Professional motorsport is a cold, hard place. If you want to run with the big dogs, you can’t just build a car in your mom’s garage and show up, right? Wrong. One guy did just that. Here’s his amazing story.
tarsust is sponsoring a few drivers for the 2010 SCCA solo season. Below is a list.
|Christy Carlson||STU||Subaru STi||AST 4100 coilovers
– custom valving by tarsust
– custom spring rates
|David Cosseboom||STU||BMW 135i||AST 5200
– custom spring rates
Stud conversion kit
|David Iliff||SM||Subaru STi||AST 5300
– custom spring rates
|John Hunter||STS||Honda CRX Si||AST 5300
-custom spring rates
tarsust would like to wish them the best of luck on their 2010 season. If you would like to be considered for sponsorship, please send your proposal to email@example.com
Das Drehmoment Ungeheuer is a collaboration project between a few locals to build a budget friendly yet fun and fast track toy that could still auto-x. Das Drehmoment Ungeheuer means “The Torque Monster” in German, it’s ok to laff now Viper owners 😀
Progress is slow, but steady. If you’d like to follow along please check out our project thread on R3Vlimited.com
Thanks – Jon
If you own a 2008 or newer Subaru Impreza or a 2000 or newer Subaru Legacy have I got a deal for you.
There are a few sets of AST 5100’s on hand at AST-USA that are on closeout. There are some for 08 and newer Subaru Impreza including the WRX (not STi). These will also fit BE/BH & BP/BL chassis Legacy’s with just a different bushing and mount setup that can be included.
They are DEEPLY discounted. The basic 5100 kit includes dampers, springs and associated hardware. Upper mounts are additional. These are the large 45mm inverted shaft strut up front which is killer.
Retail is : $2929
tarsust BLOWOUT PRICE : $1395
*With purchase of these, pricing on mounts :
– AST front mounts (fixed) : $250
– AST front mounts (adjustable) : $390
– Vorshlag front mounts (adjustable) : $365
– AST rear mounts : $250 (fixed)
Please contact me if interested. There are currently 3 sets available, but they won’t likely last long.
Brian Hanchey at AST-USA has been kind enough to put together a basic tuning guide for AST shocks.
This tech article is great for anyone.
I will be putting together a setup document tailored for autocross. It will be based purely on my own practices and experiences. I hope to release it early next month.
Don’t forget to set your DVRs, WRC coverage in the U.S. continues this week on Discovery HD Theater. Rally Mexico coverage begins on Thursday with a preview and a recap of Day 1. Coverage wraps up on Friday night with recaps of Days 2 and 3. See the full schedule for times in your area.
It seems like every time I attempt to install or upgrade something on a car it is way more difficult then it should be. ‘Simple tasks’ that should take less then an hour end up taking 4 or 5 hours including at least one trip to the auto parts/hardware store and a few choice words yelled at whatever I am working on. Sometimes I think I must be the least mechanically inclined person in the world. Yet I still try to do things myself, maybe it’s stubbornness or maybe it’s stupidity! I think a lot of people have probably experienced this, at least I hope I am not alone on this.
Just about everyone on the planet has watched Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos. Well, Ken Block will be making his WRC debut with the Monster World Rally Team this weekend at Rally Mexico. Block will be driving a Ford Focus RS sponsored by Monster Energy Drink this year in his WRC appearances. Keep an eye on how he does on the WRC site, current results are located here.
We got one of these a couple months ago and they are amazing. Takes excellent video in upto 1080P or 720P at 60 frames per second. They are perfect for mounting all over (inside and outside) your car or on a helmet. It even comes with mounts and brackets and a waterproof casing.
This deal is only $213 that’s $87 off retail and free shipping!
GotCone.com has gotten a makeover of sorts with a brand new site design for 2010. The gallery has been redone so that less scrolling will be necessary to see the photos, which hopefully will help the overall experience on the website. If you run into any issues please let me know by posting a comment below. I tried to test the site in a wide variety of web browsers, but there are some many varieties it is hard to get all of them. Please let me know what you think of the new site design!