SCCA PDX 06082019 – Autobahn South

As luck would have it, another dry forecast turned into precipitation for the second track day. Instead of the downpour like the last event though, we had mild sprinkling that was steady throughout. My biggest concern was when the “switch” would be from driving in the dry to driving in the wet – i.e., I…

Evo – New Springs

As much as I resisted changing the springs, after a lot of research and deliberation, it seems like the stiffer the Evo is in the rear, the better for handling and power-on throttle behavior. I ordered the springs about a month in advance, but due to inventory they had to make more, causing a 3…

Prius – New Wheels

After a tire flat, decided to go with some new wheels & tires, as was the plan for this coming fall anyway. We switched to 15×6 MSW wheels for weight, narrower width, and taller tire, all to improve the drivability and comfort of the car. The 15’s barely cleared the calipers (previously 17s) but TR…

SCCA PDX 05112019

Only way to top the first track day of the year is for it to be completely wet and cold. This was my first wet track event, and AWD really saved the day here. The instructor likened wet track days to having an additional 300hp – and it was totally true. Most of the RWDs…

BSCC 2019-2 04282019

Made a number of tweaks to the car based on how it felt at the first event. To induce a little more neutral handling, I flipped the RSB from the soft setting, which matched the stiffest setting on the 2018 bar, to the middle setting. I also switched to the track pads (ST43s) to get…

Evo Project: Quiet Exhaust

I’ve been on a mission for the last few years now to get the evo’s exhaust as quiet as possible while still being a free flowing 3″ exhaust. This has been an ongoing quest of mine pretty much since I’ve had the previous black Evo in 2011, 2012. I’ve never been a fan of loud,…