Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
If an inch is as good as a mile then 15mm is as good as awesome!
Inspired by others and my constant photo chops, I decided to lower the car this morning.
Both ends tuck nicely under the wells. Rears are 18x9.5+38 265/35 and I'm on the limit of my KTS Sigma shocks. Fender is 630mm from the ground at the center. These track focussed items were never intended to be super low (there are other shocks for that)
Fronts have a bit more to play with but the fenders and liners dont. Fender is 623mm from the ground. Full lock there is just a tad of grinding on the front lower bumper when shocks are extended. but thats avoidable by driving style. Fronts are 18x8.5+35 with 325/40
I went back and did a better shoot (albeit all 1 minute.) All the sakura are starting to fall in the wind. Turning a pink sky into the pink carpet and a touch of green. Next week these trees will be green and not a sign of pink.
You may remember this location from here. It's 1klm away but couldn't be more different.
These are the roads around Disney Tokyo hotels. Disneyland is only now just re-opening after the earthquake. This land is reclaimed and not 100% stable. Some big cracks around but repairs are complete.
I'm loving this shot. It shows the height I'm at. Of course lower would be nice, but thats as far as it will go.
On the track the rear wing will provide some squat also.
The car dives a bit "flatter" also, it's independantly adjustable to this height so there is no impact on ride from the last setting. Just a little more natural camber.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Today I took the car to my favourite street. I call it Sakura Avenue.
This view shows only about 1/2 way.
The sky is covered in soft pink.
When you drive along.... it's 100% covered.
Here is an example of poor photography. Please let this be a lesson to you. Watch backgrounds. I chose the sunny spot but forgot the rear view.
And what post wouldn't be complete without a photshop low down image.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Well, It's done. RE-XTREME!
Wacked the rear wing back on too. For today anyway. (I wanted to see how it looked mainly.)
Here in the foreground you can see some cracks and mud where the ground mushed itself in the earthquake. Mud in the top shot also.
Do i like it? Hmmm, Jury is out. It certainly gets attention again. I may rip them off tomorrow. 50/50 right now as to subtle or in your face.
For me... it's closer, but not finished.
Just needs Feed Skirts, some smaller tyres and some STANCE!
A little sunset action always makes a nice shot. Added a few more to the front fender.
Including this little beauty I cut myself. (yes I am still cutting everything by hand) (OH NO... I just noticed my ba is missing the first stroke.!!!! Where did it go????) the other side is ok. I'll fix it.
Starting to pad out nicely. It's amazing how many stickers you actually need to cover such a small area. Theres now more than 45 stickers on the car.
This road near my house is a favourite in Sakura (cherry blossom) season. By this weekend they'll be in full bloom.
Of course to get the stickers on I had to wash and polish the car a bit. It was FILTHY before.
I've cut the big RE-Xtreme ones. Just not on yet.
I'll do some chopping for best poisiton tonight. I wan't to put the GT wing on again too... It really don't like the wingless look.
Monday, April 4, 2011
I hate indecision. I was planning to stick this here.
Without any other stripes though. it looks out of place. Maybe here is better.
Or then again. Door side.... But I do plan to put some grey on the car, so the orginal spot will suffice.
Bride, Sccot and Trust also to go on.
I think It needs a wash... haha.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Cleaned out my sticker drawer today. I added GReddy, Apexi, Enkei, RE-Amemiya, Scoot, KTS, Swift, Newera, Speedhunters, Naniwaya and a small Gold Coast sticker. Can't really see them though, but there are many.
Scoot. Enkei, Endless, Speedhunters
Mazda, RE-Xtreme, GReddy, SuperG, Speedhunters
Bride Holding monster.
Newera, KTS, Swift Footy, Naniwaya, Gold Coast Happy Times