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Old 06-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #51
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Lol lets hope I get the hang of it sooner than later. Oh and I meant to say what were your times at Buttonwillow? Im kinda scared to run at big willow haha
That exhaust is beautifully loud!! Makes my whimpy SPT catback sound tame haha. So I have all sorts of times from Buttonwillow because I never can seem to get on the same configuration more than twice haha. I think my best "feeling" time where I got alot of clean laps was 2:08.xx on config 13 (uses the bus stop instead of the dog leg) running clockwise. That is one of the fun things about buttonwillow is the amount of configurations they have is insane and are always changing!!!

Also, I have been researching several sizes in 17" RPF1s and how they will fit with OEM brembos since the 5x100 wheels are tough to get sizing in. I basically have been scouring 04 STI builds to see what people have on there since they have 5x100s and the brembos. Brembo has this CAD cutout you can make from paper and mock up in a wheel, it helped me figure out how to get the brakes to fit in the stock WRX wheels. Maybe Stoptech has the same?
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:33 PM   #52
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That exhaust is beautifully loud!! Makes my whimpy SPT catback sound tame haha. So I have all sorts of times from Buttonwillow because I never can seem to get on the same configuration more than twice haha. I think my best "feeling" time where I got alot of clean laps was 2:08.xx on config 13 (uses the bus stop instead of the dog leg) running clockwise. That is one of the fun things about buttonwillow is the amount of configurations they have is insane and are always changing!!!

Also, I have been researching several sizes in 17" RPF1s and how they will fit with OEM brembos since the 5x100 wheels are tough to get sizing in. I basically have been scouring 04 STI builds to see what people have on there since they have 5x100s and the brembos. Brembo has this CAD cutout you can make from paper and mock up in a wheel, it helped me figure out how to get the brakes to fit in the stock WRX wheels. Maybe Stoptech has the same?
Lol true there are so many different configurations of Buttonwillow. On Sept 14th it will be CW #1. its similar to CW #13 but has the Star Mazda corner before the Esses.

Stoptech does have the little cutout in order to see if wheels fit with the BBK but I would need to buy the wheels anyways to test fit haha. I guess I may just get the RPF1s and pick up a spacer with it since its the most cost effective wheel. I am not really a fan of the look though lol
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:14 PM   #53
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Lol true there are so many different configurations of Buttonwillow. On Sept 14th it will be CW #1. its similar to CW #13 but has the Star Mazda corner before the Esses.

Stoptech does have the little cutout in order to see if wheels fit with the BBK but I would need to buy the wheels anyways to test fit haha. I guess I may just get the RPF1s and pick up a spacer with it since its the most cost effective wheel. I am not really a fan of the look though lol
Oh very nice, that sounds fun! Never can go wrong with most of their setups haha. RPF1s are the generic choice, but they are light and not overpriced. I don't think you will be dissapointed with them, but I am sure others exist (maybe used?) at a similar price point. Patience is always good searching for a good set of wheels haha.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:36 AM   #54
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Got some new goodies in the mail today

Cobb AP Case




*Teaser* Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers with Swift Upgrade


I can't wait to install these and test out the handling and comfort! I will report back soon!
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:48 AM   #55
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Got some new goodies in the mail today

Cobb AP Case

*Teaser* Fortune Auto 500 Coilovers with Swift Upgrade

I can't wait to install these and test out the handling and comfort! I will report back soon!
Woo hoo!!!!!
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:12 AM   #56
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finally uploaded my dyno sheet lol
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:26 PM   #57
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Awesome thread so far man!
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #58
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Awesome thread so far man!
thanks a lot! this car requires a lot of work but i love it
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:56 AM   #59
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Finally installed the coilovers!

Front set of Fortune Auto Coilovers


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Rears on the car


Passengers Side Lowered


Drivers Side Lowered


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Drove it around for most of the day today and wow I am amazed at the ride quality on the street for the price. It feels firm yet comfortable and so far no weird clunking noises. It handles road imperfections much better than the stock set up. I am looking forward to using this set up to its full potential on the track! All I need now is a custom spec alignment and I will be good to go.

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Old 06-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #60
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I like the way it looks, very nice stance and very clean. Is 20mm spacer all around? I want to do spacer but I hear alot of negative comments for spacer..did you run into any problems? do you need extended lug nuts?

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Old 06-23-2013, 02:07 PM   #61
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I like the way it looks, very nice stance and very clean. Is 20mm spacer all around? I want to do spacer but I hear alot of negative comments for spacer..did you run into any problems? do you need extended lug nuts?
Thanks a lot! Yes im rocking 20 mm spacers all around and so far so good. Put about 10k miles on mine with no issues. The 20 mm ichiba spacers come with studs mounted to the spacers and bolt directly to the stock studs. no extended lug nuts are needed
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #62
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Really loving the sound of your exhaust, nice build
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:19 AM   #63
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Really loving the sound of your exhaust, nice build
I appreciate the feedback!
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #64
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I ended up ordering a set of silver WedsSport TC105N 17x9 +35 5x100 (inspired by jonjonkills101) from Jay over at Speed Alliance in San Diego. They gave me a GREAT price and Jay is awesome to work with! Definitely recommend them for any JDM wheel purchases.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:40 PM   #65
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Awesome build thread! Would you recommend this coilover set up for someone who DD's but tracks 1-2 times per year? Also, what spring rates did you get?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:49 PM   #66
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Awesome build thread! Would you recommend this coilover set up for someone who DD's but tracks 1-2 times per year? Also, what spring rates did you get?
Yes definitely! I got 8k/8k Swift Spring upgrade which feel great for daily driving. Just make sure you set the spring preload correctly and adjust the dampening settings to your liking. I dont think there are any coilover systems that are better at this price point. The only other one that competes is the Feal 441.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:16 PM   #67
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I stopped by Subie Shop in Oceanside with my friend itsover9000 over the weekend and hung out with Jose and Christian. They were super cool and gave us a tour of the shop. Here are some photos I took







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Old 06-24-2013, 11:18 PM   #68
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:44 PM   #69
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yep great guys at subie shop. Theres something comforting about walking inside a shop and all you see are WRXs and STIs.

did you get an alignment yet? or you gonna wait for the springs to settle?
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #70
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yep great guys at subie shop. Theres something comforting about walking inside a shop and all you see are WRXs and STIs.

did you get an alignment yet? or you gonna wait for the springs to settle?
the suspension already started to settle and everything looks about even now. i might wait to get an alignment until my wheels and tires come in lol
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #71
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money pit!
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #72
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Very nice build so far!
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:35 AM   #73
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money pit!
more like money black hole! haha

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Very nice build so far!
thanks a lot!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #74
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zzzz. Im impatiently waiting for my big brake kit AND my wheels to come in lol..
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #75
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Very nice! Quick question. I am running the same sway/endlink setup (eibachs and kartboys) and experience a bit of a knock/clunk over bumps. Do you have any of these issues? Did you use an impact gun to tighten things down or just hand wrenches? Thanks.
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