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Old 06-27-2017, 10:01 PM   #57
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Yesterday my tires came in. Brought the wheels up to work. Got to use our new mounting machine, this thing is awesome. Any and all tires are a non issue. Once i had a tire mounted up a took it over to my corner balance scales to see what the assembly weighs. 34lbs aint too bad. Stock is suppose to be in the 41-42 range which puts me at a drop of 7-8 lbs per corner, or 28-32 overall. Ill get the exact figure once i take the stockers off. With all the suspension work and brakes om doing im hoping to eclipse 80lbs of unsprung weight reduction.

Again, iphone pics, as i was at work again. Ive yet to even have time to take some pics of my other large purchase recently for the brz, been so busy with work. If you follow my Instagram i post much quicker updates on there @Gt3_BRZ


With the tires mounted on the wheels its time to sand and paint them finally. Reason for mounting the tires before paint is that it drastically reduces the chances of scratching the wheel when mounting. Its a practice we've used at work for years and works beautifully as long as its not an oversized tire.



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Old 06-29-2017, 10:54 PM   #58
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Finally had some time to unbox my other recent large purchase for the build.

Recently picked up a BNIB Wisefab rear kit. Wasn't exactly planning on this currently but was a good deal i couldn't pass up. The details on these knuckles are astounding. they weigh absolutely nothing. For those that dont know the specs on these. 40mm of drop is built into the knuckle. Adjusted camber and toe curves. Bumpsteer is adjustable. EVYERHTING is adjustable. the entire setup also drops 30lbs overall, which is nuts. Id wager most of it is in the knuckle.

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So the stock ALCON/PRODRIVE calipers come with steel adaptor brackets, and they were just too damn heavy at 2.3 lbs each. I sent them to a friend of mine to get remade out of billet aluminum, because weight savings. The new brackets weigh .85 lbs each. Equals a savings of 1.5 lbs per side. ID say that was worth it.
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I was also able to track down a STI Genome Oil pressure gauge. Normally these are sold as part of a set that comes with three gauges but i was somehow able to find the single oil pressure gauge by itself. Still need to track down a controller to run it. Believe i may have found a controller locally from a local subaru club member.

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And lastly, being the OCD freak i am about details, i was able to track down an OEM button with a pictgram of a car to use for controlling the air cups.

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Quick little update. Had some time while waiting for som eone the other night to clean and detail my car. It needed it very badly. Put a coat a wax on it as well. My sons new car seat came in as well, i of course had to had to get a matching father son recaro. Also borrowwed a friends 70-200 and played with it a bit.


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loving your built, esp your attention to details. also love that you're shaving weight wherever possible.. u should work for mazda haha
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Old 07-07-2017, 10:27 PM   #61
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loving your built, esp your attention to details. also love that you're shaving weight wherever possible.. u should work for mazda haha
Thanks man, appreciate it.


And im def not on Mazdas level. They literally worry about saving grams on each part lol Maybe ill get there soon. But not right now. But I appreciate the compliment!
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Old 07-07-2017, 11:11 PM   #62
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Quick little update. Had some time while waiting for som eone the other night to clean and detail my car. It needed it very badly. Put a coat a wax on it as well. My sons new car seat came in as well, i of course had to had to get a matching father son recaro. Also borrowwed a friends 70-200 and played with it a bit.

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My 70-200 IS II is my favorite lens

Also, what clips did you pick up for that rack? I drilled the roof on my last car and am considering doing the same to the BRZ.
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My 70-200 IS II is my favorite lens

Also, what clips did you pick up for that rack? I drilled the roof on my last car and am considering doing the same to the BRZ.
Yes, come black Friday I'm planning on picking up a 70-200 f2.8

As for the roof rack it is made by Rhino Rack. Here is the link.

http://www.rhinorack.com/en-us/produ...of-rack_ja8364
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Started sanding on my Ce28s a bit. Started with knocking down the roughness. The spokes aren't so bad, but in all the crevices its a real pain. Considering sandblasting them for ease of kicking the roughness down.

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