Author Archives: Yoshi

Evaluating Angle Kits

Usual disclaimer. I am not an engineer. Nor do I know everything about angle kits. This is a reflection of my current level of knowledge about angle kits.  For most chassis, angle kits are narrowed down to either cut knuckles … Continue reading

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FD 2018 Technical Rulebook Overview/changes

For some reason, FD’s yearly technical rulebook isn’t readily publicly available. Regardless, I found a copy and looked through it. As usual, the formatting is so wildly different from last year that you can’t just do a straight text comparison. … Continue reading

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Case for the E46 330i/330ci

In an attempt to not make this a blog, I’ll keep this short. I crashed the E30 on a friendly private day, parted the car, kept the LS2, and now I’m in an E46 330. This posting will go over … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 11

To follow up on the last posting, I managed to get the output to Dashware to work correctly. Turns out the GPS isn’t a reliable source of timing. I wound up having a few issues with finding and syncing datalogs … Continue reading

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Review: The Formula Drift app (it’s terrible)

Full disclosure, I’m a web developer who has done some mobile development for work. I’ll also start this off with the fact that I hate this app. I’m on android but I doubt the iPhone version is any better. First, … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 10

Beta units have been sent out and I finally got a chance to test out my own unit at the track. So far my own personal use has shown quite a few enhancements I would like. But overall the logging … Continue reading

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Drift Nirvana SC 3/26/17 lessons learned

*Disclaimer – This is mainly a brain dump for my own personal archive Lesson of the day: Originally, my intent (as it has been the last few events) has to become accustomed to LFB and its proper usage. I did … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 9

Ok well it’s almost been a month but a ton has been done. I managed to gather 4 beta testers and get a few of the newer arduinos. The screen is a higher resolution (I think 480×320 instead of 320×240) … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 8

A bunch of miscellaneous things have gotten done but nothing super substantial. The logger viewer is basically in limbo for now. I had a bunch of feature requests and things that I thought would be useful. The GUI layout has … Continue reading

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Manual Brakes Postmortem

Warning: This will be heavily biased towards my specific setup. If you have had issues with boosterless brakes, this might work well for you though. My brakes finally feel ok. I just finished a drift event 2 days ago and … Continue reading

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