• ETS Drift Ute – Pre Jamboree Prep

    As I flew out of Melbourne AUS bound for Wellington NZ I knew what work had to be done on the Hilux that was sitting in the STM workshop. There were three major jobs that needed to be done. The diff: After breaking a driveshaft during the filming of Dream Build Drive at Hampton Downs […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Gaining the KW

    If you read my previous post about the Hampton Downs track day then you will recall my minor issue with power, after Andre and Ben extracted 287rwkw on the DTM dyno last year I was excited to drive what seemed to be a weapon on paper, 950kg and 287rwkw was the quickest thing I had […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Overseas Vacation

    Things are really different lately, its been a week since my Hilux sat on the startline of Hampton Downs Racetrack ready to attack the track, every night after work I head home thinking about it and it feels weird not to see it in the garage. I basically came into pit lane, took my suit […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Day 7

    Day 7 was set to be a pretty amazing day, with the Hilux running and everything working well we were ready to take it to the dyno. After I pushed it out of the trailer Andre kept going over the tune to clean it up so there was less work top do once we got […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Day 4

    All these days are practically merging into one, Day 4 brought me back to some normality with a normal day at work. Thats why I dont have a lot to show for day 4 but I did get one very important thing done, and thats the air filter system. Aaron from DTM in Geelong ordered […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – HPA Day 3

    Put simply…… Yesterday was cool! So cool that I was way too busy to do a post thats why I am doing it now. Andre finished off the chassis loom and connected up the Racepak Smartwire, once powered up it illuminated the dash and that feeling of completion being around the corner really hit home. […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – HPA Day 2

    Before I head out to the shed for day three I want to recap on day 2. Yesterday I woke up with some clear goals, day 1 was productive and the plan was laid out for the week. Andre was working incredibly quick and the body loom was taking shape, he wired the headlights, indicators, […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – HPA Day 1

    So the day i have been waiting for has arrived, ever since reaching out to Andre and Ben from STM i have had one goal and thats to finish the mechanicals to a point where Andre can wire everything in and get this thing into action. After a hearty Aussie breakfast Andre started his plan, […]

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  • STM and ETS Webinair

    With Andre and Ben touching down in Australia at the start of next week stay tuned for plenty of updates on the progress, we will be running a webinair live from the garage the night before we head to the dyno, Could this be your chance to hear it fire up for the very first […]

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