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Old 05-18-2004, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default PR: Updated Boxer4Racing WRX website, new pics, results, news etc..

I finally updated the Boxer4Racing WRX website (http://www.tomhoppe.com)

Got some info up there about our last couple of events and some new pics of the 2004 graphics. The car is stupid fast this season and we have had some good results so far.

We also have a new sponsor aboard! Performance Auto Mall in Chapel Hill, NC (http://www.4performance.com). These guys kick ass and their service department comes highly recommended. They did a great job rebuilding my tranny. I can get into 1st gear at 35mph now with a revmatch.

Here are a few pics of the new 2004 graphics









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Old 05-18-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
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Old 05-18-2004, 02:07 AM   #3
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Tom,

You moved from using KD's to using Azenis?

How come?
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Old 05-18-2004, 09:56 AM   #4
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nice clipping of the cone there in the last pic!
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:02 AM   #5
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Tom,

You moved from using KD's to using Azenis?

How come?
The KDs suck for anything other then 100 degree dry weather on concrete. And even then the azenis are slightly better They have a lot stiffer sidewall and you make up that little tiny but of lost lateral grip by being able to transition 10 times better.

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nice clipping of the cone there in the last pic!
I hate getting cones with the back wheel

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Old 05-18-2004, 10:14 AM   #6
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What camera did you shoot those with? The WB is a bit off in the 2nd one; I can fix that unless you like that effect. Oh and I think the graphics are growing on me. At first I wasn't sure...now I like them.
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Old 05-18-2004, 10:45 AM   #7
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Wow, looking good...

Hmm... Kevin was shooting, right? I like the shots he got...


Your Danville event summary link is toast, though..


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Old 05-18-2004, 10:49 AM   #8
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Actually Shawn took those

Biggly - here are the links to the original two
http://www.tomhoppe.com/misc%20pics/DSC_0195.JPG
http://www.tomhoppe.com/misc%20pics/DSC_0225.JPG

Danville is fixed.....

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Old 05-18-2004, 10:52 AM   #9
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Give me a few and I'll look a little more closely at those in PS.

I *really* need to order CS; I'm only at version 7.0 right now.

Oh, can you give me a link to the last one as well?

edit: Check your PMs...

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Old 05-18-2004, 11:18 AM   #10
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Oops... I meant Sanford...


It shows up as Atlanta..


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Old 05-18-2004, 12:19 PM   #11
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...They did a great job rebuilding my tranny. I can get into 1st gear at 35mph now with a revmatch.
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And here I thought NO ONE would ever want to downshift to first, not even in an autocross!

Looking for some more torque in those low speed turns?
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Old 05-18-2004, 12:27 PM   #12
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I'll tell you what, my car doesn't look that pretty. But at least it is not as dirty as KC's
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Old 05-18-2004, 12:46 PM   #13
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And here I thought NO ONE would ever want to downshift to first, not even in an autocross!

Looking for some more torque in those low speed turns?
Did I say that?? I thought it was only KC that said that.....

I like my 4 wheel burnouts out of turnarounds. Also, there was a section where mike king made a lot of money at in atlanta when he could get into 1st gear and we stayed in 2nd in KCs wagon. I just want to have the ability to do that if needed....

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I'll tell you what, my car doesn't look that pretty. But at least it is not as dirty as KC's
*nothing* is as dirty as KCs engine bay when I finally made him flush the oem brake fluid at 60K miles, it came out coke colored.

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Did I say that?? I thought it was only KC that said that.....

I like my 4 wheel burnouts out of turnarounds. Also, there was a section where mike king made a lot of money at in atlanta when he could get into 1st gear and we stayed in 2nd in KCs wagon. I just want to have the ability to do that if needed....
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Hey. I'm with ya on that. I don't autocross but there were times in rallycross that I found myself wheezing in 2nd and had to just jam it into 1st to make some forward progress. Had I downshifted into 1st from the get go, I would have made up a good 3 seconds.

I always found all that left-foot-braking advice a little suspect. I swear it's just guys trying to give advice that sounds good but helps them more than it helps you.
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Old 05-18-2004, 01:21 PM   #15
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Old 05-18-2004, 02:06 PM   #16
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You ran KD's in 245/40/17 right? What size azenis are you running ?

thanks in advance tom!

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I hate getting cones with the back wheel

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Old 05-18-2004, 03:22 PM   #17
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Yup, I'm now on 225/45/17 azenis and ran the 245/40/17 KDs last year.

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Old 05-18-2004, 04:30 PM   #18
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[b] I can get into 1st gear at 35mph now with a revmatch.
Abnormal behavior for a WRX. Not the way the car was made, nor the way it performs. Be prepared to be protested to crack open the tranny. It's not legal to fix a factory defect unless using Subaru tried and true (approved) methods and documention.

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Old 05-18-2004, 04:42 PM   #19
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Abnormal behavior for a WRX. Not the way the car was made, nor the way it performs. Be prepared to be protested to crack open the tranny. It's not legal to fix a factory defect unless using Subaru tried and true (approved) methods and documention.

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Thats why we're using the new superseded part #s in the last rebuilt (and thats why Mike K. can also get into 1st at that speed)

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Abnormal behavior for a WRX. Not the way the car was made, nor the way it performs. Be prepared to be protested to crack open the tranny. It's not legal to fix a factory defect unless using Subaru tried and true (approved) methods and documention.

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KC,

You need to just blow up your tranny a couple of times and have it rebuilt so you can be on a level playing field with Tom.
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Dang. I'll just have to drive more betterer.
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Old 05-18-2004, 05:39 PM   #22
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Dang. I'll just have to drive more betterer.
No no no, you got it all wrong man; you need to drive fastAr!
Haven't you learned anything from t3h OT?
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I don't think that this will be an issue at any more of the Pros this year. I'm just kinda bragging about it. Honestly, last season, I did not find any national courses where 1st was needed. IMHO it was needed in hotlanta because of the uphill on the left side. I don't think it was needed on the right side......

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Dang. I'll just have to drive more betterer.
You drive again like you did last year in Topeka and we're all screwed no matter WHAT car youre driving

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The KDs suck for anything other then 100 degree dry weather on concrete. And even then the azenis are slightly better They have a lot stiffer sidewall and you make up that little tiny but of lost lateral grip by being able to transition 10 times better.


-Tom

Tom, I heard that you had a bad experience at last years finale with the KD's. Is that why you bad mouth them so bad?

Sounds kinda like raving about a kick ass girlfriend until she dumps you, then saying shes an outright b**ch.
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Old 05-18-2004, 06:12 PM   #25
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Its actually a case of me trying other tires and realizing "Hey, self, all this crap that I didn't like about my car is now fixed"

But yes, I did have a VERY bad experience in them at nationals. They suck in anything other then hot weather. Put them in a "intermediate" situation and you will be MUCH MUCH slower.

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