Sunday, April 3, 2011
So last year I lowered the car on Tein S-Tech Springs. For the most part I love them. Obviously I would love to be on a coilover system but it is currently out of the budget for now. The Teins lower the car to a perfect height in my opinion and I love the fact that is lowers the front about a half inch more than the rear as the stock ride height has the front higher than the rear which looked awkward.
The wheels and tires i bought second hand off a local RX-8 owner who ended up going a different route with wheels and tires for his race setup. I ended up getting a great deal on wheels that are in mint condition and tires that have a huge amount of tread left.
The wheels are Enkei RP03 which are a lightweight racing wheel. they are 18x9 with a 40 offset, so the stance is really desirable. The tires are Toyo Proxes R1R 265/35/18, they are definitely a bit overkill for everyday street driving. The response and handling on these tires are crazy and definately need to be unleashed on the track.
I am a huge fan of good audio and high definition video so it was time i slowly upgraded the audio in my car.
Originally i was going to go with a Single DIN reciever but I came across a Navigation Unit on clearance for a steal, so I said what the hell you can never go wrong with a in car navigation unit built in, Plus the iPod interface and bluetooth cell phone screen interface was awesome.
The unit is the Pioneer Avic P700BT. Has all the preouts for amplifier upgrades and has on screen bluetooth cell phone controls and address book along with a Navigation that hasn't failed me yet.
Along with the Unit I added a Custom fiberglass sub box in the trunk with a 10" subwoofer and 4 channel amp.
This year I am hoping to get some nice JL Components for the Front Seat to pretty much complete my audio for now.