One year anniversary of ownership and modding starts (April 2016)!
Since I wanted to repaint the whole car the vandalism was actually kind of blessing because now I only have to pay for half
. I decided to hold off for the time being and spent the money on other necessary things, like:
Shiny gold bits:
And a noisemaker:
Thought I was clever and modified my heatshield to fit the 70mm test pipe:
I had the T1R 70EM dual for about 7 days before I decided it had to go. It sounded absolutely amazing at WOT; exotic, lots of crackles and pops, turned heads, etc, but the drone was making my ears bleed. Thankfully my buddy was in the process of parting out his car and had an original Gernzhuast so we did a little 3-way trade with one of the wonderful SoCal parts guys (mazdaspeed over at S2ki, helpful guy). While I was over I also traded my AP2v2s for his square TSW setup. In the span of a week my car went from stock to the standard modded S2000 format. Whoops.
The Gernzhuast and dingle sound fantastic. No drone while staying aggressive, loud without being obnoxious. Probably my favorite modification, just gotta finish up those datalogs and send them over to Gernby to take full advantage of this piece
I started autocrossing more frequently since it was fairly ridiculous to just go canyon carving with this setup. Dragged a co-worker out with his C6 and got to run circles around him: