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    make lots of $$$ > Get new tires > set fire to RE 92's and pee on the ashes.

    Ideally i'll find some super lightweight 17X8's for a seperate AutoX setup with the new tires. I guess i should hold off on burning the RE 92's.
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    I actually had a lot of fun on the RE92s during the first ever SCCA Drift event out at Memphis Motorsports Park... It was fun!
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    ya their great for going sideways, but thats about it. not really netting me the best times, but i'll agree they're fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzary3233 View Post
    How do you like your hitch?

    I've decided I need one to haul my junk/extra tires around to events.

    *Goes back out the the garage to put on new brakes*
    Its fine for a small trailer. It's just a class 1 so it's only rated at 2klbs but I probably towed no more than 1klbs including the 700lb trailer.


    I use it to tow this to local events (I trailer long distances)

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    Now THAT is perfect! That is all I need!

    And a little chassis stiffening as well
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    YAY! but they feel spongy... I didn't get all the air out... UGH!

    EDIT: don't mind the dirty car :-)
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    Nice!

    you'll know when you get it right as the 4/2's give you a firmer pedal vs the oe sliders (make sure your calipers on the right sides - there was a guy who spent almost a week (and many quarts of brake fluid!) trying to bleed his brakes only to discover the calipers were flipped (and thus unable to bleed properly)
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    Still running noncompetitive in DS. (like, using azenis leve of noncompetitiveness) I just ordered a set of Koni Yellows for the first half of the season (hoping to retain DS status for at least half) will do some more aggressive modification mid summer to move to STX.

    For STX, how's this for a roadmap?:
    1. Springs (to go with koni's)
    2. Rear sway (have 27mm whiteline in front now, which rear?)
    3. Wheels/tires
    4. Brake Pads / Lines
    5. Exhaust (up/down/cbe)
    6. AP

    What am I missing? Is this a good order in terms of cost/performance gain?

    And lest you think i'm avoiding the driver mod, I've already signed up for our regions AutoX school, as I found that to be a great investment last year, as well, i'm thinking of doing the Evo School's in Kansas.

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    looks like a good plan to me

    I would suggest not going too big in the rear, maybe 24mm adj, maybe even 22mm adj

    the one thing I see missing that is almost a must- you'll need something to net you some neg camber up front- either plates or plan on slotting or the like

    be sure you read to the letter the exhaust "clarification"- you don't want to buy something only to find out it won't work

    big props for the EVO school- good investment of $ and time
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDGeist View Post
    For STX, how's this for a roadmap?:
    1. Springs (to go with koni's)
    2. Rear sway (have 27mm whiteline in front now, which rear?)
    3. Wheels/tires
    4. Brake Pads / Lines
    5. Exhaust (up/down/cbe)
    6. AP
    Go for the stiffest to can get/tolerate.
    A 24mm adj. rear bar should be about right.
    Lightest wheels you can get/afford.

    Looks pretty good.
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    One thing I noticed was that I was slower with the Cobb STX tune, AND I've heard that it really isn't STX legal, because they play with boost on the top end. I don't stare at my boost gauge so I couldn't tell you.

    just my .02....

    Other than that it looks good with some camber gain!
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    So I need camber plates, or group N mounts (no idea what they are)?

    Also, in regards to my Rear sway, It's an '02 wagon, so i figure any change I make from the 13mm stock bar will be dramatically different, yes? Still stick with the 24mm? I suppose i could go 24mm rear, and put my front at it's 29mm setting.

    This years season just can't come fast enough, driving around on snow tires sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDGeist View Post
    So I need camber plates, or group N mounts (no idea what they are)?

    Also, in regards to my Rear sway, It's an '02 wagon, so i figure any change I make from the 13mm stock bar will be dramatically different, yes? Still stick with the 24mm? I suppose i could go 24mm rear, and put my front at it's 29mm setting.

    This years season just can't come fast enough, driving around on snow tires sucks.
    Camber plates in front and Group N mounts in the rear, that is what I would do.
    Group N mounts are a harder durometer (sp) rubber than the stock WRX parts.

    For the sway bar, I think you need to go with your gut (and what other wagon owners say).

    Also, for what it is worth, do the upgrades at separate times, that way you can see what each thing does for the car. At least that is my point of view....
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    I ran Koni inserts, JDM pinks, 27/29 F. bar, and 24 adj. R. bar on my wagon this year and took STX in Philly and South Jersey Region.

    I used RCE camber plates and GroupN rear tophats.
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    Lowering or non lowering RCE plates???

    I'm drooling over some, but don't have the scratch.
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