Tuesday, October 25, 2011

7's Day 2011 - Finding the right Mix

 How do you put your own personality into your car? How did this car end up this way?

Many like to go the tried and true route of a full body kit from a single manufacturer. It has that known quantity about it. Just buy the three or 5 piece kit and be done with it.

However, if you don't have all the cash up front many choose one component that suits the basic shape. Lets say the Feed type 2 front bumper in this case is a great match for the stock body FD or maybe you bought it like that already on the car.

Over time your tastes and needs change and a year or so may pass can pass before you go further and add pieces here and there. Kazama front fenders and skirt. A Pan Speed bonnet, some ganador mirrors and a GT rear wing. You might get the circuit bug and add a splitter and soon you have something like this. A mix of parts that maybe doesn't balance aesthetically, but wouldn't need much to perfect.

I think these cars are a work in progress that may never be complete. It's all an evolution of needs and money. Combine that with interior mods like seat gauges and cage, some mechanical mods, V-Mount, turbos and exhaust and your priorities can easily change from body to speed.

Rays SE37K were discontinued long ago and to find them still in use on cars like this is testament to their quality.

With this car registered in the Tsukuba area, you can be sure it's a regular fixture at meeting at TC2000



  1. Does anyone know who makes the rear bumper add-ons that this car has? I've been wondering for weeks, now...

    I'm a fan of mix-and-match body kits, as long as the body kits peices flow together nicely :)


  2. http://www.odula.com/page/fd3s_under.htm

    Sorry, I forgot to mention. ODULA "rear under spoiler"

  3. I've loved me some SE37K's for a while now! They pop up for sale here in the states from time to time, but not too often.


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