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Old 08-03-2009, 02:09 PM   #26
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I liked how you drove that fast section on Sunday from 37-43 seconds! That looked noice!!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:27 PM   #27
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Congrats to Brian for taking out all those Evos and M3s! If you are on here, PM me! I am interested to hear how your setup has changed!

-Colin
I talked to him a little bit, but not about car setup. It doesn't look extreme (but then again neither does yours or Corey's). TR 18x9.5, 245 RE-11s, KWs (var2?), no dumptube, no raceseats, custom tuning from COBB Plano.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #28
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Congrats to Jon in STX and all others that did well! I'm glad you got vindication after Packwood ! See you all at Nationals and the Finale !
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:38 PM   #29
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Vail was a pretty good time. Interesting venue being narrow and long leaving it difficult to design anything other than a heavily transitional course. The concrete is lacking the kind of grip you would expect, somewhat due to the near by construction constantly throwing dirt into the air.

Saturdays course was a BMW dream, too bad more of the STX Bimmers didn't attend. The '04-'06 STis had to shift into and back out of third three times with three other places hitting the rev limiter in second. A super busy, yet really fun course. I need to get better at the 2-3 shifts, coning away 5th place overall on Saturday. Such is life.

Sundays course was transitionally fast with offsets/slaloms ending in four sweepers of varying size. There were still two to three 2/3 shifts. Luckily the fast section was a '04-'06 STi third gear section. Both the M3s and Evos were on the rev-limiter hard while in the back offsets. Grip levels seemed to be a little better, but not quite up to a "usual" concrete levels.

Playing with the "big guys" in STU has shown my lack of experience and ability to get it done in 3 runs even though the ability is there. Gotta work on that. Still, I'm pretty happy with the progress. Bring up the back of the fast tier is ok, for now.

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Old 08-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #30
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How the hell did he fit those under the car!?!?!? Pictures? Does it look like a monster truck?
Lots of camber, extra ride height, stiffer spring rates. Didn't touch the fenders from their previous state (which is the same as they were at Nats last year.)

They rubbed in the back. The front doesn't ever compress enough (on a smooth, flat surface) to have any interference 'issues.'

They didn't really rub on day 2, the tires had pretty much created the clearance they needed at full-load on the practice runs/day 1 competition.

Great job to Jon taking STX, and to all the STU competition. Amazingly intense both days. I really had a good time. I can't wait for Lincoln!
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:54 PM   #31
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So is Mr. Irish #90 STU on here somewhere? I was looking through the pictures and found it interesting that he is running without a wing. Does he know that isn't legal? Just wondering.....

Edit: If I would look up two posts, I would see he is right there......
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:58 PM   #32
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So is Mr. Irish #90 STU on here somewhere? I was looking through the pictures and found it interesting that he is running without a wing. Does he know that isn't legal? Just wondering.....

Edit: If I would look up two posts, I would see he is right there......
Actually, Rob had already run into that. If you take a look at this picture: http://vorshlag.smugmug.com/photos/6...7_aEuNn-XL.jpg you can see a funny little deal right behind the 3rd brake light. It is a piece of cardboard taped to the trunk such that it creates a gap underneath the center... a "wing" in as much the sense as it needs to be.

The wings rule in STU is so silly that I thought Rob's solution was just as elegant as a giant aluminum monstrosity hanging off the trunk.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:00 AM   #33
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Yes, that rule is so messed up I can't even begin to understand it. I would love to run like that, I just don't have the balls. If anything I will get a WRX trunk one of these days.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:05 AM   #34
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Indeed. I hear some grumblings at just about every National-level event I go to about protesting the Boeing-size wings, but proving what "effective" at solo speeds is, it a pretty tough thing to do.

I personally think it's silly. Make it open - add, remove, swap, whatever as long as it's under 5 sq ft. The line about effectiveness should be removed, since it obviously can't be enforced without a pretty significant investment in time, money, and equipment.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:08 AM   #35
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Exactly. Why would someone put on a huge wing if it wasn't effective? Just gives people in the class something to bitch about anyway.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:13 AM   #36
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imho, I don't think they're effective
if anything, I'd wager they actually hurt performance
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:16 AM   #37
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I experimented with one last season.

They're absolutely doing *something*, as it would've taken a fair bit of setup change to make it work for my car. Even at 25mph it was a noticeable difference. At 50-60mph the car wouldn't turn at all, as compared to being almost unstable without the wing.

In the end I decided that (a) it was ugly, (b) it was questionably legal, and (c) it was really ugly. Not to mention all the setup change it would've needed. And my car already seems underpowered, the last thing I need is more weight and drag slowing it down.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:44 AM   #38
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So is Mr. Irish #90 STU on here somewhere? I was looking through the pictures and found it interesting that he is running without a wing. Does he know that isn't legal? Just wondering.....

Edit: If I would look up two posts, I would see he is right there......
Who me?

I'm driving my friends car this year. She has gotten a bit more attention on the road than she was hoping for. Imagine an attractive girl in an STi. The wing had to go.

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Old 08-06-2009, 08:00 AM   #39
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Who me?

I'm driving my friends car this year. She has gotten a bit more attention on the road than she was hoping for. Imagine an attractive girl in an STi. The wing had to go.

Rob
And... The car did indeed have a wing on it. Saw it myself. You had to look really close for it though. It was about 1" tall and about 3" wide made from cardboard and held on with some blue tape but... Legal.

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Old 08-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #40
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So is Mr. Irish #90 STU on here somewhere? I was looking through the pictures and found it interesting that he is running without a wing. Does he know that isn't legal? Just wondering......
While not official, here is some discussion about it on sccaforums: http://sccaforums.com/forums/thread/370479.aspx
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