Archive | August, 2009

Solar Orange Z33 Roadster

20 Aug

I think it goes without saying that i’m loving the wheels and hating the tires. 🙂 No stretch for me.

Subie Stuntin…

19 Aug

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Some things I will just NEVER understand…

19 Aug

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There are times when I think to myself, maybe I just have a boring personality. Maybe I’m just not very receptive to change, more so than the average person. I see new things all the time that eventually become trends that I just sit back from afar and say “What the f*** are they thinking by doing that?” Perhaps I’m just getting old… or perhaps I’ll just never understand Civic drivers 😉

Someone please feel free to explain to me WHY someone would do this to a nice set of wheels? This car would look pretty nice sans the ridiculous stickers.

I’d also like to know what is cool about driving around on public roads without a hood?

Photos courtesy of 8thcivic.

Subtly Badass…

19 Aug

I’ve always said and I will always believe that I should have gotten a white Z.

Shorin Kitted S15 on Work XSA-02C

18 Aug

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Get low, get low, get low, get low…

18 Aug

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All I could think of was this jam…

Lexus IS-F Racing Concept… Does the “F” stand for Forza?

18 Aug

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I know it doesn’t but seriously this car looks very cartoonish from some angles. So I figured why bother posting the angles I don’t like? The down side is that I am only left with three decent photos  of which two are basically the same. Oh well, without further ado…

Serious EVO Business

18 Aug

I Love it…

Let the kitten slaying commence…

18 Aug

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Risi Competizione F430 GT in the Nude

17 Aug

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Lol at the thought of driving something that looks this aggressive and badass on public streets. Talk about road presence.

The closest I’ll ever come to driving a 380 RS-C

17 Aug

The $285,000 Z33 doing its thing.

For those of you havent heard about the car , click here: Nismo 380RS-C and here: Falken’s Nismo 380RS-C at Nurburgring 24h

Endless Brake tip: Pad fade vs. vapor lock

17 Aug

I just realized that I never posted this here and it is already a month old. Oh well, I still would like to post it even though it is old news.

Brakes not working as they should in demanding conditions? Here’s an easy way to tell whether it’s a problem with the brake pads or the brake fluid.

Pay attention to what the brake pedal feels like when experiencing brake problems. Then ask yourself this simple question; is the brake pedal alarmingly soft and spongey, or is it really stiff and unresponsive?

A soft pedal most often indicates that your brake fluid is boiling, also known as ‘vapor lock.’ When your brake fluid reaches a high enough temperature and boils the fluid, air bubbles form inside your brake lines. Since air is far more compressible than liquid, brake fluid in this case, pressing the brake pedal with air in the lines results in a soft, spongey feeling. You can temporarily solve the problem by bleeding your brakes to get the air bubbles out, although you can expect the problem to reoccur if left alone. A high performance brake fluid like our S-Four or RF-650 will increase the amount of heat it is able to withstand, often preventing the problem of vapor lock entirely. Although often overlooked, brake fluid is an integral part of your cars braking system, as when it is not upgraded, it is most often the first component to reach its limits.

A hard, unresponsive pedal most often indicates that the temperatures are exceeding the limits of the particular brake pad compound, also known as ‘pad fade.’ Certain compounds are meant to handle different temperature ranges, with some materials being capable of withstanding higher temperatures than others. If you experience brake pad fade while driving, it’s a good idea to stop and let the brake pads cool. Endless brake pads have excellent fade recovery, meaning that should you reach the limit of a particular compound, let them cool down to their optimal operating temperature range and the pads will return to normal function. The key, however, is to choose the correct brake pad compound for the type of driving you intend to do. We, at Endless USA, are always more than happy to help you in making the appropriate selection according to your particular setup and preferences.

New BBS CH-R

17 Aug
BBS CH-R on an Audi S5

BBS CH-R on an Audi S5

Audi and BMW fitments below:

New HKS SSQV 3 Blow Off Valve

16 Aug

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HKS introduces the third generation Super Sequential Blow-Off Valve, Super SQV3. In 1994 HKS introduced the first Sequential Blow-Off Valve with a unique pull-type sequential valve structure and a differential pressure control system that allows a broad operation range from low to high boost. This pull-type relief design ensures stable operation regardless of boost pressure.

New Super SQV 3 features include a nickel-plated, die-cast metal secondary valve which is swaged to the primary valve, a stainless steel C-Clip and spring to increase sealing and durability. To assure buyers that they are purchasing an authentic HKS product, the new design incorporates a holographic HKS logo on the back of the valve as well as additional HKS logos cast onto the body.

The Super SQV 3 utilizes the same mounting flanges as all previous generation SSQV’s to assure compatibility with all optional HKS SSQV inserts, recirculation fittings and recirculation kits. The new SSQV 3 valves also come with a lower MSRP!


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GTSPEC Subaru External Wastegate

16 Aug

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