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oldskoolbiker 11-17-2011 09:46 PM

Track Day with the Outback!
Had fun passing all the WRX's and STI's

The cars very heavily modified. It's got a IAG Built engine, and performance exhaust, suspension, and brakes etc.

The car sill looks very stock looking, needless to say there were some surprised STI owners.

oldskoolbiker 11-17-2011 09:56 PM

Here's the complete mod's list if you're interested (please don't ask how much it cost, I really don't want to think about it). Most of the engine mods were after my turbo blew and screwed up my engine. So I decided when I got it fixed, to get it built right!

Power: (313WHP 300WTQ)
Manley Platinum Forged Pistons 99.5mm
Manley Steel H-Beam Rods
ACL Race Bearing Set
Blouch 380XT Turbo
Perrin Turbo Inlet Hose
Subaru SPT Intake with Heatshield
AVO Top Mount Intercooler
Forge Recirculating Blowoff Valve
Grimmspeed 3-Port Boost Controller
Deatschwerks 650cc Top-Feed Injectors
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump
Invidia Catted Downpipe
AVO Outback Cat Back Exaust
Killer Bee Oil Pickup
Air Pump Delete
STI Engine Mounts
Cobb Accessport V2
RalliTek Shifter Bushings
Custom Pro Tune by Jorge

RalliTek Front and Rear Sway Bars
MOOG End Links
BC BR Coil Overs
2004 STI BBS Wheels
(Rota Torque Wheels for Track Days)
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Tires 225/55-17
(Hankook Ventus 245/45ZR-17 for Track Days)

Wilwood Superlite 4 Piston Calipers
Front Slotted and Vented Rotors
Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
Hawk HPS Brake Pads
(Hawk DTC-30 Front Pads for Track Days)
ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid

STI Gauge Kit
STI Titanium Shifter Knob
Billet Aluminum Pedal Set
Redline Leather Shift/E-Brake Boots
Painted Fake Wood to Match Car Exterior
Rubber Floor Mats

30% Front, 50% Rear Tinted Windows

2 Yakima High Roller Bike Racks
1 1/4 Hitch

01rs25 11-17-2011 10:07 PM

That's a buddy of mine in the Sti. It was his first ever HPDE event. :lol:

ch0232 11-18-2011 01:03 PM

Awesome ! - great to see the OutBack taking it to the track. I often find many are surprised mine is as quick as it is...and it is barely more than stock.

natoli4 11-18-2011 01:25 PM


oldskoolbiker 11-18-2011 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by natoli4 (Post 3638247)

Who would bother taking a 5eat car to the track. It's 5MT

Here's a you tube clip if you're interested.

natoli4 11-18-2011 04:41 PM

Agree, just didn't see that in the specs.

oldskoolbiker 11-18-2011 05:02 PM


Originally Posted by natoli4 (Post 3638523)
Agree, just didn't see that in the specs.

Yeah those weren't really spec's. Just a mods list. But the "RalliTek Shifter Bushings" should have been a clue it's a manual.

01rs25 11-18-2011 05:45 PM

I'm curious. But why the built motor?

BAC5.2 11-18-2011 06:22 PM

Seems like an awful lot of engine and turbo to only make 313/300. Are you still breaking it in?

urfsin 11-18-2011 06:44 PM

I would like to know more about your coilovers. (I am curious because I have the Megan Racing ones) Are they the Outback specific? What spring rates did you go with? Did you cut down or take off your rear bump stops? What setting did you use for the track? (clicks from full hard) What setting do you use on the street? (clicks from full hard) Lastly, what is your overall impression with them?

I have done a few track days in my Outback as well. I am about the same ride height as you. For track I use I went 5 or so clicks back from full hard all around if I remember's been awhile. I usually go full soft for street use, 32 clicks back from full hard. But after my last auto x event, I left my set up the way it was and it's working OK on the street. (20 clicks back in front and only 12 clicks back in the rear) I find that the Megan's quick bump reaction is harsh, but the slow bump is nice. Overall if the road is smooth, like most race tracks and auto x events the coilovers work really well. When the roads have lots of small bumps though, the Megans struggle.

natoli4 11-18-2011 06:52 PM

video is sick.

wpmarky 11-18-2011 06:52 PM

go OB! That looks like a long straight... looks fun!

urfsin 11-18-2011 06:53 PM

Oh yeah, are you running the stock top hat's up front or camber plates? How much negative camber are you running up front?

Since I am using the stock top hats, I had to use aftermarket camber bolts to get -1.5 degrees of camber. That seems to work out OK. Also, for alignment I am running just a hair of toe out up front. In the rear I wanted zero toe, but the lame ass tech said he could not get it to go to I have a hair of toe in. It bugs me because I know that is making my car push in turns, so I have to compensate with higher tire pressures in the rear and setting my coilovers stiffer in the rear.

I did have an alignment done like 3 years ago where the tech was able to get zero toe in the rear, so I think the place I went to just did not know how to do it or something.

Sorry for the 20 questions....I just don't see many other Outback owners tracking their car so I would like to get your input.

oldskoolbiker 11-18-2011 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 3638629)
Seems like an awful lot of engine and turbo to only. make 313/300. Are you still breaking it in?

Well I've got a fairly conservative tune and not running a fmic.

The reason for the built motor is my last Turbo blew and pretty much wiped out the internals of my engine.

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