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Old 09-29-2000, 09:27 PM   #1
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Old 09-30-2000, 12:45 AM   #2
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Thumbs up SPO Motorsports GT Sedan

I was at the Subaru Track Day yesterday (see Bay Area Forum), and Scott from SPO Motorsports was there with his white GT sedan. It had all the cool Syms stuff. It looked like it was lifted right out of the pages of Hyper Rev. Scott took me for a couple of laps on the track. All I can say is wow! It was the perfect place to compare stock vs. modified.

The suspension is worlds away from stock. It had the Syms coil-over and an adjustable sway bar. It exhibited very little body roll, and the understeer is much improved.

Also, he had the Weapon R intake, Syms exhaust, underdrive pulley, and a prototype header system that he is experimenting with. It definitely pulls much better than stock. On the straight section of the track, my car was only able to reach 85 mph before the next turn. In Scott's car, he easily hit 95 mph in the same section.

It gave me an idea of the potential of the Legacy.

The prices on those Syms parts are on the pricey side though...

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Old 10-01-2000, 11:16 AM   #3
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Bobski-
I wish you had taken a ride in my 95 wagon. I was on the SPO like glue. for thousands less and only 2.2 liters. And without an exhaust valve in #3 cylinder I find
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Old 10-01-2000, 08:56 PM   #4
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I took a really close look at it today at the RallyX and talked to Scott for a while... pretty, yes, but seems like too much of a showcar... I guess I am getting more attracted to the gravel-potted rallycar look...

More later with pics of my muddy wagon...

More: Ok, next morning, I have a bit of sleep in me, so I might be a bit more coherent, but probably not. Scott is really doing everything *right* for the 2000s, he is really researching all of the STi and SYMS specs for some of the parts that he is developing, and I really respect that. I think in the long run it would be better to go with SYMS and SPO parts, but right now cost is an issue, and, well, cheaper parts are "more bang for buck" right now. I am very interested in the Bilstien supension and STi springs tho, that is what he is running on that car, still very expensive, around the same price as DMS Gold (which does not yet exist for our cars), but he said it was worth it as an all-around non adjustable setup. The only thing that I worry about is how it would run in gravel/mud type stuff, that is where I am looking for more of the performace gain, but still have day-to-day drivability...

I was *very* impressed with those headers he has on there... they were beautiful. And he said with the intake (Weapon R) and headers (and I think a fuel-mixture controller) he is pushing 200HP. He said that down at that track day he managed to get a quarter-lap lead on a Audi S4 in a half-hour in the second session of the day, so the car seems pretty impressive.


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Old 10-02-2000, 09:59 AM   #5
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Slide, yes I should've taken a ride in your car. If you were on the SPO Legacy like glue, that says a lot about your driving skill, especially with a missing exhaust valve. BTW, what do you have for your suspension set up?

Andy, I guess I was wrong on the suspension part on Scott's car. I dunno why I thought it was Syms.

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Old 10-02-2000, 11:55 AM   #6
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Hmm... I am gonna check SPO... Scott was bad-mouthing adjustable coilovers, so I kinda doubt that is what he had in there...

Well, nothing on his site, but I think he is running *SYMS* springs, and *Bilstein* shocks... I am sure we could write him and ask...

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Old 10-02-2000, 05:42 PM   #7
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I have to admit something... My car was cheating I have a 95 wagon that weighs 2800 lbs. So I am alot lighter than the syms. I also have a full GAB set up except the upper front strut brace and rear strut brace. My lower front brace is GAB though. The other thing is that I pushed my brakes all the way until my front right popped. Causing my spin mid afternoon. (I ll try to get pictures of my brake fluid and front caliper. Kinda funny in an expensive way.
Oh and to the SPO guys. I loved your car. I just love mine more....
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