The left pic is how I had been driving my car since purchasing it on Nov. 7th of 1997, before I started on the mods in summer of 2002. The Yakima rack usually stayed on year-round as I mountain bike and canoe in summer, and snowboard in winter. Now the rack is only on when I need it. Right pic is of how it looks now after the repaint and new parts from after the accident.
The left pic shows the height of the car with it lowered with Eibach Pro-Kits. The height isn't as low as I'd hoped but it makes a huge difference in handling. The springs are a good compromise as I drive the car in winter so I need all the clearance I can get. The ride on the highway is very close to the factory ride in terms of comfort. It is slightly harsh over expansion joints and railroad tracks but it's still very liveable day to day. Still to much wheel well gap, though in the pics it looks lower for some reason than it really is, so.....I would have liked to change the Pro-Kits for Eibach Sportlines as I was wanting a slightly lower ride with a little higher spring rate, and also throw on some KYB AGX adjustable shocks/struts while I've got the springs off too. Right pic is at the local Honda dealership.
This is Adam putting the finishing touches on the new paint job(done mid Aug. '03). He was one of my co-workers at my previous job, and he fixed the rust that was happening by the rear fender wells, and since he was painting that area anyway, I got him to paint the whole front bumper, side mouldings and side bottoms, and rear bumper, all white. Here you can see the blue "H", and a RS Type N1-style muffler with 4" "flamed" tip that I picked up on Ebay. Also my Gen.1 altezza tail lights that I also bought on Ebay brand-new for $50.
Sold my Motegi MR-7's and replaced them with these wheels I got on June 2nd, '03 - 5 days before 2Fast 2Furious came out, and about 2 mounths after I ordered them! I ordered them at the beginning of April but only got them in June cause they are the same wheels(Motegi FF5's) that are featured on the green Mitsubishi Evo in the 2F 2F movie, and because of this, everyone wanted these wheels and at one point they were backorderd 2500 sets!!!! I choose them because I liked the way they looked and couldn't care less that they were gonna be featured in the movie. They are size 17"x7", and the rubber are Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's in size 205/40ZR17(now replaced with Falken Ziex ZE512's).
The Kumho's on the ice and snow in winter were VERY SLIPPERY!!!! Sooo....the winter tires are Nordic Icetrac P195/65R15 winter tires and they are very grippy! Here's the car with the winter rubber/factory wheels on.....UGLY!!! Notice the Metal Mesh I put in the upper grill opening. I got a large sheet of this stuff for $10. Do you like the front fender stripes?
Here are some mock-up pics I did on the computer. Let me know what you think. Notice the "sponsor" decals up the front of the doors, and a JDM-style stripe on the side. And my FF5's painted black. Which do you like better?
I rear-ended a mid 80's Jeep Cherokee, at about 5 miles(8 kilometers) per hour, and these following pics are the result.
Since the bumper on the Jeep is higher than my bumper, the Jeep's bumper just cleared the top of my bumper and all the impact was taken by my head lights, grill, radiator support, and hood,. My radiator is fine though, and my cooling fan is fine, but the air-conditioner fan housing was crushed and broken so I couldn't use the air-conditioning until I had the fan replaced. Oh, and the head lights still worked, but there was absolutly no glass in the lenses, and they shined in all directions but straight :).
This is how the car looks as of right now. On cb7tuner.com, everybody seems to hate the projector headlights on there, but I don't have any problem with them........light output is good now that I have the Sylvania Silverstars in them, and adjusted them properly.
These pics are from my first car show that I was invited to, in E-Z Motorsports booth. We had 20 cars in our booth in total. Outside pics are of the cars outside the shop before we all headed to the show. Yes that is an R32 Skyline GTR! Oh, and we also had 9 girls too that were doing modeling for us in our booth. Good times. Good times.
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