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Old 12-21-2012, 05:19 PM   #51
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So is there anyone I can contact to make the caliper bracket for me?
425 Motorsports made his. It doesn't look difficult to make, any good performance shop should have the means to design and create one!
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:18 PM   #52
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It's so weird looking @ an STi as a drift car lol. Good job though
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:23 PM   #53
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Ballsy using such an expensive chassis to drift but it works soooo well. You need more exhaust action so I can hear it over all those damn SR's lol.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #54
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No hate here, thats good work
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #55
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425 Motorsports made his. It doesn't look difficult to make, any good performance shop should have the means to design and create one!
Do you have any better photos of it? maybe form the back side would be great.

cheers.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:56 PM   #56
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f'ing sick!!!!! niceeeee
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:53 AM   #57
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Love this car!
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:46 PM   #58
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few questions because i plan to go rwd for drifting. what rear diff are you using and what transmission and mods did you do to make it handle rwd.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #59
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Are you joking? First page.

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #60
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Wasn't sure if he did a r200 diff conversion or upgraded the transmission gears.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:22 PM   #61
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transmissions in the STI are known to be pretty bulletproof even in AWD trim, so I wouldn't see a need for that.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #62
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There also made to put most of there power to the front not the back and most of the rwd convertions iv look into have had a r200 convertion to keep from busting diffs and snaping axles. I wasn't sure if he found a setup that can take the power without busting axles all the time.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #63
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Curious to your rear diff/axle setup... I demolished aftermarket r180 axles, r200 was the only way to go.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #64
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:25 AM   #65
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Comments/compliments have been appreciated! Thanks guys!



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425 Motorsports made his. It doesn't look difficult to make, any good performance shop should have the means to design and create one!
Yeah, this. Really, all that has to be done to make the brackets are to weld some tabs on. For more security, have a plate welded on the rear to the hub for the second set of calipers to hold on to for the force of the caliper is distributed throughout, which was done in my case. As Dillion stated, any good performance shop would have to ability to do so.

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Ballsy using such an expensive chassis to drift but it works soooo well. You need more exhaust action so I can hear it over all those damn SR's lol.
Tell me about it. But I figured it would be fun and intriguing, so I went along for the ride.
And honestly, it really has gotten beaten up plenty. But with a countless amount of trips to the local body shop, I've managed to keep her in good condition. Thank goodness for discounts from being a loyal customer. Haha. And I'll make sure to keep that in mind if/when I make a video!

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Do you have any better photos of it? maybe form the back side would be great.

cheers.
I'll see what I can do for you as soon as my lens for my camera comes in the mail. Just sold my last one.

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There also made to put most of there power to the front not the back and most of the rwd convertions iv look into have had a r200 convertion to keep from busting diffs and snaping axles. I wasn't sure if he found a setup that can take the power without busting axles all the time.
Haven't busted any diffs/axles due to being RWD. I've only broken axles due to poor geometry of the axles. As I stated earlier in the thread:
"Technically, I can say I haven't gone through any axles due to drifting, etc. BUT, I have gone through several due to my car sitting lower on one side than the other. I realized this mid-season last year, I was constantly breaking axles in the left rear, NEVER the right rear. One day, I went to investigate and I realized the left rear of the car was sitting slightly lower than the right rear. So, the bad angle of the axle put a lot of extra stress on it. I leveled the left rear out with the right rear, and I haven't broken an axle since!"

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Curious to your rear diff/axle setup... I demolished aftermarket r180 axles, r200 was the only way to go.
Interesting comment. I believe Stephen Verdier is his name, he competed in Formula Drift a few years ago. He had a RWD 06-07 STI pushing about 500rwhp. Stock diff, stock axles. Never had any issues. Maybe broke an axle once every blue moon, but it was nothing drastic. If you read my reply to fullspool's comment above, I can't say I've ever broken an axle due to being RWD. What are you working with and how much power are you putting down? I'm really interested.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #66
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Wasn't sure if he did a r200 diff conversion or upgraded the transmission gears.
Sorry, I missed this comment.
Stock transmission, no issues...... for now.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:51 AM   #67
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Here's one for ya:
How does the clutch engagement feel now that only two wheels are receiving power? Is there less of a bogging feeling, especially in lower RPM, due to fewer bits having to connect to move the car?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #68
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #69
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Here's one for ya:
How does the clutch engagement feel now that only two wheels are receiving power? Is there less of a bogging feeling, especially in lower RPM, due to fewer bits having to connect to move the car?
Hm, I'm not sure how to answer this. Haha. My car has been RWD longer than it has been AWD, so I don't know if I can answer this accurately. I can't say that there is that huge of a difference. If anything, I'd say that when it engages, it's a 'lighter' feeling. You can feel that there is less load on the drivetrain. Idk how to explain it. The response is on point, you can definitely feel the power going straight to the rear opposed to it staying flat and planted. Sorry if I didn't answer your questions...

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Old 12-23-2012, 08:01 PM   #70
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Ahhhhhh this is the car I fell in love with on YouTube. Super sick car man
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #71
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #72
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Didn't see any alignment specs anywhere...?
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #73
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Didn't see any alignment specs anywhere...?
-4.5 degress of camber in the front.
-3 degrees of camber in the rear.
Zero toe all around.
And managed to get ~6.9 degrees of caster.

EDIT: I'm shooting for as close to zero degrees of camber in the rear, but when I installed my adjustable rear lower
control arms and set the camber to zero, it stretched my axles A TON. I need to get slightly longer axles made to keep this from happening.
But as of now, I'm stuck with that much camber in the rear. Yes, I can simply just raise my ride height... but I won't.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #74
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-4.5 degress of camber in the front.
-3 degrees of camber in the rear.
Zero toe all around.
And managed to get ~6.9 degrees of caster.

EDIT: I'm shooting for as close to zero degrees of camber in the rear, but when I installed my adjustable rear lower
control arms and set the camber to zero, it stretched my axles A TON. I need to get slightly longer axles made to keep this from happening.
But as of now, I'm stuck with that much camber in the rear. Yes, I can simply just raise my ride height... but I won't.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #75
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when i blew my center diff, i was looking into something like this. almost wish I had gone for it.

your car is truly awesome.
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