Thursday, July 30, 2009
There were funny parts in it but it was a pretty big bashing of gay ppl, Jews, and others… Sacha is out of hand. I’m sure people are gonna be offended..
Borat was nothing, compared to this…
I just can't wait!!!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Ewe Jin, in his pristine Kancil L200, called up just in time to catch the Dragon on his way up. After a short session and a couple of discussions later, a few flaws were identified and will be rectified over the weekend.
Watch out world, catch the Dragon's flight soon!
It turns out his new shipment had arrived that very day and he was bragging about his brand new F1 Asymmetrics to me.
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric on the left (upright) as compared to the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 piled up on the right.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Check out all the angles and fins on his new bumper.
Here's a closer look at the unit.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
So I drove on over to Fer's place (Chian Soon Tires right behind Kayu Nasi Kandar and Kiong Lee at Bukit Jambul) to have my tires checked. Tire pressures were all spot on... but upon removal, the threads were worn all the way through and I was already driving on the thread markers and my tires were already bulging (the worst condition). Fer got me an excellent deal for the Goodyear Eagle F1's, his shop is one of the largest Goodyear dealers in Penang. As the Eagle F1's have been rated and reviewed to be the best wet handling tire on the market, and our current weather, I grabbed at them hot off the bench.
I was just observing the difference in thread depth between the two, and the disadvantages of running a heavy car rears its (figurative) ugly, rubber consuming head. I just love the aggresive thread design... Dang, the thread looks awesome!
After driving around a while, I found that these tires are indeed a great all rounder with excellent grip in the dry and unbelievable grip in the wet, very progressive loss of traction, not as much road noise as my Kumhos and fantastic high speed stability (110km/h in a straight line of course).
Plus line tracking (tracing) and all round stability was up from the Kumhos.There's no doubt as to why it outranked all other tires as an all round performer on multiple independant tire tests.
Two thumbs up from me!!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Banana leaves were set out as plates for us to eat off.
Then the vegetarian dishes were served.. And if you're a first timer to the banana leaf meal, it's good to note that all the dishes and rice can be refilled buffet style!
Sadly, that night, my grandad was admitted to the hospital due to constipation and a slight infection and luckily everything turned out well on Sunday afternoon. So all's well that ends well.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Off I went to RPM, paint and masking tape in one hand, and sandpaper in the other, we were going to initiate the re-paint. Here's a picture of the all shiny rims in hyper silver.
And this is after a mild scrub using the industrial grade paper my buddy hooked me up with. Super efficient with water, the abrasives keep going on and on. I only used a 3"x6" strip to finish off scrubbing all 4 rims.
Fer doing all the spraying. He has amazing control of the spray cans in small areas. I swear he could be a graffiti artist in some past life.
The painter double checking all his fine work then the finishing touches will be layered on.
Fer doing the second layer of black which is also the third layer of paint if you count the undercoat.
Finally, the fruit of our 2 hour labor was a super shiny finish and all this was done in rainy weather! Sweet!
Here's Soon prepping my skirt for the install. He is a very dilligent worker by any standards. R-E-S-T-E-C-P~!!! (I watch Ali G a little too much)
And Soon's plastic surgery on the Black Bitch is almost done... It's gonna be a beaut Scooby.Soon was done in a flash and as it was still super early, I continued with the cruise and saw this incident.
A shocking end to an otherwise wonderful evening of cruising with tunes in Silver. Don't drink and drive y'all. Cheers!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Edited, but still looks sweet!
No Miatas were hurt in that evening's activities.
Monday, July 6, 2009
After a hearty meal, we were given rolling class by our machinist buddy. Awesome skill, he could use 2 leafs to combo into one huge dooby!
I have to admit that the paint looked nice and dark in the shade, but not what I'd expected to see. After the rub down and polishing, the painters moved my car out into the light and I saw what I'd orinigally wanted. Silver was now a nice dark shade almost similar to the one found on the Altezza.
An excellent end to a great weekend all in all... Silver should be out soon.