2019 Mid Season Updates

About as late of a “mid-season” update as I can get here. Quite a number of tweaks, changes, and upgrades for the Evo. Not as much for the M3, just some minor tweaks. Evo New upgraded sway-bar endlinks to fix the clunking, especially in the rear Adjustments to alignment (removed preload, later added a touch…

OSG by TRE

Sent my OSG to TRE around the end of August, just after my 3rd track day with the Evo. I was hoping for a 2 week turnaround, but got it about a month later, just in the nick of time. I received it on 9/30, but the bolts for the arms were left behind, and…

Blitz FMIC & MAP LICP

Now that I’ve been doing more track days, I’ve started coming across some of the limitations of the stock setup. While I’ve addressed things like oil cooling and oil starvation, I hadn’t messed with anything on the intake side, other than having an cone air filter. Actually, when I first got the car, I switched…

Evo Project: Quiet Exhaust pt. 2

One of the things that had been bothering me when I left off with the final exhaust setup was how the muffler was angled – this was due to the shop not wanting to take the time to fab up the piping necessary to get the muffler flat. I decided to buy some mandrel bent…

Reflector Caps (M3)

Minor cosmetic mod for the M3 – replaced the orange reflectors in the front bumper with Alpine White caps. I hesitated doing this mod because I think they don’t look very good, but I decided the orange reflectors look worse – and at least from 10ft, these won’t stand out as much as the orange…

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…

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…