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Old 05-19-2019, 08:31 AM   #1621
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A bolt through the lower rad tab? IDK what shows in your bumper grill
I could bolt it into the bumper beam, I have a USDM L beam cut in half hotdog way. But I'm not sure if I trust it to drag the car around by...




My beam is missing the triangulation pieces as they needed to be cut off:
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Old 05-19-2019, 11:34 AM   #1622
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I did that too, but I welded a plate on the bottom. I'll text you
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:47 PM   #1623
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Back at Chuckwalla yesterday for Subie Challenge round 4!


I did beat my personal best but only by .2 sec (2:21.3 new personal best). I was hoping to do better than that but its still an improvement. I had fun, was able to drive the car home this time and met a super cool dude with a v7 swapped sonic yellow bugeye, it was nice of him to let me hang out under his ez up to stay out of the sun.





Oh and BueCar, I drilled though the frame rail and bolted the tow strap to the frame rail behind the fog cover. Super strong and i can put the fog cover back on for the street so I don't have an ugly took strap hanging out.

And of course some shots from CaliPhoto!








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Those are some great photos! The newer Imprezas just look *huge* in comparison in that last shot.
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Thank you.. I needed them motivational pics.

Looking good !!!
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:47 PM   #1626
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Those are some great photos! The newer Imprezas just look *huge* in comparison in that last shot.
Oh yeah! The newer cars got fat!

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Thank you.. I needed them motivational pics.

Looking good !!!
We all need motivation at times! You had to tear you motor to track down a loud tick correct? You haven't really driven it much because of that huh?
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:14 AM   #1627
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Glad it worked for you!

Shots are awesome man. Ugh that Sonic yellow buggy, I really want one still.
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I've ask so many tuner shops and nobody knows how to tune vipec/link.

So... nothing left to do but to learn tuning on my own.

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Old 06-13-2019, 11:04 PM   #1629
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I decided that I want to get the weight of the car down so I have started by removing any unneeded steel bits like the glove box weight, the squares of steel bolted in the b pillars and any other steel brackets or covers that would be instead made from carbon fiber. I still havent weighted the car since the widebody. I need to do that soon for a baseline.

I refuse to strip out the interior, I have been looked at this thread for inspiration
AnorexicSTI - 05 STI Lightweight w/ "full interior" - 2660lbs - 62 lbs to 2598! - Subaru Impreza WRX STI Forums: IWSTI.com

Here is some progress.
Fuel tank covers:




Started making a TMIC splitter out of carbon as wel(I suppose its a block off plate at this point :


And lastly, this past weekend I installed my defi boost gauge that I have had sitting around for like 6 months(I still need to find a oil pressure and oil temp to fill up the other two slots in my pod).
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:02 PM   #1630
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You can remove the rear trunk vents and make lighter. Carbon plate on one side, the other trim a bit if you want open. The older boys had 1 side solid while the other was the double vents.

I have thought about buying some more solid ones and putting on since I don't care to vent the race cars

You remove the drive rear tow point? Most trucks don't use it anyways.
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