ナンデモ

Nandemo. Spaced out wife just says, “whatever.”


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One of my quiet and distant auto senpai once told me that modding cars was a game for children.   Being a child at the time, I took this as old man talk.  His logic was the following… How can the engineering resources of even the greatest tuning company possibly compete with those of a multi-billion dollar company like Porsche? […]

Car Life Flavour Turned Vanilla


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It’s spring, and my fourth season with the FR-S begins… The fact that I’m still driving the car seems amazing in itself.  When I bought the car I planned on keeping it forever, but I sure as hell didn’t plan on keeping it stock. As it is though, it has largely impressed and I have seen little need to spend money […]

2017 Season Prep



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I make earnest attempts over and over again to escape or revise my 86 life, but it always finds a way to haunt me.  When I awake in the middle of the night with cool calm feelings, it is generally because I’ve been turning wrenches on an engine with four shiny stacks on the passenger side, and tall swooping octopus legs […]

Finding My ハチロク Dreams


There ain’t no electric motor. On the eve of Alberta’s new carbon tax, I bought a bigger, thirstier SUV than I thought I could ever want. Well maybe not quite… One could argue that an 80’s series Land Cruiser would be thirstier, and I could certainly want one of those. Still, this 2UZ powered, two and a half tonne, seven seater […]

My Take On Toyota Hauler



I’m not one who really believes that video games skills translate to real life, or visa-versa, but having played my fair share, I believe that good racing games do at least get you thinking about the right concepts. Certainly, the serious gamers who I have driven with, always show real understanding of theory.   I’ve been playing the Gran Truismo franchise […]

When I’m Lazy


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Yah it’s that time of year again… but the truth is that I think seriously about World Rally Blue all year round. I am generally always in some state of regret about a past car sale. For quite some time, it was my RN66 truck.  I’ve moved past the loss of my AE86, yet I still regret giving up the […]

Always Blue




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3 thoughts on “Always Blue

  • GrantC

    STi winter car & s2000 summer car is something I’m _very_ happy with.

    Trying to make the STi a nimble summer track car and commuter would lose it’s Winter WRC character.

    Trying to drive the s2000 in the winter is never going to feel like a Subaru, no matter what tires I put on it.

  • Q Osborne Post author

    yah that sounds like a nice set up.

    I do think that an easy spring and damper change is all that’s required to transform the car. Although it will never be an S2000, I believe it has the potential to beat an S2000 around the track or pylons, even in stock form.

  • GrantC

    Hah, I’ll agree that at most it’s “course dependant”.

    If there’s a lot of digging out of a slow turn around, sure the STi can claw a lead. If it’s all flowing & 3rd gear slalom (or width dependant) then the s2000 is gone.

    But the s2000 is way more “knife edged” than the Subaru, so it’s no where near as easy to drive near it’s limit as the Subaru is…