Eibach 2009…Part 2…

Alright, back with part 2 of the Eibach Meet 2009 coverage…I swear there is something wrong with my Firefox browser, it took all night just for me to even get into WordPress….

Anyways…

The night before Eibach, my buddy Chris notified me that one of the east coast guys that came out, BonB, had messed up his engine and bent 8 valves on the way out here. How? I don’t know, but the car ended up at Do It Dyno where they installed a new head and even found the time to tune the car. It was about 10pm or so when I made it out to Do It Dyno to meet some of the east coast guys and I can honestly say that these are some cool dudes. I was a little uncomfortable because I had never been in a room with so many white people at once but it was definitely interesting. The car you see above belongs to BonB, it’s a pretty clean hatch with some BYS parts on it. Apparently he also cracked his Backyard Special front lip as well as totally fucking his motor up. What an interesting trip that must have been…

I was also interested in checking out the yellow S2000 from Premium Garage Krew. It managed to make it out to Cali from Atlanta with no problems. I love this car. Probably one of my favorite S2000s of all time. Mooncraft hardtop, aggressive fitment TE37s, and boost…how he made it out without busting anything up is beyond me but I really enjoyed seeing it in person for the first time….I really didn’t get to get too many shots of it upclose but I did catch a pic of it leaving….

Ben’s TSX from PGK was another car that I had to see. Not only because he too made the trek out from the other coast, but I also wrote a feature about it for Honda Tuning magazine. Sometimes I have to write about cars I’ve never even seen before so it’s cool to see the car and meet the owner in person, especially if they made the effort to drive across the country…

I remember seeing Chase on Saturday night and the guy looked completely drained. Most of the time he looks malnourished regardless but he was like falling asleep randomly and shit. I think that fool even called me “Ben” when I saw him…haha…Alot of the east coast guys were staying with him while they were out here and he was busy showing them around Socal all weekend. He made it out to Eibach though with his newly refinished Sprint Hart CPs and was parked alongside a couple other Skunk2 sponsored vehicles….

Old Skool was working the DJ booth and his Integra was sitting inside the bay at the Eibach facilities. There were so many things around it that I didn’t get a chance to get a shot of the car itself but here’s the bay. You’ll notice that he’s redone it and ditched the Spoon stuff for Mugen goodies…

I rarely see Reza around these days. I couldn’t even tell you the last time I saw him actually but he came out to show support for our friend and pay his respects and that means alot. He had alot of kind words to say to all of us and he helped lift our spirits and stay positive. I didn’t get a chance to thank him so if you’re reading this, thanks a bunch for coming out and passing along the kind words….

Love Reza’s DC….everything about it is so “functional”. Like there’s nothing wasted on it. What you see is what you get. Everything you see is put to use….

So simple…

Speaking of cars from SD, I’m sure everyone is familiar with TJ’s S2000. I almost didn’t recognize it without the crazy wheel fitment, but it still looks great on the Sw388s…

Here are a couple other  S2Ks at the event….There was a nice mix of them and they didn’t all look the same which is always good…

Love this Spoon-inspired AP…

J’s Racing-built N1 Concepts S2000…

First time ever seeing these two…

Good fitment on this one, just wish he didn’t have all that blue tape shit on it. Woulda looked so much better without it…

This one belongs to Jackson from Eibach…

Hasback had a pretty good showing at Eibach. Above is Tuan from Fast Autowork’s coupe. Really simple on the outside with the SiR bumpers and CPRs and a nice contrasting purple bay…

I talked to HBK Jon and I guess he got tired of being confused with Arnel’s hatch all the time so he went out and redid his car. I’m not sure what to call the purple but it’s a custom mix that Jon came up with when looking at a Home Depot color pallette. He found the color he wanted and told his paint guy to mix it to that shade. I guess you can call it like…uhh…Laker purple?…

Interesting contrast with the teal in the bay. I like the attention to detail paid in the valve cover and plug wire cover…

I really haven’t seen Son out and about much lately. I didn’t even run into him until much later on in the day but here’s his EK. It’s looking better and better lately…

This is a cool touch to include the “Plus One” on the MF10L wheel…Nice Autozone brakes homie haha…

I heard from a couple other people that James doesn’t like me very much for critquing his car while back when I did the Top 10 cars of the year list I made in December. Truth is that it was never meant to be negative. That’s what happens when there’s anything written on the internet though, it can be misconstrued and misunderstood. I even heard he thought I was signing up for fake accounts or something to talk shit about his car on Honda-Tech…haha…that seems a little far-fetched. I mean, I don’t really beat around the bush and if I ever had anything to say about anything I wouldn’t hesitate to say it. I actually like the car alot. It photographs really well too. Eibach was the first time I got a chance to see under the hood too and it’s a really clean set-up. I heard he picked up a sponsorship from CCW too that’s why he has their signature Neo-Chro series wheel sitting next to the car. Very nice build…

While we’re on the topic of people that don’t like me, this is NorcalEm1’s coupe. Looks good on the WRDs, I almost didn’t recognize it until I saw the Dumpedstars sticker.

ATS Garage also made it down from Norcal and brought out their Del Sol. I wish I had more time to take a closer look at it….

Integraslut78 (hopefully not his real name) was kind enough to drive Chris down from Norcal. If you remember awhile back I made that post asking for someone to bring him down here so he could cover the trip down to Eibach. Well he and Integraslut were the only people that drove down that night so there wasn’t much to cover, that and I’m sure they were eagerly trying to avoid awkward conversation after meeting for the first time and then driving together for 6 hours…haha…

Polished Gabs….very nice.

I’ll be back later on with another update. Stupid computer is acting up and my connection to wordpress is on and off….Check back soon. Sorry for the delay…

12 thoughts

  1. Nice coverage, what is BonB’s setup?? Bending 8 valves….

    The Premium Garage Krew S2000 is so tight, there’s not too many pictures of it around

  2. Joey , thanks for the kind words and coverage of shirley , that means a lot bro. I can’t express how much I feel for your loss. The least I could do is share some insight of my personal experience with it and hope some how the positive message would find it’s way into all of your hearts. It was great to see you and hopefully we can chat a little bit longer soon , cheers!

    ~ Reza^

  3. bonb’s car is accually a laskey sleeved. LS block with a fully built port polished head.. blah blah blah, the motor is built for boost. 600+hp. nobody knows why his car got messed up. but damn that boy did some work while out there. hes my idol now. good coverage joe. i heard many stories from the pgk fellas.

  4. What a week it was.I actually burnt 2 exhaust valves in cylinder #2.I took the head off in my hotel parking lot,then brought it to Dave @ RSmachines.Where he installed a whole new set of exhaust valves for me.I can’t thank my hook ups enough.Shortly after I got the car running,Dave told me my tune was really bad,so he hooked me up with Bubba @ Do-It Dyno,where Chase and all them Cats met me.

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