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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:19 PM

So, last May we had a rally based out of Park Rapids, MN. Carl entered a corner too fast, threw the car sideways to bleed off speed, but still hit the outer embankment at close to 100mph. They wound up a ways down the road facing the wrong direction.....and sore.

They both walked away, the roll cage did it's job, but the whole unibody was tweaked.

We got home, and the car entered the garage like this:
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Couple weeks later, it was on the trailer, looking like this, and ready to head off to the farm:
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And, this arrived (actually, it arrived a couple weeks before the shell was stripped....but whatever)
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Before too long:
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Stitch welding all the seams for rigidity:
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Add a wagon-load of DOM:
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And a fairly sketchy tubing-notcher (I'm the blurry one....):
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gussets and seat brackets:
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off for powdercoat:
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back from powdercoat, green parts are rear suspension crossmember and diff hanger:
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wiring, dash, switches, trip computer, etc.
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body panels. AIT fiberglass widebody fenders, jdm STi aluminum hood, 2.5RS front bumper
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Engine (2011 STi shortblock with manley 11:1 pistons, 2004 STi heads with mild porting and stock cams. GT2871 turbo. GEMS engine management tuned for anti-lag and launch control):
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Rear diff and suspension installed (crossmembers and adjustable links by tssfab)
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TSSFab tubular engine crossmember and custom equal-length header:
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light pods and fog light covers
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back from paint:
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Lexan, removable rear quarter windows and STi wing
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Light pods (HID bulbs, and ballasts mounted in the pods)
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Startup, idle, and anti-lag video (click the pic!)
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#2 Numbchux

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 11:20 PM

(too many pictures for one post.....)


back from stickers, and out in the daylight...


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Full gallery....353 pictures :blackeye:
http://www.sieglerph...8953210_mMCq3Lp

Better pictures of the damage to the old chassis:
http://www.sieglerph...8943386_9wgxxdX




At the same event, #858 had a slow roll
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It now looks like this:
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#3 AKghandi

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:30 AM

you sir are a subaru god.

#4 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:42 PM

Amazing!

#5 Numbchux

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:44 AM

you sir are a subaru god.


Haha, thanks. But I am just one of about 10 people who donated a lot of time and knowledge to make these projects happen.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:18 PM

Looks great! Need any pit volunteers or something for any upcoming rallies? I live in St. Paul, but saw that the team is based out of Golden Valley. Recently been getting into RallyCross, and volunteering for stage rallies seems like a great way to start meeting people.

PM me if you or someone else on the ziptie team wants an additional volunteer. I'm free for garage work as well, but I assume you have plenty of volunteers for that ;-)

#7 edrach

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:46 PM

Matt, sorry I'm too technically challenge to reply to your friend request. Drop me a PM with an email address and I'll respond off board until you get your minimum 10 posts in (to receive PMs). I was pleased to see I did survive in PA even though I didn't think I did as well as I should. Very pleased that my wife finished third in PA. She was my driver back in the day when we did fast gravel TSD events; she's getting her technique back pretty quickly. Glad to see you and Keira got the most out of my old Impreza.

#8 Numbchux

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:59 PM

With the help of a very nice MN DNR officer, along with his superiors, and the local sheriff, we were able to use a small (~3miles) Dead-end road not too far away (no, I won't say where) to do some testing at-speed.

And a big thanks to Angled Lines for taking some great video clips, and putting together a sweet video of the new car. Check it out!




Don't forget to bump up the video quality in YouTube, all footage was taken in 1080p!

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:07 PM

watched full video.
I am nitt picky, should have gloves on and a full fire retardant suit.....just my advice.

didn not have fire suit on...

#10 Numbchux

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 11:20 PM

watched full video.
I am nitt picky, should have gloves on and a full fire retardant suit.....just my advice.

didn not have fire suit on...


Good eye, no we did not use the full safety gear. Because we were not going 100%. This was to make sure our DBW software issue was resolved, and the new suspension was set up well. And for some publicity photo runs. Very much like a press stage at a national rally (fire suits not required there either).

In fact, most of the runs were with the crew/photogs in the codriver seat, I don't think any of us tried to read the notes.

#11 Numbchux

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:44 AM

raw footage from one of the runs:


#12 zukiru

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:25 PM

Ooh cool how difficult is that?
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#13 Numbchux

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:34 PM

Ooh cool how difficult is that?
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It's a project to be sure. The old paint and seam sealer has to be stripped off. Which is a major PITA in some places.

#14 zukiru

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:40 AM

hmm. yeah I guess if it was easy everybody would do it. :clap:

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

Congrats on the Top Scoob co-championship over on NABISCO.

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#16 Numbchux

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

haha, Thanks! :headbang:

#17 Numbchux

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:47 AM

Some pre-Sno*Drift testing last weekend....


(Don't forget to turn up the quality. Video taken on a Contour HD camera in 1080 HD)


All chase video taken from my Celica:
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Rally car on Blizzak WS70s, and mine on Revo1s.

#18 edrach

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:22 AM

Matt, sorry I'm too technically challenge to reply to your friend request. Drop me a PM with an email address and I'll respond off board until you get your minimum 10 posts in (to receive PMs). I was pleased to see I did survive in PA even though I didn't think I did as well as I should. Very pleased that my wife finished third in PA. She was my driver back in the day when we did fast gravel TSD events; she's getting her technique back pretty quickly. Glad to see you and Keira got the most out of my old Impreza.


Weird. I know I replied to the midwest couple I met at the Primitive Rally School last year. But I apparently dropped this into the wrong thread. I'm not sure how I did that. Sorry.

Really cool thread regarding your rally car rebuild. Best of luck for this year's season.

Edited by edrach, 20 January 2012 - 11:24 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

That makes me want to build a stage car.Good job!
I was gonna ask what happened to the rolled beaut' , but then U 'splained:(:drunk:
Did they have to replace the cage due to rules?Or did I just miss that?
Cheers.




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