MK2 and autocrossing

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MK2 and autocrossing

Postby delo24 on May Tue 11, 2010 11:14 am

Any of you guys autocross using a MK2? I have an 89 that i am looking into making for autocross, would like to get some info/feedback, even some pics?
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby ValveFloat on May Tue 11, 2010 12:29 pm

I autocrossed a Mk2 for a couple seasons.
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It was a fun car, mostly stock. It had HOR springs, Boge turbogas shocks, and I maxed out the negative camber in the front.
I say go for it, just about any car is good for autocross when you start out. Once you get more experience (or maybe you already do) you want to tweek the suspension and get good tires.
Get a copy of Volkswagen-Sport-Tuning, the guy that wrote it won his class at the solo nationals with a Mk2 Jetta once or twice.
And if you don't have it already download the Solo rulebook: http://www.scca.com/contentpage.aspx?content=61

Have fun! :unibrow:
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby kompressorgolf on May Tue 11, 2010 2:24 pm

auto xing a mk2 is great fun, and can do pretty damn well with minimal setup.

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BUT, they arent 68 911's
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hell, even the beetle wasnt too bad.
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but can and will perform very well! at the end of the day, you could be driving a bread van, and have fun,

p.s. nice to see ya around again Delo!
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby delo24 on May Tue 11, 2010 7:16 pm

Thanks kokompressorgolf! Currently, my MK2 has a 1.8t(unfinished) but I am looking into putting my 16v back into it. The current mods that the car would have already for autocross would be ST coilovers, 02a tranny with stage 1 clutch kit, exhuast, and should have a roll cage as well...

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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby Roadhog on May Tue 11, 2010 7:50 pm

too low to autocross. It will handle poorly.
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby delo24 on May Tue 11, 2010 7:57 pm

Im sure its too low, its too low to drive around town here. I will raise it once I decide on different wheels and tires.

The inner fenders are also cut and smoothed as well...
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby Darkside on May Tue 11, 2010 8:46 pm

never too low to autocross. haha Here is a pic of my friend autocrossing in Oregon.
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby delo24 on May Tue 11, 2010 9:07 pm

Darkside wrote:never too low to autocross. haha Here is a pic of my friend autocrossing in Oregon.
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Very nice. And if you are never too low, here ya go:
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby Darkside on May Tue 11, 2010 9:08 pm

perfect :) haha
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Re: MK2 and autocrossing

Postby Roadhog on May Tue 11, 2010 9:09 pm

Darkside wrote:never too low to autocross. haha Here is a pic of my friend autocrossing in Oregon.
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Sure, but that is a full blown track car. I am sure it has other mods to correct the suspension geometry from dropping it. Just lowering a VW makes it handle poorly.
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