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Old 05-06-2008, 11:38 AM   #1
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The visual assault / Dent Sport Garage "RASpec Impreza"


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Nashville Super Speedway

Introduction
The "RASpec" Impreza is a 2004 WRX that will be campaigned in various road race motorsports such as time attack, hillclimb and SCCA club racing. The car will be built primarily to SCCA ITE-class specifications.

The car will be built as a track car, with performance, reliability, realistic budget, ease of maintenance and parts availability in mind. Major work and tuning will be handled by Dent Sport Garage with more simple aspects being done by myself and others.

Some have called this the "NASIOC Built" car, because many of the parts were sourced from folks on NASIOC, who will be thanked in the future in this thread. Some folks believe the car may be cursed due to some major components coming from wrecked cars. Good thing i don't believe in such nonsense.

Overview
This car has been heavily inspired by WRC cars, track raced WRXes, and some of the Japanese campaigned time attack cars. Specifically I've been keeping a keen eye on the Japanese endurance series Super Taikyu Imprezas' as campaigned by HPI Racing and Fujitsubo, and the Prova / Tomei / Arise Impreza time attack car usually seen lapping Tsukuba.

The fundamentals of the car will be focused on the JDM EJ207 block stroked with the Tomei 2.2l stroker kit complete with pistons, rods and the lightened, custom journaled crankshaft. The heads are JDM Spec-C heads with the large ports, and factory polished. The engine will be fed with a Garrett GT3076r turbo with a 0.82 A/R. The cage is built to SCCA ITE specifications. Suspension is on Cusco Zero2E coilovers on 17x8 rims.

Read the full story and get the parts-list, check out this post on www.dentsport.com.



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History

2003
I bought the 2004 WRX from Subaru of Nashua in October of 2003 after my 2001 2.5RS was totaled. The STI model had just arrived, but the insurance costs were too high, and i was still in college with an internship job.


2003-2005
Started with some light mods, sideskirts, etc. Then got more into suspension and brake upgrades to improve cornering.


2001-2006
Started going to Auto-x events for a few years, then hooked up with driving schools/track days with the BMW club. Then started time trails with COM. Thats when I got serious about racing.


2006/2007
In the 2006 and 2007 track season I focused on improving handling, braking and engine response. I was limited to non-power modifications. We tuned the car to the limits of the class, keeping boost at OEM levels and just playing with the curves.


October 2007
I decided that the 2008 season was a good place to start my dream build, and move up classes.

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Oct 2007 - Dec 2007
Cage build
I sent the car to get the rollcage for SCCA Club racing. This involved stripping the car before sending her out. The cage would have NASCAR side ladder bars along the door to comply with the 2008 rules changes.


Rear view


Engine work
Around this point I had secured the Tomei stroker kit, and had Dent Sport Garage take the EJ207 block and get the block built. It was bored and honed for the stroker kit.


Here is mine next to a EJ257


Head work
Someone sold me a set of Spec-C heads that were salvaged from an engine fire from NASIOC, but they needed a good deal of work, so I had them cleaned up quite a bit.





So much better!


Before and after


Take a good look at the OEM port work on the Spec-C heads, awesome.

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Parts Story
Block
The block was basically free, a guy spun a rod bearing in his JDM engine, and bought an AXIS stage 2. He didn't want the shortblock anymore, so i inherited it for a few beers.

Heads
Fellow NASIOC'er had an engine fire. His rare and precious Spec-C heads were toasted. I bought them, had them cleaned up and checked out. Turns out the damage was only cosmetic, and it cleaned up real good.

Transmission
The STI 6MT was salvaged from a 2006 rollover. Bought off NASIOC.

Turbo kit
Also bought from NASIOC, guy was selling the Perrin kit to buy an engagement ring for his GF. Glad i could've helped out.

Other
Control Arms - NASIOC
Mirrors - NASIOC
INGS Body kit - NASIOC
Anti-lift kit - NASIOC

Parts Photos
Performance Friction 2-piece ventilated rotors:


Tomei pistons


Cosworth oil pump (hi flow)


Denso 055 "The Motorsports / Skyline" pump.


JDM STI "Long runners" intake manifold


Garrett GT3076r Turbo


Power Enterprise injectors (800cc)

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April 19th 2008
Headed down to CT this weekend to pickup an INGS kit from a fellow NASIOC'er.


Had it painted at the guys at Bernardi & Sansossio, they turned it out in 4 days.


April 25th 2008
UPS presented me with another gift from the NASIOC fairy
Perrin GT3076r kit.


May 3th 2008
Once I had the turbo kit, DSG started working on the engine again. This past weekend the valvetrain was focused on. Quy took the helm and finished up the valve seals and valves. We're working on getting the retainers in the right size.




Quy working on the seals, and you can see the underside of the block with the Cosworth high pressure high flow oil pump


Quy lapping the valves.


Half of the valves are in


Valve seals are in.


Next comes the valves themselves,the Cosworth springs, retainers, buckets and the Cosworth cams next...

May 10th 2008
We had a dyno day today at Dent Sport Garage, and I noticed Quy had done some more work on the engine. Here is my car and a few other pics from the dyno day. I won a WRB STI rear wing at the raffle, if anyone wants it, PM me.

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May 20th 2008
My front axles and APR Splitter arrived today. DSG has measured the buckets for the valvetrain and is ordering them, after that we'll be ready to bring the car into the shop and start building the chassis up.




May 31th 2008
Today was my girlfriends birthday, but she was busy at work, so i headed down to my home-away-from-home Dent Sport Garage. I found that my buckets for the valvetrain had arrived, the cosworth cams had been installed, and Quy was busy test fitting the intake manifold for the reverse setup.

Earlier this week the rest of the transmission came in from Millennium Auto. Rear axles, rear hubs. Thank you Millenium Auto.


Quy fitting the intake manifold.


Cam details.

Bill took some time to inspect the Cusco rear differential, checking the discs. It was used in a street driven car for a few thousand miles, but it appears to be in near-brand new condition.




The car should be pulled into the shop this coming week, and the real work will begin. I wrote up a rough battle-plan on the whiteboard.


June 2nd 2008
Ordered the kartboy short-shifter today, DSG pulled the car into the shop and started the real work. I'm sooo psyched! Its like a dream coming true that's been 4 years in the making.


Nick mounts the tranny.
(If you look closely, you can see a small wire between his legs, thats actually his penis).


Bill is a dirty baby, so he gets a wash in the new eco-friendly parts-washer.


New England winters are dirty, even for cars that don't get driven in them.

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June 6th 2008


Bill did the math and put the Cusco 1.5way LSD into the r180 housing.

We discovered the rear driveshaft doesn't mount to the rear diff properly, so we'll need to drill the flange. We'll also have to do a crown wheel and pinion swap (CWP) to have the ratios match up.

The STI transmission has been cobbled together from various NASIOC vendors, members, local guys and some friends spares. We were told the tranny itself was from a white 2006 STI that rolled over from Rhode Island, bought on NESIC. The r180 we believe came out of a 2004 or 2005. The front axles were from a 2006 bought on the drivetrain classifieds. The rear axles and knuckles were from a different 2006 bought from Millennium Auto on NASIOC. The front knuckles came from a silver 2006 that had rolled, bought from a local NASIOCer and fellow track mate.

We ordered the ACT 6-puck clutch and ProLite flywheel.

The suspension is mostly installed. STI control arms were swapped over, new ball joints, new front knuckles and tie rods all hooked up.

Saturday i couldn't go to the shop and take any photos, myself and all the DSG guys were attending our buddy Adam's wedding. He is building a classic Mini with a honda b16 swap.

:O

June 14th 2008

Enkei RC-T4's arrived in 17x8 +35 from RalliSpec.


Test fitting it the PF rotors


PF Rotors


Tranny is in, the Kartboy shifter gives an amazing feel. Bill told me "Go feel the shifter" first thing when i came in this morning. I was like "Why" and he was like "JUST DO IT". Its amazing how short the shifts are and how much positive-feedback the feel provides. Very confidence inspiring.


New 39:11 pinion gear (left) we bought from subaru vs old 39:10 pinion gear from the 3.90 ration diff.

We needed to buy a new Crown wheel an pinion for the rear differential to convert the rear end from a 3.90 to 3.54 to work with the 2006 STI tranny i have.


Here on the left is the 3.54 crown wheel vs the 3.90 crown wheel on the right. The orange color is from the QA process where they test the contact points on the gears teeth.



Old and worn pinion bearing. We replaced it with this one: http://www.visual-assault.org/ssd_ad...g/IMG_1906.jpg


Bill using the plasma cutter.

Video:
Bill removing the original crown wheel from the LSD:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1v7qUabdSlg
Part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfHRCXJAebA

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June 27th 2008

I had been looking for a used carbon fiber GT wing for a while, but these things never show up used, when people part out their cars and sell them, they always hold onto the seat and wing.

I had resorted to buying a new wing, but then everything was back ordered....

Finally Jeff at CIP Motorsports / 240SX Motoring in CT heard I was looking, and talked to the the guys who campaign the Enjuku Racing 240SX S13.5 in Nopi Drift and a few other drift venus. They're selling the drift car, and had the carbon GT wing available for REALLY REALLY CHEAP. It was perfect since it was a carbon GT wing in 1700mm, the maximum size i can run legally.


Wing on the Enjuku Racing s13.5 drift car.

Watch the wing in action here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj_-DVTIa34

From a different vantage-point, this wing almost took out the SpeedHunters.com HD camera as seen in this promo video:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=C4JWetGnoqE

The wing arrived today, so i headed down to he shop to check it out and snap a few photos.

Next to my bumper for size comparison. The bumper is headed to the scrap-metal guys.



This week the rear end was finally buttoned up after sorting out the rear differential issues. We addressed the mismatched final ratio with a new crown wheel and pinion gears, then we had to drill out the rear diff flange to mate to the STI driveshaft. Rear axles were mated to the diff. Everythings set for the transmission now. We bolted up the rear suspension with the new 2006 STI knuckles from Millennium Auto.

I ordered new front brakepads, Performance Friction 97's.

Since the intercooler and radiator setup will be unique, i had to find a shorter radiator, so I found one from a rally car, the Cosworth Escort Sierra via ebay.


Tomorrow I'm heading to my buddy Alex'es shop Alliance Motor Group to have my tires mounted to the new Enkei RC-T4s, then heading back to DSG to do a bit more work on the car.

On the downside: The heads were mounted up, camshafts were in, but the WRX camshaft retainers (cam caps) weren't going to be able to properly supply oil. We thought drilling the head new oil journals would work, but its a crap shoot. So the heads are off again, and we're going to look at coming up with a different solution.

11 days to the first outing with COM at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Wish me luck.

June 28th 2008

Visited my friend Alex'es shop Alliance Motor Group to have my tires mounted to the new Enkei RC-T4s as i mentioned.


Mounting


Balancing #2.


Balancing #2


Alex has an Audi A6 All-Road with some serious engine upgrades and braking. You can see the Porsche calipers and rotors peaking out.


Post assembly


Rear diff installed with rear driveline components.

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July 12th 2008
Over the weekend I worked on some various aero parts, mounting the rear wing, installing the new sideskirts, etc.

I've been exhaustively calling any and all Subaru industry folk looking for a left-intake cam cap to replace the damaged one. The difficulty lies in the fact that cam caps are cast with the head and are unique to each head.

The JDM cam caps are cast individually as opposed to the USDM cam caps which are single paired unit for both intake and exhuast sides.

Cam caps are considered by Subaru as a "NS Part" (Non-Serviceable) part. You can't swap them around and you can't buy them from Subaru. You're only option is to salvage one from another head or buy a new head.

With the machine work i've already put into the existing heads, that would be a waste of time and money.

After 30 emails, and an equal amount of calling various US, Canadian, UK, NZ and Japanese importers, dealers and rally teams I found David O'Brien of API Engines in the UK. He said he had one, so they are on their way over.

With any luck these will be line bored to the head and will work. Otherwise i'll need to buy a replacement left head, which would suck and set this project back again, and probably kill off the remains of the race season.

July 24th 2008
The cam caps came arrived from API Impreza in the UK. We sent the caps and the heads back to the machine shop to be align bored.

July 25th 2008
Driving my diesel truck around on the street got boring and expensive, so i got this to satisfy my speed needs.


August 8th 2008
The heads came back from the machine shop. They were successfully align bored.

August 12th 2008
Alex remounted the head to the block an started remeasuring the shims for the buckets (again, since the tolerances have changed). Me and Quy installed the Denso fuel pump.

With Alexes wedding this weekend, he'll be off busy with that (lame!) until next week. I have to iron my suit shirt and find my fancy black shoes.

August 20th 2008
We had to order some other buckets since the tolerances changed, so we're waiting for them to arrive and alex to arrive back from his honeymoon. Meanwhile we're buttoning up the rear end, e-brake assembly,etc.

August 27th 2008
Alex is nearly done assembling the engine, we're just waiting for a spec-c valve cover gasket at this point before the engine goes in.

Now for more photos of the assembled engine.














I worked on the bike a bit today, tightened the chain, etc.


September 13th and 14th is the Redline Time Attack which we may attend. That will be more of a "test the waters" day than real competition.

The goal is to have the first test and tune day on track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 25th, with the real first competition on October 3rd and 4th at the VIR GT Live.

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September 3rd, 2008

The ej207 valve cover gaskets arrived from RalliSpec and the spark plugs have also arrived, which means its time for the engine to finally go in. We heat shielded alot of the sensitive areas and are fabricating a support bracket for the turbo. The throttle body has been polished. We bought new pulleys, new timing belt covers, new water pump and a SARD adjustable fuel regulator.


Ready to go in!





If it all works out, we might take it to an auto-x for a shakedown this weekend, or Pocono Raceway to qualify for the Super Lap Battle if we're feeling frisky.

By 6pm the engine was installed

September 5th, 2008
Ordered a Greddy Type-R blow-off valve from Jeff at 240sxMotoring in CT and SARD adjustable fuel regulator yesterday, the BOV arrived this morning (Overnight parts from japan). Bill worked on the intercooler endtank fabrication. We're taking cues from the WRC car and doing a rear-entry IC with 2" hotside and 3" cold side for maximum flow velocity.


Originally the plan was to use the Greddy intercooler mounted above a thicker and shorter radiator, mounted at an angle, as seen on the 2002 s10 WRC car below. This design increases flow through and eliminates the doubling up on air-heat exchangers that occurs with a FMIC design.


With the GT Live coming up soon, we've decided to push out this design in favor of a more simple front-mount design with the OEM radiator to minimize build time and complexity. After GT Live we will begin the more complex fabrication work.



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September 15rd, 2008
Bumper is on
Coolant is in and all lines are sealed
Oil is in
Front wheels are on
Gauge senders are hooked up
Alternator is wired and belt is on
Downpipe and wastegate dump are on


Front bumper was fit and mounted. Then the angles gave their blessing.


SARD Fuel pressure regulator installed


Turbo oil lines and crankcase breather hoses.

September 18th, 2008
From the horses mouth:
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Originally Posted by dentsportgarage
So the progress of the day so far is, The tranny wiring it all set minus the dccd controller, the sub harness are completely installed, but may need to be adjusted for you, the fire extinguisher is mounted, I was in the middle of putting in your PF pads and noticed the seals...
so, we've ordered a caliper rebuild kit.

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September 19th, 2008
Finished wiring harness
Finished rear end sub assembly
Mounted rotors
Mounted wheels
Wired gauges
Finished turbo piping and intercooler (bov, etc)
Reinstalled hood pins

Started the car, no smoke (beyond burning off some freshness), Matt tuned her in the parking lot for idle. We let her heat up to operating temps. Checked for leaks, any strange noises. No problems.

We're waiting for the ITG air filter to arrive, and the DCCDpro DCCD controller unit, both expected early next week.


Video of the car running!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8BzR2WwOo0


Front quarter


rear quarter


Front (FMIC)


Wheel / brake detail


Rear end

September 22th, 2008
ITG air filter arrived.
We got C12 race gas and put the car on the dyno.
No boost controller, so we tuned it on wastegate boost.
She pulled 345.9wph at 8300RPM.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVrxa0njUFQ

September 23th, 2008
Now we're into the details (where the devil lives) in preparation for the track day.

Today the catch can was fabricated and mounted.

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September 24, 2008
Preparation for a test and tune day at the home track.

Wednesday 9-24-2008 8pm
Ron drove down to the shop to drop off his track equipment in order to be loaded into Old Mother Hubbard (OMH). Nick was busy finishing up the DCCDpro wiring on the RASpec Impreza, and Bill had the 240RS Maxi on the dyno. Afterwards Nick, Scot and Bill aligned the RS Maxi and got home late around 12:30/1am.

September 25, 2008
4:45am
Mitsuru picked up Ron and Quy at 4:45am in order to rendezvous will Bill and OMH.

5am
Dunkin Donuts

7:45am
We arrive at the track, and <a href="http://twitpic.com/d2yd">begin unloading the equipment and vehicles</a>.

The RASpec Impreza is a new beast to be reckoned with. Out of the paddock, I spent two laps to warm the tires up and get a feel for the new handling characteristics of the car.

Power-wise, the car feels amazing. The first time the wastegate opened, and the true engine scream was released with full boost, my heart almost skipped a beat. The power onset is much more aggressive compared to the TD04 (obviously). The engine is also much more revv happy, it loves to stay above 5000k to 8200rpm. Spinning all-4 tires on power into turn 11 was a jaw dropping experince. The shift points are now vastly different with the 6-speed transmission. The rear differential makes the car turn in a lot different, and I love it. Its more aggressive to handle, but more fun.

The car was amazingly reliable, despite the complicated nature of the changes made. She had a very very minor oil leak from the drain galley and a CV boot leak, which got grease all over the insides of the brand new Enkei RC-T4s. We did however have a minor power issue. Under full load, the car occasionally cut power briefly and abruptly, similar in feel to fuel starvation. It was intermittent and preventable with throttle control. This is most likely due to a limitation with the ECU and MAF sensor, so we'll put her back on the dyno and try to ferret out this issue.

Overall the day was amazingly successful and fun.

I give big thanks and appreciation to Nick for putting in the extra hours to install the DCCDpro controller at the last minute. Top-notch installation! You guys are awesome.





Video
RASpec Impreza - Leaving the Pit lane
http://www.vimeo.com/1815378

RASpec Impreza - First lap
http://www.vimeo.com/1815429

Initial Impression - The RASpec Impreza
http://www.vimeo.com/1815392

September 26, 2008

The test & tune day went well, so we're back in the shop working on refining the car based on the research data.

Car in corner #3 at NHMS



GReddy EVO exhaust was rusted out, so we replaced it with a WRC exhaust.

We also fixed the CV boot that was ruptured.

Defi water temp gauge arrived.

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October 3-5 2008, GT Live







Found more on Modified Magazine's website.













This weekend Bill Washburn of Dent Sport Garage and Ron Adams of Visual Assault headed down to Virginia International Raceway for the 2008 GT Live / Redline Time Attack. Bill was campaigning the DSG 240RS Maxi E2 in Unlimited Rear-Wheel Drive. Ron was campaigning the RASpec Impreza in Modified All-Wheel Drive.


This was a particularly exciting event for Dent Sport Garage, as this was the first competitive event for both the 240RS and the RASpec Impreza in their new 2008 configuration.

Competing at GT Live was my main goal for 2008, I reached that goal, and being able to get 2nd place was an added bonus. Next year i’ll be focusing on setup and building driver confidance. said Ron about his thoughts on the 2nd place finish.

Ron and Bill were supported by Scot Ehrlinger of Dent Sport Garage. Bill would like to thank UTI for making this trip possible. Ron would like to thank DSG for their continued support and build of his car. Both Ron and Bill appreciate BTM Sports’ Burak Tuglu for his continued support at this event.

http://www.dentsport.com/2008/10/05/...es-at-gt-live/

GT Live Redline Time Attack
Warm up laps in the morning practice session at Virginia International Raceway.


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November 2, 2008: 2009 Season Preparation

Car is now in hibernation in the Race Preparation Room at Dent Sport until April.

Today I did alot of cleaning and post-season work. I removed 2lbs of dirt from the car, both inside and out.


Wheels after only 4 track days, caked with brake-pad dust and race rubber.


Cleaned them up.

Made a list of changes to the car for the 2009 season

Major:
  • Front splitter
  • 3-way adjustable coilovers with remote resovoirs
  • Autronic ECU
  • Quick-release front bumper

Minor:
  • Master cutoff switch
  • Window net for SCCA

Update: 2009.05.02

Over the winter I tried to obtain a few sponsors for 2009, but only Stance came through. The other guys got alot better response from sponsors for the Unlimited class, but it seems Modified gets no love. I also didn't try very hard.

We've ordered some new things for the 2009 season, so work is starting to get underway (its late, i know) to get the car ready for June events. This stuff should be arriving later this week for the car:

Volk CE28N in 17x9 +35 White/Red from DriveLineSales

Stance GR+ 3Way coilovers courtesy of EarlQHan of Stance USA.
http://stance-usa.com/sus/products/coilovers/gr3way

The Autronic SM4 ECU arrived 2 weeks ago, so Nick at DSG wired it up. We're waiting for the coilovers to arrive to tune it.




Update: May 4, 2009
After a 3-month wait for parts over-night from Japan, Earl from Stance had some custom-worked 3-ways sent out for me.



As soon as they arrived, they had the mark of something special, sent with love.



The install was done by Nick at DSG since I'm busy working online all day.





Update: May 7, 2009
The new wheels arrived over the weekend:


Volk CE28N Time Attacks, 17 x 9 +35




Ordered some Nitto NT-01's in 255/40/R17 for the Volks, should arrive early next week.

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i'm retracting what i previously said. your build is turning out awesome man! congrats!

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Show us more pics! way to go man!
Haha,

I've been watching your "Carbon" project thread for a long time! Now its time to read my thread!
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wow that is an incredible build!! looks like an amazing car!
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Good luck with the build, what classes are you going to run it in?
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Very nice. I looked at the mod list and woud highly recommend a front subframe replacement or at least a larger front sway bar.
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