A racecar Noob, a Sube and the Mexican 1000 Rally

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by oregoncoast, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    I would be interested, but really can't afford it. My limited research put the cost way out of my league compared to a little paint when its installed properly. Maybe your friends would want to sponsor us????? :deal
  2. Region Riley

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    Really looking forward to seeing the Rally Sube in action at the next M1K!
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  5. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Ok, not much updating lately, sorry...I got caught up pontificating on another NORRA thread!! :lol3


    Ok, there has been some definite forward momentum on the race front. First, Ray is taking the car this week and promises me half of the cage by next week. He has some serious paying customers, so he is going to sneak us in and get the main hoops in :clap

    He will then have a 2 week job and then expects to finish the cage up before Feb 1st.

    We are building the cage to NASA Rally specs, which is great, because that is the standard that NORRA has gone to with the Rally car classes :freaky I brought the car down to Ray, and we drank a beer, measured the car and bs'd about the project.

    Yesterday, my wife Laura and I decided to take the Sube up in the hills to find some snow. She took some video with my iPhone and I put it to some goofy music. The point wasn't to show you me going fast, because I'm not. But rather to just show some of the areas we will be training in. We found the snow rather quickly, and since the penalty for failure here is a 300ft cliff, we decided not to push it too much...ok, not at all. It was just a ride up into the hills.

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    Had lunch with LoudAl on Sunday after our drive. Allan will be chasing Luke and I this year and it was fun to talk about the plans. Luke and I spoke a bit and are finalizing hotel plans. I love this part of the process....booking rooms and making the final build plans for the vehicle.

    I started making a list and there are quite a few things that will be happening once the cage is done....

    Race seat installed with harnesses
    Modify front and rear bumpers
    Body prep and paint
    Exhaust
    Light bar
    Graphics
    Wheel spacers
    Mount GPS
    Install race radio/intercoms
    Race lights

    and a bunch of other things :eek1


    Tomorrow we will be registering for the Mexican 1000. Only about $2200 bucks for the car and me and Laura to enter :huh So this is why I have not been buying much of the needed stuff...I gotta have the money for registration.


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  6. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    I guess we're really doing this; I just dropped $2200 on entry fees :eek1


    Let the fun begin!! :1drink


    That's close to as much as I have into the car so far...
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  9. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    Was looking at the entry list and saw your name there. Still seems odd to see you listed in something other than bikes :lol3 I see they clearly state "no refunds" on the web site so no backing out now!


    I am tempted to send in the entry fee in as well. That will force me to not loose focus with PT and get my knee back to 100% in time. Besides I gotta check out the Outta Sight Subaru in person since I have always been a bit of a Subaru rally fan. Sometimes makes my wife nervous when I driver her Impreza :wink:
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    Hack job, high-performance rally cars? Count me in! :ear
  11. Jimmy the Heater

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    Lookin great so far! :freaky

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  12. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Hack Job?
    I'm not sure I like it, but I definitely resemble that remark :lol3

    Not so sure about the "high-performance" part though :deal

    Doug, you better show up! I'm going to be rigging up a way to tow bikes just in case anyone needs it :wink:



    Wait a minute...I didn't see the "No Refund" part :eek1
  13. wilkinsonk

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    Of all the places to find a Subaru build I never would have throught it would be ADV! Thanks for posting this great thread.

    Did you find any big change in the ride characteristics with the lift and the King springs? I'm at the point of freshening the suspesnsion on my 03 H6 VDC and have just a slight reservation about the King springs adding 1.5" to the ride height. I know the VDC will behave differently than your Subie, but I thought I might get a general idea of the effects.

    Looking forward to following your progress. Wish I still lived in Olympia as I would have loved to come down and take a look.

    - Ken
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    Completely off-topic, but if you use chrome, that functionality is available here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/advrider-tools/lljhobkkcgledcdbmkgoiohkjcohfoib
    (And it's developed by an ADVrider {not myself})

    And Oregoncoast, thanks for sharing the build. I'm learning the subaru art and dreaming vicariously.
  15. drc42

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    Yeah, I was specifically looking for it, it says so on the bottom of this page:

    https://www.norra.com/registration.php
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  17. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Well, this operation should kick ass. Subscribed and see you there. :)

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    High performance is relative. I'mma guess the designers never expected this. And lest we forget- all jobs that aren't factory warrantied and installed by qualified dealers are hack jobs and not advised. :rofl
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  20. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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