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Old 03-12-2017, 12:53 AM
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Now this thread is current!

Last September, the car was having a rough time at the track. It couldn't stay cool for ****.

Cyber Monday came around and I bought a radiator. I've had this box just sitting since last November...



Last week, I opened it.



It's a Mishimoto X-Line Radiator. I dislike that it has a giant stupid M on it. But, today, I installed it.

It's quite a bit larger than the stock radiator.



Especially when it comes to thickness.



But I got it in and it fit really well. There's zero wasted space.

It also fit with my Cobb radiator shroud. Although the shroud doesn't completely cover it like I had hoped it would.



Overall, I'm really pleased with it. Driving around on the street, I'm seeing similar temps that I saw with the old car. The old car never had any temp problems on the track. I have track time scheduled next weekend so We'll see how it does then. But we won't see a true test until later in the summer when it starts to get warmer.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:27 PM
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Back to working on the splitter...

I made a bracket... Thing.



Mounted the inner silver piece.



And then I took it all apart again.



With everything apart... I changed out all the bulbs in the headlights. There are now LEDs in the turn signals and 4000k halogen bulbs in the low and high beams. I removed the WRX badge from the grille. I mounted turnbuckles to the bumper beam. I removed the interfooler and located the oil cooler bottom center. And I finally fitted some brake ducts.

Everything back together, it's kinda legit now.



I also got to the end of the XP20 pads. I learned that they have frustrating metal pins in them so it's actually somewhat impossible to wear them all the way to the backing plate.



I have a nice pile going...



Full set of XP12s went on.

All done just in time to go back to the track.


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Old 03-21-2017, 08:38 AM
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Once the sun rose, it was a beautiful day at the track. (I love overcast)



Overall things went well. The track was very green. California got some rain over the winter and the track got a good wash from it. On top of that, it was rather cold and it rained a bit during the third session. Needless to say, grip was very limited.

I also hit a snag. I lost the bolts that connect my midpipe to my downpipe.



Nearest place was a Walmart. Thankfully, they did have some bolts that worked.

Overall:
Radiator worked
Splitter seemed to work
Not sure if the brake ducts did or didn't work. I was getting weird feedback from my brakes.

But it was good to be back on track.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:39 AM
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[Timing]

Session 1


Session 2


Session 3


Session 4


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Old 03-21-2017, 08:41 AM
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So, I'm looking at my brakes. The pads seem to have sunk into the brackets a bit which leads me to think they're quite worn. I should probably order more pads. (Yeah, already) Mostly because I have two more track days scheduled for April 1st and 2nd. I don't think these pads will last both days.

I'm hesitant to go for more XP12s as they were unreasonably dull at the track. I don't understand why. The pedal feel was consistent. After checking the rotors, they didn't have the cracks that I had grown used to. I did however had smoke coming off the brakes at the end of a couple of sessions. But I don't think they were getting overly hot.

Going back out on the street, the bite was great. The car stopped great again.

I'm tempted to try XP20 again. But this time... And it pains me to say this... Actually change pads between street and track.
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Old 03-22-2017, 06:36 PM
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Got some pictures from the last track day.












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Man, I should have looked at your Mi****imoto last night. I wanted to see it because my Greddy is flat on top of the tank like that and I didn't want to pick up the Cobb shroud for that reason. Maybe I pick it up anyway and see if Jamo can mod it.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:10 PM
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He's working on mine. He said he could make it bigger and blacker. The Cobb piece fits. But it's not perfect.

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hi. nuts to facebook. I am not going to comment on any stuff there that should be posted here.
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So why did you rip out your interior? Weight reduction?
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Ripped out interior? That hasn't been posted here...
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I stole your intellectual property. If you want me to take down this picture please let me know. I found it on the internet so I thought it was free use....
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