That thing looks, and sounds, MEAN. I love it.
This is a discussion on My WRX build within the Builds forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; That thing looks, and sounds, MEAN. I love it....
That thing looks, and sounds, MEAN. I love it.
2006 WRX Limited -Pro-tuned VF-39, STI TMIC, STI factory I/C Sprayer, Throttle body Coolant Bypass, STI Exhaust, SPT Short Ram Intake, SPT Upper Front and Rear Strut Bar, Red Samco Radiator Hoses, STI Trunk, SPT Short Shifter, Aftermarket Rotors, Lamco Turbo Gauge, Catless Downpipe, Hella Supertones, RallyArmor Limited Edition Pink UR Flaps, 35% Tint, Grounding Mod, Walbro 255 Fuel Pump, SPT Heat Shield STI Piston Shift Knob!
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You can tell me all day long how much cash you have in your Subaru.. Most of the parts you listed on your build sheet are much like mine on one of my subarus that I built myself.. You don't see me on here telling people I have a 130k into a Subaru, or I've talked to this person or that person or built cars for the barret Jackson auction that have sold over 260k.. It's not any of your business.. Just like any Subaru forum we have rules, nobody in here besides yourself is bending them. Everyone told you that whe 10" wide wheels on a road driven Subaru is a bad idea.. You argued that point to death.... They moved on and said good luck with the build but you continue to argue with everyone about there opinion. Much like you are entitled to your opinion everyone else is as well. Welcome to the Internet hot rod.. Better grow some thicker skin.. Also if you want to brag about dollars spent on a vehicle.. Move on.. Nobody wants to hear it.
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so why dont you clean that up and give that guy crap for derailing the thread.
Glad you like barrett jackson. Next time your there look me up. I'll show you some neat stuff.
I am guessing its pointless to share the upcoming work on my wrx's quest hit 200mph at Bonneville Salt Flats .... As this place seems to want to tear your car apart worse then any tech inspector at any of the 50 or so racetracks I've been too.
So really why not police some of the people that have come into my thread. Clean it up and well be a mod. If you do that. I might start a thread on my quest to 200mph in a Subaru. Which would include some really neat stuff since I was out there last year with the bikes.
Or I can just stop coming here its your choice. I dont need to share the specs and set up or my upcoming track events.
There's just no need to get all defensive about things on either side. If I wanted to visit a site where everyone was just bickering at each other, or having some kind of pissing contest about how much money they spent, or who they know, then I would just head over to NASIOC.
If you think there are members who act like they are the Subaru god, then you obviously haven't been to many other sites. (and from what I can tell you're the main one acting that way)
I'm not saying that I don't want to hear about your car, but it would be a more pleasant read if you would just let some things go. That will be cool if you can crack 200mph.. I know a guy locally that did 198mph in the Texas mile last year and AFIK that's the fastest Subaru recorded in this hemisphere.
Impreza's don't have the greatest coefficient of drag, so it's no easy task.
I really see nothing other people have to said to you that's been that bad.. if you disagree, that's your right, but there's no need to get upset about it.
Man there's a lot of hate going on in this thread.... such a nice car too.
Not really my "style".... and way above my budget..... but I definitely respect the work that has gone into it.
Not going to bicker about the wheel/offset choice..... I know plenty of guys I see at the track running 17x10s all day long.... and sitting much lower than you are.
It's your tire choice I'm confused about.... BFG KDWs??? I've never used them myself, but that's only because every local racer I've talked to swears against them. For less money, you can pick up Yoko A048s and stay above the 140 TW rating for SCCA purposes, or just drop down to a set of Hoosiers, R-1s, or even a cheap set of the Kuhmo race slicks for better cornering grip. I'm confused - with all the $$$ you have put into this car.... why those tires?
2006 Subaru WRX-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine-modifications/165158-ninfourteeners-progress-thread-pics.html
1978 Subaru BRAT-Thread: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/engine...ss-thread.html
2007 Subaru B9Tribeca Ltd (PSM)........1994 Subaru SVX LSi(SOLD)
WRX 12 sec drag (vs. late model Camaro SS):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0vWdD2cjU
WRX track racing (catching a stg.2 WRX): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mELeSD1Mi08
This started as such a good thread, What happened??? Turb0, By looking at your car I'm sure that you have quite a bit of knowledge about Subaru (or at least you know people with knowledge), but you're on a forum. You have to expect people to question your choices and add their opinions, isn't that the nature of a forum? Reading the whole "cruising" debate got a little out of hand and sounded like a miscommunication on both ends. I, for one, would be very interested to see what you do to get to 200MPH in one of these cars, but you can't be so offended by others opinions, that's the nature of a forum. Instead of being offended by opinions, why not educate those with questions about what you are trying to accomplish and the reasons behind them.
/old man rant!!/
I gotta get the new tire and wheel combo on so the widebody can be finished. Body guy wants to build the body around the tire/rim combo. I would have liked to go back to 17's But running the big brakes I can't 356mm rotors and huge calipers will not fit. Bummed out.. But these brakes rock!
I think we are going to try for 150-159.99 the 1st event out this will show any problems that might come up. After the cage,drive shaft loop.. I am searching for some 5x114 narrow wheels. Then all the aero stuff will have to come off. Maybe the defuser will stay and all the under panneling The car is going to have to qualify on the short track. I have a cage builder to build a cage for the car. Its gotta be legal and have room for my sons car seat. He's going to be 2 and this project is a father/son sort of thing. Once we hit that 159.99 Then we will move up in class and run for 200
Building a plan now. should be fun.
Last edited by turb0; 01-25-2011 at 10:11 AM.
Very nice car; impressive specs.
That said, the attitude of the thread has really gone sour due to what I perceive to be some over-defensiveness. Let's all take a step back and have a beer, mkay?
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2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon
Best idea I've heard all day.
As far as the Bonneville run.. I remember something about the salt having much greater friction than a regular tarmac surface, so it's harder to go fast on the salt, right? Also, how long is the race? Just trying to get an idea of what 200mph is going to take. The guy here that did 198 in the standing mile was running a 40r, and my favorite part, stock STi gearing.
There are three tracks that go from 2 mile, 5 mile and 10 mile. You have to run once on the 2 mile at 125mph to get your lic. to run the big tracks. I really think 5 mile is good enough. I trying to figure out what the EGT's will be like.
The salt is like pavement at speed maybe a little looser.. On the bikes we were spinning up the rear tire at 170mph. Had to add 30lbs of weight to the rear axle.
Is there a link to his run. I'd like to read up on what he did.
I'll look and see.. IIRC he did a little write up on his experiences at the Texas Mile event.
Last edited by MainFrame; 01-25-2011 at 10:44 PM.
Also, if you are looking into custom ratio gears talk to Andrewtech. They will make you just about any gear ratio you want (for a price, I think it was somewhere around $3000/gear). PPG's stance is basically, this is what we make, so that's what you get.
My builder has put together a spreadsheet for calculating speed/gear ratio, with tire size inputs and everything. Would definitely come in handy for a LSR attempt.
Made well over 400 whp yesterday on 91 pump gas. Over 500 whp on 109... post up more when I pick up the car today.
Last edited by turb0; 09-15-2011 at 09:02 PM.