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    Who tracks their FiST?

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    Just curious how many of you guys track your cars on a road course (not auto-x) and found it enjoyable? Did you feel your FiST had enough power to keep you entertained or were you signaling other drivers to pass most of the time?

    I think the FiST is probably more at home on an autoX circuit, but I don't have the patience for spending an entire day at an event and only having 6-8 runs that last about a minute each. Just not my thing.

    I have other cars more capable on a racetrack, but prefer the cost of maintenance and expendables to run a FiST as long as it is fun. I thoroughly enjoy driving my FiST on a daily basis and is my preferred daily and hope it can be just as enjoyable on a road course.

    TIA for any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    Just curious how many of you guys track your cars on a road course (not auto-x) and found it enjoyable? Did you feel your FiST had enough power to keep you entertained or were you signaling other drivers to pass most of the time?

    I think the FiST is probably more at home on an autoX circuit, but I don't have the patience for spending an entire day at an event and only having 6-8 runs that last about a minute each. Just not my thing.

    I have other cars more capable on a racetrack, but prefer the cost of maintenance and expendables to run a FiST as long as it is fun. I thoroughly enjoy driving my FiST on a daily basis and is my preferred daily and hope it can be just as enjoyable on a road course.

    TIA for any feedback.
    I tracked and will be tracking my car again. I found the Fiesta on the MP215 can hold its own on a tight road course like Streets of Willow. On bigger high speed tracks like big willow depending on the group you are in you could be getting passed quite a bit. On E30 or with a bigger turbo our cars are very surprising on what they can keep up with. Myself and other members have posted some of our track day experiences and what mods we had at the time.
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    Ive tracked it once, and will do it again Sat/Sun. The FiST was very capable for a beginner like me, the only issue was overheating. It was sunny and 80 and it overheated like a pig. Ive since installed a Mishimoto rad and oil cooler, and installed the DH crash bar and opened up the grill. Hopefully all of that along with cooler winter temps should allow me to push it even harder. We'll see how the brakes hold up...

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    The Fist is a track natural. Smooth momentum carrier and surprising grunt out of turns. Easy to operate. Don't forget to turn ESC down or off, or pay the price in brake heat and wear.

    I wonder how the authorities are going to make this much fun illegal. But as long as they do not know...

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    ST is a fun car, but cars like the Miata (any generation) or the FRS/86/BRZ require less modifications to be track worthy and make a more efficient use of tires/brake pads/rotors, so they're overall better and cheaper platforms to track on.

    ST is great if you need 4 usable seats, 5 doors and the cargo space often.

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    Yeah, back to earth. For just tracking lots of better cars at better value. But getting point by's from some of them sure is fun.

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    I track my FiST... It's fun to pass cars that is 4x more expensive than my FiST
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    All your comments sound very encouraging. I appreciate the feedback.

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    I've had mine out four times now with the only issues being overheating brakes and a loose hose clamp letting the charge pipe pop off. From the factory it's set up well enough to have a good time and learn.

    I can fit all the tools I need, a jack, some stands, and a spare set of wheels/tires in the back with room to spare. I'd like to see a miata or BRZ do that.


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    Hah yeah I showed up to a Discount Tire with 4 tires and 4 wheels for them to assemble and balance, and the guy was shocked I fit all that back there. Im still shocked how few people have had overheating issues considering mine couldnt make it two hot laps without limping...


 
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