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Old 03-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #251
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I'm jelly... I'll call you when I get ready to roll my front fenders
I have everything we need for those bad boys, I'll only charge you half of what you just paid.

Star specs are a decent tire and there is a huge following but after running contis for years I trust them more.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:24 PM   #252
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Installed my new exhaust, cops try to gimme a ticket now!

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #253
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I discovered that both valve gaskets need to be replaced
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #254
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Do mine after you do yours. Kthx
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:18 PM   #255
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Yeah I'm right there with ya. I need to replace both sides also. The passenger side leaks a little more though.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #256
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I know I've had the leak for at least a year, and it doesn't seem critical yet... I'm actually going to pay someone to do it.. not something I'm willing to do myself.

Working on cars is great, except for when it's not fun.
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #257
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I watched someone do it. It's not that bad. A little time consuming but you can save yourself quite a bit of money doing it yourself. I'm sure you know that.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:31 AM   #258
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The DW grip much better than star specs, even when it didn't rain hard here the star specs were scary in the wet. I ran the star specs all year for autocross and they warm up quick but just weren't as good as everyone made them out to be.
I have never had a problem with conti's. Last month I tried an event with the DW and they were hard to find the limit even with the cold ground temp.

Just my opinion. The DW are cheaper too.
Unfortunately, your opinion doesn't match up with well-proven auto-x results. There's a reason that the top 10 STU finishers at Nationals (and 25 of 34 runners in the class) were on Star Specs, and not a single competitor in any of the ST classes was running Continentals. At the National level, guys will run the tires that work.

Don't get me wrong, the DW is a great tire - I have them on my CTS-V and they do everything well. But for raw grip they can't match the Star Spec (or the various other extreme performance tires that are basically designed specifically for Street Touring competition).
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:41 AM   #259
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Unfortunately, your opinion doesn't match up with well-proven auto-x results. There's a reason that the top 10 STU finishers at Nationals (and 25 of 34 runners in the class) were on Star Specs, and not a single competitor in any of the ST classes was running Continentals. At the National level, guys will run the tires that work.

Don't get me wrong, the DW is a great tire - I have them on my CTS-V and they do everything well. But for raw grip they can't match the Star Spec (or the various other extreme performance tires that are basically designed specifically for Street Touring competition).
What do you guys use as a track? Is it Tarmac paved?
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:44 AM   #260
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Unfortunately, your opinion doesn't match up with well-proven auto-x results. There's a reason that the top 10 STU finishers at Nationals (and 25 of 34 runners in the class) were on Star Specs, and not a single competitor in any of the ST classes was running Continentals. At the National level, guys will run the tires that work.

Don't get me wrong, the DW is a great tire - I have them on my CTS-V and they do everything well. But for raw grip they can't match the Star Spec (or the various other extreme performance tires that are basically designed specifically for Street Touring competition).

Tis' true but that is why they make more than one type of tire. You have to bust out the facts huh?

There is also contigency points for dunlop and not conti correct?? That would sway me to run them if I was competing nationally. I also don't run in any st class either.

I tried the star specs and personally didn't like them. That's all I was getting at.

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Old 03-12-2012, 04:07 PM   #261
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happened saturday but no pix till now.

traded exhausts with dave. blitz nur spec ftw!!!


Also threw on this grill today...currently have mixed feelings. I have some psm paint coming in soon to touch up some things n i may have to spray it before i give up on it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #262
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Hey das a nice exhaust you got right tharrrr :P
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:57 PM   #263
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Installed my new Cobb SF intake, took my fiance's pulley cover and put it in my car since mine was crappy from the previous owner painting it He got a Perrin one to replace his.

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Old 03-12-2012, 07:00 PM   #264
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Yeah I'm right there with ya. I need to replace both sides also. The passenger side leaks a little more though.
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I know I've had the leak for at least a year, and it doesn't seem critical yet... I'm actually going to pay someone to do it.. not something I'm willing to do myself.

Working on cars is great, except for when it's not fun.
I have the same problem. I'm paying a friend $80 to do both sides
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #265
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:36 PM   #266
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How was the turbo inlet install??
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:10 PM   #267
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How was the turbo inlet install??
I had someone do it for me, but he said it was a PITA because its wider than the stock one.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #268
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I have the same problem. I'm paying a friend $80 to do both sides
Yeah, I ended up finding some help. Will be very glad to get it taken care of. Reaching under the engine and pulling back a hand covered in oil is akin to bumping your head and finding blood.. at least in my book
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:39 PM   #269
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^ superficial.. but hurts like hell and still makes a mess.

I'd say that's a good comparison right there. lol

Drove mine .. a lot.. and will continue to do so over the next week or so. left VB for Albany NY yesterday, left Albany this morning for Buzzards Bay Mass and either tomorrow or early wed I'll be leaving here for Castine Maine. Once my work is done in Castine I'll be rolling back to Albany for the weekend.. then from there to the Bronx on monday morning/tuesday rollin back to Vb.

damn.. when I write it out it really does look like a lot of driving lol
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:06 AM   #270
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^thats whats up!!!


I took a drive on this beautiful day to listen to my amazing new exhaust and annoy my quaint little town but to my surprise, my stoopid squealing brakes ended up annoying me.
I found out that my left rear brake is sticking and has been for awhile now. ordered new pads n rotors
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #271
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Oil change on the wag, and washed both pinky and the wag. Checked and topped of all fluids. Now time to relax.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:45 PM   #272
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:26 PM   #273
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Got some goodies in the mail.
Subframe lockdown bolts
camber bolts
rear diff bushings (race)
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still waiting on rear rotors/pads and some GR2's
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:49 PM   #274
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Just ordered some new front tires for the catfish and then having Pence install my tires and do my alignment(I am such a lazy bastard )

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Old 03-14-2012, 11:05 PM   #275
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are you gonna get your buddy steve to do the tires and alignment?
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