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...

 The 'before' shot...

Started out bone stock. Too bad I didn't take a shot of the side and rear.
And here he is currently.. :)

  Mods so far:

  • Mesh grill
  • Eyelids
  • Mugen chin
  • Ducktail Spoiler
  • Simota Air Filter (w/ HKS pod as spare)
  • HKS purple grounding kit (I just had to mention it's purple)
  • 18" Work VS-SD mags with 215/35 tyres
  • RSR Japan surplus lowering springs
  • HKS copy free flow muffler, burnt tip 
  • Pioneer head unit (no idea what the specs are)
  • 15" Lightning Audio subwoofer
  • V12 Amplifier (still no idea what the specs are)

I think it was a year into owning Ace that I remembered this one day when I was still in high school.. I was in Philam homes Q.C. walking to my friend's house, when I saw this stunning car. I wasn't into cars back then but it made me stop and look at it closely. The paint was so gorgeous, moss green, glossy as heck. I remember because I recall checking my reflection. I have no idea what the rims were but I remember it was low, but tastefully dropped. But of course I didn't know what "dropped" was back then. Then I remember thinking, "I wonder if my first car could be as nice as this..." Fast forward ten plus years later, I realized the car I was looking at was a Honda accord 6th generation. Just like Ace. He wasn't my first car, but still. <3 


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