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Old 01-22-2013, 12:19 PM   #2601
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Why doesn't anyone have an 07 STI? I remember seeing the 06 was the ticket, but don't remember why...

Edit: Found it randomly, Torsen LSD...
And front control arms with less caster.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #2602
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Had my zIIs preordered last month, agreed don't expect to see any til mid march.

Twitchy in decreasing length slalom = can be tamed with driving style and/or left foot braking. IMHO.
+1 lfb. I learned to swing my back around for certain corners using lfb while still on the gas.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #2603
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Had my zIIs preordered last month, agreed don't expect to see any til mid march.
I thought I saw about a week ago where expected delivery changed from March 8th to January 25th, but when I just looked, it said March 8th again. Either I was accidentally looking at the wrong size a week ago, or they changed the date back.

235/40-18s will be here January 25th, however...
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #2604
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I thought I saw about a week ago where expected delivery changed from March 8th to January 25th, but when I just looked, it said March 8th again. Either I was accidentally looking at the wrong size a week ago, or they changed the date back.

235/40-18s will be here January 25th, however...
So what are you going to run at ZMAX in Feb? Do your ZIs have enough left to get you by?
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:02 PM   #2605
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So what are you going to run at ZMAX in Feb? Do your ZIs have enough left to get you by?
Unless Tire Rack comes through, it looks like a co-drive event. The Z1s are way past gone.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:30 AM   #2606
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Sooo the forum's a bit dead, lets kick this horse back to life.

It was pretty easy to learn left foot braking in the WRX. On certain courses, with a fully prepped STX car it was quite tough at first to decide when, where and if I was going to LFB anywhere. Funny story, the first time I shifted to third after learning to LFB it never crossed my mind until the brake zone,(wow this is fast) OH STOP STOP STOP, bog, downshift, wide, LOL!

So after mastering LFB, I decided to rehearse switching back to the right foot for any brake zone that would require a downshift and most course walks I can foresee it and it's not far from second nature even for unexpected shifts on course.

HOw many folks in STU are utilizing left foot braking? Depending on the course I've seen between 3-4 gear changes for STIs and on some of your writeups...

I'm thinking instead of being glued to LFB like before, that in an STI I'd use LFB mainly to tweak slaloms or mid-corner weight transfer type situations. Maybe if its a solid second gear section.


Thoughts & experiences??
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #2607
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I don't LFB, never have, but in theory I should probably learn. Then again I've had this discussion with many others before and you'll find really fast people who LFB, and really fast people who don't. It's all a matter of personal style and preference, although in theory if you did everything exactly the same between the two styles braking wise, LFB should be faster.

As for gear changes, with the 18's I didn't have to shift at all at Nats last year, but I did have to do one up/down shift at the Pro. On most courses it's usually only one place that I need to upshift, then downshift.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:05 AM   #2608
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I don't LFB either.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #2609
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I was really giving thought to trying LFB last season, but was discouraged from doing so at an Evo School. Obviously, results are quite user dependent, so the only way for one to verify is by trying it out. I'll probably give it a shot at a smaller local event where I get 5+ runs or during fun runs.

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As for gear changes, with the 18's I didn't have to shift at all at Nats last year, but I did have to do one up/down shift at the Pro.
That's with a raised rev-limit, correct?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #2610
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Yes, 18's and raised limiter. I hit the limiter a couple/few times, but not for very long.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:20 AM   #2611
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In the 04 yazel and I run, we typically try to avoid shifting. if we can keep it in 2nd the whole course, thats what we try. If we do go to 3rd then we typically avoid downshifting by rolling on the throttle earlier just under the understeer threshold.

I tried some LFB last year but the difference between practicing in my stock brake LGT to the Hawk pads is really different lol. Might give it a shot at local events this year.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:28 PM   #2612
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FWIW, GT5 is a great place to practice LFB. I'm going to try it at a couple of "I don't care" events next year just to see what it's like. Mostly I want to see if I can trailbrake without it being accidental.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:09 PM   #2613
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FWIW, GT5 is a great place to practice LFB. I'm going to try it at a couple of "I don't care" events next year just to see what it's like. Mostly I want to see if I can trailbrake without it being accidental.
As in Gran Turismo? I've been doing a little iRacing, Dirt3, RBR and been LFB'ing all the time lol.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #2614
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Yeah, doing a little offseason competition with some local folks. iRacing is good too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:04 PM   #2615
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I only use it for corners which would help me if I lfb. Honestly I forget most of the time. you should try it during the first few runs on a local event.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #2616
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SimRaceway and rFactor here... I learned lfb in my STS CRX for years, all but necessary to be quick there.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #2617
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I don't LFB either.
the response I used to give people when asked why I didn't LFB: "Hale doesn't... *FACE*", then walk away... 8)


it's one of those things I keep saying I'll learn to do one day just to see what the fuss is all about, but since I haven't regularly autox'ed in like 2 years now, dunno when it'll happen.

I have a particularly dumb left foot though... it only knows one mode of operation: stomp-to-floor. When I've tried it in the past, it was really ugly... like, lurched to a dead stop, motor died. :/
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:18 PM   #2618
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I got a question about sway bars. What do you guys run? I'm running 22 adjustable front and back adjusted to the most stiff. Which should be 24 f/r. It still feels like it sways and under steers. Now I'm on a wagon and the front bar is very limited however the rear I can use anything. I was thinking keeping the front bar at full stiff and getting a 27 rear to get my ass end out.understeering is quite boring. I don't want it to swing my back out to the point where I'm correcting it every corner.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:36 AM   #2619
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I got a question about sway bars. What do you guys run? I'm running 22 adjustable front and back adjusted to the most stiff. Which should be 24 f/r. It still feels like it sways and under steers. Now I'm on a wagon and the front bar is very limited however the rear I can use anything. I was thinking keeping the front bar at full stiff and getting a 27 rear to get my ass end out.understeering is quite boring. I don't want it to swing my back out to the point where I'm correcting it every corner.

06 GG wagon with kw v1
Go to a stock front bar(if you have one) and keep on the 22mm rear bar.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:44 AM   #2620
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I got a question about sway bars. What do you guys run? I'm running 22 adjustable front and back adjusted to the most stiff. Which should be 24 f/r. It still feels like it sways and under steers. Now I'm on a wagon and the front bar is very limited however the rear I can use anything. I was thinking keeping the front bar at full stiff and getting a 27 rear to get my ass end out.understeering is quite boring. I don't want it to swing my back out to the point where I'm correcting it every corner.

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Aren't you in STX?
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:59 AM   #2621
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Aren't you in STX?
If its an 06 then wouldnt it have the 2.5L?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #2622
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The 06-08 2.5L WRX's are in STX. +09 WRX are in STU.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:10 PM   #2623
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The 06-08 2.5L WRX's are in STX. +09 WRX are in STU.
This is true. Thanks for clearing that up. I was always under the impression all 2.5l were in stu.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:23 AM   #2624
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I'll be running some this year. Very very mildly prepped car.

Found this thread looking for some tire pressure suggestions for my new DIIs - stock size / stock wheels - I hear these like lower pressures.....must continue searching.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #2625
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I'd start around 40 front, 35 rear.
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