Ive owned the car a good 6 months now and ive done some bits and bobs making the car my own. I Originally purchased the car from a member on here in amazing condition, really well looked after machine and was a real credit to the him. I resisted the urge for around 2 months before I wanted to make it my own.
So anyway first thing first, here she is the day I picked her from Aberdeen, about to embark on the 450mile plus journey back to Wolvherhampton
Couple months later I managed to get hold of the tegiwa intake which I had partially fitted at a localish garage, where they were reluctant to take the bumper off to fit it. Resulting in the box being fitted but not the intake tract. Any how it made the car sound different in the cab and I was still sort of happy!
I then was set on getting the Tegiwa exhaust system, until speaking to ABP motorsport where I soon booked my self in for the 2.5" Miltek catback! Whilst I was there the intake tract also got fitted! Miltek gave it an awesome tone in Vtec and doesnt drone horribly on the motorway so I was one happy chappy driving home!
Wheels! Wheels! Wheels! What a Dilema! after months and months of deciding what wheels to go for I eventually purchased some Rota GR6 in Matt Bronze! I dropped an inch to 18" due to the cost of tyres, i wasnt prepared to pay alot of money for average tyres on 19inch wheels, I would rather get better tyres on a smaller wheel size. Im happy with the wheels, not sure if I would have prefered the Rota Drifts, but hey ho its different to most ive seen, and im warming to them more and more. Here she is at japfest2 the other day!
Past few days I have been busy, fitting small bits and bobs that I have ordered whilst working away. Here they are
Yes im aware the short shifter is the wrong one, thats another story!
so I got to work, it was bumper off time for the M200, to fit the Tegiwa intake garnishes. It took a while but only due to having to break for the weather and it was the first time I have done it.
Once the fogs were out and the garnishes fitted it made a real difference!
Next was the short shifter! after taking the centre console out my doubts about the short shifter were confirmed, it was not the correct one. Quick phone call to Tegiwa confirmed this. So a drive up to Stoke was needed, and due to my nature it needed to be now, so set off up the motorway where the lads at Tegiwa were waiting for us to turn up after they were planned to close to get it switched! Once there I also purchased some of their locking wheel nuts, which were a nice touch on the car. Back home the short shifter and Skunk2 racing gear knob was fitted, making a big difference, and it also looked alot better in my opinion than OEM gear knob
So after 6 months there have being few changes which I feel have improved the car making it that little bit better than it already was! Absolutely love the car and plan on keeping it a while, so a lot more modifications to come! Including a Hondata which is just around the corner. Long term Im confident Il have the car supercharged so im currently in the process of getting the car ready for it, Big brake kit and many other things to come! as well as some styling touches such mugen grill and bonnet.
Any feedback welcome, good and bad, and any ideas are much appreciated. Just a few pictures I took earlier of how she currently stands
Cheers james (lewy)