Monday, October 31, 2011

ゴランドスポト スピドワイ (Grandsport Speedway)

All I can say is I had a blast! This was a fun technical track and the people were really great. I made some new friends I hope to meet out at this track again. We ran five sessions and pretty much everyone skipped the sixth they were all worn out. I was more worried about running out of fuel than anything else.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Packed up.

I'm working up in Dallas this week and heading down to Houston on Saturday for Groove Union at Grandsport Speedway 10/30. Loading up all my junk pretty much filled up the car.
The basics for a track day:

  1. Helmet
  2. Jack
  3. Wheels/Tires
  4. Chair
  5. Extra oil/brake fluid
  6. Impact gun for changing wheels/tires
  7. Various tools
  8. Extra plastic tub for crap from the car (like floormats) this is nice in case it rains
  9. Pop up tent, (always nice for a little shelter)
  10. Gas cans (E85 should be sold everywhere)
I'd always rather bring too much than not enough I guess. People have borrowed stuff before and it's nice to be able to help out when needed. It'll be interesting to try out this track, but I have a feeling my buddy's S2K will be more fun to drive here since it's so tight. Also it's the first time with the Nitto NT01s on track, finally O.o

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Switched to my track pads. Hawk HP+

These pads are such a pain. I mean they work well enough at Harris Hill Road and they should be fine at Grandsport Speedway, but they are so loud to drive around town! Check out the video, you can also see my new wideband.

Innovate Motorsports LC-1 Wideband & Gauge Installation on the EVO X

Well, the installation was pretty easy. I met at a friend's place this morning and while he worked to pull an engine from some old Pontiac to throw into a Malibu I pulled out some stuff from the interior to begin work on the LC-1 installation.
The engine swap was quite a bit of work.

By the way if you have any questions on any part of the install please leave a comment and I'll definitely answer :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Groove Union

Looks like I am heading down to Houston 10/30 for Groove Union at Grandsport Speedway. It'll be fun to check out that track. Although on the drive from Dallas to Houston there's no E85 stations. Looks like I need more gas cans.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Verdict is In!

So max power made on E85 is 373 HP @ ~6300 RPM and 387 TQ @ ~4300 RPM at 26.8 PSI. 93 Octane only went to 325 HP and 343 TQ
E85 is A-maize-ing! I've picked up a Flexfuel sticker for the car, to let people know I'm all about renewable resources of course. I'll do some video a little later. I can't wait to try this on the track. ^_^

Tuning Time at Cobb Tuning Plano!

I'm now at Cobb Tuning Plano getting tuned for both 93 and E85. I will say no matter what happens it's never enough. You always have a number in your mind and when you don't get that you immediately begin planning what you're going to do next.
I do have the results of my 93 tune, it's only doing about 326 AWHP on this dyno. Seems like a small boost compared to a couple other cars I've seen, but maybe there's something I'm missing. I'll have to go back through and reevaluate the differences between my car and others. I don't have a straight pipe yet, that's a quick upgrade.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Upcoming Schedule

I'm signed up for the next track day at Harris Hill Road 11/20. I'm also thinking about heading over to Houston for Groove Union at Grandsport Speedway 10/30. Depends on whether or not my buddy signs up. Although looking at my work schedule, I might be stuck in Dallas for a couple weeks and it's a long drive to Houston.

Looks like I'm getting brake pads and stainless steel brake lines for Thanksgiving presents. I should have bought new lines ages ago, I've just been too lazy.

It's a never ending cycle.

In anticipation of tomorrows and future upgrades, I just received an Innovate LC-1 wideband. I'll do the installation this weekend with a couple friends and test it out :) As far as other gauges go I've been told boost, oil pressure and temperature. I'd really love to just install a screen where the stereo is and run digital gauges for all that on a centralized computer. There was a company that did this (featured in "The Fast and the Furious in Paul Walkers R34 at the beginning), but they've gone bust.

I want the R35 GT-R display! I wonder what it'd take to produce a product like that.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cobb & China Pics

I've booked Cobb Tuning Plano next week to get tuned on E85 and 93. My schedule's been non-stop. I got back from China Saturday night and then flew to Boston Monday morning. Good news is, by this time next week, I'll be pushing ~380 awhp. That's right folks, for the low cost of:

1. Turbo back exhaust
2. Intake
3. Injectors
4. Fuel pump
5. 3 port EBCS

You too can take a $27-$30,000 AWD family sedan to 380 AWHP. What's next? Probably some new wheels and tires for track days. I'm thinking Enkei PF01's with 265s
By the way pictures from China are up

Friday, October 7, 2011

China Update

I'm heading back to the states today. China was amazing. The Terracotta warriors were so awesome. Unfortunately the internet here is too slow so I haven't been able to upload anything yet. I'll get to work on that as soon as I get back. Meanwhile here's a few small pics.