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Old 08-12-2010, 05:05 PM
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No need to get snippy just 'cause I'm building my car to a specific set of rules rather than just based off of, "it's JDM yo", or, "it looks cool".
don't worry, you will be faster than me so it will be funny

i want bigger tires:<
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:07 PM
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don't worry, you will be faster than me so it will be funny
I still need a bit more DT.

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i want bigger tires:<
You stay away from my car! :P (will these even clear your "JDM yo" brakes?)
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:25 PM
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Your car needs more canards.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:34 PM
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Your car needs more canards.
and dents

and less paint in certain areas.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:37 PM
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and a duck on the dash
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The car looks great Grant! Can't wait to see you run on Monday.
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:03 PM
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whoa, track day is this monday, almost forgot lol.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:28 AM
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So my front swaybar arrived & I picked it up from the post office today...

Nicely packaged:


Well labeled/packed:


Swaybar install:


Hopefully it won't squeak:


Ready for auto-x & ready to put the 255 on all four to good use!
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:51 AM
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and less paint in certain areas.
Based on the pelting gravel/sand noises the front 255's are making on my fenders/doors I might just be headed down that road.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:22 AM
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"Holy Crap"


^--- The above was all I could say, all day after driving the s2k in anger.

1) "It turns".
It turns so well, in fact, that the wife (my codriver) killed every cone in her first slalom with it, by turning into them and running them over. Even coming from a coilovered/swaybared/prepped Subaru this is on another level. It grips (thanks to the double-wishbone suspension, as opposed to the mac strut in Subaru) enough to make you wonder, and when it does slide (which the wife did a lot) it's very, very catchable & controllable. There's still more adjustment available on the FSB to stiffen the front further & tame the rear end more, but I don't know if I'll go for it.

A lot of this is due to the tire to weight ratio. If you want to bench race for auto-x... You don't just look at power/weight ratio, or power. I think tire/weight ratio is a good indicator. This car has more tire (255 x 4) and less weight (~190kg less based on my trips to the weigh scales).

2) "If you get on the gas, it turns more"
In a Subaru, you get to the apex, you roll onto the gas, and you deal with the understeer pushing you to the outside of the corner & widening your line. In this RWD, I get on the gas, and it starts to rotate. It turns more! You can turn a RWD car with not only the steering wheel, but also that good ol' right foot of yours.

3) The powerband.
Yes, it doesn't have the torque that Soobie did (it's ~ 1/2 as much, despite making a similar ~200whp). But it revs to 9k RPM (which, BTW, the wife launched at). It accelerates in a way perfect for auto-x/track. It feels fast, but it's controllable & 100% predictable. On an N/A car, x(RPM)*y(throttle) = z(HP)... It's repeatable, it's consistant, and it doesn't matter what gear you're in, or what the temperature is, or what your throttle position had been for the couple moments previous. (hint, it does matter for all these things, and more, in a Turbo car)

4) It will punish you if you're ham fisted (or footed)
I did not spin it, I went through some parts of the course crossed up or sideways but I was not the first to spin it. That honor goes to Any, and even then she had caught the initial slide, but failed to unwind the steering. So the pendulum effect as it came back again spun us.

This car is only going to make me quicker, it's like a kart, it's like the formula cars with Allen Berg. It will do exactly what you ask for, so be careful what inputs you give it.
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