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Old 05-05-2009, 12:26 PM   #151
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:29 PM   #152
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Holy carp! That's close.



What was your car in STX trim again?
2900 at the heartland park scales....I'm sure there's some variance in both.


Thanks Chike......
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:38 PM   #153
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No prob Greg. Here's a link to all of the pics: http://gotcone.com/pgallery/2009_aut...ro_solo___lap/

Some good ones of Jason in there as well...like this one:

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:18 AM   #154
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those are some meaty tires
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:56 AM   #155
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those are some meaty tires
Thanks, Should I put it in the meaty thread?


I've been kinda beating the carp out of the fenders this week.

I really think the car is about as low as it can go on 18's......which is about as low as it would go on 17's. Tire diameters being equal. I may have massaged my front fenders for no good reason.

I do have some aluminium control arms off of a TR and offset bushings that Billy B. sent me to go on the car between now and DC.

Billy has started a new venture called moderacing and he sent this link, which I thought was cool and I am extremely appreciative of.

http://moderacing.wordpress.com/
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:08 AM   #156
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Nice writeup by Billy, thanks for the link. Time to read through the rest of it, I had no idea this is what he's been up to!
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Old 05-07-2009, 11:34 AM   #157
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Ha ha. I love the haircut pics at the end of Billy's blog!!!!

P.S. Awesome to see what Billy's been up. Pretty cool stuff!!!

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Old 05-07-2009, 01:02 PM   #158
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nice writeup... 1st and 3rd?

I'll be changing my toe myself. I just could not get the car to rotate in lincoln. I have a local event this weekend and I'm planning to try some interesting things. How much rear toe did you end up at? Not that it'd work for my car since I got no diffs =(
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:07 PM   #159
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nice writeup... 1st and 3rd?

I'll be changing my toe myself. I just could not get the car to rotate in lincoln. I have a local event this weekend and I'm planning to try some interesting things. How much rear toe did you end up at? Not that it'd work for my car since I got no diffs =(
I didn't even catch the 1st and 3rd thing. I'll mention it to him.

We were probably at ~ 1/8" total.

It will work diff or no diff. You can take it until it becomes an issue during steering correction and you're countersteering the whole run .
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:00 PM   #160
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Ok. well I'll mess around with it between runs. Should be interesting.

I'm gonna toss on the caster plates too (I got some from Jason a long time ago and never put them on). We'll see if I can get them on in the right direction.

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Old 05-07-2009, 05:22 PM   #161
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It will work diff or no diff.
+1 I ran a 1/4 toe-out on my former DS WRX. Yeah, it rotated!
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:47 PM   #162
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nice writeup... 1st and 3rd?

I'll be changing my toe myself. I just could not get the car to rotate in lincoln. I have a local event this weekend and I'm planning to try some interesting things. How much rear toe did you end up at? Not that it'd work for my car since I got no diffs =(
Changed it. Sorry.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:06 PM   #163
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Changed it. Sorry.
No worries, Billy and thank you.

By the way I fell in love with the "blue steel"

Lincoln Left Side

Lincoln Right Side

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Old 05-12-2009, 12:35 PM   #164
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Awesome videos Greg. You make it look so easy...
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:25 PM   #165
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Awesome videos Greg. You make it look so easy...
Thanks Chike, those videos do bring to light that I need a new camera. Desperately.

I always spend money on other things though.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #166
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The lap dances are always worth it!!!!

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Old 05-24-2009, 06:04 PM   #167
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I know I haven't updated in a while.

I think when I get back from a detroit event tomorrow I'll spend sometime updating and reformatting the first few posts.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:02 AM   #168
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:08 PM   #169
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I've begun to update the intial posts with current set up/results, etc.

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Old 06-06-2009, 02:04 PM   #170
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So I've got some down time between our last local and the DC pro, which I'm very excited for by the way.

I don't think it's rained the last 2 years @ DC so what are the chances of a completely dry event this year. Something, something swamp during the rainiest month of the year.

So on my little hiatus I've decide to tackle a small laundry list.

1. switch to the aluminum control arms from a TR Billy sent me
2. push new bushings,TiC sent me, into the front inner attachment point of the control arms
3. install the offset bushings Billy had sent me a while back.
4. switch the rear springs to the 6" Billy sent me
5. remove spacers from rears and check clearence
6. mount hoosier wets to enkei's
7. forgot I had some steering rack bushings to put in
8. change all fluids
9. if I have time, weld up the left rear fender well where it split during rolling. Don't roll rusty fenders.
10. take the time to take pics of the process'

I think next Friday I drop the car back off to see if we can clear out the hot/idle richness dealio.


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Old 06-07-2009, 01:06 AM   #171
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That's an awesome laundry list Greg. Definitely take your time to "take pics of the process"....and sip some beer while you're at it!

Looking forward to seeing the car in action @ the DC Pro in 2 weeks.

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Old 06-07-2009, 01:06 AM   #172
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:33 PM   #173
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3. install the offset bushings Billy had sent me a while back.
You didn't have this done back from your STX days? If you haven't done it before, drill into the rubber part around the center and then cut the metal sleeve with a sawzall to get the OE bushing out.

I'm quite looking forward to seeing the car at DC. I'll see you there.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:58 PM   #174
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You didn't have this done back from your STX days? If you haven't done it before, drill into the rubber part around the center and then cut the metal sleeve with a sawzall to get the OE bushing out.

I'm quite looking forward to seeing the car at DC. I'll see you there.
I had super pro bushings there that I'm replacing with the offset ones.

Control arm swap.

Get car in the air and remove the air tray and sub-frame.


You'll have more access to everything if you pull the caliper and rotor you don't have to but it's only a couple bolts.

You'll need to seperate the ball joint, this generally damages the boot.


Undo the sway bar and the other 2 means of attachment to the chassis, front and rear.




I've had my control arms off a couple times. Both times I ended up opting to seperate the ball joint from the control arm rather than the ball joint from the hub. I never wanted to mess with the pinch bolt in the cast hub I always thought it would break. This time I have to change the ball joints because they are different for the aluminum arms. I soaked the bolt for 2 days with pb and .........

Now I get to deal with this....ah well.

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Old 06-07-2009, 02:21 PM   #175
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You should be able to rotate the arm out and have...

This is much easier than fighting this bolt while it's attached to the car. All you have to do is stand on the arm and stomp on the breaker bar.....easy.

I pulled off the end piece and pressed out the super pro bushing.


Then orientate the offset bushing so it is as far to the outside of the car as it can be, with the conical section facing the front of the car and press it in.


Done. Except getting the broken pinch bolts out.....
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