18.12.08

One of my favorite AW11's

Bracing

Just put a down payment on a MSMB (Midship Member Brace) from corky on spyderchat. The brace works similarly to the "butterfly brace" that is available for NA (and NB?) Miata's from Flyin' Miata. It looks like this:


He also makes a few other braces for the ZZW30.


I was told by many owners that this makes a huge difference in the ZZW30's handling and feel. People rant and rave about these things up and down. Lets hope it lives up to the hype and shows me that my car was a floppy noodle.

7.12.08

Oil Cooler

well not much going on with my car recently. driving in snow sucks so bad with the RE040's. they get rock hard and snow gets packed in them. terrible...

anyway, just updating with a recent purchase. got a good deal on an oil cooler, so i picked it up. wont go on until spring when i finish piecing it together.



i know i keep saying this, but i swear, there will be more updates soon. i finished paying off my debts, and i got another raise (yay!) starting next month, ill be buying a lot of toys

29.11.08

Advan

Even my girlfriend likes the RGIIs.



im 85% sure on those. tire size is holding me back. i want 225/40-16 in the rear. but i've only seen toyo proxies t1r in that. never been a huge toyo fan...

26.11.08

Roll Bar Bracket

Ugh, japanparts.com wants $140. i paid $50 on the bar. can anyone out there get me a cheaper price?



please?

6.11.08

Mass Text Meet

awesome turnout. great cars, great people






4.11.08

Fall Shoot

not much, but just playing around with a 40D and some lenses















22.10.08

Road Trip

I had a good time. drove the Dragon, hit 9 states, and a good car meet.





More pictures HERE.

9.10.08

Trucky's S13!

was found! fuck yes!

24.9.08

Video Test



Chasecam mount that i posted about before. just a video test.

21.9.08

Zombie ZZW30?



took a few shots this morning. it was peaceful driving with the top down. like 75 degrees and foggy. i liked it.

16.9.08

Camera Mount

Well, my girlfriend generously bought me one of these from Chasecam.

I expect to be doing a lot more video work. I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and now I have some equipment I want. I've even recently upgraded to a 500gb HDD for my computer, so I also have the room to stick all these videos.

6.9.08

A little GT Motoring

Went to GT Motoring today for a meet. I had no idea they existed, much less were 5 minutes from my house, until earlier this week when I was working on a friend's Fit and he mentioned they got a GTR. Later I found that Illia posted on CW that there was a meet on the 6th. So, sure enough I went. Met up with some guys there and hung out. Good turnout I'd say. So many stock S2000's though. Although I kind of wish I got one, I do like being the only MR-S.

My boring, mostly stock car.

AJ's clean example of an NSX


GT Motoring's new GTR. Only 73 miles on it. I must say though, I'm not as impressed with it as I would have thought. It's too... boring and large for me. Yeah it's fast and all, but something about it just doesn't sit with me. I'd rather have an older R34/33/32 over this, or even a 911 or something. I don't know, its too much Nissan for that price, doesn't have enough exotic car in it for me.


GTM Evo X. I'm fairly sure it's a time attack car, but I honestly don't know. Looks cool though. Not as ugly as the STi is.

Josh's S13 again

Another GTM time attack car.

Chob's S14. I guess all the cool kids run with no hoods

Anyway, work is boring, so I thought I'd update you guys with what I did today.

I can't wait until I get some money for wheels and a real suspension setup. I'm looking into some RPF1's in 16x8 +38. This car has them in the rear, and 16x7 +43 in the front. I'm thinking 16x8 all around and a small 5mm or 10mm spacer in the rear. Still have to actually measure, but I'm lazy and RPF1's are kinda boring...

5.9.08

I can't believe I'm posting about Hollister

I found this over at Fatlace. It's quite an interesting read. I'm amazed on how many of todays youth falls for this shit. It's sickening. Everytime I go in there with my girlfriend, I feel the need to projectile vomit over everything. Everything is so... fake. Ask my girlfriend about the fake bitch who greets you. I make sure my comments that should be inaudible, are quite audible. haha. Fuck fake bitches, spray tans, and hair color the same orangey hue as their skin.

http://business.transworld.net/2008/08/07/how-hollister-co-stole-surf-eight-years-after-abercrombie-fitch-invaded-the-surf-market-what-can-be-done-to-defend-against-them/

"The concept for Hollister was built around a fictional background story. The story claims J.M. Hollister founded the company in 1022 as a “Pacific merchant in SoCal.” On its website, the company defines itself as “Inspired by the sun-drenched spirit of California, and the surf and soul of the Pacific Ocean, Hollister is a laid-back, aspirational lifestyle destination.” In reality, it was launched in 2000 out of Columbus, Ohio by Abercrombie & Fitch, which was struggling at the time to reach a younger customer."

25.8.08

Lower

Well I lowered my car temporary on some Espelir Active Super Down springs with the stock shocks. (I know, big no-no) They claim a 50mm drop front and rear. The spring rates are 2kg/mm front, 3kg/mm rear. Initial driving impression is that it feels very much like stock when daily driving. They are a bit stiffer in corners, but very livable for the average driver. I think this height looks like it should have come from the factory.


What do you think?