Saw the car last night and I've never seen welds so clean in my life. Amazing stuff.
First of all, the car is looking sweet! Very nice work going on.
+1 for Tim Bailey of Surgeline Tuning (www.surgelinetuning.com). He's "The Man".. Easily one of the best tuners in the country. He's helped many of our client's (and our) car run far better and get to the podium. Additionally, he's a very easy guy to deal with.
Formerly of PDX Tuning (one of the founders), now doing his own mobile tuning gig, as well as the person that makes the Cobb AP maps, and trains other tuners to pro tune APs. Check out Subiesport mag about every issue.. There's usually some crazy Subie ('08 wagon in the last issue) he's tuned. 505whp STi on an AP has yet to be outdone.
He can also tune Link, Hydra, ECUtek, UTEC, AEM, EMS, and just about any other standalone or piggyback you can think of.
Additionally, he's spent many hours tuning rally cars, so knows the limits of any given turbo with a restrictor. Plan on your car choking hard at 5-5200 rpm. But full boost/wtq at mid 2's-3k makes for a nice FAT powerband and no need for ALS. Also catches the codriver off guard once in awhile at the start line..
RLLYSTi is official logbooked.
It has been a very busy last two weeks getting the car to this point and its looking freakin sweet.
Panel / Hole Filling:
Main & Roof Structure (main hoop, laterals, roof bars):
Main hoop and passenger half-lat
Main hoop, driver half-lat, windshield bar
How do you weld the top of the cage?
Main hoop 'X' and sill bars:
Rear Strut Towers and 'X':
Front Strut Towers:
Back Stays and rear 'X':
A Pillar Plates & Reinforcements:
The car is now almost ready to rock!!
The car is finally on the trailer after our 35 hours straight work to get it ready for the logbook appointment.
Off to get logbooked....
Huge thanks to my brother Kyle (aka JacksonRally) and Scott G @ PlaCar for the help and dedication to make the logbook deadline. you guys rock!
Now that we are logbooked we still have plenty left to do to make Gorman. SO, its keep on truckin for now...
Outrageous. That cage is a thing of beauty. Pretty amazing to think that seven weeks ago today it was still basically a running street car, competing at R4 #1.
car looks beautiful keith. my hat is off to you and kyle and scott at getting the cage in so fast. looks amazing.
WTF Romain Grosjean...
^^I'd say more, but the swear filter would just make it a buch of astricks
....that's so ****** and ******, super *****ing ***********************!
holy macarena yo...i just creamed myself.
that thing just turned beatiful to say the least.
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