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Work Emotion CR Kiwami

Work has tweaked their classic Work Emotion CR once again with a new model called the Work Emotion CR Kiwami. They changed the spoke design and made it more concave, this wheel is looking awesome. I’m not sure when they’ll be available for sale stateside but I’ll keep everyone posted.

Work has added Matte-Black to the new Work Emotion CR Kiwami color lineup. I really like the little detail they did on the spokes to differentiate the new CE Kiwami from previous Emotion CR models.

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Khalid’s RG-D Equipped 07 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Khaild aka. jordanretro1223 on IWSTI finally stopped teasing his followers and posted photos of his newly installed wheels and tires. There were plenty of guesses when posted his teaser photo, they ranged from Advan to Volk. There were a few people who were on the right track thinking the new wheels were either the new Advan RZ-DF or Advan RG-D. Advan gold is a color people dream about, it’s amazing.

Khalid chose to go with an 18×9 +25mm with a 225/40/18. It isn’t my favorite choice of fitment but they are the first publicly posted Advan RG-D’s on an STi and he’s done the work to get them to fit. That alone deserves a quick feature. 🙂

On to the pics.

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Random Tech: STi Weight Distribution vs. Fuel Load

About a week ago I asked Dan to do some comparisons on the weight distribution of his Subaru Impreza WRX STi after he was corner balanced. Specifically regarding how a larger fuel load will effect the F/R bias. Sure a formula could’ve figured it out but some real world hard data is better.

Here’s the data Dan (CGMDan on IWSTI) collected.

Methodology car was weighed, without driver, starting at slightly less than 1/4 tank indicated. Once on the scales, the car was not moved or shaken. Fuel was added 2.5 gallons at a time and data was collected. Sways were not disconnected as I was only concerned about front to rear weight bias. I did record corner weights at 1/4 tank and again once full. Once full, I reverse calculated the fuel load at each measurement.

1/4 tank starting weights without driver

928.5 | 924.5
660.4 | 650.4 Cross weights were 50.1% LR to RF

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2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Sedan on Advan RZ-DF

Stumbled on a few photos from Rally Sport Direct’s 2011 STi sitting on 19×10 +35mm Yokohama Advan RZ-DF.

They didn’t wait long to roll those rear fenders, slap on a new suspension and some adjustable rear arms and some 265s. The car still has its temp tags! Go RSD! I’m not a fan of black wheels but the Matte Finish on these Advan RZ-DFs is amazing.

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T3h_Clap’s Sebring Track Day June 12th 2010

Last month I was at Sebring International Raceway with Chin Motorsports. The car was ready, I was as ready as I was going to be so my fiancée and I headed down to Sebring Friday night after work. Bright and early on Saturday morning I head over to tech/registration and begin prepping my car (ie. remove all the stuff I thought I might need). After the driver’s meeting and class session my instructor and I hit the track for the first session.

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Matt’s STi Limited aka. “The Limited Project”

“The Limited Project,” the story –

Matt bought his 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited in October 2006, there hasn’t been a dull moment with this car. Matt bought STi Limited #657/800, and has had a wrench in his hand until present day. That’s nearing four years of differing phases and modifications. This isn’t Matt’s first modified car, nor his first Subaru.

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