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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
May 29, 2015 08:23PM
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If in rally everybody but 2-3 were in Dodge Colt Vistas, the only thing you learn is how shitty and out of place a stock car is..
Hardly much insight.

That would be hardly much insight for people on the outside looking in. But for people on the inside, I say they would learn a lot. Having equal equipment is the single best way to compare drivers, and gauge ones own performance. Sure they would lose to the 2-3 guys running Subies, but that wouldn't matter in the long run. Focus on driving ability first, and upgrade to a real car when the time is right.

Funny you mention autocross. My personal belief is that autocross is the best place to start to learn racing skills. It's a very low-risk environment, so you can push to the limit and beyond with no consequences except embarrassment. Finding the limit of a car is like finding the bottom of a lake with a fishing line, you have to hit it a few times first. Then you learn to hold it at the sweet spot. That's impossible to (cheaply or safely) learn in rally or even rallyx, where there's trees and rocks threatening you at every turn. Even experienced drivers slow down more than necessary most of the time.
AutoX is also a place to find some great drivers, that just have no time or budget for anything else. So depending on your location, you may be up against some real talent that can teach you a lot.

I was instructing at an autoX school one year. At the end of the day, instructors were taking students out in their own car for some fun runs. One student I took out, as we approached the first turn we went past her comfort zone far enough for her to yell "WHOA!" probably 4 or 5 times before we reached my braking point. By the corner exit she was laughing. Lessons like that are much more difficult in any environment except autoX.



Right now, someone somewhere is practicing. And when you face him, he will beat you.



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
May 29, 2015 10:58PM
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The best drivers come from where the competition is toughest---and the equipment is some fairly realistic approximation of "the real thing"...
True. NASCAR has the most competition in this country. And even though the skill set NASCAR drivers have is quite different than other forms of motorsports, I still see these drivers do great when they go to international competitions, like the ROC or Dakar etc...
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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 01, 2015 09:47AM
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Matt B... you know you want it... bad. come on DOOO EEEET

Yaris is a Paseo with modern tech and more power. I could win races with one of those things!

We could have been 1st in B-Spec instead of 8th in OL. smileys with beer A Yaris would be fun but I've got plans for another FWD brewing.
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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 01, 2015 07:26PM
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If in rally everybody but 2-3 were in Dodge Colt Vistas, the only thing you learn is how shitty and out of place a stock car is..
Hardly much insight.

That would be hardly much insight for people on the outside looking in. But for people on the inside, I say they would learn a lot. Having equal equipment is the single best way to compare drivers, and gauge ones own performance. Sure they would lose to the 2-3 guys running Subies, but that wouldn't matter in the long run. Focus on driving ability first, and upgrade to a real car when the time is right.

Funny you mention autocross. My personal belief is that autocross is the best place to start to learn racing skills. It's a very low-risk environment, so you can push to the limit and beyond with no consequences except embarrassment. Finding the limit of a car is like finding the bottom of a lake with a fishing line, you have to hit it a few times first. Then you learn to hold it at the sweet spot. That's impossible to (cheaply or safely) learn in rally or even rallyx, where there's trees and rocks threatening you at every turn. Even experienced drivers slow down more than necessary most of the time.
AutoX is also a place to find some great drivers, that just have no time or budget for anything else. So depending on your location, you may be up against some real talent that can teach you a lot.

I was instructing at an autoX school one year. At the end of the day, instructors were taking students out in their own car for some fun runs. One student I took out, as we approached the first turn we went past her comfort zone far enough for her to yell "WHOA!" probably 4 or 5 times before we reached my braking point. By the corner exit she was laughing. Lessons like that are much more difficult in any environment except autoX.

Do autocrossers autocross in the rain?
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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 01, 2015 07:50PM
I think they do unless there is lightning or if big puddles start forming.
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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 03, 2015 08:59AM
Saw a Yaris rallying at the weekend. eye popping smiley

Car was spotted in this year's wee Jim Clark rally last weekend. It appears in the results below. It was being driven in a pretty spirited manner. thumbs up

http://www.flyingfinish.co.uk/2015/events/000008/internet/raceclas.php

Found a pic of the mighty Yaris from earlier in the year.





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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 03, 2015 11:28AM
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Saw a Yaris rallying at the weekend. eye popping smiley

Car was spotted in this year's wee Jim Clark rally last weekend. It appears in the results below. It was being driven in a pretty spirited manor. thumbs up

http://www.flyingfinish.co.uk/2015/events/000008/internet/raceclas.php

Not bad! Beat every single Land Rover on every stage!

Gonna sell off all the Wee Dubya scrap you have and jump on the band wagon now?



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 03, 2015 04:23PM
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Saw a Yaris rallying at the weekend. eye popping smiley

Car was spotted in this year's wee Jim Clark rally last weekend. It appears in the results below. It was being driven in a pretty spirited manner. thumbs up

http://www.flyingfinish.co.uk/2015/events/000008/internet/raceclas.php

Found a pic of the mighty Yaris from earlier in the year.

Shirley that car won overall right?
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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 03, 2015 09:17PM
thats an echo!echo!echo!. sweet



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 07, 2015 06:14PM
Hey John V, can I call you Monday the 8th about coilovers for my CRX? Around 330 pacific time?



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 07, 2015 06:38PM
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Hey John V, can I call you Monday the 8th about coilovers for my CRX? Around 330 pacific time?


Make it about 3.40 or so..Gotta get my girlies from school..
Those fawkers use a "Socket in" and pinch type strut like dis:


Gonna hafta know REAL accurately what the diameter of the poke in part is going to need to be---that's just like the Xratties I like so much so the concept isn't new...

Also, have to know what the top mount is like--where the bearing is...

The rear is the first car that i saw with what now is common regarding the use of a flat stamping for the main North/South part, so like the Fuckus and the Volvo S-whatever and many later Honjas you can beef that up by just laying a V of some CrMo tubing and zapping it on..Cheap and easy.

So dimensions dimensions dimensions...

And some "pretty good" idea of real weight, and F-r %



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 07, 2015 06:45PM
Would you rather me measure this stuff first, then call? I'll try to get it measured after work tomorrow, I should have time. I don't really know about weight front and rear though. I'd probably have to get back to you on that part.



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 07, 2015 08:02PM
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Would you rather me measure this stuff first, then call? I'll try to get it measured after work tomorrow, I should have time. I don't really know about weight front and rear though. I'd probably have to get back to you on that part.

Gonna need that diameter and lengths sooner of later

And an idea of the top mount---or the flat area where the top mounts bolts up to so we can think of easy to get alternates.

And you can call later as long as you're semi-coherent.. Me? never not semi-coherent..



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 07, 2015 08:12PM
I'll measure and call you at 340 tomorrow.



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Re: Toyota Yaris Stage Car
June 07, 2015 08:12PM
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I'll measure and call you at 340 tomorrow.

Okie dokie.



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