Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Watch out for Rota Wheels counterfeits

   
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Yes, this is bad news. But I gotta admit, I love how huge Rota Wheels has gotten. I remember back in the day when everyone was skeptical about the quality of Rota just because it was made locally. How sad is that? But now, Rota rims are used and trusted internationally. Plus, counterfeits are already circulating. Amazing. I mean it's not, but you know what I mean.

So be careful. Double check if you're getting legit Rota Wheels. Let's help them fight this. PHDM yo. 

READ HERE for the full article at autoindustria.com to learn how to spot counterfeits--- ROTA Wheels warns against counterfeit products


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Air Spencer baby!


This is the strangest photo I've ever added filters to. 

I finally got one!

It's just a car air freshener. He he! But it's made in Japan (JDM yo!) so that makes it the coolest car air freshener in the face of the planet. Plus, it smells really good. I got the one named "Happy", it smells like baby powder. None of that pine tree citrus-y crap. I feel nauseated just thinking about it.

I've wanted one for the longest time but I kept putting it off because I think it's pricey. It's around P245.00 a piece at Blade. I know right? I wonder if they sell these at Banawe. Well anyway, I think it's worth the price. In my head, it adds about 3 HP to your car so go get one. Ha ha!
 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chai earned a zip tying badge!


Yay! Earned my zip tying badge today thanks to Tweety (my Dad's Honda City).

   I heard the sound of hard plastic dragging across the road when my Dad pulled in the garage last night. The splash guard loosened for some reason and half of it was already on the floor. My Dad wanted to take it to Rapide pa but I didn't let him. I was excited to go under a car for the first time and use my blue zip ties. I remember spending about 30 minutes at Ace Hardware deciding what color to get when I bought those. Ha ha!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Drift King is coming to the Philippines!!!


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Oh... my... drifting... god! I heard about this about a month ago from a friend from Drift Mob and I thought it was only a rumor, but Drift Muscle Philippines just confirmed it on Facebook! Keiichi Tsuchiya is coming to Pinas!

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Toyota Vios 2013




When I first saw it I really wasn't impressed. Because all I noticed was how it looked like a rip off of Mitsubishi Lancer's aggressive open-mouthed face. Didn't care about the specs, all I knew was they bit Mitsu's design so I didn't want to know more. Ha ha!

But one day I was in Market! Market! mall in Taguig (on a date. Yiiiheee! I remember that date, it was nice. Ok, back to Vios...), we came across one of those things where car companies rent a space to show off their new models. Toyota was there and there it was...

Cruven





I went to Cruven (Sucat) for the first time last week. A shop that specializes on rebuilding certain suspension parts for your car. Yes, rebuild. Meaning, it'll cost you way less than replacing. Pretty awesome. Too bad my friend needed his Accord's Tie Rod replaced. I was a bit bummed I didn't get to see anything rebuilt. He he! It would've been awesome to see the difference. The tie rod replacement took about an hour and it was done. It only felt like 30 minutes though because their lounge was air-conditioned and had free wifi. Nice.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ace is sick

So I went to an auto shop to get Ace's routine tune up. While they were adjusting the tappets, the mechanic showed me there was an oil leak in the distributor, O-ring needed to be replaced. So of course I gave them the go signal to do it. The mechanic removed the distributor, replaced the O-ring and installed it back in. Everything was done so it was time to test it. That's when all hell broke lose.

It was super hard starting, 5-6 tries before the engine starts. And when it does, it was sooo out of tune. The engine was vibrating like crazy. Super low idle to a point that the engine will die down. Ace had to stay there for 3 freaking days. On the third day the check engine light finally turned on. They tried to adjust the distributor, cleaned the throttle body and reset the ECU... They couldn't fix it. So a simple routine tune-up turned into a big mess! They broke my baby and couldn't fix him! Idiots! I made sure they felt a woman's wrath for sure. I brought my car there in mint condition and now it doesn't even start. One big %$#@!.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BGC Auto Show

I can't wait to go to this event! Let's all support this benefit auto show that will raise funds for Tahanang Walang Hagdanan. Love it! Wheels for wheels! Definitely a car show worth going to.


For more information, here's a link to their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bgc.autoshow


See you there car peeps!!!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Meet Ace...




Ace is my 2001 Honda Accord VTi. My baby. My pride and joy. The love of my life. He's not much but I love him with all my heart. I want to say that I bought him myself, but I didn't. Ha ha! My Dad got him for me. Well, it was actually for him but you know. Haha!

Before I go on about Ace, I have to tell you about my first car. It was a 1986 Mitsubishi Lancer Boxtype which my sister lovingly named "Lance" (very original by the way sis). Lance was my first love. He was the reason I got into cars. But I don't know where he is now. My Dad hired a mechanic to have him restored. They took him, and that's the last time I saw him. I'm still having a hard time talking about it and I'm starting to tear up, so I'll stop here. It still feels like I'm trying to get over an ex boyfriend. When I lost Lance, I decided to kick the car habit. Didn't wanna get hurt again. I know, I'm such a girl. Ha ha!  

Then came Ace. We got him from my brother-in-law's Dad who was in the buy and sell business. I remember test driving Ace. I got disappointed when I saw it was AT but the moment I stepped on the gas, I didn't care anymore. Coming from a 1.4 L engine, that 2.0 L torque got me hooked. Then it dawned on me... I could easily fall in love with this car and I can't go through that again. I sound so dramatic but I'm so dead serious. Ha ha! I was a recovering car addict so I got really scared I might "fall off the wagon." And of course I did! It was inevitable. Couldn't fight it anymore. There was no point in fighting anyway when I know deep inside I already lost. Ha ha! So here he is. Meet my obsession...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Hot Import Nights 2 Manila

Okay, so I was really excited to go to this event since HIN 1 Manila last year. HIN 1 was pretty awesome. I remember thinking it was the dopest car show I've been to. I'd love to recall the cars I saw last year but my memory is wiped off by my fan girl moment with Hiromi Kajikuma. A drift queen. My heroine. Must insert picture.. Ha ha!