2017 autocross

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  1. Millhouse04

    Millhouse04 Member

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    oh I hear you guy on the GoPro. I actually decided to stop using mine. One less thing to worry about on race day and during the heat. The video was great to review, but once I could truly focus on the race, things flowed much better for me.

    Oh an side note, replacement wheel will be at the house tomorrow. bout dang time...
     
  2. SubieEngineer

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    I don't put too much thought into using it. I like to watch my fast runs!

    Good to hear on the wheel!
     
  3. ~The_Duke~

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    I was wondering when you were going to get that wheel back... Its nice to hear that you'll be back in action soon. You going to make it to AXA this weekend?

    http://sololive.scca.com/STU.php

    http://sololive.scca.com/OtherDir/PaxIndexOverall.html

    This past weekend was EPIC... 3rd in class to Jerry and Matt... That was a TALL order, prepped 350z and C5 vette. The car had it in there, but I was having cone troubles. Ended up 97th out of 281 folks overall.

    The course was quite fast day one, I needed to shift to 3rd 3 times on it... 3rd run I missed 2\3 shifts, but the speed and car where there to be able to do it which is a small victory in itself.

    Day 2 was a risk reward course, it was just as fast but tighter while you were still going about the same speed. I had a ghost cone that I swear I never came close to (at national events there's an audit sheet so they tell you exactly which cone you hit). Without that cone I would have been 3 tenths out of 1st and 2nd place since Jerry and Matt were .037 apart for STU lead... I didnt protest because I wasnt running a camera and I didnt have a witness that remembered and at the end of the day it didnt affect the finish order.

    Miles and Marcus you NEED to come this event next, I will be very disappointed otherwise...
     
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  4. SubieEngineer

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    Yes. Yes we do...!
     
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  5. Millhouse04

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    that course was fast and gutsy. I think I need new tires and better spring up front (like Zack has been saying since he got his shocks).
    [​IMG]

    There is air under that tire (itshappening)
    thanks Jeff for the picture. I promise to buy some once we get some $$$
     
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    I loved that course! And I still can't believe I lost by 0.085 on my competitor's final run! What's even more annoying is my fastest raw time during fun runs was a 56.1. I need to stop being a pansy in the slaloms... The Z will grip. I just need to believe it!

    Obligatory "I did it, too!" pic, albeit the inside front! http://lucidworks.zenfolio.com/p310844777/e866b5182

    And this is an awesome video: . You can really see how bumpy the area of the 2nd turnaround is.
     
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  7. Millhouse04

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    that video started out slow and grainy for me....BUT then I was.....holy cow this guy must like Subaru as we where all over it.
     
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    yep, pretty much. complete forgot about this place...
     
  11. ~The_Duke~

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    So I bought some stuff before this race.

    TBW skid plate
    Harness
    Repaired OCV plug again... yes the wires got sheered off a 2nd time. Sodered new plug in.

    I am going to assess the tire situation this afternoon, because this one tire might to to far gone to even be used on the back of the car. If that is the case hohos are going on the black wheels before sunday... and ASP here I come.
     
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    Jeff will be happy, even though your in pro.
    that PAX though...STU 0.831 to ASP 0.856[/QUOTE]
     
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    did you get one? Which, and why a rally one.?

    fixed, should have check before submitting..
     
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    The Rallye 4 is the one I have that has the detachment feature so that you can tuck the rear portion into the seat when you are not using it.

    Reasons...

    1. Its easier to use and install than a harness bar.
    2. Its lighter...
    3. You can retain your normal belts and factory adjust features for them.
    4. No more worrying about falling out of the seat while cornering hard.
    5. Its cheaper than a harness bar and harness
     
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  16. crazyazn

    crazyazn I like naps
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    Soo, I'm not remotely knowledgeable on the limits to ASP, but can I still do a e85/flex fuel conversion and stay in ASP, or do I go back to SM?
     
  17. Millhouse04

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    So looking at it, I'm my option yes, per 15.10.C.1
    and 15.10.H
    Also it looks like you can do any intercooler as long as you do not have to modify any "body panels, fascias, or structural members."
    You are allowed to remove emission control devices, like the useless blower, PCV (race AIG!), even TGV's.

    I am starting to see why the STi's and Evo's gravitate to ASP..
    15.10.R "Cast or forged, non-standard pistons of the same dimensions and configuration as original equipment pistons may be used"
    15.10.T "Intake and exhaust ports and manifold openings may be matched"
     
  18. crazyazn

    crazyazn I like naps
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    oh wow, ok yeah, i'm really glad you got me to go to ASP. It's by far more in my budget to build for, and allowing tgv removal would be nice to do while converting for flex fuel
     
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    I am 98% sure you can remove the TGV under ASP rules, but I am not sure which section allows that.

    So I fixed my OCV wiring for the 3rd f*^&king time now... I replaced the OCV itself with a new one...

    Now the only time this thing seems to fail is at an autox when the OCV is working overtime because the cam actuator thing is working overtime... so it is my conclusion the only way to test it is to autox or drive like an asshole for a couple mins park and then do it again... then check for melted connectors and wires...

    I HATE intermittent problems like this... because you think you got it fixed and then poof the shits melted again...
     
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    What keeps melting?

    Sounds like you need to stop being like me and cheating out on materials. Go get some quality stuff.
     
  21. ~The_Duke~

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    The solenoid (I hope this is the cause) I assume was either drawing to much or not behaving correctly when receiving signals causing the plug to melt, the wires to split open, and ultimately throw a code because the solenoid wasnt working right. It wouldnt do this until the plug melted alil on the end and the wires split. This would ONLY happen when I would take it to autox, because I drive like a grandma everywhere else meaning the solenoid wasnt really doing much, however at an autox its getting used ALOT because of the constant use of the loud pedal.

    [​IMG]

    I did not cut this off, it simply came off as soon as I undid the clip on the plug...

    Link to pigtail used.
    Home » Shop » Connectors / Harnesses » Sumitomo » 2 Way Plug Assembly for Japanese applications (Connector + Lock), Green - https://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/product_info.php/products_id/3179

    So the first time this happened we were codriving my car up in NC, I am not even convinced now that this was caused by a cone strike. Then I drove 3 hours home. When I looked at the plug after that it was burnt melted very bad. However it looked like the wires had been shredded by something hitting it. Now I am think that that was just caused by to much heat from the solenoid shitting the bed.

    I drove like an asshole in a 3 mile loop around my house yesterday, no melting... I need to do that several more times and see if I get the same issue. If it does happen again I am going to have to concede and take it somewhere. Because if it isnt that solenoid its another wiring or electrical problem.
     

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