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.
The can itself
Installed with the supplied bracket to existing mounting holes
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
Basic assembly complete
Ready to be mounted
Mounted above the garage door
Wheels & tires all nice & cozy!
Out of the way, but still easy to access
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!
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.
Loosening of one bolt, and removal of the other drops the arm down
Ready for the insert!
The insert just slides right in
Like a glove!
Bolted back up with the insert in place
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.
Space in place
German on Italian
Rump in the air
Spaced out and ready to roll
Beeftacular chassis braces from El Gato Engineering! Stiff doesn’t even begin to describe these robust works of art.
The EL Gato Chassis Braces
Look at those angles. And that cat!
On the back
Stock stamped steel on the passenger side
Passenger side comparison
Once of these might be just a bit stronger than the other.
Passenger side mounted up
Stock driver’s side
Driver’s side comparison
Driver’s side mounted up