Friday, January 26, 2007


As seen on
I am 13% Metrosexual.
Metro-What? Git Off My Lawn!
I need some advice. I need to STOP BUYING MY CLOTHS AT WAL-MART!!!! I will never land a decent woman unless I shave this nasty facial hair, and spend more then $5 on a haircut.

I am 44% Hippie.
Wanna Be Hippie!
I need to step away from the tie-dye. I smell too good to be a hippie and my dad is probably a cop. Being a hippie is not a fashion craze, man. It was a way of life, in the 60’s, man.

You are The Hermit

Prudence, Caution, Deliberation.

The Hermit points to all things hidden, such as knowledge and inspiration,hidden enemies. The illumination is from within, and retirement from participation in current events.

The Hermit is a card of introspection, analysis and, well, virginity. You do not desire to socialize; the card indicates, instead, a desire for peace and solitude. You prefer to take the time to think, organize, ruminate, take stock. There may be feelings of frustration and discontent but these feelings eventually lead to enlightenment, illumination, clarity.

The Hermit represents a wise, inspirational person, friend, teacher, therapist. This a person who can shine a light on things that were previously mysterious and confusing.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


Via Ben

Friday, January 12, 2007

05 Subaru WRX (EJ25) with DBW throttle conversion, FMIC, HKS 3037 turbo, HKS EVC 5 BC, fueling mods, AEM. Stock head and cams. Short block rebuilt using stock pistons, rods, bearings etc. Chart provided by customer; recorded 350 whp @ 1.33 bar. Fixed the dip in torque at the upper range.

Some quick calculations to validate the observed data:

44 lb/min of air is needed to produce 415 bhp.

Assuming intake air temperature is 40 degC, VE of 97%.

Therefore required MAP pressure is 44 * 639.6 * (460+104) / 0.97 * 3200 * 151.25 = 33.8 psi absolute, or gauge pressure of 33.8 - 14.5 = 19.3 psi. Or 1.33 bar of boost pressure.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

More Evo X Prototype pix

Finishing and detail seems to be close to final. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Evo 9 MR GSR tuned

Best Motoring Jan 07 tests the Evo 9 MR RS vs the STI Spec C... on the left are the stats for the Evo. It differs quite significantly from official Mitsubishi marketing literature (i.e. the latter is understated).

Here is a dyno chart of an JDM 9 MR GSR that was tuned on Saturday. Mods are open pod intake, 2-3/4" exhaust, cat delete, EVC boost control set at 1.4 bar tapering to 1.2 at peak, and ECU reflash. Figures are at wheels. Take a close look at where the peak torque numbers are generated... if the accelerator wasn't let off so early it might've made peak power at 6500 RPM.

The other interesting thing to note is that this car makes 240 lb-ft of torque, at wheels, from 3500 to almost 6500 RPM, or almost 43% of the usable rev range. Not too shabby.

Oh, as for the link to the Best Motoring vid, it's hosted on Youtube here.

Monday, January 01, 2007