Thanks! Yeah, I realized a while back if I tried to stick to some "class" that I wouldn't be able to build it the way I wanted... I don't compete enough for it to matter either. lolI couldn't see the vids, but I have to say I like your build. Good eye for detail. :tup:
I like the idea of expanding the under car aero to increase downforce. I'd be doing that too if it weren't an illegal mod in STU.
I'd like to try track also, but I'm hard on things as it is and I don't want to damage my baby. I also know myself and once I get out there I'll just drive as fast as I can. So I'd need better pads and brake cooling right off the bat.
Fresh fluid makes a huge difference! Especially if you live in a humid climate. I have run Motul, but not on track. I can't say how well it resists boiling, but I can say it got water contamination in my car very quickly. It's been my experience "race" products are just not meant for longevity since they are usually installed before a race and taken out after. I have no doubt fresh Motul will do the job as it's a proven product. I only bring this up because you should probably keep an eye on it if you plan to leave it in for a while. Anyway after that I started running Castrol LMA, but it was discontinued locally. It worked great for my needs though and lasted forever. LWA stands for Low Moisture Absorption. I never had braking issues in my 2.5RS during an autocross.
Now I've started using Pentosin Super DOT4. It's easy to get through NAPA. Takes a day if it's not in stock. It has the same boiling temps as the Castrol (509/329). I've never had issues with it either. The Castrol and Pentosin are made in the same German factory so I thought maybe the formula was the same. So far the fluid seems to be lasting. It's been in my STI a little over a year. I would flush it with fresh fluid if I were to run track though. Coincidentailly the ATE is also made in the same German factory as the Castrol and Pentosin.
Rallysportdirect for both actually... Went ahead with both so I could get free shippingWhere did you order the grill and fluid from? I like that lower grill.
Good to know, thats one less thing to worry about!The RooDucts for the 06/07 have clearance with the washer tank.
I have a cobb SF, but I built ducting up to the airbox using the passenger side foglight... If I wanted to use that for brake ducting, I would have to do something different for the intake. Its not a deal breaker, just another consideration. I would probably want to upgrade the intake to a KS Tech if I went that route.how low does your intake hang on the passenger side?
The bottom of my car is pretty flat from the edge of the front lip to the back of the cabin area (current project. latest update here). I could feasibly cut in some NACA ducts into my undertray, but even then, would I be able to get a decent amount of air? FWIW, I will probably not do more than 2 track days a year so this isnt a 'huge' concern, but it sure would be nice to not have overheated brakes each time...The undertray is a tough spot for getting good air, it can be done but you'd want a flat bottom.
So I started looking into these last night. They look like a pretty sweet setup for routing to the inside of the wheel. Can you use these with any fog-light location openings?The RooDucts for the 06/07 have clearance with the washer tank.