SCCA ProSolo and Solo2 Autox classing can be excessively confusing for the un-indoctrinated.
The SCCA Solo2 Rule book is a cluster of rules that attempt to properly categorize each vehicle into “fair” classes. We wont be going into detail on how well they are doing this. This will simply explain the current Class organization structure and basic legalities of each class in regards to the Subaru Impreza. This will also apply to other vehicles but there maybe some minor discrepancies, any questions can be emailed/commented to me or brought up on any of the many National and Local SCCA forums.
Continue reading Quick Guide to AWD Subaru Impreza Autox Classing
Owning a 2005+ Subaru Impreza WRX STi isn’t all smiles and boost. There are a few things that are prone to failure, luckily all of them are well known.
1.) Inner CV Boot on passenger side likes to die at 55k miles
2.) Stock Pistons aren’t bulletproof and can have failure under poor tuning conditions
3.) Oil Pickup failure
#1 There isn’t much you can do except enjoy the car and fix it when it finally decides to tear
#2 Get a good tune as soon as possible, don’t risk a poor tune even for a few highway pulls, get a pro tune and enjoy the car.
#3 Oil pickup failure isn’t something to be taken lightly, unfortunately if and when this failure happens the engine is toast. The Oil Pickup will crack, and it will no longer do its job. The crack will starve the engine of oil and you will cause catastrophic damage. Luckily, there is a solution. Killer B Motorsport developed a more robust Oil Pickup that wont crack!
Continue reading Product Review: Killer B Motorsport Oil Pan, Pickup, and Baffle 2005 STi
What build has a Varis Widebody, Volk TE37SLs, R888s, JRZs, Fully Built Block, HUGE Twin Scroll EFR Turbo and 544k views on his IWSTI journal?
Still not sure?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve seen this car.
This build is none other than….
Continue reading Teaser: Rising from the Ashes
Enkei RPF1 is probably the best wheel in the world. LOL, kidding, but kinda serious. It’s one of those wheels that has stuck around for ages and every year we figure a new car they work on. Hell Enkei still comes out with new sizes or bolt patterns. Ranging from a 14×7 to an 18×10.5 they’ve got nearly everyone covered. Alright enough about Enkei and lets focus on the specific size on hand. The 18×10 +38mm is normally 5×114.3 but there have been a few special order runs in 5×100 not many though.
The 18×10 +38mm requires a 5mm spacer to clear the STI Brembos. Some people have gotten away with a 3mm spacer, but it’s too close for comfort in my eyes. I also believe it’s smart to always run extended wheel studs in conjunction with spacers.
Continue reading Brembo Clearance: Enkei RPF1 18×10 +38mm
Volk Racing recently released the new ZE40. It’s a multi-spoke wheel with a mild concave. If has 3 available faces depending on size/bolt pattern. Face 1 and Face 2 look to have good caliper clearance even in the higher offsets.
It’s nice to see Volk Racing offering a standard bronze color on the new wheel. Take a look and tell us what you think. I’ve broken down some of the available sizes and included Brembo Clearance data. Check it out! Hint: they make an 18×12!!
Continue reading Japanese Wheel Wednesday: Volk Racing ZE40
Over the years Tim’s GC has changed, I’ve been wanting to do an article on his car for a few years. I’m finally getting the chance. Here is a little teaser of Tim’s car. And yes those are 315 Hoosiers.
This car is setup for AutoX running in Street Modified (aka. SM). SM is known for their big wheels, bigger tires and huge wings. Look out for Tim’s feature coming up and find him at National AutoX Events!
Continue reading Tim’s AutoX Monster. Yes it needs that wing, yes it will devour your soul.