As many of you know, T3hClap.com has moved from the sunny beaches and tourist traps of Florida to the wonderful corn and soybeans of Iowa!!
Once we moved in and got situated. The first thing on the agenda was to find an AutoX, lucky for me we moved in to the intersection of three great SCCA autox regions. Iowa Region, Des Moines Valley Region and Great River Region. With the right planning it’s possible to do multiple events a month between each region (well, between March and Sept).
Oskaloosa hosted my first Iowa Autox. It is a small town that isn’t exactly easy to get to, when you take the long way. The AutoX is held at a small airports east of town. I plugged the airport into the Waze app and headed towards the event. As many iPhone users know, your phone will die and it’ll die when you’re 10 minutes from where you need to go in the middle of nowhere Iowa. Luckily, there was a Focus ST scooting a long that looked determined to go racing, so I followed him in the rest of the way. (Thanks Nate)
I’d be willing to bet 90% of the people who read this blog know the car I’m about to feature. It isn’t one of those cars that’s known because it has 11ty billion dollars worth of body work or a huge stereo. This car is known because the car is a subtle well built 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI with all the right parts.
About Dan aka BoostJunkie:
Dan began doing HPDE events in 2004, right after he bought his STi. A family friend suggested that Dan and his dad sign up for an event at VIR. No question, Dan was hooked.
Logan’s GR STI was voted the Top Scoob in Nasioc’s world famous Top Scoob poll. Shortly you’ll see why if you don’t already know. It’s rarely easy to modify a Subaru, Logan’s GR STI is no different. It took time, dedication and a very thought out modification path. Logan stuck with it and is now driving around in a Top Scoob.
I’ve got the current Top Scoob himself Logan here to chit chat about his setup a little. This car looks amazing. skip the small talk, here is Top Scoob Logan’s GR Subaru Impreza WRX STI with 18×10 Advan RZ’s.
The magic delievery person dropped off Two boxes from the Famous TiC. I had gotten an email from Clint saying they shipped and I was anxiously waiting for my TiC SSTs. They only took 3 days to get here! For those not familiar with the Turn In Concept spec AST Coilover system here are some teaser photos until I get everything assembled.
TiC’s Strut assemblies are made by AST to TiC SST specifications. TiC offers their coilovers with Swift Main Springs, Swift Helper Springs, and Swift Thrust Washers. I chose to go with the Vorshlag Camber Plates front and rear as well. They also come with a very detailed document on the assembly and care of your new suspension (rare to find that now-a-days).
This specific set of TiC SSTs runs the same setup as their Time Attack winning WRX with stiffer and shorter Swift Springs. I’ll be running 9k front and 8k rear, both front and rear are 6″ Springs. Once Clint & Tony knew the ride height and planned use for the suspension we custom tailored the spring choice to meet my needs. Â Thank you again Clint and Tony!
Itâ€™s like a rumor. A mystery hidden in myth and nearly impossible to find, like the Lost City of Gold. For the enthusiast community, it is the daily driver that also performs well on-track when necessary, and without a lot of fuss. Well, it is real and itâ€™s been spotted in Motown. And surprise, surprise, it was riding on some very nice gold.
Chris, aka. boondocksaint, has one of the cleanest 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STiâ€™s in the nation. No need for a fancy body kit or crazy paint job. The only stickers on the car are his alumni sticker and an oil change reminder.