It's been a while...
Ever since installing my set of Torque Solutions motor mounts in the car, everything wants to come loose all the damn time. Well, back in November of 2018, I had a little issue.
One of my calipers came loose, and snagged the wheel. Luckily the damage was minimal compared to what could have happened. But, the incident claimed my caliper, line, and worst of all, the custom bracket used to mount the the brake. Due to the unavailability of new adapter brackets, I didn't have any quick options to repair the damage. So, I solicited the help of Paul Volk
to hopefully engineer a bracket for myself, and others who want to do the 3KGT brake upgrade in the future. In true Paul Volk fashion, he engineered a new part which exceeded any expectations I could have ever had, and delivered it to me for some final testing.
A few other little things I picked up for the Galant: New floormats courtesy of Benjamin Mashallapour
, and a sweet new custom horn button by André Phan
Shortly after getting the car back in order, I also learned Wheelwell selected the Galant for a feature in Super Street Magazine. Wheelwell
and Super Street
had me drive the car 2 hours North to LA, where we did some video takes, and a full photo shoot. The shoot went down in the the Angeles National Forest, where Larry Chen
took tons of photos of the car in various spots all up and down San Gabriel Canyon Road
. He even got some video behind the wheel driving 1837, which will hopefully be posted on Hoonigan's AutoFocus
YouTube channel at some point. Overall, I feel super lucky and humbled to get such an awesome opportunity. Not only did Larry get to spend all day shooting my car, but I'm able to represent the DSM and Galant community to a wider audience of automotive enthusiasts. Hopefully, I'll get some of the final content here in the coming weeks, and be able to share it here. And, if I'm really lucky, we might see 1837 in an upcoming issue of Super Street Magazine
. Here are some shots I took that day.
Overall it was an awesome day! The car made the 4 hour round trip, and held up like a boss getting flogged in the canyons all day. Lastly, hats off to Jonathan Mill
and Wheelwell for making this opportunity happen!