26 June 2009

New parts YO!

yeah so I bought a few more items to go on the car. I hope this shit is worth it since im such a cheap guy. Plus because of these im broke till next wed.

First up is these
Treehouse racing eyeball arms. I have had a set of new front control arms, tierods and sway bar endlinks sitting in my closet for about 4 months now but I didnt install them because I wanted to get these first. These make the install much smoother (no use of a press) and they will give me some awesome caster, a slightly wider front track and virtually no flex like the stock rubber bushings do. I literally can not wait to get these on since my front end has been feeling as tight as a soggy boner for over a year now.


Now this is the first power upgrade I have done to the car in going on 2 years now, I never felt I needed it but this is just to simple and is far too effective for me not to do. The picture above is of the bimmerworld kit to fit a older OBD 1 M50 intake manifold to a newer M52/S52 OBD 2 engine (I have that S52 doohicky)

The one on the left is the M50 Manifold that I am installing vs. the factory S52 manifold. Yeah can you believe they put the manifold on the left on a 2.5L and the one on the right on a 3.2L. Its like making the engine breathe through a straw.

another example is the port sizes

Check that out! the ports on the M50 are massive compared to the tiny tubes on my stock intake. No wonder this is supposed to be worth almost 30whp on a S52 n/a
Crazy I cant wait to get it on the car this weekend.

21 June 2009

Just screwing around

Didn't do much this weekend mostly relaxing from a hectic week at work (ORI week) but Alan and I went out and just kind of made this video for the hell of it, just happened to have the camera and said well why not.

13 June 2009

Ha I fail again :3

So I barely slept saturday night and got up to leave for the event at like 7 am since it was 2 hours away and opened up at 9 am. Went met up with ryan and picked up my buddy Alan. we wrived at the track kinda late and went through tech pretty smoothly found out there was no tire machine and were bummed about that. it was almost 2 pm before we were able to start driving since we were in the last run group of the day.

First I went and ran the time attack course and I was leaking some coolent from my rad cap... shit, well I'll just keep running, started leaking more and more FUCK!...

well the caps seals broke and not any normal rad cap fits its bimmer specific. So I tried letting it cool down and putting more water in it and sealing the cap with electrical tape but no dice, did about 30 other things till finnally a very nice man named Sean (Thanks man) let me barrow his rad cap from his E30 and I finnally got out on the track missed my entire run group. So I decided that I was just going to get the track time I missed and drove in another group, they didnt seem to mind or more likely didnt notice. The whole time im like pounding down Monsters and getting sun baked.

The course was pretty challenging, I think I linked it clean a total of 2 times meh. I didnt make it to the eliminations and pretty much sucked in general. complete off day for me. well anyway here are some videos. I made it home at about 3 am to wake up at 5 am for work, I was hating life lol

05 June 2009

Well I am entered to drive in an event this sunday and should be a blast. HUGE parking lot, so hopefully it will have a pretty fast entry as I have been wanting to do more 3rd gear clutch kick entries and really pour out the smoke.

My buddy Ryan will be out in his first event driving and im stoked to see what his FC turbo can do. Plus I really want to drive it, he hasn't said I could yet but here's hoping.

Its at the Zmax dragway and we are using their parking lot. Supposed to be doing some sort of time attack, drag racing, and drifting. I think I may swap back and forth between the time attack an drifting durring the day.

I should have some video after its all over so wish me luck.