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· Inheritly Sinister
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Thanks to the wonderful foresight of our Motorsport moderators, good and important topics have been renamed, so when the day came where we could make 'stickies', we know what topics to put.

Please be Patient while we get some Bugs worked out from the Forum Move. Thanks.

<font color="red">Quick Start Guide</font>
A Quick Guide for those getting into Auto-X

<font color="red">Vehicle Setup</font>
Vehicle Dynamics: Quaife or other LSD
Vehicle Dynamics: Wheel question that requires some thought
Vehicle Dynamics: Questions for those with very hard suspensions...
Vehicle Dynamics: Spring rate balance
Vehicle Dynamics: Calling the AutoX Guru's

<font color="red">Preparation</font>
Vehicle Dynamics/Track Prep: Brakes
Vehicle Dynamics/Track Prep: Tire pressures cold & hot
Vehicle Dynamics/Track Prep: Tire pressure vs. Track temp
Vehicle Dynamics/Track Prep: An attractive alternative...To tire chalking
Vehicle Dynamics: Brakes, facts and myths
Vehicle Dynamics: StopTech White Papers/ Brake Info
Vehicle Dynamics: Axle Nut Upgrades


<font color="red">Driving Dynamics</font>
Vehicle Dynamics: Physics of Racing Series by Brian Beckman
Vehicle Dynamics: Torque Steer
Vehicle Dynamics: Rotation
Vehicle Dynamics: Is there any possibility that I'll flip my car???
Vehicle Dynamics: ABS???
Vehicle Dynamics: Weight Transfer Q??
Vehicle Dynamics: Corner Exit understeer!
Vehicle Dynamics: Limited slip discussion, ATB vs. Clutch.

<font color="red">Technique</font>
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: Newb 101: How do I learn to left foot brake?
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: Throttle Control
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: Another shifting question?
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: How to DRIVE an automatic?
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: Heel-toe w/ stock pedals
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: DRIFTING
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: E-brake as a cornering tool
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: Hand, foot & seating position
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: Look Where You're GOING!!!
Vehicle Dynamics/Driving: Left Foot Braking

<font color="red">Reading List</font>
Vehicle Setup and Driving Textbooks

Grassroots Motorsports Tire Test 2005
 

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Re: Vehicle Dynamics - A recommended reading list

Egz, You ROCK!!!!

I just got home from work, so I hadn't made the post yet, but I like what you've done more than what I was going to do.
THANKS for your Efforts!!!

 

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Re: Vehicle Dynamics - A recommended reading list

Damn Egz! Nice job! I didn't even realize you guys had compiled so many vehicle dynamics threads. Time to do some re-reading.
 

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Thank Goodness you compiled this list before the "Search" was Temporarily Disabled.....

 

· Inheritly Sinister
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Re: Vehicle Dynamics - A recommended reading list

none of teh links work for me.
 

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WOW.. Thanks so much for saving this guys, I just spent two hours reading every one of those threads. I can't believe how many times the proverbial light bulb turned on in my head. I've got a few pages of notes to go over now, but WOW that's like the Ford Focus guide to vehicle dynamics and driving.

My favorite part was a comment by Michael in the ABS post. "Auto-X is Largely Go Like Hell, Brake Like Hell, and Turn as required".

Thanks
 

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Hey,
I'm interested in all this!,
BUT I don't know how to navigate these web sites. How do I find these articles.
Please be specific, I'm computer troubled.
Thanks,
 

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OOPS! Can some mod edit all the links... they all point to the OLD IP address of FJ.
Will do...
I'll try to do it Sometime tonight.
Sorry I've been Delinquent.
 

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There!!!
All Links are Edited and Tested.

Enjoy.
 

· Official [FJ] Distinguished Advisor
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Egz, you are AWESOME! Moderators, everybody else: thanks for making access to these materials easier for the n00b.

 

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Thanks MichaelXi.

At the time of this post, I've only read the thread re: 'stiff suspension'- where thanks also go to P-51 and especially WeldingRod for his time, experience and unselfishness in posting all that welding info.
 

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what do i need to bring? a short list-extra oil, brake and power steering fluid; white shoe polish for numbers,long sleeved sirt and pants, comfortable soft shoes, sneakers etal that allow you to work pedals easily; tire pressue guage; torque wrench; jack; water or gatorade (save the beer for after!); spare fan belt (debris from track can kill them); a good attitude; remember that road racers are the friendliest people on earth-if you need something, i am sure it can be borrowed. i'll think of more later!
 
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