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Re: AUTOCROSS CRAZY!!!! (archive)

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Posted by JimC on January 30, 2001 at 21:11:11:

In Reply to: AUTOCROSS CRAZY!!!! posted by Grey 5 on January 29, 2001 at 14:35:09:

I too had been bitten by the AutoX bug. I have been running AutoX for the last 10 years with my old 1983 533i. During that time I have been very successful at winning my class and even the championship. I run with the BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA) and enjoy the competition as well as hanging with other Bimmer enthusiasts, like here as well!

The best modifications to run in my opinion are: #1 Tires (Good street tires or better yet DOT approved Racing tires) #2 Performance Swaybars. #3 A good performance computer chip #4 Limited slip differential (if your car isn't so equipped) #5 Lowered springs. All other changes, other than these, that I made were only minor improvements. Focus on these and as you hone your skills (actually the biggest and best improvement you could ever make!) you will be amazed how an old car can still be very competitive! Keep the E28 faith going!!!

1983 533i
Hey all!

I went and checked out some autocrossing action this weekend (my 2nd time) and had a blast! I was wondering how many of you 5-er drivers participate in auto-X? You see, I'm thinking about getting the 533i out there pretty soon. If anyone is willing to share their experiences of driving the e28 at an auto-X event, I would love to hear them. Perhaps some of you would be willing to share some of the upgrades and modifications you've had success with? Oh, one last thing...what classes are you guys or gals running in? Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated. Thanks.

1976 2002 (for sale)
1983 533i (Dinan stage 3 suspension, screaming auto-X)

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