Saturday, August 22, 2009

ITBs for the NSX

Saws this today on NSXPrime:

Used NSX MC custom-made ITB throttle body.
Was set up in my NSX 3.2 for less than a year.
I am now selling them cos I am selling the car.
If you need the MoTec base mapping,
I can include it in the package.

The throttle itself was custom-made by 7075 aluminum, strong and durable.
It is still in an excellent condition.
I am now selling it at US$2900 shipped.
(throttle body and mapping included)
I ship worldwide.
If you have any further questions, please contact me at

Thats a crazy price for ITBs. I hope the performance is as beautiful as the velocity stacks themselves. Oh man...$2900 for this set tempted to ditch the GMSC, but I know I never can.

NSXPO 2009 in Toronto, Canada!

"NSXPO 2009
The NSX Club of America is proud to present the first international XPO to be held outside of the US, in the world-class city of Toronto, Canada. The city boasts a dynamic and culturally diverse atmosphere and features some of the finest shopping and dining in North America, a slew of tourist destinations and an exciting and vibrant night life.

In addition to experiencing some of the city's attractions, this years XPO will host an exciting track event at the legendary Mosport International Raceway."

Really looking forward to this!

I missed Est Fest last year because we had a baby, and this year I couldn't make the Exotic Car Cruise because my wife returned from Japan that same week. There's NO WAY I'm going to miss the biggest single gathering of NSXs in North America.

I'll be in charge of the Movie Night, and have already renewed my membership in NSXCC, booked my hotel room at the Prince and registered in time for the early bird discount. Yay!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

JGTC mirrors by GT-One

Finally had a chance to install a set of CF mirrors. These are made by GT-One, which are in essence a copy of the ones by Craftsquare. I like this version more because these have a base made of composite wrapped in carbon fibre. Although the ones by craftsquare are beautiful, I always had a problem with their bright machinesd aluminum base, esp on a black car.

The first one took 2 hrs to install, the second was about 45 mins. It took aother 40 mins to get them adjusted right. Having someone to help out would have been great since I had to run back and forth from the drivers seat to the outside to make minor adjustments on them. The end results are worth it. I love them.

Monday, August 17, 2009

kei office front lip by Shine

Back to this topic again...

A few months ago I organized a mini-groupbuy on NSXPrime's Canadian forum for a few sets of Kei Office front lower lips by Shine Auto. This was origianlly produced by Kei Office in Japan (Keiichi Tsuchiya's company) years ago but has since been discontinued. I liked the look and how it updates and cleans up the appearance of the front end. However, the first guy to install it (Marc) reported back that the fitment was crap and he shelled out a lot of extra $$ to make it work. The second buyer (ROY) reported that the fitment was good and was quite pleased with the results. I noted that 2 of the 3 had Shine stickers on them. I kept one, and let the other 2 guys pick the other 2. Roy's had the sticker too. So I'm left to think that maybe Marc got oneof the prototype lips that didn't fit well while Roy and I got good ones. I dunno but thats my theory and I'm sticking to it. I was playing with the idea of a '02 front end conversion but based on Roy's experience I think I'm gonna just install the Kei Office lip and call it a day. At the last track day I got a chance to ride in the new GTR and came away wanting one more than ever. I think the NSX's days of sucking my money is coming to an end :(

Here're pics of Roy's lip:

(btw the silver car's got my old Gruppe M CF lip!)

"FasttraxTurbo" on NSXPrime also installed his and took these beautiful pics:

He was pretty pleased with how it turned out and said its the same height as the stock lip but because it extends out another 3" it scrapes on everything. I love the looks but not sure if it will be appropriate for my NSX, which is rapidly evolving into a track toy.

Here's the Drift King himself...

Calabogie Track Day: Aug 14, 2009

Decided to take the big bite and pony up the $500 for the full day CMP lapping school put on by EnTrac. Great organization, great day. The instruction was not quite as involved as Peter Hanson's class at the Mosport DDT but still quite enjoyable. Met Kevin Cooper (fellow Ottawa NSXer) for breakfast at Timmies at 6:30am, made it to CMP at 7:30am for drivers meeting and then the classroom session at 8am. The classroom group was small, just 20 people. Focus was on contact patch, suspension dynamics during cornering, and what not to do in a corner. It was cool. Afterwards I was paired up with my instructor Jason who first took me out in my NSX as a passenger for 5 laps, then we switched. I was supposed to spend the rest of the day driving with him in the passenger seat but I had problems with my passenger side seat belt tension-er so we spent the rest of the day with him leading me and showing me the lines and braking zones in his stripped 944 turbo track car.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New mirrors!

After thinking about this for 2 years, then having a previous order get broken prior to shipping, I finally get my set of CF craftsquare mirrors.

I love them, but unfortunately won't have time to put them on until last this month. Too bad since they'd be great at Calabogie on Friday the 14th. :(