I'm a guy so I suppose I just had
to have a cars section right? :) Well for myself, I drive an Acura
3.0 CL 1998. It is in a manly Primrose color (purplish-silver).
As for mods that I've done to my car...well there isn't much.
For the exterior, I have tinted my windows with 32% in the front
and 22% in the back. Sigh if only California weren't such a bitch
about this stuff, I would go with 15% all around. Feels a lot
better knowing people can't look in on me...but I guess I totally
understand about how the police would like to be able to see in.
The only other things that I have done to my exterior, excluding
the cool dragon stickers, would be my headlights, clear bumper
housing (yeah I know, but hey..I'm a asian guy living in SoCal.
What do you expect?), and fog lights. As for the interior, I've
only installed an AEM Cold Air Intake(CAI) as far as performance
mods go. Other than performance for the interior stuff, I have
a Valentine One radar scanner, RÄZO shifter, Mugen pedals,
and a Gtech monitor when I need it.
Here's basically what all that stuff
means. For the headlights, I currently have PIAA Plasma bulbs
in the low beam. These bulbs give off a purplish color when viewed
from and angle. Rated at 110w's, it only usese the stock rating
of 55w's; and the light rating is at 5000k. On the sides I am
using the PIAA Platinum Wedge bulbs. Not a perfect match but hey
that's okay. For the fog lights I have the PIAA 1700x model. They
match perfectly for my car because of the color that the lights
The AEM CAI basically was a 'custom'
install because I had to modify it a little bit from the Accord
98-00 part. All in all what I get is a loud growl whenever my
RPM's hit over 3800. Very nice, I don't regret getting this part...although
Acura service can be a bitch about it sometimes!
As for the electronics inside: The
Valentine One is the best radar scanner when compared to
all the commercial products. In recent testing conducted by Motor
Trend, the Valentine One came out with a score of 97/100. The
next best model was the Escort Passport 8500 that came in with
a score of 73/100.
The RÄZO shifter and the Mugen
pedals are basically only for show. Nothing major there. As for
the Gtech monitor, it is a device that measures your vehicles
performance. Everything from 1/4 mile times to geforce and 0-60
times. Pretty cool but I don't think it was worth the money in
Well that's it for the mods right
now. I am planning on getting 18" wheels, Eibach Pro-Kit
springs, Koni adjustable shocks, Comptech Headers, new stereo
equipment, alarm system, maybe an exhaust, etc.
Check back here soon for some pics
of my car and more.