Eggplant Roasted Fan
If you love eggplant you no doubt have had eggplant parmesan. While that is a delicious plate this is another way to eat it. This is a very healthy style; all ingredients are fresh and nutritious. Give this a shot next time you want to try out something new with eggplant.
Building a TT RS Motor
Having my engine built was a big choice for me. Not only is it a big expense but it also is a large undertaking. Logistics need to be taken into account on when and how it will happen. Your car will be out of service for a period of time. In addition, my engine was running great, I’d had no issues and things were kept on a “safe” level for torque. Open heart surgery is never something someone wants to go through and the same goes for removing a perfect running engine. At the same time I was making around 650 wheel horsepower and felt that my engine was being stressed even with the torque level being kept around 500 foot pounds. You also need to consider who you want to have build your engine. More on that in a future post. These were all factors I considered when making the decision to build.
I’ve had my TT RS since August 21, 2017. It was a memorable Monday. The journey has been incredible. Stock, the car was lots of fun. I ended up going to our local mountain drive the first week. The only thing I felt it was missing was more sound. So the downpipes got put on and voila more sound occurred. Problem was my check engine light was on. How to fix it? Well a tune of course.
Fastest TT RS in the world
180 MPH. That was the goal to reach this last half mile event at No Fly Zone put on by Omega Motorsport.
TT RS Engine Cover
I no longer run an engine cover. There are a few reasons for that. Let me explain.
Big SoCal Euro
Big SoCal Euro. Good times at Qualcomm Stadium.
TT RS Build List
I decided to put together a list of the parts and products I've been adding on and changing about my car. I've done a couple of blog posts about some of these parts and will continue to do more as time progresses. As I create posts about the product, I'll link to them from here.
Being a car buff I've heard of European delivery for years and years and looked into it a few times. I know not a lot of people have heard of it before. For those of you who haven't it goes like this: You purchase the car in the United States at your local dealer then you go to Europe to pick it up. You spec what you want on the car, the model, the color and the packages. Then you order it from the dealer and prior to going to Europe you pay for it. That can be financed normally or you can choose to pay cash. Each manufacturer has their own way of doing it but that is the general idea.
A few years ago I had the privilege of visiting the Normandy Beaches with my parents and friends. These friends had been so gracious to take us into their home and let us use it as a base to travel around Normandy and then to take us to the Normandy Beaches. We didn't see all of them but we got to see quite a bit. This was such a powerful experience and to me it represents what Memorial Day is all about.
Hot Air Intake
With the install of the Pure Turbos Hybrid an air intake solution was required. APR had already released their turbo inlet and carbon fiber tube which connected to the stock air box. They haven't released their filter at the time of this writing after teasing it 6 months ago so it required designing your own solutions. More on that later.