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Old 03-25-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default Picking up a 2015 LE STi next week......

that will be mostly used as a track toy. My first event with it will be April 12.

Looking for advice on pads and fluid......

Thanks.....
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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Thank you very much!
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:35 PM   #4
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Congrats on the future purchase, be sure to post a few vanity pics of it when you pick it up! What event are you participating in on the 12th?
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:44 PM   #5
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This is my guess based on his username

http://www.motorsportreg.com/events/...4#.UzI-2fkVqIA

What do I win?
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:15 AM   #6
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Nice try Doug! But no cigar......

Actually I am instructing/coaching with Hooked on Driving which will share LRP with EMRA........
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:16 PM   #7
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:19 PM   #8
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I'm a PFC guy myself. Have you tried the longer-laster 06 compound yet? The 01s have been my go-to pad ($texas, but probably worth it)...wondering about the initial bite of the 06s.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:07 PM   #9
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I have had PFC 97 and now 08 in my 911 and have been quite happy with them.

So....I guess why change?

Thanks for the input guys.....
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:13 PM   #10
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97s, that's taken it back a couple years. I actually bought up a bunch of much older PFC pads IIRC, like 83/90/93...for like $50.

Man, they were some brutal, brutal things. The 83 turned my rotors into crispy wafers after ~45 minutes.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:32 PM   #11
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Yeah, last year I raced with the 08s which replaced the 97s, didn't see much of a difference in grip, but supposedly the 08s are gentler to the rotors.....

BTW SB, remember........ brakes will only slow you down..... so use sparingly....
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:00 PM   #12
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Yeah, last year I raced with the 08s which replaced the 97s, didn't see much of a difference in grip, but supposedly the 08s are gentler to the rotors.....

BTW SB, remember........ brakes will only slow you down..... so use sparingly....
+1 for 08s
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:03 PM   #13
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Curious why you ask for pad and fluid advice if you raced on pfc08s last year? I'm also on 08s. Love em
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:07 PM   #14
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BTW SB, remember........ brakes will only slow you down..... so use sparingly....


Always try to remind myself of that.

You regularly track anything of the STIs weight before? Sparingly or not, you're going to run through some pads vs. your 911 I'm sure.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:08 PM   #15
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What are the 08s? Their latest endurance compound (an 06 replacement)?
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:10 PM   #16
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Curious why you ask for pad and fluid advice if you raced on pfc08s last year? I'm also on 08s. Love em
This is my first Subaru and I wanted to know the opinions from the Subaru "track rats"........

BTW, anybody here run Hoosiers R6 on their Subaru track toy?
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:13 PM   #17
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You're in a Subaru forum, think poorer. RA1s, NT01s, etc. You know, stuff with some life.

I'm sure some of the Hoosier guys will chime in though, including those who insist on the A6s for ensuring you bring home the DE trophies.

Phil (Element Tuning) certainly does.

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Old 03-26-2014, 02:45 PM   #18
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R6 on a Subaru? That's insane. Stick with blizzaks
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:07 PM   #19
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I thought the 08s were the 97s replacements.......

Do they still make RA1? At one point they replaced them with R8s.....

Blizzaks? Maybe for sno*drift?
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:29 PM   #20
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I thought the 08s were the 97s replacements.......

Do they still make RA1? At one point they replaced them with R8s.....

Blizzaks? Maybe for sno*drift?
I don't think there's any direct reference to anyone of those being a replacement for another. The 97s were somewhat of their endurance compound for many years in there. Then they released the 06 as their primary endurance offering...marketed as a longer-lasting 01. The most recent (still?) enduro pad is the 08. Their website does say regarding the 97 " (When out, refer to 01)". Who knows I guess.

They 08s seem to be to everyone's liking though.

As for the Toyos, the original plan some years back was to phase out the RA1 with the R888. People disliked the R888 somewhat (it's faster initially, but cycles out sooner and isn't nearly as good in the wet at full depth), and gave Toyo some push back. So they just kept the RA1 in production and skipped the whole phase-out thing. Still is probably the most popular DE tire after all these years (over 20 at this point?). Fast to the cords, and an economical alternative to Hoosier wets in the rain.

Then there's the (Toyo owned) Nitto NT01...said to be the same loved compound as the RA1, albeit without the same water evacuation capability at full depth. Discounted price over the Toyo though.

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:49 PM   #21
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Thanks SB, I will definetly look at the RA1s again......

I did like them in my 911 when I first started out........

then, as I moved into racing the R6s have become the standard.....

That reminds me I got to order the R6s in 15" for the Lime Rock race.....

(the new fad is now to run 15" wheels in the E class 911s, supposedly they affect the gearing ratios and are "faster")....... but I digress.........
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do your self a favor, if you don't want to be the first guy to post how you popped a ring land because you tracked the car, or dont want to be the first guy to seize the engine do two things.
1. get your self a good AOS or catch can set up that can actually keep oil out of your intake tract so you have less of a chance risking detonation.

2. get an aftermarket oil pickup that wont stress fracture. The oem oil pickup tubes tend to break from the stress caused by cornering G's at where they are brazed (they are not welded) to the flange.

Nobody knows what this gen EJ257 can tolerate yet. So no point in being the first person to find out the answer.

Take my suggestion with a grain of salt. You may already have had that planned. Just felt I should give you some advice that would prolong your fun time with your new car with its original engine.
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Is this a "new gen" EJ2527 or a straight carry-over?

I don't know, if I'm the OP I might be leaving everything 100% stock, running the very best gas I can get my hands on, leaving a little bit on the table on the track, and hoping to capitalize on my warranty should I experience any of the, dare I say typical, failures.
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Is this a "new gen" EJ2527 or a straight carry-over?

I don't know, if I'm the OP I might be leaving everything 100% stock, running the very best gas I can get my hands on, leaving a little bit on the table on the track, and hoping to capitalize on my warranty should I experience any of the, dare I say typical, failures.
There is rumor that some things may have been altered or adjusted, not to mention the completely different ecu tuning done for it. So there may be things changed that we dont know about which could give different results. High octane and some reliability mods never hurt.

no such thing as an EJ2527 lol

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went to edit a post and for some stupid reason it made a separate post.
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