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Went back out to Motorsports Ranch in Cresson, Texas for another Driver's Edge event. This is my second time at the track and I'm running with the slightly more experienced "Blue" group. My Forester tried to hang were possible, but I need better tires, lower..stiffer suspension and some more horsepower to keep pace with the faster cars.

Here's a couple of youtube videos.


 

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Excellent, you were able to "hang" in there pretty good and swap positions. Isn't it amazing when you're able to pass someone you've been following and realize how much they were holding you up!

As someone said in another thread "it's sometimes more fun to drive a slow car fast". :rock: Hone your driving skills then add some power.

Good Luck
 

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My current suspension setup includes a Cobb FSB, STI RSB, STI Forester Spec pink springs and GR2 shocks.

Here's some footage of me chasing a newer Ford Mustang Cobra GT500. That sucker was fast in the straights. :icon_biggrin:

 

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No Geosquealers here, I ditched those around 15k and switched to Pirelli P-zero Nero's that ironically were OEM spec for Mustang GTs. They're cheap, fat and old school...like me. :biggrin:

I'm on my second set and they are great for the street. I need to buy track tires and put them on the stock wheels. Any recomendations?
 

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Great stuff. looks like a well run event with guys letting you pass etc. I love track days when you get to mix it up with a variety of cars.
 

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No Geosquealers here, I ditched those around 15k and switched to Pirelli P-zero Nero's that ironically were OEM spec for Mustang GTs. They're cheap, fat and old school...like me. :biggrin:

I'm on my second set and they are great for the street. I need to buy track tires and put them on the stock wheels. Any recomendations?
In my opinion put track tires on whatever aftermarket wheels you have now and put street tires on your stock wheels. Anyway, awesome videos!
 

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Other than the suspension mods, what performance/engine mods are you running?
 

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Other than the suspension mods, what performance/engine mods are you running?
I'm running the standard used STI takeoff upgrades; VF39, intercooler and cat back along with a catless down pipe, walbro fuel pump, grimspeed bcs and a tune.

Intake, transmission, clutch, injectors are all OEM.
 

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4or2's recommendation is spot on to what I'd suggest.

Go w/ any of the street class DOT's if you want dual duty (dunlop star spec's, bs RE011, yok neovas, kumho XS') or if you want to go a step further into R-comps look at RA1's, or possibly Kuhmo V710's.
 
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