Today I went with my friend to a garage in the east of Jakarta to buy a 24mm thick front anti-roll bar for his Honda Fit/Jazz (GE8), the stock front anti-roll bar was only around 11mm thick.
It was quite confusing to get there and it was pouring with rain but eventually we arrived there. We did browse the shop a bit and found some interesting bits such as a huge Turbonetics turbocharger, various muffler pipes, air filters, modified exhaust headers for a turbo applications, camshafts for B-series Honda engines, clutch, flywheels, and god knows how many more. It was little place of heaven.
Anyway, he bought the front anti-roll bar and asked them to install it on the spot. While we waited, we spotted a red Fit/Jazz (GE8) that had various modifications. It had the bonnet opened because the mechanics were working on the engine so we decided to take a peek and lo and behold, the mechanics were installing a Sprintex Supercharger kit specially designed for the Fit/Jazz without further modifications to the internals of the engine. That made me want it so much that maybe, just maybe I will consider installing a Sprintex Supercharger kit in the future (like in at least 2 years).
In other news, we waited for an hour, the new anti-roll bar was installed and we drove. I didn't manage to drive his car but I felt that there were some changes in the car's behaviour at cornering. First of all, I noticed that the ride was a bit harsher and later on, as he did quick and violent movements I noticed less body roll and a more quicker and direct response. I will predict that at the track, he will experience lift off oversteer at corner entry but maybe mild understeer during mid-corner but it wasn't the most ideal conditions to go to the track so we couldn't test it.
Still, this trip makes me want to have a Sprintex Supercharger kit in my Jazz.
Oh and BTW a few hours ago, I went outside to grab something to eat and I noticed a matte pink Mercedes C-Class Coupe parked. BUT WAIT, not just any matte pink Mercedes C-Class Coupe. It was dropped and had respectable camber like it was setted up for the track, BBS CH Wheels and get this, a legitimate full roll cage, stripped interior with only two seats and a Mercedes Touring Cup sticker at the windshield. I guess that it was a C-Class Coupe from the Touring Cup series that has been converted for road use. Pretty hardcore.
Edited by VortexBlast - 7/4/13 at 10:14am