EGR Block-off Plate (Evo)

Thanks to focusing on an in-car camera for the Evo’s events, I was able to notice that the CEL was flashing at various points in the upper RPMs during my track days, and even during autox. My tune is programmed such that the CEL will flash if the car knocks. Speaking with the tuner, he…

New Custom Endlinks (Evo)

Was having some clunking issues with my whiteline endlinks in the front and rear – as much as I tightened up the rears, the endlinks would randomly clunk over small vibrations on the road – really minor and not that loud, but enough to drive me crazy. The fronts only clunk under heavy load in…

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…

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…