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Old Nov 6, 2018, 12:08 PM
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From back in my wow days, this starting to sounds like a lvl19 "twink" pvp. Lol. I'll just never understand
This is the last place I thought anyone would ever mention that... Does that mean we're twinking in WoW Classic?
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 12:21 PM
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C'mon guys...someone has to explain this to some of us that are not as old to remember those things!!
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 12:42 PM
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Video game called World of Warcraft(WoW). There are something called battlegrounds. If your character was between level 10-19, you were grouped together. There are multiple groups that only played against each other (level 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and etc). When someone makes a "Twink" character, you basically make a character that is the highest level for that class with the best gear available so you can have a way better advantage to someone that doesn't have the best gear/character level for that group. It's kinda like autocross, people in that certain class would modify themselves to the fullest to obviously have a better advantage compared to others with not much modifications done.
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 01:07 PM
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Haha, I thought no one was going to understand the reference. Yes, we're twinking Evo's here trying to make a perfect stock spec.
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Old Nov 6, 2018, 01:17 PM
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Well, driving an EVO was always like playing video game anyway, so this reference is spot on!!
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Old Nov 8, 2018, 08:24 AM
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I just remembered that there will be at least 1 other still "stock" DS Evo IX around next year in the mid-Atlantic area. There is a female driver in Central PA region with a silver IX too. She's the original owner of her Evo too and has been autoxing it consistently for 10+ years. I most often run into her at NEPA events at Pocono.
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Old Nov 15, 2018, 12:10 PM
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CZ4A vs CT9A VS STI vs CTR vs RS

wheeee it'll be fun
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Old Nov 15, 2018, 12:49 PM
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CZ4A vs CT9A VS STI vs CTR vs RS

wheeee it'll be fun
So, you don't think Alpha platform stands a chance in there??
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Old Nov 15, 2018, 01:17 PM
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lol my post was not meant to be serious. I'm sure the Camaro is fast.
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Still fun to beat on RWDs...
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Old Apr 8, 2019, 06:35 AM
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First dry event of the season yesterday. I have not dialed the new rear shocks in yet but even at 9 clicks of rebound the car was much looser than before.

Easily won my class and PAX'd 10/172.


Results here.
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Looks like EVO X is too fast for D-Street!!

Great PAX finish man!! Congrats!
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Old Apr 30, 2019, 02:58 PM
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Finally, had my first autoX in EVO since end of 2017 (last year I was in AS)! It was also first one in DS too and it feels so much better than before! Met another EVO X guy too, so there might be few stock ones still out there!

For me was getting used to doing this again. Car was under prepared just slightly. Camber was still off in the front, since I didn't adjust subframe yet, so passenger side has much more than the driver side. Rear camber is still at minimum - alignment experts adjusted it back to factory setting last time they had my car over there. I guess, telling them not to touch anything in the rear several times wasn't good enough. At the end of the day, they are still experts and know better than average Joe Shmo!
Tires are 5 years old now and extremely grippy for its age. As soon as steering wheel was turned a bit too fast, front end would loose grip, so it was a patience testing exercise! I still have not installed rebuilt front struts, so old OEMs had to do. And to be really honest here, they didn't really help much of any!

Still, there was one fast local guy (he actually ran a Pro class) there and I ended up a second behind him (plus a cone on my end), which is pretty good considering all of the above. I am pretty sure that with me more tuned in, I would be able to run much closer to him, if not even faster. There was a fast guy in Type-R at last event, so I will be getting decent comparison this year. Hopefully, courses will not be as ****ty as this passed sunday, which might help even things up. Still, Devens is a runway, so you can do only so much there.

Overall, I am pretty happy with how it went! The best part is that we finally have a class where we are not just trophy feeders and have legitimate chance to be at the top if things are done right. That beats all of these past years where it was more than obvious that we didn't really have much of a chance! Hope to see more EVOs out there, since it is much more fun to be in the right class!
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