Winter auto-x number 2. Wow this puts a beating on cars. Andrew’s Legacy isn’t bomb proof by any means… but it’s a Subaru, and because of that… it has a lot going for it in terms of being ready for this serious action. Nevertheless… it definitely left the lot on Sunday, a different car than when it came. Sounds like […]

Rally-X Again

Running the BC6 in Gravel and SnowWinter auto-x was solid. Andrew's driving has come a long way... and he made me really worried. I think he even beat me in the morning. No disrespect to Andrew... but there's just a huge advantage that comes with all my extra experience, and even though I'm using his daily driver, I feel like I shouldn't have any problems putting a better time down. False. Given that neither of us have done anything competitive in motorsports for almost a year... it was challenge enough just to get into the mindset of going fast. Walking the course seemed more like routine than something useful in the end. We just couldn't think about the typical dilemmas faced at auto-x. Some guys will say... "competition... at winter auto-x?" [...]

Back to Gravel and… Snow

Running with angle on snow can still be very fast.Rally-x again yesterday. Andrew's BC6 is coming nicely. STRD threw on his CES 3" turbo back on Thursday (we were never going to get around to it) and some tune-up parts were added by us on Saturday. It didn't like rev's much before, and we always ended up shifting way before the limiter... but now, it sneaks up fast, and you wish it would rev higher. [...]

Co-Driving the BC6 at Rally-x

Rally-x today. I told Andrew that if I beat him I’d be happy. I always downplay my cars. Truth is, the Pulsar has 100hp more, and studded tires, which probably did a whole bunch on a couple major ice spots on the course. Both of us had a lot to learn about driving. The morning runs were full of ugliness… […]

Gravel FTD

Gearing up for rally-x tomorrow. Installed some Sparco mudflaps, and gave the undercarriage a second coating of rubber. It's amazing how much those two things quiet the car down on an ugly road. The front mudflaps are a pretty hard tune set up though. They're only about 1cm off the ground which means they rub and scrape everywhere. I should have put them a little bit higher, but I want the most efficiency out of them. I'm not into rock chips. They stick about 1" from the body, front and back. The rear ones don't have to do so much more to protect the car though. There's basically no rear over hang. I also didn't want the rear ones low, because they can get caught in the tire and ripped off when backing up, a lot easier than the fronts can. So as you can see... the rear ones sit a lot high, which somehow helps create a raked look. [...]

Rally-x Tomorrow