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Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
5/23/22 9:37 a.m.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
5/23/22 9:55 p.m.

Let's try this again.  I tried posting this from my phone twice today and got the same error message, so let's try the desktop...

Yesterday was the first autocross in this car finally.  Another major local group had a test and tune, and I was looking forward to trying it at the Wright Patterson AFB Museum.  I was joined by 3 other twins including another BRZ, an FRS, and a brand new GR86.

For being a new drivetrain, size, first 6 sp, etc I felt pretty comfy by the afternoon runs.  My fastest times were actually staying in 2nd (I experimented in 1st and 3rd a few times), but the parking lot had a lot of gravel which made for a bit of rallycross.  Just more fun to be had.

(That's actually an RX8 mixed in, the other BRZ pulled in behind me after this)

My times were decent by the end of the day, listening to other times from more seasoned drivers.  Even the dethkart Miata-thing was a second slower than my best and 2nd best time.  Now debating things like Hawk 5.0 brakes up front, change the Federal RS-RR tires to Extreme Contacts, etc...

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
5/24/22 8:44 a.m.

And I tried just clicking the two buttons on the console for traction control stuff.  Pretty sure I had some form of traction control kick in a few times.  Maybe I need to learn the Pedal Dance?

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
5/24/22 9:38 a.m.

In reply to Jerry :

Yes, the traction/stability stuff on these is very persistent even when "off".  You need the pedal dance, some sort of box, or to unplug the big green ABS pump fuse if you want to truly turn stuff off.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
5/27/22 8:37 a.m.

Some Photoshop fun from last weekend.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
6/6/22 7:32 a.m.

Yesterday was the 1st event for WOR SCCA (& joint with the other group - Miami Valley Sports Car Club), great weather equals 95 cars.  So 3 run groups, 5 runs for the day, ended about 4pm.  Not bad.  Still learning the car, the battery hold down bar was loose, I think the wonderful garage I took it to recently for oil change and rear brakes/fluid can be blamed.  (That's a story unto itself.)

Got faster over 5 runs, finally broke into the 49s last run, listening to other times I was doing ok by then.  Although the new '22 GR86 was at 47.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
6/6/22 10:15 a.m.

I had no idea they ran Autocross at the Museum.  If it happens again post it, it's not that far from Delaware. 

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
6/6/22 9:22 p.m.

In reply to Aaron_King :

Yesterday was at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, the normal site for WOR.  MVSCC started using the museum a year or two ago, August 7th is the next one I believe.

Jerry
Jerry PowerDork
7/4/22 7:11 a.m.

Facebook Memories reminded me yesterday was the 1yr anniversary of purchase, I meant to post something yesterday but SWMBO wanted to get Mexican for dinner, then ice cream.  Yum.

I have no regrets on purchase.  This thing is a hoot to drive, the turbo and trombone-like exhaust make me smile every time.  I still love the IRP short shifter!

A few weeks ago I took it for an oil change and they let me know the rear brakes were low, I said do it and flush the brake fluid while you're there.  It was just before an autocross so seemed prudent.  It took 3 days to get parts for an 8yr old Subaru, but whatever.  They mentioned spark plugs, quoted like $800, I said I'll pass for now.  I know there's labor involved, but it can't be that bad?

Next weekend's autocross got canceled for lack of officials to run the event, so guess I'll manage until August.

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