UOA 06162019 (Evo)

Very similar results to the last track day I did, wear is holding consistent. Car showed some knock at the last track day that I did, but no difference in wear here and that knock should be resolved soon. Changed to Red Line 5w30 again, this time with Fram Ultra XGS3593A. I’ll run for a…

UOA 06232019 (M3)

Shortly after flushing the Evo’s fluids, decided to change the M3’s oil, given it had been in the car for about a year. Ran Redline 5w50 as opposed to the Castrol 10w60, so it’s good to see wear looking ok here. Changed to Redline Race Oil 50wt with a Mann 926/5 Z filter for the…

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…