Pick Ups: (Not Mine) Spoon Axle +Spoon Toe Arms

I’m lucky enough to have crazy friends with crazy taste that let me live vicariously through them, it is what sets them apart from a majority of other enthusiasts in my opinion. They are willing to take it to that extra degree that some others would think is superfluous and not a necessity.

My buddy Areen with his crazy Spoon’ed out S2000 picked up some parts for his car……


Legit Spoon Sports axles! How many of these are floating around in the USA?  I’m betting you these are the only ones in the USA…..


What makes these different than normal axles you say? Quoted from the Spoon EU Website….

“The importance of a reliable driveshaft is often overlooked in endurance racing to street applications. The standard Honda units do not lack strength themselves, the troubles and failure of the driveshafts are often the finishing quality. Slight pitting can occur on the contact surfaces, which under high heat deteriorate which then cause vibrations and failure.

The Spoon drive shafts are standard Honda units that have been disassembled then reworked and reassembled by Spoon technicians. Each contact surface has been polished and finished to exacting standards and then the components are matched during assembly to ensure the highest tolerances.

This ensures a smooth power delivery and reliable service ”

TLDR: Spoon takes the axles apart and micro polishes the bearings and repacked it with high quality grease…..

I blanked out the serial number because Areen paid good money for these and the last thing I want to see is the number being knocked off….


These would good perfect with some Spoon Axle Spacers


He Also picked up a SPOON REAR CONTROL ARM KIT….. Basically the Bump Steer kit for the S2k made by Spoon…. What sets these apart from other companies that have released the same type of component? These are made from Steel instead of aluminum, which makes these more reliable and stronger…..



Details like this is what sets his Spoon build apart from other Spoon builds….. He’s also a big fan of ASM, so the car will never really be a complete catalogue car…..



The new look with the Spoon over fenders installed and painted!


Speaking of insane enthusiasts with an eye for quality. Dallas have been building this VW Rabbit Diesel Truck…. I love how he added legit Volk CE28n to his build and an exhaust system that was worked on by none other than Hytech…..


Of course a shot of my car too! The undertray of my Amuse R1 Bumper is getting more and more scraped as the driveways in LA are angled very steep….

Life: I showed up to the wrong party….

I’m a pretty unorganized person , for example, one time I booked a flight for the wrong week 3 months ahead and didn’t find out until I showed up to the airport and realized I was flying out 3 weeks later…… I don’t know how or why, but I thought the Petersen Japanese Car meetup was a week earlier than when it actually was.

Since I thought the meet was a week earlier than when it actually was, I washed my car a day and week too early….. I took a picture of my car fresh out of the car wash, I don’t go too crazy detailing, I usually take it to a DIY coin carwash place and spray down my car and dry with micro fiber towels, Costco micro fiber towels, only the best.  What you can’t really see is the crazy amount of scratches I have underneath my bumper for scraping the hell out of it all over LA……I can’t image what my subframe looks like, I’m sure it’s beat to death now since I’ve been force to daily the car recently…
I meet up with my buddy Alvin and gave him this Spoon Reservoir cover I got from Japan.  Honestly it looks a bit cheesy, something about that S in the spoon font…..  This  Evening he just got back from his first track day so he was super stoked.
The Car wash was Saturday night.  Sunday rolled around, I woke up fucking early, picked up Alvin, and off to what I thought was gonna be a JDM car meet.  Something was definitely going on at the Petersen since we got passed by a few cars on the road heading to the museum parking structure.  I thought it was funny that the cars that passed us were non-Japanese cars like this Mustang……This mustang was actually in front of us getting into the parking structure and was driven by Automotive Designer, Henrik Fisker, ex-ceo of Fisker Automotive.  This Mustang is a special edition designed by Fisker himself, I personally think it’s god awful ugly…..You can definitely bet after the show, I was waiting for this car to drive off and crash into something like most mustangs leaving car meets.

The meet is called the Petersen Breakfast cruise-in….. It is open to all makes and models. The Petersen provides free Coffee and Bagels to everyone that attends.  There was a good representation of Porsche air-cooled goodness.

Alvin thought the color on this car was rad, he told me it reminds him of butter.
C7 Corvette.

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Some dude showed up in a bikini top Miata, of course I didn’t get a picture of it.  The miata rocks a Maruha Timing cover, and a Kraftwerks SuperCharger.  He told me it puts down 240whp.  He tracks his car often and said his Tein EDFC active suspension system really helps rough tracks since the suspension auto adjusts itself to the condition while he is driving…. Suspension has sure come a long way.
Ferrari Testarossa goodness.
This Red and Black Ferrari Testarossa combo was pretty awesome.

Aston Martin DB7, these cars have aged well, it is still a stunner.
And where there is a Aston Martin DB7 there must be a Aston Martin DB8 near by!
I love how the weave of the carbon fiber meets in the middle.

I was not too sure what this was, I’m assuming it is some sort of rebodied Porsche…..
That is what gave me that clue.  I’m sure someone can chime in and let me know what this is.

Lotus 7, Caterham, Kit car, one of the above…..My Friend Chris with the Lotus runs the same Toyo R888 on his car in what looks like the same width….I wonder if it’s a Lotus thing.

A Lamborghini Diablo VT showed up like a boss.  Check out those exhaust pipes!
Another car that showed up like a boss was this Toyota Starlet.  I got a soft spot for well done starlets.  Even dudes in Ferraris were breaking their necks staring at this car.
Especially when they are rocking a 4AG that is carbed!
Clean Datsuns 240Z like this car are getting harder and harder to find.
All different types of cars showed up.

There was a whole crew of BMW Z8s that showed up.  Seeing one BMW Z8 is a treat in the wild, but seeing a whole row of them in different colors was something else. There was probably 9+ BMW Z8 in attendance.
The reason for the large BMW Z8 turnout is because Henrik Fisker was in attendance, who also designed this car….All the owners got their cars signed.
Like this particular BMW Z8 that is an extremely rare Alpina version.
I’m liking that Silver on Red!  Reminds me of a certain S2k 🙂

That guy with a grey cap is actually famous Youtubber Alejandro Salomon, aka Salomondrin. He’s an enthusists that drives and owns more than his fare share of exotic cars.

Like this Dodge Viper ACR!

I was really feeling the colors on this Ferrari, the blue calipers really stick out on this grey car and the HRE wheels really make it pop.

I’m a sucker for Red interiors, especially on white cars.  This Mercedes Benz 250SE is a proper cruiser.
Voltex wings on Nissan GTRs, so right.

The interior of the Diablo VT is fresh as hell…..

I feel like I’m getting jaded living in SoCal.  2 hellcats, a BMW M5, and a Mercedes Benz GT roll in and I wasn’t even excited……..

The event is only a few hours long, so people started rolling out…….

After the morning meet, we hung out at our friend Chris’s house.  He was assisting me correcting some fitment issues I had with my Ap2 taillights I installed years ago that was bothering me…..It is better now, but I feel like I need to find a better solution to make it even more flush.  Chris is a Mechanical Engineer by trade and he makes his old Custom wings for the S2000.  They are extremely secure and actually engineered and tested, unlike other brands…..*ahem battle aero*…… Check it out here


He also helped me put on my H Badge sticker I bought from Japan. It covers the holes in the trunk left by my old emblem. I’m really bad at putting on stickers, I always end up getting air bubbles in them one way or another. I think it looks great, very Porsche GT3RS-esque.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

I’m pretty excited about this post. Never ever would I thought I was going to move to California a few years ago and be able to experience the amazing car culture that only Southern California has to offer. There is seriously a car event every week of all different types, if I want to go to a Ferrari gathering, I can do that and see some rare ass Italian machinery, if I want to only see Japanese imports, I can do that too, and see some rare Japanese classics. Living on the east coast, the car community is much smaller and they don’t focus on the crazy Japanese Tuner oriented builds as much like the guys out here.

I remember being one of the few in Virginia/DC really focused on high quality authentic Japanese parts, looking up to my favorite tuners like ASM, Spoon, J’s Racing, and trying to execute it to the best of my ability, anyone can buy some wheels that say Volk on it and put them on your cars, ask any Volk GT-N owners…..(kidding not kidding). The small niche in our automotive community that are absolute nerds of high quality and rare Japanese parts and will take it to 11th degree are mostly based in California. Over the past months I’ve been lucky to meet and talk to some people that have insane builds and have an extensive wealth of knowledge when it comes to oddball JDM stuff…..

A few weeks ago I crashed an NSX meet with some S2k guys (we asked the organizer before we went), luckily I ended up seeing someone I know that owns an NSX, so it wasn’t too bad….. Speaking of, don’t crash vehicle specific meets with another type of car!  If it’s a car specific meet and you show up with a CRZ, generally the owners of the meet don’t really give a crap about your car even if you have all the legit JDM goodies…I know it’s an elitist attitude, but if a civic shows up to an S2k gathering and talks about his car, I generally don’t care…… Once again sorry for the shaky pictures, I have the shakes pretty bad and I left my Tripod at home…..

Never ever would I think I would what I found there……(/end Buzzfeed)Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaI love this look, Black NA2 face with Volk CE28, with an NSX-R Bonnet, NSX-R Wing, and Recaro seats.  I remember seeing a car like this for 21-23k back in 2008…..These things are going up in price so fast now…..

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Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaClean Black NA2 I posted in my Ferrari Petersen post.  I was able to take a closer look at this car.
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Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaI’m really digging the red Bride Cuga seats.  It’s nice to see a change from the normal Bride Gias or Stradia seats.  I kind of miss my old Bride Gias sometimes.
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaNice carbon fiber wing, not sure who makes this one…
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaThis guy was showing me his Taitec NSX engine cover, it’s super light and high quality. The NSX stuff makes the S2k parts seem cheap in comparison.

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This wide-bodied NSX came out.  Random tangent, my first time I came to LA by myself, my buddy actually brought me to his favorite bar in Atwater….

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaIt was super charged
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaI have no idea what kit this is, but for rims he’s running Wedssport tc105n

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaWedssport tc105n
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaGroup shot of the NSXs and that damn CRZ kid that was telling everyone how he’s trying to import jdm parts for his car…… aren’t we all…..
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaFew of the S2ks.  These were relatively clean, the other S2000s were in pretty rough shape.Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaBeautiful White NA1
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaSome Red NA1 NSXs

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

From my observation, it seemed like the NSX guys were a bit older, they seemed like Honda guys that used to run Civics back in the 90s and early 2000s and graduated to an NSX.  The S2000 crowd are Civic owners that were able to get the S2k once they dropped in prices…..

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Of course I gotta have a shot of my car, I don’t post enough photos of it.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

This is what really set off the night for me.  An authentic full Ap2 Mugen Catalog car, down to the brake fluid….  The owner told me he is just missing a sway bar they don’t make anymore…..

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaAnd if that wasn’t enough, parked next to it also is his Ap1 Full Mugen catalog car, that’s right he owns both Mugen S2000s, an Ap1 and Ap2……
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

It’s so complete, Mugen Dry Carbon fiber hardtop, Mugen Dry Carbon Hood, Mugen GP wheels……..

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

Here you can see the Mugen GP wheels, with Mugen Active Brake Rotors……
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaMugen Underbite vs Mugen Smiley face.  Of course Mugen MF-10 Wheels on the Ap1.
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaI believe this is the same Mugen Ap1 featured on Road and Track years ago….
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaI don’t see many Mugen GP wheels nowadays.  It’s refreshing to see them.  This car is running RE-01R tires…. I haven’t seen these tires in years.
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

Of course Mugen MF10 are always a classic look.  One of my favorite all time rims.  This is also running the Mugen active gate rotors and pads.  The wheels are so mint, they are still running Potenza RE070 tires.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaAnother shot of the MF10 Rims.  I can’t get enough.  This wheel is from the early run, the newest wheels don’t have this same color……

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

Both of the S2ks have Mugen Dry Carbon Hardtops!  This hardtop is a prototype and doesn’t even have a serial number on it!

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia
The crazy thing about the black AP1 is that he has an engine custom built by Mugen.  Yes, you heard that right. In the early 2000s King Motorsports, offered customers the opportunity to order a fully built Mugen engine….. and this car has one of them.  There are only a few of these fully factory built mugen engines floating around in the world!

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaAs always, Mugen Dry Carbon hardtops, the quality is insane….  This is why I think California is the Mecca of S2000 tuning or tuning in general.  Including this gentleman, I can think of maybe 4-5 guys that have Authentic Mugen Dry carbon hardtops in this State!  No where else has that, not Florida, not New York Metro area, no where else besides Japan.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

It wouldn’t be a complete Mugen Catalog car if it didn’t have Mugen S1-R seats.  Everything is so period correct here.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaI took a peak under the Dry Carbon Mugen Carbon Fiber Hood.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

Of course he has all the Mugen goodies under here, Mugen Dry Carbon Spark plug cover which was recently discontinued…..  The Red Wires are the ASM Grounding kit, I remember when grounding kits were all the rage.
Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

Mugen Dry Carbon Intake, Mugen Radiator which was has also been discontinued, and a Mugen Radiator cap….. The engine also sports Mugen Mount kit and Mugen Headers…..

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia
Mugen Ap2 Rear bumper with Mugen Ap2 Titanium Exhaust and a Mugen Wing with the wing stands powered coated black.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

These cars are like time capsules, they’ll always be relevant no matter what time period as they were 10+ years ago when they were built.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in ArcadiaComparison of the different Mugen Wings.

Meet Life: S2000 無限 Mugen Madness in Arcadia

I’ll close this out with this rear shot of both Mugen S2000s, the Ap1 also sports a Full Mugen Exhaust system……

I was so blessed to see both of these cars, it’s so rare to see an extremely complete Mugen S2000, let alone two of them.

DIY: How to install DriveShaft Spacers on an S2000 (Sorta)

A few weeks ago I helped a buddy install Spoon Driveshaft Spacers on his s2000. Driveshaft spacers correct the rear suspension geometry when the car is lowered and reduce strain on the CV joints on the axles.


We went to “Your Dream Garage” in Baldwin Park, essentially it’s a shop that rents out their lifts with basic hand tools for $25 a hour. This is extremely convenient for people like me that live in an apartment and wrenching on your car in the parking garage is frowned upon. The shop is pretty good, but don’t ask the employees for an extra hand since they aren’t actual mechanics themselves and will charge you for your time….. I borrowed a guy’s leg for a brake bleed and they tried to charge me and arm and a leg for that! Tools are all harbor freight, so keep that in mind too, I usually bring my own Snap-on tools.


Here they are setting up Alvin’s Car for the lift or hoist if you’re in another country….The wood planks are for lowered cars incase you are wondering.


The owner of the Shop has an S2k, although he isn’t very enthusiastic about it when you talk to him about it….It does have some quality parts on it, or so it seems. It looks like it has an ASM hood, ASM Fenders, Rear ASM Overfenders, Craftsquare mirrors, CWest N1 Ver.II front bumper…which you don’t see too many nowadays, it used to be relatively popular in 2005-2008ish…. The ASM Fenders are missing the famous Ferrari Blinkers, but for a guy that doesn’t seem to give a shit about his S2k he has a bunch of random and what seems to be authentic parts on his car…. Makes me wonder if he bought the car like that…for some reason to me, the build screams 2008….like it was built around that era. Also the interior of his car has door pull handles like a Porsche GT3 RS, which I didn’t take a picture of.


Once again more quality parts but sort of obscure parts for today’s S2k standards……RAYS 57 Motorsports G07WT Wheels with which seems to be with a Brembo GT-R Big Brake Kit….a 6piston MSRP $8,0000 BBK. It just boggles my mind the owner doesn’t give a shit about this car, maybe rich people problems?

Alvin Raising the car on the lift


Wheels are Enkei RPF1s (duh, aka ap2v4) and HKS Low Power Exhaust, oops I meant Hi-Power….


We used their airguns to pop the wheels off…Like his Apexi Coilovers?


To gain access and provide wiggle room so we can move the axle you need to unbolt the upper bolts on the upper control arms. An airgun made quick work of this.


Be sure to mark where the axle meets the diff assembly. We used the airgun with a long extension and a box wrench on the other side of the nut to remove each bolt…


Pop in the driveshaft spacers and make sure everything is aligned right and bolt everything back together…. around this time my battery on my camera died…..

Hope you guys enjoyed my Sorta DIY on how to install Driveshaft Spacers. We installed the spoon driveshaft spacers since they are higher quality than the rest of the junk out there, it is made out of steel compared to the other brands that make their spacers out of aluminum.

Life: Super Street X Toyo Tires Calendar Launch Meet (Part 2)

Part 2 of my Super Street X Toyo Tires Calendar Launch Post. (56K Warning Pic Heavy) Remember when they used to say that?

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My favorite part about these cars is the rear vent on the pillar, The Mercedes 190E also had these….

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All sorts of cars showed up… Even this Turbo Nissan Sentra….

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Since I am also an IS300 owner I was really digging this Lexus is300 with altezza front grill and TRD front bumper

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I really like this TRD front bumper, but I’m a big fan of the stock IS300 projector fogs

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This car is representing Kawaii Crew, I’m assuming some sort of Anime Otaku group.

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This random ass woman was speedwalking like crazy through the crowd. No car meet was going to stop her.

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Another awesome Datsun 510 with a beautiful shade of Red

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The Datsun 510 is sitting on CCWs

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Bunch of Porsches with Wings showed up

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Big ass wings

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I was feeling this mint Porsche 356 Speedster. The diamond stitched interior is well executed and the chrome accents really make the interior pop.

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Engine Money shot. Carbs always clean stuff up, we’re so used to seeing wiring with modern cars.

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The Coachbuilt gas tank is badass

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White ap2 with an ill fitting ap2 bumper and Blue Regamasters and Spoon Calipers

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Project Mu Rotors all around!

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Laguna Blue Ap2 with Chalked tires and Volk CE28N

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Itasha’ed Mazda Miata with TE37V

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the hardtop was Stickered up with all sorts of Anime stickers, I wonder how this guy sees out the rear.

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Mclaren mp4-12c with CF and blue accents.

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Side shot!

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Clean EK4 on Regamaster EVO

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BMW wagon on air with matching shoes and watch

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I’ve seen this rootbeer colored LS swapped S2000 a few times….

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Looks like there might be some brake caliper to wheel clearance?

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High Quality cars were coming in and out all morning

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The Porsche GT3 Cup Car we saw earlier was now propped up on airjacks!

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A quick look at the rear you can see the cage better and all the electronics

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The b16 Mini Cooper, there isn’t much clearance between the header and the front of the car….

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Cars were starting to leave, I was watching all the GTRs scrape the curb

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Buick Grand National crew

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Warpped BMW 328i with a voltex wing

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Really digging the front end

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If I can get the framing right

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Volk Te37 with Rotora Big Brake Kit

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I’m not the biggest fan of FRS/BRZs, But I was feeling this FRS by Pink Ribbon Racing. I like the pink and blue accents.

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Brembo STi Brake caliipers and Volk TE37

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down with Voltex Swan neck wing

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More of the Grand Nationals

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Nice Stock NSX leaving

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I like the motorsports grade wiring.

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Corvettes were out strong

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Auto Rendering internet celebrity John Sibal

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More of the Hakosuka Datsun truck

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Sweet legit JDM Bluebird
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RHD and all!

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Interesting Cardboard AERO

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I’ll end this post with me and my buddy’s R8

Life: Super Street X Toyo Tires Calendar Launch Meet (Part 1)

Last month I checked out the Super Street X Toyo Tires Calendar launch in Costa Mesa. It took place at Boden AutoHaus so they were plenty of stance cars on air there. I’m usually not a big fan of stance, regardless I wanted to check it out. They were some quality builds there I’ve only seen online prior. Sorry for lack of polarizer… the pictures are too damn reflective….


First thing I saw was this Art car inspired Porsche 911


Costa Mesa Police was there to keep things in order


They were some S2000s there like this s2k running “Spoon inspired” body parts, like the top, bumper, fenders…. The quarter panels look legit though…. Sometimes I wonder if you spend this much on Shine goods, it’s not that much more for legit bumpers.



I’ve seen this LTMW Audi R8 all over the interwebs. I must admit it looks better in person.



Datsun roadster with an ITB Swapped Engine… Not sure what engine this is though


Them Blue Velocity Stacks….


Nice VIP Q45 from Central Pine


Parked behind it was a White Q45 also from Central Pine


I liked the white build much better


This Evo with Painted blue calipers and Volk TE37SL caught my eye


AWD cars were out in numbers


This Evo X had all sorts of delicious goodies from ColtSpeed


This Honda CRZ had a bunch needed bumper in power from Jackson Racing with this supercharger


This widebody Pink STi had everyone’s attention….


It’s so damn wide


I am a big fan of this extremely clean Datsun 240z in what my friend calls, “Jizz White” with Gold Work Equip 03. Perfect execution




You don’t see Bride Gias seats in Porsche 997s too often


They were in this GMG Porsche 911



The infamous Michael Mao was there in his NSX


The RWB cars were out in full force


The red on this cars in person is so deep, it’s glorious




Some detail on the vents on the rear over fenders



Early model Porsche 911 RWB’ed



Very interesting Smart Car wtih a Voltex wing and coolers of some sort?



Brand new 911 991 GT3 Cup car on display. I feel like this is what kind of cars we try to emulate….



Behind it was this GT4 Clubsport


Massive Motorsports-grade calipers




Behind the Porsches was this b16 powered Mini Cooper



and behind that Mini was this Mini Cooper truck


Supposedly this has a K swap.


Cars were coming and going all morning.


I feel like SoCal has so many Evos, more than the parts of the country that could benefit from the AWD system.



This guy rolled thru bumping music with his fluffy ass dog.


They were a few NSX at this meet


Internet famous Datsun Hako-truck


Supercharged S2k


This Prius had an insane System in the rear


I don’t know if this is stock or not, but this ill fitting Carbon Fiber hood made this car seem cheap….


The Jizz White 240z with a tan baseball glove interior



Rocket bunny RX7


I think I’ve heard of this group IacroPhobia in Beijing China….


This car is what’s wrong with the scene today. All people want to do is build their car for the most attention as fast as possible with no thought put into it…… No attention to detail, no saving up for quality authentic parts, none of that.

Life: NSX & S2k Meet at NWP

Hi all, 新年快樂! or happy Chinese new year. I’m writing this all the way from Beijing China where I will be for a couple of days for the lunar new year….

In January my friend hosted a S2k and NSX meet at NWP. NWP is Northwood Pizza, a popular spot car enthusiasts used to meet up frequently in the Irvine area. This is the NWP in NWP4life…. This meet was on a Saturday and unfortunately I work some Saturdays, so I showed up a bit late to this meet after my stint at work, probably around 1pm in the afternoon.  By the time I got there, things were already in full swing and some people started  to roll out.


S2k and NSX were both properly represented. In the past few years the price gap between the S2ks and NSXs have been increasing drastically. The s2000 has remained relatively at the same price, while the price of the NSX has been on the rise. Since the NSX is a more expensive car, I feel like they bring a more mature crowd and the majority of S2k owners nowadays are younger due to their low cost of entry…. I can understand that most NSX owners do not want to associate themselves with a younger crowd….which is why I’m so stoked that this meet happened and had a great NSX turnout. The NSX owners that come out to these are usually older guys, who cut their teeth modifying Hondas and “Upgraded” to the NSX while still sticking true to their roots.


New Formula Red NA2 front end, HRE Wheels, and type-r style hood make this NSX yummy


Another shot of the NFR NSX. You can see the painted stock NSX Calipers peek through. I remember the days when getting NSX calipers was hot shit to put on older Hondas, I.E Civic, Integra, my old BB6 Prelude……


My crap framing, but this Berlina Black S looks great with a Voltex Front bumper, Bronze Ce28N, Mugen Hardtop, and Spoon Calipers.


Blue S2k with ASM or ASM styled front bumper and Hood.



I checked out this Black S2k with an ARC Cooling plate and the HKS Supercharger. This is my first time seeing the HKS system in person. I am impressed how clean it looks compared to the other SuperCharger systems such as Science of Speed or the Vortech unit. The Oil Catch can setup and Coolant reservoir looks clean too, you don’t really notice it unless you look at it very hard.


Close up shot of the HKS SuperCharger.


The squad posted up. Areen’s Spoon AP1, Chris Lum’s Mugen AP2, and Sung’s Mugen front Ap1.  Areen is rocking his limited official Spoon team jacket, you can’t buy this jacket unfortunately….


Clean Ap2 on Volk Racing RE30 and OEM hardtop.


NFR NA1 NSX next to an Ap2 with Spoon calipers under the ap2v3 rims!


Michael Mao’s internet famous NSX. Vortex wing, fancy burnt exhaust tips and all…..



Signature Longreach Valve cover…with a one off Twin Turbo Kit….



Some people started to roll out, like this black NA1 NSX on Regamasters and a Voltex wing.




This very clean GPW S2k with an ASM front, 04 ASM rear (not pictured, I’m bad at taking pictures of the whole car, but trust me it’s there), and a host of Mugen goodies.


Mugen Spark plug cover…. which was recently discontinued, Mugen Intake and Orgin Fabrications intake arm and enough Mugen bolts to blow himself up…..


Man I want that damn spark plug cover!


Nick doing work!


Sung giving the bumper a good look over probably comparing it to his Mugen half lip for his bumper…..


CWEST Mirrors! you can see his ASM front fenders here too.


After the meet I stopped by one of my favorite spots in Costa Mesa, Period Correct. Period Correct is a clothing store that sells vintage racer inspired clothing. I love the layout of their store, the interior of the store feels like a petrolicious video. My car and the owner’s Mercedes Benz 190e 2.3-16v. The 190E is one of my all time favorite Benz, I hope this picture if a preview of things to come in my personal garage….


Looks so good in black, I love how boxy the car looks….




I love the vintage automotive artwork, the owner is a definite petrol head!


The showroom has this beautiful Porsche 356, absolutely mint…..


Also has this beautiful Martini Livery Lancia race car.


I love how raw this race car looks, especially inside the store.


I wonder if this even runs…


Of course being Italian Pininfarina designed this beauty…..

Thanks for reading, I’ll have more events to cover when I get back.




Life: Tech day!

After the new years my friends decided to host a tech day. We all had various maintenance items to address on our cars or some people just took it as an opportunity to hang out.


Having an accessible lift definitely made it easier. The red Miata was doing a clutch job.


Black S2k with Regamasters, I don’t see too many S2000s with Regamaster wheels these days….


Silver S2k with Black CE28RT in 17×10 +45? I love the look of the RT Edition C28, I like how the the lip is machined not painted. The machined Volk logo is also badass! No peeling stickers here! Funny not so funny conscience, I saw his car at JCCS Neo Classics a few month ago, this was before I didn’t know who owned this car.



Voltex 1S Wing! I think the best looking “streetable” s2000 Wing on the market.


That Carbon life yo.


Everyone was working on various car maintenance. Andy installed some JPM Coachworks interior pieces for his BRZ. The quality is superb and it flows with the interior of the BRZ….This is the CLUSTER HOOD IN ALCANTARA


It also helps when you have the JPM Coachworks Shiftboot….else known as the 6MT SHIFT BOOT IN ALCANTARA


and JPM Coachworks Kneepad….KNEE PADS IN ALCANTARA


How cool is this? Official Honda preset 80FtLbs Torque wrench for wheel lugs.


Areen’s S2k Looking all Spoon and multicolored


Chris Lum’s ASM duckbill


End this off with my ASM goodie, the ASM seat rear cover 🙂

Life: Photoshoot!

Recent photoshoot with the guys this past week.


We are posting up waiting for the rest of the guys to catch up with us. Areen’s Spoon’ed out S2k and Colin’s BB6 Prelude


For some reason my trunk doesn’t stay flush anymore. I think I put something in the trunk that must of bent a torsion rod… It means I definitely have to get an ASM trunk now!


A Few different perspectives.


Areen got some new parts, he’s just waiting to get them painted.


I shot this with my trusty 5dmkii with a wide angle lens and my Sony a7 with a 50mm……

Colin’s infamous BB6 Prelude. I remember he owned this Prelude when I used to have my 5th Gen Prelude years ago….. I can’t believe he still has it to this day


White Hondas always look good with Red seats. Gold CE28Ns are a nice contrast to the White.

What sets Colin’s BB6 apart from other Preludes in the USA is the Super Rare Wise Square/Behrman Front and Rear bumpers. Wise Square/Behrman is actually a JDM VIP company, it is interesting how they make parts for the 5th Gen Prelude. In the rear he is running a Mugen rear wing. My favorite part is the JDM Fog lights! Back in our day they didn’t make replica JDM fog lights….. I had the same fog lights in my old Prelude.


Ever so timeless Volk CE28N and Spoon ITR calipers! A well executed car is absolutely timeless, it will look great 20+ years in the future as it does today. Nothing trendy on the car like stance or super wide body kits to make this car dated….


S2k Steering wheel, like the one I used to have in my Prelude. The Red Bride seats make the interior.


EJ’s SuperCharged OEM+ Type-r inspired ap1 build. A well executed build using OEM or oem like components, like ap2 v3 rims, CR Spoiler, Amuse R1 Front bumper, and Red DC5 ITR seats. I posted some pictures here


His newly powder coated ap2v3 rims look great with the Stoptech calipers.


I know I don’t post too many pictures here are some rare pictures of my current setup……



I feel like I need Craftsquare mirrors to complete my exterior look. The OEM mirrors look too bulky for me…..

Some Pictures shot by my friend Nick at Here






I like how my ASM 70mm Titanium Exhaust looks here.


My One of One Mugen wheel, because the U and E is worn out at the bottom there….




Life: Malibu Drive + Honey Boba Meet

Hi all,

It’s been pretty chilly in SoCal recently, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s and rain, lots of rain! well for socal standards that is…..

A few Sundays ago I went for a Malibu Canyon run with some friends from Irvine. It was my first time in these canyons and it was absolutely a blast. of course I was the slowest one of the group, what’s new…..


Mike and Colin with their NA1 NSX and the rest of us mortals with S2ks. This picture was taken at the top of the snake.


The reason we stopped up here… this man selling hotdogs. They were damn good!

This past Thursday I met up with the 626 fellas at Honey Boba in Rosemead. I saw a few interesting S2ks there.


Shawn Nguyen’s ASM S2000. I think this was my first time looking at an Authentic ASM bumper in person and it looks great. Looks much better than the pictures online! I like the detail on the CF lip.


J’s Racing Racing Magnetic Numbers


These Volk Ce28N filled out the fenders nicely. I believe they were 17×10 +45…..


This Turbo’ed S2k was pretty interesting. They are not that many Turbo S2ks in California due to their smog rules. The visual inspection process is extremely strict. Even if a car passes the plug in readiness test, it can still fail if visually the engine is not stock. I believe the owner says he puts out 600hp. The car sounded good, the idle was like stock. Check out his build thread here


A quick peak at his Turbo Setup.


One more of Shawn’s S2k! So fresh.


Excuse me for being out of focus. My S2k and Shawn’s. It’s crazy how we have the same rims, but the offset and color make it look like a completely different wheel.