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7-13-2018 Lurkers, don't be shy come in and say Hi (Finally Friday Workchat)

It seems like there are numerous amounts of people that just lurk around these threads reading but never post. If you are one of those people go ahead and join in on this workchat. Tell us a little bit about yourself and/or your Cobalt,G5,Ion,HHR or anything else you want.
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Hi my name is Ray and I have a 09 tc. And I like to lick windows.
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Hi my name is Ray and I have a 09 tc. And I like to lick windows.
do you wear a helmet and use crayons?
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Welcome Ray. How did you get into window licking?
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Been driving my car to and from work and no trans fluid is dripping out. Must not have a bad axle seal and assuming I overfilled it a bit and it sloshed out the vent cap.
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Didn't mean to kill the conversation. Just giving an update on what's going on on my end lol. Also finally installed a receiver hitch on my truck. Hopefully no more scraping the ass end of my trailer anytime trying to go up any kind of incline.
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Anyone going to the CED get together?
I would if it wasn't almost 9 hours from here. One of these times im gonna take the time off and go.

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Been driving my car to and from work and no trans fluid is dripping out. Must not have a bad axle seal and assuming I overfilled it a bit and it sloshed out the vent cap.
That's good, only thing I can think of why it would. That or it foamed a bit and burped out.
Another note, you got any tips for first time autox? Probably going to one sunday and I have never been. Anything I should def know?
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When and where is the CED weekend party? I went to their BBQ last year in August which was fun.
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I would if it wasn't almost 9 hours from here. One of these times im gonna take the time off and go.



That's good, only thing I can think of why it would. That or it foamed a bit and burped out.
Another note, you got any tips for first time autox? Probably going to one sunday and I have never been. Anything I should def know?



Tires make all the difference in the world. Don't expect to keep up with 200TW autocross tires on all seasons. Also tire pressure makes a significant difference. Lower pressure will yield you more grip but also more sidewall roll and higher pressure will lower the grip but also stiffen the sidewalls. Took me a while to find a good pressure ratio that works for my setup. At first I ran too much tire pressure because I was rolling over onto the sidewall but that wasn't because of under-inflation, it was because I was trying to over-drive the tires. I am actually faster with less pressure/more grip and the sidewalls won't roll over if I don't overdrive the tires. I run 35-36 psi in the front and 32-33 psi in the rear because I have found with my rear sway bar my back will step out suddenly and I can't regain control as easy with even tire pressure so I run less pressure in the rear for more rear grip. You will have to play with it. If you want more over-steer run higher pressure in the rear, if you want more under steer run lower pressure in the rear. Find the best balance between grip and tire roll. If you see marks on your tire sidewall you either need more pressure or are taking the corners too aggressively.



Also tire pressure will increase dramatically as the tires warm up each round. I usually gain 1 to 2 psi the whole round. I let air out after each run.


Edit: For your first event though I wouldn't try to worry about things to much. Just drive the car as close to the limit as you can and have fun.

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Tires make all the difference in the world. Don't expect to keep up with 200TW autocross tires on all seasons. Also tire pressure makes a significant difference. Lower pressure will yield you more grip but also more sidewall roll and higher pressure will lower the grip but also stiffen the sidewalls. Took me a while to find a good pressure ratio that works for my setup. At first I ran too much tire pressure because I was rolling over onto the sidewall but that wasn't because of under-inflation, it was because I was trying to over-drive the tires. I am actually faster with less pressure/more grip and the sidewalls won't roll over if I don't overdrive the tires. I run 35-36 psi in the front and 32-33 psi in the rear because I have found with my rear sway bar my back will step out suddenly and I can't regain control as easy with even tire pressure so I run less pressure in the rear for more rear grip. You will have to play with it. If you want more over-steer run higher pressure in the rear, if you want more under steer run lower pressure in the rear. Find the best balance between grip and tire roll. If you see marks on your tire sidewall you either need more pressure or are taking the corners too aggressively.



Also tire pressure will increase dramatically as the tires warm up each round. I usually gain 1 to 2 psi the whole round. I let air out after each run.


Edit: For your first event though I wouldn't try to worry about things to much. Just drive the car as close to the limit as you can and have fun.
Ok, im gonna try and take it "easy" through the first run or two and see how it is/check the tires over. I think I might run it low in the rear like you do so I don't have surprise oversteer. Ill shoot for 35 front and 32 rear. Thanks for the tips. Now lets hope I don't make a fool of myself.
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Ok, im gonna try and take it "easy" through the first run or two and see how it is/check the tires over. I think I might run it low in the rear like you do so I don't have surprise oversteer. Ill shoot for 35 front and 32 rear. Thanks for the tips. Now lets hope I don't make a fool of myself.

I have Powell rear hardcore bar. If you don't have rear sway bar, which will make the back step out easier, I would start with even pressure all around and go from there.
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Ok ill try that, what psi should I go with 35 or 32? I guess I need to check and see what kind tires I have though. I forgot what they were since they came with them when I bought the car.
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It will depend on the tire as the sidewall construction is a significant factor. I would start high and let it out until you get to a point were you are just about to roll over on the sidewall. Many people suggest using chalk. It's easier to let air out as most times you won't have time to add air between runs. I would start at 38 with a tire without stiff sidewalls and 36 maybe less for stiffer sidewall tires. Though I think you have 18" wheels so you will naturally already have stiffer sidewalls than me so you may get away with less tire pressure than I have.
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Check'd in. Weathers been really nice in NY so I have been using the conv a bunch

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Yea im on the factory 18's, ill check the tire out when I get home and do some research. may pm you later if you don't mind.
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Check'd in. Weathers been really nice in NY so I have been using the conv a bunch

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Half day today. I get to actually enjoy some of the nice weather and clean my car.
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Half day today. I get to actually enjoy some of the nice weather and clean my car.
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