Upgrades for the Golf R

After the first autocross event in the Golf, the one major thing I wanted to do was eliminate the body roll in the front, which was horrendous. I was really happy with the quality of the H&R rear sway bar, so I got the 24mm adjustable FSB from H&R as well. Everything was shipped to…

Misc. Prep – Golf R

Big few days for the Golf – with the M3 gone and the garage spot opened up, the first thing I did was get the Golf on the lift for a brake flush. Since the brake flush annoyingly requires the battery and intake to be removed, there were a few things to get done while…

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…

Motegi MR140s

Picked up my Motegi MR140 (18×8.5 +45) wheels the other day – originally purchased to be my race wheels, I decided to switch things up – the Motegi MR140s will be my daily wheels, running 245/40-18 General Altimax RT43s as my generic all-seasons. I went with the taller offset tires to provide more protection for…