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Old 12-03-2017, 03:42 AM   #1
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Made the switch from HS to STF

I've done autocross before in my stock Yaris sedan, competing in HS back in 2014/15. I've always wanted to mod my car but that wasn't an option due to college at the time. Now that I've graduated college and got me a job, I had time to finally work on my car

I took the advice from the veterans here at SCCA Hawaii of starting with tires and suspension. These are the current mods I have:

BC Racing Coilovers (5k springs front / 3k rear)
16" SSR Type F Wheels (thanks Terrorize!!)
Federal 595 Evo Tires (thanks Terrorize!!)
TRD Rear Sway Bar

I had some help from Tom from Armstrong Racing on his forum (which I didn't know he was also on here till recently ) with install & setting up my coilovers for street/track use.

I think my next mod will be a Schroth Rallye Racing Harneses. I hate bracing my leg up against the door and center console during a hard turn. I feel like it affects my times since I'm always adjusting myself to prior to the turn vs actually focusing on where the car should be. Some of the other guys in STF also race with a 4 pt harness and they've been putting some serious times.

I'll probably stay in STF for awhile. I don't have a big budget to spend modifying my car plus it's also my daily so I need it to be somewhat comfortable on the street.

Some pictures from my first autocross race in stf


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Old 12-04-2017, 11:34 AM   #2
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Nice. Next add some toe out up front that will give you more mid corner grip. I run .15 out on either side (whatever that equates to in inches i have no idea)
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:41 AM   #3
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Looking good! Mods are nice too. I figure you're running the wheels dual duty as daily and autox?
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:39 AM   #4
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Nice. Next add some toe out up front that will give you more mid corner grip. I run .15 out on either side (whatever that equates to in inches i have no idea)
I'll probably do this after I get an alignment later this month along with getting some camber bolts to run a little negative camber.

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Looking good! Mods are nice too. I figure you're running the wheels dual duty as daily and autox?
Yup!! I could put my oem wheels but I like how this combo looks on my car. I might try to run these till the end of the autocross season. Hopefully by then I can get new tires ready to mount.
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