Well few months later my rear struts finally blew so I took a chance and dumped some cash into a set of CXRacing coilovers. I never had heard of them before but from the looks of them they are assembled the same as K-Sports, and I found them cheap. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. Due to their design, I'm able to adjust my height and ride comfort separately. Which means lower but still comfortable!
During the install:
After the install:
Also while it was up in the air I threw on a wheel from a set I snatched from Jason (punkracer). 15x7 et37 Centra Type 11's, spray-bombed black by someone up in Canada for use as their winter wheels. My plan with them is to strip them down and attempt refinish them back to silver on the cheap cheap:
It's going to be a long time before these wheels get on my car. I have motivation issues and not a lot of free time. But it will get done eventually! Beginning to strip one:
When I picked the wheels up from Jason he told me about the cruise up Mt. Baker that was coming up. So I made that my first cruise. Wanderlust 2011 was pretty fun, it started out kinda awkward for me since I didn't know anyone, but ended up being a sweet ride up there. And the weather was beautiful! (I'm missing my dummy plates in the following pics because I got fed up with my poor skills. Took them off to fix) Another thing to note is this is about the time I requested to change my username to 'FourEyes'.
At the H&R Building in Bellingham:
Found out later that I parked next to Joel (rootrider). Your car looked nice! Although the bees certainly liked whatever you wiped down the front end with.
At the top: (Not my photo)
I was parked next to the caddy's: (Also not my photo)
As you can see here I talked with Chad (blue62) for a bit. He's cool.
On the way down again:
Ha I should put that one in TCL's bored ex-girlfriend thread...
One of my favorites:
I finally got around to replacing my antenna assembly with a new antenna grommet, ground strap, and antenna (a black one this time to match with everything else).
And last but certainly not least(as it was a PITA to do): I sourced new turn signals that weren't leaky or cracked, shaved all the lettering off the turns and dummies, and polished them back to near OEM perfection:
There's not a lot that I've done, but I pride myself in the little things I do. Like fixing the sunroof motor or getting a leather stitched shift boot. This is how she sits now, 2 years and 40k miles later. Maintainance so far has been a timing belt, water pump, theromostat, coolant bubble, coolant temp sensor, AC pressure switch, and the upper coolant hose.
Questions, comments, and constructive criticizm are always welcome: