I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest lift throttle oversteer. And possibly some trail brake oversteer.
An abrupt lift in a transition will upset the car. As will an abrupt lift when trying to turn in to a corner. Dragging the brakes on turn in will cause a similar effect. I've spun twice and had a near spin as a result of this. Its a quick snap spin. If these techniques are used properly, they yield quick times. If missed even slightly, you'll be backwards.
Have you changed when you get on the brakes from last year?
Just a thought.
Andrew H. <----- Voted for the nut behind the wheel
thanks for the suggestion and those definitly are viable ways to get the tail around but it was definitly the cold tires (not to say i'm not a loose nut behind the wheel, but that's another matter). now that its beastly, the tires have lots and lots and lots of grip. i haven't had any oversteer at all, actually (except at the rally-x ). the car is driving quite well. i just have to get the steering pulled back out of it quicker, which means i need to keep working on being smooth, but i'm getting there. i'm still debating on whether or not to go to nationals this year
after tearing up his stock front bumper "working" on the 100AW, he got a v4 bumper/foglight covers and lightweight beam. he bartered off the old bumper for some contraband so he put on the v4 and bumper beam, but he didn't have the money to paint it, so now he is even ricier then joel
its a v4 bumper, not a OBS bumper. its the one with all the slats across the radiator opening, same size fogs as v5/6, and it has 3 slats over where the turn signal is instead of two. and you already have a set of racelines, but I need another set. i've been thinking more and more seriously about getting some summer tires, which means i'd need winters as well. who knew 3 sets of wheels wouldn't be enough
i know what you mean by the viscous cycle though. when i replaced the re92s with the dunlops, it was so wonderfull. but now i've driven on Azenias and that's what i want. it kind of sucks only having grip at auto-x's. but with the azenias, i would need winter tires...which means yet more wheels and tires. and next season i'll actually have brand new race tires for the first time ever that should be fun. i'm thinking about campaining the entire Solotime series next year, and maybe the Pro/Tour stops in Indiana. we shall see. oh, and you should come to the USGP with us Jon. check out the thread in the MW forum for the details.