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Old 04-14-2015, 11:47 AM   #1
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Welcome to the Tampa/Brandon/St. Pete Car Meet thread. Here you will find a great group of Subaru Enthusiasts guy's and gal's. This thread is to talk about our daily lives as Subaru Owners, meet times and locations (cause they will change and vary), and car talk. This group has been going since August of 2011 and will continue to go on. We are always welcoming new people to our group with open arms. If you got a hold of one of our flyer's, then you have come to the right place. This thread has been created to talk about Subaru's although other shenanigans will take place. There is quite the variety of mod paths and experience levels that come out so tell us what you are currently working on, what your future plans are, questions that you would like input on and anything else you might want to know. Also If you are needing a helping hand to do some work, or maybe you need to borrow a tool, this is the thread to do so. Here you will also find links to local group meet's and events. If you are baking cookies, or going grocery shopping or playing video games, please go to igotasubaru.com[/URL] to talk about that stuff.
This first post is where you will find the most up to date information on meet times and locations (I will post a update quote, when a change has been made). If you have input on locations and times, please feel free to give your input. Everything will be taken into consideration. There are new changes to our meet times, but will list that info below. If you would like some flyers to help pass around please let me know, and I will make sure that you get them at a meet, or any time. Please come in with a positive attitude and this group, this thread, will truly be what it is meant to be. And to all people, WELCOME to the group!

**Meet Location & Time (3rd Saturday of each month) **

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Brick House Tavern (Just south of I-275 on Dale Mabry)
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6:00pm - ?
******SPECIAL NOTICE*******
Parking is not always the best. (Especially during peak NCAAF aka college football season) They normally have a valet when it's super busy if you trust someone else to drive your car, but plan on parking being a pain. Some guys pay the valet and just park their own car.


******Cars and Coffee*******

At DuPont Registry on the 3rd Saturday of every month.
Location:
3051 Tech Dr N
Saint Petersburg, Florida

Time: 7am-9am


****** Facebook Pages to follow ******
Central Florida Subaru Mega Meet:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=455931234535834

Tail of the Dragon Annual Boxer Takeover:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...7093&ref=br_tf[/URL]

********DISCLAIMER***************

Drews is typically grumpy. Do not take his actions personally, he hates everything. It's a great group of guys and gals who come out to these meets.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:21 PM   #2
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Butthole u should have left the LAST post to post the new thread >
Took me 5 min to find this one for some reason >
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:26 PM   #3
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Yay. New thread.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:47 PM   #4
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Yay. New thread.
It's got that new thread smell.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:10 PM   #5
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It's got that new thread smell.
and subscribed. DearDiary where do you autox at? I want to eventually try the wagon out.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:29 PM   #6
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It's got that new thread smell.
Or someone needs a shower.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:36 PM   #7
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and subscribed. DearDiary where do you autox at? I want to eventually try the wagon out.
There's a bunch a groups but FAST is a good one for beginners.

Drivefast.org
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:41 PM   #8
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Fast. Porsche club and Martin.
This are the 3 main one everybody knows.

My nose is for show. It doesn't work so I can't smell the new thread.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:52 PM   #9
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New thread what whaaaaaat.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:18 AM   #10
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New thread, yay.

So I'd like to chime in on the coilover debate. I think it's unsound thinking to say "you don't need c/o's unless you're racing your car". It's not true that they are going to blow seals if you don't change the ride height often.. Is it possible that you will need to service them? Yes.. But it's not a certainty. Manny has been running a set of bc's for years without a rebuild, where as I have had to rebuild one of my rather expensive dampers three times since I've had them.. It's just all chance, road conditions, etc. I know the last time I had to have mine rebuilt was because of construction on 75.

Really, there's plenty of reasons for someone to opt for c/o's over fps. Wether it's, adjustability for looks or performance (corner balance), It doesn't matter. So saying someone shouldn't get c/o's unless they're tracking their car, is just ignorant. My $.02

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:06 AM   #11
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Coils are terrible for DD....you will eventually get tired of it. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what caused my back problems.
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New thread, yay.

So I'd like to chime in on the coilover debate. I think it's unsound thinking to say "you don't need c/o's unless you're racing your car". It's not true that they are going to blow seals if you don't change the ride height often.. Is it possible that you will need to service them? Yes.. But it's not a certainty. Manny has been running a set of bc's for years without a rebuild, where as I have had to rebuild one of my rather expensive dampers three times since I've had them.. It's just all chance, road conditions, etc. I know the last time I had to have mine rebuilt was because of construction on 75.

Really, there's plenty of reasons for someone to opt for c/o's over fps. Wether it's, adjustability for looks or performance (corner balance), It doesn't matter. So saying someone shouldn't get c/o's unless they're tracking their car, is just ignorant. My $.02
Well it was mostly just James being the crotchety old subaru guy that he is.

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Coils are terrible for DD....you will eventually get tired of it. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what caused my back problems.
I could take you for a ride in the wagon, It's like riding in a caddie right now LOL(damper set to halfway all the way around currently). I had KYB 4 way adjustables and some cheap sleeve over springs that the PO had thrown on there and every little change in the road was so harsh. It would scare people that didn't know that the suspension wasn't actually about to fall out..
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:36 AM   #13
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Coils are terrible for DD....you will eventually get tired of it. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what caused my back problems.
Says the guy that had Jdm c/o's. Full soft rebound on my dampers is deville status.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:48 AM   #14
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New thread, yay.

So I'd like to chime in on the coilover debate. I think it's unsound thinking to say "you don't need c/o's unless you're racing your car". It's not true that they are going to blow seals if you don't change the ride height often.. Is it possible that you will need to service them? Yes.. But it's not a certainty. Manny has been running a set of bc's for years without a rebuild, where as I have had to rebuild one of my rather expensive dampers three times since I've had them.. It's just all chance, road conditions, etc. I know the last time I had to have mine rebuilt was because of construction on 75.

Really, there's plenty of reasons for someone to opt for c/o's over fps. Wether it's, adjustability for looks or performance (corner balance), It doesn't matter. So saying someone shouldn't get c/o's unless they're tracking their car, is just ignorant. My $.02
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:55 AM   #15
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Says the guy that had Jdm c/o's. Full soft rebound on my dampers is deville status.
Yeah, but I stopped DD'ing it. Also, I'm far too lazy to adjust the dampening even though I had the electronic controller.
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My BC C/O's lasted 100k miles before one needed a rebuild. I just bought a new set being a dealer. They lasted 8 years.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:06 AM   #17
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My BC C/O's lasted 100k miles before one needed a rebuild. I just bought a new set being a dealer. They lasted 8 years.
I think what Ben was trying to say is that just because they last longer doesn't mean they perform as well and are as versatile. Manny's have been on his car for 8 years as well but I'd be willing to put money on it that he won't buy them again, not because they suck, aren't reliable, or require rebuilds often but that there are other options out there for only a few more hundred dollars. Then if you do it right like Ben, you'll never buy a set again because they have a lifetime warranty. I haven't ridden in a car that handles better than Bens, but not everyone has that budget. I'd be willing to bet some KW Variant V1's wouldn't be a terrible choice on a budget, or the V3s if you're really wanting a solid setup. Hard to get a full package on a budget, and you very much get what you pay for IMHO.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:14 AM   #18
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good coilovers feel like good sex. up, down, left, right, hard, slow, fast....doesnt matter, gimme more
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:20 AM   #19
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I don't know what any of that is, but don't tell my wife.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:24 AM   #20
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awesome. Bens car should handle the best. He has more money in that then the engine which is great.
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Thanks Kale, and I know you're not stroking Betty, just being real. It's true that you get what you pay for in suspension. I have 11 clicks of rebound and have never been past 7 f and 6 r. I bumped them up to that on the dragon and it was too much. Now granted if I was corner balanced That likely would have been a different story. Or if I was on race rubber, I'd need the firmer rebound but neither were the case. I'd be willing to bet that I have more adjustment in my 11 clicks than the 30 or whatever that you find on entry level c/o's.

The point I was trying to make about my service history vs. Manny's is it doesn't matter if you have 1k or 3k$ c/o's... You buy them knowing that there's a possibility of maintainence in the future. You pay to play and that's just the way it is.
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awesome. Bens car should handle the best. He has more money in that then the engine which is great.
I wish that was the case but last time I checked my engine was $8k .

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Thanks Kale, and I know you're not stroking Betty, just being real. It's true that you get what you pay for in suspension. I have 11 clicks of rebound and have never been past 7 f and 6 r. I bumped them up to that on the dragon and it was too much. Now granted if I was corner balanced That likely would have been a different story. Or if I was on race rubber, I'd need the firmer rebound but neither were the case. I'd be willing to bet that I have more adjustment in my 11 clicks than the 30 or whatever that you find on entry level c/o's.

The point I was trying to make about my service history vs. Manny's is it doesn't matter if you have 1k or 3k$ c/o's... You buy them knowing that there's a possibility of maintainence in the future. You pay to play and that's just the way it is.
All suspension requires maintenance. It doesn't matter whether you're rebuilding your coils or replacing struts, still costs you your hard earned dollarbux.
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My BC C/O's lasted 100k miles before one needed a rebuild. I just bought a new set being a dealer. They lasted 8 years.
I forgot you were a dealer for these. Would have rather given my hard earned dollarbux(stolen from James) to someone I know. They need to make a lazy emoji for James.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:39 AM   #25
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I forgot you were a dealer for these. Would have rather given my hard earned dollarbux(stolen from James) to someone I know. They need to make a lazy emoji for James.
I'm really not that lazy.
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