Thanks to his experience and skill, as I mentioned in the Speedhunters article, I now know how the Mine's VX-Rom tune is old school - there is the flat spot upon acceleration, lack of ignition retardation when coming off throttle, and too much turbo drop between shifts. Never mind the excess fueling that causes everything to run rich, for the sake of cooling off the cylinders.
The Ohlins DFVs are superb; with Speedhunters being sponsored by another damper manufacturer obviously I couldn't list the brand, but those of you who also read this blog know how good these DFVs are.
There was one other item I didn't mention in the article due to space. The brakes felt like there was a lack of vacuum assist - both when cold and after warmed up - so I am wondering if there is either a fluid problem, excessive brake pad wear, or if a larger master cylinder is required after all. This, I will have to investigate further.
Obviously I did take some photos, but since I'm generally a terrible photographer, most of the good ones I took ended up on the Speedhunters article. Luckily, my friend Russ is a naturally talented photographer and he was kind enough to share the following photos.
|So taking photos from different angles (like on your stomach) can be good I guess!|
|Here I had just noticed one of my backup cameras dangling due to double stick tape failure.|
|Here is Miguel's 2002 Honda VTR SP2. Simply awesome, many tasty bits!|
|And yes, the sound was phenomenal! LOL.|
Also, be sure to check out the other photos Russ took during the road trip, on HIS blog. Thanks again Russ, it was great to see you and catch up!
Anyway, in my article I hinted at dealing with something that had always bothered me ever since I bought the car. I do have some other stuff I need to do first, but stay tuned as I may decide to jump right into this big mod!
(actually, truth be told I drive my IS-F more, and having just been given a GS-F for the day I'm itching to do some mods immediately to the Lexus... uh oh...)