|This is the rear jacking point. Fast tire changes are critical in Formula D and having an easy to access jacking point is very helpful. Gold Kapton Tape helps keep heat away from the fuel cell. Fuel boiling and vapor lock are common problems with hard running drift cars.|
|The front wheelwells are relieved for tire clearance at high steering angles.|
The chassis is fortified with a cage built by SPD Metalworks. KW suspension in the form of Clubsport double adjustable dampers are used. Ground Control camber caster plates make the front geometry adjustable. Progress adjustable front and rear antiswaybars were selected for their tuneabilty. The front lower control arms are stock parts modified for adjustability by GTI. Drift Works front and rear knuckles are used. The knuckles lower the car an additional inch without affecting the wheel travel, suspension geometry, most notably the bump steer and roll centers. The front knuckles are modified for more steering angle as well. Parts Shop Max adjustable suspension links are also used.
|Aluminum bushings replace rubber in the rear subframe. The stock bushings can have as much as an inch of deflection under side load!|
|This electric Toyota MR-2 power steering pump will be remote mounted in the rear of the car.|
|GTI is modifying the front lower control arms for adjustably by welding in these blocks with spherical bearings.|
Lightweight Willwood brakes stop the car with an SPD hydraulic turning brake. The master cylinder is stock. An interesting innovation is the use of a remotely mounted MR2 electrical power steering pump. This cleans up the front of the engine, makes maintenance easier and shifts a few pounds rearward.
|This plate will be used to box in the bottom of the lower control arm.|
|Costa Gialamas welds up the lower control arms.|
|A Firesafe fire system keeps Matt safe.|
The engine management is powered by the new plug and play Holley HP EFI stand alone system. A Robot Racing dry carbon dash will house a STACK ST8916 Multi-Function Dash Display (aka MFD), which will also serve as the car’s data logging system. Plumbing and AN fittings will be from Earls Performance Plumbing.
|SPD’s turning brake system uses dual Willwood calipers.|
|The Robot Racing dry carbon dash is a trick piece that sheds many pounds and looks nice. Matt is in the process of fitting it here.|
Stay tuned, we will feature more on Matt’s car as it comes together over the next few weeks. Read and weep soul drifters and ass draggers, read and weep.