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Post by BigSkyVR6Caddy » Nov Thu 08, 2007 8:56 pm

This is great info!... hopefully I will have the Caddy ready for the first bozo local event... Is there a race class for a VR6 mk1 with LSD? ~How many other Bozeman VW club members would be in this class? Thanks... Jim

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Post by Rennwagen1 » Nov Thu 08, 2007 8:59 pm

I am pretty sure that would be classed in XP, which is X Prepared, since the VR6 never came in a MK1. That is pretty much an open class. YOu may have noone in your class, or you may have some heavy competition. There is only one guy I know of that runs in XP around here and he runs a 500+ hp Shelby Cobra clone. You are going to need to do some serious suspension setup with a VR in a caddy......
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Post by BigSkyVR6Caddy » Nov Thu 08, 2007 11:38 pm

Rennwagen1 wrote:I am pretty sure that would be classed in XP, which is X Prepared, since the VR6 never came in a MK1. That is pretty much an open class. YOu may have noone in your class, or you may have some heavy competition. There is only one guy I know of that runs in XP around here and he runs a 500+ hp Shelby Cobra clone. You are going to need to do some serious suspension setup with a VR in a caddy......
I agree... I don't think autocross is in the cards for the vr6 caddy project.
I have never driven one of these courses and this setup is probably not the best way to start out. Thanks for the info.

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Post by Checkers » Nov Fri 09, 2007 12:22 am

BigSkyVR6Caddy wrote:
Rennwagen1 wrote:I am pretty sure that would be classed in XP, which is X Prepared, since the VR6 never came in a MK1. That is pretty much an open class. YOu may have noone in your class, or you may have some heavy competition. There is only one guy I know of that runs in XP around here and he runs a 500+ hp Shelby Cobra clone. You are going to need to do some serious suspension setup with a VR in a caddy......
I agree... I don't think autocross is in the cards for the vr6 caddy project.
I have never driven one of these courses and this setup is probably not the best way to start out. Thanks for the info.
BUT you do need to come out and run a few times for fun! No need to be competitive! Just have fun! You are always welcome to race at all events.
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Post by Rennwagen1 » Nov Fri 09, 2007 10:04 pm

Hell, I'll take you for some laps if you make it to Missoula/Helena/Ronan! COme out for the fun of it!!
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Post by Rennwagen1 » Nov Wed 14, 2007 11:45 pm

A new post for some clicks, and also some pics for inspiration!

Some pics for inspiration!!

Spencer keepin' it real in the rain in Ronan!
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SOme guy that runs in the Seattle area, I hear he does pretty well. I guess except for the cone, but the car is tight.
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Post by Roadhog » Nov Wed 14, 2007 11:53 pm

lol cool. They need to update the site with new piktars. :(

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Re: Your First Autocross

Post by Reverend » Aug Tue 24, 2010 10:06 pm

i found this video to be a great first timer watch.
http://vimeo.com/12067348

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