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,…

New Wheels 2019 – Final Run of Volk CE28n

After some deliberating, I decided to get a new set of CE28n’s for 2019. I was going to powdercoat the current wheels anyway, and discovered that there was going to be a final production run of the CE28n’s – I decided to jump on the opportunity, thanks to some really great Black Friday deals from…

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,…