Well I just wrote a long review of the AARRF event and I erased the whole thing as I was spell checking it.
Here is the short version:
Dave was there, we were able to go out during lunch and I showed him some lines w/o even running on the track. We then were able to go out together and he was able to follow me and cut just about 2 seconds off his lap time.
The rest of the day:
My goal was to be the fastest AWD car there. I had some stiff compition for that since Mike with the black EVO was there. Now he has a bunch done to his car and here is a list:
vishnu stage 1
The two of us went back and forth on fast times I ended up besting his 1:02:463 with a 1:02:239
I was very happy with the STI, and know there is way more time left in the car with suspension and brakes. I was also able to meet my goal as the fastest AWD car there. Just to keep this in perspective the fast 600hp mustang did a 58:5, so I have a ways to go to get there but at least I have a goal now.
My recomindations to you IMHO would be to do do the following
as a light upgrade:
rear adjustable sway bar (20-22-24mm)
heavy duty rear sway bar mounts
front & rear sway bar bushings
This will help the off throttle understeer which is present in the car in large amounts.
MORE LATER i HAVE TO ACTUALLY DO SOME WORK !