Sunday, January 30, 2011
Silver look OK, but still boring.
Hard lighting is ok too.
Crkai are also a Deep taper item. I like the gun shade on these.
Heading back to the XT9. Seem to be the obvious choice at 50% off right now. around $230 per wheel for 18".
But red is still there. I may cover in vinyl one day.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Here's the latest batch... Gram 57G cheap and good.
Im diggin these Weds 67R in matt titanium. These are cheap!
Gun 19's are cool but I cant put 19s on an FD.
Custom colors are a 3 month wait... no thanks.
maybe the next post will be work wheels. XD9 are on runout sale right now.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I love Advan Wheels. The way the spokes are long and curving in the GT-R Design. RS especially.
After thinking about TC-III I'm back on the Advan train. I've had RGII and RS before.
bUt, I hate that they are soooo expensive. I mean it's just a cast wheel. Almost like Louis Vitton, premium price for sub-par materials.
I love the way they look. 19's are way cool but a bit impractical on the FD. Having to stretch tyres and such just to make them fit.
So 18s would do, But I hate cleaning 10 spoke wheels. I hate the compromise in offsets. +22 is minimum for coolness.
Matt Black is of course unavailable.
So there's now a new breed.
RS-D in Matt black are available, are but somehow the spokes are hidden and don't reflect light like the RS or RGII spokes that find light. They don't have that Ping!
RG-D are cool too, but i am typically not a lip guy unless the spoke extend more.
RGII are great, 6 spokes are easy to clean and still have that strong reflective image. so for me I must conclude that RGII are still the wheel for me.
Blue is cool too, interior is heading in a blue direction so it kind of makes sense to go blue outside as well.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The height I am sitting changes the view. I feel faster, even at slow speeds. A little tight on my overweigh body, but it's inspiration for training.
You can see the Willans in the back. I didn't get out to pick up a harness mount today, but soon I'll get in in.
The car already had the eyebolts on the floor for the side of the harness. Just gotta sort out the rear.
I need a blue drift handbrake knob and maybe a new shift knob. But I am not sure, the stock one is fine. Also have to clean up the PFC position and get my cage padding.
The list of things to do gets shorter and longer at the same time.
Labels: Modification Diary
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I washed the car today for the first time.... haha. On the way home I stopped in my favourite spot for some shots.
Pretty striking. Everything is overexposed to sh1t because my camera recently decided to die. I have another, but it means it's camera decision time. I have to delay that because I have little spare cash.
Luckily my friend Myles donated his old Willans 2" harness. It will do until I get some other pieces.
Just have to work out where to put it. New seat will arrive soon, so I didn't install yet.
It's coming together for a bit of track action soon.