Before I even purchased my car, I knew wheels and suspension were going to be my first two mods. The car was 100% bone stock other then a comptech exhaust.
I called up Ravi at Umbrella Auto Design and he hooked me up with a set of Tein Flex Coils. Also called up SOS and placed an order for a set of Volk GTV's. I didn't really know much about typical NSX offsets at the time, so I went with the recommended sizing by SOS. I was literally a week too late on getting their last set in stock, so I had to wait a few months for their next shipment to come in. I also had a few other mods that tickled me fancy, so I went after them right away (DF NSX-R spoiler and DF Rear diffuser). Last but not least, I needed the shorty antenna.
Here's the car with the new mods a month after purchase.
Shark Antennae replaced the monstrosity of the OEM one.
Center strip and diffuser not painted yet..... but would be shortly....
Two months later my first set of wheels finally arrived.....
Volk GTV in Titanium Gunmetal- 18x7.5 (+33) and 19x9.5(+36) with Volk GT Center Caps.
Talk about some major wheel gap on OEM suspension! Tires on the Volks are TOYO Proxes T1R- 215/35/18 & 275/30/19. Also had a set of lugs McGard Black Spline Lugs & Locks.
But after installing my TEIN Flex, things looked much better!
A local NSX owner (JOE) wanted to do a dual shoot with our NSX's, so we met up and he snapped a few pics. I didn't know much about photography at the time, and it was going to be another few months or so before I purchased my first DSLR. I also have to mention that Joe's car was the first NSX I drove. You'll also notice that I finally got the car to the bodyshop which painted the rear diffuser, the center orange "strip," and OEM lip a satin black.
The one thing about the Comptech was it just wasn't loud enough for me... so I posted it up for sale:
After the comptech, I decieded to get the GTLW Taitec exhaust. Alex from ATL posted it for sale and I purchased it within minutes. I remember he had tons of offers and he told me "Maybe I should have priced it higher?" haha
It wasn't in the best shape:
But after my detailer got a hold of it, it looked much better:
I started to get into photography.... here is one of my early fancy shots.
Remember Joe with the Silver NSX? Well, he decided to sell his car around the winter of 2008, so of course I had to pick up his navigation (Honda JDM Navigation Pod, AudioVox Back up Camera, Alpine 770 Touch Screen with Navi screen Mount, Alpine Navi/ Black Bird Docking Station). I also got a few more things from SOS to finish off the interior like the Zanardi shift knob, NSX-R boot, and SOS Short gear stalk.
Just when I thought I was done, a couple new mods came in early spring 2009.... SOS Intake Manifold Plate in CF
Downforce CF Window Garnish
Next up was a new steering wheel/hub...... notice my photography skills were still questionable!
4/16, time for exhaust #3!
Lucky to snag up one of the few GTone 5.1 exhausts from another fellow primer. This is the stainless steel version with factory issued titanium burnt single tips.
Steering wheel installed....
Remember Joe? Well he sold his car to another local guy Paul. Paul still had some of Joe's old mods, so I ended up getting his Test Pipes and Cantrell Concepts Airflow Induction System. Here is a video with all installed:
Video of Exhaust