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Old 01-22-2019, 05:25 PM   #2076
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So has anyone snagged a pair of the wisefab uprights yet? Any feedback on them?
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:50 PM   #2077
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So has anyone snagged a pair of the wisefab uprights yet? Any feedback on them?
I have the rears, so far my only gripe is that the recess for the clip to hold the bearing in was just ever so slightly too low in the cup. With the bearing fully pressed in the bearing sleeve is just a hair too tall for the groove. The clip would not expand outward into the groove with the bearing in place, I had to sand the clip down slightly for it to fit into place and expand. Other than that the caliper is in a slightly different position but I don't see any reason that should be an issue yet.

It's going to be a little while before I get my struts back from the rebuild before I can bolt it all back together.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:37 PM   #2078
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I have the rears, so far my only gripe is that the recess for the clip to hold the bearing in was just ever so slightly too low in the cup. With the bearing fully pressed in the bearing sleeve is just a hair too tall for the groove. The clip would not expand outward into the groove with the bearing in place, I had to sand the clip down slightly for it to fit into place and expand. Other than that the caliper is in a slightly different position but I don't see any reason that should be an issue yet.

It's going to be a little while before I get my struts back from the rebuild before I can bolt it all back together.


How was the e brake fix?
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Old 01-23-2019, 05:50 PM   #2079
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How was the e brake fix?
Fairly easy work with a grinder. Putting the springs and pins back together in the right order is probably harder.

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Old 01-23-2019, 06:36 PM   #2080
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Hmm that makes them very tempting. Hmm.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:35 PM   #2081
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Anyone ever make their own solid bushings? I'd like a solid aluminum outrigger bushing not just an insert. I know whiteline makes a poly version but i'd like it to be solid.

http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_..._number=W91379

Thinking about modifying whitelines design a bit.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:40 PM   #2082
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Yes. If you have a lathe or access to a lathe it's easy. Alluminati I think has some solid aluminum bushings too if you're looking to buy.

Mine aren't aluminum but they are solid. You could easily do 6061 and just drill the hole in the center for the bolt.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:08 PM   #2083
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Yes. If you have a lathe or access to a lathe it's easy. Alluminati I think has some solid aluminum bushings too if you're looking to buy.

Mine aren't aluminum but they are solid. You could easily do 6061 and just drill the hole in the center for the bolt.
I haven't seen a company that has this particular bushing for sale. Looks like no for Alluminati, I actually just did a full set of their stuff.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:55 PM   #2084
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I haven't seen a company that has this particular bushing for sale. Looks like no for Alluminati, I actually just did a full set of their stuff.
Then yeah, buy a round of aluminum and find someone with a lathe you can borrow.

Mine are made from 1018 since I needed the ballast.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:19 AM   #2085
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I just welded some plate on the top and bottom of the outriggers to make them solid. Easier than using a lathe- although I love subydude's "Ballast".
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:21 AM   #2086
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I wish I needed ballast. Lol. So much work to do.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:17 PM   #2087
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What do you guys think? V2 will have the part that presses into the sleeve be the exact height of the sleeve so that it can be pressed in more easily.

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Old 02-18-2019, 12:19 PM   #2088
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Looks good. I'd drill and tap a small hole for a set screw after pressing it in assuming you're making it out of AL. I tack welded mine since they were steel. Just extra peace of mind really and probably not super critical.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:25 PM   #2089
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Looks good. I'd drill and tap a small hole for a set screw after pressing it in assuming you're making it out of AL. I tack welded mine since they were steel. Just extra peace of mind really and probably not super critical.
I was thinking something like this, I almost was thinking of making them two pieces with a lip on the bottom similar to the top so that they would sandwich into place. A set screw would do the same thing I suppose.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:24 AM   #2090
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I have these that locks the t-bar, they are made of aluminium and fit on top of the stock bushing. Not using them, if interested PM me
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:49 PM   #2091
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The lite speed outrigger lockdown set, I maybe would have tried these if they were still able to be ordered easily but at this point i'm already down the path of making a full solid replacement. Luke from full spectrum is making me a set based on my design, thanks though!
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:53 PM   #2092
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I have a question regarding my next set of tires. I have recently been attending my local autocross events and I am really enjoying it. I've been wondering if I should be running a more sticky tire with my current setup.

I drive a 2013 Subaru STI. Stage 2- Cobb intake, downpipe, invidia q300 exhaust. I also have an accessport with a dyncomp tune (moderate tune for Arizona heat)

I've got K-sport coilovers with whiteline 22Front/24Rear swaybars.

I've got G2 Nitto's NT555 Tires 245/40/18 with -2.5 front end camber.

They currently have me running in "SM" autocross class. Any general recommendation on tires/setup would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for reading my post!
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:14 AM   #2093
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If those are your only mods, the more appropriate class (as of 2018) would be STU. Then you will be going against cars prepped much closer to yours. Simply going with a set of 200 tread wear tires offered by Bridgestone, Nexen, Hankook, or BFG will shave 1.5 to 2 seconds off a 60 second course compared to the tires you have now. That is, of course, if the driver can drive the car that fast. Seat time, seat time, seat time...
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:38 AM   #2094
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I think it depends on if the downpipe is catless or catted. I believe if it is catted he can run in STU. But if it's catless it jumps you to SM. Depending on the wheel specs as well.
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Actually, he's in SP if catless, not SM. SP and SM both don't care about wheel size.

And yes, get a good set of RE71R or Rival S 1.5 tires and drive on those for a year or two. If you decide you want to get more competitive then choose some more mods.

A quality AOS wouldn't hurt now and in the future though and make sure to check the oil before and after each event.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:41 PM   #2096
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Actually, he's in SP if catless, not SM. SP and SM both don't care about wheel size.

And yes, get a good set of RE71R or Rival S 1.5 tires and drive on those for a year or two. If you decide you want to get more competitive then choose some more mods.

A quality AOS wouldn't hurt now and in the future though and make sure to check the oil before and after each event.
I always forget about the prepared classes. Lol.

But catless isn't allowed in STU. Learned that one the hard way.
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I always forget about the prepared classes. Lol.

But catless isn't allowed in STU. Learned that one the hard way.
That's correct. I haven't double checked, but I think the open boost rule went through in STU? I don't pay as much attention to ST as SM. If so STU is normal pump 93 tunes with a catted down pipe assuming no other mods to his setup. If it's catless then ASP. If he's got some extra stuff he's not saying like back seat removal, built engine, etc then SM.

But I still go back to the whole "run for a year with good tires, add a good AOS, and maybe get more camber" then decide if you want to mod it for autox or not.
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Open boost tunes did go through for STU, but you still have to have stock hardware/solenoids. Fuel is limited to 95.9 octane, so make sure you measure ahead of time. STU does require a cat, but there are specifics about placement and cell count, and I think they just revised that one as well.
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Do they seriously have equipment to test it?!!
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Do they seriously have equipment to test it?!!
More than likely no. I had a protest written for the first day of nationals for that purpose, but with how that day ended up being I didnít want to stick around the site any longer.
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