Sorry, I haven't updated this page in a long time. I've just been enjoying the car and driving it to the fullest!
My car sees about 4-5 track days a year, 4-5 autocross events, and this year i tried out drifting for the first time (finally!) Being a grip driver, it definitely takes some getting used to, but it's fun and it's improved my confidence with grip (knowing when the car will break loose and how to stay in control.
Here's some pics from the drift event. I wasn't able to do clutch kicks yet, but I was able to come in, e brake, toss the wheel and counteer and power over into a drift / wide donuts. I did a couple of figure 8's too. Next time, I'll try clutch kicks!
Here's a recent pic from a track day In Seattle. I have a seperate kouki bumper for track day bashing, and a J-blood bumper for daily use.
My car has also won several shows, including Best Toyota and 2nd Place JDM at Driven to Perform 2005 (formerly Import Showoff). It took 2nd place at Drift Showoff, and in 2006 it took first Place Toyota and First place JDM at DTP! It also took first place the Japanese Classic car show. I've never really considered it a show car, but it's cool that people appreciate it.
Here's a pic from Driven to Perform.
Some updates over the last year:
The east bear fender covers were replaced with Origin Labs Fender flares. This allowed for more aggressive wheel stance front and rear. The front has enhanced handling from the T3 negative RCA's because of the wider track. I also had an alignment done after all the suspension work. The rear uses some custom machined 35mm hub centric spacers with very long wheel studs.
Sadly, I sold my SSR mesh wheels. I kind of regret it, but I did end up getting my favorite wheels of all time: Volk TE37 wheels 15 x 7 x 0 offset in Bronze with Falken RT615 tires.
The interior saw the upgrade to a Bride Low Max seat on Nigasa rails, and a Nardi steering wheel with a Tekniq Snap off hub (the best snap off steering system!!)