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Old 07-03-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Weekend at Laguna Seca

Spent the weekend at Laguna Seca trying out the 2.5RS after switching it over from the gravel setup.

As some of you may know, I'm running a JDM 2.0 N/A motor that replaced the original 2.5 after it gave up from rod knock. The little motor does fine for rallyX and stages, but it's too wimpy for a power track like Laguna Seca.

Put in a 02 WRX rear sway bar to increase rear stiffness, and still using stock front bar. Tires are just 215 wide Advans, Tein Flex coilovers, and 6 piston Wilwood front brakes on two-piece 13" rotors with 4 piston Wilwood rear brakes with two-piece 12.1" rotors.
Zero brake fade after a 20 minute session of hard braking due to the race compound Poly H pads, and tires never got greasy.

Mixed it up with some newer turbo cars, but could definitely use another 50hp. I could brake later than most of the group and gain time, and gain a little more time in corners, but they pulled away on every straight.


Hitting the right line through the corkscrew.


Exiting corner 3, pulling away from a new MX-5:


Video showing passing of slow cars like BRZ's and a Miata:
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