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Old 07-27-2017, 03:14 PM   #101
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^ thanks that all I wanted to see fromt he movie.

looks like he kept the car after filming

http://www.thedrive.com/news/11739/b...sed-in-filming
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:33 PM   #103
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^ thanks that all I wanted to see fromt he movie.

looks like he kept the car after filming

http://www.thedrive.com/news/11739/b...sed-in-filming
I've heard about this, but no one can confirm anything on my end. I know I have one, I know a shop that has at least another two...I would have to assume he has a clone, because all but mine ended up pretty trashed. (Although my driveline and suspension didn't fair well once I got a hold of it...)

If I saw the car in person, I would be able to verify if it was one from the movie or not. Each one has something special done to it so me or one of the other mechanics can identify it easily.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:53 PM   #104
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I've heard about this, but no one can confirm anything on my end. I know I have one, I know a shop that has at least another two...I would have to assume he has a clone, because all but mine ended up pretty trashed. (Although my driveline and suspension didn't fair well once I got a hold of it...)

If I saw the car in person, I would be able to verify if it was one from the movie or not. Each one has something special done to it so me or one of the other mechanics can identify it easily.
Most likely he'd have the auto one right? Or can he actually drive stick?
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:55 PM   #105
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Most likely he'd have the auto one right? Or can he actually drive stick?
We let him drive the STi in one of the scenes...where he came down the ramp, and he was roasting the clutch pretty badly.

The automatic is full of holes because of mounting up the pod...once your drill into the body, there's really no fixing that without a ton of money.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:58 PM   #106
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I've heard about this, but no one can confirm anything on my end. I know I have one, I know a shop that has at least another two...I would have to assume he has a clone, because all but mine ended up pretty trashed. (Although my driveline and suspension didn't fair well once I got a hold of it...)

If I saw the car in person, I would be able to verify if it was one from the movie or not. Each one has something special done to it so me or one of the other mechanics can identify it easily.
Was given to him almost a year later in the article, so could be a clone(?). Despite the condition you have the most interesting one out the bunch.

question; why were iAG catch cans fitted on all cars even on the stock one? A lot of people that track their cars get away with not having one. I only have 300HP ATW, and ran that for several years, look the TMIC and no oil.
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Was given to him almost a year later in the article, so could be a clone(?). Despite the condition you have the most interesting one out the bunch.

question; why were iAG catch cans fitted on all cars even on the stock one? A lot of people that track their cars get away with not having one. I only have 300HP ATW, and ran that for several years, look the TMIC and no oil.
Yeah, not 100% sure...honestly dunno if I care enough to find out.

On track, even though you have *sudden* changes in vehicle dynamics, you're still looking for a smooth line in all aspects of it. With our cars, we fling them. Repeatedly. Under full boost.

So after about 30 minutes of stunting, the car would just blast out blue smoke as if it were some modern ghetto James Bond flick. Even though the oil would eventually burn off, we need to revisit my previous statement of "time is far more valuable than money". So when the shot is setup, but now we have to wait for 10 minutes of driving to burn off the smoke, we lose way more than if we just prevented the situation from happening at all. The catch cans were fitted by AllPro in Cumming, GA - it was also their recommendation.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:17 PM   #108
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Yeah, not 100% sure...honestly dunno if
On track, even though you have *sudden* changes in vehicle dynamics, you're still looking for a smooth line in all aspects of it. With our cars, we fling them. Repeatedly. Under full boost.

So after about 30 minutes of stunting, the car would just blast out blue smoke as if it were some modern ghetto James Bond flick. Even though the oil would eventually burn off, we need to revisit my previous statement of "time is far more valuable than money". So when the shot is setup, but now we have to wait for 10 minutes of driving to burn off the smoke, we lose way more than if we just prevented the situation from happening at all. The catch cans were fitted by AllPro in Cumming, GA - it was also their recommendation.
LOL interesting, makes sense stunt driving is way more violent.

Planning on keeping yours as a collectors item or going to use it? and/or possibly restore it if it's a little rough?

PS great to see real driving and not CGI cars flying out of buildings zzzzzzzzzzz
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LOL interesting, makes sense stunt driving is way more violent.

Planning on keeping yours as a collectors item or going to use it? and/or possibly restore it if it's a little rough?

PS great to see real driving and not CGI cars flying out of buildings zzzzzzzzzzz
I've fixed it up a fair bit already, just to make it safe. Only 2 of 4 pots were working on the front calipers, the rear struts were completely blown, the front left lower ball joint was shot, the sway bar end links clinked like little monkey cymbals, and the engine was super weak. You'll also notice in the movie, they're sitting in 2.5RS seats - due to removable head rests (in case we wanted to shoot from behind the actors and through the windshield).

So I replaced the front calipers, put StopTech SS lines on, changed the fluid to Castrol RSF, new brakes (we had spares...obviously), put BC Racing BR's on, replaced the ball joint, put the WRX/STi heated seats in, replaced the end links, changed the headlight assemblies to an HID set (thanks JustinV!), put fresh tires on, and put yellow lamin-x on the fogs (because I'm a ricer at heart).

I drove it around the entire time from wrap until previews started showing. Then I got scared to drive it anymore. I know the engine is super weak, and there's some stupid BNR turbo on it - it made decent power, but the engine is just...beat. If I decide to keep it, I'll call my buddies at iAG up and see what we can do to make a build that would keep me satisfied. Otherwise I'll just keep it in a bubble and hope that it becomes as famous as a Bullit car or Eleanor or something. Wishful thinking, I know...but ya just never know.

And yes, I still do have all of the "original" parts I took in case a millionaire wants it and says, "I want it JUST like when it left the movie set! With all of those parts on! Here's $500,000!" Being one of the original mechanics of the car gives me some liberties though, I think.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:30 PM   #110
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pretty fun movie, cut to the music was a great style and kept the storying moving at a fast pace.

also lily james so fn hot
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:23 PM   #111
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I've fixed it up a fair bit already, just to make it safe. Only 2 of 4 pots were working on the front calipers, the rear struts were completely blown, the front left lower ball joint was shot, the sway bar end links clinked like little monkey cymbals, and the engine was super weak. You'll also notice in the movie, they're sitting in 2.5RS seats - due to removable head rests (in case we wanted to shoot from behind the actors and through the windshield).

So I replaced the front calipers, put StopTech SS lines on, changed the fluid to Castrol RSF, new brakes (we had spares...obviously), put BC Racing BR's on, replaced the ball joint, put the WRX/STi heated seats in, replaced the end links, changed the headlight assemblies to an HID set (thanks JustinV!), put fresh tires on, and put yellow lamin-x on the fogs (because I'm a ricer at heart).

I drove it around the entire time from wrap until previews started showing. Then I got scared to drive it anymore. I know the engine is super weak, and there's some stupid BNR turbo on it - it made decent power, but the engine is just...beat. If I decide to keep it, I'll call my buddies at iAG up and see what we can do to make a build that would keep me satisfied. Otherwise I'll just keep it in a bubble and hope that it becomes as famous as a Bullit car or Eleanor or something. Wishful thinking, I know...but ya just never know.

And yes, I still do have all of the "original" parts I took in case a millionaire wants it and says, "I want it JUST like when it left the movie set! With all of those parts on! Here's $500,000!" Being one of the original mechanics of the car gives me some liberties though, I think.
Copped a beating! Thought autoX was rough on cars. Nice work with their laundry list of repairs.

Was wondering about the seats I thought it was a premium trim but they didn’t look sporty, not sure if was US premium povo trim. In Australia we got nice leather bucket seats with “WRX” stitched in red. Was the engine just a stock motor just with a big turbo? I heard an intake in the clip but unsure of that’s post production ad on.

Value on the car, hard one to predict isn’t it. Lot of hero cars in movies but only a handful worth a lot of money, unfortunately only really worth anything after the star of the movies dies. If it was me I’d give Mecum or Christie's auction a call. Since the movie is getting lot of attention now might be the best time or when it gets a cult following? Either way that car definably sticks out, which is great.

post up some pics when you can
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Copped a beating! Thought autoX was rough on cars. Nice work with their laundry list of repairs.

Was wondering about the seats I thought it was a premium trim but they didn’t look sporty, not sure if was US premium povo trim. In Australia we got nice leather bucket seats with “WRX” stitched in red. Was the engine just a stock motor just with a big turbo? I heard an intake in the clip but unsure of that’s post production ad on.

Value on the car, hard one to predict isn’t it. Lot of hero cars in movies but only a handful worth a lot of money, unfortunately only really worth anything after the star of the movies dies. If it was me I’d give Mecum or Christie's auction a call. Since the movie is getting lot of attention now might be the best time or when it gets a cult following? Either way that car definably sticks out, which is great.

post up some pics when you can

Stock EJ255. There were other bits, good ear on the intake. It does have a Cobb intake with cone filter and a TurboXS BOV. But I really don't consider those "mods" myself...just noise makers (although obviously you need different levels of BOV depending on boost). I guess the only other legitimate mod for the engine was the custom tune. Dunno what software or method they used, but it was on the stock ECU.

I'm cleaning it up right now along with the other car I had in the movie (the Infiniti G20 that Ansel slides over when running from the Post Office) for an interview. When I finish cleaning them, I'll take some pics or maybe even get a photo shoot in with one of my pro photog friends.
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To give an idea of how fast the biscuit is, fully loaded it's 8,000+ lbs. While I was transporting the STi to another location, the biscuit and I were escorted by a team of police, so the roads were pretty well shut down for us. The cops were hauling, so we decided to haul too. From a 20 mph roll, the biscuit rig started pulling on me at 40, and kept pulling all the way up to 80. It was surreal to see something that huge pull that fast.
That's the coolest thing I've read all day.
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That's the coolest thing I've read all day.
http://apcamcars.com/equipment/Biscuit%20Jr

That will give you an idea of what the biscuit rig actually looks like. A part of me wants to say the thing weighed more like 15,000-17,000 lbs, but a part of me says "that's ridiculous..." But I also think that's what the caretaker of it said. I can't remember it well enough to say for sure, so that's why I went with the conservative 8,000+ lbs.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:41 PM   #115
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Greets btw, I'm one of the mechanics/stunt drivers from the movie. Also, I'm an owner of one of those Subies you see in the opening sequence. I'm not on here too often, but I'm happy to answer questions as I can.
Pretty awesome to have someone from the crew on this board. Thanks for being here. I've got a few dumb questions.

How was it decided to use the 06 WRX over any other year/model Impreza?

How did the WRX's "toughness" and "reliability" (or lack thereof) hold up relative to other kinds of cars that do stunts like these? (Since time is so valuable in production, did the Subie help/hurt?)

Did the steering rack need to be changed for quicker steering ratio?

What kind of brake pads and tires were used for the stunts?

Were the suspensions (dampers, sway bars, springs) stock? New? Modified? How was the handling "tuned"?

Was it ever determined how much the catch cans were "needed"? (ie just looking at the amount of oil caught)
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Pretty awesome to have someone from the crew on this board. Thanks for being here. I've got a few dumb questions.

How was it decided to use the 06 WRX over any other year/model Impreza?

How did the WRX's "toughness" and "reliability" (or lack thereof) hold up relative to other kinds of cars that do stunts like these? (Since time is so valuable in production, did the Subie help/hurt?)

Did the steering rack need to be changed for quicker steering ratio?

What kind of brake pads and tires were used for the stunts?

Were the suspensions (dampers, sway bars, springs) stock? New? Modified? How was the handling "tuned"?

Was it ever determined how much the catch cans were "needed"? (ie just looking at the amount of oil caught)
I love dumb questions! Because I usually have an answer to them.

1. No idea. Edgar has very particular taste, and I think he picked it based on aesthetic, not necessarily capabilities. The same goes for every other car in the movie, I imagine.

2. Any vehicular "dependability" usually rests on how pro-active the mechanic team is. Usually the previs (stunt rehearsals) are our opportunity to witness the weaknesses of any car. From there we build and modify accordingly. We blew up one engine during previs (on mine), lost a clutch on mine once (but we replaced that clutch and the STi clutch at the same time), and the 2wd wrecked once or twice due to catastrophic failures from previous damage (before we even bought it). So overall, the Subies did do quite well.

3. Although I'm sure it would've helped in a few scenarios, such fine tuning isn't necessary in stunt world. We're not looking to repeat lap times within hundredths of a second, we're trying to make things look cool or pretty. Most control steering is done with throttle and hydraulic e-brake.

4. Factory brakes (that we got from NAPA). Even for the hydraulic brake, we tapped into the existing rear calipers (there just isn't enough room to make a complete stand-alone system). Tires were Iron Mans (I don't know what specific model..but they're super cheap). Some of them were shaved on a lathe so the contact surface reduced, making it easier to break traction for slides and such.

5. Suspension was completely stock. I think one car *had* a beefed up sway bar...that we eventually moved to the automatic, since it eventually had to carry the pod. When we decided to put a pod on the automatic, we also added some super custom Feal suspension. We called and said, "hey, we're adding like 1,700 pounds to the roof, and need to make this car look like it's driving at stock height." So they set us a set that made the car sit at stock height, and it was SUPER stiff. I can't speak too much as to how the car "felt" for handling, that's more of a Jeremy question. But as I mentioned a bit earlier, as long as we can make the car "look good" doing what it needs to do, no modifications are needed.

6. iAG has recirculated catch cans, so the oil never really "collects" in their cans. It just dumps right back into the system. In terms of how much they were "needed", we never had a blue smoke issue since we had them fitted on. So I would deduce that they were indeed needed, and worked quite effectively.

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I had a great experience with this movie. Had been out of town, had seen no trailers, knew nothing about it. Visited my daughter who's a student at Montana State, we all decided to see a movie. "What's playing at the multiplex?" Daughter looks up features, sees "Baby Driver" is playing. Looks up rating on her iPhone -- a 94 on RT! So we decided to see it completely sight unseen.

I was absolutely blown away by the red "06 WRX. It's been asked "why this car?" Well, owning a red '06 myself it's easy to see.

Realistically, why buy and trash a bunch of new Subies when the '06 at this point is reasonably cheap and simple?

Noticed the seats right away, as well as the STi instrument cluster and the 6-speed shifter, but to me it somehow made it that much cooler as someone who knows a bit about that particular car.

During the chase scene, my younger daughter told my wife that "Daddy drives like that."

As someone who has had musical training since I was six, and still plays numerous instruments, it certainly took the fusion of music, and timing to a level I hadn't imagined possible. This director is a musical genius, imo. An entire sequence done to "Hocus Pocus" by the Swedish band "Focus?" It was worth the price of admission alone and more. One of the most classic, iconic eclectic songs ever, and integrated perfectly into the action, down to the timing of every gunshot.

Certainly seems Tarantino-esque in many ways, but Tarantino borrowed as well -- and added his own incredible twists. "Baby Driver" is certainly predictable in many ways, but woven in a new and refreshing manner with sound and great, polished action all around.
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During the chase scene, my younger daughter told my wife that "Daddy drives like that."
Haha.

She's wrong, of course. But I'm sure you got busted anyways.
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Last month Christopher Nolan interviewed Edgar Wright about Baby Driver. Nolan obviously appreciates a lot of the technical aspects of syncing music to shots. It's a great listen if you want that kind of insight.


Also, not knowing if the movie would ever get made, back in 2003 Wright directed a music video that utilizes the opening bank heist scene, basically as a practice run in case the movie ever did actually happen.

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The RWD one is on eBay:
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The STi should be on eBay soon as well.
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The winning bid after a week-long auction on eBay for the Baby Driver WRX came in at a staggering $69,100. It seems the camera takes off ten pounds and increases value ten-fold, because that’s a ridiculous sum for a likely-beat-to-**** half-wheel drive WRX with 168,000 miles on the clock.
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That IS ridiculous.
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