Go Back  AcuraZine - Acura Enthusiast Community > Automotive Discussion > Car Talk
Reload this Page >

One step closer to a complete garage

Notices

One step closer to a complete garage

 
Old 11-07-2018, 03:39 PM
  #201  
Registered Member
iTrader: (3)
 
p.diddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 34
Posts: 5,536
Received 465 Likes on 311 Posts
Originally Posted by CCColtsicehockey View Post
Are they regular regamaster or evos? Yeah that is my fear cause so few wheels fit with the Stoptechs.
they arent evoís. I had that issue myself when I was shopping for wheels. The tarox bbk can fit oem wheels so that sold me. If they can fit oem they can fit anything.
p.diddy is offline  
Old 11-07-2018, 06:44 PM
  #202  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
I love how big and how much the StopTech Trophy kit fills the wheels though so I don't know if I could part with them.
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 11-07-2018, 06:53 PM
  #203  
Registered Member
iTrader: (3)
 
p.diddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 34
Posts: 5,536
Received 465 Likes on 311 Posts
Originally Posted by CCColtsicehockey View Post
I love how big and how much the StopTech Trophy kit fills the wheels though so I don't know if I could part with them.
Iím sure youíll be able to find a nice aggressive set with that kit.
p.diddy is offline  
Old 11-07-2018, 07:42 PM
  #204  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
So this past weekend I went on the annual trip to Tail of the Dragon with a group of car buddies that I have gone on for the last 5 years. This one obviously being with the NSX for the first time was by far the most enjoyable one ever. The car is just so raw yet planted machine I have ever driven there or really anything I have driven period. I always start this trip with a stop in Asheville to sample a great brewery or two and pick up some good beverages to have at the cabin for the weekend.

Stopped at New Belgium first then headed to Burial which is by far one of the best in Asheville.




Then proceeded on to meet up with the rest of the group for some lunch. I was the second to arrive. Friend from Raleigh with a 2016 GT3 was the first.


After lunch, we headed to the cabin to drop off our stuff and then continued onto the Dragon. We skipped dragon with how wet it was and hit up hellbender. Personally, that is my favorite road of the entire area.


Morning view from the back of the cabin.




Cold morning start of NSX and GT3


Headed up to the Dragon to check out the store but then hit up hellbender again and then off down a drive to Franklin.




Stopped at a waterfall


It had been a wet day and the cars had gotten dirty so stopped at the car wash.


All cleaned up


My front drivers had been rubbing on the fender that day. Realized the drivers side was a little more than 1/4in lower than passenger side so raised it up to be even. Yes I did car work with a scissor jack.


Everyone parked in the driveway while I make the adjustments.


Headed out to dinner that night to probably the best place up there to eat, Tapco Lodge.




Some iced coffee on a nice cold mountain morning


Morning fog on the water




Some awesome Honda's parked under the car park




This day we headed up the Skyway




On one of the scenic stops I ran into a gentleman that had a 1991 Acura NSX. He is the original owner and the car has 113k miles on it. He bought it without ever driving it since back then they would not let you even test drive them. He put the seat covers on the car right when he got it to protect the cream interior.


One heck of a view from the this particular overlook


The gang for today. The GT3 had to headout in the morning so we were down to three.


That afternoon the rest of the group headed out but I was staying the last night still. We had not hit the Dragon yet cause it is never a great idea to do it on Saturday or Sunday cause it is just so busy and backed up. We normally do it on Friday but this year it was raining when we arrived. So I waited till just before the sunset to hit it when most people had left for the weekend. It was a blast in the NSX. Some shots after I completed the run.




On the way back through I stopped at the one scenic outlook at the high point overlooking the damn.


Was able to grab a great sunset picture.


Headed back to Tapco Lodge for another dinner and got my own private parking spot.


The NSX trunk gets tight with gear for two, some essential tools, detailing gear, camera, drone, and a case of beer.


Stopped for some lunch on the way back through Asheville at a new place called the Foggy Mountain Brew Pub. The food was excellent for anyone passing through the area.






When I got home I had put on almost 800 miles for the weeknd and was 2 miles short of putting 1200 miles in the first 2.5 weeks of ownership.
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
The following 10 users liked this post by CCColtsicehockey:
00TL-P3.2 (11-08-2018), civicdrivr (11-08-2018), CLtotheTL32 (11-09-2018), JT4 (11-12-2018), juniorbean (11-12-2018), Majofo (11-08-2018), neuronbob (11-08-2018), RPhilMan1 (11-08-2018), ttribe (11-08-2018), TylerT (11-08-2018)
Old 11-08-2018, 06:15 AM
  #205  
Chapter Leader
(Northeast Florida)
iTrader: (1)
 
gatrhumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 33,729
Received 1,210 Likes on 814 Posts
Jason, your car looks like shit. Like complete and utter shit. I will let you give it to me so that you can save yourself the embarrassment of having to drive that POS around. I'll even give you my 11 year old son. Win-win in my book. You can play LEGO bricks with him.
gatrhumpy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 06:45 AM
  #206  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
he's kidding Jason...
that thing is fire. Don't fall for it.
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 07:09 AM
  #207  
Chapter Leader
(Northeast Florida)
iTrader: (1)
 
gatrhumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 33,729
Received 1,210 Likes on 814 Posts
I'm not kidding. It's a rolling turd. let me save you the trouble of getting mocked.
gatrhumpy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 07:18 AM
  #208  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
Originally Posted by gatrhumpy View Post
Jason, your car looks like shit. Like complete and utter shit. I will let you give it to me so that you can save yourself the embarrassment of having to drive that POS around. I'll even give you my 11 year old son. Win-win in my book. You can play LEGO bricks with him.
I will pass. I am able to enjoy this thing because I don't have one of those right now. I will sell it to you for what it is insured for and take the kid off your hands then if you still pay his bills. Sounds like a win-win right?

Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
he's kidding Jason...
that thing is fire. Don't fall for it.


Originally Posted by gatrhumpy View Post
I'm not kidding. It's a rolling turd. let me save you the trouble of getting mocked.
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 07:32 AM
  #209  
Chapter Leader
(Northeast Florida)
iTrader: (1)
 
gatrhumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 33,729
Received 1,210 Likes on 814 Posts
Your loss!
gatrhumpy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 08:37 AM
  #210  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
that loss sounds like a win!
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 09:56 AM
  #211  
Chapter Leader
(Northeast Florida)
iTrader: (1)
 
gatrhumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 33,729
Received 1,210 Likes on 814 Posts
Typical.
gatrhumpy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 10:03 AM
  #212  
Love the VAG
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,277
Received 4,794 Likes on 2,930 Posts
Awesome shots, that weekend looked like a blast. It's strange how even an S2k and GT3 make the NSX look so low and small lol. I love that.

I'm headed to Asheville this weekend too - are there any other places you'd suggest I stop by?
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 10:10 AM
  #213  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
his favorite rub & tug!
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 10:38 AM
  #214  
Chapter Leader
(Northeast Florida)
iTrader: (1)
 
gatrhumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 33,729
Received 1,210 Likes on 814 Posts
They all know him by name. He's the equivalent of Norm on Cheers.
gatrhumpy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 10:40 AM
  #215  
Love the VAG
iTrader: (8)
 
civicdrivr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: VA
Age: 30
Posts: 30,277
Received 4,794 Likes on 2,930 Posts
civicdrivr is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 10:47 AM
  #216  
Registered Member
iTrader: (3)
 
p.diddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Age: 34
Posts: 5,536
Received 465 Likes on 311 Posts
Nice!
p.diddy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 11:59 AM
  #217  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Awesome shots, that weekend looked like a blast. It's strange how even an S2k and GT3 make the NSX look so low and small lol. I love that.

I'm headed to Asheville this weekend too - are there any other places you'd suggest I stop by?
You talking about breweries and places to eat? I can give you a whole bunch of that from up there. I go 2-4 times a year. Any particular types of beer and food you like more than others?
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 12:45 PM
  #218  
Chapter Leader
(Northeast Florida)
iTrader: (1)
 
gatrhumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 33,729
Received 1,210 Likes on 814 Posts
I say that with love.
gatrhumpy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 03:25 PM
  #219  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
Of course you do
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 05:14 PM
  #220  
Chapter Leader
(Northeast Florida)
iTrader: (1)
 
gatrhumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Age: 39
Posts: 33,729
Received 1,210 Likes on 814 Posts
You know you're my bromie.
gatrhumpy is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 05:21 PM
  #221  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,092
Received 10,504 Likes on 7,668 Posts
Originally Posted by gatrhumpy View Post
You know you're my bromie.
Feeling's not mutual

CCColtsicehock
ey told me so
Majofo is online now  
Old 11-08-2018, 06:04 PM
  #222  
Senior Moderator
 
neuronbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Cleveland area, OH
Posts: 19,268
Received 3,532 Likes on 1,780 Posts
Originally Posted by juniorbean View Post
neuronbob ... what is a surprising deal? Seriously curious
$39.5K

http://www.nsxprime.com/forum/showth...NA1151PT000034

Last edited by neuronbob; 11-08-2018 at 06:08 PM.
neuronbob is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 06:24 PM
  #223  
Moderator
 
ttribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Age: 47
Posts: 14,374
Received 4,514 Likes on 2,435 Posts
Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
Dayyyuummmm. If I only had some money...
ttribe is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 06:36 PM
  #224  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
Yeah, that's a killer deal in today's market...
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 09:02 PM
  #225  
2006 RRP TL "The Comrade"
 
nist7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Kansas City
Age: 33
Posts: 3,213
Received 563 Likes on 387 Posts
Looks like small amount of TLC...maybe some other maintenance/service items needed....but yeah sub 40k...good deal if everything else checks out.

5k miles in 4 years though?
nist7 is offline  
Old 11-08-2018, 11:22 PM
  #226  
Senior Moderator
 
neuronbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Cleveland area, OH
Posts: 19,268
Received 3,532 Likes on 1,780 Posts
Yeah, I don’t understand it either on a car with that many miles. The whole purpose of picking up a NSX with miles is to drive the piss out of it. We have NSXs on NSX Prime that are well beyond 250k miles.
neuronbob is offline  
The following users liked this post:
nist7 (11-09-2018)
Old 11-09-2018, 07:01 AM
  #227  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
Some people view the cars as investments and treat them as such...or maybe they have 3 others and don't drive that one much. In all seriousness I do agree with Bob...a car is for travel...not to be a museum piece.
That said, I think I've maybe put 7K on my S2000 in 3 years but that's primarily because I had a kid right after I bought it.
rockstar143 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
nist7 (11-09-2018)
Old 11-09-2018, 07:57 AM
  #228  
Registered Member
 
EuRTSX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: District of Corruption
Age: 31
Posts: 23,594
Received 105 Likes on 69 Posts
Love the photos from the Tail of the Dragon J, I'll consider going next year, and y'all can haul your tools/parts in my Cayenne.
EuRTSX is offline  
Old 11-09-2018, 08:15 AM
  #229  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
You guys do the dragon too?
rockstar143 is offline  
The following 4 users liked this post by rockstar143:
civicdrivr (11-13-2018), EuRTSX (11-09-2018), juniorbean (11-12-2018), nist7 (11-09-2018)
Old 11-09-2018, 12:50 PM
  #230  
Moderator
iTrader: (3)
 
CLtotheTL32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte
Age: 30
Posts: 35,842
Received 8,614 Likes on 5,767 Posts
I'm late to the party, but I knew about the purchase before any of these jokers did

Congrats once again dude! I'm really excited for you.
CLtotheTL32 is offline  
Old 11-09-2018, 02:24 PM
  #231  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
really? You're excited? I'm staring right at your print and nothing moved at all.
What a bragger! Oh I already knew...I already know, Jason is my friend.
Well I knew before YOU even knew, so there.
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 11-09-2018, 02:39 PM
  #232  
Chapter Leader (Southern Region)
 
Majofo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waffles, BU
Posts: 85,092
Received 10,504 Likes on 7,668 Posts
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
You guys do the dragon too?
Moments later..

Majofo is online now  
The following users liked this post:
RPhilMan1 (11-09-2018)
Old 11-09-2018, 02:44 PM
  #233  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
pray 4 dem kids!
rockstar143 is offline  
Old 11-09-2018, 04:11 PM
  #234  
Moderator
iTrader: (3)
 
CLtotheTL32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte
Age: 30
Posts: 35,842
Received 8,614 Likes on 5,767 Posts
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
really? You're excited? I'm staring right at your print and nothing moved at all.
What a bragger! Oh I already knew...I already know, Jason is my friend.
Well I knew before YOU even knew, so there.
So salty.
CLtotheTL32 is offline  
Old 11-10-2018, 02:00 PM
  #235  
Moderator
Chapter Leader (South Florida Region)
iTrader: (6)
 
rockstar143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 67,666
Received 15,078 Likes on 11,226 Posts
I just miss your kiss and affection is all...
rockstar143 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
CLtotheTL32 (11-11-2018)
Old 11-11-2018, 05:49 PM
  #236  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Yeah, that's a killer deal in today's market...
Originally Posted by nist7 View Post
Looks like small amount of TLC...maybe some other maintenance/service items needed....but yeah sub 40k...good deal if everything else checks out.

5k miles in 4 years though?
Originally Posted by neuronbob View Post
Yeah, I don’t understand it either on a car with that many miles. The whole purpose of picking up a NSX with miles is to drive the piss out of it. We have NSXs on NSX Prime that are well beyond 250k miles.
Originally Posted by rockstar143 View Post
Some people view the cars as investments and treat them as such...or maybe they have 3 others and don't drive that one much. In all seriousness I do agree with Bob...a car is for travel...not to be a museum piece.
That said, I think I've maybe put 7K on my S2000 in 3 years but that's primarily because I had a kid right after I bought it.
Exterior wise it is a good looking number. I am sure at that mileage it might need a little preventative maintenance and it could use recovered seats but I bet for between 5-7k you could make it almost perfect from a driver's car perspective and have a solid NSX with clean title for sub 50k which is a great deal right now.
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
The following users liked this post:
neuronbob (11-11-2018)
Old 11-11-2018, 05:53 PM
  #237  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
Originally Posted by EuRTSX View Post
Love the photos from the Tail of the Dragon J, I'll consider going next year, and y'all can haul your tools/parts in my Cayenne.
Sounda like a plan. I could barely fit everything in the trunk this year.

Thinking of planning a spring one with the Azine crew in addition to the regular group I go with in November. Your welcome to come either time.
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 11-11-2018, 05:55 PM
  #238  
Moderator
Regional Coordinator (Southeast)
Thread Starter
 
CCColtsicehockey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Mooresville, NC
Age: 33
Posts: 41,379
Received 2,596 Likes on 1,862 Posts
Originally Posted by CLtotheTL32 View Post
I'm late to the party, but I knew about the purchase before any of these jokers did

Congrats once again dude! I'm really excited for you.
Thanks bud. I will stop by with it at some point.

J might have had you on this one
CCColtsicehockey is offline  
Old 11-12-2018, 01:20 AM
  #239  
Registered Member
 
tv4184's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Age: 35
Posts: 126
Received 11 Likes on 6 Posts
I would probably trade like half my cars to get an NSX into the driveway. I traded my TSX earlier this year for the CTR. Sometimes I still question doing that... Never got to install my Euro R interior lol. Jealous of the TE37s too. I only have them on my 4Runner at the moment.



Funny thing was that I was originally shopping for a V wagon back in May 2017, then I bought the house and got the newish 4runner, CTR and IS300 all within a 2 month span around Feb 2018 this year. You have like 2 of the cars I have on my dream car list. Looks great man, used to drool over your TSX build back when I was still in grad school 10 years ago, guess I can drool over the NSX now too.
tv4184 is offline  
The following 3 users liked this post by tv4184:
00TL-P3.2 (11-12-2018), CCColtsicehockey (11-12-2018), nist7 (11-12-2018)
Old 11-12-2018, 06:48 AM
  #240  
Moderator
iTrader: (3)
 
CLtotheTL32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Charlotte
Age: 30
Posts: 35,842
Received 8,614 Likes on 5,767 Posts
^Awesome collection!
CLtotheTL32 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: One step closer to a complete garage


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.