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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2019, 01:39:49 PM »
But you don't live in a garbage can.

I mean you have a relatively happy outlook on life.



...but you don't live in a garbage can
The car however is the color of an old galvanized trash can.


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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 03:50:04 PM »
Hey it’s called garbage can not garbage cannot.
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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2019, 04:35:32 PM »
Ozcar is pretty clever.  I like that. 

The car however is the color of an old galvanized trash can.

Beat me to it.

Plus, I'm a grouch who's dead on the inside (ask my wife).

There's medication for that. 
uckfay, Johnny with the back-handed slap. You're clearly the Oracle.

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2019, 07:28:58 AM »
Good lookin' car.

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2019, 05:44:14 PM »
I'm interested in hearing what your thought process was when deciding on this. From previous posts, it would appear you consider the options carefully.


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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2019, 06:54:54 PM »
Cause they're uckfaying cool
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2019, 08:02:30 PM »
Why is that in reverse?
If the sea was vodka, and I was a duck.
I would swim to the bottom, and drink my way up.
But the sea isn't vodka, and I'm not a duck.
So give me the vodka, and stfu.
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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2019, 08:27:41 PM »
Why is that in reverse?

It's just the frame rate.  Like the wagon wheel effect, they're going so fast, it looks like it's going backwards. 
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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2019, 11:06:48 AM »
I'm interested in hearing what your thought process was when deciding on this. From previous posts, it would appear you consider the options carefully.
Sorry, missed this post. I've been lusting after a FiST for a long time now, roughly four years after having driven one belonging to my nearest H Street competitor and beating him in his own car. Went new because I like knowing the history of the car. Went moonroof-less because I'm over 6'-0" tall and I barely have room even now when wearing a helmet. I'm very in tune with FWD cars, more so than RWD and feel like I can be very competitive in this car in street class. PAX is my friend and soaks up my incompetence.

I have my first AutoX in forever coming up early July in Fontana. Going to do the T&T on the Saturday prior to learn the car and blow out the cobwebs. Going to put my 16" wheels on about two weeks prior to see how the car handles on them.

To do: sort out my autox stuff and routine early so I can hit the ground running and stay calm on race day.

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2019, 11:34:14 AM »
I'm very in tune with FWD cars, more so than RWD and feel like I can be very competitive in this car in street class.

This is a pretty interesting analysis given all the hoorah about RWD.  TBH, I've thought about it a lot with ice racing and I think I might do better in a FWD as well.  After all these years of ownership and a few in Ice Dice, I still don't know how to rotate the car exactly how and when I want it to. 
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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #36 on: June 18, 2019, 12:30:13 PM »
This is a pretty interesting analysis given all the hoorah about RWD.  TBH, I've thought about it a lot with ice racing and I think I might do better in a FWD as well.  After all these years of ownership and a few in Ice Dice, I still don't know how to rotate the car exactly how and when I want it to.
Try steering input and gas pedal input.

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2019, 12:47:04 PM »
Try steering input and gas pedal input.

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2019, 12:47:50 PM »
Try steering input and gas pedal input.

When the WRX doesn't want to rotate, I lift off the gas and she comes around quite predictably for me. In Airdrie, when you came, I lifted at the fast right hander and that's when it got a bit exciting. But that's rotation.

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2019, 03:19:36 PM »
Try steering input and gas pedal input.

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2019, 03:48:02 PM »
... In Airdrie, when you came, ... fast right hander and that's when it got a bit exciting...

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #41 on: June 18, 2019, 03:54:07 PM »
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jonny is pretty vanilla when it comes to this kind of stuff, why else can I get my lady to rotate


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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2019, 04:09:11 PM »
I'm very in tune with FWD cars, more so than RWD and feel like I can be very competitive in this car in street class.

This is interesting. Even though I've moved away from the prairies and don't necessarily need AWD any longer, I have a block about moving to a non-AWD car. It's a good motivator to experiment with other options. 

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Re: Right now we're gonna run with "Oscar"
« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2019, 05:38:39 PM »
This is a pretty interesting analysis given all the hoorah about RWD.  TBH, I've thought about it a lot with ice racing and I think I might do better in a FWD as well.  After all these years of ownership and a few in Ice Dice, I still don't know how to rotate the car exactly how and when I want it to.

I found your car did not rotate and change directions well with throttle at ice dice.
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Re: Oscar attends AutoX
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2019, 02:10:24 PM »
AutoX test and tune tomorrow and event on Sunday.

Put the lighter wheels on. Turns out the rolling diameter is slightly higher than stock. Whoops. I'm not a fan of these things anyway and will end up on RE-71R's next year. Lots of road noise from these too... not something I ever noticed in the old SVT. Wheel gap from being dropped off the jack:


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Re: Oscar attends AutoX
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2019, 09:48:33 PM »
After much dicking around with tire pressure I think I like the BFG's. Ended up finding a sweet spot around 46 psi Front and 34 psi Rear. After a long gap between events I'm happy with how the day panned out.

Not my fastest run, but the one I felt most excited about... you know, being dead on the inside and all...

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Re: Oscar attends AutoX
« Reply #46 on: July 07, 2019, 10:16:19 AM »
That is a huge lot. Is the FiST still in it's break-in period?
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Re: Oscar attends AutoX
« Reply #47 on: July 07, 2019, 04:26:10 PM »
That is a huge lot. Is the FiST still in it's break-in period?
Break-in period....

Haha

Ahahaha

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Re: Oscar attends AutoX
« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2019, 04:37:01 PM »
16/140 in a competitive club. I'm disappointed but coming to terms with the fact that it's a new car, zero seat time, long time not competing and a bunch of seriously good drivers to race against.


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« Reply #49 on: July 07, 2019, 06:59:03 PM »
You were just taking it easy for the

Break-in period....

Haha

Ahahaha
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