Author Archives: Yoshi

Bash Bars and You

As usual, this article is written from my point of view and is limited to my current level of knowledge. Fight me in the comments. Main Purpose The main purpose of a “Bash Bar” is to provide a replaceable, bolt … Continue reading

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Japanese Translation: Drift Tengoku – Zeknova RS606 and Super Sport RS Review

Here is another Japanese translation, mainly for my education. If you have requests, feel free to comment or email me to let me know. Parenthesis generally denote my notes or comments. Title: Drift tire commentary. Test & Check Red banner … Continue reading

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Japanese Translation: Drift Tengoku – CD009/Z33 Transmission

Hopefully this is the first in a weekly series where I do my best to translate articles in Japanese to English. This is mainly for my education. If you have requests, feel free to comment or email me to let … Continue reading

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How CAN Bus works

This article will go into the very basics of how CAN Bus works in the automotive world. Things like transmission arbitration and bits/bytes are beyond the scope of what’s necessary for a basic understanding CAN Bus systems. There’s also a … Continue reading

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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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