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Glamor Shots

Catch Me if You Can

With a turbo engine, a bit of blow by is the nature of the beast. An oil catch can can catch that oil and keep it out of the PCV and intake system.  AAD produced a beautiful unit that also allows for the relocation of the PCV. Time will tell how much oil gets collected.

Beautifully designed unit. Anodized red; the fastest color.

Beautifully designed unit. Anodized red; the fastest color.

The fittings

The fittings

Filter material

Filter material

The can itself

The can itself

Installed with the supplied bracket to existing mounting holes

Installed with the supplied bracket to existing mounting holes

Glamor Shots

Glamor Shots

Glamor Shots

Glamor Shots

Glamor Shots

 

Wheels & tires all nice & cozy!

Racked

Having two sets of wheels, one with summer, and one with winter tires mounted, is awesome when the seasons change. But a stack of wheels taking of space in the corner of the garage isn’t so awesome.  A couple 2×4’s quickly solves this problem, and I can now store them in an out of the way space above the garage door.

Cut & ready to assemble

Cut & ready to assemble

Basic assembly complete

Basic assembly complete

Ready to be mounted

Ready to be mounted

Mounted above the garage door

Mounted above the garage door

Wheels & tires all nice & cozy!

Wheels & tires all nice & cozy!

Out of the way, but still easy to access

Out of the way, but still easy to access

Everybody loves car parts in red!

Insert Torque Here

Time to eliminate some slop from the drivetrain and install the Neu-f torque arm insert.  This insert fills the voids in the stock rubber bushing, providing a more responsive engine and helping to eliminate wheel-hop, while introducing only a minimal amount of NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness). You’ll notice the extra vibration at idle and taking off slowly from a stop at first, but after quickly getting used to this, the mod is well worth it.

Overall, the install is pretty straight-forward. Dropping down the exhaust slightly  by unbolting at the downpipe and popping off one rubber hanger is necessary in order to access and remove the two bolts holding the arm in place.

Everybody loves car parts in red!

Everybody loves car parts in red!

Unbolting the downpipe is simple, and makes installing the insert easy

Unbolting the  exhaust from the downpipe is simple, and makes installing the insert easy

Arm without the insert. Rust prevention provided by this nice slow leak.

Arm without the insert. Rust prevention provided by this nice slow leak.

Losening of one bolt, and removal of the other drops the arm down

Loosening of one bolt, and removal of the other drops the arm down

Ready for the insert!

Ready for the insert!

The insert just slides right in

The insert just slides right in

Like a glove!

Like a glove!

Bolted back up with the insert in place

Bolted back up with the insert in place

Insert complete

Insert complete

Piled

Spacing Out

Fiona asked if her stance could look a bit meaner. She’s already as low as I dare go, so spacing out her wheels a bit should do the trick. I went with 10mm Eibach hub centric spacers in all four corners.

Stacked!

Stacked!

Piled

Piled

10mm Spacers

10mm Spacers

Space in place

Space in place

Through the wheel

German on Italian

Getting spaced

Getting spaced

Rump in the air

Rump in the air

Spaced out and ready to roll

Spaced out and ready to roll

Look at those angles. And that cat!

Embrace El Brace

Beeftacular chassis braces from El Gato Engineering!  Stiff doesn’t even begin to describe these robust works of art.

The EL Gato Chassis Braces

The EL Gato Chassis Braces

Look at those angles. And that cat!

Look at those angles. And that cat!

On the back

On the back

Stock stamped steal on the passenger side

Stock stamped steel on the passenger side

Passenger side comparison

Passenger side comparison

Once of these might be just a bit stronger than the other.

Once of these might be just a bit stronger than the other.

Passenger side mounted up

Passenger side mounted up

Stock driver's side

Stock driver’s side

Driver's side comparison

Driver’s side comparison

Driver's side mounted up

Driver’s side mounted up