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Old 08-20-2013, 11:20 AM   #2401
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Finally uploaded my gopro footage of the WA autox. Can't see but I ran the BRZ... And discovered oversteer during run #2 for like the first time ever.

Run #3 was my best..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeWs...e_gdata_player
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:55 PM   #2402
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Smooth as butta. Glad you finally got to run the BRZ!
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:36 PM   #2403
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Chano, I have no idea what you were talking about drivers being better down here. F that!

Also spotted some sick cars down here. R33 or 32(not really up on the differences off hand)
A sweet wrx wagon which was right hand drive, several Maserati, Jags, R8s. Favorite so far was a Porsche GT3 with a roll cage, that thing was quick. A sick supra sitting in someone's driveway.

I also didn't know how fast the Porshe SUV was, and really feeling the cons of the honda Pilot. Still overall a better family mover than the Tribeca
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:50 PM   #2404
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Did I say "better" or "faster"? Because for me, faster is better. Colorado was the only place where people had room to move, but didn't. Alaska is the only other place I've been that's like that consistently.

Everywhere else I went people knew to move out of the way. Heck, even I moved out of the way. Surprising, I know.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:00 PM   #2405
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Finally uploaded my gopro footage of the WA autox. Can't see but I ran the BRZ... And discovered oversteer during run #2 for like the first time ever.

Run #3 was my best..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeWs...e_gdata_player
Nice flow through those last set of gates. Good lines. Looked like a fun course.

Wish we had something like that up here. the scene here has burned me out.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #2406
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Nice flow through those last set of gates. Good lines. Looked like a fun course.

Wish we had something like that up here. the scene here has burned me out.
Nope! I think there are actually more in attendance. Heck, even I've finally rode along! We miss you, Mav. I'm hoping to compete against you next season when I'm feeling complete.

Edit: My bad, you meant courses like that specifically, not autox courses in general.

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Old 08-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #2407
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Wish we had something like that up here.
Uhhh, but we do... from the portion of video I saw, it looks a lot like Tanacross. Hell, it's even on an airfield... like Tanacross.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #2408
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Uhhh, but we do... from the portion of video I saw, it looks a lot like Tanacross. Hell, it's even on an airfield... like Tanacross.
Well let me rephrase then.

CLOSER TO ANCHORAGE.

I'll drive an hour for an event... but not 5hrs and spend a whole weekend. I know a lot of people like the party scene there too and I'm not faulting anyone on that, thats their thing. But driving 5hrs. being surrounded by loud drunk people (unless the stories are over exaggerated) each night is not my idea of a good time. Just not my thing and never will be.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:45 PM   #2409
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Well let me rephrase then.

CLOSER TO ANCHORAGE.

I'll drive an hour for an event... but not 5hrs and spend a whole weekend. I know a lot of people like the party scene there too and I'm not faulting anyone on that, thats their thing. But driving 5hrs. being surrounded by loud drunk people (unless the stories are over exaggerated) each night is not my idea of a good time. Just not my thing and never will be.
That's unfortunate. One year you really should come check it out, as it really is a fun filled auto sports weekend, and isn't necessarily one huge drunken party weekend. To be honest, the majority of the weekend is racing during the day and congregating around the bonfires at night, not unlike at a local BBQ hovering around a fire pit. Granted, there have been (and probably always will be) shenanigans and/or funniy moments that have originated with spirits, however there are also just funny moments of trying to hit golf balls...
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:37 AM   #2410
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Don't knock it before you try it Phil ;-)

And yeah.. That course was on an airfield. I could've done better but I hit the rev limiter in second in the fast section towards the end on runs 3 and 4.

First place in my class had me by 1.5 seconds. That BRZ was an automatic lol.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #2411
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What shops have experience in cluster swapping!? I'm kind of scared to do it myself & will just mess up so I wanna know if anyone swapped one before . I have a 07 for an 03 . Did some research but not many people done it before . Help plz lol
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #2412
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Element Automotive/ElementAK, yo.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:26 PM   #2413
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I know it's not a Subie, but ran across this over on the darkside forums.


All I gotta say is DAYUM! That and it's a shame 1) it's not offered statside and 2) I don't make enough to buy it even if it was. Hahaha.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:58 PM   #2414
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lambo v10 twin turbo... argh i sso wish we got the c7 rs6's here, I'd still take a c5 rs6 tho. v8tt mmmm.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:06 PM   #2415
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Some kind of strange yellow blob in the sky. Any ideas? Heard a legend once about a star in the solar system that used to make things bright and shiny and warm. They called it a "Sun".


Hope it stays out at least until i'm gone. Need to enjoy the motorcycle a bit more.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:18 AM   #2416
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Does anyone have a personal recommendation on home security and who they work with or have had good experiences with? My home was originally wired through with Viviant, which seems to be fine, but there are so many other options out there. Anyone have actual experiences which push them in a certain direction?
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:20 PM   #2417
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Does anyone have a personal recommendation on home security and who they work with or have had good experiences with? My home was originally wired through with Viviant, which seems to be fine, but there are so many other options out there. Anyone have actual experiences which push them in a certain direction?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivint

Copypasta from Wiki. Vivint is the same company as APX, that got a lot of flack the last time they were mentioned.

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Legal Problems

Vivint's aggressive door-to-door sales tactics have repeatedly gotten the company into trouble with the law in at least thirteen different states.[44] Vivint/APX had 1,441 complaints filed against it with the Better Business Bureau in the last three years.[45] A number of states have taken legal action against Vivint/APX for engaging in misleading sales tactics, misrepresentation, and improper collections practices.
Wisconsin took legal action against the company in September 2012, for deceptive and misleading sales tactics. The judgment ordered Vivint Inc. to refund up to $148,000 and cancel almost $450,000 in consumer debt. The judgment requires Vivint to pay refunds to consumers who were misled about their ability to cancel their alarm service contracts, as well as consumers who were misled about false alarm charges. Vivint also will remove affected consumers from collections and the company will pay forfeitures and attorneys fees to the State as well as improve their disclosures to consumers about their services and charges, making it easier for consumers to cancel their contracts if they so desire.[46]
Arkansas fined Vivint/APX $40,850 for over 40 violations in 2009.[47] On September 10, 2010 the State of Arkansas Attorney General's Office charged Vivint, Inc. with violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Vivint paid $125,000 for the costs of the investigation and prosecution of the complaint.[48] In 2008 and 2009, Vivint paid a total of $65,850 in Arkansas using improperly licensed workers.[44]
The states of Washington, Louisiana, South Carolina, Minnesota and Tennessee have all fined Vivint/APX for violating state licensing codes.[47][49][47] In Washington, police cited Vivint/APX seven times in 2008 and 2009 for having unlicensed workers install alarms.[44]Louisiana also fined Vivint for violating a Cease and Desist Order, and engaging in false, misleading, or deceptive practices.[47]
State and local prosecutors in California, Ohio, Oregon, and Kansas have also charged Vivint with engaging in deceptive trade practices, misleading customers, and engaging in improper collections tactics. To settle these charges, Vivint has entered into consent agreements. Vivint paid $425,000 in fines in California.[50][51] Oregon fined Vivint/APX $60,000 for "targeting elderly Oregonians with misleading and high-pressure sales tactics.[45]
Similar complaints about the firm's sales tactics have arisen in Maryland and Nevada. Police in Georgia warned residents about aggressive alarm companies after hearing complaints about APX. Maryland officials have also addressed complaints against the company.[52]
Vivint's CEO Todd Pedersen says the number of complaints is small for a business that has thousands of salespeople knocking on millions of doors a year. “We don’t condone any aggressive-style sales, but there is no such thing as a sales process that doesn’t have some aggressiveness to it. [Otherwise] you’re not going to sell anything.”[53] Moreover, Vivint joined the Corporate Advocacy Program for Ripoff Report because they want customers to know they will resolve any and all customer issues.[54]
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:21 PM   #2418
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Not to mention their 5 min installs that require simply removing the plug from the wall to disable the whole system in many cases.

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Old 08-28-2013, 12:26 AM   #2419
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Does anyone have a personal recommendation on home security and who they work with or have had good experiences with? My home was originally wired through with Viviant, which seems to be fine, but there are so many other options out there. Anyone have actual experiences which push them in a certain direction?
A friend who's wife is a Palmer PD officer had APX removed from the home they just bought and had ADT install the system they have now and had in their previous home. They seem very happy with ADT and have had them for several years.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:22 AM   #2420
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Does anyone have a personal recommendation on home security and who they work with or have had good experiences with?
Smith & Wesson, Colt, Remington, Berretta, Para Ordinance, Ruger and Winchester have all done right by me.

That and some well placed surveillance cameras with a 24/7 HD feed & battery back up.

I've heard too many horror stories of security system installers being the actual perpetrators to trust a system. Insure yourself for the things you can't afford to loose…or don't own them.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #2421
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Anybody going out to the fair today? Kendrick Lamar is having a show and there's no way in hell I'm gonna miss that.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #2422
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I'm too lazy to make an entire thread about my road trip, but I wanted to share my dealership experience in Denver.

This is the Groove Subaru dealership in Denver, CO. I just popped up, asked for an oil change, got it done in an hour and got a complimentary car wash. Loved every minute!



Parts department.




Showroom floor.



Out in the lot.


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Old 08-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #2423
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Looking for some help with wiring & installing my defi gauges. Pizza & beer? My treat lol I know the ones I bought I just gotta wire 4 wires up the control unit and it's a daisy wire for all the gauges
. Got the BF DEFI gauges . Any one have experience in wiring these up shoot me a pm!
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:59 AM   #2424
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I commend you on your choice of gauges. I've had DEFIs in my car for years and they have served well. Unfortunately, I'm headed to Tanacross for the weekend. Good luck to you.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:31 PM   #2425
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I wish a car company came out with a semi affordable mid engine track car kinda like the old Ford rs200. I dont think it should be more then 30-40k for a mid engine, all wheel drive turbo charged 4/5cyl. 6speed manny/dual clutch option, BBK, couple of recaro seats and some decent susp/wheel combo.

Could even make packages with a rally package that comes with different susp/light bars, ect or a track package with the lowered stiffer susp and more carbon fiber or other weight reductions.

For those who dont know what the ford rs200 is heres a vid on it from richard hammond.

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