Nice writeup Brian. Awesome video too. I love how outlandish and ridiculous the bousou style is. It's completely over the top, and does anyone care? Hell no. Nothing gets attention more than loud bright machines hauling ass on Japan's highways. I can dig it. Not sure it'd take off here, all though I did see quite a bit of neon and accent lighting at HIN. OG Fast and the Furious anyone?
the before and after curb weight would be very close. The 13B with all the turbo parts added weighs the same as the LS all aluminium engine and to counter the extra weight of the aftermarket turbo you can easily swap to a lightweight battery and throw it behind the seats thus preserving a near 50/50 distribution same as the factory 13B setup in the chassis.
Awesome write-up! I met these two guys @ Mfest VI in Vegas, April 19th 2012 and i must admit they are very funny, bright, mature young men. i enjoyed every second spent with them and have grown to respect them for who they are and what they offer in there friendships. Can't wait to sit and sip some Arnold Palmers Next Mfest.
Me and Jesse (IndigloM3) should do a write-up just like this and tell our story ;-)
When I tried going back to Applied Plastic Coatings in Wheat Ridge... they didn't offer me as good of a deal that they did the first time. Although... they did do a great job on my purple wheels. So it's worth a shot.
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