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…

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…

Stl Solo 2019-5 08112019 (M3)

Finally able to take the M3 out for the first event of the year. Was not intentional, but due to the tweaks I’ve been making to the Evo for track, I would end up using autocross as a tnt for the car to make sure everything was operating smoothly. This turned out to be the…

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…

STL Solo Novice School 07282019 (Evo)

Taught at the annual novice school again for 2019, with the expectation that I would be able to get in a few runs for testing and tuning the Evo’s new ACD map and making sure the brakes were working as desired. Unfortunately, this was cut short due to the Evo blowing off an intercooler piping…

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…