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Old 08-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #201
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I have been getting some questions on how the car is sitting on the new suspension...so here are some quick pictures.





And a Instagramesk picture...because everyone seems to love those...

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:18 PM   #202
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damn dude, your car is sooooo clean.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:18 AM   #203
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How are you liking this setup compared to the Bilstein/RCE setup?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #204
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I have been running Hawk HP+'s for awhile. I absolutely love how they bite and they have had zero issues on the track or mountain runs. However, they dust like a damn blizzard and are squeaky as hell. The running joke was I had was that I after I washed my car...just pulling out of the driveway would get my wheels dirty. To make matters worse, the dust is brown so it even really showed up on my flat black wheels.

After dealing with this for awhile, I finally decided to run a DD set of pads and a track/mountain run set of pads. Since it basically takes 20 minutes or less to swap pads on Brembo's including jacking the car up, this really isn't that big of a deal.

I searched around the internet to find a set of pads that were half way decent that didn't dust all over the wheels. After seeing some reviews on TireRack.com and IWSTI, I landed on the Posi Quiets.



As the name implies, they are QUIET! They also do not get the wheels dirty...and they are pretty cheap. They aren't Autozone brand cheap but a lot cheaper than the track pads. The braking bite is not as good as the HP+'s but I was expecting that. They are find for daily driving use and that is all that really matters for their purpose.

We'll see how they do over time, but so far I am liking the different pads for different purposes setup.

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How are you liking this setup compared to the Bilstein/RCE setup?
It is a little early to tell since I haven't really been able to lay into them yet, but so far I really like the setup. At 400/400, it is very daily drivable friendly...now I just need to see how it does when it is pushed hard.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:44 AM   #205
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Are you going to get more aggressive track pads?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:48 AM   #206
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Are you going to get more aggressive track pads?
When I wear the HP+'s out? Probably. I have a lot easier time spending more money on track pads if I am not DD'ing them. I was thinking about going with some Endless the next time around.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:21 PM   #207
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ferodo DS...lovely track pad
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #208
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Playing with my rig...


On The Move by rsutton198 | oneninty8.com, on Flickr
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:10 PM   #209
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Beautiful...Stuck in motion!
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:34 PM   #210
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details on the rig and your camera settings? i really want to do the same. pm me if you wanna keep it low key details...

i wonder if those pads will make my life easier with my wheels
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #211
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details on the rig and your camera settings? i really want to do the same. pm me if you wanna keep it low key details...

i wonder if those pads will make my life easier with my wheels
It's all good. I don't mind making them public.

Canon 5D Mark III w/Canon 17-40mm/f4 L
Shot at 17mm, f13, 4 sec exposure @ 50 ISO
Hoya x64 ND filter with B&W Circular Polarizing Filter (stacked)
Rig-Pro rig with Avenger Suction Cups (3 used off hood) and Manfrotto Magic Arm
Edited in Adobe Lightroom 4.1 and Adobe Photoshop CS6

This was shot in the middle of the day because I wanted to test out my new x64 ND filter. It worked pretty damn well.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:57 PM   #212
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It's all good. I don't mind making them public.

Canon 5D Mark III w/Canon 17-40mm/f4 L
Shot at 17mm, f13, 4 sec exposure @ 50 ISO
Hoya x64 ND filter with B&W Circular Polarizing Filter (stacked)
Rig-Pro rig with Avenger Suction Cups (3 used off hood) and Manfrotto Magic Arm
Edited in Adobe Lightroom 4.1 and Adobe Photoshop CS6

This was shot in the middle of the day because I wanted to test out my new x64 ND filter. It worked pretty damn well.
look what i found

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...90505&page=502
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:58 PM   #213
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Yeah I post in there from time to time. My GT-R shots are in there as well.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #214
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I THOUGHT THEY LOOKED FAMILIAR. now it makes sense. haha i never post anywhere in those photog forums, i can't compete there.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:15 PM   #215
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I THOUGHT THEY LOOKED FAMILIAR. now it makes sense. haha i never post anywhere in those photog forums, i can't compete there.
There is a lot of crap on there too. BUT...there are some amazing guys in that thread and the transportation area sometimes. I use a lot of that for inspiration on how to get better.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #216
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The RCE Tarmac 2's are installed alignment scheduled for tomorrow morning.

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Where is your jacking point and where did you put your jack stands to do the rear?

Your car is so sick dude! Keep it up!
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #217
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Where is your jacking point and where did you put your jack stands to do the rear?

Your car is so sick dude! Keep it up!
I jack it up on the rear diff and then set the car down on the jack stands at the pinch welds in front of the rear tires (conventional jack points). I leave a little bit of pressure on the jack to act as a secondary jacking point with the jack stands bearing the most weight as the primaries.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #218
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There is a lot of crap on there too. BUT...there are some amazing guys in that thread and the transportation area sometimes. I use a lot of that for inspiration on how to get better.
I don't go in the Car section of POTN much, but most of that forum is complete noobs. Mostly just mom's and dad's with camera's or keyboard photographer's that just buy gear and don't shoot anything. There are obviously some pro's but a lot of them are just stuck up. The handful of great photographers just get buried in the garbage. I've stopped going there it's so bad.

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I jack it up on the rear diff and then set the car down on the jack stands at the pinch welds in front of the rear tires (conventional jack points). I leave a little bit of pressure on the jack to act as a secondary jacking point with the jack stands bearing the most weight as the primaries.
I've found the pinch welds on my car are very strong. I always put my stands on them and I haven't had a problem. I've folded them over on other cars. With my WRX I've had my car up on 4 stands for weeks at a time with no issues.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:15 PM   #219
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I don't go in the Car section of POTN much, but most of that forum is complete noobs. Mostly just mom's and dad's with camera's or keyboard photographer's that just buy gear and don't shoot anything. There are obviously some pro's but a lot of them are just stuck up. The handful of great photographers just get buried in the garbage. I've stopped going there it's so bad.
A lot of noobs that think they are experts too. I am the first to admit that I have a lot to learn still when it comes to photography, but some of those guys think they know everything without the shots to back it up. It is pretty weird. Typical forum stuff I guess.

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I've found the pinch welds on my car are very strong. I always put my stands on them and I haven't had a problem. I've folded them over on other cars. With my WRX I've had my car up on 4 stands for weeks at a time with no issues.
They are pretty crazy strong. Not like some of the other cars I have had as well...
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #220
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it may have something to do with subaru's parent company, fuji HEAVY industries, lol
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #221
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Really digging your shots with the MKIII. The car looks great as always! I've been really toying with the idea of trading my dual MKII setup for dual MKIIIs, but just haven't been able to justify the extra money just yet. Not to mention, I'd love to get into a bigger turbo and add on more performance mods.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #222
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Really digging your shots with the MKIII. The car looks great as always! I've been really toying with the idea of trading my dual MKII setup for dual MKIIIs, but just haven't been able to justify the extra money just yet. Not to mention, I'd love to get into a bigger turbo and add on more performance mods.
Thanks! The Mark III's low light and focusing is incredible in comparison to the Mark II's but that would be a big investment. Bigger turbo might equal bigger smiles in the end!
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #223
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First of all your car is amazing lol Not the first time you've heard that .... Curious as to your reasons for going for new coilovers when you praised your GTWORX/Bilsteins. Also noticed that you are lower now too. Will this affect your mountain biking and ability to get to trailheads?

Hope this makes sense as I ride as well and the need to be "lowered" is a distant worry as I need to drive on dirt roads, etc.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:02 PM   #224
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First of all your car is amazing lol Not the first time you've heard that .... Curious as to your reasons for going for new coilovers when you praised your GTWORX/Bilsteins. Also noticed that you are lower now too. Will this affect your mountain biking and ability to get to trailheads?

Hope this makes sense as I ride as well and the need to be "lowered" is a distant worry as I need to drive on dirt roads, etc.
I still praise that setup. It is a killer suspension. My car is seeing more track time this year (I'll be at Sebring in September) so having something that I could adjust for DD and track became more important.

Not sure about the trailheads yet. I might have to raise it back up some!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:37 PM   #225
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Thanks! The Mark III's low light and focusing is incredible in comparison to the Mark II's but that would be a big investment. Bigger turbo might equal bigger smiles in the end!
I'm thinking the same thing regarding the turbo. The MKII is still a fine camera, but I shoot a ton of weddings which the AF and ISO performance would be nice. Thanks for being an inspiration when it comes to the 2011+ WRX.
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