The Enkei GTC01 – the only aftermarket wheel I ever bought

Lately I’ve been missing having a car, and tonight this photo showed up on the slideshow. It reminded me of when I first decided to buy an aftermarket wheel, when I did a lot of research trying to find the right one for my 2009 Acura TSX. After much deliberation, I finally picked the Enkei GTC01. Later, when I finally got the right color car (I wanted white all along), I paired it with some red lugs to make the wheel look even better. So cool.

Gran Turismo 5 GT-R Spec V (2009)

When I first bought Gran Turismo 5, I went for the Collector’s Edition so that I could get the book that comes with it. At that time, I was well into the hands-on aspect of owning a car, and I wanted to learn as much as I could about them. In addition to the book, the game came with this scale model of a Nissan GT-R.

The model sat on my bookshelf for a year-and-a-half before we moved out in May of 2012. I never knew what to do with it, and ended up donating it to the Salvation Army.

Letting Go is Hard to Do

Yes, I should probably let go at this point, as it’s been almost two years since I’ve owned the car, but I can’t help myself. The car still brings me joy, even if that joy is now in the form of seeing it show up randomly in my desktop slideshow instead of driving and maintaining it. Here are five more, breaking the 1-photo convention of the Slideshow tag.

2011 Acura TSX in Premium White Pearl
Some random avenue out in the Sunset
2011 Acura TSX in Premium White Pearl
From the backside
2011 Acura TSX in Premium White Pearl
Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
2011 Acura TSX in Premium White Pearl
Near the Lawrence Hall of Science
2011 Acura TSX in Premium White Pearl
Ocean Beach, San Francisco

YACP (Yet Another Car Pic)

2009 TSX on Eibach Springs, with Stock Wheels
Staying out of the sun – July 26, 2011

Sometimes I wonder if I should go through my old car pics and post them all on here at once. Then again, that wouldn’t be as fun as how it is now, when every so often a photo pops up on my desktop slideshow, and I am reminded of what a cool car I had. This photo was taken on the day that we went to China Camp, back in ’11. In preparation of returning the car the stock wheels were back on but I hadn’t had time to remove the Eibach springs yet. I still think it looks cool and don’t understand why they don’t come from the factory with the shorter, thicker springs.

Side Skirts

TSX Side Skirt

My first TSX didn’t have side skirts, so I made sure I got them for my second. At first I didn’t think they made that much of a difference, but after seeing them on the white car, it looks like something is missing on the gray car. I guess that’s why they call it a “body” kit as opposed to a “front-and-rear” kit.