Pick Ups/DIY: Spoon Radiator Stays + Opera Performance Reservoir Covers + Mugen Bolts

Pick Ups/DIY: Spoon Radiator Stays + Opera Performance Reservoir Covers + Mugen Bolts

I noticed my OEM Radiator stays were getting a bit crusty, so in went some Spoon Radiator Stays in black.  The are a generic unit from Spoon, they fit all Hondas, and fits the S2000 with no difficulties.


The old radiator stay with a bolt that probably is not the correct one.  Remove the 10mm Bolt holding the radiator stay in place.


After the stay is off, remove the rubber bushing inside the radiator stay.  I was able to push this rubber bushing out with my hand.

The Rubber Bushing removed from the old radiator stay.


Get your brand new Spoon Radiator stay and press in the rubber bushing you just removed from your old radiator stay.  I was also able to do this with my hands again.


Since I replaced the radiator stay with a new shiny part, I couldn’t bring myself to reinstall the crusty old bolts.  The solution to that? Mugen.  The answer is always Mugen.  In this case it is more Mugen bolts.


The Cusco Cooling plate has a cutout for the JDM Vin Tag.  I need to figure out what to put here, it currently looks so empty.  Now that the Radiator stays are changed out, my radiator is looking a bit beat.  Perhaps some new hoses and new a radiator are in the works for the future.


I took a better picture of the Arvou Tow Hook on my Amuse R1 bumper.  Not having a front tow hook makes me nervous at a track day….. Previously I was running a tow strap, but the strap was not long enough to clear my bumper,  so if I require a front tow I’m sure my bumper will be destroyed.  This Arvou unit is milled out of a single block of aluminum and protrudes a 2-3″ from the bumper, ensuring a safe tow.

PickUp Areen Toda Pulley I found famed S2000 tuner, Opera Performance on Instagram.  I’ve always been a fan of their tuning philosophy of making the lightest car possible.  I envy their ability to swiss cheese cut holes on an S2k to save weight and build badass roll cages.  If I was in Japan, I would bring them my S2k for a chassis makeover.  In Gran Turismo the car was very competitive for what looked like a stock bodied car because it was “solid as a rock” due to the chassis reinforcements via roll cage, and weight reduction from Carbon Fiber parts.  Their race car weights around 2000lbs…..Almost 1000lbs less than stock…..Check out this old feature on this thread

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I was able to purchase a few T-shirts and reservoir covers.  It came with a handwritten “thank you” from the owner of Opera Performance, Yasuyoshi Yamamoto.

My Mugen Sock has seen better days, perhaps I can try to throw it into the wash?  I installed my Opera Performance Reservoir cover on my clutch master cylinder and saved my extra Opera Performance cover for another day.

Photoshoot: June 2016 Photoshoot!

Photoshoot: June 2016 Photoshoot!

Happy 4th of July everyone.  Last week Warren was back in town from South Korea so we decided to get together for a quick photoshoot!  It was getting late and we were not in the mood to move our cars 100000 times….. so this is a bunch of shots in different angles.  I lost a few shots because my camera was set on auto ISO on the tripod, the pictures weren’t up to my standards so they weren’t posted.


This line up of cars  is seen plenty of times if you are a frequent visitor of this site.  From the left to right, my car, Alan’s car, Areen’s car, Chris’s car, and Warren’s car

Chris Lum’s Mugen AP2 and Warren’s AP2 with the ASM V1 rear.

Warren’s Ap2 is also rocking an Authentic Amuse Dry Carbon Hood and Amuse R1 front bumper….. The Mugen hardtop Bronze CE28N and Stoptech brakes are a nice touch…. You can see the different types of S2000 hoods in this shot.  Of course, everything is authentic!





Chris’s clean Mugen Dry CF hood and Mugen intake.

Areen’s Carbon Fiber Spoon Spark plug cover signed by Mr. Spoon himself.  The battery setup is by KcMachine
Closing this photoshoot out with Areen’s Amuse’d Ap2.

Life: Top Down Meet 10 Year Anniversary

This past Saturday we checked out the Top Down Meet 10 year anniversary meet at the La Puente Hills Mall.  The Top Down Crew are an “old school” S2k crew. Living on the East coast I was always envious of the S2k scene out in California, the east coast didn’t have too much of an S2k scene.  I remember reading about the different S2k crews in California on S2ki. Years have passed and most of the original members have moved on to newer cars or have started families, but you can tell the S2k still holds a place in their hearts.

I was planning to take a ton of pictures, but the meet ended before I had a chance to take out my tripod, everything you see here is shot handheld, so I’m sure they are plenty of cars I did not shoot that attended the meet.
A man admiring the fine machines……

Gotuning Tommy’s ASM theme Ap2 CR and a car that has been featured on this site many many many many times, Areen’s Spoon themed Ap2.

Extremely quality parts here, ASM EVERYTHING, ASM dry carbon hood, Mugen DRY CF top, ASM Prodrive wheels….. and of course we know all about Areen’s car….. Shine Everything! JK all authentic here too!

The meet was starting to look good…..Aftermarket front bumpers everywhere, like this voltex kitted car…. not too sure how many of these front bumpers were authentic though…..

A look many of the younger S2k crowd is going for nowadays…. ASM front bumper and Enkei RPF1s SBCs


As I mentioned earlier, some members have moved on…..It looks like this particular member moved on to a Datsun 510 but still rocking a TD S2k license plate.  He proudly displayed a picture of what I can assume is his prior ride.


ASM and Voltex bumpers came out in numbers that night….They were more ASM and Voltex front bumpers than stock bumpers…..

One of my favorite cars of the night.  OG S2k rocking a legit IS-11 ASM kit, CE28N, Spoon Calipers, M racing Mirrors, Mugen Hardtop, and more.

Around this time is when the cops came by and broke up the meet….about 1 hour after it got started.  They told everyone to leave or they will start writing tickets.

A few of us rolled out to another spot…. Here is Mike checking out Tommy’s ASM’ed AP2 CR.  His ASM I.S. DESIGN FRONT AERO BUMPER GT-10 is tits, I want to say this is Dry Carbon……

Warren was in town from South Korean, he brought out his awesome Amuser R1 front bumper and amuse dry carbon hood.

Chris Lum’s famous Mugen Ap2!  He’s almost been on this site many times….

Tommy popped the hood of his ASM CR and it unveiled a host of ASM goodies, the ASM CF intake, a rare piece, I think this is where passwordjdm got “inspiration” to create their intake.  Of course ASM cooling plate, ASM catch can, ASM coolant reservoir, ASM strut bar, ASM Toda throttle body, and the piece I’ve been looking around everywhere the Mugen Dry Carbon Spark Plug Cover!

The rear of Tommy’s car was all ASM too, CUSTOM Spec ASM wing, ASM 07+ rear bumper, ASM tow hook, and the ASM Siren exhaust.  It sounded so clean……
This car just happened to be in the parking lot…. FRS/BRZ? with a Voltex Swan neck wing and the best mod…..a big ass Honda badge!

Life: Nemo’s Garage Grand Opening Meet

Hi all.  Last week I checked out the Nemo’s Garage grand opening meet.  Nemo’s garage is located in Ontario, CA.  It was hot as hell that day, with temperatures in the upper 90s.


I rolled with my buddy Alvin in his LBP AP2

We found some parking off to the side….

There were plenty of civics there….

Like this K swapped RHD example

Of course, I was on the lookout for S2000s….. Like this Formula Red sitting on Advan RZ.

Instagram famous S2boost…. with J’s Fenders, Mugen Hardtop, J’s Racing rear quarter panel, and of course a Vortech supercharger……

Bronze TE37V and Spoon Calipers

My favorite civic there, and they were a lot of civics to choose from.  This is a clean and simple Spoon EG build with almost every spoon part thrown at it.

I don’t know much about CRXs, but this one looked like it had plenty of Mugen goodies……

I met up with my buddy Areen at the show and his Spoon’d out S2k.  He was parked next to a nicely executed Mugen theme S2000 CR in Apex Blue.

Apex blue just pops in person.  I love this entire build…..

Mugen Hood and Mugen MF10s!

He replaced the OEM hardtop with a Mugen piece.


Underneath the MF10s sits Endless Calipers…..Not many people run endless calipers, since they cost more than most of the Big Brake Kits out for the S2k

A better shot of the Mugen MF10 with Endless Calipers….

A caliper comparison, Areen’s Spoon Caliper setup with his brand new Project MU brake rotors.

My favorite cars at the meet for sure….

Areen’s Spoon Mirrors vs Mugen Blue mirror inserts.

Sleek and aerodynamic spoon mirrors…. not many S2ks can pull this off, doesn’t hurt when you have the full spoon kit.

I love how these look, they look much more blue than the spoon mirror inserts….and of course that mugen logo!

Here is Areen telling me about his 1 of 3 in the world J’s racing shiftknob and our crotches
Areen’s New ASM rear bar……Fresh off the boat from ASM.

Meet was not limited to Hondas, this mean FB RX-7 rolled by.

Or this 71′ datsun 240z

Two of Nemo Garage’s cars. their EM1 and EG….
Instagram S2k I follow, Mykeeeman.  Full J’s Racing exterior with some meaty ce28 and J’s racing 6pot calipers

The interior unfortunately was not as good as the exterior…. I’m sure he is still working on it. Looks look he has a cage with side bars, but the takata harness through the stock seats kills it for me. From a safety aspect it is unsafe and aesthetically, it looks bad.  All he really needs is seats and possibly a new center console cover.

Rear shot of the J’s racing rear bumper and J’s racing tow hook

J’s racing exhaust!

Another build I see on instragram, DPK ChuyChuy and his ITR

I love small details like this Fuji Speedway sticker on the lip….

First time really seeing a J swapped civic.  In real life it sticks out of the hood so much…..

Owner and his girl drive all the way from Vegas like this….. no hood and all….

Amazing how clean the engine fits in the engine bay

Stock bodied MKIV Supra rolling by..


I was suprised on the number of RHD Civics in attendance.  I felt like there were more RHD civics than LHD.
I love this clean look, lowered midori on CE28s in Titanium Silver.

Life: Another 626 June night

It’s getting hot in the 626… with the SoCal summer heat comes more summer meets….. I kicked it with a few friends this past week……

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My car next to clements track machine.


This shot reminded me of fast and the furious when they line up and look down the line…..


Track bro Track bro Track bro Track bro, Oscar’s S with his new splitter and wing he let me put my drink on……. Did I mention he tracks his car?

Amuse or Amuse Style? GPW S2k that showed up on BBS LMs…..

I put my Arvou tow hook on recently…. no new additions recently, just more rock chips.

Shot of different front bumpers, Mugen (style), Amuse R1 and Voltex (Style)……
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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……

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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…..

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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….

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These would good perfect with some Spoon Axle Spacers

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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…..

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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…..

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

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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…..

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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.
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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

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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.

Travel: My Visit to ASM Yokohama

What S2000 enthusiasts hasn’t heard of ASM? It is the pinnacle of S2000 tuning. Although they make parts for other makes, they still stay true to the S2000. I don’t think any other s2000 tuner besides Mugen can come close to the quality of ASM. I’m going to contradict myself though, since ASM outsources all of their parts, i.e Karo, Sacclam, Recaro, PWR, Toda, Challenge….While Mugen makes everything in house. I’ve been to Japan over 5 times now and I can’t believe I never stopped by ASM Yokohama. Since I was in Japan last month, I thought what the hell, I have to stop by ASM and see those iconic wooden floors pictured in their blog or Toshi’s blog. We flew in from Indonesia into Haneda Airport in Tokyo, ASM is situated in Yokohama, an almost suburb outside of Tokyo proper. From Haneda, getting to Yokohama is easy, you can just take a train that goes to Yokohama. From the train stop, ASM is a quick 10min walk.

On the way walking to ASM we saw this lady pushing this Shiba Inu around in a dog stroller.  People in Japan are crazy about their Shibas

 

Crossed a bridge overlooking the water that probably runs into the bay

 

One of my favorite stores in Japan, Don Kihote.  It’s like walmart, but 400x more shit.  Great place to buy souvenirs.  I liked this one in Yokohama since it isn’t as crowded as the ones in Tokyo and it is much bigger.

 

I saw this interesting Toyota Crown on the way to ASM.  It looks like it has a nice drop with some BBS rims.

 

Pretty stock Nissan R34 GTR Vspec in a parking lot on the way to ASM

 

Future classic for sure…

 

I finally made it to the promise land and proceeded to take this shitty picture of the building with flag poles covering the logo.

 

Yes, we can!

 

Nice ASM front Ap2.  I like the color… can’t remember if it is purple or blue….

 

I love the FULLY TODA’ed OUT C32 engine on display….. I know a few NSX guys that would die for this setup.  FULL TODA INTERALS, TODA ITBS, TODA CAMS, TODA DRY SUMP, CARBON AIRBOX.  Probably a $60,000+ Engine Build

 

Interesting clutch, I wonder what car this came out of, or if it’s just a display engine they built.

 

A shot of the Toda Sport Injection kit for the NSX otherwise known as ITBs

 

The most iconic S2000 Race car, the ASM race car!  I can’t believe I got to see this in person.  This is one of the few NA powered cars that broke the 1 minute barrier at Tsukuba.

 

Interesting ASM bike

 

I’ve never seen this ASM Battery/Catch can setup before

 

More ASM goodies, like the ASM steering boss kit….

 

It’s crazy how they are selling a US Civic Shift knob here…. I like the S660 Titanium knob.

 

More shots of this engine

 

The dry sump setup is nuts!

 

ASM karo floor mats for the S2k and ASM Radiator cooling plates

 

They also sold some Mugen items here, like this Mugen intake for the S2000 and Mugen S2000 Engine mounts.

 

Assortment of ASM goodies

 

ASM suspension for a Z34 and ASM Racing Power steering tank for some car.

 

 

ASM Dry Carbon Hood for  GT86.FRS.BRZ

 

 

ASM throttle body, I’m not sure what car this is for

 

 

Toda Stroker Kit for a F20c

 

Anyone who has seen pictures of ASM should recognize this f20c on an Engine stand.

 

They were a few bikes scattered along ASM

 

ASM Dry carbon trunk for a GT86.FRS.BRZ Quality is Nuts

 

ASM Hood again, and ASM front lip for GT86.FRS.BRZ Quality is still nuts

 

Rows and rows of Super Starks and ASM Ruby seats, is this heaven?

 

They had this SUPER mint S2000 on Display there.  It looks like no one has ever sat in it.

Of course the S2000 is rocking a Mugen Carbon Fiber Hardtop

 

Incase you are wondering how much a Mugen hardtop goes for nowadays…. 581,040yen!  It’s nice to see Mugen still makes this part for the S2000.

 

It’s a shame we don’t get any of these Recaros in the USA

 

If you are reading this, you probably already know ASM is a major Recaro dealer in Japan

 

I like how the S2000 is using ASM karo floormats as pads.

 

It looks like some people were getting their car serviced here. I wonder how much their bill is

 

New ASM Saclam Exhaust for a Subaru STi

 

I must admit I thought the design looked stupid online, but in person it is so nice!  Must be the fan boy in me.

 

Moonrock S2000 getting some work done.

 

GPW also getting some work done.

 

The Previous S2000 time attack engines

 

This time attack S2000 Engine was used in 2003.  Nice ASM intake port block off plate!

 

Another shot of their latest iteration of the race car.

 

Of Course S2000 Dry Mugen Hardtop!

 

They are Running the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R on their car.  I’ve heard these tires are the best tires on the market for the S2000 right now.

 

Recaro Speedster seat with Carbon Fiber backing

 

Looks like these Recaros would go great with a BMW M car!

 

Side shot of the race car!

 

Can’t resist ITB porn

 

The worker at ASM was super helpful.  He spoke perfect english.  Pro-tip if you spend more than 10,000yen here show them your passport and you can get sales tax (8%) taken off.  

 

The car is vinyl wrapped, probably for less weight.  Check out the carbon fiber weave peaking through!

 

Outside is their ASM FRS.BRZ.GT86 demo car will all the ASM Goodies.  Like this Dry Carbon ASM hood and lip.

 

ASM Dry Carbon trunk, ASM Dry Carbon side skirts, ASM Dry Carbon Wing

Closer shot of the trunk, this is SOOOOO QUALITY

 

Of course the fitment is on point as hell

 

Some shots of the cars parked outside.

 

Nice Silverstone Ap2 s2000 on Prodrive wheels, Mugen wing, and ASM v1 Rear bumper

This was that Moonrock S2000 that was being worked on in the shop earlier.  It has some Tasty Advan RZ rims, ASM V2 Rear bumper, and Mugen FRP Hardtop.

 

Better shot of this car with a ASM Front bumper.  This time with the cone out of the way.

 

No idea what this miata was doing here.  Probably getting some Recaros fitted.  You can see the front ASM bumper of the Silverstone Ap2 here.

 

ASM IS design Siren Circuit 2

 

I know a certain someone in the USA that has one of these exhaust on order right now……

 

All S2000 owners should make a pilgrimage to ASM!

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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Sweet Datsun 510

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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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E30 BMW

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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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RWB 🙂

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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….

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First thing I saw was this Art car inspired Porsche 911

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Costa Mesa Police was there to keep things in order

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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.

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

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

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Them Blue Velocity Stacks….

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Nice VIP Q45 from Central Pine

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Parked behind it was a White Q45 also from Central Pine

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I liked the white build much better

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

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AWD cars were out in numbers

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This Evo X had all sorts of delicious goodies from ColtSpeed

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

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This widebody Pink STi had everyone’s attention….

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It’s so damn wide

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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

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

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They were in this GMG Porsche 911

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The infamous Michael Mao was there in his NSX

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The RWB cars were out in full force

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

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Some detail on the vents on the rear over fenders

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Early model Porsche 911 RWB’ed

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

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

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Behind it was this GT4 Clubsport

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Massive Motorsports-grade calipers

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Behind the Porsches was this b16 powered Mini Cooper

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and behind that Mini was this Mini Cooper truck

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Supposedly this has a K swap.

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Cars were coming and going all morning.

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

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

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They were a few NSX at this meet

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Internet famous Datsun Hako-truck

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Supercharged S2k

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This Prius had an insane System in the rear

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

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The Jizz White 240z with a tan baseball glove interior

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Rocket bunny RX7

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

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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.