Thursday, April 23, 2009
Handling was fantastic, the TRD suspension set really gave the MR-S a whole new perspective. Plus this little car is really obedient and could be told whether to under or oversteer even mid-corner. Excellent!
I have to say though, that the ride was excellent save for the 18's kept scraping all round. I guess more is not always best ;)
Monday, April 20, 2009
As I'm really not a gamer buff, the latest game I had was the NFSU Underground 2 which I'd installed immediately to test out the graphics and it was to no dissapointment.
Thanks a lot to Ryan for the RM600 rebate and awesome suggestion.
So Scav paid a visit to Yan Kee in Jln P. Ramlee for the works, they're the most acclaimed (super fast and clean install) "glass people" (they deal in any automotive glass replacement) there is in Penang.
His well trained staff only took half an hour to remove and re-install my windscreen. As seen in pic, work was done with care and precaution.
The new windscreen looks awesome. I have no words to explain how much the night driving experience has improved.
Check out how it looks sitting right outside RPM Autoworks. The fronts will be going 17 too once the spacers are completed.
The massive rears are just impeccable when driving. The grip from Continental's Sportcontact was just immense and unless one kicks the clutch mid-corner, it's near impossible to throw the rear before you slide the fronts off course.
I run massive camber on all my wheels to avoid uneven tire wear. The low speed and super twisty Penang touge commands this if your tires are to survive any longer than 3 months! Even with lots of normal driving and the occasional cruises uphill, these Kumho Solus tires are my fav set so far, and I've tried lots of tires (believe me you).
At least my last set of Kumho Solus lasted close to a year before it shone clean like a Kojak convention. These are my second set and things still look deeply threaded and with very even wear. I love my camber!
As I moved to catch a view of the rear, I'd recalled that this model has an RR configuration like Porsche and the VW Beetle. So I took a peep in the boot to find...
We arrived at the Balik Pulau market area for a chat (where WH's car turned quite a few heads) and some self-relieving from the adrenaline rush.
Well, I've been off the blogging scene for some time due to some work issues and I'm back now.. Alive and kickin'. I got myself a new laptop, a new heart, and hopefully a new prospective promotion (which I'll cover each in depth a little later on.. Hopefully, things will be looking up in light of the current economical downcast.
Well, happy reading to all my dear readers and have a great.. Scratch that. Have a FANTASTIC day ahead.
Friday, April 3, 2009
SR20 donor up and ready, note the flat install regards of Chun's (mech) skillz :P
It's original BMW 1.8 motor hauled out and prepped for the bin.
Original Beemer embossed on the rocker cover.
I can't wait to test out this monster build!