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Old 05-18-2009, 05:56 PM   #51
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So you'll be going widebody and spending lots more money now that you're doing bodywork?
Nah. Just clean factory bodywork.

Mmm....smooooth...



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Old 05-21-2009, 01:18 AM   #52
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A little more progress.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:39 PM   #53
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:21 PM   #54
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BliNG!

Maybe if I remember I can post some before pics when I get home...just so folks can properly appreciate what you all just did...

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Old 06-08-2009, 07:11 PM   #55
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I see at least 2 logo's missing Dan..........
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:52 PM   #56
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calling people out ken...haha

I was hoping you guys would have shaved the door 'bumpers'...whatever they are called.

Paint still looks awesome and my car is jealous.

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Old 06-09-2009, 11:41 PM   #57
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OH what the hell?! No cows on there?
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:57 PM   #58
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A couple of on-track shots from this past summer.







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Old 10-15-2009, 01:32 PM   #59
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Glad to see shes still running strong guys!
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:56 PM   #60
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looks great good job on a nice clean strong running car
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:28 PM   #61
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Now that it's nearly over, I can look back and give some overall thoughts on this project car. Here are a few things that come to mind right away:
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[*]The weight of the car is not as light as I had hoped. Part of the reason the GC cars were light was because they didn't have a whole lot of heavy stuff on them, like huge brakes and heavy-duty six-speed transmissions. Now ours has those.

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Can you let potential swappers what the weight difference is from a GD sedan? Like you stated, GC body is a bit high on the cost side compared to the Aging bug eye which can be had cheaper with some factory turbo engineering.

I am now debating a swap of GC or just get a WRX and call it a day since a nice RS is like 6-8k and WRX is dipping to the 8-9k zone.

GC sti coolness factor can be overwritten with 15k of pure JDM parts LOL.

wanted to say, you guys did a great job on the car!

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Old 10-20-2009, 09:44 PM   #62
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Can you let potential swappers what the weight difference is from a GD sedan? Like you stated, GC body is a bit high on the cost side compared to the Aging bug eye which can be had cheaper with some factory turbo engineering.

I am now debating a swap of GC or just get a WRX and call it a day since a nice RS is like 6-8k and WRX is dipping to the 8-9k zone.

GC sti coolness factor can be overwritten with 15k of pure JDM parts LOL.

wanted to say, you guys did a great job on the car!
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=weighed+RSTi

I've been weighing both of my GCs after different levels of modifications... start from the back of the thread...

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Old 10-21-2009, 10:34 AM   #63
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Aqua thanks for that info! so it seems 3000-3100 is a safe estimate for a full STI GC.

Man it definitely runs real close to GD sti weight.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:08 PM   #64
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Here's a couple of new pics from our latest track outing:











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Old 11-11-2009, 11:15 PM   #65
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Can you let potential swappers what the weight difference is from a GD sedan?
Our car weighs 2850 with a tank of gas in it. That's with no stereo, no air conditioning -- for that matter no climate control at all -- and bunch of the sound reducing insulation thrown out. No spare tire.

A stock GD STI weighs around 3250, but if you chucked out as much stuff as we did on the GC I'm guessing it'd be down to 3150 or so.

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Old 11-12-2009, 12:07 AM   #66
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So no close encounters with any tire walls this time, eh?
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:08 AM   #67
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So no close encounters with any tire walls this time, eh?
No, I'm happy to say.

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Old 09-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #68
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Update on the Mach V GC Project Car. Well, there's not too much to tell. We've driven it at several more HPDE events. We've gone through several sets of Hoosiers and Hawk DTC 60/70 brake pads (both of which I love).

This past summer we noticed it started to grind going into sixth gear, so we pulled the transmission and had it gone over by GT Performance. The sixth gear selector fork was worn down pretty far (probably during the 70,000 miles it had before we got it), so we replaced it and popped in some fresh synchros and put it back in.

We've really enjoyed being able to review our track outings using the Racekeeper video/data acquisition package. Here's a sample:


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Old 09-15-2010, 05:36 PM   #69
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Nice video. When are you going out again this year?

Good luck,
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:31 AM   #70
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Nice video. When are you going out again this year?
Sixth Annual Mach V Track Day! November 6-7.

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Awesome this should be a lot of fun. keep up the good work.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:13 PM   #72
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Dan, I have to say that is awesome work!!

Did you guys adjust the suspension at all, namely caster via bushings or camber and toe? I'm assuming yes, but wondering by how much to make it track ready and dialed.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:31 AM   #73
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Did you guys adjust the suspension at all, namely caster via bushings or camber and toe? I'm assuming yes, but wondering by how much to make it track ready and dialed.
It's got about two degrees of front camber, and a little front toe-out for better turn-in. We didn't use any aftermarket caster bushings or adjustable rear control arms or anything like that.

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:18 PM   #74
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awesome project. id love to do a swap like this one day.
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