Author Archives: Yoshi

The 4 Levels of Drift Driving

As usual this is my personal opinion based on over 10 years of drifting and teaching various people with various setups. This article assumes the vehicle is reasonably well setup (locking diff, not blown shocks, properly sized/pressurized tires, decent alignment, … Continue reading

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Drift Tandem Hand Signals and Etiquette

When a driver finally steps up to tandem driving, it’s very intimidating. Learning how to lead and follow has much higher risks than regular solo runs. As a result, an introduction to the prestigious club of tandem drivers can ease … Continue reading

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E46 can system and motor swaps

When swapping motors, the factory DME is no longer receiving signals. As a result, the cluster panel won’t show rpms, coolant temps, and lights like the oil pressure dummy light and the CEL. The E46 chassis also uses a ton … Continue reading

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LS PCM to E46 Can Bus – Part 3

There isn’t a huge amount to update from a technology perspective but there is much worth talking about. I did my best to read in the rpm readings from the PCM supplied wire but I just couldn’t figure out how … Continue reading

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LS PCM to E46 Can Bus – Part 2

Turns out the e46 cluster won’t tween between values. It just shakes between the two values. So I severed the can bus connection from the chassis and made sure important features still worked. It turns out the e46 cluster is … Continue reading

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LS PCM to E46 Can Bus

Been over a year since my last post. I have the LS2 installed in my E46 and the basics are in and running. The current issue is that the cluster rpm/speedo/temp gauge are all disabled since the stock BMW DME … Continue reading

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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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