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Old 06-27-2011, 11:37 AM   #3776
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It was MIke Aumick.

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Old 06-27-2011, 11:58 AM   #3777
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Came across an 08+ blue hatch being pulled on a trailer by a van heading west bound on M20 just outside of mt pleasant. Looked like they just came from a race as it was decked out in numbers...anyone here?
Yeah that would be Mike Aumick's 08 STi. We were both just at Oscoda Wurtsmiths Airport for the SCCA Great Lakes Divional Auto X.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:01 PM   #3778
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Btw EBC redstuff brake pads are ****ty. Just took my rears off and half of pad is deteriorated causing rotor gauging.

Never again.

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Old 06-27-2011, 06:55 PM   #3779
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The ZooLogix show in Kzoo was pretty cool for a first run...put 400+mi on the transmission without issue..

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Old 06-27-2011, 07:16 PM   #3780
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Still haven't found 100 or higher octane unleaded in the Kalamazoo/Portage/Three Rivers area besides Gingerman Raceway @ $8 a gallon.

Anyone know of a race shop/ reputable mechanic in the above area? Not necessarily looking for a dyno, just someone with some skills.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:15 AM   #3781
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Btw EBC redstuff brake pads are ****ty. Just took my rears off and half of pad is deteriorated causing rotor gauging.

Never again.

Hmm thats what i run and havent' had any issues outside of a stuck caliper toasting the rear pads (not the pads fault)
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:51 AM   #3782
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Do you have any close ups in that color? I've been thinking about painting mine that color.
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How does one tell the difference between PC and paint?

I mean besides PC filling impefections better?

I'd like to see better pics of that color too...

The Duplicolor graphite is pretty cool, its actually made up of mostly "anthricite" flakes, with a health dose of Bronze/Copper, and even some Silver mixed in... it's semi-dynamic as you look close and see different things (doesn't dissappear in pics either)
Usually painted wheels look painted b.c a lot of people don't take the time to do it right. My stock FXT wheels were painted and you can totally tell b.c they look like crap, any wheels I paint tend to look very nice. I spent hours and hours prepping these wheels before I painted them.

Pre-clear


Cloudy - You can really see the depth of the clear here.


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Old 06-28-2011, 12:20 PM   #3783
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Hmm thats what i run and havent' had any issues outside of a stuck caliper toasting the rear pads (not the pads fault)
Yeah half the pad was just gone. Never had the caliper stuck. Weird. Oh well.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #3784
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Usually painted wheels look painted b.c a lot of people don't take the time to do it right. My stock FXT wheels were painted and you can totally tell b.c they look like crap, any wheels I paint tend to look very nice. I spent hours and hours prepping these wheels before I painted them.

Pre-clear

Cloudy - You can really see the depth of the clear here.


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I was going to send my wheels to get powder coated, specially when I found a place that sand blast for $10 per wheel, but the pics got me inspired. I'm going to paint them myself and take my time. Any other tips besides take my time?
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:42 PM   #3785
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Well nismo girl you sold me on that color, thats what i've been looking for lol.


BTW does anyone in the area have a muffler silencer lying around they don't want? i'm looking for one to use on road trips.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:07 PM   #3786
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I was going to send my wheels to get powder coated, specially when I found a place that sand blast for $10 per wheel, but the pics got me inspired. I'm going to paint them myself and take my time. Any other tips besides take my time?
It is all in the prep to be honest. Take your time and sand out any small imperfections. If there is anything too big you can get wheel filler and fill it in then sand it smooth.

Use light coats of sandable primer and wet sand in between coats. Use light coats of paint esp with the metallic paint. It tends to just start shooting out flakes when it gets to the end of the can, as soon as it starts doing that stop using it. If you keep using it you will get a really rough surface and you can't fix it without pretty much starting over.

Most important thing, let your clear coat dry really really well. I did one coat per day for 3-4 days and let it dry another week before putting them back on the car. Oh and make sure it isn't too humid bc it takes even longer to dry. I painted outside and then brought them in my basement to sit.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #3787
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Sounds like I got something to do after work now, I'll post pics of it all when I'm done. Thanks for the help nismogirl, it's much appreciated.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:18 AM   #3788
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She is the master of painting wheels, that is for sure. Just make sure that the tires you want are already mounted, or don't take them to a crappy place to get mounted (like walmart) or they will screw up the lip for sure.

Also, next meet, possibly July 9, thinking about a BBQ/cookout, but not sure where.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:30 AM   #3789
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Autos at gvsu this weekend. Be there or well somewhere else.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:39 AM   #3790
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Autos at gvsu this weekend. Be there or well somewhere else.
Hey I am planning on coming as long as I don't get called into work; as I am on call this weekend. Also I am going to be on Street Tires for this event. Should make our times a bit closer, nothing like close competition
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:51 AM   #3791
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Bring your R comps so I can run em LOL
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:56 AM   #3792
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Bring your R comps so I can run em LOL
haha sure thing...

Actually I need to save them for the Fort Wayne SCCA Divisional in another week July 10.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:02 PM   #3793
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I think furrin Should initiate the sm street tires class and conversly the sm race tires class like scca does. Anywho.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #3794
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Rob you should come down to the Fort Wayne race on July 10th.

Grealt Lakes Divisional SCCA Event #4

There is tons of cars in the SM Street Tire index class. I signed up for SM as I want my points in just SM.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #3795
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coilovers, bbk, camber bolts, and custom exhaust will be going on tonight!
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #3796
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And how'd that go.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:14 PM   #3797
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just have to play with the camber a little
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:15 PM   #3798
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oh and lower it
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:10 PM   #3799
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oh and lower it
Hey did you call me the other day? I was going through my missed call list and think I saw your number.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:16 PM   #3800
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Hey did you call me the other day? I was going through my missed call list and think I saw your number.
ha, well my phone decided to call random ppl. it called like 20ppl two or three times.
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