Any Non Si/TypeR owners here track their cars?

  1. imcrspy

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    I've basically been racing all my adult life up until the past few years where work just started taking up most of my time. Now that things are starting to get a little slower and I have some funds, I decided to start hitting the track again. I'm currently setting up my Hatchbac Sport for Street class in Grid Time Attack. I was wondering if there are other owners in the same boat as me tracking their non-si/typer. What's your experience been like? What's the mod that's had the biggest impact on helping you drive more comfortably?

    I chose the FK7 over the FK8 because it's nearly 300lbs lighter and a more low key daily. I'm in the process of installing a front helical MFactory LSD and Wilwood 6 pot BBK up front. Already have whiteline front and rear sway bars and am looking for coilover options. I'm planning on keeping the engine stock besides KTuner and Oil Cooler/Radiator. I do have a 2000 Subaru 2.5RS with a v7 sti drivetrain swap that I may get more serious with but for now i'm really loving my FK7.

    Anyways would love any input/feedback from fellow owners about their track experience, especially anyone that is looking to be competitive in time attack or other forms of racing.
     
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    Subscribed. Never had the nerve (or spare budget) to track my daily before, but I like to live vicariously through drivers like you.
     
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    I started tracking this year and am going to head back to Streets of Willow on 12/30, and hitting Big Willow for the first time in January.

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    more info on my current setup here. The main things I'm looking to add to my car is oil cooler, FMIC, and radiator mainly for the ease of mind, I don't really notice any issues with heat soak since my lap times have been consistent, but I am on a rather modest basemap. I'm absolutely loving my reverse stagger right now and can't wait to get back to you on the difference at SOW. It's a ridiculous difference from the 16" all seasons. I really do believe in how capable these cars are without that many mods. My friend tested out my car on a track (front bar disconnected, coils, and Type R swaybar only at the time) and was close to matching the times he made in his 9th SI.
     
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    @bangminah I suggest the Siri Moto oil cooler with a koyorad core.
     
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    Definitely what I’m eyeing, just waiting until I can snatch all three on sales and install them at once. I really don’t want to take off the bumper more than once, it’s a bit daunting to me despite fussing around with my suspension all the time :oops:
     
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    It's quite simple, I don't think you have anything to worry about.
     
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    seems like you got a very decent set-up in mind. as far as tracking, anything to help regulate temps should be in your mind, FMIC from PRL would be a good addition to keep your IAT in check. You already got brakes and suspension, next would be lightweight wheels and stickier tires. You'd probably be able to shave 3-5 sec with a good wheel/tire set-up. I'm slowly working on my track set-up, car only has 3k miles and we're moving and buying a house this summer but I do plan on attending track days hopefully next year. Please let us know how that BBK holds up to track abuse, wondering if I go to it or just buy a good disc and pad set(or switch to 8th gen SI) as I have to use the car in winter and my 16" wheels won't clear the BBK.
     
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