Scott’s E36: From customer trade in, to Track machine, and everything in between.

Scott’s E36: From customer trade in, to Track machine, and everything in between.

Late 2017 Scott was going to school at UH, and working at BMW of Honolulu. One afternoon while at work, he noticed parked in the customer lot was a 1995 E36. It caught his eye because he had always had a soft spot for these. He began to ask around about what that car was doing there, and found out that someone had actually brought it as a trade in. Knowing this car wasn’t going to get much as a…

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B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CR-V) Part 1

B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CR-V) Part 1

The year was 1999, and my mom just bought her first brand new car (or any car for that matter) since 1988. This was partly my fault since I had just gotten my license, and probably drove her old car a little too hard. One late night while I was on my way home from BMXing in down town Long Beach as I pulled up to a stop sign in Palos Verdes, the car made a slight shudder. I went…

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Bet you forgot about the MRS, Didn’t you?

Bet you forgot about the MRS, Didn’t you?

Most likely you have forgotten about Ever’s MRS, or maybe you just thought he abandoned the project. I would also venture to guess that some (new readers) didn’t even know this project was going on… Lets go back to June 2019, It’s Ever’s birthday and all he really wants is a Toyota MRS. You see, Ever already has an NSX that he does HPDE events with, but when it comes to us comparing lap times and being competitive among ourselves…

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S2000 Eibach 32mm Front swaybar Review/install

S2000 Eibach 32mm Front swaybar Review/install

If you’re reading this article, its because you either have an S2000 or want to learn what effects a sway bar has on your car. Its obviously no secret that you should upgrade to a larger sway bar, but thats not the ground breaking news you came here to read, is it? Yes its true, upgrading to a larger sway bar will do wonders for your cars handling. Sometimes though, it’s possible to go too big, not pair your front…

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SCCA LVMS ORC (outside road course)

SCCA LVMS ORC (outside road course)

Jesus H! We have really been busy lately with HPDE events, I myself have done 3 events in the last 5 weeks. Unfortunately this one will most likely mark the end of our 2019 season, except for Scott (silver e36) who will be doing Bimmer challenge at Buttonwillow December 21st (hosted by speed ventures) The last time we were at this track (October 12th) we all struggled with traction (quite a bit) , and for some of us it kinda…

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PCA Track Days AT SMMR

PCA Track Days AT SMMR

Last weekend we closed out our 2019 season at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch by doing the final PCA (Porsche Club of America) HPDE event of the year. This one was a little different than the normal PCA weekends because we actually ran a different configuration. Usually we run the Mansell 3.4:   This time around we were running the Lauda 2.6: Usually, the Mansell will favor higher horsepower cars. This can make it challenging for me in my D16Y8 to…

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Installing PCI front compliance bearings, front LCA bearings, and Hardrace end links/swaybar bushings.

Installing PCI front compliance bearings, front LCA bearings, and Hardrace end links/swaybar bushings.

This week I’m installing PCI spherical compliance bearings, front lower control arm bearings, Hardrace front sway bar end links, and Hardrace Sway bar “D” bushings. For the longest time I have been chasing a clunk in my suspension on the drivers front. Already, I have changed out my Inner/outer tie rods, ball joints, wheel bearings, installed new upper camber arms, and switched to a coilover, none of which ever solved the problem. The clunk was small, only noticeable when I…

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Billy does Buttonwillow

Billy does Buttonwillow

That’s right! I finally popped my Buttonwillow cherry. Last April, I made the trip down there with Pat to create content for the blog by documenting his journey. Some of you may remember that it didn’t as planned. He ended up blowing his motor on his third lap out, and we had to get his car towed all the way back to Vegas. Let’s just thank the lord that a few days prior to us leaving he had gotten a…

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K SWAP Guide (part 4) The final Installment

K SWAP Guide (part 4) The final Installment

Welcome to the 5th and final installment of our K Swap Guide series, where we have taken Pats old rod knocking Euro R motor out of his car and replaced it with another DC5 K20 (best engine). We have covered: The reason why he blew the old engine. Removing the old engine. Cutting/fitting RBC intake manifold, K-tuned throttle body adapter, and EP3 adjustable pulley. Installing spoon baffled oil pan, 4 piston oil pump, hybrid racing timing chain tensioner, Toda racing…

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How to Install: OEM wheel bearings, and ARP wheel studs all around.

How to Install: OEM wheel bearings, and ARP wheel studs all around.

If you plan on tracking your car more than a few times, you will eventually need to replace your wheel bearings. They will go bad much sooner than if you were just driving normally, because the excess lateral G forces, heat that is generated from braking, and the occasional curb jumping will all speed up the ware. Depending on how often you track, aggressively you drive, what tire compound you’re using, or how much power your car has will all…

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