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Continued from Jemima on Steroids part 1. If you missed part 1, you can head on over by clicking here.  Now that we have the power plant of the car taken care of and our shocks and tires are taken care of, the next thing on the agenda was ensuring we had the best steering and angle possible. Last season, we struggled with steering bind and inconsistent steering which as a driver is really hard to push the limits and drive at 100% when you don’t know what the car will do. This is why we have partnered up with FIGS Engineering for the 2014 season as they have their PRO Angle kit that has been already released for the IS300 and has gotten nothing but amazing feedback from everyone that has it on their car. After talking many hours with Figs Engineering, they agreed to customize their already existing IS300 kit and retro fit it on our JZX90. Once we have a couple rounds of testing under our belt with it, Figs will be releasing it for sale to the public, which is estimated to be after round 3 of Formula Drift. Stay tuned for a blog post featuring our visit at the Figs Engineering headquarters where we installed their pro angle kit. For now, enjoy this video which shows their kit installed on our Gold in the Net JZX90.

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2014 Mats Baribeau GITN DRIFT JZX90 PART 1

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2014 GITN Drift JZX90….. JEMIMA on Steroids!!!

Ok where do I start…. The first round of Formula Drift is now over and after the last 3 months of hard work and MANY nights of working around the clock with no sleep, it has paid off! I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the huge help of my Team! Thank you Korey and Norm for all the long days and nights that you two spent working on the car where you could have easily been at home spending it with family. The dedication means a lot! Thank you as well to Phil from APS for the many times you ran around late at night picking up parts or welding for us as well, Andrew, for all the times you made the trek down to the shop to give us a hand and Todd for the awesome design you came up with for the car, it truly looks amazing this season! Lastly, a big thanks to my girlfriend Michaela for all the help behind the scenes in the office as well as all the support from my parents!

GITN Drift JZX90

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