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Old 04-07-2014, 07:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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You should have parked on level 4 in that first picture. �� awesome build!
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Did a promo shoot for GTA with a friend last night. I got to peek at a few, and there are some sick shots. I can't wait to see the results.

He sent me a quick teaser this morning

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Car looks fantastic!
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And the hits keep coming.

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Update 5/14.

I put the kit through a bit of a torture test this weekend at Road Atlanta with Global Time Attack.

Two days of absolutely thrashing the **** out of it. Two sessions were in 90+ degree heat with high humidity.

...And it didn't miss a beat. Ran like a top. I have to admit, beforehand I was concerned with what oil and water temps I would see, but it never broke a sweat. Oil never got over 220ish, and water was never above the middle of the range. As background, I have the Mishi rad and FI 34 row oil cooler.

Anyway long story short: I had a blast. The car absolutely hauled ***, and behaved perfectly. I spent most of the time getting accustomed to all the additional power, trying to find the limits, and building confidence. I definitely need more aero now. Coming down the back stretch at 170ish, the rear is seriously squirrely under braking. I ran with the same RE11's that I've had on the car for some time. They have 20+ heat cycles, so they are definitely past it, but I was still pleasantly pleased with overall traction and balance. Still relatively neutral. Can't say enough good things about the OS giken lsd, although the fluid was totally cooked when I changed it yesterday.

One session was in the wet and that was...interesting? Terrifying? Given you can make it step out rather easily in the dry, it was a handful in the wet. Turn 12 was definitely a "pucker" moment for sure.

I put together a quick clip for you're viewing/listening pleasure. Still waiting on my buddy's to get my some outside-the-car video. We took 2 photo/video guys with us, so should have some good footage.

In the meantime, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEEQIH0orFA
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Yes, I could have probably gone with the NA route, but since day 1 I wanted to boost this car. It's the way it should have come from the factory!



659hp, 589lb-ft
Now your car has the power to match its killer looks. Congrats!
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What Boost setting did you in the video on the track?
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Started at 10 the first day and worked into 13 psi on day two as I got more comfortable.
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As soon as I have some time I am going to setup boost by gear, and run gate pressure in 1-2, 10psi in 3rd, and kill in 4-6
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You asked for some Input on replacing the stock gauges here is a picture of my car with Defi in stock location can't beat it.


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You asked for some Input on replacing the stock gauges here is a picture of my car with Defi in stock location can't beat it.


Cleanest look possible! Congratulations on making this look sooo good!
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Update 5/14.

I put the kit through a bit of a torture test this weekend at Road Atlanta with Global Time Attack.

Two days of absolutely thrashing the **** out of it. Two sessions were in 90+ degree heat with high humidity.

...And it didn't miss a beat. Ran like a top. I have to admit, beforehand I was concerned with what oil and water temps I would see, but it never broke a sweat. Oil never got over 220ish, and water was never above the middle of the range. As background, I have the Mishi rad and FI 34 row oil cooler.

Anyway long story short: I had a blast. The car absolutely hauled ***, and behaved perfectly. I spent most of the time getting accustomed to all the additional power, trying to find the limits, and building confidence. I definitely need more aero now. Coming down the back stretch at 170ish, the rear is seriously squirrely under braking. I ran with the same RE11's that I've had on the car for some time. They have 20+ heat cycles, so they are definitely past it, but I was still pleasantly pleased with overall traction and balance. Still relatively neutral. Can't say enough good things about the OS giken lsd, although the fluid was totally cooked when I changed it yesterday.

One session was in the wet and that was...interesting? Terrifying? Given you can make it step out rather easily in the dry, it was a handful in the wet. Turn 12 was definitely a "pucker" moment for sure.

I put together a quick clip for you're viewing/listening pleasure. Still waiting on my buddy's to get my some outside-the-car video. We took 2 photo/video guys with us, so should have some good footage.

In the meantime, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEEQIH0orFA
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Started at 10 the first day and worked into 13 psi on day two as I got more comfortable.
That's well over 600/550 on his build. Jesus, how are you holding that power down, I would have mowed the crap out of that lawn, haha.

Great stuff brother, I think I came at the whine of the htas....great driving, great video, great build, great fun!

Keep it up, good man!

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awesome stuff, those turbos sound amazing! Did you happen to do any data logging during any of those track sessions?
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That car is fast! great driving as well.
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