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    I've always said that sedan guys are missing the boat on the wagon struts- I don't say it a lot though as wagon struts are hard enough to find as is
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    yeah, I really liked them with my G/C stuff so I figured what the heck, why not use them again? I am Hoping for -2.5* in the front... we'll see if JR can hook me up :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzary3233 View Post
    yeah, I really liked them with my G/C stuff so I figured what the heck, why not use them again? I am Hoping for -2.5* in the front... we'll see if JR can hook me up :-)
    You might be just as good with a set of quality springs to go on the struts.

    PM me with a number for the housings. I also need to see if my STi struts are done before I let the housings go, or I won't have suspension for the winter.
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    JR, I'm planning on STi Pinks, not GC stuff. I want it basic and easy to deal with.
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    Yeah, that sounds good. If you don't have the Pinks already, try to find a set of STi take offs.
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    I still have my stock 02 wagon struts if your interested. Once they're gutted (correct me if I'm wrong) and have koni's installed, they'll be 04 ready.

    That is of course if JR doesn't sell you his.
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    Alright Project the car is going into Ver. 2.0 now!

    I can't STAND it anywhere near stock....

    So here is the aim this time around: I want a car that is mild mannered on the street, and FUN at an HPDE. I have the BMW for playing with Auto X, because I cannot for the life of me get a decent time in the WRX, I think my driving style is too biased RWD and I was having a very hard time training myself to drive the WRX. (hence part of the reason for the last part out) I basically want a fun street car that I can take to the track and have no problems with all day long out on the track.

    Suspension:
    Wagon Struts, Koni Yellow Inserts, D_rex bump Extenders....
    I don't know that I want to go back to a GC setup but may entertain it.
    I feel I can get good camber front and rear with the wagon struts on the Sedan, negating the need for camber plates (YAY).
    The thought has crossed my mind to do '05+ STi suspension ideas?

    Brakes:
    Stoptechs at some point the 4/2 pot stuff is killing me at HPDES

    Wheels: Stock '04 BBS on the street something nice and light for track useage

    Aero stuff: Prodrive front lip, Maybe some of the JDM aero guard stuff, and the STi underpinning bits

    Motor Stuff: Something besides stage two Yawn. Maybe a 16g and supporting stuff

    Basically this means the BMW is where I want it for a while
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    what bmw/class are you running?

    brake ducting for sure (even w/ StopTechs)-brakes are the number one limiting factor at track days for the WRX IMO

    if you don't go GC, the STi Tarmacs are the firmest spring you can source- I can attest it's fine for daily driving

    6gunracing has a swap for the front to get the uprated 05+ wheel bearings/knuckles- wouldn't be at the top of the list but worthwhile to consider

    if you go R compounds look closely at the Nittos- guys are going ga-ga over these at the track
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    what bmw/class are you running?

    brake ducting for sure (even w/ StopTechs)-brakes are the number one limiting factor at track days for the WRX IMO

    if you don't go GC, the STi Tarmacs are the firmest spring you can source- I can attest it's fine for daily driving

    6gunracing has a swap for the front to get the uprated 05+ wheel bearings/knuckles- wouldn't be at the top of the list but worthwhile to consider

    if you go R compounds look closely at the Nittos- guys are going ga-ga over these at the track
    e36 M3, it is an SM car sadly, but it is competitive with the built Evos around here on street tires. I've got a solidworks model to do an air to water intercoolder and to bolt up a Whipple supercharger :-) So I am waiting on a friend of mine to mill that up for me. Then I will have lots of fun. It will not be a top nationals car, but a great toy.

    Those are the springs I am thinking of going with.

    I saw the 6 gun stuff, but I don't know that I want to deal with it. That is VERY low priority.

    R comps are in the future, but a ways off for now. The tire budget goes for some R comps for the M3 at the moment.
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    pics of the e36
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    That's really the only one I have, when I was working on it a long while ago.

    I'll take some recent pics
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    the e36 M3 has always been a favorite for me
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    They are great cars!

    I'm fabbing up an air to water intercooler and a whole new intake tract so that I can bolt on a whipple

    As for the WRX, got a little somewhere last night. Mounted up a BBS RC 18x8 et 38 wheel from a VW GLI... and it works... WELL!

    Pics coming soon!
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    As I am driving up to work this morning... I hear the fateful noise of......



    WHEEL BEARINGS! the silly front bearings are finally letting go after 206k miles of Track Days, Auto Xs, and Rally X events!

    Any suggestions besides the usual timken stuff?
    (looking for part numbers as I type)
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    oe packed w/ NEO HP800

    there is a Nissan bearing that some say are slightly more beefy- it's in the long wheel bearing thread on nasioc
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