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Old 04-29-2010, 02:46 PM   #1476
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I just got bumped to STU from STX due to my wheel width and tune..lots of STi's. I kinda wish I could start from scratch and be stock lol.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:50 PM   #1477
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If you got a tune that bumped you out of STX, you're not legal for STU either.
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:50 PM   #1478
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If you got a tune that bumped you out of STX, you're not legal for STU either.
If it modifies boost levels (and some other stuff), welcome to Street Prepared.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:42 PM   #1479
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If you got a tune that bumped you out of STX, you're not legal for STU either.
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If it modifies boost levels (and some other stuff), welcome to Street Prepared.

Ahh man this sucks, Im reading the rule book and getting conflicting info from different sources. Is my stage 2 tune with 16.5 peak boost pressure going to put me in SP? I know for sure my wheels arent stx legal, but I said the tune also because I was told if the boost level has been changed then it will put me in STU

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Suspension- front and rear sways (22 front 22-24 rear), front rear strut tower bars, d-specs, swift r springs, fender braces, steering rack bushings and 17x8.5 wheels.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:59 PM   #1480
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Ahh man this sucks, Im reading the rule book and getting conflicting info from different sources. Is my stage 2 tune with 16.5 peak boost pressure going to put me in SP? I know for sure my wheels arent stx legal, but I said the tune also because I was told if the boost level has been changed then it will put me in STU

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Suspension- front and rear sways (22 front 22-24 rear), front rear strut tower bars, d-specs, swift r springs, fender braces, steering rack bushings and 17x8.5 wheels.
If you change the boost level, your bumped out of Street Touring, and thrown into Street Prepared. In the case of an '04 WRX, I believe the correct class would be ESP. BSP is where the STi's run. (difference between 2.0 vs. 2.5 liter motor, etc)
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:21 AM   #1481
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If you change the boost level, your bumped out of Street Touring, and thrown into Street Prepared. In the case of an '04 WRX, I believe the correct class would be ESP. BSP is where the STi's run. (difference between 2.0 vs. 2.5 liter motor, etc)
Thanks, looked it up and it sounds right. Sucks no one runs ESP in my region .
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:56 AM   #1482
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Then just flash the stock tune with the AP and run in STU. ;-)
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:09 AM   #1483
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The fender braces are also a no-no, but I doubt anyone will care.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:09 AM   #1484
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Suspension- front and rear sways (22 front 22-24 rear), front rear strut tower bars, d-specs, swift r springs, fender braces, steering rack bushings and 17x8.5 wheels.
Won't the fender braces kick you out of ST also? Upon a quick perusal of the rules I didn't find anything obvious that allows these.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:13 AM   #1485
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Then just flash the stock tune with the AP and run in STU. ;-)
Im REALLY thinking about doing this, but right know im running ecu-tek. I actually wanted to get another tune that would give me better mpg's anyway...and now seems to be a good time to do it.

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Won't the fender braces kick you out of ST also? Upon a quick perusal of the rules I didn't find anything obvious that allows these.

Ah yes you seem to be correct. Guess those maybe coming off as well.
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Old 04-30-2010, 11:49 AM   #1486
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I don't exactly see any performance benefit to the braces, as long as you're not beating everyone then I'm sure nobody would really care...of course, better to be legal if you can.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:28 PM   #1487
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Ok So this is off topic a little but I need advice on the difference between the TIC AST coils and the RCE T2's. I want a more track oriented set up that would take me to nats... Which are better? I think the TIC have more droop travel... but it seems many folks just get the T2s...

Thanks for the advice

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:56 PM   #1488
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Ok So this is off topic a little but I need advise on the difference between the TIC AST coils and the RCE T2's. I want a more track oriented set up that would take me to nats... Which are better? I think the TIC have more droop travel... but it seems many folks just get the T2s...

Thanks for the advice
IMO, I'd take the TiC AST setup or go with your own AST setup with higher spring rates.
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:04 PM   #1489
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Do you want to go to a road racing nationals or the SCCA Solo Nationals!? Auto Cross isn't the same as Road Racing ...
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:37 PM   #1490
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What makes the TIC setup better than the T2s?

Im thinking like 8 front -9k rear spring rates... any reason to go higher?
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:37 PM   #1491
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AutoX nationals
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:18 AM   #1492
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I love when people give me set up advice that have never even attended a local
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:17 AM   #1493
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It's because their setup is mad tyte yo on the streetz...better recognize!
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:49 PM   #1494
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Hello STU, I figured I'd go here since technically that's where my car would be. I've come to the decision to move to ST* after this season. While I know I won't be nationally (or probably even locally) very competitive against the evos and sti's, I'd rather get my car to a point where I'm more happy driving it at an autox than I am now in stock trim (such as it was). Plus if the ST* changes happen, maybe I'll be better classed. I'm going to be trying to strike a balance between DD comfort and Autox Performance.

Anyway, I wanted to get some advice on a build-up path. I figure 2011 will be a transition year for me, since I won't be able to do everything at once. My car right now:
- Whiteline 24mm adj Front sway bar
- Kosei 17x7 wheels
- Hawk HPS Pads & Ate Super Blue fluid
- 225/45 Star Specs, that need to be replaced after this season
(no, my car wasn't even really prepped well for Stock)

Initially I want to focus on suspension, get it feeling better before I do the engine stuff. To that end my off season changes will most likely be:
- Whiteline 22mm adj rear sway bar
- Kartboy endlinks all around
- WL Steering Rack Bushings
- Shocks/springs or coilovers
- Realignment and/or corner balancing
- Possibly new wheels (might stick to just 8" in case ST gets shaken up and all the wrxes are in STX or an STX-like class)
- New Tires (size dependent on the wheels) Star Specs, or AD08s, or Re-11s.

The last one is proving somewhat of a conundrum for me right now. Currently I'm going between the TiC Legendary Legend of Awesome (or whatever) fully build D-specs with Swift Spec-R springs and GTworx tophats. But for that price I could possibly find some used K&W v3s, or get new BC ER coilovers, or spend less and get the BC Inverted coilovers. Everything I've read leads me to believe the BC coilovers are a decent system for the price, but the TiC package is proven quality. I guess I'm wondering, of these options, what would you more experienced guys reccomend.

I'll keep looking through this thread and the multitide of STX threads there are, but frankly I'm lazy and figured I'd ask my questions too.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:34 PM   #1495
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I finally corner balanced the Hamfist Racing STi. Here are the highly-technical-space-aged-corner-balancing results print out from the super computer.



For those of you who don't have a PHD in mechanical engineering, I can decipher this for you...

Corner Weights:
FL 1009lbs FR 962lbs
RL 686lbs RR 633lbs

Cross weights:
FR & RL 1648lbs
FL & RR 1642lbs

Thanks Johnson Scale!!
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:57 PM   #1496
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Are those numbers with you in the car?
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:09 PM   #1497
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Yeah. Car weighted 3090lbs without me (and my helmet) fyi.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #1498
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Ok thats what I thought. Is that also with about 1/4 tank of gas?
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:52 PM   #1499
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A little less. The low fuel light just came on and I added 2 gallons.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #1500
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Thats pretty damn good cause your prob around 3070 once you take the axle back off to! You could easily have a 3000lb car!
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