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Old 02-06-15, 10:49 AM   #11
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I am now ready to qualify as the least fun statement ever made on iwsti: once you've mastered your Subaru's handling potential as measured by the occurrence that any other driver you consider very skilled cannot obtain a time that is significantly faster than yours, then you can mod. Sad but true. Come back after a few track days, and if you come home thinking you need to fix a handling trait from the stock car with some mods, only come back to this essay once you start getting faster than other drivers.
This reminds me about a great discussion I was having with a fellow track-rat with a 997 GT2. There was another guy going through his ridiculous mod-list on his Hyundai Genesis - everything from an (ugly, if you ask me) aftermarket front bumper to his BOV choice. GT2 guy asks - is there another driver that can post a faster time than you can in your stock car? If so, you haven't reached the absolute limit potential of your car. If you haven't reached the limit "wall" of your car yet, then why modify it?

It's a very enlightening argument (which most of us very likely don't follow).

I love everything about this thread, looking forward to it.
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Old 02-06-15, 10:51 AM   #12
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Sub'd. Excited to read whats next
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Old 02-06-15, 11:13 AM   #13
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Thanks Toivonen, I've always enjoyed your real world comments and incite, subscribed
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Old 02-13-15, 03:21 AM   #17
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I would love enough cash and time on a track to become an elite driver. Just not in the cards right now. Never the less having had jobs driving for a living I have a bit of experience behind the wheel. I am aware of the performance mods on my car. Every change I have made with specific desired affect. From a decent alignment to better tires. A lot of my research I did here when I make plans for changes.

I imagine lots of stis don't see much if any track time that have crazy mods. I am hoping to get to some events this year. Doesn't change my desire to make my car perform better. Or that I wont notice or be able to utilize any mods.

I can appreciate that there is a difference between a race car and dd. But our cars live in both worlds. That is why we got them. There is lots of info for both worlds here even some stance guys.

Each of these topics could be its own thread that could collect discussions. Be it parts, purpose price, procedure. Reading the experiences of not just race car drivers but guys who put their family and friends in their cars. And the guys that slam them and put in stereos. I like stereos. The engine forums have sticky's for everything under the hood. The discussion of the application of parts what helped me make my plan. To buy parts for a purpose whatever that may be.

I look forward to studying all this anyway and hopefully be able to help some others.
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Old 02-13-15, 06:38 AM   #18
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is there another driver that can post a faster time than you can in your stock car? If so, you haven't reached the absolute limit potential of your car. If you haven't reached the limit "wall" of your car yet, then why modify it?

It's a very enlightening argument (which most of us very likely don't follow).

I love everything about this thread, looking forward to it.
So only the fastest driver on the track gets to mod eh?

Silly arguments.


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