Ran the jway twice this weekend..definitely rusty as all hell. Got in 4 full runs (2 up, 2 down).
The conditions were exactly how I like it – slightly misty, low humidity with temps in the mid 70’s. Traction was decent. First run was Sun 2am, uphill. Did a quick pass to scout then bombed downhill starting @ Jamaica Pond. The construction and weather seem to have made more potholes but they didn’t really factor much. Entry speed at the uphill sweeper was only 55MPH, 20MPH lower than I used to during the summer of 2009. Lap times were still decent though! Best time after watching the vid back was 1’38’13 uphill.
I’m excited as hell – for the first time in months the WRX is 110% mechanically sound. It’s been one thing after another…front brakes, new stainless oil lines, axles, ball joints, tie rods, new links, upgraded bushings, and last but not least a fresh alignment. The phrase “Gotta pay to play” has been my motto these past few weeks LOL. Totally worth every penny, as I didn’t have the opportunity to realize the full potential of my Subie last year due to circumstance. 2011 is shaping up nicely and none of it would be possible without the help of some key people.
Thanks to my co-workers Antoan & Shane for doing work on the WRX and overall for being solid dudes. Also good looking out to Mike at Norwood Subaru, thanks for putting up with my random parts requests.
Next order of business is reinstalling my ARC & Varis goodies, TE-37’s, and hoarding parts for phase 2. See me on the jway… I think a few shakedown runs are on the menu.
Carsport Station’s GC Impreza is the business.
Voltex kit is dumb rare on the GDB chassis WRX, let alone a wagon.
Spent this week mostly sick as hell, the change of seasons is kicking my ass. I did manage to do some spirited driving with the new setup. Can’t wait to thrash it properly on the jway.
In the meantime, the next phase of the jway WRX interior is underway..