tokyo auto salon 2014 part 2.

For this second part of my TAS coverage, I’ll be posting up some of the drift cars found outside of the venue. I’m not really big into drifting so I didn’t stick around to watch as I had way too much to cover inside, but the cars were pretty wild as expected.

I’d love to build an S15 one day…

 

 

 

 

 

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the new daily.

Back to dubs for me. 3.6L V6 DSG… just couldn’t  stay away from the VR6’s after my MK4 GTI.

I absolutely adore the interior. Some of the materials used are kinda cheap looking, but the beige interior with the CF trim and black dash really is a nice contrast.

Leatherette sport seats:

I’ll have to wipe down the engine bay though.

Also ended up ordering my first “mod” for the car… I don’t think I’ll be doing too much to this for a couple reasons:
1) There’s not much out for this car, as it’s a brand new, and fairly unpopular platform
2) I really like it the way it is, for the most part

I’ll definitely be lowering it on some sort of coilover, leaning on ST coils right now, and wheels of course. Exhaust is also on the to-do list, I do miss that VR6 exhaust note.

Anyway, ordered a set of H7 Osram Night Breaker Plus bulbs. Didn’t bother going with the drop in HID route – from what I understand, I need to do some coding for it to work properly. -_-;;

Lots of reading material on the back with fancy bar charts… I love how honest Osram is with their comparisons regarding the “Lifetime” of the bulb. And I’m not sure how “Light Color” can be compared using two bars.

I really haven’t played around with halogen bulbs since drop in HID kits dropped in price dramatically a few years ago, but it’s interesting to see how far it’s gotten in terms of performance and aesthetics. Tint on the bulb, as you may know, reduces light output, no matter how light the tint is.  To maintain bulb performance, Osram decided to leave a strip of untinted glass around the filaments of the bulb. The light blue tint supposedly will give it a slightly whiter colour though. We’ll see how that goes when I get a chance to install. I’m not expecting much in terms of colour difference, but I’ve heard good things about these bulbs and its performance.

importexpo.

Awesome. Placed 1st in Honda/Acura other.

Most of my shots were from roll in, so cars  are kinda everywhere…
Full set can be found >>>HERE<<<

This is such a crazy Civic, who came up from New Jersey. Won best of show. Stretching  275/35R19 over HRE’s. o_o

And his friend who came from New York with this FD3s RX7:

Kraftwerks supercharged AP2:

Something off with this car I think…

DAD Garson rims… don’t see those very often!

Our small showing of Level One…seems like most of the guys are either stock-ish at the moment  with new cars, or just getting out of the scene. :\

This was pretty crazy. Full J’s Racing RSX with widened rears as well, flat gunmetal paintjob… quality all around.

 

dan’s ap2 (now with asm).

Dan’s always on the move, changing parts and cars constantly. This time around he picked up an ASM front bumper with carbon lip, as well  as a J’s Racing rear diffuser. He also finally fixed up the messed up fenders and rear quarters he had after a mishap with some road construction.

Dan also has the unfortunate luck of nailing stuff with his rear diffuser, pushing all the mounts back an inch or so.

The amount of fender work on the fronts is pretty noticeable at certain angles: