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Old 02-12-13, 12:17 PM   #161
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Looks like a good time out there in the snow. Nice turn on the pointer cone!
Thanks! I nailed that cone the run after It was tons of fun sliding around. This is something I wouldn't want to do regularly with my DD though. At one point I went up on the right side bank of that narrow section right after the first corner. When I say on it I mean ON it, the car climbed all the way up it with my right tires and came back down. That bank is deceivingly small in the video too, it's at least two feet high. I was surprised to see my bumper still attached when I got back to grid. No noticeable damage from it. I did get a rock stuck between my front caliper and wheel though, so there is a nice gouge in the caliper

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Old 02-12-13, 03:04 PM   #162
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Thanks! I nailed that cone the run after It was tons of fun sliding around. This is something I wouldn't want to do regularly with my DD though. At one point I went up on the right side bank of that narrow section right after the first corner. When I say on it I mean ON it, the car climbed all the way up it with my right tires and came back down. That bank is deceivingly small in the video too, it's at least two feet high. I was surprised to see my bumper still attached when I got back to grid. No noticeable damage from it. I did get a rock stuck between my front caliper and wheel though, so there is a nice gouge in the caliper
LOL, RallyX is tons of fun. My wife and I do it occasionally here in Hawaii but our course/track/area is really small compared to places that have land to open it up a bit. Snow sounds really fun, I've never done it in an AWD car before.
Sounds a little scary with the bank of snow on the side. Good thing you came off it ok with no damage. Pretty amazing actually.
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Old 02-14-13, 01:28 PM   #163
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I've decided I'm going to sell my winter toy, and dump that money straight into my car along with my tax returns . Instead of 245 kumho v710's I'm now planning on 275/40 Hoosier A6's. The only reason I wasn't going with 275's was because of my lack of coilovers. That will be changing Now I just need to decide on some. I'm thinking RCE t2's. I'm also still interested in the AST 4150 but who knows when they will actually be available.

I've also decided to play it safe tuning wise. With the recent scare I had with my engine I realized how expensive a new engine will be if I mess up. I'll leave it to BrenTuning this time
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Old 02-14-13, 02:33 PM   #164
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Nice! Can't go wrong with the T2's. What a difference those and the tires will make for you this year as well! Maybe we can stand a chance at the team challenge this year! With any luck we can actually have 4 working STi's in 4 different classes.
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I've decided I'm going to sell my winter toy, and dump that money straight into my car along with my tax returns . Instead of 245 kumho v710's I'm now planning on 275/40 Hoosier A6's. The only reason I wasn't going with 275's was because of my lack of coilovers. That will be changing Now I just need to decide on some. I'm thinking RCE t2's. I'm also still interested in the AST 4150 but who knows when they will actually be available.

I've also decided to play it safe tuning wise. With the recent scare I had with my engine I realized how expensive a new engine will be if I mess up. I'll leave it to BrenTuning this time
Nice! I loved my T2's when I had them. AST's look like a very viable option as well, and they are also monotubes which are basically stronger/thicker shock bodies. I believe T2's are twin-tubes. (mine are twin, matt's are mono) I wouldn't base your decision on this fact though.

I ran 275/40's last year/year before and this year I'm trying out Hoosier's new 275/35 tire. I'm curious to see if there are any improved handling benefits from the shorter sidewall. (07 gears FTW) Regardless, those RPF1's are super light (16.5lbs IIRC).
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Nice! Can't go wrong with the T2's. What a difference those and the tires will make for you this year as well! Maybe we can stand a chance at the team challenge this year! With any luck we can actually have 4 working STi's in 4 different classes.
Now that would be moar wheel drive! Hopefully my old clunker can make it

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Nice! I loved my T2's when I had them. AST's look like a very viable option as well, and they are also monotubes which are basically stronger/thicker shock bodies. I believe T2's are twin-tubes. (mine are twin, matt's are mono) I wouldn't base your decision on this fact though.

I ran 275/40's last year/year before and this year I'm trying out Hoosier's new 275/35 tire. I'm curious to see if there are any improved handling benefits from the shorter sidewall. (07 gears FTW) Regardless, those RPF1's are super light (16.5lbs IIRC).
If the AST's were readily available I'd deifinitely give them a shot but they are taking their sweet time releasing them. I was thinking the same thing with the tires about the shorter sidewall, but I'd really benefit from the larger diameter. I remember tons of areas on the courses last year where I'd be bouncing off the limiter coasting along for a second or two

I can't wait to get everything on and try it out But for now I need a new tune. I have been taking it easy all winter due to not being tuned for the IC and post MAF tubing. I also found out that my up pipe heatshield was not the annoying rattle. Its actually my windshield washer tubing on the underside of the hood vibrating between the hood and intercooler. The two retainers for the tube are broken and that probably happened the first time I closed my hood after I put the AMR unit in. Woops.
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I've decided to go with the gen 4 Fortune Auto 500's for coilovers. They just seem like an amazing deal and after talking to Mr. Mickle it seems they are worth every penny. I'm gonna get the swift springs, roller bearings and rear camber plates with them as well. For rates I'm thinking 10k up front and 9k out back. If anyone has suggestions on rates that would be great. I have whiteline 24mm adjustable bars installed right now and have the stockers lying around as well.

Finally ordered a dongle and a cable for my AP so I can see how the car is doing. I'm contemplating tuning the car myself again. Ill at least give it a go with injector scaling and the easy stuff, then see how far I'm willing to go. If my A/F is the same and I'm not knocking with my current tune I may just leave it alone and save the cost of a tune. We'll see how it all plays out. I currently have no bites on my snowmobile, so selling that isn't looking so good. I'm still gonna get the coilovers soon though since my taxes just came back Anyone looking for a snowmobile?
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Can you get me your vehicle weight? Front/Rear weight Bias? I can give you my opinion on spring rates if you can get me that info. 10k/9k will be close.
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What tires will you be using? Tires play a big role in the spring rates you should use.
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Can you get me your vehicle weight? Front/Rear weight Bias? I can give you my opinion on spring rates if you can get me that info. 10k/9k will be close.
I'll look into it, thanks

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What tires will you be using? Tires play a big role in the spring rates you should use.
275/40 A6's
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