Category Archives: Drifting

Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 4

I finally managed to get the OBD2 protocol working. It was mildly embarrassing but at least it works now. The screen shot below looks like a jumbled mess but that’s ok. To help figure out sizes and place things appropriately … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 3

Well at least I’ve made some form of progress. I originally wanted to make the log files queue all data then export gut the gps polling and other parts of the system don’t update in unison so it was simpler … Continue reading

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Yoshi’s Drift Box: Day 2

It’s only been a year and two months since my last update. I did get a lot of interest in this project so I figure I’d update. Before I put this away last time, I managed to get all major … Continue reading

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Driver Theory: Jefferson Expansion Post Mortem

Well that did not go according to plan. Jefferson wound up getting run in a reverse configuration. The course started at the #11 corner station and ran clockwise until corner station/corner #1. I only managed to get 2 honest runs … Continue reading

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Driver theory: Jefferson Expansion Pre-writeup

This will likely be my last event for the year as I have a baby coming so I figured I would tackle a track I haven’t ever driven before. The great Jefferson Expansion. It’s known for being a fast and … Continue reading

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Snap oversteer on drift transitions

Haven’t written in a while so let’s give this a go with some setup theory. This past weekend I got to drive quite a few cars. But the two that stuck out were an E36 and E30. The E36 was … Continue reading

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Wiring gauges and automotive 12v systems

The other day I upgraded my anemic 16″ pusher fan for a smaller fan that pushed out twice as much air. Sadly, it’s amp rating went from 15 ish to 25 amps. I wired in the new fan in place … Continue reading

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Front Caster and Camber

Long time no update right? Today let’s talk about caster and camber as it pertains to drifting. Originally, I went by this write up by Mike Kojima. But it’s a bit out dated now and either my skills are better … Continue reading

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How To – Sponsorships

Disclaimer – This article covers how to get sponsorships for those without any current knowledge or sponsors. This isn’t about “how to go pro”. But it will help those in pro am classes to succeed. Introduction Sponsorships are the black … Continue reading

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100 DoD 12/6/15 lessons learned

This “lessons learned” post is actually 2 events out from the last entry. Since then, of course, I’ve made a few major changes. Mainly, the conversion from hydroboost assisted brakes to full on manual brakes. The brakes went from over … Continue reading

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