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Old 05-15-2019, 10:26 PM   #26
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Congrats! If this is the one that was recently for sale at Jones in Maryland, I semi-seriously contemplated trading in my WRX for it. A great looking ride - hope you enjoy it!

Of course, I'd probably would have had to sleep on the couch for a week for bringing home a car that my wife couldn't drive. And I'd have put too many miles on it anyway (my 2018 WRX already has close to 18k on it).
No the one for sale in Maryland was sold a day before I was scheduled with the dealer to go down and basically buy it. Not even a phone call to let me know it sold.
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:10 PM   #27
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Keep in mind the RA and 2019+ STi has a different SB assembly compared to your 2017. I know it's too early to give any conclusive 'result' but I don't believe there have been any ringland issues with the new part numbers used.


The RA and 2019+ also has a different knock sensor and knock detection strategy. Comparing stage 1 2017 vs stage 1 2019 (same as 2018 RA) you do see the newer engine making more power too. There are just a lot of little changes that were made for the RA and 2019 that I think add up to a bit better reliability and power. Take it for what it's worth; my speculation based on observations and no long term data. Conversely, the RA and 2019 STi seem to be running out of fuel sooner. So you can't make as much power once you start down the mod list with stock fueling. Difference aren't huge, but they are there.
Iíve heard the knock sensing strategy is less aggrsssive than the older models, though tuners seem to be able to push them a lot harder mod for mod. I have seen one person complain about theirs exploding on FB though, could be a troll post though, who knows.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:09 PM   #28
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Took the RA for its first Autocross Points race of the year. I missed the first 2 sessions because of the rain dates, but currently am sitting 2nd overall in BStreet so far. Ended up going with a set of RE71R's for the season.




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Old 06-12-2019, 02:25 AM   #29
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Check out the new Yoko A052's, a couple folks have been winning regional SCCA events with those. They apparently take heat a little better than RE71R's.
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:55 PM   #30
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Check out the new Yoko A052's, a couple folks have been winning regional SCCA events with those. They apparently take heat a little better than RE71R's.
Tire Rack doesn't show them with 255 width tires tho. If I were to do any other tire I think it would be the Falkens as they are cheaper and maybe 95% of the RE71R.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:42 PM   #31
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Tire Rack doesn't show them with 255 width tires tho.
Ya tire size is limited right now. It will probably expand if it sells well enough.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:50 PM   #32
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Check out the new Yoko A052's, a couple folks have been winning regional SCCA events with those. They apparently take heat a little better than RE71R's.
Tire Rack doesn't show them with 255 width tires tho. If I were to do any other tire I think it would be the Falkens as they are cheaper and maybe 95% of the RE71R.
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:49 PM   #33
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:20 PM   #34
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Been a great summer with the car. Took a trip up to New Hampshire and Vermont and drove some amazing roads and stopped in at Wicked Big Meet.
















Top of Mount Washington

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Old 10-18-2019, 11:22 PM   #35
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Spent a few days Claying and Waxing the car.





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Old 10-18-2019, 11:27 PM   #36
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My goal for this car was to make it as close to the JDM Type RA-R as I could. Trying to use as many oem upgraded parts as I can along the way.

JDM Battery Hold Down









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Old 10-18-2019, 11:28 PM   #37
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Took a break from mods to put front brakes and rotors on the daily.

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Old 10-18-2019, 11:30 PM   #38
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JDM S208 Rear Lateral Links. I also installed Whitelines rear subframe lockdown kit.








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Old 10-18-2019, 11:36 PM   #39
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My other project is a 1977 Jeep CJ7 with an AMC 401. Kind of a hot rod more than rock crawl














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Old 10-21-2019, 09:48 AM   #40
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Archer - What are you using to host your pictures? For some reason I don't see any of them.

Maybe it's my work filters tho..
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Old 10-22-2019, 07:28 AM   #41
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no bueno for pics
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:31 PM   #42
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Took another long trip around the Tri State. Hawks Nest and The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway.







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Old 01-18-2020, 09:17 PM   #43
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Ordered a whole bunch of S209 Parts direct from my local dealer. It took awhile to get the rear draw stiffener, but it finally came. I installed:


















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Old 01-18-2020, 09:35 PM   #44
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Ooooh perty. Notice any difference?
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:39 PM   #45
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Ooooh perty. Notice any difference?
I installed each part individually, and the only thing I really felt was obviously the 20mm rear sway bar. However, once everything was in I set all of the draw stiffeners to loose and went and did a drive. Came back and adjusted them to their factory spec. The whole package works. The car turns in better and feels more nimble. The rear when cornering very sharply feels to stay flatter, I hope to see a difference on the AutoX course.

I still need the Flexible Strut Bar and the Rear Support Brace.

Also, that rear flexible trunk brace made the damn packing shelf rattle worse!!!!
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:43 PM   #46
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Been also heading back to PA on my time off to continue the never ending project that is my Jeep CJ7






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Old 02-14-2020, 09:22 PM   #47
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Received my JDM S208 extended Subframe bolts and Subframe Stopper. These bolts are longer and thicker on the non threaded part. The idea is that all of the "S" series cars are handmade, and greater care can be taken to align the subframe to the body with less room for error. When this is done on the assembly line there needs to be some wiggle room.








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Old 02-14-2020, 09:27 PM   #48
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Headers came back from Jet Hot Ceramic coating on the CJ7 project


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Old 02-16-2020, 07:23 PM   #49
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Spent the past week or so slowly doing some paint correction on the RA. Just needed a basic clay, wax, and polish. I am no pro and am constantly learning about automotive detailing. Its definitely therapeutic.






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Old 02-16-2020, 07:31 PM   #50
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The CJ7 Project Continues. Wired up the dash, ran HVAC cables, installed heater box assembly, and did final install on the dash itself.






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