Thursday, December 15, 2011

One more video

Shows off my sweet new grille and Because Race Car sticker. I would embed the video instead of just posting a link, but Blogger sucks.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


That went MUCH better than I expected. Much, much, much better. Gained over 50 wheel horsepower at the same exact boost levels. I'm a pansy, so I didn't want to crank up the boost, but it spools up much quicker than it did before. So tired and delirious, but here's a video. Disregard our silliness at the beginning... :P

Not bad for being a mile above sea level!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

JDM tyte

I just bought my first cosmetic mod. JDM STi grille (not the fog light covers).

Now I just need LHD projectors like these (note, I have no idea whose car this is, but it's pretty):

Blue hoses: no me gusta

Here's how I decided to mount my boost controller. When I bought the car, there was a digital AFR gauge next to it, but that was eliminated with the AEM standalone, so I've been playing around with some ideas to fill the space. It's just a sheet of metal wrapped in CF patterned vinyl, but I think it looks pretty darn good. Don't mind the gap on the left, it wasn't totally finished when I took the picture.

The bane of my existence:

I pee coolant:

The current state of my car:

And tuning has been rescheduled for the 13th...hopefully for real this time.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Procrastinating is bad, mmkay?

Should have updated last night...but I didn't. Hah.

Injectors are in, but I procrastinated that "one last thing" that the car needed (coolant line from turbo) and discovered that I hadn't done the oil drain line either, and also discovered that I couldn't really do either one without pulling the turbo, so...I had to reschedule my tuning.

On the bright side, it's snowing like crazy today, so I probably would have had to reschedule it anyway. On the not so bright side, this is why you don't procrastinate, kids.

Going to do those two lines today, and finish mounting the boost controller. Hopefully tuning will happen within the next two weeks, but I work retail and this is our busy season, so I don't get a whole lot of time off.

I'll post pics of the boost controller bracket later. Maybe.