Aw you took the wing off
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Aw you took the wing off
02 Bugeye WRX // 02 Acura RSX Type-S
Bugeye Mafia #421
it was 2800lbs from the factory and its right around 2600lbs right now.
new wheel and tire setup
I like the gunmetal/anthracite/darkgrayname wheels best. Nonetheless, very nice blobeye!
I'm a little confused by the trunk spoilers though.
2012 WRX Premium - Lightning Red Sedan
Now I know what you're talking about. hahahaha.
The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
I'm just using the mine's lip as it was intended.... as an underspoiler. same way its used on the r34.
"Contrary to popular perception the MINES wing was never intended to be a standalone spoiler. In actuality it is an underspoiler meant to be used in conjunction with the WRX wing (which for bugeyes was the standard wing for WRX and WRX STI models)
The idea is that it catches air that travels under the rear WRX wing and maximizes downforce"
Sweet, I was thinking something close to that in terms of function. Sometimes I take into consideration the weight of a modification vs the added performance and if it can overcome that. On this case im sure it's a good benefit. Then again I know little about aerodynamics...
also that under spoiler weighs close to nothing, I got it from a nice high end composite company and they did a great job, its not the average Chinese replica quality.
I've had the huge wing, I've been wingless and now I have this.
I can say with 100% certainty that the kaminari wing definitely did something at speeds as low as 65MPH. On the freeway in the rain with the gurney flap all the way up, it created something similar to what a trunk bed does and you could actually get water crawling UP the rear window.
I know most don't like the look, but I do, I come from a town were 90% of Subarus are wingless or ricers with a sti wing on a bone stock 2.5 base model they are mostly street racers/drag racers and I don't fit in with that crew, I have a car the I frequently auto-x and actually corners well.
I installed the Perrin Caster kit yesterday and I've got to say that its the best handling upgrade I've done aside from proper tires. Combined with my 22mm sway bars and STI pink springs the car is very firm and almost a bit harsh at low speed but around 35+ its stable and confidence inspiring.
I'm a huge fan of weight reduction, the car has
custom lightweight lower "U" subframe brace that only weighs 10lbs
no rear bumper beam
custom front beam bracket
No rear muffler heat shields
no floor mats( i'm ocd about a clean carpet so I never get in with dirty feet)
light weight radiator brackets
removed under seat support
Removed all sound deadening from the rear doors back.
I do auto-x the car just not often like the bmw.
Also maybe its because I'm a BMW guy, but underspoilers are awesome to me, and obviously not really liked in the subaru world.
just about every generation 3 series that was into motorsports used underspoiler instead of huge rear wings.
E30 m3 evo 2
Your comments on handling made me think of this, if it isn't something you've already considered: PSA: Whiteline ALK (Anti Lift Kit) and RCAK (Roll Center Adjustment kit) are amazing
First Mods: What to do and what not to do
Current Car: 2014 Golf TDI
Previous Cars:2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
"Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"
The caster kit I have is the same as an ALK, and it was definitely awesome. Perrin just markets it differently, and I got it second hand and for less than $180. My car doesnt have the OEM u brace so sway bars and ALK installs take less than an hour.
here is the caster/ALK/PSRS I have
PERRIN Performance — — Positive Steering Response System