Video: How to prepare your car for an autocross

Want to avoid being "that guy" at the next autocross event—you know, the one who didn't prepare beforehand and got the event shut down because he spilled a bunch of fluid on the course?

All you need to do is follow our checklist of what we do before you even leave the garage.

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Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/30/20 8:56 a.m.

My miata is internet famous!!!!

Vajingo Reader
10/30/20 9:37 a.m.

My favorite guy is the one that shows up, in august, with no water, no hat, no sunscreen, and a tank top.
Guess who gets to shag cones with that guy? Guess who shares his lunch and gatorades? Guess who shows him around on his first day of school? >this guy<. 

im bookmarking this video for THAT guy. 

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/30/20 9:51 a.m.

Tech inspector found a failing tie-rod end for me once. I had not even noticed it, and the car was pretty new. Ford covered it under warranty.

AaronT Reader
10/30/20 10:12 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

My miata is internet famous!!!!

Can you tell me more about your splitter?

adam525i (Forum Supporter)
adam525i (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
10/30/20 12:30 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/30/20 12:34 p.m.

In reply to AaronT :

Piece of plywood that sits on the lip of the k frame  and is held in through a tab with a bolt. Sticks out the max 6 inches, and is supported with drop ceiling cable and eye bolts. Absolutely nothing special at all!

trucke SuperDork
10/30/20 2:18 p.m.

This popped up on my FB feed last night.  Thanks for the refresher J.G.


David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/22/23 10:39 a.m.

In reply to trucke :

Glad you enjoyed and, yes, some info is timeless. 

livinon2wheels GRM+ Memberand Reader
3/12/24 3:27 p.m.

always good to review the basics...and probably most of us should do it more often

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