Well it has been a while, time for an update. College is pretty alright, I have been really busy between classes, volunteering, and weekend rock climbing. I hate having to go to car washes now, as well as having to park in a parking lot with droves of irresponsible college students ( I already have a nice big dent in the drivers side rear quarter panel from somebody opening their door into my car, that shit really pisses me off) Luckily for me I found a very active (though small) population of autocrossers up here. I discovered this after I found notice of an upcoming autox event left on my car in the parking lot (apparently my car looks sporty enough to get noticed ). I ended up taking first in the ST class and 13th overall. Here are some pics:
Through this event I discovered my college's car club, so now I have access to a place to work on my car and some tools I don't own. Another autox is coming up next weekend, so hopefully another class win. The one downside to all this autox is that next summer I am going to need new tires :( but hey I guess that means I have an excuse to get some stickier tires. I am thinking my next upgrades are probably going to be performance engine mounts and a short shifter, possibly a race header and tune down the road too. Any thoughts on the short shifter in a car with an armrest? I think it would be awkward to get to, any tasteful way to get rid of the arm rest?