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I want to give credit where credit is due. I want to give a special "Thank You" to Trey and the rest of his crew at Cobb Tunning for getting me back in my STI. I don't know if you remember a post I posted a while ago asking about lambo doors, but I was in a motorcycle accident last November, which left me paralyzed from the chest down. I knew I wouldn't ride a motorcycle again, but the STI was still up in the air. Tom West, a fellow STI driver, sent out e-mails on my behalf to vendors asking for assistance in finding a way to allow me to drive again. Cobb answered the call.

I shipped my car out to Utah where Cobb installed "Suregrip" hand controls, 3" downpipe, heat shield, Scroth Quick Fit Harnesses (DOT 4 point harness), AccessPort (which was dyno tuned by Cobb), and last but not least, a 5zigen twin mode clutch system, which allowed me to keep the STI a standard 6 speed. Now it's time for some pics!

<img src="http://web.mac.com/dxtrlws/iWeb/Cobb/The%20STI_files/DSC00650.jpg">

<img src="http://web.mac.com/dxtrlws/iWeb/Cobb/The%20STI_files/DSC00635.jpg">

<img src="http://web.mac.com/dxtrlws/iWeb/Cobb/The%20STI_files/DSC00637.jpg">

<img src="http://web.mac.com/dxtrlws/iWeb/Cobb/The%20STI_files/DSC00642.jpg">

<A HREF="http://web.mac.com/dxtrlws/iWeb/Cobb/COBB.html">You'll find extra pics and information here..</A>

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions.
 

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Kudos to Cobb. I am very impressed.
 

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Thats a VERY standup thing for Cobb to have done. I really respect that. Best of luck to you and keep us updated.
 

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The guys at Cobb are real stand up people. Glad you and they were able to make it work for you. Have fun.:tup:
 

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cobb really stepped up, and we should def give them props for that. but your dedication is even more noteworthy. care to elaborate on how the whole system works?? congrats. be safe.
 

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Kudos for Cobb to step up to the plate like that. I'm quite impressed to say the least. Awesome to see that you can still utilize the STi!
 

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Jas0nn said:
cobb really stepped up, and we should def give them props for that. but your dedication is even more noteworthy. care to elaborate on how the whole system works?? congrats. be safe.
Sure, now problem =)

Well, this is how it basically works:

The button on the shift knob is basically my clutch pedal. So when I push the button, it disengages the clutch allowing me to shift. When I release the button, it reengages the clutch.

As for the lever, I pull the lever toward me to add gas and I push the lever back and "out" to apply the brake. When the brake is applied, this also disengages the clutch. That comes in handy when I'm coming to a stop and don't have to worry about shifting.

First gear and reverse are a little tricky. When I release the button, I have to add the right amount of gas or the car will stall. I'm getting the hang of it and my take off's are much smoother.
 

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That's awesome man, congratulations. I'm friends with Al Unser Jr. of Unser Racing lore's two daughters, the oldest whom is also paralyzed from the waste down. I thought her Audi a3 was cool, but man, you've got the ride. Congrats on pursuing something you're interested in, and this says a lot about Cobb.

Do you plan on autocrossing or tracking any time soon?
 

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Sorry to hear about the accident/injury. Once again, Cobb has stepped up and really helped out; +1 for Trey and the whole crew. More importantly, +1,000 to you for keeping your head up and seemingly adapting so well. I can't imagine what you and your family have gone through and I wish you the best.
 

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Thanks guys for all the compliments. I really appreciate them. I'm just glad to part such a supportive community.
 
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