BSCC 2019-1 03312019

Finally got the car ready to run for the first event of 2019. Aside from the rear diff, the car’s had some minor tweaks to its setup that overall should not really impact the handling. Overall though, I was underwhelmed by the OS Giken 1.5-way. The manufacturers make a lot of claims about what this…

2019 Alignment & Corner Balance (Evo)

Prior to corner balancing the car, I decided to pull out any preload I could find in the car to help with how the car behaves when a corner touches back down and general handling and ride quality improvements. Turns out most of the corners didn’t have too much preload, ~0.25-0.5″, which is still a…

Boost Leak Test & Coolant Flush

Had a local shop that was working on the Evo’s exhaust also do a coolant transfusion (full flush) today. It turns out that the RED Asian Zerex Vehicle coolant that I’ve been using for a few years has had an update that no longer includes Mitsubishis, obviously including the Evo. They released a new fluid,…

M3 Interior Swap

Post will be updated as I continue to get new parts in Speed cloth powered front seats 10/21/18 Schroth Quick Fit Pro 10/21/18 Black armrest 10/29/18 Black Leather Door Cards 11/24/18 Headlight Condensation & Dry Out Cloth Interior 1/9/19 The only thing I didn’t quite care for on the M3 that I purchased was the…

“Heavy” Battery for the Evo

My old battery, a 5lb Shorai LFX36L3-BS12 unfortunately crapped out on me while the Evo was down for the differential swap. I think I had let it die one too many times and one of the cells was gone, so the battery was no longer able to start the car, even while on the trickle…