Let's see those Autocrossing Foci!

Messages
136
Likes
0
#1
Here is mine 2001 Zx3 Focus started in STF class but due to a lack of interior and abundance of adjustable suspension I've been moved in to the EP class and im loving it!
 
Last edited:

bringler26

New Member
Messages
84
Likes
6
#8
Focus looks like it's running great Brett.
It definitely seems to be running well for its age!

Here are a few photos from the weekend autocross. I had two decent runs and then two terrible runs because I got over eager. No video because my video camera died.









 
Messages
84
Likes
6
#9
[video=youtube_share;ERRF3w3FI-o]https://youtu.be/ERRF3w3FI-o[/video]

Learned a lot two weeks ago. I need to drive slower to go faster.
 
Messages
84
Likes
6
#10
From Last weekend.





[video=youtube_share;GRk2wu1w5us]https://youtu.be/GRk2wu1w5us[/video]

[video=youtube;-QaItAHkPBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QaItAHkPBE[/video]
 
Messages
84
Likes
6
#12
Been awhile here's an update, I've running a lot htis year and have had good luck until a few weekends ago. Appears I have damaged the front passenger coil and/or strut causing the coil spring to collapse on itself and the car rides noticeably lower.

On a good note from that weekend, my wife drove for her first time and loved it!

Afternoon course sucked because there was a portion where I was airborne every run. Definitely have to fix something up front now as you can hear some of the obnoxious clunking...

[video=youtube;Vb6MY1H-Sw0]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb6MY1H-Sw0[/video]

[video=youtube;9_asa4rCijw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_asa4rCijw[/video]


My Runs:

[video=youtube;75demHUIsVA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75demHUIsVA[/video]

[video=youtube;wVE7YxBjFjA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVE7YxBjFjA[/video]
 
Messages
84
Likes
6
#14
Great vids Brett, you plan on taking the new ST out there soon?
Definitely! I should be doing one on the 24th. The ST got nominated to Autocross duty until I can tear down the ZX3 and diagnose why the passenger spring is collapsed under the weight of the car.

Only problem is that I'll be on the pirelli all seasons that Ford put on some of the ST's.
 

bringler26

New Member
Messages
84
Likes
6
#16
I am not sure yet. I have to pull the whole strut and investigate further. I am hoping that the spring broke and the strut is fine. When the car is in the air, the spring looks normal, with the weight of the car it collapses on it self. I am almost wondering if the spring lost its yield strength for some reason.
 
Messages
84
Likes
6
#17
Ran my ST yesterday with my Wife. ZX3 will be shelved from autox duty for awhile. ST will be getting GS prepped effective immediately.

My Runs
[video=youtube;2DC3vG0EyO8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DC3vG0EyO8&t=7s[/video]

Wife's Runs
[video=youtube;EWVGbZlonNo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWVGbZlonNo&t=3s[/video]
 

Tom

Administrator
Messages
388
Likes
1
#18
Wow Brett great run. Your wife is a better driver than I am lol. I surprise the Prius has a class too.
 
Messages
84
Likes
6
#19
Wow Brett great run. Your wife is a better driver than I am lol. I surprise the Prius has a class too.
The Prius is in HS. It is pretty good on really small courses but on larger courses it pretty much gets slaughtered.

I ordered some 17x8's and some 245/40R17 RE71r's last evening to finish this season and get me to nationals next year in the ST. After looking at the changes to next years classes my ZX3 would be awful to take. Tire Rack said my parts should be here Thursday!
 

Tom

Administrator
Messages
388
Likes
1
#20
The Prius is in HS. It is pretty good on really small courses but on larger courses it pretty much gets slaughtered.

I ordered some 17x8's and some 245/40R17 RE71r's last evening to finish this season and get me to nationals next year in the ST. After looking at the changes to next years classes my ZX3 would be awful to take. Tire Rack said my parts should be here Thursday!
Do you use the RE71r as mainly track tires or drive on them year round?
 


Top