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Old 05-28-2013, 02:51 AM   #11
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u should join us in Leavenworth june 15
that would be impossible. I am in Australia until November
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:15 AM   #12
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #13
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This car is awesome man, no doubt about it. How about that for stance!
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #14
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awesome progression.

even more awesome because you're running cobra reps without the stretch and poke retardation.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #15
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Yeah the stretch and poke like mine had, therefore I sold them lol.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #16
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Part 2

I’ve done a lot of extracurricular activity with my car during it’s 120k miles.

Road Trips

I’ve taken my car on road trips across 10 states and 2 provinces. 6000 miles in one month.
Visited Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Alberta and saw many landmarks.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=207482




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H-stock
I started auto-x this car in H-stock, the slowest of the slow. I used some OEM 15” wheels with yokohama A032 R compound tires.




With this setup I was Novice Driver of the Year in my region, and soon after I won my Car Club’s “Slush Series” in both my group (stock cars) and overall champion, based on PAX.

FSP
Next I moved up to FSP when I installed the coilovers.
I got a set of Team Dynamics ProRace 1 15x7, 45mm ET. These wheels are special in that they are my first set to clear SVT brakes.
I used Kuhmo v710 tires in 225/50R15.



But I wanted more grip, so inspired by OmniFocus, I stepped up to the 275/35R15 Hoosiers and cut my fenders to make clearance.
The wheels are Diamond Racing Wheels. 15x10”, 5.5” backspacing, 19lbs. They also clear SVT brakes, which makes this set #2 that I bought.
This is also when I added most of the bolt on parts and suspension upgrades. For racing I would install a sparco race seat, but its too uncomfortable to daily drive.
Cutting the fenders.
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A large photoshoot I did.





This was a winning setup. I could reliably take top 5 PAX at regional events.
And I won at Nationals, I am the 2011 FSP Canadian National Champion
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I then wanted to change to a reverse stagger setup, I couldn’t get enough heat into the rear tires. So I put the Diamonds up for sale. I only needed to sell two, but I sold all 4, and researched and bought a set 949 racing wheels 15x10”.

They are only 13 lbs, 6.3” backspacing, but unfortunately 4x100. So, you simply use a ” thick bolt pattern adapter and you end up with a perfect 5.5” backspacing.
I also had to do some minor clearancing of the back of the wheel, and bought super short open lugnuts.

So with this one upgrade, I dropped 6 lbs per corner of unsprung weight. This is also my third set of 15” wheels that clear SVT brakes.
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Ice rally-x
For winter I bought some studded snow tires. General Altimax Arctic.
I used them to go ice racing. I usually win the 2wd class.





Rally X
Also I take my car to rally-x on gravel. I typically win these too.
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TSD Rally

I’ve also done navigation rallies. We call them TSD, but in ‘Merica, they are called road rally.
Thunderbird Rally
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Totem Rally


and that is up to date.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #17
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wow, looks like it's been a fantastic journey so far... you've done a lot of cool stuff! rock on. you're getting me all inspired... I was gonna throw some all seasons on my new wheels and call it a day but maybe some semi slicks and track days are in order...

also, I like how your dog stealthily inserts himself into your photos. cute. lol
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #18
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You and that car damn done it all.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #19
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Awesome man!

I laughed crazy hard when I saw this picture:

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But looks like you've had a blast! Love it!
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #20
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Awesome man!

I laughed crazy hard when I saw this picture:

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But looks like you've had a blast! Love it!
the video i posted was the same one where i hit those cones. It was stupid because I could have easily missed them, i just didn't for some reason.
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