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    Autocrossing a Subaru 360

    Willamette Motor Club's Oregon state fairgrounds Paterson Memorial Autocross in Salem Oregon Sunday Aug. 5th 2012. What a riot !. Have you ever wondered if a tiny 25hp Subaru 360 Sedan and a Novice driver could compete against cars with 500hp? It shocked me and everyone else how well my little 1969 Subaru 360 Sedan did. It wasn't the fastest car. No, as a matter of fact it was very you can't take your eyes off hairy-scary. The good: It corners on dime, you point it, it goes! It is also balanced well. Crazy fun!, by far the most fun to drive. No cones were harmed, at least on all my runs I didn't knock over a single cone. It fits anywhere on track, there are no tight spots ! The bad: It's underpowered, but, thats good..... If it had more power it would go faster and I'd have rolled it like an egg. I did find it's cornering limits and that's the hairy scary part. The Subie runs on the ragged edge of safe when racing. The rear suspension is fixed, another words, there is no outer rear CV joint. So, the rear wheels follow the arc of the trailing arm, and in high speed corners when the car's weight is shifted, it positive camber's a whole bunch. Whoa!. Pucker me timbers!. Not the greatest set up. What a ton of fun though...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTwm1oTU36c

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    Re: Autocrossing a Subaru 360

    Epic racing for sure. And a cool camera angle for the race. Yea, more power on a tight course like that and one might get into trouble...

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    Re: Autocrossing a Subaru 360

    Quote Originally Posted by OldRob
    Epic racing for sure. And a cool camera angle for the race. Yea, more power on a tight course like that and one might get into trouble...

    uhhh yep, I think I found the limit already :shock:

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    Re: Autocrossing a Subaru 360

    that was amazing.

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    Re: Autocrossing a Subaru 360

    Thanks! it was super fun. I keep thinking how to make it better

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