Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Look out for updates from Sno*Drift this weekend on Twitter.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fingers Crossed

We got the car on the ground tonight and put 20 miles on it. The new Kaaz diff from TIM feels great. The additional grip will be much needed at the Sno*Drift rally this weekend where we are probably going to be faced with plenty of ice after a rainstorm at the weekend and now subzero temperatures.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

T minus 3 days

We leave for Atlanta, MI in 3 days. Less than 3 actually because we need to be up there and registered for recce by Wednesday night. It would be great if we had the car off the stands and running. A test drive after over a year off would be smart. This is the most last minute I've prepared for the rally. It may have something to do with the fact we just decided to enter Sno*Drift in December, then Christmas happened followed by a trip overseas and suddenly we are less than a week away from the event.
The gearbox is the hold up. The rest of the car is ready but what started off as a simple gearbox check and LSD install has turned into a month long affair and it's getting old. After pulling a late night this past Friday Tommy Knight (Travis Hanson's crew guy) had the backlash tuned to spec but it just didnt feel right. We opened, closed the box countless times until we gave up and I dropped the box off to Lenger Racing just down the road on Saturday. Ryan used to crew for Otis Dimiters so is all too familiar with Subarus. Turns out we didn't align the main shaft assembly properly and punched a locator pin through the housing causing the bind. Lesson learnt.
Fingers crossed we get the gearbox back on Monday so we can get it in the car during the night and take it for a test drive. The extra traction better be worth it!

Stay tuned...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

BRAID USA Audi Quattro

Sadly this isn't my car but it looks great with the BRAID rally wheels.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


A Christmas gift from some colleagues...

Gears and Diffs

How many times have you seen a WRX 5sp gearbox that doesn't have a chewed up 2nd gear? well this box has 50k+ miles and 10 events so I'm pretty happy at its condition. For a little more traction this year we are installing a KAAZ front diff from Team Illuminata Motorsport. Stay tuned as we prep for the Sno*Drift rally in Atlanta, Michigan at the end of the month.