Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |  Wong Way - So Many Addictions, So Little Time
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Wong Way - So Many Addictions, So Little Time

Jonathan Wong
Jul 25, 2007
130_0707_01_z+jonathan_wong+jordan_iii Photo 1/1   |   Wong Way - So Many Addictions, So Little Time

Lately, I've been indulging in a few new and different things. For the past year or so, I've been on the hunt for cool JDM/hard-to-find sneakers and clothing; nothing too rare, but gear that looks nice and isn't too pricey. Let me tell you, it's a very expensive thing to keep up with. Nike's the main brand I collect, and so far the top two pairs I've found are the re-release of the Jordan III (my dream shoes since I was a kid) and a St. Alfred collaboration with Converse where the the Chuck Taylor's material is like a LV wallet with ridged leather. Pretty flippin' sweet, if you ask me. But now that I have the Jordan IIIs, I can die a happy man.

I've also grown increasingly infatuated with a new form of Internet crack. Yelp.com (which I'm sure is old news, anyway, because I see members who've been blogging on there for two years) lets you post reviews on any established business; the majority of them being restaurants (not sure if McDonalds is right for you? Ask your fellow Yelpers.)and many familiar chain retailers. The best part is that you can relate to everyone reviewing because what they're saying is real, not some blatantly fake story about how tasty the food is. Seriously, it's a great resource and place to find friends who are eager to get out and try new things. (This does not include a little game we like to play called, "Just the Tip.")

And what's up with my two cars-my original obsessions? Well, the 240 recently got some nookie when I took it to Performance Nissan (tech update coming soon), who installed rear camber arms from Battle Version (thanks Alex!), along with a Nismo Power Brace (thanks Andy!). I also found time to swap out the stock cat for a larger high-flow cat from Metal Cat; it's 3-inch in diameter matched to my entire exhaust system from the downpipe out, so the car already feels like it's got some better power (but I won't know how much until I go for another dyno session). The IS is finally getting new brakes (see this month's Our Garage), which it desperately needs, along with an oil change (yes, I'm lazy).

JDM Wong jdmwong@superstreetonline.com

By Jonathan Wong
489 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

If you love the way the Honda Civic Type R drives but wish it stood out more, the folks at Mugen have the solution
Collin WoodardJan 16, 2019
How do you make the Volkswagen GTI even better? Just add the letters “TCR” and crank up the boost.
Ed TahaneyJan 16, 2019
Just about the only thing that can improve the supercar experience is taking the roof off, especially when the change results in basically no penalties to weight, performance, or dynamics
Erik JohnsonJan 16, 2019
Look out Honda and VAG; Hyundai has just rolled out its new Veloster N race car that will compete in TCR (touring car) classes globally, including the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in the U.S.
Ed TahaneyJan 15, 2019
A limited-edition, thoroughly revised WRX STI that’s only for the U.S., the S209 has more power, more grip, and plenty of chassis upgrades.
Aaron GoldJan 14, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP