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#1 gravelRX

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:08 PM

I'm slowly removing all the cladding from the RX. The first thing to go was the rear wing. I think it looks a bit more serious. I'm going to strip the cladding off the bottom, leave the front spoiler, and put a set of 15" steel wheels painted white with autocross tires on it. Different, Eh?

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 09:54 PM

I'm slowly removing all the cladding from the RX.....I'm going to strip the cladding off the bottom, leave the front spoiler....


you mean the side skirts and the rear peices too? or the actual mid line trim???

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 10:49 PM

hmmm, what you going to do with em after you take it all off? i would love to have that stuffs on my car.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:15 PM

I'm keeping all the spoilers and such. Going to just take all the bottom trim off the car and the rear spoiler. Not the grey trim. The car needs a good cleaning.
I like the DL look with the front spoiler. I want this car to appear as plain as possible. Going to either run the steel 15"s for a while on the street or mount up my autocross tires on them. Think I'll paint them white or the same color as the trim. Haven't decided.

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The anti-bling?

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:17 PM

nice

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:47 PM

i wish i was cool enough for the 5 lug conversion. and i could use the money to do it as well.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:52 PM

If you look closely at the picture of the wheel, I'm not quite cool enough for the complete five lug swap either.:rolleyes: Going to have to get that stud fixed before the next autocross. Jay

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:54 AM

thats a pretty cool lookin wheel for being a plain steelie

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 08:16 AM

i had a lug break on my impreza, not hard to fix at all. you just get a large hammer and tap it out, there should be a position on the hub where it will go out without getting stuck. then the new one pops right in and is tightened when you torque the lug nut in the rim.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 09:17 AM

Looking good :D:D

...and put a set of 15" steel wheels painted white with autocross tires on it.


Are you selling those alloys??? I know someone who has admired them for about a year now:brow:

In autocross, what class do you run in? What's your competition?

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 09:56 AM

.....autocross....


I know something you dont know....about street mod.... :burnout: :banana:

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 11:38 AM

Hocrest, Going to be keeping the alloys. Car does in fact run in the SM class. A new GTO, Ford Cobra, 66 Corvair, ACR Neons.. looks like a fast crowd in street modified. This will be my first autocross in this car so I'll be sandbagging quite a bit.
SubyRally, I've looked at the hubs once and didn't see a real easy way to get the studs in. These hubs are off an 88 XT6, so they may be different.

We'll see.

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Haven't cleaned up the bottom yet. RAIN

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:43 PM

I hope there is no rain sunday and the college grounds are dry'd out by then... :burnout:

My IC and the recirc/BOV puts me in SM...oh well...ive got R compunders to get me hooked up now.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 12:43 PM

where can i find the front lip? notthat i can afford one. also, any idea if there are any body kits for other cars that will fit on the rx?

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 06:45 PM

Will, I will have an EZup there and will welcome you into the shade. I usually situate myself a bit farther away from the crowd. I'll look for you there.

SubyRally, I don't know of anything else that will fit.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:31 PM

Da loud blurry blue wagon...black RX body kit and snazzy black hood scoop...

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:46 PM

Anyone else going to show up at this Autocross?

Will, I didn't see you registered for this event on the registration cue. If you haven't, you might want to soon. They fill up quick.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 11:09 PM

ugh! no wing?! no offense, my opinion, but the wing is what gives the rx its shape. i could see losing the side skirts, but having no wing makes the car look slopey like a buick!, like a "beefed up 3-door". more seriously, it has somewhat of an 80's mustang look without.

keep the front air dam, i have a set of lights under the bumper that would just not look right without the front wing.

paint the roof black and the lid of the tailgate, that would give it some shape, tint all the windows! then paint the raised center portion of the hood balck also.*opinion*

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 04:33 AM

Anyone else going to show up at this Autocross?

Will, I didn't see you registered for this event on the registration cue. If you haven't, you might want to soon. They fill up quick.

Jay


The entry is closed. I called the chairman to make sure i could simply show up and register....and yup, i sho can.

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 06:09 AM

Look forward to meeting the "Subaru Engineer" in person. And seeing your WRX beater. Jay




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