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#281   2017-10-31 18:43          

Hello guys, some news from our garage.

First I sold my nissan 180sx (10k) and after a while i to buy the BMW E34 535I. The beauty of the body, preserved as an original, will be a great daily car.

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#282   2017-11-03 16:49          
As you all know there was a huge meeting at Nikko circuit, Skip and i went there to check out the guys from the forum. The cars were really nice, we saw some great drifting too!
There was 11000rpm with his JZX100 drift car, Soju with his beautiful Supra, Bad.Compqny with his S13 missile, Mackay with a E46, Holeecrab with his sick VR38 swapped GT86 and more! Skip decided not to drift his 180 because it was a little beaten up from a Mobara drift session with Renaruto. One of the tires blew and we hit a wall, pretty scary moment but it was nothing major, we just changed the wheel and drove off to Nikko.

When we got back home, we started to work on my S14.
It has arrived a few days ago, and so did the RB26. Before swapping it in i needed some more parts to make everything work so me and Skip paid a visit to UpGarage again, he bought some stuff for his 180 too. We bought a Nismo LSD for the S14, and a custom driveshaft made for RB swapped S chassis. It works with a RB25 RWD transmission and my RB26 has it, so we chose the right part.


The engine mounts needed some adjustments to fit with the RB26 because of its oil pan, but after that it fit like a glove!


Fortunately there was enough space for the piping, intercooler and everything.


The engine was in place, then we installed the transmission, driveshaft and differential.


While shopping in UpGarage i also found this GP Sports exhaust system, i almost forgot my S14 didn't have one yet. :P First i took off the Top Secret diffuser cause the exhaust tip wouldn't fit there otherwise. The pipes didn't really fit with the headers and downpipe but Skip managed to fix that. Thanks mate!


Long story short, my S14 now runs and drives! I did a quick test down the street as you can see. :P Well the main part is done but there's a whole lot of wiring problems. Most of the electronics don't work at all, hopefully that will get sorted out asap.


Now Skip's 180 needs some repairs, it's about to get painted too so i'll have some work for the next few days, hope i'll have some time for the S14 though.
Stay tuned for more updates from Japan and the States! :)

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#283   2017-11-07 18:05          
I love that sleeper style of your S14. Also a really nice colour. As mentioned... I'm interested in those stock bumpers. ;)

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#284   2017-11-10 19:21          
I finally managed to sort out the electronics on my Silvia, now everything is connected properly. Basically everything on the car worked and being pretty much stock it was ready for the shaken to get inspected and registered. Before that i fitted R34 GTR seats that i brought with the car. I also brought a set of VStanced plate covers, stickers and some goodies from our shop, i'll use all this on my Silvia later on. I can't wait for some mods but i'll have to because Skip got some new parts for his 180, check out his RP too.


And another update from 3Style back in the States: he got his car registered as well and did some changes to it. First he took off the 535i badge on the trunk, it looks much cleaner now. He also found a set of BMW Style 20 Turbine rims with tires, i think they are from a M5.


It's a bit lower now cause he cut the springs. This is just a temporary fix, he's planning to get some coilovers so it'll do for now.

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#285   2017-11-10 22:46          
R34 seats are perfect on a daily S14
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#286   2017-11-19 14:19          
^ Yeah they're really good both for daily driving and racing!

Ebisu once again

Nothing changed on my S14 but Skip and i had a track day last weekend so i thought i should mention it. It was my 2nd time at Ebisu, but i didn't have a 1000+HP Porsche this time. :P (check it out here) As always there were all kinds of nice cars with very skilled drifters driving them. From missiles to pro drift cars, but hey, as long as it can drift it's good to go. Skip just changed his rear wheels then we did a few laps on the track. He was a bit low on power, especially for 18" wheels but he managed to do some skids anyway.
Here's a pic just before going on the track:


However i was the complete opposite, i had tons of wheelspin so i had to be gentle with the throttle. Another reason for going slower was stock suspension, the body roll was crazy lol. I need some coilovers asap.


I wanted to modify my S14 for a while but didn't really know where to start. I got a set of Work VS-KF from Skip so that'll be the first thing to change, together with coilovers and a 5 lug conversion. I guess i'll have to go shopping to UpGarage again which means i'll probably buy some more stuff that i don't even need. :D

This post was edited by Lagano (2017-11-19 21:10, 62 days ago)

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#287   2017-11-19 14:43          
Great to see the S14 running again! The car now has some history now xD



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#288   2017-11-19 15:06          
I was clutch kicking for days lol. The SR20DE is so gutless, i have to keep changing from 1st to 2nd through corners. Its really annoying.

Enjoy those VS-KF's, get yoself some rollovers and we'll fit them. Gonna have to fit something new to mine too... ;)

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#289   2017-11-19 15:15          
Nah, Dori Doris are alright for now :D and no more clutch kicking after the JZ swap!

@Soju Yep it's nice to see the same car still going. Thanks man!

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#290   2017-11-19 15:38          
It was nice to see you guys at Ebisu today. I'd like to say it was more than just some skids for you guys. :)

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#291   2017-11-19 23:12          
Hotboy wheels i like it.
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#292   2017-11-30 21:24          

Ebisu once again... again


Hotboy wheels are now on the S14! Last week i decided to fit the VS-KF's on it but i needed 5 lug hubs before that so i did some shopping in UpGarage again. I also bought UP Spec coilovers and GP Sports knuckles. My Silvia had better fitment and more steering angle then, so of course we had to try it out on Ebisu at the weekend. Skip wanted to go just so his SR20 could give its last "hoorah" because a 1JZ is waiting for his 180.


Before going on the track i changed the rear wheels to the ones i got from Saletl when i traded the stock bumpers for them. The tires are pretty worn out which is perfect for drifting. :P Rims have some scratches but they're alright for drift spares. We bumped into each other while checking out the cars next to the track, then we talked a bit and did a few laps. (check him out here)


This photo seems familiar... :)) I also fit a Nardi steering wheel that Saletl gave to me with those rims.


It was way better to drive than last time, especially because of more steering angle! I had another set of rear wheels too so i didn't hesitate.


I spun out once cause the tires were completely roasted. :P


I changed the wheels again and the fun continued!


The SR20 in Skip's 180 was barely holding on but this time he did better drifts cause he had less grip with 17" wheels. But that means his 180 got a bit lower, and his new bodykit is low too! I think he scraped it a few times.


Long story short, Ebisu was a blast like always! I'll definitely have to drift my S14 some more. I'll change its looks too, i don't want to keep the 2 different black colors lol. Not sure about the rims as well but i have to represent our shop sponsor a bit. Expect some changes on Skip's 180 too! :)

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#293   2017-11-30 21:36          
I have to say, Ebisu is really fun. I can't wait to get my 1JZ in, like you know the SR is powerless. Obviously I'll need your help swapping it....if you want to help that is...

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#294   2017-11-30 21:39          
Of course i'll help, i don't wanna watch you struggling with that SR20 anymore :P

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#295   2017-11-30 22:10          
If you need anything help, let me know! :)
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#296   2017-12-03 01:37          
You guys at Ebisu tomorrow?

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#297   2017-12-03 10:49          
Not tomorrow cause we're 1JZ swapping Skip's 180 at the moment. When that's done we'll try it out there for sure!

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#298   2017-12-03 17:48          
Looking so good, reminds of my trip to Japan!

Sadly my Supra is still in the shop for major repair/maintenance, fitting some high-end stuff lately.



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#299   2017-12-04 00:45          
# Lagano : Not tomorrow cause we're 1JZ swapping Skip's 180 at the moment. When that's done we'll try it out there for sure!
Any pics form the progress would be very nice!

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#300   2017-12-04 00:57          
# saletl : Any pics form the progress would be very nice!
Post will be made soon. Lots of cutting stuff, it's no where near ready yet either because I'm getting a full respray too. Also, if anyone is selling anything nice for a 180... let me know.

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#301   2017-12-04 01:13          
I have a dmax hood laying around ;)

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#302   2017-12-04 08:57          
# saletl : I have a dmax hood laying around ;)
Oh I'll definitely take that! How much?

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#303   2017-12-04 12:16          
What about 100?

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#304   2017-12-04 14:05          
# saletl : What about 100?
I'll take it, thanks.

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#305   2017-12-30 00:25          

Where have i been this month?


My S14 hasn't changed much, not what you'd expect. I didn't really know what to change, but i made it look a bit more complete with Navan rear valances, i had them in mind for a while. They weren't black when i bought them so i sent them to the paint shop to color match them. I also sent the doors, hood and fenders cause these parts were in a different shade of black than the rest of the car. :P I also slapped a few stickers on the windows just because Skip had tons of them laying around.



I fitted cup holders and a boost gauge on the dash. I didn't really need it but it's fun to watch when the boost kicks in. :D


That's it for now, but i already have a new set of wheels coming up, hopefully the S14 will look even better.

Skip was planning to celebrate Christmas and new year in Ireland, so i planned to go back to the States then. However things got messed up last week. Just before we were going for a drive, Skip fell down the stairs and broke his arm! Not the best thing to happen for Christmas. :( (actually Skip's pc died so he couldn't update)

Later that week we saw an upcoming drift competition at Ebisu so i guess we would stay in Japan anyway. What a coincidence.

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#306   2017-12-30 00:31          
I thought it was kinda funny after I fell down. Didn't even realise I had broke my arm lmao, then the pain kicked in.
It'll be better for the competition though so it's ok.

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#307   2018-01-13 17:46          

Drift car looks in progress


I love the livery on Skip's 180 and drift car liveries in general so i decided to give it a try too. I've been thinking how to do it for a while but now there's finally something on the S14. I also tried the SSR rims i got from Marcus and they're staying on. The last thing i got was these Kouki side skirts for a bit more aggressive but still OEM-ish look. It was also easier to put the stickers on then. Livery is almost done so expect more pics of it soon!


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#308   2018-01-13 18:12          
Can't wait to see the full result!



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#309   2018-01-13 18:20          
Oh shit you finished it, you were still printing when I left. You work fast lol.

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#310   2018-01-14 02:06          
A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one
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#311   2018-01-20 19:17          
Livery is done! Well, most of it. I'll probably throw on some more stickers eventually. Livery is only on the side for now so you can see everything in one pic :)

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#312   2018-01-20 19:32          
Can't wait to go to the track and ruin both of our nice cars ;)