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September 26, 2005

Fleeting Nobility

A friend was kind enough to let me try on his brand-spanking-new Noble Gold Volk Racing GT-7s. Noble Gold is an interesting color, and "gold" may be somewhat of a misnomer. It is closer to a champagne or even Toyota's own Quicksilver FX. As far as I know, these are one of the first sets of Noble Gold GT-7s fitted to a JZA80.

The wheel and tire specs are 18x9.0 +43 front and 18x10.0 +44 rear with 245/40ZR18s and 285/35ZR18s, respectively. Many people ask me why I don't go ahead and get a set of Volks. The picture below right is one of the reasons why. The widest 18-inch wheel Volk offers that fits a stock-bodied Supra is 10-inches. That is only a half-inch wider than the stockers and only reasonably allows a 10-to-20 mm wider tire.

With winter around the corner, I will be patient and wait for SSR -and 11-inch widths- to rise again with the help of Tanabe.

Left: Flushness, Right: Comparison of 285/35ZR18 Michelin Pilot Sport on 18x10.0 GT-7 versus 275/40ZR17 Toyo T1-S on 17x9.5 stock wheel

September 26, 2005 04:18 PM | Comments (0)

September 20, 2005

Old Gods and Goblins

Today is the iTunes world premier (Premier, DJ Premier) of RZA and MF DOOM's collaboration Biochemical Equation. The song is the first off of Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture, a project that pairs Wu members such as GZA, Masta Killa, and the aforementioned RZA with some indie faves such as Rass Kass, C-Rayz Walz, Del, Casual, J-Live, the list goes on . . .

The track has a bigger sound than a typical track, probably from RZA's score writing experience. I would trade the choruses for some more verses from the RZArecta or the Villain himself. Download and enjoy RZA and the unofficial tenth member of WTC.

September 20, 2005 10:48 AM | Comments (0)