Tuesday, December 23, 2008


been spending that money that i dont have, being irresponsible, and doing cool things.

cool plans for this upcoming year, is this really about to happen? woah.

I'm not going to let anything stop me

Thursday, December 18, 2008

blah blah

car is ready to detar

back of my Zeta I is pretty cool.

put a few stickers on my helmet as well as this cool green/purple/cameleon visor

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


It's what I live for. This one picture pretty much sums up why I need to get back to socal asap. I don't care if you say I'm too focused on one thing, that I should enjoy other things that are out there. I just know what I love to do. drive.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


two pics of me from DDay back in October by Keith. I could really go for one of those right about now with all this cold and snowy weather. Finals week is this week, need to raise my grades, so wish me luck.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

i'm still alive

I haven't updated this in awhile so just showing that I'm still alive. Basically I've been going out way too much and not going to school nearly enough. Zero motivation, Zero drive. I feel like something is missing and I feel like I'll do anything but school to keep me occupied and try not to think about it. So that's that.

For once I didn't go out this weekend, and I actually was able to work on my car. Turned on some music, just me, my car, and a handful of tools just wrenching. It really just let me chill, and kind of put things in perspective. My crutch, I think way too much, like way too much.

Enough of that, I wont get into details, back to the car since I'm trying to keep this more focused towards car life. I haven't really driven the car since its been getting. I never really assessed the damage after flying off Sheridan road about a month ago since the car felt and drove fine. Well I finally got the car in the air and the driver side rear tie rod end (hicas model 240) was like broken and ready to come off and it looks slightly bent. I was too lazy to assess much more since I have all winter but now i definitely want to go check everything.

Touge Factory had a black friday sale for a few hours so I definitely dropped some doe. Picked up Nismo motor mounts, Nismo tranny mount, Energy steering rack bushings, TF SPL c-pillar bar, a bunch of extra TF/STANCE/ORIGIN shirts, and an AR10 helmet since all these years I've been driving I never got my own helmet and the price was right.

A few people have been asking me about whats done to my car so here is a quick rundown. Engine wise its a bone stock KA with a Koyo radiator. Suspension wise, STANCE GR+ Pro coilovers 9k/7k, Kazama tension rods, Kazama HICAS lock bar, Kazama subframe collars, Tein tie rods, HICAS steering rack, HICAS rear sway bar. Outside is stock except for some H4 Headlights and some 6k HID's since the original plan was a socal canyon fun car but then I moved back. Fuck Chicago for not having roads like that. Inside I have a Bride Zeta I seat, white 330mm wheel, Nismo shiftknob, spin turn knob. Right now I'm using Hankook RS2's in the front and pretty much whatever tires I can get for the rear. I also hope to get some Project Mu D1 spec pads for the rear and Hawk Plus's for the fronts to replace my Hawk streets that I have on it right now. Im also on a welded diff right now which feels like poop for anything besides sliding around and I can definitely feel the difference between this and my old Cusco 2way that I had in the miata. Oh well, I'm trying to keep the car as budget as possible. Just a fun car that I can throw around and practice and continue
learning new things with.

I really can't wait to get out of this cold weather and get back to socal. A year and a half left.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

random snap

Josh's buckwild 180 and my simple practice 180.

Monday, November 10, 2008


hi, my name is phil, and i am a street driver.

Friday, November 7, 2008

snow tomorrow?

Forecast is showing rain and snow storms tomorrow, which means soon the salt trucks will be coming out. So it looks like i'll be putting the car down for winter. One winter with this car would probably rust the crap out of my car with all the exposed metal on the frame rails and such.

Quite a few people have some pretty crazy and awesome winter plans for their cars. Mine are pretty simple since I don't work while I'm finishing school. So my winter plan is to basically refresh the car a bit, get new motor mounts and trans mount, take care of all the fluids, make sure everything is tight and nothing is bent, get a fresh alignment, fix the ebrake, tires tires tires, and putting the car on a little diet.

Makes me think like damn, i continually just buy the same stuff over and over again but yeah they are wear items and shit wears when you drive hard.

Anyways, i want to see this, ive always seen him in movies but i never knew he was into driving. Looks pretty cool.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

mass text

Josh sent out a mass text in the early afternoon for everyone to meet up in the city later that night to enjoy the last day of good weather. Crazy how many people actually showed up. These last minute mass text meet up's always seem to be way better than actual planned meets. Love it. Here are a few random grainy out of focus cell phone pics to catch these cars in their element haha.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Picked up the new G1 Google phone. Finally got rid of my old pos. So far I like it a lot, cool apps so far and such. Battery life is less then stellar though. Or maybe I'm just playing with it too much everyday haha. Atleast now i always have a camera on me so expect random picture updates.

weekly jam

Thursday, October 23, 2008

DD24 part 2

more videos for your viewing pleasure

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DD24 part 1

here are a few videos, ill add more as i get them. it's crazy how much fun you can have on a budget. bone stock KA with 215k and a welded diff hah. I think i glazed my clutch half way through the third session probably from the excessive heat and clutch kicking. and it started slipping really bad. It sure feels good to be back.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I just registered for DD24. Haven't driven in an event in over 2 1/2 years, this is going to be badass, awesome, and good times for sure. Just need some finishing touches to get done on the car and get some tires and I'm good to go!

also picked up a desktop computer from a friend. dual screen setup, 16" Dell monitor, 19" Samsung SyncMaster 931BF monitor, AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core Processor 4600+,1GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce 7900GT Video Card 256MB, 2x Western Digital Raptor Hard Drive 70GB 10,000 RPM 16MB, Logitech Wireless Mouse and Keyboard MX3000, Asus m2n32-sli Motherboard, etc. etc. pretty legit.

Monday, September 29, 2008

oh ya know

my life is boring so i don't really update this. SORRY haha

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I've waited one year for this...

The suspension on my drivers license is finally over. Now I just need to find some time to run over to the DMV this weekend to renew my license since it expired. Hell to the Fuck YEAH!

Now if school would just cut me a break. The workload this semester is rediculous. I cant even keep up.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I haven't updated this in quite some time. Well I'm back in Chicago for the time being and I had a little BBQ at my house. People really know how to make me feel at home. Thanks guys.

More pics can be seen on my buddy Nick's blog at http://crazuknights.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Craving some PHO

Pho restaurant + Turbo II FC

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


STANCE DELIVERY, 200 pounds of coilover goodness

Monday, June 16, 2008

My desktop

This is what I stare at for countless hours everyday. I think I'm what you would call, addicted. A slave to the computer and sitting online.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Just do it?

I still find it hard to believe that I am where I am now. How could I pack my entire life into a little luggage and just get up and move from everything and everyone I've known. Spontaneous, foolish, scared, I'm all these things. It may have not been the smartest move to make but when your thinking in the moment, one can tend to act irrational and just do it. One minute I'm studying for an exam at NIU. The next minute I've dropped out of school. The next minute I'm on a plane with no direction and with one intent, to get away.

A fresh start is always nice but did I really need it? Was life so bad that I was willing to throw it all away? Probably not. But I did, and here I am, a license-less kid living in downtown Fullerton keeping himself busy at a junior college pretending to have a direction in life and fully confident in my own success.

Do I regret it? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Try to live your life with no regrets right, but I have many. I did move on a whim without thinking and with no idea of what I was going to do but in doing so, it opened myself up to new opportunities and new people. Yet at the same time, who knows how many missed opportunities I left back at home.

We'll see where this road I am traveling takes me. One spontaneous action can change your entire direction in life. You can either try to take it back or just go with it. I'll go with the latter, it's kind of nice to try and stick to a decision I made for once. Not having to deal with six months of cold Chicago weather is a plus.