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FL5 (BS?) Autocross Thread

Geezer

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Did not see one so figured I would start one. Pretty much confirmed now that oem wheels are 19x9.5 50mm offset. 18x9.5 et 45 will likely be the way to go and that spec wheel is easy to find. What tire to run? 285-30-18? 295-30-18 if it fits without rubbing? Will the car be in BS given the FK8 LE was put in BS and the FL5 is quicker around a road course than the LE? Can it be competitive in BS? Feel free to add your 2 cents.

 

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Race this thing? I think NOT!

It's my grocery getter.
 

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I would bet it will go to BS like the LE. (I personally thinks its ridiculous the FK8 LE is in BS, but SCCA classing is weird at times) I hope a 285 could fit since some of the FK8s were running 275s. also awesome that we can run 18s in street class now too.
 

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Race this thing? I think NOT!

It's my grocery getter.
Everyone knows that autocross isn’t real racing. 😉

Side note: Your car is more likely to get damaged in a grocery store parking lot by a soccer mom or stray cart!

Until we know curb weight and power figures it’s too hard to say. I hope it’s in the same class as the standard FK8. Will be lame if it can only compete against a super rare FK8 that you’ll likely never see at your local autocross event.
 


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Everyone knows that autocross isn’t real racing. 😉

Side note: Your car is more likely to get damaged in a grocery store parking lot by a soccer mom or stray cart!

Until we know curb weight and power figures it’s too hard to say. I hope it’s in the same class as the standard FK8. Will be lame if it can only compete against a super rare FK8 that you’ll likely never see at your local autocross event.
At least locally all of the DS guys are hoping its not going to DS 🤣 We have 4 or 5 regulars all with co drivers and one of them is first in line for the FL5
 
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I hope it lands in DS too for the record I run an FK8 now in DS the fact that you can stuff so much tire on it may make it the car to beat. BS would be some BS having to compete with the GR Supra M2 etc.

 

 
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