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February 20, 2006

Bumblebee Joints

With the help of some friends this past weekend, I installed a set of HKS Hipermax Performer coilovers on the Supra. These are typical high-quality HKS goods with excellent fit and finish. Installation was fairly straightforward but think I've spoiled myself with a complete coilover system like this -they are direct swap out of the stock suspension, no need to compress springs and all that mess.

The spring rates are 12.0 kg/mm (672 lbs/in) and 7.0 kg/mm (392 lbs/in) front and rear, respectively. Out of the box, the front is lowered by 43 mm (1.7 in) while the rears come down 34 mm (1.3 in). I stopped by the Post Office to weigh the coilovers, but I don't have the info here in front of me.

Ride height adjustment, corner balance, alignment, and full review to come!!! More pictures of the Performers can be found in the gallery.

February 20, 2006 06:18 PM | Comments (0)

February 14, 2006

Up From The 36 Chambers...

Heheh.. it's the Ghost..*Face*..*Killahh* Hehheheh
Wu-Tang
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
Wu-Tang Killa Beez, we on a swarm
The RZA, the GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, U-God
Ghostface Killah, the Method Man, Raekwon the Chef, the Masta Killa..."

The entire Wu-Tang Clan came through 9:30 Club for the O.D.B. Tribute Tour and showed D.C. mad love. It's kind of hard to describe Wu's significance to hip-hop. The are the hip-hop group -on some hip-hop Beatles type shxt. I don't remember the entire tracklist, but they hit us with the darts: Bring Da Ruckus, Clan In Da Front, Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F Wit, C.R.E.A.M., Can It Be All So Simple, Method Man, Protect Ya Neck, Bring The Pain, Incarcerated Scarfaces, Brooklyn Zoo, Ice Cream, Run, Liquid Swords, Triumph, For Heaven's Sake, It's Yourz, Reunited, etc.

One highlight was when Rae and Meth felt that the bass was so right at 9:30 that they made the DJ stop Bring The Pain and restart the track just to feel the bass pump all over again. Another was when RZA brought up the fact that our Vice President Dick Cheney shot a man -and got away with it- the crowd got a good laugh outta that.

I can't even begin imagine how tough it was to have nine egos and personalities clashing on top of recording, touring, and so on, but it's good to see the Wu have ironed out some of their differences to honor one of their lost brothers: Rusty. R.I.P. Dirty. Towards the end of the first show, Rae and others reminded the fans that the sequel to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx: OB4CL II was due out sometime this year. I consider OB4CL one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. All time. Undoubtedly I have high expectations, so if OB4CL II is only half as good as it's predecessor, say goodbye to the beef rapp and derrty South era because Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F*** Wit!!!

February 14, 2006 08:26 AM | Comments (0)