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Interior and Audio / DEFI 52mm Red Racer Boost Gauge
« on: April 29, 2017, 12:27 AM »
Up for sale is my DEFI 52mm Red Racer boost gauge. Comes with all wires and lines. Great match to the oem 08-14 subaru clusters.

Relocated some gauges around and didn't have room for this one anymore.

Price: $200

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Cars for Sale/Wanted/Trade / 2015 Subaru WRX lease take over
« on: October 01, 2016, 01:14 PM »
Posting this for a friend.

2015 Subaru WRX, Dark Grey Metallic
turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder boxer engine

Looking for someone to takeover my lease ASAP, 2 years remaining, $450/month with Frontier Subaru. 37,000 kms on the vehicle.

Great condition, never been in an accident. Unfortunately leaving the country and have to part with it.

If interested, contact information is in the kijiji link.


Top Tier Imports SK and Drop Dead Drift are proud to present the first annual SlideShow! This drift demo and car show will feature some of Saskatchewan's top drifters and will feature the guys from Drop Dead Drift.

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of awesome cars, loud noise, burnt rubber, and drifting! Bring a helmet for FREE ride alongs with the drift crews!

When: Saturday, August 13th, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Kings Park Speedway, Regina, SK
Admission: Spectators: $10      Drivers: $40

For more information check out the facebook group!

Car Shows & Other Events / Kenora Harbourfest 2016
« on: July 25, 2016, 04:02 PM »
When: Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Where: Kenora, ON
What: Piston Ring "CarFest" @ Harbourfest
Meet: Deacan's Corner

EDIT: This year we will have two cruises out so please note the time

For those entering the show:
Meet at Deacan's Corner: 6:00am
Depart for Kenora: 6:30am

For those just hanging out:
Meet at Deacan's Corner: 9:30am
Depart for Kenora: 10:am


"Free registration on site Ė 9 AM Ė 12:00 PM

Show and shine runs Ė 12:00 PM Ė 3:00 PM

Various chances to win door prizes/giveaways thanks to Piston Ring.

To register for Carfest 2016, which is taking place Sunday July 31st, please click here and email your name, address, vehicle info (year/make/model) and any special interest info that you would like to share

A $10.00 fee will get you a dash plaque and lunch coupon, otherwise registration is still FREE. Due to the growing popularity of Carfest we need to stress that only classic cars and visually modified special interest vehicles will be permitted as we are space-limited.

Please call/text 807-407-7400 or email to pre-register."

Going a different route so up for sale are the following:

Racecomp Engineering Yellow Lowering Springs:

10-15mm drop (more in the rear)
Will come with brand new 1/4" saggy butt spacers to even out the back.

About 30k on the springs

Retail: $359 + $25 USD
Asking: $275 CAD

Racecomp Engineering Lowering Camber Plates:

Allows for up to -3 degrees of camber and lowers the car 3/8" without sacrificing suspension travel

About 8k on plates. Camber plates will fit 08+ WRX and STI

Retail: $499 USD
Asking: $375 CAD

Will get photos up once I clean everything up.

Wheels and Tires / FREE: Used 245/40/18 BFGoodrich GForce Rivals
« on: March 02, 2016, 11:27 AM »
Picking up new tires in the spring. Going to get my Rivals taken off this weekend so I can send my wheels off for powder. Looking to see if anyone wants the tires otherwise I'll just throw them out. 1/32 to 2/32 of tread left.

PM if anyone wants them.

Found this article on one of the Subaru forums (where else) and it was a pretty good read so I thought I'd share it on here.


Interior and Audio / FS: Takata Drift II Snap On Harnesses + Hardware
« on: September 14, 2015, 11:55 AM »
Looking sell my Takata Drift II harnesses in black. Bought these in June from Speedfactor and thought I would use them often but they have been sitting in my Autocross bin more often than on the car.

"This belt manufactured in accordance to the European Standard ECE-R 16.04 and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 209. It is a legal seat belt for use in street cars in all US states with mandatory seat belt laws. The belt features a center push button release buckle and our shoulder belt ASM system to prevent submarining. 2" shoulder belts and 2" lap belts with Pull-up adjusters with comfort padding.

The lap belt Snap-On attachments brackets are sewn into the lap belts. The shoulder belt attachment brackets can be removed allowing you to wrap the shoulder belts to a harnessbar or rollbar using the 3-bar adjusters provided. The Snap-On version is designed to be attached to eye bolts at the lap belts.

(DRIFT belts should only be used with seats that have a "pass-through" for the shoulder harnesses such as a stock seat with an adjustable up and down headrest or a race type seat with openings for the shoulder belts. Never use this type of belt with a seat that has an integrated head rest that would require the shoulder belts to be routed around the outside of the headrest. The rear passenger seats must not be used while the DRIFT belt is installed.)"

Street Oriented 4 Point Harness
2" Shoulder Belt, 2" Lap Belt (Pull Up)
Street Legal
FMVSS 209 - Legal for use as the primary restraint in a road-going vehicle (USA)

They retail for $270CAD on + about $100 for hardware.

I'm looking to get $400 for both harnesses and hardware

Looking to sell as a set. Hardware is still on the car but I will take it off once I find someone interested. Feel free to PM me.

Wheels and Tires / FS: 17" wheels + winter tires
« on: September 07, 2015, 06:21 PM »
My friend traded in his WRX and would like to sell his wheels and tires.

17x8 Drag DR31 5x100 and 5x114.3 +47. Wheels were bought a few months ago.

Asking $550


225/45R17 West Lake SW608 winter tires. Tires are brand new.


PM for contact info if interested.

Thanks for looking!

Up for sale are my Kartboy Front and Rear Shifter Urethane Shifter bushings. They are BNIB and purchased from Subimods about two months ago. I was going to install these but found the Kartboy short shifter to already be pretty stiff. These are a great upgrade for the oem shifter as it reduces the slop and will be a good upgrade for any aftermarket shifter as well.

The combo goes for $81.91 + Shipping on Touge Tuning. I'm looking to get $70.00 for both.

PM or facebook message me if interested.

Rear Bushing

Just like other wear and tear items, your factory rear shifter bushing will become soft overtime, creating a loose shifter feel and increased movement under all acceleration circumstances. The Kartboy unit eliminates this problem by tightening up any loose ends with their much stiffer design.

Fits: 02-14 Subaru WRX, 04-14 Subaru WRX STI,

Front Bushing

These are the Kartboy shifter bushings for the 6 speed transmissions found in the 2004-2015 STI, as well as the Legacy Spec B in the 2007-2009 years. Overtime your shifter bushings will become worn making a loose, or sloppy feel to your shifter. These Kartboy bushings will eliminate the excessive play caused by tired bushings, and will give you a more solid and precise feel.

Fits: 04-14 Subaru WRX STI

Thanks for looking.

Dryden Roadrunners 1st Annual Taylor Garbiner Memorial Bike / Car / Truck show

Sunday, Septermber 6th, 2015
Free registration starts at 10am
Show and Shine 11am - 3pm
Cruise around town 3pm

Former Dryden IGA Parking lot
303 Government Street, Dryden, Ontario

What else:
Food and Craft Vendors, Bouncy House, Music!
Motorbikes, Trucks, Cars, and Vans!
Classics, New Vehicles, and Projects!

Contact: Angie Barton 807-216-6145 or

Show is open to all makes, models, and years. If it has wheels it's welcome there.

Best Detailed
Most Promising Project
Oldest Vehicle
Best GM/ Dodge / Ford
Best Import
Mayor's Choice

Car Shows & Other Events / Driven 2015 - Spectator Information
« on: June 22, 2015, 03:36 PM »

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2015
City: Winnipeg
Venue: Red River Ex Ė 3977 Portage Ave
Show Hours: 1:00PM to 9:00PM

2:00 ó5:00 Drivenís Got Talent Ė watch Winnipegís most talented singers, dancers, performers compete for cash and prizesIndoor Stage
 5:00 ó 7:00 Formula D Drift Demo Ė Presented by Option Plus/Gonzo Drift Outdoor Drift Track
8:00 ó 9:00 Driven Awards Presentation Indoor Stage

This year the event will take place at the Assiniboia Down/Red River Ex location and will feature both an indoor car show as well as, for the first time ever in canada, a Formula D Drift Demo outside. Come check out a variety of awesome cars, beautiful models, drifting by the Formula D Drift team, and much more!

Tickets are available for purchase Online for a discounted price or at the door at the full price rate.

Door Tickets: $20.00
Advance Tickets Online: $17.00
Children (5-11): $10.00 at the door
Senior (65+ with ID): $10.00 at the door
Infants (4 and under): Free

A single show ticket will get you access to both the indoor show as well as the Formula D Drift Demo

Jenn Q.
Marie Madore
Donna Pham

Engine & Transmission / Help with 02 Inifiniti QX4
« on: May 25, 2015, 09:43 AM »
Hi guys,

After dealing with this thing for the past two weeks I thought I'd ask on here and see if someone might be able to think of something that I haven't. Over the past two weeks my dad's 2002 Inifiti QX4 has been down.

Initial symptoms were:
 - Loss of power
 - Wouldn't shift into higher gears
 - Poor fuel economy
 - Camshaft position sensor and swirl control valve codes popping up

We checked the vacuum lines, cleaned off the sensors and fixed the two CELs, however, as soon as we did we got an O2 sensor bank 1 code as well as a MAF code. Turns out my dad forgot to plug the o2 sensor back in so that was an easy fix. We still have the MAF sensor code.

We took it to a shop last week where they proceeded to check the MAF and replace it but that didn't do anything. The car's performance is even worse now.

 - Starts but chokes and dies immediately unless foot is on the gas at which point it just takes a little bit longer for it to die
 - MAF Sensor CEL still showering up even though we've checked it all
 - Exhaust smells rich

Fuel pump works and has enough fuel pressure. Fuel filter replaced last week. Oil and filter were done 500ish KMs ago. MAF is getting proper power going to it. All grounds are secure. Spark plugs replaced the other day. o2 sensors look clean. Car had timing belt done about 10,000 kms ago. New air filter installed during oil change. Car has about 30x,xxx kms on it.

I've checked forums for similar issues and have gone through all of the fixes but nothing has worked. If anyone has any ideas as to what it could be or what I should check next that would be awesome. It's starting to turn into a real headache. If we can't figure it out we will take it to the dealer for a diagnostic.

Thanks in advance.

Car Shows & Other Events / Driven 2015
« on: April 30, 2015, 03:29 PM »

Driven Winnipeg is proud to feature, for the first time ever in Canada, Formula Drift! The show takes place at the Red River Ex Ground and will encompass an indoor car show and an outdoor Formula D Demo on July 11th, 2015. Registration information forthcoming on "What Drives YOU?"

It's that time again! Winnipeg's biggest import car show is back for the 2015 season and we are proud to announce that this year Top Tier Imports will be one of the title sponsors along side Speed Factor, Option Plus, and Gonzo Drift.

Similar to the 2013 show, we will be setting up a booth and display to showcase what Top Tier Imports has to offer. We will be looking for a large number of vehicle to be part of our display. If you are interested and think your car can make the cut keep reading below.

When: July 11th, 2015
Where: Red River Ex Grounds

Minimum Show Quality
The exterior must be fully painted/wrapped and all interior panels must be in place. Vehicles modified for full race applications (lacking interior panels) may qualify to enter into competition provided the exterior of the vehicle still meets the display requirements.
We also require a minimum of five visual modifications to showcase your vehicle.
If the resale value of your vehicle is less than $50,000, your ride must have a set of aftermarket wheels and tires. Other modifications we would like to see but not limited to include lip kits or body kits, lowered suspension, and performance modifications.

If you'd like to be in our display, send us an email to, include your name and username, year make and model, a list of modifications and recent pictures. Keep in mind people will be paying to see these cars and will be expecting quality.

Each car, selected for the Top Tier Imports display, will receive a Pre-Driven photoshoot as well as a goodie bag containing limited edition TTI gear. A website is being constructed that will feature each car's photoshoot and mod list.

Please keep checking back for any updated information or changes regarding the show's details.

Off Topic / Petition for Pitbull Ban
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:22 PM »
Hi guys,

Take a moment and help out @Makija with his petition to repeal Winnipeg's pit bull ban bylaw.

We the undersigned agree that Winnipeg's BSL ( Breed Specific Legislation) or 'pit bull ban' should be repealed, and pit bull type dogs (and all breeds of dog) should be allowed within city limits. We believe no breed of dog is inherently dangerous and a better way to reduce the number of dog bites is to follow the example set by the City of Calgary and engage in educational programs, enact, strengthen and enforce leash laws, and strengthen and enforce penalties for irresponsible pet owners. We believe the Calgary Model is not only more effective at reducing the number of dog bite incidents, but is also more cost effective and more fair, as it punishes bad behaviour and not breeds. The Calgary Model has shown a 70% drop in the number of overall dog bites (statistic courtesy of Additionally, Winnipeg's breed ban has had no appreciable effect in reducing the number of reported dog bites. (statistic courtesy of GIVE US A CHANCE!!!!!!!!

Head on over and sign the petition:

He is trying to schedule a meeting with Bowman and raise awareness on this issue.

Help out a good cause. As someone stated in the comments "Dangerous dogs are created by evil humans."

Journals / '14 Subaru WRX STi: Daily Driver + Weekend Warrior
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:01 PM »
I've always regretted not starting one of these for my old Integra so I figured I would start one for the STi. Rather than this being a build thread, it will be more of a place to keep track of the car's progress over the next few years. Since it's my daily driver and weekend warrior my intention is to focus on overall functionality, improving drivability, and a little bit of aesthetics.

Installed   Ordered       Future Purchase    Awaiting Vulture     Waiting Install

Invidia Q300 Catback Exhaust
Perrin Alternator Cover
Perrin Cooling Plate
Invidia Catted Downpipe
Cobb AccessPort
Torqued Performance Stage 2 Tune
iA Performance Fuel Line Fix
IAG Performance Competition Air Oil Separator

RCE Yellow springs
RCE Yellow Lowering Camber Plates
ARP Extended Studs
Whiteline sway bars, 24mm f 22mm r
Kartboy endlinks
Kartboy short shifter
Kartboy shifter bushings

18x9.5 +40 Enkei NT03+M Powder Coated Semi Gloss Black
245/40/18 BR Goodrich g-Force Rivals
Project Kics R40 Lugs
ChargeSpeed Rep Front Lip
ChargeSpeed Rep Carbon Fiber Side Skirts and Rear Spats
Rally Armor Mudflaps
35f/35r tint
S206 STi Black Fender Badges

JPM Coachworks Alcantara Wrapped SMY Cluster
Defi Red Racer Boost Gauge
Defi Oil Pressure Gauge
Takata Drift II Harnesses
Innovate wideband
Block8Head Vent Gauge Pod

A little back story here, while going through university I began to fall in love with Subarus and had hoped to have one of my own one day. I had always loved the 06-07 STis but knew that buying a used one could potentially give me problems in the future so I set my sights on a new STi hatch. Just over a year ago, with school over, I was presented with the opportunity to finally purchase one. I went into Frontier to discuss the ordering process and was told that the orders for the hatches had been closed, but, there was a 2014 STi Sport Tech in Satin White Pearl on a ship headed to Canada (the exact model I wanted in the exact colour). I immediately placed a deposit on the car and began the long wait.

After a few days I was informed that, due to a communication error, the car I had placed a deposit on was traded away to another dealership so that another customer could get a different car. A little irate I went down to Frontier to figure out what was happening. After an hour or so talking to the sales manager, I was reassured they would find me another one. It just so happened that there was yet another 2014 STi Sport Tech in SWP on the same ship and it was not sold but was headed to a dealer out west. After a few days of silence I got the call I was expecting, the car was mine and on it's way to Winnipeg. Crisis averted.

With the car on the way, and it being the middle of winter, I realized I needed to get some winter tires/wheels. The car comes with factory summer tires which would be no good for the snow.

I managed to find a set of OEM STi Enkeis from @SubieSTI. They had some curb rash on them that I wanted to fix before throwing winter tires on them.

Picture of a bit of the damage:

With a little bit of filing, sanding, and a bit of filler:

Primer - I used some etching primer before laying down a coat of white primer:

Paint - 2 coats of white, 3 coats of highlighter yellow, 2 coats of clear:

Note: It was -35 outside while I was doing this so I ended up painting them in the basement. This was a BAD idea. The house smelled like paint for a few days and, even though I put a huge tarp down, some stuff still became yellow.

Delivery day!:
I had dropped the wheels off a couple of days prior to the car arriving to have the winter tires mounted. After the hiccup a few months prior, Frontier gave me a really good discount on the winter tires.

Photos by @Shaun

Happy new owner:

18kms on the car when I picked it up

You can check out all the other photos from that day here:

As soon as we picked it up, @Shaun and I went to his place and installed some Rally Armor Mud Flaps (subaru owner's start pack) just to keep some of the snow and ice from freezing in the wheel wells. Unfortunately I did not take pictures of this.

My plan was to keep the car stock for the first year and run the car in Stock Class that summer...buuuut...@BoostAddict offered me his Enkei NT03+Ms at a price I could not pass up. After selling the stock wheels that came with the car I drove out to Winkler and picked up the wheels. Not being a huge fan of silver wheels I took them to Villain Motorsports to have them powder coated Semi Gloss Black. They came out sooooo good.

Wheel Specs: Enkei NT03+M 18x9.5 +40.

Hnnng soooo nice:

The wheels needed a 10mm spacer to clear the front Brembos, which Josia gave me along with some Ichiba extended studs. After reading about their quality I decided to ditch the Ichiba studs and pick up a set of ARP extended (3') studs from SpeedFactor. Decided to pick up a Defi boost gauge while I was there as well.

Small parts pile:

Realizing the car might look a little bit odd at the stock height with the wide wheels, I decided I need to get some lowering springs. Wanting just a small drop and a bit of a firmer ride I settled on the RacecompEngineering Yellow Springs. They dropped the car 10mm in the front and, for some strange reason, about 20mm in the rear. The springs were designed to work with the factory struts and are meant to increase the handling without sacrificing driving comfort.

during this time I got the factory Dunlops mounted on the Enkeis and stashed in my room to wait for summer.

With the extremely long winter, I was ITCHING to do something on the car. I decided it was time to get rid of the awful factory taillights and paint them. I used 1000 grit sandpaper, 3 coats of Metalcast Red, and 3 coats of UV protectant clear. After a couple of weeks the red began to fade so I ended up redoing them with 3 coats of VHT Nightshade and 3 coats of the same clear coat. This seemed to work better as there is no fading at all.



Paint and Clear:

NOTE: I guess I didn't learn the first time so I ended up painting them in my basement again. It was too cold to paint in the garage still

Taillights on and debadged:

With winter over it was time to install some parts! YAY! @John and I headed over to @Shaun 's house and got to work. Installing the ARP studs in the front was a bit of a challenge. I had to grind off the front little nub on the stud to be able to slide it into the hub. If I could go back and do it again I would have just unbolted the hub and pulled it off. This is exactly what I did when I installed the rear studs a couple of months later (the different offsets were driving me crazy).

Extended studs and wheels on! I borrowed the purple lugs from Shaun until mine showed up at SpeedFactor:

How it sat after installing the springs, extended studs, and wheels:

I took it for an alignment after this to get the camber and toe adjusted. I was hoping to get some negative camber in the front but the shop would not do it.

Next on the list was getting rid of the horrible chrome headlights. Once again, Shaun, John, and I got together and began to do some baking.

Getting the glue to melt:

I ended up doing the entire housing in a satin black, leaving the high beams chrome so they remain fully functional. I had a small heart attack when we were done doing this. For some reason one of the HIDs would not turn on. After swapping the ballasts around we realize that one of them was dead, or so I thought. With only 4000 kms on the car I had already messed something up. After John and Shaun left I became really frustrated and started flicking the lights off and on repeatedly. I guess my wizard powers work because doing that forced the ballast to turn back on

During the painting we also installed my yellow foglight overlays.

Blacked out headlights and HIDs running as they should.

Another shot with the lights off, while the car was getting tinted by Wes at Executive Tint.

How the car sat after a 35% all around tint from Wes. I couldn't be happier with his work.

I had Shaun do a small photoshoot of my car at Birds Hill Park

More photos can be found here:

Baby's first track day:

I bought the car mainly for daily driving but had always intended to track it. No fu fu lame subaru here. I was waiting to do my first oil change before I took it to the track. In the meantime, Shaun had graciously let me codrive his 98 Civic with him. I don't think I've ever had more fun in a car than that civic.

With the oil changed using Amsoil 5W30 Signature Series, the car was ready for it's first race. I was impressed by how it handled. Going from a 170hp Integra, to a 100hp Civic, and now to a 305hp STi, was overwhelming. My first event with the STi was a wet one. Rain was coming down and the AWD was just gripping. I couldn't believe what a difference AWD made in the rain.

I don't think I have any photos of the first event since it rained. I believe this was the next day. @TonyPajamaz lined up next to me in his STi.

That body roll! (sorry for the bad resolution)

I ended up picking up an Invidia Q300 exhaust from SpeedFactor. It was time to make the rumble louder.

Loaded up:

Factory exhaust. Already rusting after half a winter:

New exhaust. Hnnng burnt tips:

John and his cousin come over and helped me get the exhaust on. Before I could even say anything, John was under the car unbolting the factory exhaust from the downpipe.

Exhaust Installed:

Time for another autocross day! This time the event was held at the Red River Ex grounds. Awesome shot taken by @Gemini of my STi munching on some cones.

Couldn't believe how much the car understeered. I definitely needed to get that sorted out. I ended up swapping swaybars with Shaun. I ended up grabbing his Whiteline 24mm front swaybar and Whiteline 22mm rear swaybar and Kartboy endlinks. I couldn't believe how different the car felt with the swaybars. It felt more planted, rotated a lot better, and got rid of a lot of the understeer issues. One of the best bang for your buck upgrades.

Doing work:

That was pretty much it for Summer of 2014. I ended up doing quite a bit of things I wasn't expecting to do in the first year.

Just before winter came I decided to respray my winter wheels since one of them was an of colour. I didn't realize how yellow the wheels actually were. I think the sun may have ended up yellowing them over time.

This is the colour I was aiming the first time (Top 3:New paint, Bottom: Old paint):

Ready for winter. No stored Subaru here:

Time for the snow

Doing what a Subaru does best hehe:

General Discussion / The "Least favorite/most regretted mod" Thread
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:25 PM »
We've all done them. We've all purchased/DIY'd/done something to our cars that later made us say "what was I thinking?"

Throw up your least favorite or most regretted mod here.

Reviews / Villain Motorsport
« on: April 11, 2014, 07:52 PM »
Recently I dropped off my wheels at Villain Motorsports to get powder coated.

Paul, the owner i believe, made it super easy. I dropped off the wheels on the weekend, picked out my colour, and began to wait. Got the call from Paul last night that the wheels were finished. I went and picked them up today and I was amazed by the finish. Awesome work and great coverage. With sandblasting and powder coating my total was $250. Turn around time is about two weeks but i'm sure he can do it a lot quicker if the need be.

Ill get some better pictures once they are on the car.

Wheels: Enkei NT03+M
Spec: 18x9.5 +40
Colour: Semi Gloss Black

Got this link from Bravon. Pretty good information.
Link to the original site:

There are written and unwritten rules at car shows and car meets. In order to become the worst car show attendee ever, one must simply break one or more of those unwritten laws. The first one being common sense. The lack of which can easily help you break all of rules with ease.

Summer is coming and if youíre a car person, chances are, youíll be attending a car show this yearÖmaybe even a few car shows. You might perhaps be attending a couple of car meets as well. While most people who attend car shows are kind and considerate, a small percentage are not. They will do things that annoy or insult car owners, belittle their hard work, or even damage their vehicles.

Seriously Ė donít touch the show cars.

Then you have car meets. Very similar to car shows, but much less formal. At car meets, the attendee is also the exhibitor. For these, the same principles apply. However, car meets do attract other problems weíll mention shortly.

The trouble is, most of us have said or done something that qualifies. Without even trying, Iíve been a rude car show attendee, and Iím sure you have too. Donít believe it? Read thru the list below.

Donít Touch the Cars!
Just donít do it! Donít lean on it, donít reach out and put your hands on it, donít accidentally brush it with your coat or bag as you walk by, donít back into it while youíre trying to take a photo of another carÖjust donít do it. Oh, and mind the hanging zippers on an open jacket. Those are often the worst culprits of scratched cars at car shows.

Seriously Ė donít touch the show cars.

Mind Your Children
Bringing a kid to a car show is wonderful thing, but your kids are your responsibility. They shouldnít ever touch cars, throw toys that hit cars, sit in cars, sneeze on cars, stick their heads into cars and drip snot on the seats, etc.

I know Ė your kids are adorable. Your kids are harmless. Your kids mean well. Thatís great. Just make sure that you keep them under control. No one should have to make special allowances for you or your family, right?

Donít Talk Trash
You just spotted a terrible show car. Itís sloppy. Itís ugly. Itís not even clean. You roll your eyes, make snide comments, chuckle, tell your buddy whatís wrong with it, and move on.

Hereís the thing: someone in the world loves that car like a member of the family. They donít see the problems, the dirt, or the fact that itís downright hideous. They see a beautiful machine worthy of endless attentionÖand they donít need your disrespect.

Whatís more, unlike you, they made a big effort to come to the show, paid the entry fees, and subjected themselves to an ungrateful public. They donít deserve to hear trash talkÖso if you canít say anything nice, just donít say anything.

Know-It-Alls Stay Home
If you know a lot about cars, you might be tempted to strike up a conversation with a vehicle owner and share your opinions about their car. You might have some great ideas on how to ďfixĒ something, about where to buy a new whatever, how to really make something shineÖand thatís great. Keep all these ideas to yourself. Itís bad form to try and educate a carís owner about their personal vehicle.

Itís also bad form to share history lessons. Even if you owned a car just like this one back in 19-whatever, that doesnít give you permission to talk about all the inane details of the option list from that year, or explain how something works, etc.

Now having said this, a lot of car owners actually want to talk about what theyíre going to do next, how theyíre going to do it, way back when, etc. If youíre having a good conversation and it comes up, great. But if they arenít asking for advice or a history lesson, donít give it!

Watch for the Lenses!
Tough to shoot photos when there is always someone in the way
There are always automotive photographers at cars shows. Some are there for fun and some depend on it for a living. Regardless, donít just ignore the photographers. Be polite and look around often and check that you arenít messing up someoneís shot. Just as importantly, donít walk into someone elseís shot. Unless it a group of friends shooting with iPhones, nobody likes a photo bomber Ė specially the pro photographers.

And on to Car Meets
There are many problems that are inherently associated with open car meets that shows tend to not have. In the end, these problems boil down to common sense. The problems are mostly caused by two types of people: 1. Those that lack common sense and 2. Those that simply donít care.

You can end doing much harm by doing something stupid. If you break the law at a car meet, you put the entire meet in jeopardy. Revving at the meet, doing burnouts and arriving or leaving by making a racket and at speed is NOT GOOD. Itís uncool and stupid. Plus, car meets are just as much about friends as they are about cars. Youíre not going to be very well liked.

To Conclude
If you want to be the worst car show attendee ever, break the rules and do everything this list tells you not to do. In which case, congrats, youíre not going to make very many friends.

Enjoy the Season
If youíve finished this article, congratulations. Youíve been apprised of your responsibilities and reviewed all the rules. You know what to do and what not to do. Youíve been ďchecked outĒ and youíre clear for take-off. You can now officially enjoy the coming car show season.

Other Events / Pho Friday Feb 28th 5:15pm
« on: February 27, 2014, 11:07 AM »
Who's interested in getting some Pho after work tomorrow?

When: Friday, February 28th, 2014 @ 5:15pm
Where: Pho Kim Troung
Why: Pho


Wheels and Tires / FS: NEW! Stock Subaru STi Enkei 18x8.5 5x114.3
« on: February 20, 2014, 03:40 PM »
Hey guys,

Looking to sell my stock wheels so I can get something else. These are the stock Enkei wheels that came with my 2014 Subaru STi Sport Tech. The wheels have 7kms on them.

2014 STi Enkei
Size: 18x8.5
Offset: +55
Bolt pattern: 5x114.3
Wheel Weight: 23.55 lbs

The Wheels are in MINT condition with no chips, dings, scratches, etc. Tires are still mounted on the but will be removed before sale of wheels.

Price: $1100

I will post pics of the actual wheels when I get a chance but this is what they look like:

Other Events / Friday Jan. 31st State & Main
« on: January 28, 2014, 08:44 PM »
Hey everyone. A few of us were talking about going to State & Main this friday to get some food. If you've never been,  it's pretty much like Original Joes.

I'll call and make a reservation on thursday for however many people are guaranteed to come.

When: Friday January 31st, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Where: State & Main in Kildonan Place
Why: Food

1. Igor

Other Events / Xtreme Tactics - Saturday October 5th 8pm
« on: October 01, 2013, 12:25 PM »
I spoke to Dane (DLo) at autocross over the weekend and he let me know that he and a few of his friends are going to be hitting up xtreme tactics on Saturday at 8pm and wanted to extend a welcome to all TTI guys interested in going. He has about 6 guys confirmed including himself and I will be able to get a couple friends out but the more people we have the more fun it will be.

I won't be starting a list since people end up flaking at the last minute so those interested in going we will see you on saturday.

PS: Dane was also able to find a groupon for XT that gives you 50% off which is an awesome deal. Here is the link

Other Events / Gauging Interest: Xtreme Tactics
« on: August 29, 2013, 01:18 PM »
Anyone interested in going to Xtreme Tactics some time in the near future? For those who don't know what it is:

"Xtreme Tactics is an indoor facility that offers you tactical war games and tactical target
shooting. The game utilizes airsoft rifles, a full-scale replica of actual firearms that
shoot 6mm round plastic pellets (BBs). Protective equipment such as helmets, masks, and
tactical vests are provided to players for protection.

A collaborated effort with your group promotes teamwork.  Triumph over your opponent,
accomplish given scenarios and thwart the opposing team.

Not only does Xtreme Tactics offer you endless fun, it gives you a great workout and it's a
great way to relieve stress."

Minimum age is 16. You must sign a waiver. If under the age of 18 a parent must be present to sign the waiver for you.

As far as pricing goes: Each game lasts 45 minutes. Price depends on the gun package you get. Each package gets you the gun, 4 ammo magazines (noobs call these clips), a helmet, mask, and vest.

For package details check here:

Essentially its a big maze and you get to run around with people and shoot plastic bullets at everyone. Its a ton of fun.

So lets see who would be interested in going. 8+ players make the most fun.

Other Events / Xtreme Tactics Tonight March 16th 7pm
« on: March 16, 2013, 05:00 PM »
I have a friend who is hosting a game. thought I'd extend the invite to and TTI members that would like to play. Game starts at 7.

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