BSCC 2018-1 03182018

First event of 2018 – a lot of changes for the Evo this off season, but the car felt largely the same, apart of the tires. The ultimate grip isn’t far off but it feels like there is a delay in the steering to when the car actually turns. I also wasn’t able to adjust…

Winter Projects 2017

A number of projects lined up for the offseason: The largest of which was upgrading the evo’s brakes to Evo X Brembos, which use a much larger rotor (320mm to 350mm). The caliper, pistons, etc. remain largely the same but the braking is vastly improved by this swap. I went with the same DBA5000s &…

RaceFab Wet Sump Evo 8-9

Finally got the RaceFab wet sump installed. The Racefab wet sump is a heavily modified stock Evo oil pan. The wet sump comes with built in baffles, trap doors, and 2-2.5 extra quarts of capacity, making the total about 6-6.5 qts. It should help oil pressures in high-g right hand turns, which is more commonly…

STM Front Crash Beam Evo 8/9 Install

Having removed the front bumper in order to access the oil cooler, I decided it would be a good time to also swap in STM’s lightweight front crash beam. This was an easy 5.5lbs of savings directly off the very front of the car, while still providing decent protection up front. Since there are a…

2010-2015 Toyota Prius Oil Change How-To

Do all work at your own risk. Tools required: 4.5 quarts of oil (Red Line 0w20) new Toyota oil filter 14mm socket wrench panel popper oil pan Toyota oil filter tool 1. Get the Prius up on stands/ramps 2. The bottom of the Prius is covered in plastic. The very back flap contains access to…

Replacing the Reverse Switch – Evo 8/9

Noticed at the end of last year that the Evo’s reverse lights stopped coming on while I was in reverse. Found it unlikely that both bulbs went out at the same time, and they don’t have their own fuse – which meant that the reverse switch (switch on top of the transmission that tells the…