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So far I've had this car a little over a month and in its stock form I am really impressed at what it is capable of. I've modded and driven mostly Honda's, an old 94 mustang GT and a 14 WRX. I'm going to take my time with this build, and try my hand at competing in GS. (I'm used to running in STX and STU for auto-x). The ST really is a fun little car, and I honestly think it is more fun than my WRX or SI was.

Taking delivery:
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bone stock shake down auto-x

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Fastest run plus 1 cone

fastest clean run set me just under the 1st place finisher (he was on re71r's and I was still on the stock goodyears)
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and it begins, resonator delete

love the sound but I'm looking for something a bit louder, so I will probably get at cat-back soon.
 

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NT05's and enkei ys5's for dual duties:
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wheels and tires mounted
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also picked up this little gem
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Awesome wheels, 18"? If its the 45mm offset 18", does it rub on anything?
Yes they are 18's and 45mm offset. No rubbing as I think 45mm is a pretty tame offset on these cars.
 

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doesn't a short shifter take you out of "GS"?
 

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doesn't a short shifter take you out of "GS"?
Locally, my region doesn't care. Nationally if it isn't listed then folks might **** their pants for something simple like that. To answer that question, I believe it would take me out of GS. So far I may have only one more race before moving into STX, since I may be pulling the trigger on the mountune/bilstein shock and spring combo.
 

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Yeah locally it's fine i would agree.

I had a tech force a guy in an SVT Focus go into STF cause he had a short throw and I thought it was some BS haha


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Yeah locally it's fine i would agree.

I had a tech force a guy in an SVT Focus go into STF cause he had a short throw and I thought it was some BS haha


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steeda goodness

glad this was a sway bar and not a lip or something because the box came beat up.

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yesterday's auto-x
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can you let me know if your e.t. in autox were affected by the roll bar? I'm nervous about upgrading the rsb because I feel like the back end already swings out in the car when you flick it and the rsb would make that more prominent. As well, I feel like it would lower the g limits of this car because it would begin to slide versus roll.
 

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can you let me know if your e.t. in autox were affected by the roll bar? I'm nervous about upgrading the rsb because I feel like the back end already swings out in the car when you flick it and the rsb would make that more prominent. As well, I feel like it would lower the g limits of this car because it would begin to slide versus roll.
The rear sway bar definitely brings the back end out more so I would caution those who might not be use to an overly live rear end. My times did improve once I figured out how to control the oversteer but I would've gone faster if it wasn't as abrubt.
 

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The rear sway bar definitely brings the back end out more so I would caution those who might not be use to an overly live rear end. My times did improve once I figured out how to control the oversteer but I would've gone faster if it wasn't as abrubt.
Do you think a bigger front sway or the traction bar would help?
 
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