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Old 12-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #26
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So, what did the car put down bone stock?
I will have the bone stock numbers, as well as bone stock with Cobb ProTune numbers in just a few days. I have quite a lineup of customers cars in front of our shop car for dyno tuning. No worries...just gives us more time to let the parts roll in from UPS and take nice pictures.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:39 AM   #27
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dang..i may have to ride up there and check this out..let me know next time you guys are tracking it at RA...that is a super fun track, i haven't done it in the WRX, but we had a RX-8 track day several years ago and that was a blast.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:54 PM   #28
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I will have the bone stock numbers, as well as bone stock with Cobb ProTune numbers in just a few days. I have quite a lineup of customers cars in front of our shop car for dyno tuning. No worries...just gives us more time to let the parts roll in from UPS and take nice pictures.
Great! it would be nice to see a comparison between the stock intake manifold and the intake manifold that AMS is working on. On a car with a small turbo 50 lb/min < and on a big turbo setup.

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Old 12-03-2010, 07:54 PM   #29
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Alright, it's time to reveal the braking package. The guys have volunteered to come in on Saturday and install these bad boys so I should have the install pics up by Monday.

StopTech is a company that needs no introduction, but I will give one anyways. We first met them back in 2003 and immediately sensed their passion for all things related to performance vehicle braking systems. They are enthusiasts, just like all of us. Their brakes have been used on countless track, and daily driven vehicles, and are the stoppers used by many teams in World Challenge, Grand Am, Time Attack, and many other professional motorsports organizations.

They are constantly testing, and improving their products and we've been with them every step of the way. Ask any good race car driver what the MOST important element of a good track car is. Universally, the answer is a strong and consistent braking system. Nothing is more confident inspiring that an amazing set of brakes that can haul a vehicle down from 150mph+ down to 50mph in just a couple of seconds. Without 110% confidence in our brakes, our lap times would suffer dramatically. I'd gladly take improved braking power and feel over 50whp any day of the week.

During my baseline laps at Road Atlanta, the OEM brakes were horribly soft, inconsistent, and confidence eroding which is exactly the opposite of what we want in a performance car. I just never knew what I was going to get when I dipped into the brakes. Of course, the OEM pads, lines, and rotors were never designed for the abuse I gave them and they gave the best they could. Because our STi project car is destined for more weekend track fun, it made perfect sense to install StopTech's largest big brake kit which features a 6 piston front caliper with 355mm rotor, and a 2 Piston rear caliper with 345mm rotor. We selected a set of Carbotech XP10's all around which should compliment our tires, weight, and suspension choices nicely.

This is a complete bolt on solution, that includes all the lines, brackets, calipers, rotors, nuts bolts, and so on...install takes about 4-5 hrs including removing all the old parts, and bleeding the braking system.

We'll keep you posted as the install takes place this weekend.





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Old 12-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #30
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dang..i may have to ride up there and check this out..let me know next time you guys are tracking it at RA...that is a super fun track, i haven't done it in the WRX, but we had a RX-8 track day several years ago and that was a blast.
Road Atlanta this weekend...come say hello. We will be there all weekend.

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Great! it would be nice to see a comparison between the stock intake manifold and the intake manifold that AMS is working on. On a car with a small turbo 50 lb/min < and on a big turbo setup.

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We are trying to wrestle a prototype away from them....AMS you guys listening.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:56 PM   #31
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6 piston calipers. droooooool
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:55 AM   #32
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dam im going to have to visit my buddys chad and russel and stop by the shop since you guys are the only ones they would go to, and see this crazy beast of an sti
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Old 12-04-2010, 10:33 AM   #33
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:03 PM   #34
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We are trying to wrestle a prototype away from them....AMS you guys listening.
from their own manifold thread, I'm pretty sure they don't even have a cast one yet...only plastic rapid prototypes.


I'm waiting to see the diet plan for this pig.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #35
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this will be insane. can't wait to see the progress.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:40 PM   #36
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Been curious on those AMS kits.

I'm here for the ride.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:45 AM   #37
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wow the almighty STI brembos were garbage at the track

and the way people make them out to be the next best thing since sliced bread
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:28 AM   #38
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wow the almighty STI brembos were garbage at the track

and the way people make them out to be the next best thing since sliced bread
I don't think this is the appropriate thread for you to troll in.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:01 PM   #39
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nice progress!
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:26 PM   #40
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Love the work guys keep it up! Hope to see you guys again here in June when I get done with A school in May or June. Hope Ryan isn't giving you too much trouble Shariff lol
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:44 AM   #41
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Some quick pics from the install, and a quick bedding in around the block. Sorry for the poor lighting...it was late. As usual with Stoptech products, the fitment and installation was absolutely flawless and perfect. Very straightforward install, even with the current street oriented pads on the car, the braking performance is exponentially better than OEM.

Also a little teaser for the wheels...Volk SuperLaps.



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Old 12-07-2010, 04:48 AM   #42
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Is the red spoke actually just a sticker?
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:11 AM   #43
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:48 AM   #44
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Is the red spoke actually just a sticker?
Yes, It is a sticker. It grows on you! Good thing is you can always remove it.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:50 AM   #45
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Yes, It is a sticker. It grows on you! Good thing is you can always remove it.
Damn, for $900+ dollars I was hoping it was painted.
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Damn, for $900+ dollars I was hoping it was painted.
The decals are very high quality and unless you look closely, it looks painted. I imagine Volk Racing chose the decal route, because some people may not like the aggressive look of a red sticker on one spoke. Plus, it probable saved a few bucks and allowed them to offer the TE37 SL well below the price of the regular TE37.

Personally, i think the decal is really what sets the wheel off from any other.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:16 PM   #47
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Now that the StopTech brakes are on, here is a proper look at what they have to work with!

I've known Eddie, Brian and the guys at Mackin for nearly a decade. Over the years we've become good friends and their largest Volk Distributor in the country. Rays/Volk make the strongest motorsports oriented wheels in the business. Ray's is also a leading supplier of OEM wheels for the likes of Nissan (GT-R, 370Z, 350Z..etc), Toyota and and many others. They also supply wheels for Formula 1 and the American Lemans Series. We approached Mackin Industries about our build and they set us up with the newly released Volk Racing TE37 Super Laps. As opposed to the normal TE37 wheels, the SuperLaps are meticulously machined down to reduce excess weight and rotational mass, thus creating the lightest TE37 racing wheel to date. And as an added bonus, they are significantly cheaper than the regular TE37!

Looking closely at the Super Laps, you can see that the lug area has been machined smooth and concave. Each spoke has been shaved down. Furthermore, track cars don't use center caps so you won't find any here either. The 18X10 +40 is a perfect fitments as you can see in the profile shots. We are running a Toyo R888 in 265/35/18 size and once we dial in the camber and ride height it should tuck in perfectly behind the fender. We also rolled the rear fender and there is absolutely no rubbing. I will also point out, that we temporarily installed some Tein S Tech lowering springs as our JRZ shocks are about 2-3 weeks out. The car just doesn't look right with the wheels without a drop...so we had to take care of that.

Mackin Industries is the sole distributor of Rays Engineering wheels in the USA and being that we at Forged Performance use nothing but these high quality racing products on our projects, it seemed like a perfect fit for our STi build. If anyone is interested in securing a set of these wheels for their own project, Forged Performance is the #1 Volk Racing dealer in the USA and we try to keep decent stock at all times.

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TE37SL
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:19 PM   #48
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is it bad that I want to just hold it and never let go?
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #49
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Looks real nice, very mature if that's possible. I'm looking for a set to purchase in the next couple of months fyi.
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The decals are very high quality and unless you look closely, it looks painted. I imagine Volk Racing chose the decal route, because some people may not like the aggressive look of a red sticker on one spoke. Plus, it probable saved a few bucks and allowed them to offer the TE37 SL well below the price of the regular TE37.

Personally, i think the decal is really what sets the wheel off from any other.
Oops I was quoting a price for Advans. The red spoke makes it for me. Do they offer replacement decals for when they do start to go from washing etc?
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