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    The official what I'm doing/changing for the 08 season thread

    I'm going to try and hit some of the National events this upcoming year- our Divisional series (NorPac) includes two National events Atwater and Packwood-should be fun competing w/ the "big boys". Sticking w/ STX.

    Setup wise I have some big changes I'm planning on - I'm going to move up to 17" rims. I'm debating between 235/40 and 245/40- leaning towards to 235/40 just for the gearing (although the 245/40 is also slightly shorter than stock). I'm debating between RE01R's and Neova's, both well represented at the Finals this year, the Advans might be a slightly better w/ heavier cars (like ours)??? Whatever I choose I think I'm going to get them shaved to 5/32", it doesn't seem like it's impacting overall wear much from what I read- it certainly impacts grip.

    I'm probably going to a double (maybe triple) adj coilover setup- spring rates in the 450-500ish front/400-450ish rear.

    I'm going to bump up front neg camber to -3.0ish, I'm close now, but a little more should help.

    I need to sort my exhaust out due to the recent "clarification"-need a catted downpipe, I might go 3" throughout- we'll see.

    I'm hoping Santa sees this thread

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    I'm not sure what (if anything) I'll do about the clarification. I'm running a shorty downpipe with the stock third cat, and on an STX-legal map I can go a couple hundred miles before I get a CEL. I'm not sure if that's a good solution (or technically legal?), but at this point I am not competitive in my region. If I start getting better or hear a clear explanation of a good, legal solution, I'll make the changes that I need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Business810 View Post
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    Definite changes:
    New tires(possibly dedicated rims if enough money opens up)
    Race alignment(I raced this season on non-adjusted OE angles)
    Uncle Scotty fluid mix in the trans

    Possible changes:
    Front camber plates
    SS Lines and upgraded brake fluid
    Diff & rack bushing upgrades
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    gonna try and hit as many HPDE's and COM events as i can.
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    hopefully some 18x9.5 wheels and some 275/40 and 275/35 bridgestone RE050A's for teh Z.
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    +1 on the driver "mod"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Business810 View Post
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    + a lot. Except the FSB.
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    Find the widest wheels I can find ie 9-9.5
    285/30/18's
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    find a ride height I can live with

    Finish the other cars we are running
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIESEL View Post
    Find the widest wheels I can find ie 9-9.5
    285/30/18's
    fender work
    find a ride height I can live with

    Finish the other cars we are running
    Running an SP class in a WRX/STi?

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    This should be the list:

    coilovers
    swaybar change
    GroupN bushings
    Enkei RPF-1 wheels 17x8
    tires - not sure yet. Either 'stones, yoks or those Dunlops
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    This should be the list:

    coilovers
    any details on this yet? I'm looking at several different possibities, but nothing solid yet.

    I do know that I'm going to give Dennis Grant's theory on frequency a shot- calculating it out this for the wagon comes out to ~ 450# spring in front and 400# in the rear- I realize this lower than many of the national contender setups, but I'd rather start too low than too high (I'm damn sure my "boss" would too )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    any details on this yet? I'm looking at several different possibities, but nothing solid yet.
    They will more than likely be Tein Monoflex coilovers. My sponsor can give me quite a good deal on a set of those.

    I will be running stiffer spring rates than you have listed. I think I sent you a PM with the rates. I plan on tuning the rates if needed based on the dynamics of the car on course. We'll see what I ultimately end up with.
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    Depends a bit on work and what i have time to run. Might concentrate on bringing the 944 up to cup spec before more little subaru stuff.

    Though some new Ferodo pads are definitely getting mounted in the wilwoods. Going to play a bit with the swaybar settings and i'll probably look into doing some stiffening and possibly even more weight reduction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
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