World’s End Rhapsody

Wars, viruses, politics, injustice all in our minds nowadays; it can be hard to focus on good things and to be optimistic. Especially love. Love of all forms. The heart only knows love. Even if the world is ending, all of that doesn’t matter if you have a love one by your side to go through it all. You enjoy every single second with that person. Happy birthday to my wife, my love, the mother of our child and my better half. To many more! πŸ₯‚

Fun fact: we don’t always eat meat, but when we do it’s for special occasions.

Family mods pt 2

Don’t skimp out on quality parts, even if it’s a silencer.

Old vs New

The shiney one is much more quiet, but restrictive as hell. And it’s all due to this design

It forces the exhaust flow around the blockage and through the holes on the inner cylinder. While the newer one has only a center opening on the inner cylinder. It’s a tad bit louder but not by much, and definitely not as restrictive.

Notice you can still hear the music! Definitely a good silencer if you want to just “cruise” and not attract attention. Peace for now.

Family mods

Maaaaaaaaaannn…. I tried to quiet down my exhaust in soo many ways, it ain’t even funny… Ryu just doesn’t like it at all. All the ecv’s I test fitted were a no go. I will need to do some cutting and welding to make them fit the way I want it. Plug and play won’t work due to fitment issues.

The exhaust tone doesn’t bother me too much while driving, it’s the initial start up. If I’m leaving my house late at night to go on a run, I don’t wanna wake up the whole household, especially my child.

Which lead me to doing the most basic add on to quiet the Asahi muffler down…

Yup. A basic-ass silencer. Never in my life have I thought a day would come where I would install a silencer on my whip. LOL! But yo, this is a sign. If I want to be quiet all the time, then I would put the stock muffler back on. The moment I finally let Ryu breathe, it’s as if he was meant to be louder. The reign of silence is over. It’s time for that champion sound.

This is the first and best family modification I ever installed lol. The silencer comes in handy if I ever need to take it out during the day, but best believe that shit is coming out once I pull away from my crib at night! Hahahahaha! I will post some sound clips later, when I get a legit db reader. Stay safe, stay healthy πŸ“ΏπŸ™πŸ“Ώ Peace.

Moving in circles

Maintenance time. Replaced the timing belt and water pump.

I used to run a valve cover that had the cam gear section cut out for a long time. Thus making the outer part of the timing belt look used and abused. But the teeth where still in good shape. (Around 60k miles)

This cam gear lock tool comes in handy

I wanted to zoom in on the PHYSICAL difference between the GSR and Type R water pumps. Here is a GSR pump, notice the dowel pins:

Type R/ B16 have no dowel pins:

So if you’re stuck from choosing between a GSR or Type R/B16 pump, either will work fine, dowel pins or not. They all perform the same way.

Also, if you have a been using the hanger/flat head method, especially if you have a shaved head or decked block, keep using that method!

And invest on an AUX pulley. I vouche for the Endyn tensioner pulley.

Extra peace of mind.