GLTA Chicago 2020 (Autobahn South, Evo)

What a weekend trying my hand at time attack with Grid Life’s 2020 Chicago event. It’s been a long time goal of mine to get into competitive track racing, and to see it finally happening – despite all the various setbacks from this year and last – has been truly rewarding. The event actually runs…

Alignment & Corner Balance (Evo)

First alignment for the Evo since the accident – I’m happy to report that everything came out normal. The car has no weirdness in any of it’s alignment specs, though part of that may be due to how flexible the suspension is to adjust for both camber and caster. Regardless, the car felt great after…

Return of the King – BSCC 05312020 (Evo)

The Evo is finally back at it, at its first event since the accident last year. I’m happy to report that everything is back to normal on the car. I forgot just how fast this thing is. It is just on a different level, both power and handling. Exhausted between work, school, moving, and car…

New Battery (Evo)

Another new battery for the Evo after the Deka ETX16L died – seems like it had one too many discharges after large periods of sitting with no trickle, from when the car was getting repaired. Short update, as much what I posted here still holds. This battery is slightly bigger, slightly more capacity, 1lb heavier.…

ECS Tuning Coilover Covers

Purchased some coilover covers for the Evo from ECS Tuning. These were about a perfect fit on the Ohlins, stretching from the top of the coil to the bottom of the spring perch. I’ll likely remove them for racing, but keep them on during other times I’m driving the car. Doing my best to keep…

All of the Bushings

New bushings ordered before the Evo’s annual corner balance and alignment – still haven’t taken care of since the accident, but everything should still be straight with the car. Noticed the Whiteline outer tie rod ends were torn, as well as the Superpro duro3741k caster bushings. Not sure if this was due to 4-6 years…

Custom Valved Ohlins (Evo)

Just in – newly custom valved Ohlins for the 2020 season and beyond! This has been in the plans for some time now, and with quite a bit of wear and tear on my 7 year old Ohlins, I decided to sell that set and install a new, custom valved set for the Evo. For…