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Old 07-06-16, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default GST Motorsports/RBMS/RedBeard Land Speed car



So as you all know, because it's all I ever talk about, is this stupid idea I have for a land speed run.

The long story: (skip down for the short story)

August 13 2012, I take delivery of a brand new Sti Hatchback. I drive it 7 miles and buy an invidia exhaust just to hear some rumble. I notice some fueling issue and a serious wag the tail handling issue and take it to a local subie performance shop who proceed to sell me an AP that was not quite ready to be programmed by Cobb work with the new cars. Call me skeptical, but that changes my opinion of that shop.


I meet the guys at RBMS for an oil change and find some extremely honest dudes. They introduce me to the crazy Brit and well... Let the games begin.

June 2013 the car goes onto the lift to yank the motor out...I want to go 200 mph in the standing mile.

Lol...



Anyways, many many changes here and there... Watching a GTR crush the a pillar with a shoddy cage after a roll at 80 mph on the drag strip, as well as that famous roll at pikes peak by the Evo... I've decided to just build a caged race car.

The next post will have the build specs of the car as I can remember them...
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I am going to do my best with the vehicle spec sheet:

Vehicle:

2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Hatchback

Chassis Modification:

Rigid subframe collars
Superpro bushings
Cusco under chassis bracing
Aeroism research carbon fibre and Kevlar roof
Kaminari reverse scoop hood, extra support bracketry, hood latching
JDM Passport gurney flap
Apr mirrors
Additional aerodynamic pieces being produced
Possible new fenders

Interior Modifiations:

Interior removal
Racetech 4119hrw seats, seat belts
Personal Grinta 350mm wheel, nrg hub and quick release
Custom center console guage mount
Aim mxl2 dash
Tint rear doors and back
Current building cage
Safecraft FE36 fire suppression

Fuel System:

Walbro 255 in tank pump
Surge tank feeding dual Bosch 044 pumps
Pre and post surge tank fuel lab inline filters
-AN lines to and stock lines from
Turbosmart FPR
IAG fuel rails
ID2000 injectors
Cobb flex fuel system

Drivetrain:

ACT prolight flywheel
ACT 6 puck clutch with HD pressure plate
Stainless braided clutch line
Stock STi transmission
DSS carbon shaft
OS Giken LSD 1.5 way with GST Motorsport custom settings
MSI diff cover
Sti short shifter with Kartboy short shifter
Authentic one off special magical guaranteed to get you laid shifter extension from the "L"
Tigwerks trans mount

Engine:

RED sleeved block
JE pistons with coating
Pauter Rods
Manley Crank
Ported/polished head
Ti valve retainers etc
Supertech inconel +1mm intake and exhaust valves
BC Valve springs
Cosworth S2D Camshafts
Cosworth oil pump
Tomei belt and belt guide
LIC pump block off plates
IAG TGV deletes
PW intake manifold
Fluidampr balancer
Killer b pickup, pan, slosh plate, water outlet
IAG AOS
Aem 5 bar MAP/temp etc
TIAL BOV
Turbosmart EWG
Cobb AP stock ecu (for now)
Solid billet motor mounts lower, Perrin dog bone
Okada Plasma Direct Ignitors

Motor built by Mert Solis of RBMS

Exhaust
Gtx3576r system:.85 Tial hotside, killer b header, rotated up pipe, ETS downpipe and Q300
Gtx4088r system:.99 Tial hotside Custom header/pipe work and exhaust be made by Tigwerks

Cooling:

Ron Davis custom radiator
Perrin "race" oil cooler kit
ETS fmic

Suspension:

RCE clubsports
Cusco lca and other pieces
Super pro sway bars
Kartboy end links
RCE front adj top hats
Msi solid rear top hats
Super pro bushings everywhere

2015 STi steering rack

Braking:

Perrin brace
Stoptech Trophy 6/4 kit
Ferodo ds2500 pads

Wheel/Tire:

Gram lights 57DR 18x9.5 +38 255/35/18 direzza's
Gram lights 57xtreme 18x9.5 +40 265/18 continental IMSA GTO slicks
Stockers (actually fit over brakes!)

Lighting:

Fog light LED
Tail light tint
Diode dynamic brake light blinker switch


Additional to be built:

Tbd: parachute system
Rear wing (possible DRS and active brake)
Flatbottom and diffuser with exhaust and rear bumper modification
A/c, heater to plumb to seats

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Old 07-07-16, 03:14 PM   #3
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Slide what rad do you have...looks very beefy. Need more pics of the car, and a list of what's been done...pretty please I have actually been dying to see a build thread of your car
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Old 07-07-16, 05:38 PM   #4
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Ron Davis radiator. With no oil cooler (bad idea I my mind). Uses stock shroud and fan. I sent them the shroud etc for the build and it is huge and barely fits!
I'll get pics up she I find a better photo hosting site. The smugmug place was a temporary spot that I tried when photobucket crashed.
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Good to know regarding the Ron Davis rad...there may be a post on my journal regarding that rad...but I may have spoiled the surprise lol...stick with photobucket...look forward to seeing more pics

Also for your rad, what rad shroud do you have, and do you think it helps out?
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Rad shroud will always help. I had a killer b but it wouldn't even fit the stock radiator and killer b told me to pound sand... So I took it and modified it to fit the RD radiator.
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Here is a pic of the motor being built:

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killer b told me to pound sand...
Are you sure I didn't say, "we make them to fit the OEM radiators"? I'm pretty sure I didn't say to go pound sand.

Are you the guy that asked me about the T4 Tial header modification? I've been consulting with a few of you landspeed lunatics (and I mean that in the nicest way) lately, on engine/turbo/header/intake setups.

IMO that 4088 isn't going to make nearly enough power to push 200mph. I'd highly recommend the GTX4594. It will make much more power at less manifold backpressure (much better pressure ratio). Trying to push a brick like a Subaru through the air at 200mph is going to take some really big numbers.

At your speeds you may be able to downsize that radiator. With the amount of ambient being pushed through, the radiator becomes VERY efficient. We run our own radiator design that has a super efficient core, the same coolant capacity as OEM, but half width and only 1.5" thick. With +700whp at the end of a 1/2 mile event pull I don't think I've ever seen it above 198. My point being, if you're pressed for space, there are likely other options to suit your needs.
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No. What you told me was that you have "thousands of the "X product" sold and running on cars all over the world including cars racing the ring and your the only one who has ever had problems. Our parts are all welded on jigs by professional welders"
You continued to tell me that it was impossible that any of your products had issues.


Here is an example of the welding after we found the part to be leaking water, so we wired it down and then had to reweld.
That part, the lack of fasteners on the water pump outlet (that was also another impossibility according to you...it had nothing to do with fitment)...

What did have to do with fitment with the stock radiator was your radiator shroud. It required cutting its bit and then bending on the brake...I mean table,elongating some holes and then repainting. Then it fit the stocker whilst awaiting the RD... Guess what....it then also fit the RD...

But according to you, these are all built on a jig by professional people used by thousands all around the world and I am the only one with an issue.


What you didn't say was "wow geez, the law of large numbers say that mistakes happen and let us take car of that for you, let's ship you the fasteners you paid for, and let us send you a ups shipping number to send the crappy welded one while we send you a replacement..."

You said it was impossible

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Default Re: GST Motorsports/RBMS/RedBeard Land Speed car

To address the actual pertinent issues!

We are planning on closing a bunch of the front off, so we are trying to have as much water in there with little to no air.

We talked to a bunch of land speed guys. The car can do it with 500 if we can get the aero (but there is only so slippery one can make this thing...I hope for .29-31)

The record subie did 202 mph with 675...he said 650 but I'm leaving dyno to dyno difference room.

On my brick and the extra mph (205 mph) 725-750 will be needed and another 4088 made well over that on the L.

I agree, that larger turbo would be more ideal and a possibility of we have to change gearing.

Mathematically we don't, but the record holder ran 19's with235 wide tires and it was taller than a stock tire set up.

Amazingly there is a lot of wheel spin at speed...
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