Returning after a few years.

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Fred Sullivan
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Returning after a few years.

Post by Fred Sullivan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:15 pm

Just wanted to say hi, it’s been a few years but I’m coming back to run on Sunday. This will be my first event driving a front wheel drive car and could use any tips or pointers anyone could give me. Specifically Driving techniques in regards to front wheel drive and staying in boost. Im not a left foot breaker, maybe it’s time to learn. If you see the red civic si pop by and say hi.

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Sean Fenstermacher
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Re: Returning after a few years.

Post by Sean Fenstermacher » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:52 pm

Welcome back!

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Mike Simanyi
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Re: Returning after a few years.

Post by Mike Simanyi » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:59 pm

How did it work for you Fred?

I'm not a FWD person, but it seems to me you want to be on the gas a lot earlier coming out of turns in FWD than RWD.

How was the throttle response on your car? I haven't driven one yet, but it seems like they should be getting to the point where these F.I. cars don't suffer huge lag.

Scott McHugh
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Re: Returning after a few years.

Post by Scott McHugh » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:10 am


Just saw your post, or I would have come over and said hi at Sunday's event.

I have some good experience with FWD (and RWD too), and would be happy to give you some input at future events that I attend. I don't attend all the events but will be sure to stop by and say hello when I do.

Your new Civic Si is a great car. Hope you had fun at Sunday's event.

BTW, have you researched via you tube how to fully turn off the traction control on your Civic? It's a multi-step procedure that takes about a minute.


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