Reflections: Run what you got

Back then (2012), living on an instant ramen noodle diet, I had to run what I got as is.

Ever heard of the tire brand Negotiator? No? Neither have I!

VX wheels are 13×5, I was running 185/70/13 tires on them. Talk about balloon tires. The tires were rated at 110 mph max, I took it past 120mph many times while on a run…

Waiting for the call…
Gas up our cars and minds.
The run
The cool down.
205+WHP + 185/70/13 tires = A setup only P. Runner could master.

It wasn’t an ideal tire set up, but again I had to run what I got. Those days of driving at that speed are over however, I don’t go over 85mph nowadays. It’s all about maintaining now. Living to tell your story.

VX wheels will always have a fond place in my heart.

“I had to pray before going into corners” said Shunei Kawasaki who drove the SS Works CRX on Best Motoring’s Roaring VTEC: Battle at 10,000 RPM. I felt the same way on my tire set up back then. LOL

P.S., I drove by this bar today, and there were people outside enjoying their drinks

It made me think of this

Peace. Stay safe y’all.

Transition

Due to covid-19 I had to settle for an aftermarket replacement part, rather than going with a performance braided line because everything is back ordered until further notice.

Made in Thailand
Ta-da

This will be the first time using a aftermarket replacement part on my Civic… I would always go performance and/or OEM. Now, all the maintenance parts I bought for the Odyssey were all bought on Rock Auto, and they’re all holding up fine! I have pure confidence! It’s just different, if that makes sense to all the gear heads and tuners out there reading this. And that’s fine.

Relevant than ever

It’s a song about life, death, love, hate, wealth, poverty, racism…
Just a few things been running through my head…
Listen… We call on you… Listen… Now, we call on you…
Be strong… Hear us now!…

When you speak of overthrowing those conditions
I think this is what frightens people from the freedom of…
The average American, when you simply say the word overthrow
May see this as something very, very bad…
I know you’re not responsible for his feelings
But, when you say these things, are you threatening someone?
Right now… People’s power, People’s power… People’s… power
Detroit in ’42… New York in ’64…
Blinding by a hundred watts… The naked, black, white truth…
Destroy the establishment
Tear down the face of stupidity and corruption
And put up in it’s place, an edifice of truth…
Unite in struggle for people’s power… Unite, unite, unite, truth…
Unite in struggle for people’s power…
We are a part of those concerned with gangs…

Meanwhile, uptown, the DJ a player…

Everybody’s so concerned about heroin and marijuana and all that
Until they forget the most dangerousest narcotic that exist’s
And that’s the narcotic that’s injected into the minds of infants…
It’s called social narcotics…
So, you know as well as I do that things are changing…
Yeah, change, you know…
Meanwhile, uptown, the DJ a player… Revolution…
Yeah, change, you know… My gift… Make music…

So I say you youngster’s gotta get a job
Work to change the system…
Definacy… Equal, justice… Submission…
…Moving on… The people’s power…
…Ghetto wack, lining my ears… My gift… Make music…
Change, change, change, it’s only a matter of time
Change, change, change, it’s only a matter of time
Change, change, change, it’s only a matter of time
Change, change, change, change… It’s only a matter of time
Freedom! (Freedom!)… That’s all that life is…
The record ends and we must begin again…