Evo 9 MR – OS Giken

After years of running the Cusco RS 1.5-way (55/20) rear diff in my car, I have finally swapped it out for an OS Giken 1.5-way (38/25). Since increasing tire and wheel widths, the Evo had been experiencing some push that has been nagging me. The car physically will tend to push due to most of…

Winter Projects 2018

Ended the 2018 season: 10th in Stl Solo 1st in BSCC The BSCC championship was extremely close – I led by 2 season points coming into the last event, which could easily slip through my fingers – however, with the last minute rain cancellation for the last event, the championship fell to me! With this…

E92 M3 – Ti Lug Nuts

As part of STM’s holiday sales, they had an absolutely insane deal on a set of titanium lug nuts. While these are “meant” for the Evo, they are open ended lug nuts using the 12×1.5 thread pattern – same as the E92 M3’s studs. I likely won’t swap these out for the chromoly ones until…

Evo 9 MR – Rear Sway Bar

For the 2019 season, I’m switching from the 24mm Whiteline rear sway bar (BMR65XZ) on the Evo to the 26mm bar (BMR65XXZ). Making this switch as part of a general effort to reduce the pushiness of the Evo. While I suspect much of this is due to the tires on the car at the moment,…

Corolla Alignment 11122018

Finally got the Corolla realigned. It was messed up for a while, but it needed shims, which I was unfamiliar with, and ultimately held off on. Given that it was being use so frequently for my trips up to Chicago and work commute (~800-1k mi/week), decided to finally get this taken care of. I also…

GAX 2018-7&8 11112018

Final event of 2018 is in the books! The morning session was in the 30s and difficult to drive, before it warmed up for the afternoon. Just need to keep getting seat time in the car to get used to being smooth with the throttle, yet aggressive with driving the car, carrying more speed, etc.…