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      06-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #523

Drives: fat cars are still boats
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: compensating a fat car with horsepower is like giving an alcoholic cocaine to sober him up.

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Quoting Phil Grabow:

We didnít plan on racing our FRS this weekend for the Whelen USTT Championship but with our STi down and out we decided to make lemonade! With the FRS there just to show off I couldnít think of a better way to fully test this car than to throw it into battle against much more serious hardware. With everyone on race tires we stuffed our STi Rota DPT race wheels and tires on there and gave it a go.

With such little power going up against some heavy weights we didnít win anything but huge respect from everyone that saw this car on the track.

Had a blast and canít wait to fully build this car up into a potent Time Attack race car. Yeah the driving dynamics are phenomenal for totally OEM suspension and alignment. Can't say I've every slapped a set of race tires on and had a car handle this well out of the box. The brakes are adequate at this power and grip level since you don't use them much. More friction with track pads will help shorten distances with race tires.

Stock Toyobaru with race tires at serious Time Attack...