• Oct 19, 2007


Fortunately or unfortunately, we've arrived. The 7's unpacked and unlike our competitors, we're sitting idly by waiting for tech while the rest of the field is replacing struts, applying stickers and making a few reconnaissance runs around the track (wait... is that guy pulling his motor?).

It's been a while since our last update to Project LeMons, so just to get you up to speed...

We've installed the new driveshaft, got the seat mounted and the cage reinforced and wrapped. The radiator shroud is on, and we've added a skid plate that Casey decided to scribble our names on in case it liberates itself mid-sprint. We were able to find a stock Subaru WRX STI exhaust laying around the shop after a customer burbled away unconcerned about its future, so that's installed and it sounds downright well... odd, but good. Oh, and we went a bit wild with the spray paint and stencils last night. Plus, we've got about 100 K&N stickers plastered on the hood and roof, so that's like a 10-percent bump in horsepower a piece, right?

Tech inspection is about to begin, so were' going to find out if our RX is fit to race. More updates to follow. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Glory, glory hallelujah! We passed tech!


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      • 7 Years Ago
      wow... looks... interesting
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hahaha, I didn't even notice the K&N stickers.

      Nice touch!
      • 7 Years Ago
      haha nice hood stickers
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least you know blacking out the 80's stock rims are just for the budget and hopefully a joke.
      hopefully....

      I see some pretty terrible rims being blacked out on a daily basis on the most terrible cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Damon - Enjoyed your posts. I was a driver on the Saab 4 Car. I've been combing the web for coverage of the race - seems like people are taking their time uploading. Our team took over 1000 pics and something like 35 hours of track footage but it needs muy editing. I guess we're guilty too of dragging our feet. BTW - does your engine swapping comment refer to us? Only award we won - crazy mechanics bastards. The engine swap was the end of day 1 though not the start. The start of the race (10 minutes in, no joke) was when we swapped out a front axle on 3 car and a rear axle on 2 car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why did you do that to a 7? I am gonna cry myself to sleep now....
        • 7 Years Ago
        Haha, hope you guys win at least!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Did you notice the rear passenger quarter panel? the car was basically totaled before we got our hands on it.
        • 7 Years Ago
        While i can sympathize entire with your love of the RX-7, this competition is worth the cost of sacrificing one!
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's a whole lot of HP you got right there with the stickers. (I'd say in the neighborhood of 600) I'm sure you will kick some ass. Way to go!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Doesn't the car get like 1,000,000 BS points automatically for the K&N stickers??
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry but the white car next to yours in the pic looks very good. Is it entered into the competition as well?