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Old 27-04-2010, 07:47 PM   #141
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Dean's MX5 is the third MX5 I have driven on that skidpan and the most uncontrollable one I have driven. We later discussed suspension setups, and came to the conclusion that the settings were also wrong. I don't think it was solely the tyres at fault. although the are regular strret touring tyres. Dean also did say also that he wished he had brought his semi-slick tyres also. So with the Achilles tyres fitted, suspension settings changed, it'll be a weapon on the pan.
Next Time Gadget, Next Time!!! Mwaaahahahahah! Once it was sideways it was pretty controllable but i need to work a lot harder on and off the throttle than the Holden as i don't have the weight to keep the motion going. But Agreed Ryan the tyres let me down. They are over 4 years old according to the year thingy on the sidewall maybe they've gone hard and has turned them useless.
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Old 27-04-2010, 08:30 PM   #142
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So has anyone sticked with the seating position that Greg asked us to try out? I have (had to move the tilt 5cm up) and found that not only do I have better control of the car in normal driving conditions, but I aint getting bad back aches no more
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Old 27-04-2010, 09:04 PM   #143
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I have moved the seating position back one notch from how he said and but left it the 10 cm further forward for the trip home.
I felt uncomfortable the way he said to sit.
Does anyone else with a BJ drive with the seat raised up for a better driving position
I find I can see about 3 m closer to the front.
I'm looking down the bonnet rater than across
I 'm not that tall though.
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Old 27-04-2010, 09:06 PM   #144
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we can raise our seats?
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Old 27-04-2010, 09:29 PM   #145
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So has anyone sticked with the seating position that Greg asked us to try out? I have (had to move the tilt 5cm up) and found that not only do I have better control of the car in normal driving conditions, but I aint getting bad back aches no more
I've been sitting like that since 2007. A different instructor got me do to it back then.
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Old 27-04-2010, 09:46 PM   #146
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Personally i leave the rear low as possible but i tilt the front to get some "grip"

mind i am in this case fairly tall

and yes BB the 2 knobs on the seat base turn em and away you goooo~
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Old 27-04-2010, 10:02 PM   #147
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I have moved the seating position back one notch from how he said and but left it the 10 cm further forward for the trip home.
I felt uncomfortable the way he said to sit.
Does anyone else with a BJ drive with the seat raised up for a better driving position
I find I can see about 3 m closer to the front.
I'm looking down the bonnet rater than across
I 'm not that tall though.
I have to have mine low due to my long legs, which sounds odd considering im short too

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I've been sitting like that since 2007. A different instructor got me do to it back then.
Makes a huge difference, went for a squirt down Mt Cootha yesterday, car handled great, but will make it better with a bigger rear sway bar & better tyres
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Old 27-04-2010, 10:39 PM   #148
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I did the same as Phil and moved it back one notch - still about 3-4 notches forward of where I had it before. I think that I will get used to it

I have the height on my seat set to the lowest possible setting. Although I dont see any reason not to raise it up. I think that I have tried having the front higher than the back but it was too annoying. I will do some experimenting over the next few weeks to see what works.
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Old 27-04-2010, 11:18 PM   #149
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why did he tell u to move the seats backs forward?
for hand controll or something else?
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Old 27-04-2010, 11:20 PM   #150
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why did he tell u to move the seats backs forward?
for hand control or something else?
Brings arms closer allowing less energy to turn wheel - effectively using the weight of your arms to steer.

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To date the '2' hasn't failed to keep up with my BA on drifting :P

Also Dean, your MX-5 looked awesome - first time i saw it - you go racer! Tune that suspension to drift glory!

I've tried moving my seat forwards and closer to a right angle - as before it was tilted back. But really the BA seats are that low already!

PS: Nerf causes sudden sideways action - fact.


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Old 27-04-2010, 11:24 PM   #151
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why did he tell u to move the seats backs forward?
for hand controll or something else?
Basically yes, try it, before I was steering more with my shoulders, but with tilting the seat forward, it moves your upper body forward, and you can control the steering wheel with less hand movement
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Old 27-04-2010, 11:27 PM   #152
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To date the '2' hasn't failed to keep up with my BA on drifting :P

Also Dean, your MX-5 looked awesome - first time i saw it - you go racer! Tune that suspension to drift glory!

I've tried moving my seat forwards and closer to a right angle - as before it was tilted back. But really the BA seats are that low already!

PS: Nerf causes sudden sideways action - fact.


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If anything I thought you'd have to bring the seat up considering how low you are atm
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Old 27-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #153
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If anything I thought you'd have to bring the seat up considering how low you are atm
I'm a low rider at heart my friend.

Also below seems related to the subject somehow.

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Old 28-04-2010, 06:32 AM   #154
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I put mine one notch back as I found it was getting uncomfortable on my arms being so close but it is still closer than it was before.

Argh Pedo Bear has turned blue!!!!
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Old 28-04-2010, 07:53 AM   #155
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LOL @ Steve's attachment.

Greg didn't go through with lower body placement with you guys. There is a correct distance to set you lower seat rest from your pedals, then you adjust your back rest according to your reach.

On my BA, I have the seat rest on the lowest height setting, and the back rest at 15-20 degrees. But I do change the distance from the pedal 2 notches forward depending on the footwear I am wearing. Thinner sole shoes (ie- my racing shoe) I need to be 1-2cm closer to the pedals.

If anyone wants me to go through it sometime in a future AGT event, I am happy to do so.

p.s. Glad you guys had a great day guys.
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Old 28-04-2010, 08:40 AM   #156
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Thinner sole shoes (ie- my racing shoe) I need to be 1-2cm closer to the pedals.
My racing shoes are my bare feet - also they were wet most of the day lol
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Old 28-04-2010, 08:47 AM   #157
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oh ok i gotcha iv been taught to drive like that since b4 i had my p's the way i was taught is to have your seat so ur as upright as possible while stil comfertable and have distance adjusted so knees have a slight bend at full pedal extension. The wrists should be able to sit on the top of the steering wheel with a bend in the elbow while shoulders are flat, thats what i was taught its worked for me so far haha
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Old 28-04-2010, 09:40 AM   #158
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i use to be bad for the 1 hand driving with my right arm stretched at 11 on the wheel, so this has worked in my favour
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Old 28-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #159
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Here is a Youtube link to a video clip of some of the cars on the skidpan during the Motorkhana towards the end of the day.
Motokhana
I will upload more videos and photos when I have time.
If any one wants a higher quality copy please let me know.
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Old 28-04-2010, 12:39 PM   #160
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My racing shoes are my bare feet - also they were wet most of the day lol
Thats cause you kept hitting cones
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