORM as you call it would be to change your steering ratio for autocross so you wouldnt have to turn the wheel that much to make a tight turn. Just like Colin McRae has in that video.
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The NORM as you call it would be to change your steering ratio for autocross so you wouldnt have to turn the wheel that much to make a tight turn. Just like Colin McRae has in that video.


...but anyway, I'm not sure what you mean? I've never seen a car with an adjustable steering ratio... In a rack and pinion you'd have different sized, selectable pinions or something?
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...but anyway, I'm not sure what you mean? I've never seen a car with an adjustable steering ratio... In a rack and pinion you'd have different sized, selectable pinions or something?
why the hell would you be arguing if you dont have the slightest clue what your talking about? keep that up on this forum and people are going to look at you like they look at ericdalinda .. just a shit disturber
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Classic 'your mileage may vary' sort of situation. My understanding is that shuffle steering is the norm in autocross, where as on a track you keep your hands at 9+3 as much as possible since it is a rare occasion that you will have to reposition your hands (on a track) anyway.
Yup, you're right about the hand position. I can't even do that on most tracks, since I get a pec cramp if I try to hold my hands at anywhere near 180 degree lock (ie crossed), so I pre-grip for many turns. On auto-x, forget it.

Here's my buddy who's a repeat Solo nationals champion. Winning run from 2009. Note the pre-gripping for >180 lock turns. Also good lesson for anyone who doubts you can drift a FWD

2009 SCCA Solo Nationals from Alex Muresan on Vimeo.

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why the hell would you be arguing if you dont have the slightest clue what your talking about? keep that up on this forum and people are going to look at you like they look at ericdalinda .. just a shit disturber
Sigh. My mortal fear of being considered a troll notwithstanding, a google search for 'autocross "adjustable steering ratio"' returns exactly 2 results, both talking about Audi's fancy ADS automagic transmission options on the 2011 S4.

Moving to something I do have the slightest clue about, I can assure you that adjustable steering ratios are certainly not the NORM at autocross events in the GTA-- though admittedly we don't get too many group 4 rally cars out. If folks are running such things in more serious Solo II events, I was unable to find any information about them in a brief search, and this after all being a forum for discussion, I figured just asking might be an appropriate next step.

Though I can see already you are the sort of fellow who sees admitting ignorance as a form of weakness, and assuming it wouldn't sully the normally stellar level of discourse here to move past monolithic statements of opinion, now would be a perfect time to illuminate me.

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