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MannyO 06-18-2012 04:32 PM

Manny's STX Build & Autocross Journal
 
It's about time I made one of these to document the progress made and future updates.

Bought the car on May 31, 2012 and have been loving it since!

Exterior/Aero/Lighting
GrimmSpeed Front Plate Relocation Kit
Lamin-X Yellow Fog Tint
DIY Rear Fog / Fourth Brake Light

Interior
LED Dome Light
ScanGauge II

Suspension
Eibach Multi-Pro R2 Coilovers
OE Subaru 16mm "crash bolts"

Engine/Exhaust/Drivetrain
Nameless Non-Offset Axleback

Wheels/Tires
OZ Ultralegerra - 17x8 +48
Dunlop Direzza ZII - 245/40/R17

Zgrinch 06-18-2012 04:48 PM

Congrats brother ! Love the WRB.

MannyO 06-19-2012 12:42 AM

6/1/12 - The morning after buying it.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ng%20After.jpg

6/9/12 - First taste of AutoX at the "FR-S First Drive" event.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...st%20Drive.jpg

7/3/12 - Hit the notorious "Mille Miglia".

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...00%20Miles.jpg

7/18/12 - Got bored and wired in the 4th brake light.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...Rear%20Fog.jpg

MannyO 01-16-2014 02:50 PM

11/11/12 - First performance mod! Nameless Non-offset AxleBack Exhaust (and a can of matte black VHT Flameproof)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%20Exhaust.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...0Installed.jpg

I can't explain how much I love this exhaust! I was concerned at first when I learned that the non-offset had a slightly higher pitch than the offset, but I've listened to the offset exhaust on a few local cars in person and it's barely noticeable, at least at idle.

sklimo 01-16-2014 02:53 PM

Looks good bro!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear her

MannyO 01-16-2014 03:11 PM

5/13/13 - Started playing around with Plasti-Dip. The stuff is far too addictive.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...IZE/Dunkin.jpg

MannyO 01-16-2014 03:26 PM

8/17/13 - Eibach Multi Pro R2 Coilovers (16mm Subaru crash bolts used)

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...SIZE/Coils.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...E/Progress.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...er%20Plate.jpg


After about a 2 hour install, I ended up with this :D WAY TOO LOW!!:bonk:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/.../Too%20Low.jpg

MannyO 01-16-2014 03:53 PM

9/8/13 - My first Autocross.

The night before. Making last minute runs to get prepped.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...arts%20Run.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...E/Prepping.jpg


The morning of race day!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...uel%20Stop.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ZE/Sunrise.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-p...0x342%2529.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...IZE/Dougie.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%20Results.bmp

By some miracle, I didn't eat any cones on my first time out!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%20Results.bmp

And just for a sense of scale, this is what 13 86's look like getting prepped for AutoX

Before:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...IZE/Before.jpg

During:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-V...0x533%2529.jpg

After:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...SIZE/After.jpg

Photo credit: @M-17

fc3s_johnny 01-16-2014 10:58 PM

Looks good! What kind of alignment specs were you running? I'm about to be on coilovers with the stock wheels as well.

MannyO 01-17-2014 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fc3s_johnny (Post 1457312)
Looks good! What kind of alignment specs were you running? I'm about to be on coilovers with the stock wheels as well.

Which coilovers are you going with?

I hate to admit this, but I still haven't gotten an alignment after installing mine. Half is due to laziness and the other half is not having parts. I plan on getting everything I need for camber correction (for the rear mostly) and get it to my local shop in the spring once the roads are clean. I'm shooting for -1.5 to -1.7 all around.

MannyO 01-17-2014 09:57 AM

9/29/13 - Second Autocross

First time at Devens AFB. This venue is a totally different beast. It utilizes the runway and taxiways of the old Devens Air Force Base so the speeds were much faster than the small lot at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Definitely gonna have some fun at Devens in 2014!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...IZE/Lineup.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...E/Distance.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...SIZE/Flyby.jpg

Once again, photo credit goes to @M-17


Placed 2nd this time!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%20Results.jpg

MannyO 01-17-2014 09:57 AM

1/12/14 - Wheels and tires.

Picked up a set of 17x8" +48 OZ Ultraleggera's with 245/40R17 Dunlop Direzza Z2's from a local member.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...w%20Wheels.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ESIZE/Tire.jpg

ayau 01-18-2014 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MannyO (Post 1457973)
1/12/13 - Wheels and tires.

Picked up a set of 17x8" +48 OZ Ultraleggera's with 245/40R17 Dunlop Direzza Z2's from a local member.

Nice wheels/tires. I'd go 225 for tires next time though. That's a bit too much tire for 8''.

MannyO 01-18-2014 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ayau (Post 1461629)
Nice wheels/tires. I'd go 225 for tires next time though. That's a bit too much tire for 8''.

They fit and look awesome! but yeah I agree. It's gonna take a while to go through these. Not planing on using these on the streets :D


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