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pics of my wagon at the MNSubaru Ice Races


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#1 Numbchux

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:45 AM

so, this last weekend was he second annual MNsubaru ice race event. we go way up north, set up a course, and drive on it all weekend. last year, someone was kind enough to time our laps for comparison, but due to some drama, that didn't happen this year.

anyway....some sweet pics of my wagon sideways.
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and a couple cool pics with a buddy's impreza behind me:
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had an awesome time....but found out that the RX tranny is overrated for an EJ-swapped car. locked center diff yielded no advantage over the EJ viscous center. and with the torque of he EJ22, lo-range was pointless....

but we had an awesome time anyway!


EDIT: just noticed the new motorsports section....this may be better in the Rally/Racing section...

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:53 AM

moved it. nice pics!
no white stuff down here.....

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 01:35 AM

looks like the wagon got poked in the eye there ;- )

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 03:54 AM

looks like the wagon got poked in the eye there ;- )


yea, I think it's a bad ground, because it doesn't matter what bulb is in there, and it's both high and lo beam.....

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 04:47 PM

Looks like alot of fun! That is no doubt a loyale in 4wd ridin low..The last time I did that was only to take the car to the shoreline and use my snowmobile, to smack into the only ice shack on the whole lake. :confused:
The past few years are bad here, its bizarre. I just went to northern maine, about as far as I could go, and there isn't a frozen enough lake that I know of. . At least someone has ice enough in northern U.S., the northeast is horrible this year.
That's it.I am drivin to minnesota to do a donut on the lake and come all the way home. :grin:

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Posted 08 January 2007 - 10:23 PM

looks like a lot of fun. too bad it doesnt snow around here:headbang:

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Posted 10 January 2007 - 02:02 AM

Thats awesome! How far is lake frozen over for? Looks to continue as far as the eye can see, sooo cooool. I can only imagine how much fun that'd be!
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Posted 10 January 2007 - 10:40 PM

i wish we had lakes like that down here where i live





edit:this new smilie rules!!!!!!
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Posted 11 January 2007 - 11:31 PM

Thats awesome! How far is lake frozen over for? Looks to continue as far as the eye can see, sooo cooool. I can only imagine how much fun that'd be!
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the whole lake's frozen. 14" in the middle of the bay where we were doing the races, almost 20 near the shore, and we measured in a few places out in the middle of the lake (about 8 miles from one end to the other...), and always got at least 10".

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:02 PM

how do you measure that?

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 11:32 PM

^^^With a long drill!

Nice pics! I've been meaning to make it up to Saginaw Bay, MI. for some ice racing. Just haven't been able to yet.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 01:43 AM

actually...we used an ice fishing auger. it drills about a 4" wide hole....and then get out the tape measure.

or, you could also use a chain saw :clap:

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:24 PM

What kind of tires are you running? (I suppose there are class-specific restrictions).

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:21 AM

What kind of tires are you running? (I suppose there are class-specific restrictions).


no class restrictions or anything, this is real informal. we go out, set up a course, and take turns timing each other's laps....

I'm running Cooper Weathermaster studless snow tires. 155/80r13. sweet tires!! Austin bought them for the XT before it's trek across the country to MN, and the new owner put pugs on it, so I got these for free...

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:38 PM

Gold 6 spokes FTW.

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Posted 26 January 2007 - 06:25 PM

sweet! I'm going ice racing at georgetown CO sunday. they run these crazy jeeps with fiberglass bodies, 10" wide studded tires and built big blocks. but Im just doing the bare tire street car class.www.ourgangiceracing.com

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:22 AM

Numbchux,

Any idea if this event(or any others like it) is taking place this season (08/09)?

It looks like a good time.

Thanks, Sam

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:05 AM

Numbchux,

Any idea if this event(or any others like it) is taking place this season (08/09)?

It looks like a good time.

Thanks, Sam


yep, we (MNSubaru.com) do 2 every season. lodging for the first event is full (january 15-18), and a date has not yet been set for the second.


pretty far from you, it's only about 45 minutes from canada.


I think MNAudi puts on similar/smaller/more formal (helmets, course workers, penalties, etc.) events near the Twin Cities later in the season.




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