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Old Oct 30, 2018, 07:37 PM
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Well i haven't been to the track in WAY too long. Just playing on the street, I can tell this car is way ahead of my abilities. Ive never driven a car as capable as this ricebox is in its current form. Luckily Im a quick learner with some natural ability

but its too stiff for the street and bumps unsettle it quite eaily. Plus i have some traction issues at WOT for the same reason. Cant wait for a smoothish track and to get some decent temperatures into the tires.

i need a few more things to comfortably get out to the track. Cage and trailer being the big ones.

ill take your advice and throw the stock bar back in.

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Old Oct 30, 2018, 08:45 PM
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Beyond your abilities right now, possibly, but luckily there's not much penalty to learning with a car that handles too well (if that's even a thing lol), only really with a car that's too powerful and in your case I don't think you're beyond your means with power, especially considering that your track tune is a bit milder than your street tune.

I'm considering a trailer next year as well (those uhauls add up over time haha) so maybe that's something we can discuss sometime
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Old Oct 30, 2018, 09:02 PM
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Thats been my mantra too. Just make it handle as well as possible and learn to maximize it. But i mean its laughable the speed this car can cary into corners. Ive been in many sports cars, but slap wider 100tw tires and purpose built suspension plus lighter weight and this car (pardon my french) ****ing corners.
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Old Nov 9, 2018, 08:18 AM
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So it begins, but did it ever really end? Seems appropriate as today we received our first snow of the season. Much easier 2nd time around. Nice to not have rusted/fused parts during disassembly.

if anyone is looking for basically new Girodisc rotors ive got mine for sale.




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Old Nov 9, 2018, 08:41 AM
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Are they 8/9 or X size rotors, Mark?
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Are they 8/9 or X size rotors, Mark?
Marc. Yesir 8/9
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Originally Posted by V.8MR
Marc. Yesir 8/9
Damn, phone got me on the spelling.

I need X size. I have X front brakes on the car. Have 1pc for street. Need a 2pc set for track.
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Old Nov 9, 2018, 10:53 AM
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Marc with two c's
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Old Nov 14, 2018, 03:42 PM
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Awesome build...quality/ fit/ finish/ details are all top notch thanks for suppressing the OCD haha.
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Old Nov 16, 2018, 06:42 AM
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Thank you! Cheers
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Did a couple things today. Working on the car an hour here and there... Daddy life. Decided to get a double din so i dont have hvac holes. Will get a piece of carbon fiber or aluminum for gauges at some point.

Oh yeah i got a set of brand new OEM rear lower control arms with new OEM spherical bushings. So less work to do when i start with the press again.







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For reference, OEM FSB vs Whiteline



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Marc

Why is the front sub frame out. Curious

Oops, didnt see your edit. Your doing the FSB!
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Going back to OEM FSB and have WL endlinks and Cusco adjustment plates. Figured id take Dallas's advice, and shed the weight.
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Going back to OEM FSB and have WL endlinks and Cusco adjustment plates. Figured id take Dallas's advice, and shed the weight.
Yes, I like that Dallas approved move. Most of the hard hitters prefer the OEM bar vs the higher rate bar.
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