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A Little About Me
I am a Porsche guy at heart, with the family's 911s soon to be a project car. I am a firefighter/paramedic by trade. I have a wonderful wife (Cary) who puts up with my insanity and a daughter, Elliot Catherine, born 12/19/10.

My Vehicles
1971 911s (Now in PA, in need of TLC)
1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer (retired)
1998 Dodge 1500 P/U (leased, returned with a transmission about to die)
2000 Toyota Tacoma (retired)
2002 Nissan Maxima (traded, why I drive a Subaru, see my sig or linky)
2006 Toyota Tundra (tow vehicle and daily-driver)
2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STi (current)
2008 Econo-Trailer open-deck trailer

Projects
GD Brake Cooling
Airbag Light Fix
How-To: Vibrant Performance Washer Fluid Bottle Install
Heat Cycling R-Compound Tires
Seat and Mount Compatibility Guide
How-To: Small Battery Mount
Auto IC Mod Post #48

Track Time


I am currently a licensed NASA Time Trialer, competing in TTB. I am also a NASA certified Instructor (Level 1).
  • October 13-14, 2007: NASA HPDE1 @ Summit Point, WV -- Pics | Pics
  • October 11-12, 2008: NASA HPDE1 @ Summit Point, WV
  • April 25-26, 2009: NASA HPDE1 @ Summit Point, WV
  • April 17-18, 2010: NASA HPDE2 @ Summit Point, WV
  • June 19-20, 2010: NASA HPDE2 @ Summit Point, WV
  • August 21-22, 2010: NASA HPDE3 @ Summit Point, WV
  • November 6-7, 2010: NASA HPDE3 @ Summit Point, WV
  • April 8-9, 2011: NASA HPDE3 @ Summit Point, WV
  • June 18-19, 2011: NASA HPDE3 @ Summit Point, WV
  • June 19, 2011: NASA TTB 3rd in both races @ Summit Point, WV
  • October 6-7: NASA Instructor 1 Clinic @ VIR, VA
  • November 5-6: NASA TTB + Instructing @ Summit Point, WV
  • April 28-29, 2012: NASA TTB + Instructing First Place [email protected] Summit Point, WV
  • July 16-17, 2012: NASA TTB + Instructing @ Summit Point, WV
  • November 3-4, 2012: NASA TTB + Instructing 2nd place [email protected] Summit Point, WV
Modifications



Engine/Intake/Exhaust
  • Cobb SRI + Box, DEI-gold taped
  • Auto IC Spray Mod @ 9psi
  • Cobb Radiator Shroud
  • Borla XR1 Cat-Back
  • Motul 5w-40
  • GroupN Motor Mounts
  • Kartboy Pitch Stop Mount
  • KillerB PU Tube
  • KillerB Oil Baffle
  • IAG Air Pump Delete
  • Manley Pistons (forged)
  • ACL Race Bearings (rod and main)
  • ARP Hardware
  • 11mm Oil Pump
  • Gates Timing Belt
  • Invidia DP + Wrap
  • Perrin Inlet Hose
  • 93 Octane Tune but IAG/Jorge: 284HP, 232TQ
ECU and Tuning
  • COBB AP Stage 1-93 octane
Drivetrain
  • Kartboy Short Shifter
  • Kartboy Front Shifter Stay Bushings
  • Kartboy Rear Shifter Stay Bushing
  • Kartboy Rear Outrigger Bushings
  • TiC Shifter Linkage Bushings
  • TiC Pivot Bushings
  • TiC Tranny Crossmember Bushings
  • Whiteline Subframe Lock Bolts
  • WC Lathewerks Weighted Knob
  • GTSpec Rear Differential Mount
  • GroupN Transmission Mount
  • Motul Gear300 75w-90 for Diffs and Transmission
Suspension
  • TiC Spec AST's - Length: 8/9, Rate: 8K/6K
  • Vorshlag Camber Plates (Rear)
  • GTWorx Camber Plates (Front)
  • Kartboy Front Endlinks
  • Kartboy Rear Endlinks
  • Whiteline 24-26mm Front Bar
  • Whiteline 22-24mm Rear Bar
  • Whiteline Caster Bushings (RACE)
  • TiC Lateral Link Bushings
  • TiC Forward Trailing Arm Bushings
  • TiC Rear Trailing Arm Bushings
Brakes
  • DBA5000 Slotted Front Rotors
  • DBA 4K Slotted Rear Rotors
  • TechnaFit SS Brake Lines
  • Motul 600
  • Ferrodo 2500 Pads (Street)
  • Hawk DTC 70 Front Pads
  • Hawk DTC 60 Rear Pads
  • TiC Master Cylinder Brace
  • Roo Ducts (ABS)
  • Quantum Brake Ducts (unused)
  • Lowes Racing Duct Inlets
  • 500* Neoprene hose
  • TiC Ti Brake Shims
Wheels/Tires
  • Bridestone RE01R 245/40-17 (Summer/Track-Wet)
  • Bridgestone Blizzak LM25 225/40-17 (Winter)
  • ASA Wheels (Winter)
  • Stock BBS Wheels (With track-tar mod)
  • TRM 17x8.5 (Track Wheels)
  • Toyo R888 245/40-17 (Track-Dry)
  • Muteki SR48 Lugs
  • ARP Extended Studs (pending)
Interior
  • GForce 6-Point Cam-Lock Harnesses
  • Autopower 4-point Roll Bar
  • Eclipse 5341 Single DIN Headunit
  • Forester DIN Pocket (hacked to hold DEFI Link)
  • DEFI BF Imperial: Boost, Oil Pressue, EGT, Link
  • Perrin Oil Pressure Sensor Relocation Kit
  • 3 gauge Clock Pod
  • 3M 20% Tint
  • Airbag Fix
  • Sparco Evo 2+ Seats
  • Buddy Club Driver's side rail; Bride (for now) Passenger side rail
  • Contour ROAM Camera + Bar mount
  • DisplayIT Lap Timer + Custom plate and switch for Timer and Transponder power
Exterior
  • V-Limited Replica Front Lip - Painted Flat Black (removed for TTB)
  • Grill Craft Black Mesh upper and lower inserts
  • Rally Sport Urethane Flaps (removed for track)
On-Deck
  • Pending
Plans - TTB Build

I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to IAG Performance, Ken at WRXBrakes, and Clint/Tony from TiC. You guys have provided excellent service, advice, and parts for this project! Also a big THANK YOU to Justin Matthews who helped me refine this build.

I also want to give a big thanks to Vibrant Performance who has graciously provided me with a washer-fluid bottle to free-up some space for my brake duct install.
 

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Re: BOXTWO------2007 OBS STi

I was in the process of adding them! :D
 

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I had to figure out how to thumbnail rather than full-size the images. I think it's a little cleaner and a LOT faster to load.

slyguy: familiar???
 

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Re: BOXTWO------2007 OBP STi

ya sorry to confuse, i meant that i also have an OBP but an 06
 

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Ah, gotcha now. I was a little confused!
 

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Car looks great, love those mudflaps. Look forward to meeting you in October. Nice choice on the brakes, I ran the same setup my first track day and it performed wonderfully. :tup:
 

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Re: BOXTWO------2007 OBP STi

Thanks. I hope to get some better pics, it was a plan this week now that I have the camera issue worked out, but the weather here has been rough. We REALLY need the rain though. Same here, I can't wait! Only thing I am trying to do now is figure out insurance, looks like I won't be covered... I hope the brakes work out, it'll be nice to have a little better pedal-feel and stopping powa!
 

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Re: BOXTWO------2007 OBP STi

I just thought about dropping you a line, brakes have arrived!

Thanks, I need more/better pics...

Yeah, hooked on the track, that's what I'm afraid of!:D
 

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slyguySTI said:
looks good, also looks familiar....:)
<3 the 2007 STi !

so whats next?! maybe the TurboXS RFL catless TBE?! i put that bad boy on with the Cobb AP and what an improvement it was to finally feel like i was driving a sportscar, with a nice grin on my face. :D
 

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what helped my brake pedal feel for little moneys was the perrin master cylinder brace, cheap and it helped out a good deal. I even made it so i could still use the fuel line and battery brackets..
 

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<3 the 2007 STi !

so whats next?! maybe the TurboXS RFL catless TBE?! i put that bad boy on with the Cobb AP and what an improvement it was to finally feel like i was driving a sportscar, with a nice grin on my face. :D
I'm not sure about exhaust yet...so many options... I'll have to listen to what a few exhausts sound like before I do anything.

nice-rice: Thanks, I can't wait to get a more unique look to it! Following in others' footsteps is okay, but...
 

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Just the brace helped? Hmm... That is something I found very strange about this car. The pedal feel is weak for braking and that doesn't make much sense. I'll see how it feels after my upcoming brake mods.

slyguySTI said:
what helped my brake pedal feel for little moneys was the perrin master cylinder brace, cheap and it helped out a good deal. I even made it so i could still use the fuel line and battery brackets..
 

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Hopefully my stereo stuff will be here today. I'll try to post install pics and a "How To."
 

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HPDE1 October 13-14 @ Summit Point

Thoughts:
AMAZING experience. I am hooked. I want to go again...NOW. It's been a couple of days and I am still on "high" from the weekend. I noticed a lot fo things that I need to work on. Things I thought I would have problems with, I didn't and that raised issues with some other's that I do need to work on. Learning the vehicle and the driver ability is where it started with me. I was so unsure of how the STi would work on a track and as a DD, I was overly anxious and cautious. The latter is okay, but the former was a problem since it consitently messed up my lines. Once I relaxed a little bit, I could focus a LOT better on why I was there.

Apexing, vision, braking, acceleration, steering were to me, are the links between the driver and the track. I needed practice with all of them, but by the end of the weekend, I was fighting everything less and had found a groove. I started to trust myself (the driver) and the car's capabilities.

The track and the "rules" were also totally new to me. I learned what I could from the NASA guide before I went, but it pales in comparison to experience. By the end of the weekend, as I started to feel more comfortable, everything STARTED to fall into place. I was truly impressed with how well the guys did who were there for their first time.

Mod the driver, then the car, although there are a few things I will probably be doing prior to my next event. I loved it. Another thanks to spaze (my install expert) and mav1c from nasioc (my instructor) and everyone here who has helped me learn tons about the STi.

Tools and stuff to bring:
I brought all of my metric tools. Torque wrench and socket (I checked before each session.) Glass cleaner. Cable ties and racers tape. Extra fluids for the car and for the driver! Tire pressure gauge (still have not nailed this concept down, but was close by the end of Sunday.) Chairs. A good camera cause a point and shoot digital just wasn't cutting it. Some extra cash cause fuel at the track is EXPENSIVE! Most important for me was an open mind.

I can't wait to go back!!!
 

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god i can't wait... going to have to wait until next year due to funds/weather though... how did u like the SS lines? I also am kind of dissapointed with the STis brakes. My old *ss, falling apart, 88 integra with SS lines and ATE blue has better brake feel than my STi, lol.
 
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