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Z06 LOL Track Build



History:
I purchased this RS in fall of 2012 to build for the 2013 season as a track slut.
This is replacing my 2008 STi that was a little unpractical for a track car financially.



Goal:
The goal of this RS is to create a well balanced track car on a budget :lol: that in the end will be more cost effective over my 08 STi, yet be just as much fun to drive. Over the course of the 2013 season I plan on getting into time attack and eventually (2014-2015) get into wheel to wheel racing.
For the 2013 season the car will stay street legal as it will not be trailered to all events.


Contents:
Tear Down Part 1
Tear Down Part 2
The Cage Begins
Cage Part 2
Cage Part 3
The Cage It's Finished
Let the paint work begin
Paint- Interior
Paint- Exterior
STi Front Subframe (Whiteline FTW)
More Front Suspension (more whiteline and ARP)
Cleaning up the interior
More interior (Fitting the Dash)
Brake lines and such
Christmas in March (thanks Kartboy)
Rear Suspension Part One
Safety FIRST
Rear Suspension Part TWO
BUSHINGS!!!!
 

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Mod List
OEM replacement Parts
Aftermarket Parts
Not installed


Body:
OEM L Sunroof-less ROOF

Brakes:
STi ABS

Chassis:
Stripped 2.5 rs chassis
Custom 6pt Roll cage
05 STi front subframe
Kartboy Lock Bolts
Kartboy Outrigger Bushings
05 STi Rear Subframe

Driveline:
Kartboy Front Stay Bushings
Kartboy Rear Stay Bushings
Kartboy Pitch Stop
05 STi Rear Dif
Turn in Concepts Race Rear Diff Mount Bushings



Engine:
Kartboy Crank Pulley

Interior:
STi clutch pedal
STi brake pedal
Kartboy Shift Knob


Suspension:
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Turn in Concepts FCAR bushings
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings
Whiteline Roll Center Kit
Turn in Concepts FCAR bushings
05 STi Front Knuckles
ARP Wheel Studs
Kartboy Front Endlinks
Kartboy Rear Endlinks
05 STi Lateral Links
05 STi Knuckles
Turn in Concepts Trailing Arm Fwd Bushings (Shore 95a Graphite Impregnated)
Turn in Concepts Trailing Arm Rwd Bushings (Shore 95a Graphite Impregnated)
Turn in Concepts Lateral Link Bushings (Shore 95a Graphite Impregnated)
 

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The tear down
At first I was not certain of how far I wanted to strip the RS as this was still going to be a street car from time to time. As I started to gut the car it made me decide fairly quickly that not much was going back in.

I started into the car by removing all of the seats, carpet, headliner, panels.


Pulling out all of the sound detaining was quite fun. . .


I kept at the removal of all the odds and ends of the interior.




Dash out


Motor Out
 

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HEY THATS MY OLD CAR!

No seriously.....

Can't wait to see this car running!

Keep up the good work Greg!
 

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When I think of Z06 I think a Corvette...

Are you going to put a Corvette Z06 engine in this car?
 

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When I think of Z06 I think a Corvette...

Are you going to put a Corvette Z06 engine in this car?
Long block out of an 05 STi...
Z06 LOL simply means what it says, most guys with vettes never expect subies to be anything special. My best friend also tracks a Z06 so my way of calling him out
 

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In for updates!

What type of racing are you shooting for? Rallycross? Autocross? Open track days? I would say check the modification list for what class you're shooting for if SCCA but I'm sure you're already familiar with all that being you raced prior. Love the license plate!

edit: Let us know the final weight of this thing too when you're finished stripping the interior!
 

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In for updates!

What type of racing are you shooting for? Rallycross? Autocross? Open track days? I would say check the modification list for what class you're shooting for if SCCA but I'm sure you're already familiar with all that being you raced prior. Love the license plate!

edit: Let us know the final weight of this thing too when you're finished stripping the interior!
"Over the course of the 2013 season I plan on getting into time attack and eventually (2014-2015) get into wheel to wheel racing."
 

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We should connect - I road race an RS as well. I may be able to help with construction ideas and help get started with the racing series if you'd like.

My car:

 

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I am going to apologize ahead of time about the crappy pictures, the i-phone is much more convenient than the D7000 while working on the car.

So with a little more time and the help of a friend or two we got some more accomplished on the little turd.

Trans, ABS, brake lines, power steering, AC all got removed.


At some point Pat decided to catch my brake lines on fire. . .


Kept gutting away at the interior.


Yeah those wires did not seem necessarily.


The only Debbie downer on this post is the rust that we found, was a little bit more than expected.
 

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We should connect - I road race an RS as well. I may be able to help with construction ideas and help get started with the racing series if you'd like.

My car:
If anything comes up I will be sure to send you a message!

I have almost everything already planned out at this point, but always in for tips and reconsidering stuff.
 

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We got all of the glass removed and a little more gutting done in one day, the roof removed late one night.



Trailered the car over to the cage wizards house with some DOM.

Started with making the plates.


 
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