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Old 03-20-09, 08:18 PM   #21
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Default Re: piknockout's STU Autocross Build - 2006 STi sponsored by Agile Auto

Holy HOTNESS Batman! Nice rims dude. I love those rims! remind me of the Rays 57's Very nice choice.

I just closed a deal on some 17x8.5 +40 offset Enkei RPF1's in Silver. Im gonna throw on the RE-01R's in 245/40/17. Should fit fine after a little camber is dialed in the rear with the bolts I have back there.

Do you have any camber adjustment in the rear? you might need some if you didnt roll your fenders already. But I think I remember reading that you did. Not sure.
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Old 03-20-09, 09:25 PM   #22
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Default Re: piknockout's STU Autocross Build - 2006 STi sponsored by Agile Auto

As an previous owner of two sets of FN10RC's (5x100 and 5x114.3), I approve of your wheel choice

Great journal writeup, eager to see how it pans out over the year!
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Old 03-21-09, 01:36 PM   #23
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Default Re: piknockout's STU Autocross Build - 2006 STi sponsored by Agile Auto

How are the 600/500 rates during daily driving? (assuming the car is your DD)

I have the 500/400 rates on my T2's now, and I run 17x10 FN01R-C's. (275's) The car is lower than stock, but not by much. I'm not getting any rubbing, but I can't go any lower, or else I will. (no fender rolling)

I want to upgrade to the 600/500 rates, but I'm afraid it will be too stiff on the street.
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Old 03-23-09, 05:52 AM   #24
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Default Re: piknockout's STU Autocross Build - 2006 STi sponsored by Agile Auto

Enkei RPF1's was what I REALLY wanted...stupid 17x9's don't fit though, I'm jealous. I have Vorshlag camber plates in the rear and the T2's have a slotted strut as well for camber adjustment. I'm running -1.9 degrees right now.

I don't DD the car, but the 600/500 rates don't seem too bad. I also have the dampers set at my autocross settings which make the whole thing a lot stiffer as well. If I drove it everyday I might get kind of beat, but if you're running daily damper settings you should be fine and it shouldn't be too bad.

Yesterday's event went fantastically well. The car was damn near neutral right out of the box. Couldn't keep it clean (nor could the rest of STU), but the raw times were great. I'll have a full writeup with video/pics soon.
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Old 03-23-09, 11:12 AM   #25
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Called Steve Snow at Bimmerworks today. Ordered a set of Bridgestone RE-11's in 245/40/17 shaved to 6/32 that I will be getting mounted up on Thursday. I'll try and drive on them Friday to get a heat cycle in them, and then ready for Sunday's event.

I only shaved to 6/32 due to my own inherent laziness. The drive to events is roughly 50 minutes each way, so not bad, and I hate swapping wheels/tires at events. Also since these will have to be rain tires also, I wanted some tread to be there so I'm not sliding around everywhere. I'm not yet baller enough to have a dry and rain setup. Perhaps next year.
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Very Nice Progress!!

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Old 03-24-09, 06:45 PM   #27
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Philly Winter Event #4 on March 22, 2009 at Citizen's Bank Park

Video: Philly Winter Autocross Event 3-22-09 Video Video by Luster - MySpace Video

So this would be the maiden event for the new setup. The big question loomed: would the car do a 180 or plow through the first turn? To help with setup, Iman (bdi) co-drove with me to get some more runs in the car and help try to set it up. He also donated two wheels/tires for the event as the borrowed wheels/tires I had wouldn't quite fit in the rear. We were running the Dunlop Direzza Z1 Star Spec in 245/40/17 both front and rear, but the fronts were nearly done and the rears had been sitting all winter in Iman's garage. This could be interesting.

We had some good competition to compare ourselves to in Cy Lee running his Mitsu Evo 9 RS which just won the Dixie National Tour with Corey Ridgick driving the weekend before, with Cy finishing 2nd and running on the Bridgestone RE-11.

On the very first run, we made it about 3/4 of the way through the course until a red flag for a golf cart near the course. That's okay though, rerun! But an amazing thing happened on that first test run...the car actually felt REALLY good right out of the box. How did that happen? Perhaps it was the lack of "understeering fairies" on the car, who knows. But the car felt great. We only made two minor adjustments to the car all day, with one more click of rebound in the rear and a little lower psi in the rear tires. Car was fantastic and a blast to drive!

First run came through with a 53.147 +1, which would end up being the run I had to stand on for the day thanks to no other clean runs. It was good enough for a 2nd in STU (Cy pulled out a clean run 54.0xx) and 18th in PAX. Had the run been clean, it would have been good enough to take the STU win and finish 4th in PAX among some good company.

What I learned this weekend is that the car setup is right in the ballpark, thanks again to everyone who helped offer advise on parts and setup, everything worked well. I've ordered some RE-11's that should be here this week and will be testing out this weekend. I don't think I'll have a chance to give them a good heat cycle before the event, so the first real test probably won't come until the A.I. event on April 11th. I can't wait to continue tweaking the setup, but hopefully there's not too much more to do and I can focus more on driving.

More to come in the next few weeks.
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Old 03-25-09, 02:57 AM   #28
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Nice drive...congrats. Looks like you may have a tad of understeer on that run but really nice!
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Old 03-25-09, 05:45 AM   #29
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A little bit, that was the first run of the day. We dialed it out a bit, but I was faster and dirtier on the second run and the third run was also a +1 but slower.
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Philly Winter Event #4 on March 22, 2009 at Citizen's Bank Park

Video: Philly Winter Autocross Event 3-22-09 Video Video by Luster - MySpace Video
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