Friday, February 1, 2013

Exploding..... Miata?

So I'm not gonna lie. The Evo is a huge money pit. I've spent a few thousand in tires/brakes in the last year and that coupled with the fact that I've taken at least 6 international trips in the last 2 years has taken it's toll...

Well, I ended up picking up a second "track beater" a 1996 Mazda Miata. And I haven't had time to take it out very much but it's a blast to drive. But man! I need a race seat ASAP (Tax return money is coming soon). It's so difficult to stay in the seat. All I've done is add wheels/tires 15x7 TR Motorsports with 205 Toyo R1Rs. I'll get a few videos up soon.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mo money, mo money, mo money.

Well, since my pads are done, I've gone with my gut and ordered a set of EBC Blue NDX pads. The yellows never failed me performance-wise but their longevity was abysmal. I spoke with a tech over at EBC and we're looking at the Blues as a potential solution.


They're only $10 more than the yellows ($170) and I had a gift card from Amazon for $10 so I basically got them for the same price.


If they last until the end of the year, I'll be happy. I plan on toning down on my events to save some more cash. I'll be transitioning to a more general informational and entertainment tone in videos. But be on the lookout for some 0-60 testing videos, a trip to the drag strip? (Finally) and I'll continue to run autocross events.


I'll continue working on my line and lap times and have some raw footage for those who've asked for it. Right now though, I do need some suspension upgrades and I'll be picking up another car by the end of the year. 

On the road to recovery

Injector Dynamics ID1000 have been the favorite of many Evo owners and what I would have gone with, but they were out of stock right before I was about to get to Cobb Tuning Plano to get tuned.

So now time to get scheduled for an install and retune

How many BMWs can you pass in 15 minutes?

Challenge Accepted!