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The G-series turbos seem to be much more of a Gen 1 product the more I'm searching. Perhaps it's just those G25's.
I'm more just putting my thoughts out there in this build log. I'd love an EFR7163, but with Full-Race discontinuing their kits and ETS not offering one with the 7163, the price of getting that turbo installed has gone up significantly. I lobbed the idea at DRP while I was there and it was basically, "You'll know what it cost when the job is done by the fabricator." type scenario.
I'm all over the place right now. 馃お
Just a heads up but there are a few online shops that still appear to have the full race efr kits (without the actual turbo) for roughly the price of a turbo. I鈥檇 already bought a downpipe and up-pipe by the time I found out or I鈥檇 be tempted (though I also live in an are with annual emissions inspections and have a 2019 so their catted downpipe wouldn鈥檛 be enough).
 

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Just a heads up but there are a few online shops that still appear to have the full race efr kits (without the actual turbo) for roughly the price of a turbo. I鈥檇 already bought a downpipe and up-pipe by the time I found out or I鈥檇 be tempted (though I also live in an are with annual emissions inspections and have a 2019 so their catted downpipe wouldn鈥檛 be enough).
Not that I'm opposed to looking but do you have a link or two? I'm curious...
 

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Weekend went well. Autocrossed the shit out of some early 2021 stamped Nankang CR-1's and they were fantastic. I've probably got the next three events of tread left and then they're done. Next event is in two weeks. The car ran flawlessly. I pulled into the pit and immediately checked the car over during the Saturday event every time I ran. Oil temps never went over 220F. I saw FKL go to 5.2 at one point, but Knock was 2.8 or below all other times. Except for the one time I tried to launch the car and it went badly which is where the -5.2FKL came from, but we won't talk about that.
I now understand the "don't do cams" concern that I got from a few people. Waiting for boost to come in from a non-launch start is very apparent during autocross. What on the street feels like immediate boost response, now feels like I'm probably giving up a solid second waiting for the car to reach boost threshold and start hard acceleration. I don't really hit any kind of serious accel until 4000 rpm with the current setup. For sure things are improperly matched and that makes me sad. Thankfully I'm over 4000rpm at almost all times even in third gear on our larger course layouts. I am thinking if I ever tried to do a parking lot event I would really hate it.
But... and it's a really nice butt... once she gets going it's like a fuckin' rocket ship. I have never been able to make the CR-1's slide even when cold, until this weekend. I could make those damn things step out at whatever corner I wanted. Just a nice controlled slide to get the car to rotate.
Last thing... I need a bucket seat badly. I'm hanging all over the steering wheel like crazy trying to keep myself in place. That alone is probably worth a few tenths not trying to hold myself in place and missing shifts.
 

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if you have some corners that you are way down in the rpm range, you can fight your instincts and step on the throttle early, that way by the time you are at or just past the apex, you'll be coming into boost. doing that in the parking lot events in 2nd really helped my times there.

and yeah. the bucket seat can make such a huge difference. i too, need one lol.

got any pics/videos from the event?
 

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Unfortunately no photos/video. We were so out of practice getting everything set up/prepped for people that it was go, 100% of the time.
Near the end of my runs, I was on throttle well before I was with the prior setup, and you're correct, that did help.
For the bucket, I'm leaning towards a fixed-back seat. I know they're uncomfortable, but this car is only turning into a weekend/fun car. The longest drive it's ever taken is to DRP in Jax. I'm hoping that isn't a standard trip. :ROFLMAO: I'm going to call a place this afternoon and get more details.
 

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Unfortunately no photos/video. We were so out of practice getting everything set up/prepped for people that it was go, 100% of the time.
Near the end of my runs, I was on throttle well before I was with the prior setup, and you're correct, that did help.
For the bucket, I'm leaning towards a fixed-back seat. I know they're uncomfortable, but this car is only turning into a weekend/fun car. The longest drive it's ever taken is to DRP in Jax. I'm hoping that isn't a standard trip. :ROFLMAO: I'm going to call a place this afternoon and get more details.
honestly they really arent that uncomfortable these days. assuming you dont gangsta lean your regular seat when cruising lol. my oem seat sits pretty straight, and if you find one that fits you well and have it properly positioned (those brackets can adjust the seat like 80 different ways). they can be pretty darn comfy, maybe not for an 8-10 hour trip. but for 2-3, sure, no problem
 

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honestly they really arent that uncomfortable these days. assuming you dont gangsta lean your regular seat when cruising lol. my oem seat sits pretty straight, and if you find one that fits you well and have it properly positioned (those brackets can adjust the seat like 80 different ways). they can be pretty darn comfy, maybe not for an 8-10 hour trip. but for 2-3, sure, no problem
This is what I'm gathering. Most of the distances in this car are presently 30 miles or less. My normal driving position is very close to vertical. I believe that the buckets may already mimic how I sit in the car.

If it makes you smile it isn't a bad choice.
I'll agree with that. It's the reason I spent so much to repair a Subaru with a blown motor. The drive this weekend made it all worth it.
 

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This is what I'm gathering. Most of the distances in this car are presently 30 miles or less. My normal driving position is very close to vertical. I believe that the buckets may already mimic how I sit in the car.
I do the same thing already. if there's anyplace local to you that you can try out seats, it really helps. for me personally the OMP seats didnt fit my body too great, sparco evo 2s fit me perfectly. so that's what i plan on. i have tried status seats too, not bad, but they wer too narrow, granted my buddy who had them is super skinny lol. and i have sat in a handful of other smaller ones.

still though i'm excited to see/hear more. i gotta get back on track, and with an instructor so i can really learn to push the car in corners. (last trackcross was very humbling for me, i got alot to learn)
 

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I wish there were a place locally that would allow you to sit in different seats. At this point, I will have to call a place to try and discuss with them, or do research and hope my 5ft 8in 170lbs fits in the seat I pick. Thankfully I'm not overweight, just moderately muscled.
 

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I wish there were a place locally that would allow you to sit in different seats. At this point, I will have to call a place to try and discuss with them, or do research and hope my 5ft 8in 170lbs fits in the seat I pick. Thankfully I'm not overweight, just moderately muscled.
if you can find just one seat to fit in, even if it doesnt fit perfectly, you can take the measurements from that seat and compare it to others online. write down when you are sitting if it's good or too tight in the main areas (hips, mid section, shoulder, legs) and be sure to write if the harness holes are too high or too low. and from there i'm sure you can just lookup dimensions and figure it out.

for reference, when i sat in the sparco evo 2 (which is the large version of the evo), i was 6'1 205-210 ish lbs. (now i'm 245 and my fatass needs to get back to that weight, but that's a different topic lol)
 

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It's a really good idea to test seats out before you drop the cash on them. Good seats can make a car far more enjoyable. Bad seats can make it painful to drive. I've had fixed back seats that sucked before. Anything over 45-60 minutes of driving and my lower back started to kill me. Even needing to drive a few hours to find a place or a person that will let you try them is worth the effort.
 

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I... don't drink. It's why I got into racing. :D I needed a hobby that drained all of my extra income and left me with nothing to show for it.
lol fair enough. i do drink, but not all that much. and of course not when racing/driving. but miami has amazing mojitos, mainly cause of teh cuban population, because it's a cuban drink.

i chose two hobbies that DO NOT mix at all with drinking.....firearms...and racing cars lol.
 

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Yep. I've collected the same ones. I am prepping for a SCAR 17 purchase. It's that or finishing the STI. I am heavily leaning towards finishing the STI so I don't have two projects going at once.
 
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