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Old 01-29-2013, 11:51 AM   #4626
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Try driving my car for a day and then go back. Haha.
If you don't mind me messing up your Spec B tranny
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #4627
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:56 PM   #4628
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Are those en route!?
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:02 PM   #4629
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This honestly keeps getting better and better.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #4630
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Looks like someones getting a big tax refund.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #4631
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:42 PM   #4632
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Are those en route!?
3 of 4 in house!

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Haha.

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Nope. Haven't even checked. But I always pay in due to the photography business.

I sold the Mach V's and bought these.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:45 AM   #4633
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Good choice always liked RPF1. Specs?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:31 AM   #4634
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17x9" +35 offset, 15.8lbs
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:00 AM   #4635
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Very nice. Kinda wish you went with 18s but I'm still curious how they'll look on your setup.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #4636
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Yeah, the design of the RPF1's always make them look really small. Like 1" smaller than they actually are. Hopefully the contrasting silver reduces this effect. I considered getting the 18x9.5's, but it's an extra 1.5lbs each and it is almost $400 more for the set of wheels. Plus and extra $200-400 or so for tires. More weight and an extra $500+ wasn't worth it for 1/2" more width and better looks.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #4637
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #4638
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What are the tire specs you are going with. It should look pretty nice. Still can't tell if that is the baby seat yet, I'm looking from my phone. A couple of my friends have it, when I have a kid I will be picking up one of those for sure.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #4639
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I'll probably go with 255/40R17's just like I had with the Mach V wheels.

Yes, it is a baby seat. I should be putting it in soon.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:09 AM   #4640
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Nice, it would be cool to see someone have that jp coachworks company do matching alcantara on that seat, I know that wouldn't match anything in our interior but for the STi.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:25 AM   #4641
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Why did you get rid of the Mach V Awesome wheels? I'm curious because it was your car that is the reason I'm planning on buying them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:27 AM   #4642
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17's? awww

I hope they look nice, can't wait to see, great minds think alike
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #4643
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Nice, it would be cool to see someone have that jp coachworks company do matching alcantara on that seat, I know that wouldn't match anything in our interior but for the STi.
I had talked about that with someone, but it doesn't really seem worth it since just the material alone would cost as much as the seat. If you really want the Alcantra-type look/feel Recaro does offer a similar fabric. No red stitching though.

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Why did you get rid of the Mach V Awesome wheels? I'm curious because it was your car that is the reason I'm planning on buying them.
I just wanted to try something different. The Mach V wheels were really enticing because they are dual drilled and they clear Brembo's. Both things that could be useful eventually. I've always wanted really light wheels and when a buyer came up for the Mach V wheels I just went for it.

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I hope they look nice, can't wait to see, great minds think alike
Yeah, 17's are cheaper and lighter and I'm not really concerned with looks. The 18x9.5's do look great, but it's not a big deal to me.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:52 AM   #4644
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Do you feel that your brakes are still enough for the power you are putting out or is the brembo or other upgrade going to happen soon
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:10 AM   #4645
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Do you feel that your brakes are still enough for the power you are putting out or is the brembo or other upgrade going to happen soon
I do a single, panic stop just as quickly as an STI (probably quicker with stickier tires). I don't feel that more power decreases the safety of daily driving the car at all. But for the track my brakes are way too weak. Even at stock power they're pretty bad. It depends if I do more track time if I'll do brakes. For now they're not planned.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:05 PM   #4646
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Well I mean even to when you are doing those quik up to 100 runs ?
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #4647
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I usually just coast down. Even if I did have to brake quickly, a single stop will be just as fast with WRX brakes as they would be with Brembo's. Repeated hard braking, like at the track, is what causes problems.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #4648
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Yep. Car and Driver ran a bunch of the same cars in class on a track and they said that the WRX experienced some of the worst brake fade causing way slower lap times than it's capable of.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:30 PM   #4649
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Also from Car and Driver:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...sti-sedan-test
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...trumented-test
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C/D TEST RESULTS: 	STI	WRX	
Zero to 60 mph: 	5.3	5.0	sec
Zero to 100 mph:	14.4	13.7	sec
Zero to 130 mph: 	29.1	29.2	sec
Street start, 560: 	6.6	6.7	sec
Standing -mile: 	13.9@99	13.7@100sec@mph
Top speed ( limited): 	150	144	mph
Braking, 700 mph: 	167	162	ft	<<<<<
300-ft-dia skidpad:	0.9	0.98	g
Note the braking distance. For one stop the cars are essentially the same. The only real differences are tire grip and vehicle weight. The STI weighs at least a couple hundred pounds more from the factory, so it usually has longer stopping distances.

Now that I added the 6 speed I am probably close to STI weight, but still it's not going to make me stop any faster (one time) by putting Brembo's on my car. The wider/stickier tires that I run in the summer will help the most.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #4650
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Yeah around town, the stock brakes are plenty good. For occasional track days, the stock calipers with upgraded brake fluid, pads, and rotors will be all most people need to combat brake fade.

By the way, nice going on the 6-speed swap Ben! You've done 3 major transmission overhauls in the time it took me to do one stock rebuild....lol! Also, I'm very jealous of your RPF1s. I have 17x8 RPF1s for my BRZ and would really love to have the 17x9s.

Anyway, the car is looking great man, keep up the good work!
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