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Old 12-31-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Thumbs up JW2's 2011 WRX: D-Stocker Rocker

As is tradition, let's start up a new thread for a new car!

Picked up a 2011 Subaru WRX 5-door hatch base model (no sunroof/foglights/navigation/etc.) with 5 miles on it. Car is blue. Only options are hatch cargo tray and side moulding (not my choice!).

The Plan: D-Stock autocrossing and ProSolo, as well as potentially Stock AWD class for SCCA RallyCross.

What it's got now: not yet out of it's break-in period, all stock/OEM.

I have one set of 17x8" wheels with a higher offset that I can test wide tires on, right now they have my STX tires (245/40-17 Dunlop Z1). I also have a new, sticker, unmounted set of Toyo R1R's in 245/35-17 that I may use as Rain tires or maybe a local street tire stock class. Who knows.

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Big FSB
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Explore the rulebook for Port-Installed Option list.

Pics to follow when I can find my memory card reader.

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Old 12-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new car James. Looking forward to seeing how things turn out with this project!!!!
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #4
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I like, quite possibly the gf's next car.

Why not 295 Hoosier's instead (assuming thats what the Sti's run and can fit with the stupidstruts)?!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:25 AM   #5
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275 Hoosier A6- $280ea
295 Hoosier A6- $299ea
275 Hankook- $205ea
245 Hankook- $185ea
245 Kumho V710- $175ea
275 Kumho V710- $256ea

That's a pretty big difference!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:33 AM   #6
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james, who u kidding. All u need is a starter set and win ur way to fresh tyres.
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:39 AM   #7
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I'm thinking start with the skinny Kumhos while the car is being set up and dialed in, then add grip with wider tires once the shocks are in, etc....also to keep cost in check.

FSB is being ordered this week, and will be on the car for the first event!
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:54 AM   #8
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good idea / thread.... I'm coming from a modded (half caged, suspension/tires/brakes / stock engine) 99rs coupe that i've tracked / autox for over 10 years.

so now 2011wrx has the power but it's soft....

what i'm looking....
1-need some 17x8 enkei's 48mm offset
2- brake pads - probably some hp+ / inexpensive and works well usually
3- tires... v710's always worked well for me but kinda torn as seem to be a void in between 245-275 size.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:16 AM   #9
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congrats on the purchase, look foward to seeing your development of the new age wrxs!
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:23 AM   #10
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I'm thinking start with the skinny Kumhos while the car is being set up and dialed in, then add grip with wider tires once the shocks are in, etc....also to keep cost in check.

FSB is being ordered this week, and will be on the car for the first event!

Did you go with the industry standard Whiteline ?
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:36 AM   #11
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The Eibach 25mm adjustable bar is only $129 through RallySport Direct, and I'll reuse the stock end links.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:44 AM   #12
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Subscribed. Looking forward to following your progress in the new car James.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:45 AM   #13
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james, who u kidding. All u need is a starter set and win ur way to fresh tyres.
Exactly, that's what I did this year (won 8 Hoosiers + 1 from my co-driver).
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What events/ contingencies are yall running to get free hoosiers?
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James... start with the Hoosiers. Really. Tune to the set of tires you'll run all year at the big events. Kumhos will require a different setup than Hoosiers and vice versa. You can thank me for it later.

04trailsti.... SCCA National Tour, SCCA ProSolo, SCCA ProSolo Finale, SCCA National Championship. Gotta win to win them, but James has that capability.

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Old 01-03-2011, 01:07 PM   #16
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I agree, once you get your starter set you'll be getting enough free ones to take care of the rest. Get a co-driver to buy the first set, then you won't have to pay anything for tires all year long.
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Like any pro solo event? Win your class.. overall..or does it just depend on the event.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:57 PM   #18
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Like any pro solo event? Win your class.. overall..or does it just depend on the event.
Here's a listing of all the contingencies/details for last years ProSolo and National Events.

http://www.scca.com/contingencies.aspx?hub=3

Hoosier does Tires.
Kumho does Product $$.

For 1st place, 2 free Hoosiers > $300 Kumho $$

At that, no one says you have to do the same tire sizes. Example, you win 2 Hoosiers. You can buy 2 Vette rear tires and sell them at a discount to someone that needs them, and then buy 3-4 D-stock tires for the price of those 2 tires.

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Old 01-03-2011, 02:44 PM   #19
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[shamelessplug]James should have Niles at SAULS build him a bar for the new ride![/shamelessplug]


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James... start with the Hoosiers. Really. Tune to the set of tires you'll run all year at the big events. Kumhos will require a different setup than Hoosiers and vice versa. You can thank me for it later.
KC,

While this is a valid point (if his aim is to run Hoosiers by Nats), some people prefer the feel of the Kumhos over Hoosiers. My co-driver and I ran V710's the first season on my RX-8, and A6's the 2nd season. From the MaxQ data, these two tires were very equal (at least on an RX-8 in the 245/35/18 size).

I'll be in a G-stock car this season, and my co-driver and I have both decided to run Kumhos due to our shared driver preference for that tire (not cost reasons) -- we both feel that for our driving styles, we have a better chance of winning on V710's than A6's. YMMV...

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If there's one piece of advice I can give you, it's to make sure you get that huge front bar on before you run any events at all. You will regret what your tires look like if you don't.

My co-driver and I were killing tires at a ridiculous rate, even with the bar, but the first event without the bar really used a lot of rubber.
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is the 25mm bar hallow or solid?
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I thought you were poor?!!

Anyway, good luck. I'll be following with interest.
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is the 25mm bar hallow or solid?
Solid bar.

Having run an Impreza in H-Stock a few years ago, I am familiar with the "get a big FSB first" line .
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I thought you were poor?!!
Credit's much easier to aquire today than it has been the past few years.

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(And I heard he sold a testicle to science, that's just a rumor tho)
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