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…

Golf R Alignment 3-3-20

Initial alignment setup: Corner weights (2/5 tank): Happened to find a picture of the car’s previous alignment. Car clearly shows an increase in camber of about 1.7 degrees, coming from the new control arm bushing, and about a degree or so of added camber.

UOA 12072019 (Evo)

UOA for the Evo with regular Red Line 5w30. Ton of hard usage ont he car, 3-4 track days, a few autocrosses, etc. The regular RL 5w30 seems to be showing a little weakness here again with the copper number. I may switch back to the race oil, especially given how well it did and…

M3, Evo Alignment Check up & Tire Flip

Based on the condition of the tires, I decided to bring the M3 in to the shop to make sure everything was still spot on. The tire look brand new flipped & the alignment was a touch off in the front, a bit of toe out there. Zeroe’d out now, and the rear alignment was…

Detailing – M3

Had some time to finally detail the M3 over the Labor Day Weekend. Went out and bought a ton of Adam’s products: Ceramic Coating Surface Prep Car Wash Charcoal Odor Bags x3 Detail Spray x2 (free) Interior Goo x2 Carpet & upholstery cleaner Interior deail spray Clay Bar x2 Worked really well – washed the…

Rebuilt Brembo Calipers (Evo)

Had the Brembos rebuilt for the Evo, initially to replace and see if any softness was due to the calipers/condition of them. There were a few minor leaks on the backs of the calipers from the lines as well, and it turned out driver’s side caliper was leaking, looks to be a torn piston seal.…

QLM Recall/Maint Week 2019

Prius Hybrid System 8/8/19 (120,000) Evo Airbag recall (final) 8/9/19 (40,050) Clearbra redone – yellowing covered under warranty from Clear Auto Bra & XPEL’s 10 year. There were some concerns that paint would peel off, but for factory paint this is apparently not really an issue M3 Blower motor wiring 8/12/19 Positive battery terminal 8/12/19…

Girodisc Rotors (X Front, 8/9 Rear)

Just purchased and mounted new 2-piece Girodisc rotors for both the front and rear. This replaces my old DBA5000 front & DBA4000 rear setup. These are super-light high-end 2-piece rotors that look great and decent amounts of weight. While the previous DBA set I have still has tons of life, I was planning on making…

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…