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Old 04-28-2019, 11:40 PM   #26
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Video from today's Autocross. Using two Gopros now for better inside/outside views. Trying 1440 instead of 1080 as well.

Having a difficult time launching the car, I think the electronic center diff just isn't as happy doing launches with the new cars. But otherwise it does a good job with powering through the corners.

Also having issues with third gear, sometimes it just doesn't want to go in. I might try shifter bushings.
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Old 05-25-2019, 04:12 PM   #27
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Went to a SCCA Track Night in America event this week at Thunderhill. REALLY nice to do a track day where you don't have to get up at 5am to attend and be exhausted before even your first run!

The Type-RA did pretty well, didn't point anyone by (I was in the Intermediate group, not enough track days under my belt for Advanced) and was almost 4 seconds a lap faster with my fast lap time than I was in my old Chevy SS so thats good.

Bad news is the 3rd-4th gear Syncro died on my last run

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Old 05-28-2019, 11:56 AM   #28
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What is your plan for the 3rd to 4th gear Syncro Problem?
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:00 PM   #29
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What is your plan for the 3rd to 4th gear Syncro Problem?
Warranty. It hasn't been right since day 1.
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:21 PM   #30
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Man, this is a big step up from your OBS =)
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Old 05-28-2019, 02:59 PM   #31
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Nice ride Kosta. The difference between in tire noise between your first run in the Advan's versus the RE71s is incredible.
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Old 05-28-2019, 05:37 PM   #32
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Nice ride Kosta. The difference between in tire noise between your first run in the Advan's versus the RE71s is incredible.
The stock tires are completely meh. I did burn through the RE71Rs a bit on Thill though
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Old 05-28-2019, 06:32 PM   #33
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Solid thread man!

I was stunned on your thoughts of the Tomei exhaust, it's actually quiet beautiful in person - but it's the loudest exhaust I'd ever owned.

Have you tried running Toyo R888Rs?
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:39 PM   #34
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Have you tried running Toyo R888Rs?
No, those are not competitive for autocross.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:26 AM   #35
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No, those are not competitive for autocross.
I take it that the Bridgestones would be the best option then, or do you feel any Advan tire would be a good alternative?
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:40 AM   #36
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I take it that the Bridgestones would be the best option then, or do you feel any Advan tire would be a good alternative?
RE71R's or Rivals are the only two tires people are winning with in stock classes. Hoosier A7's for non-street classes.

HPDE's is a different story of course, I might get a set of wheels/tires just for HPDE's, but right now I've got to get the transmission fixed and after that, decide what to do with the $2000 Parts/Service coupon SOA gave Type-RA buyers.
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RE71R's or Rivals are the only two tires people are winning with in stock classes. Hoosier A7's for non-street classes.

HPDE's is a different story of course, I might get a set of wheels/tires just for HPDE's, but right now I've got to get the transmission fixed and after that, decide what to do with the $2000 Parts/Service coupon SOA gave Type-RA buyers.
I just pulled the trigger on the exhaust, side skirts, rear lip and carbon trunk trim, I put that to use right away man!!
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:58 AM   #38
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RE71R's or Rivals are the only two tires people are winning with in stock classes. Hoosier A7's for non-street classes.

HPDE's is a different story of course, I might get a set of wheels/tires just for HPDE's, but right now I've got to get the transmission fixed and after that, decide what to do with the $2000 Parts/Service coupon SOA gave Type-RA buyers.
I forgot to respond on the tires, how's the tire noise on the RE71Rs?

The Toyo R888s I had on my '07 were miserable, but the R888Rs were meaningfully quieter; I haven't run Bridgestones in years and noise is something I want to pay attention to.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:55 PM   #39
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I just pulled the trigger on the exhaust, side skirts, rear lip and carbon trunk trim, I put that to use right away man!!
I'm still trying to figure out what to get... The parts manager is my former boss, so we are trying to see how it will work of we use it for alternative vendors, like say Tire Rack.

If that doesn't work, I'll probably wait for some of the s209 parts to come out so I can order the strut bar and some other parts from that car.
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I forgot to respond on the tires, how's the tire noise on the RE71Rs?

The Toyo R888s I had on my '07 were miserable, but the R888Rs were meaningfully quieter; I haven't run Bridgestones in years and noise is something I want to pay attention to.
Tire noise is pretty good for a 200tw tire with the RE71Rs. It's not the best of course but It's not loud like Federal RSRs.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:30 PM   #40
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I'm still trying to figure out what to get... The parts manager is my former boss, so we are trying to see how it will work of we use it for alternative vendors, like say Tire Rack.



If that doesn't work, I'll probably wait for some of the s209 parts to come out so I can order the strut bar and some other parts from that car.



Tire noise is pretty good for a 200tw tire with the RE71Rs. It's not the best of course but It's not loud like Federal RSRs.


The Strut bar is already available for the front. Its the same flex type bar Thats been available for a while. Those draw stiffeners and the oem 20mm sway bar will go great with the strut bar.

I am also waiting to see what S209 goodies become available.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:38 PM   #41
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Three CWP Type RA owners in a row! xD
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:01 PM   #42
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I installed the harness already. The Rallye harnesses from Schroth are rather easy to install, just have to find the right angle and locations to use. I'll post pics later, and obviously its strictly for track use and autocross not for the street... It stays tucked under the seat when I'm not using it.
Where did you buy the harness from?
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Old 05-30-2019, 01:20 AM   #43
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Where did you buy the harness from?
Can't remember, that was like 6 years ago. Its just a regular Schroth Rallye 3 harness.
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:09 AM   #44
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The Strut bar is already available for the front. Its the same flex type bar Thats been available for a while.
Whats the USDM part number?
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:48 AM   #45
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Love those shots.
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Whats the USDM part number?

Part number #E4010FL000

Currently on sale on subispeed.
http://www.subispeed.com/sti-jdm-fle...B#.XO_LrhYpCEc

The S207-S209 come with them from the factory. In fact this design was introduced with the S206 but wasn’t released to the U.S. market until 2015 for the VA chassis.

This link below to the msn.com article for the car has an engine bay shot showing the strut bar.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/revi...n=true#image=2
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:46 AM   #48
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Part number #E4010FL000
That is the new Impreza chassis strut bar, not the previous chassis strut bar the WRX/STI are based on.

The Subispeed strut bar is imported via a JDM part number.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:54 PM   #49
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That is the new Impreza chassis strut bar, not the previous chassis strut bar the WRX/STI are based on.

The Subispeed strut bar is imported via a JDM part number.
Did you feel any change, on track, by going to the 18s?
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Three CWP Type RA owners in a row! xD
Kosta - 196/500
Lrn2Corner - 271/500
SatinWhitePearl - 350/500

Edit: Found your number SatinWhitePearl.
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