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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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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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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 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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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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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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Drift Box

Drift boxes are units for on track data acquisition. Many aftermarket units are well into the thousand dollar range. I’d like to create a cheap unit for data logging and drift telemetry. Drift Box Day 0: Project overview Drift Box … Continue reading

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