Boy, have I been MIA or what. The last post I had was in November and we’ve gone through Christmas, New Years, and we’re almost at Valentine’s Day. Time sure does fly.
I’m sorry for the lack of updates – there really hasn’t been any. Honestly, I’ve just been spending a lot of time with the family, away from the toys for a bit. It’s winter, so it’s a perfect time to do just that. I don’t have much to tinker with and it’s just been cold and miserable as hell outside so the last thing I want to do is get in the garage to do something lately.
I’m updating mainly cause I’ve finally got off my lazy ass and started making steps to progress on getting the car ready for 2018. Slowly but surely. I have a few pics for an update but nothing good to show just yet…
This is literally what it looks like right now. Still on jack stands, waiting for new parts. Meanwhile, outside is a blizzardy hell and it sucks. Side note – I do enjoy driving the RX in the winter – it is a beast of a car and drives beautifully. It makes me hate the winter less…
Meanwhile, I was able to finally take the wheels off to Jackie at Balance Auto to get the tires dismounted and the wheels off to get powdercoated for a new colour. The red is nice but I think I’m over it… I need something new. I think you guys will like the new combo coming this year. Can’t wait to show you!
Lastly – the man, the myth, the legend over at TiBurnt posted these titanium valve stem caps on Instagram the other day and suddenly I had the urge to buy them. Within minutes, Al messaged me and got me all hooked up and they arrived within a week. These are going to look extra fantabulous with the new set up when it’s all together. Seriously, if you need any type of titanium product/fastener – hit TiBurnt up. He hasn’t let me down yet!
Ken recently came from Winnipeg for a few days to cover off Driven and he asked if I wanted to come out for a quick photoshoot last Sunday morning. I’m always down for a shoot that I don’t have to do – especially if it’s my car LOL.
Anyway – thought I’d post them up. Give Ken a visit at his site as well: www.ken-au.com
I like this shot. The lighting and the angle just helps accentuate the curves of the stock body and the Arise kit nicely. Widebodies are nice but the stock body is just too good for me.
The guys came over last night to chill – something I haven’t really had time to do in a long long time so that was nice. While we were waiting for Punit to come, JC and I swapped wheels really quick since he’s been wanting to switch up his wheel game for next year. We’ve been talking about doing it but every time we meet up, we either forget or we’re too lazy. Part of the reason we did it was because Justin did all of the work for JC lol. So I guess that just means JC is lazy…
Anyway, just some quick shots – we may end up switching wheels on Sunday for a week or so just to see what it’s like…
Haven’t had my car jacked up for a while. It’s been so meh lately lol
JC and Justin outside with Gopesh in the back there. Justin happened to have a low pro jack with him lol.
Taking the wheel off…
JC’s 215 vs my 245 lol.
Justin putting the TE’s on the CT…
The VS-XX’s on the car…
The TE’s on JC’s car looks surprisingly good. I did photoshop it a few weeks ago but it doesn’t ever look as good as it does in person. JC’s going for the “sport” look next year so we’ll see how that goes. I do dig the TE look though… In any other color than red, I think this would be killer.
Lowered the FRS back to the ground
I kinda dig the look. I don’t think I’d rock a multi-piece wheel on the FRS but it looks cool. I still love the faded gold on JC’s wheels – it makes it look like rose gold in the light.
A quick shot of Justin’s S2
I liked this shot – good shadows and check that concave. So dope.
Up close! TE’s look good on everything!
Just wanted to post a few cool pics from a local photographer – Orein Ferdinandus – that messaged me today letting me know about the pics he snapped of my car.
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