Formula Drift Long Beach 2016

Its been a long road

Quick shoot at the Hoonigan Donut Garage before the car heads to the Streets of Long Beach for tech

Get Nuts Lab Team 2016

Garret N, Gale H, Kyle L, Ryan L, Jeff W, Dave W, Alec H, Efrain, Mikey S, Arianna C, Forrest W

 

Friday/Saturday Schedule

Practice

 

Carnage

Left one was damaged after an encounter with the wall during practice. Right is the replacement

All back together on Friday so Shengjun could drive on Saturday

Top 32

Great 8

 

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Apexi Smart Accel Controller Install

As we all know, most cars are switching over to drive by wire or Electronic Throttle Control System of some variant.  Basically, what this means, is there is NO physical connection between your foot and the throttle body. Even if you floor the gas pedal doesn't mean the throttle body is opening 100%.

 

Apex'i released the Smart Accel Controller back in 2011, and while not the only product of its kind on the market, its one of the best, smallest and easiest to use. Install is about 15min and even with a fancy button placement like we did on the FR-S, total install time was about 1 hour.

 

The controller offers 7 different modes, and you can turn it off completely if desired.  When using the vehicle specific plug and play harness removing the unit is a breeze and will not leave any trace of install on the accelerator pedal.

 

We took the install one step further and used an OEM Toyota VSC/Traction Control Button assembly and integrated the Apexi button for a very stock look.  The original buttons were silver but we opted for the sleek black look.

New black buttons:

Black vs stock silver

 

Eco Mode -1:

High Throttle Mode at night:

 

More on Apexi's website:

http://www.apexi-usa.com/store/smart-accel-controller.html

 

Unit on our website:  http://suspiciousgarage.com/collections/electronics/products/a-pexi-smart-accel-controller-with-fr-s-brz-plug-and-play-subharness



Contact us for OEM install into button assembly, as there are variations of color.

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Pictures from this weekend, Formula Drift Final Fight

Thanks to a good friend of mine, Garret Nikolich, I was able to attend Formula Drift Final fight in Irwindale this weekend.  Garret is a part of the Get Nuts Lab Team, and as most of you know, Forrest Wang placed third this weekend. Congrats to him and his team!

Heart of Forrest's Beast

The stands during practice

Practice

The pits

Carl Rydquist's Road Race Engineering 350z being worked on after crashing during practice

Toshiki Yoshioka Tomei Powered BRZ after hitting the wall, unfortunately he wasn't able to fix it to make Top 32

Spotted Taka's MX73 1jz Wagon

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We are now Zilvia.net sponsors

We are proud to announce we are Zilvia.net sponsors!

 

After opening our doors at our Southern California Location, on October 1st, 2013, the need to support the local scene became apparent.  We are still proud to sponsor Az240sx.org, and will be adding other forums and both local and national events.  Stay tuned for specials, events, and our Grand Opening in the coming months.

 

AZ customers, we haven't forgotten where we got our start and are offering free shipping to AZ in appreciation of your support over the last few years.

 

Southern California customers, email us at sales@suspiciousgarage.com for details on how to save on tax with local pick up or shipped items.

We are still in the process of setting up shop for service, but feel free to call or email with any questions regarding service on your car.

 

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