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Hi everyone, my name is Carl Siegler. I've been stage rallying since 2009. I built an Open Light 2004 STi, ran it for 1 season and then converted it to Open Class. In 2010 I was 2nd overall and 2nd in open class for the 2010 Rally America Central Region Championship. This season has not been so good (technically starting at LSPR). We have had to pick up the car with the trailer at every rally this season (broken suspension, stuck in a ditch, blew the motor, and finally totaling the car at the last rally).









but then I crashed it at about 90mph, launched it into a vertical spin and came down some 30ft further down the road. The pics don't show it but the chassis is twisted severely side to side making it a write-off












This is where rs25 comes in! I now have a 1996 brighton to transfer all my parts into!





this engine is still good, so that's what's going in!


There are waaaay too many mods to list but the important stuff that is going into this car will be:

2010 EJ257 w/ 9.8:1 Manely pistons
GT2871R w/ 34mm restrictor
Fobia equal length manifold
Reverse intake manifold/fmic
Terry Stamper tuned GEMS N14 ecu
GEMS programmable DCCD controller
6spd
Carbonetic 1.5 way front diff
Carbonetic 2 way rear diff
4/2 pots
RS&SP coilovers
Sparco PRO ADV seats
FIA spec cage

I'm pretty excited to start this build. We work closely with Graham Evans who is a former Prodrive mechanic (was co-crew chief for Richard Burns when he won the WRC) and I've learned a lot from my first build. Expect to see some pretty cool stuff in the next few months!


Table of contents
Teardown of old car http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-a.html#post2506175
Teardown of new car, stitch welding http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-5-31-a.html#post2521503
More stitch welding, TSS subframe http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-6-18-11-a.html#post2524257
Roll Cage Design http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-6-21-11-a.html#post2527675
Tubing bender http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-6-25-11-a.html#post2528266
Roll cage test bends http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-6-26-11-a.html#post2529925
rollcage mounting plates fitted http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-6-28-11-a.html#post2531672
Main hoop and half laterals fitted and tacked in http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-6-29-11-a.html#post2535176
Roof off, windshield bar fitted http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-3-11-a.html#post2535926
door bars started http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-4-11-a.html#post2538053
test fit seats with doorbars http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-6-11-a.html#post2539330
rear stays fitted http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-8-11-a.html#post2540153
strut reinforcement, gusset templates http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-8-11-a.html#post2540791
main x, rear v's, a pillar support http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-9-11-a.html#post2545932
Primary cage structure fitted, driver's seat mounts http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-15-11-a.html#post2547765
Strut tower reinforcement, gusset plates http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/t158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-17-11-a.html#post2551180
cage completed, log booked http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-21-11-a-2.html#post2553520
On the trailer and fully stripped http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-23-11-a-2.html#post2554260
At Team Powder for coating http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-24-11-a-2.html#post2556165
Chassis powder coated http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-26-11-a-2.html#post2557077
Reassembly day 1 http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-27-11-a-2.html#post2559880
Wiring http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-7-30-11-a-2.html#post2567147
gas tank, ic tank, electronics http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-8-7-11-a-2.html#post2573368
fuel lines, hvac, rear subframe, sti dashboard http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-8-14-11-a-2.html#post2575977
switch panel http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-8-17-11-a-2.html#post2577882
engine installed, widebody mocked up http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-8-19-11-a-3.html#post2579248
lexan windows, mounting body panels, hydro ebrake http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-8-20-11-a-3.html#post2582855
widebody mounted, doors on, roof skin, trunk, wing, etc. http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-v-2-0-updated-8-24-11-a-3.html
bodywork http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-8-28-11-a-3.html#post2589023
bumper beam, radiator fans, t-bar, front subframe http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-8-31-11-a-3.html#post2591603
body work / misc stuff completed, front subframe installed, light pod fitting http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-3-11-a-3.html#post2593157
windshield, misc http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-5-11-a-3.html#post2593977
working on stuff while car is gone for paint http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-6-11-a-3.html#post2597564
lightpod work http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-10-11-a-3.html#post2598112
roof scoop, removable lexan windows, mudflaps/fender liners http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-11-11-a-3.html#post2602820
door cards, footrest, video of exhaust/anti-lag http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-16-11-a-3.html#post2604268
photoshoot http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-17-11-a-3.html#post2608561
tow hooks, trunk springs, struts http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-9-29-11-a-4.html#post2620570
LSPR recap http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-updated-10-5-11-a-4.html#post2635355
lexan front windows http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-lspr-recap-4.html#post2636971
Videos!!! http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-update-10-24-11-a-4.html#post2643892
sno*drift testing http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-update-10-31-11-a-4.html#post2708626
Sno*drift recap http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-update-1-15-12-a-4.html#post2727825
Nemadji Trail win http://www.rs25.com/forums/f145/158803-rally-america-171-open-class-gc8-snodrift-recap-5.html#post2835066
 

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can I come buy that hood?
or trade and cash an rs one?:)

sweet setup, hot dang
I'd trade just the huge scoop lol. I'm actually happy this car came with a cf hood, the stock ones are just too heavy, I'm hoping to get this car light enough that I actually have to add ballast back in to meet minimum weight
 

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This looks like an exciting build! I can't wait to see it finished and in action. Those rally pics look like sooo much fun!
 

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I'd trade just the huge scoop lol. I'm actually happy this car came with a cf hood, the stock ones are just too heavy, I'm hoping to get this car light enough that I actually have to add ballast back in to meet minimum weight
I got a silver one :lol:
 

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Doors doors doors. Spent more time trying to open the front passenger door than it took to take out the engine. This is going to be a great build and I think that there maybe some very unique things in this thread. By the way... sorry about the window.
 

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Hey man! Nice to see you over here too! Sucks to see your bad luck this year... Hope the monkey makes the move to GC too!
 

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Dude I cannot wait to see more of this. – Crazy pics of the GD! I am very curious to hear your future feedback on the upcoming platform vs. the former. Interesting!
 

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I'll get some pics up from this weekend when I get home today. dynapar and idget are on the crew and were over helping strip down the chassis. we're basically done and are going to put it on the trailer. I'm considering storing it to rebuild at a later date for Global Rallycross since the cage is straight.
 
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