New SASCA AWD Autocrosser

t the last SASCA autocross (12-7-2008) I met Paul, who is just getting started in autocross.  But unlike most people just starting, he’s already made some significant investment in modifications to his car, a 2007 Subaru WRX 2.5.

Here’s a list of mods/additions paul has made (from a list he provided):

  • COBB AP v2 programmer
  • COBB “3” catted DP & Heatshield
  • Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley
  • Perrin 25mm adj. rear sway and stout mounts
  • Perrin endlinks
  • Perrin CAI
  • Perrin polyurethane bushings all around – Paul admits he’s a bushings “freak” 😉

  • BPM 3″ Silicone turbo inlet hose
  • Prodrive y-pipe. Pro-tuned
  • Kartboy short shifter
  • Kartboy front and rear  bushings
  • SR*S full 3 inch catback
  • STI TMIC w/tank and nozzles

  • REDLINE MT fluid
  • Megan racing springs
  • Walbro 255 lph fuel pump
  • STi TMIC
  • Perrin lockdown kit

  • SPT front and rear strut braces
  • Professionally tuned by Dyno Flash
  • Megan Racing Sports springs
  • Kart Boy short shift kit
  • Static-X grounding kit
  • B.F.Goodrich G-Force T/A 225/45 ZR 14 tires – brand new!

Paul is very enthusiastic & wants to be competitive, right away.  If I can recall correctly, he said this was only his 2nd autocross.  Keep at it Paul, you simply need more time, patience, & to get more more experience.  This is a good example where you can improve your times by investing in yourself, now.

Also, Paul’s Subaru ride is very nicely prepared & clean.  He’s even de-badged it to go a bit on the stealth side – very slick!

I was able to ride along on one of Paul’s afternoon runs.  Every driver has their own style, & in Paul’s case, he is climbing the learning curve of pushing an AWD car to the limit.  It was fun!

Racing Ready enjoys participating with all levels of competitor experience.  Seeing a rookie is a great inspiration, to see where we’ve been & how far we still have to go!


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