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Testing The TDG Tesla Model S At The Track… CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #22

Testing The TDG Tesla Model S At The Track… CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #22

It’s been hot as hell out here in Southern California lately so I was slightly reluctant when my friend Robert Chew invited me out to Buttonwillow Raceway. He wanted to take his Tesla Model S out on the track for a shakedown to get a feel for how the car would perform and coincidentally, our friend Amir was hosting a small track day in August. The whole concept of tracking a Model S is pretty strange, considering how the platform is not necessarily one of those cars you would want to build to be competitive but it is important to look to the future sometimes to see the potential of electric vehicles. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into other than getting the car prepped with the bare minimum of new tires, an alignment, and upgraded brake pads. What you’ll see is a daily-driven Tesla Model S P100D with KW Suspension, Volk TEs, and a full TDG carbon lip kit out on the track for the very first time. Amir pilots the Tesla and gives us some feedback as well as some info on the issues that he encountered. It’s definitely different considering the weight of the car, it’s electric motor, and how the car makes absolutely no noise. Check it out!

Big Updates On Our Summer Project Cars…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #21

Big Updates On Our Summer Project Cars…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #21

Originally I had compiled this footage to be used in the previous Vlog with Esteban’s K-swapped Fit but we ended-up with so much good footage that there was no room for it. In hindsight, it worked out perfectly because I had so much footage of us working on our own projects that it was more than enough for its own episode. There has been a lot of progress on Andrew’s TSX since we last saw it with the roof cut-off and Yuta is almost ready to button this thing up to send it over to Ken’s spot for some fabrication work. I on the other hand, have been busy doing some work on my IS300 wagon, as I prepare to get this thing to pass smog inspection before I send it off to the body shop to get resprayed.

Rodney, His Dog, & A 1JZ-Swapped Cressida…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #17 (w/Photos)

Rodney, His Dog, & A 1JZ-Swapped Cressida…CHRNCLS Vlog 2020 #17 (w/Photos)

I haven’t figured out what to call this series of videos yet, some have suggested some interesting names, but I’m just glad everyone seems to be enjoying them! This week, we head over to Zero Auto Factory where Yuta is doing an install on our friend Steve Nakamura’s Lexus IS200T, and then Rodney Moenadi, another good friend of our’s, cruises by the shop to show us his 1JZ-GTE powered Toyota Cressida drift car!

Noel Barnum’s GReddy Turbocharged Varis FR-S In Photos…

Noel Barnum’s GReddy Turbocharged Varis FR-S In Photos…

Totally forgot I had these photos on my desktop with all that’s been going on lately. Businesses are starting to open back up, the whole country seems to be divided on social issues, and people are starting to ignore that there is a pandemic happening still. Meanwhile over here at the office, I’m just trying to stay busy and maintain a business while still very much focusing on everything that is happening in the world. 2020 has been pure insanity for everyone but I’m hopeful that we are returning to at least some bit of normalcy. It’s a ‘new’ normal, I guess you can say…