Not diligently writing lately, bogged down by work especially now with the bigger portfolio. I miss the days where it was just me and I can choose if I want to work. That’s what I actually signed up for honestly but I guess I can no longer deny my destiny, to enslave myself to work!
I enjoy my work and I don’t mind the hours and after-five jobs, 13 years in the financial industry, I can say that I have almost seen it all. But this is totally different from just work, a business is not just work. In the past, you can shout at your colleague and probably get away. In a business, especially sole prop, even if the customer is being unreasonable, you can’t even complaint. Customers are always right and that has always been a mantra which I sometimes break. LOL.
Anyway 2016, new year new challenges I guess. I haven’t been modding my own car much as well, no time and I am dead tired when I got home and after a day trying at work with customer’s car, I think its enough for the day. Well, trying to kick-start the hobby again for 2016.
I am huge on performance, minimalist in terms of looks. Honestly, I love the setup that I have had on; the Oz Ultras were perfect, except that its 19″, it wouldn’t suit my tracking needs. I have long skipped track day, spend most of the time with my clients even on track day and probably working on race days too but I seriously need a hobby. All work and no play makes kev a dull man.
Anyway, the new setup is in, I am traded in my beautiful OZ Ultras paired with yellow TTRS 4 pistons brake kit for the Volks Racing CE28N and stock brakes. Yes, its stock brakes! Not by choice but 370mm TTRS rotors are not 18″ wheels friendly. Most ideal size should be 355mm and slightly stretched should be maximum 365mm for the 18″. The TTRS is by far one of the best OEM brake system that I have experienced – much better than RS 8 pistons, well that’s personal opinion; wouldn’t have sold it if it fits.
Of course there are wheels such as 18″ Ultras which will fit the TTRS brakes but you need to move the wheel balancing weights accordingly to avoid the calipers. Not much hassle but I rather just keep it simple and so I am still looking for a new set of brakes.
I have two sets of alcons in my inventory which comes with 365mm disc, probably one of the best brake kits out there but I am hesitating to put them on. Trying, learning new experiences with various products is part of my job scope and so the search continues.
Why CE28n? I always wanted to buy this set of wheels since MK5 days but never got to it and when opportunity arise, I took a leap of faith – I was skeptical about it, I have done enough research to realised that OZ Ultras are by far, best looking wheels on MK7s.
So far, I am pretty happy with this setup, especially the Direzza Z2 spec which I will talk about in another post. Managed to clock a decent 2.39s in Sepang with this setup, not bad at all. Guess the quest continues, I hope 2016 will be a better year for work life balance.