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  • 01Oct

    This past weekend I made a concerted effort with a few friends to take a few snaps of my NSX. Thanks to Jose Torres for the rolling shot and also to Armando Lorenzana for assisting in the overhead shot. Click on the photo for a higher res image. 

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    I’ve wanted to do an overhead shot like this for some time now. Originally I was going to use this location for another car, but this idea was scrapped due to a marathon blocking this location a few weeks ago. Since I’m actually in the car driving, you could say I was the “producer” of this pic. I essentially gave Armando instructions on what I was looking for and setup the shutter speed/aperture prior to handing him the reins.

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    This is a second-hand J’s Racing 3D GT Wing (Type 2) I picked up over the winter. It was a bit rough, but turned out great after a local guy refinished it for me. It was only after the purchase of the wing did I realize that J’s never made a wing for the NSX. The previous owner told me it’s actually an S2K wing with custom NSX mounts.

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    A rear shot of the car with another angle of the wing. You’ll also notice that I switched out my Model 5’s to Advan RG3’s on Falken Rubber.

    Fall NSX Shoot

    For those interested in the specs- Advan RG III in 17×8 +38 and 18×10 +35. I have a 3mm spacer up front, so that makes my fronts +35 The finish is “hyper black.” It’s in between a silver and black chrome type look. Tires- Falken Azenis RT-615K 215/40 and 265/35.

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    Recently I’ve been loving shooting “wide open” using my 85mm 1.2 lens. It’s a great lens for automotive on a full frame camera.

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    Side profile of the shot. I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to an 18/19 look again. I love the balance of a 17/18 setup. Another thing I have to mention is that Advan wheels clear ANYTHING. Stoptechs are great, but unfortunately their caliper width limit your wheel selection. Not an issue though with Advan.

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    There aren’t too many things on my “list” anymore for the nsx, so this mat purchase was a bit of a stretch for me. Karo has been making hand-made mats for over 30 years in Japan. SCW Performance was able to work with KARO to develop a LHD Specific (US-Model) NSX floor mat set. I think there are only a handful of these in the US (based on how expensive these are), but I’m pretty happy with the quality.

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    Another new item for 2014 was this NSX-R cover by Science of Speed.

    NSX 2014 Shoot

    Rolling shot by Jose which I edited.

  • 27Jun

    Some new shots and some new updates-  Since I plan on keeping the car NA, new mods are somewhat limited for this car. I have been thinking of going with a more aggressive look, so the J’s Racing 3D GT Wing (Type 2) came up at the right time.  I found this used on nsxprime in fairly decent condition. Larry from Project X Customs referred me to Edgar who did a great job refinishing and re-clearing the wing. Thanks also to PX who powdercoated the bases for me in a satin black finish. In case you guys are wondering, this wing was originally intended for an S2000, but the previous owner made custom bases to fit the NSX.

    Wheels: Advan RG III in 17×8 +38 and 18×10 +35. I have a 3mm spacer up front, so that makes my fronts +35 The finish is “hyper black.” It’s in between a silver and black chrome type look. Very similar to the finish I have on my Model 5’s.

    Tires: Falken Azenis RT-615K 215/40 and 265/35

    Thanks to Touge Factory on the wheels and my sponsor Falken for another hookup on the tires!  Below are some pics I found online, so thanks to the photogs who took these shots. I have been way too busy to snap pics myself, but perhaps a new shoot is in order.

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  • 12Aug

    Wow, it’s been almost a year since I last updated the blog but only added a few more things for this year. I ended up selling my 17/18 Advan Model 5’s and went for the larger 18/19 setup which I felt looks a bit better. The finish is a custom powdercoat which is in between gunmetal/chrome/silver.

    With regards to wheel/tire sizing- I am at 18×8 +38 in front and I have a 3mm spacer. So with that said, front is +35 (Falken 253’s 215/35/18). In the rear, I am 19×10 +45, and using an additional 5mm spacer to bring me to +40. I can PROBABLY get a few more mm’s before rubbing. I might try to align my rears a bit and reduce camber. The problem is, I’m running 275/30/19 in rear which is the reason why I can’t go too aggressive in rear offsets.

    Finally, you’ll notice some Downforce side splitters I added in Carbon Fiber. These were the last set they made for the 2002 side skirts, so I was pretty lucky to snag these. I’m not sure if they plan on making these again. Thanks to the Keith and Casper for these pics.

  • 15Aug

    Thanks to Larry for taking some sweet pics of my NSX @ Autobahn Track in Joliet, IL. Click on each photo to get to my Flickr page, and a higher res image.

    Synth19 Imola Orange NSX

    Synth19 Imola Orange NSX

    Synth19 Imola Orange NSX

  • 10May

    Haven’t updated the blog in awhile, but here are some 2012 updates.

    Carbon 6: Super GT Mirror

    Carbon 6 Super GT Mirrors in Carbon Fiber. 1 of only 13 sets ever made, with functional mirrors (retains
    factory controls).

    New JP Aero Front Lip

    I decided to go with the JP Aero front lip to retain a factory-like look, with a touch of aggressiveness.

    Front Profile

    Another look of the mirrors and new lip.

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    Thanks Greg for this shot! These are Discontinued Advan Model 5’s. FRONT 17×8 +30 (with 15mm spacer).
    This was taken at the JDMC Season Opener meet on May 5th.

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    Another Shot by Greg @ Automass on April 29th. Rear fitment is 18×10 +25 (with 20mm spacer).
    Tires are Falken 452’s in 215/40/17 and 265/35/18.

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