Henry, that is awesome, I cant imagine your times after 10 autox events when you are used to the car. Im sorry I couldnt make it, I just got home from work, I really hope I can make the next event, see you soon!
Henry,i beat a lotus to get 1st place in ss i had dam good time over all. the power in sport mode is allways there ,i left the stability controll on next time im turning it off. i did have understeer in the the sweepers im not sure why could be tires or that i need a thicker rear swaybar or i just need to improve my driveing style or some combo of the above. this was olny my 2nd time autoxing w the f and i love it more every time my poor tires took a beating! but thats autosports! i also drove up to montreal 8hours in the f flew by the car is so smooth drove on the grand prix track what a blast! did any one else experince understeer? if so what did u do to fix it?
I have researched the Hoosier DOT radials and they do offer a 235/35/19 and a 265/35/19 DOT race radial ! Those would be a blast!I am curious to see what the IS-F would do around the track with DOT track tires not street tires. We already have a disadvantage with the 225's up front and 255's in the back.
Andy,Nice Driving !!
Doug, we should get together next time we have a IS-F Meet thru lexus..
If I had things my way..... I would have coil overs with adjustable damping, then you could use scales on each corner of the car to shift the weight around to make it more of a 50/50 weight balance-more neutral handling. I would probably then adjust the shocks to be a little stiffer all around, maybe even stiffer up front (to help battle the engine weight). I would also look at adding a bigger front sway adjustable sway bar. I would then try to fit something like an 18x10 wheel (would probably have to be a 3 pc. wheel) on all 4 corners with maybe 285/?/18 all around in a Hoosier autocross compound radial tire. It remains to be seen if a 285 would fit in the front wheel well. A 285 tire up front sure would provide some bite wouldn't it? This is just me rambling and thinking out loud. If there was enough interest, I do have the resources/knowledge to work on test fitting and possibly putting together a wheel and tire package for track/autocross use. Before I came to the world of Lexus I worked for a major 3 pc. wheel manufacturer for 13 years. Poetentially I could come up with a set of race wheels and tires with the proper offset,brake clearance, bolt circle, center bore and strength to provide to a crowd with enough interest. Something to consider! HHMMM Maybe a good winter project.fchamp; thanks for the good advice in ny autox they always have a seprate class for slicks or race tires . stock tires just cant compete! i have heard that haveing a narow tire in front sets u up for understeer and that tires of equal width are better. all the pros who drove the f at the last event all say that the car definitly needs bigger tires .in scca were in ss w the corvets who have giant rubber ! how big can the f go?