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#481   2019-03-18 21:58          

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We got a whole lot of parts from Germany for the E34! I left the orders to Phonexius because he lived in Germany for a year, i must say that he definitely knew where to look! The M5 front bumper and an aftermarket rear bumper lip that we already got when we were painting the car are finally all installed, after that came all the other parts which you will see in the following photos.


A big change from the outside are these Rondell 0058 18" wheels! I was torn apart between these or the E39 M5 wheels but Phonexius found these for a great price.


With bigger wheels comes lower ride height! We sorted that out with a set of Eibach springs, and Bilstein shock absorbers for better handling.


Now for the most expensive and fun part - a S85 5.0l V10!! Ben bought it from a E60 M5 parts car, he wanted to make this swap ever since we bought this E34, well the 3.5 6 cylinder was alright too but the V10 takes this build to a whole new level.


Another thing he got from that M5 is a trunk badge and exhaust system. I usually don't support putting M badges on non M cars and the like, but this car definitely deserves one! The exhaust was quite tricky to make it fit but one local guy is a pure genius at exhaust fabrication and made it in no time.


Small update for our Mk2 too: It also got a new exhaust system to make the B18 loud and clear, and also new brakes! I was looking for performance brake kits but they're hard to find in 4 lug pattern, there were some but they would cost too much relative to their performance and the total build cost. After some browsing in the classifieds i ended up with a brake kit from a Seat Ibiza Cupra, they fit the Golf perfectly!


Both the Golf and E34 are basically complete now, it was time to go for a ride! The E34 feels great, the new suspension setup has really paid off. Seems funny but now it can easily outrun Ben's cousin's E92! :D We've worked on this project ever since me and Ben got to Bosnia, it's so nice to see it complete. Unfortunately we didn't take the Mk2 on the road cause it wasn't registered but i can tell you it goes fast! Now we'll just have to see how much we can get for it.


This trip has been a really nice experience so far but i had to conclude it a bit early because a huge opportunity popped up in the USA! I'll tell you about that soon. :)

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#482   2019-03-18 22:06          
Hohoho glad to see the S85 being fitted! That thing was one of the most savage engine ever produced, with F1-derived tech (and also came when they're a top force in F1 as well!) and huge tuning potential despite being a big engine. The E34 now is a proper grand tourer! :thumbsup:
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#483   2019-03-19 02:17          
daaaam S85 this bmw is going to be great
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#484   2019-03-19 04:21          
that E34 looks soooo good man! Must sound eargasmic too with that S85 on now :-X
Mk2 looks pretty great too
Great progress overall! :thumbsup:


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#485   2019-03-19 04:47          
That E34 is a proper sleeper car :)

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#486   2019-03-19 16:02          
Thanks everyone! :cheers: The S85 is great indeed, sounds just amazing. Sadly i have to head back to the States because i have to make a few deals there but i guess i had enough time to properly enjoy the all-new E34. :)

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#487   2019-03-27 18:00          

It's OK now


Yeah, i'm back from Bosnia a bit early. Fortunately i managed to complete the Golf and E34 with Phonexius, he will take care of them until they get a buyer. He should be coming too sometime in April. Anyway, now i'm in the good old garage in Oklahoma to make some deals, it's the land of opportunity after all! I also missed these 2 little guys, they're one of my favorite builds and that proves it's not all about huge power figures.


I've also thought about making this 86 street legal, but there's a catch: A few days ago i found out this car has no papers whatsoever! Sure, it's more of a race car than anything else but i'd still like to safely take it on the road sometimes, here you can register pretty much anything you want anyway. I'll still need some documents for it so i'll have to find the previous owner to get it sorted out.


I'm glad to see this one again too! :D Haven't changed anything on it for quite a while but i'm really happy with how it sits at the moment. In other news, i took some more parts that i wanted to replace off the Mk2 Golf, i also had a look at the transmission but i still have to make it work.


Now for the main part - before posting the last update i've just seen this article and as soon as i noticed it's talking about Oklahoma i knew i had to take a look! Long story short, there's a whole lot of cars up for grabs on auction which have been seized from a drug dealer, most of them being JDM legends! However that also means they're illegal to drive on the streets. I find it quite strange though, illegal cars usually get crushed but i'm glad the authorities decided not to do so. Regardless, many of them have great potential for a track car!

Here's a list of cars on that auction, you'll probably find them interesting too! It's open until the 1st April.
i hope it's not a prank


2009 Nissan GT-R

1997 Lexus SC300

1991 Acura NSX

1972 Datsun 240Z pro street car

1997 Lexus SC400

1991 Toyota Supra Turbo

1993 Toyota Supra drag car

2000 Toyota Chaser Tourer V

2000 Mitsubishi Galant VR4

1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R way too expensive

2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI

1996 Toyota Supra

1995 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo III

1998 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Type R

1996 Honda Integra Type R

1996 Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo

1990 Nissan Cefiro Turbo

1997 Toyota Soarer GT-T

1998 Toyota Celica GT-Four

1998 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo


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#488   2019-03-27 21:40          
its good to see the cars from 'merica-land again!
they all look like absolute treats after all xD

also STILL HYPED TO SEE WHAT STUFF YOU'RE GONNA PICK AND PULL FROM THAT AUCTION! (rip bnr34 dreams tho)


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#489   2019-03-28 04:14          
Glad you come back safely to the land of the free :D
These cars looks shiny clean even after a long time not seeing them

Also tell me if you're going to have one from the auctions ;)
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#490   2019-03-31 14:34          
I am wondering too what will you pick out man, but those things aside - solid work down there in Bosnia guys! :thumbsup:

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#491   2019-04-01 23:18          

April fools, turbo spools


Today i woke up really excited! The bidding for that auction i told you about has closed just a few hours ago. I waited almost until the last moments but many people used the same tactic, the prices were rising insanely quickly!! Despite that, i managed to fight my way to 2 JDM icons! Less than i originally planned but most of them got way out of my price range. The auction was online only but it was still extremely intense as a proper bidding war started just before closing. Well, a few people just cost me a couple of grand but what can i do. When the online part was done it was time to head to Oklahoma City to check out what i'd bought in person, i took the MX5 cause it's really fun and easy to throw around the blocks. Auctions are quite risky because you never know what problems might be hiding underneath, even if i'd carefully checked the photos of the cars i couldn't be 100% sure about them but they looked in good condition, also the dealer the cars were seized from owned a tuning shop, that's a sign they were probably well maintained.


One of the cars i bought is this Supra. It's the most expensive car i've ever bought, beating the R32 GTR by around V$1000. I'm still a bit upset about the price because it was around 20k just yesterday but i still ended up getting it for a fair price. Check out the list of upgrades below and i'm sure you'll agree with me. :)


The mileage is very high for a Supra but i wouldn't say so looking from the outside! Looks like it was rebuilt recently, especially engine wise which is great. I was impressed by the amount of exterior mods too, it really looks ready for the drag strip.



Judging from the front wheels it looks more like a street drag car but i've been told this car is illegal to be titled or registered so i'll try to improve its drag racing performance even more, like i've been trying with the SC300 for a long time.


I was surprised to see totally stock interior! It's very well preserved too. Oh well, it's right hand drive but i've owned quite a few imports so it's no problem for me to switch between driving sides lol.


And here is this car's main attraction which is able to produce 1300 horsepower. Building something like this myself would probably cost me as much as this whole Supra so it's a win in my books!


The second car stood right next to it, and that'll be a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6. The name itself is interesting to hear in America so i got very intrigued to buy it, especially when i found out it's a Tommi Makinen edition!! Now that's a very rare sight, fortunately the price didn't go up too much because many other cars got the bidders' attention, such as a R34 GTR, Acura NSX, another Supra and cars you can see in the background. I was interested in the NSX too, at first it seemed like i could even make a profit with it, but then i found out the mileage was not confirmed, and many bids drove the price too high.


As well as the Supra the Evo looked in great condition, it has a few scratches but that's no problem. They differ a lot in the mileage though, the Evo having only 75000km! The engine bay and interior look super clean too, looks like i hit the jackpot with this one. :D

(sorry for lack of Evo 6 photos, auction link got taken down)
The wallet took a huge hit today but it will pay off one day. Actually i wouldn't have enough if my 350Z hadn't found a buyer back in California, it's been for sale for a while cause it's harder to sell a RHD car, well i guess one JDM fan finally found it. :)

Now that i got a Supra i'll see what i can do with the SC300, they're both powerful drag cars so i'll have to compare them. The Supra is probably way more modified but there might still be some parts i could mix from both cars, who knows. SC300 hasn't changed or seen any action for too long, i guess it's time to change that now!

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#492   2019-04-01 23:23          
OH SHIT!
THAT SUPRA IS INSANE, Sadly it can't be registered, but at least that means that you can mod it without limits!
Also that evo is extremely clean, you got the lottery!
I'm excited!

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#493   2019-04-02 04:24          
Oh shit you guys better chill with you supras mine is getting slower dammm
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#494   2019-04-02 07:26          
I know you'd cop more than one! :))
It's a treasure hunt you won't miss soooooooo

Also YOU COPPED A TME?!?! :O
God I always want one of those......but I'm content with my Evo 3 hihe :D
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#495   2019-04-02 08:48          
I cannot wait to see the full result :D

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#496   2019-04-11 21:27          
OOOOOOO YOU BOUGHT A JZA80! AWESOME! Interesting how it has a ZZT231 Celica steering wheel but yeah. I can't wait to see more close-up pics of the Evo 6.5 TME though!

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#497   2019-04-12 10:08          
Nice purchasement, running two dragboi sounds pretty nice, maybe are you going to run SC300 as backup czr...?

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#498   2019-04-15 20:16          
Thanks guys! Yeah the SC300 will probably stay as a backup car after i improve the Supra, unless someone throws me a good offer for it.

BOOST

not for my wallet though


So here's the Supra i got from that auction, it's been a while but i've been sorting out some more things until now. I can't believe i've just bought it, it took most of the cash but it still costed way less than building this kind of drag car. A lot of it went into the SC300 too but it didn't turn out as well built as this Supra.


While looking quite stock and simple this seems like a pro drag car! It even has a parachute, i thought about installing one on the SC300 earlier but a big brake kit did the trick. Which reminds me of this Supra having stock rear and LS400 front brakes, not the best choice for a 1300HP beast!! Notice the Powerhouse Racing sticker on the rear window, it has pretty much the whole engine from that tuner. I've heard about some insane drag cars running the same parts and engine setups, i know this is the real deal! However there's still room for improvement, if it has the Powerhouse billet block and internals i can push it up to 2000HP. That wasn't mentioned in the auction spec sheet so i'll have to see for myself.


The exhaust system is from Powerhouse Racing too, looks pretty impressive but i think that will get replaced by a fender exhaust or something like that.


And here's the second purchase! Not much to explain here, it's a stock Evolution 6 albeit a special one, a Tommi Makinen edition as i told you in the last update. Now the bumper's missing cause it needs a bit of TLC, there are a few more scratches on the car so there's some more work to do.


Engine bay is like new though! Man, i always admired the mighty 4G63 when seeing Evos on rally events back in Europe, now i even managed to get one. I probably won't change it much as i wanna keep it as original as possible.


Another thing that took me some time was making the AE86 road legal! I managed to get in touch with the previous owner and then we sorted out the papers i needed. I've been using it as a drift car more or less but who doesn't like some street drifting? :))


It doesn't even come close to the other Toyota's power output but the fun factor is the key on these small RWD econoboxes!


It's perfect to chill out and take a break from all these ridiculously powerful demons.


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#499   2019-04-16 01:19          
damm this man flexin hard
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#500   2019-04-16 20:00          
Weeeee boiii get that Supra to 2000 BHP! :bananajump:
And obviously get better brakes as well, personally I don't really trust parachutes but eh :D

Also glad AE86 papers got sorted! Time to hear the 3S-GTE(GE?) sing on the US roads man ;)
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#501   2019-04-17 05:54          
4 frikin cars on the 1000hp ballpark
haha yes i need to commit death

in all seriousness tho, thats more than 4000hp u have under one frame, and each of those cars look great as usual too!
OH AND THE 6 TME IS HERE! Evos might not be very comfy inside, but they almost always are a treat to drive
Overall, great stuff as usual my man :-X


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#502   2019-04-17 09:18          
HOLY MOTHER OF BALLS

You're one tough motherfucker, literally all vehicles except the AE86 and CP9A are making INSANE amounts of power. And the Powerhouse Racing on the JZA80 has me feeling it'll be your most powerful vehicle yet. Fuck I wouldn't wanna encounter you on the streets of Japan, I'll be absolutely ANNIHILATED YAP

I'm really keen to see how you build that Evo 6.5 TME though, hopefully not as balls insane as the others, maybe a proper corner carver!!

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#503   2019-04-17 09:50          
That's one heck of a Supra and wow, 2000hp is just a dream number for me :D

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#504   2019-04-18 17:19          
# Sleepin mOnkey : damm this man flexin hard
Just me being a madman :))

# BigSmoke : Weeeee boiii get that Supra to 2000 BHP! :bananajump:
And obviously get better brakes as well, personally I don't really trust parachutes but eh :D

Also glad AE86 papers got sorted! Time to hear the 3S-GTE(GE?) sing on the US roads man ;)
I'll try! :D Well the parachute takes some stress from the brakes on the drag strip, otherwise they could overheat way too quickly. Thanks mate, the 86 is so fun so i wanted to take it for a spin every now and then. It has a 3S-GE, you've seen the ITBs! Or are you giving me an idea there? :rolleyes:

# Niatross : 4 frikin cars on the 1000hp ballpark
haha yes i need to commit death

in all seriousness tho, thats more than 4000hp u have under one frame, and each of those cars look great as usual too!
OH AND THE 6 TME IS HERE! Evos might not be very comfy inside, but they almost always are a treat to drive
Overall, great stuff as usual my man :-X
inb4 i commit death with one of those

Thanks a bunch man, can't wait to try out the Evo too! I should take it to the track sometime. :)

# RocketBunnyS13 : HOLY MOTHER OF BALLS

You're one tough motherfucker, literally all vehicles except the AE86 and CP9A are making INSANE amounts of power. And the Powerhouse Racing on the JZA80 has me feeling it'll be your most powerful vehicle yet. Fuck I wouldn't wanna encounter you on the streets of Japan, I'll be absolutely ANNIHILATED YAP

I'm really keen to see how you build that Evo 6.5 TME though, hopefully not as balls insane as the others, maybe a proper corner carver!!
"hopefully" lol. Indeed, it would make a sick track car but do i really wanna turn a genuine TME in one? It will go to a few track days, sure, but probably without too crazy mods haha. And the Supra is already my most powerful car although i hope to make it even more most powerful!!!

# Soju : That's one heck of a Supra and wow, 2000hp is just a dream number for me :D
Thanks! It's possible ;) well unless it's a drag car like in my case there's no need for it really.


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#505   2019-04-18 21:27          
Damn, I need to build up a garage like yours some day! All I got is the E39 for now and that's just my daily cruiser!