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Old 10-21-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default Agile Auto/Raver Motorsports 05 Time Attack STI: Road To National Champs! NEW PICS !

Hey Everyone ! Me and the team have been meaning to get this started all season long but have been way to busy until this point. We have a bit of time between now and the Championship at Sebring to bring everyone who is interested up to speed. For the first post i have to take everyone back about one year ago to when we bought this car. I will try to run through all the issues and successes we had until this point. A couple of things need to be mentioned first before i get started.

Owner: Raver Motorsports

Team: Agile Automotive Performance http://www.agileauto.com/
https://www.facebook.com/agileauto

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OSGiken (there will be comparative data and write ups for the OSGiken Differentials we are currently using)

VP Racing Fuel

Current Sanctioning Body: NARRA (North American Road Race Association)
https://www.facebook.com/NARRAonline
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Driver: Dan Raver (OP)

Class: TT-3/GT-3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PurposeBuiltRacing?ref=hl

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The Car when i bought it approx 2 years ago


The car at one of its first track events


Early 2013 Season (New Wing And Splitter)





Ok, now to do a quick write up of what is going on. At this point we had not done too much to the engine and transmission of the car. We were running what was bought (Not important what was bought). The first couple of things we did to the car were safety improvements as well as some suspension upgrades.


New Sparco seat and Sparco Harnesses.
Removal of the front glass windows
Installation of race battery and battery kill switches.
We went to an external Res Coilover as well as some new white line sways.
Full weld in Cage custom fabricated at Agile Auto
New C85 Tune
Fire Suppression System
Front Splitter
Kognition Rear Wing
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:44 PM   #2
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looks like the black version of my car lol.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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Rounds 1 & 2 Road Atlanta

So the 2013 season kicks off at road atlanta. Since this was our first trip to this track we elected to use Friday as a test day. The car was functioning fairly well. As the day went on we begin to notice that the stock brembos were being absolutely murdered in the braking zone at the end of the back straight. The car was also not seeing the top speeds we were hoping to see. This event marked our first cooperation with our new sponsor VP Fuels. The E85 tune we were using also needed a bit of tweaking to get it exactly where we wanted it.

Day 1:

The first official Timed Round of the year and the competition was stiff. A track local C6 corvette and the Top Speed Motorsports GTR were laying some great Times in the 1:31 - 1:32 range. With our top speed issues and the insufficient braking power we were stuck in the 1:35 putting us in 3rd in class and 12th overall. As we battled to get faster the brake fade grew worse and worse.

Day 2:

Day 2 started out better as one competitor was found ineligable for the class they were running in and was moved to TT-2. As we tore through brake pads and rotors we were unable to improve our time and found 2nd place/12th overall just before setting off into a joyride down the hill at turn 12. This slide led to a bent Lower A arm and a destroyed rim. Having already done most of what we had come to do the team and I packed it up and hit the long road back to Baltimore.

http://narraonline.com/event-results...c-results-2013

The allowable power we run is 8.75:1 p/w ratio. The car weighed approx 3300 lbs at this time. The car spends so much time on the dyno i don't think i have a current dynograph but i am sure you all can do the math. It was at somewhere close to 390 awhp and 400 Ft lb torque.

Recap: We left this Round (Round 1) with a total of 580 points and some insight on a few modifications that needed to be made. First off were the brakes. We were cooking the Brembos so fast that we knew a stronger kit and more efficient cooling was in order. The Alcon 6-piston kit with tilton pedal assembly seemed to be the best fit for what we planned to do. Along with those the lower control arm needed to be addressed as well. below are a list and some pics of the changes we made between this even and Round 3/4 at Watkins Glen International.

Modifications

Alcon 6 Piston Front Brakes
Tilton 900 Series Pedal Assembly
Tilton 3 Chamber Billet Aluminum Reservoir
Tilton Remote Brake Bias Adjuster

Moore Sport Billet Aluminium Uprights
Moore Sport Front Control Arms

Ferodo Racing Brake Pads
Alcon Slotted Brake Rotors

Pics !















From here we head to Watkins Glen For Round 3 & 4 of the 2013 and some up down moments.

Thanks to VP Racing and the team at Agile Automotive Performance

Thanks for Reading

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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Pics Continued...

Before the season we began the gauge and control panel. The Tilton Bias controller was added at this time. The rest was done mostly in the off season leading up to this time.









As this is being thrown together rather quick to catch up feel free to ask questions and point out anything you see that i missed or didn't explain, Thanks !!!

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Old 10-21-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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cool story bro..bro do you even race bro

Looks great! Keep up the good work!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:50 AM   #6
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:17 PM   #7
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Very nice build. Have you considered ditching all the analog gauges and switching to a digital logging dash? Much easier to see at speed and obviously being able to look at data after a session is crucial.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #8
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Very nice build. Have you considered ditching all the analog gauges and switching to a digital logging dash? Much easier to see at speed and obviously being able to look at data after a session is crucial.
The car as it is shown is not the same now as i am trying to fill everyone in. In other words there may be a "Pista" in My future........
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I would recommend that you consider moving the ECU off the passenger floor and placing it somewhere where it can't sit in puddle of water in a heavy rain.

Nice looking car. I have a AIM Pista and love it. I keep adding sensors.

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Old 10-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #10
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I would recommend that you consider moving the ECU off the passenger floor and placing it somewhere where it can't sit in puddle of water in a heavy rain.

Nice looking car. I have a AIM Pista and love it. I keep adding sensors.

Duncan
Thanks dunk. The location of the ECU actually doesn't really ever see water. We plan on taking it up a little higher when we have time to fab up a box for it.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #12
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Hey everyone. I will be writing up Round 2&3 (Watkins Glen) Sunday. For any locals - The Agile Open House is this saturday at 11am. Come by to see some awesome cars and win some Subaru raffle prizes!! More info can be found at www.agileauto.com
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Sorry for the lengthy Hiatus everyone. I will be updating the thread and writing up Rounds 2&3 shorty. Below is a video of Road Atlanta Which was rounds 1&2.



Sebring championship Undercar Vid (Check out Agile's Facebook Page Below

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

The Cars Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/PurposeBuiltRacing?ref=hl)



We don't get much mention here as were working out bugs and lingering in the back of the pack during Day 1.


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We will be running one of the NASA Classes next year. Still debating on which but we will be there !!!
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:15 PM   #16
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Raver Motorsports - Agile Automotive Performance 2005 Time Attack STI


North American Road Racing Association - Whelen Time Trail Championship Rounds 2 & 3

Rounds 2 & 3 of the Whelen USTTC were a tough couple of days for the team and I.

This was the first weekend to test out a couple of new setups. After completely cooking the stock Brembo's at Road Atlanta we upgraded to the Alcon Brake Kit seen above and the following associated modifications:

Tilton Pedal Assembly
Tilton 3 Chamber Reservoir
Tilton Master Cylinder
Tilton Brake Bias Controller
Remove ABS & Brake Booster


As this was already quite a change we decided to test on our street tires (R888) that we heat cycled out after a few laps at Road Atlanta. Getting used to the brakes on a **** set of tires was impossible. after seeing turn 1 from every angle multiple times there was no hope for them. we threw on the slicks and got to work.

Practice Day 1:

Practice went great. There were no issues as I was taking it slows in hopes not to lock up and destroy my fresh Pirelli DH Slicks. The brakes were great once i can distinguish the threshold between full breaking and lock up. after getting that down we began getting faster. i can't remember our exact times at the beginning of the day but at the end of practice we were running consistent 2:06's.

Competition Day 1 - Round 2 Whelen USTTC

At this time we had not changed the turbo that came on the car and it took a turn for the worst. completely destroying itself!!! But not before we got in a a 2:06.505 in my first session. the aftermath of the turbo destruction luckily did not make its way to the engine so we packed it up and headed home.


Competition Day 2:


Scoring :
http://narraonline.com/event-results...t-results-2013

Losing the points we could have had in Round 4 will come back to haunt us down the line.

Next Round is New Jersey Motorsports Park a new turbo and Some Silly new torque numbers !!!!

WGI PICS:




BIG THANKS TO

AGILE AUTO

VP RACING

OSGIKEN




Additional Links for full event photos:

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North American Road Racing Association - Whelen Time Trail Championship Rounds 4 & 5

Rounds 4 & 5 of the Whelen USTTC were a wet couple of days for the team and I.


New Upgrades:

NEW TURBO KIT:

BorgWarner EFR 7064 twin scroll
Full Race Equal Length Headers
Full Race Downpipe
Agile Auto Custom Fabricated Straight Pipe Exhaust

NEW Dyno! 455 Ft. Lb. Tq. 380 AWHP

Sorry for the Iphone Pics






No practice for NJMP as i had previously gotten familiar with the track.

Competition Day 1: STI VS EVO VIII vs EVO X

RAIN, RAIN & MORE RAIN.......



First session was the last session for a good amount of cars that day. Since there were 3 AWD competitors in my class alone it did not make much of a difference for us whether it rained or snowed. It was STI vs EVO VIII vs EVO X. Home track for Thai Depp and his EVO XIII meant there was going to be some serious digging necessary to keep up and that there was. As the track slowly dried throughout the day I was able to utilize the sticky Pirelli tires to make up some time. The rain never did stop but we managed to squeeze out a 1:37 on the wet tarmac to seal up 2nd place for the day managing to stay under one second faster that the EVO X on rain tires. A victory is a victory on a day like that. By the end of the day no one was on track except for me due to the weather. Some serious work for Day 2 would be needed to match Thai's time!

Competition Day 2:

NO MORE RAIN

Day two started fast. We had to match The previous fast time for our class that was 1:32, five seconds faster than Day 1. With a dry track and great temps we were at it immediately. Getting faster each lap we were starting to think we may run the hometown hero down after all. finally we closed in on a 1:32 only to find the EVO X had been running consistent 1:34's and The leader just dropped to a 1:29 .........






We were happy with our performance this weekend because as usual it was like a whole new car to us every event.


Stick around for the next event with some serious changes at Virginia International Raceway followed by some Subaru GT Racing alongside The American Le Mans Series Oak Tree Grand Prix !!!!!!!!






Thanks To MY Sponsors:

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Agile Automotive https://www.facebook.com/agileauto

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Hey ALL. Check out NARRA's 2014 Schedule. PM me with any questions if you want to run !!!!!!!


http://narraonline.com/
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:39 PM   #20
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Hey Again All! I just uploaded the Pics from our Weekend at Sebring international where we came away with the National Championship in both TT-3 & GT-3. We hope you enjoy !!!!! We turned up the boost to do some testing for next season if you are wondering about the GT-2 classing stickers.


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Out of curiosity why did you tape up your brake ducting in some of those photos.
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Out of curiosity why did you tape up your brake ducting in some of those photos.
We needed the rotor temps high in a short period of time. We had one warm-up lap and one lap to lay down our fast time. It was a new format that was being tested out. Kinda like a DO OR DIE lap or a Super Sprint Race or as the sanctioning body called it Ultimate Time Trial Format....... We did not care for it much


We also do that when bedding new pads.
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