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#41   2017-04-21 16:01          
Ah, that is not a big deal, fuck old clutch, my new clutch n flywheel setup will be good up to 600bhp, so maybe I get boosted in future too, as I don't want to be left behind while cruising with you lol xd

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#42   2017-04-22 15:15          
Photos looks fire! ;)

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#43   2017-04-22 16:26          
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#44   2017-04-22 16:48          
Glad you like it K A Z I M I R, thanks !

-✘ Weeeell some news, today I had enough of my clutch bullshitery and decided to not torture my 350Z anymore, so I took my car to the Shop, the Z' will spend few days here, until I get my new clutch and flywheel installed, which will probably be at Tuesday, because parts arrives at Monday. I don't think that I will be installing clutch n flywheel myself as I will probably be doing something else, so guys from the shop will do the work, I might help if I have free time. Also I started editing the video, working even in garage haha.



-✘ Of course you might think how I am supposed to live without car for almost five days.. But don't you worry, Shao got me covered #friendswithbenefits, my new daily for few days will be 94' Honda Civic EG6 with engine swapped to B18C, I couldn't be happier as I think I am quite familiar with those cars because Oscar had one, so it will be good opportunity to drive those lil' powerful machines even more. Don't ask why the number plate are blurred, I had to. You know the purpose of Civics in Osaka lol.





-✘ So yeah, that is it for today. I will probably upload more pics of Civic later.
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#45   2017-04-22 17:02          
I love your shots man. I really like the color and style :)



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#46   2017-04-22 17:03          
C O O L V I B R A T I O N S

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#47   2017-04-22 17:15          
- Thanks a lot Soju !

- Omfg tyretear you got me laughing with that CoolVibration shieet :thumbsup: Now I know what I should put on my Z' next haha.
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#48   2017-04-22 17:52          
B18 civic man ill just say they are great
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#49   2017-04-23 19:32          
-✘ Well guys, something cool happened tonight I guess, as you know, now I temporarily daily-driving my friends Civic, so sooner or later Kanjo run with Civics had to happen. Shao and the crew from garage kinda introduced me to this thing, and got me to meet few people, I never knew they used to do such things, but it turns out the other way, so in the end we had like 5 Civics screaming trough the loop. I think I made the right choice never writing Shop adress and such, will keep it safe.





-✘ Those Civics are really solid cars with all those setups for such activities, you can easily hit 200 km/h in no time. So I think our night was a success as we managed to avoid all the bullshit we could get problems for. Also today my Z' got lifted up and we removed the transmission, basically we prepared the car for tomorrow install as we think we might be able to install everything in one day.





-✘ So till tomorrow guys, also doing some finishing touches on video, so it might drop tomorrow evening or Tuesday night.
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#50   2017-04-23 20:28          
i've seen them wandering around few days ago, low key made me want to snatch a civic some day :))

can't wait for the vid!

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#51   2017-04-23 20:38          
Oscar is sellling his EK9 Type-R, because he is not using it anymore and it just stands lonely in garage lol. I can't wait too haha, I feel like a liar because it is taking me so long to finish it,but don't worry I will focus on it now and will get it done.
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#52   2017-04-24 12:48          
Wish I was there, looks like a lot of fun!

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#53   2017-04-24 20:25          
# MACKAY :
Damm, that's a nice shot! You're tempting me to go back over to Japan, lol.
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#54   2017-04-24 22:54          
# MACKAY : Oscar is sellling his EK9 Type-R, because he is not using it anymore and it just stands lonely in garage lol. I can't wait too haha, I feel like a liar because it is taking me so long to finish it,but don't worry I will focus on it now and will get it done.

looks mint but i have to wait until my wallet got fueled again :))

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#55   2017-04-26 13:10          
# GoverningNick : Damm, that's a nice shot! You're tempting me to go back over to Japan, lol.
Of course you should do it haha, but as I would say.. If you have an opportunity to travel and live anywhere, you might as well look at other countries, it's nice to be able to travel.
# holeecrab : looks mint but i have to wait until my wallet got fueled again :))
The faster the better haha :thumbsup:


-✘ Well guys, some updates on what is happening, my Z' got new clutch and flywheel installed on Monday, everything works fine, now the breaking in begin, will keep it safe for about 1000km's while driving, but this update is not about that so I will upload news about it later today. Well yesterday we were preparing for our trip to Tokyo, Shao have some business things to do, to bring back some parts and stuff, so today early in the morning we left and I'm posting this while on the road, about 200km's left till Tokyo.



-✘ Also last night I finished editing the video, here it is, I hope you guys will like it, tbh I'm not very satisfied with the outcome but I think it's good enough to show you guys. ( the docks were a terrible place to film, too many textures and shit loading and twitching around, also fraps and cheat engine doesn't work very well together lol )


-✘ So yeah, till evening.
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#56   2017-04-26 14:16          
Fairlady looks cool and... purple power :D :)
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#57   2017-04-26 14:36          
Nice edit man!
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#58   2017-04-26 17:06          
omg <3

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#59   2017-04-26 17:27          
Nice video!



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#60   2017-05-01 13:49          
Thanks everyone for good words about my video :pathead: !

-✘ So yeah guys, sorry that I didn't posted any news for few days now because as you know I was doing "things" in Tokyo and basically didn't had any spare time. So I'm writing everything while at gas station, we left Tokyo early this morning and should reach Osaka by the evening. Me and Shao spent five days there because as I said we had some business to do there, he needed few things for his shop ( the same shop I keep my Z' most of the time now ) so his friends from Russia who are expanding into Japan and about to open few parts stores here managed to help him and organized a lot of things very cheap as a favor, because Shao used to work for them back in Russia. So probably the best thing about our "adventures" in Tokyo was that the whole time being there we were living in their house and were accompanied by them.. So you probably get the idea what we were doing the whole time haha :cheers: but jokes aside, we did other cool things too, also because of them I didn't went home empty handed too :woot: , will show you everything in a bit. So lets begin.

-✘ So the first thing we did when we arrived in Tokyo we went to first McDonalds we saw, because we were starving after such "long" trip..



-✘ So after that we went straight to the Russian guys garage which is about to become a full equipped workshop, but as you know I'm not going to name any places or things like that for safety reasons. When we entered their workshop I was very surprised seeing all these cars at their garage but as Shao told me those cars were only few of their cars, they have even crazier machines which completely blew my mind, sadly I can't talk or show them to you guys, maybe sometime later.. So I will only talk and show the ones they are working on now. The three cars that were there at the moment were BMW E46 M3 with a lot of custom work done like full CSL bodykit and crazy swap.. Also there were two GTR's, 2002 R34 and 2014 R35, which both of them were heavily modified.. All I can say is that both of them are already into 1XXXhp zone, those numbers ain't no joke, and the price of these toys are even more crazier because an engine of R34 alone cost about 35 grand to build, not to mention suspension and other stuff.. When we were talking about those cars I mentioned that we have seen some guys building R34's #OSAKANIGHTKIDS yo or other people with similar cars into "beasts" for less than 20k and the reaction they gave me was priceless, they said : "either those guys are stupid talking shit and boasting about their cars or using knock off parts, because it is impossible to build such car for that price", of course many laughs followed later lol. But jokes aside I 100% agree with them, because - bish please my coils cost more than your fully built RB26 lmao :ahole: So yeah enough of ranting and roasting other builders, lets get back on about their cars. All three cars already have buyers lined up and Russkies are just doing some finishing touches on them before they leave the workshop for their new home. So I guess it is time for photos.







-✘ Most of my attention went into R34, took some photos of interior too.



-✘ So after we spent some time at their garage, we drove to their main warehouse, where they keep all their parts and spare cars. And you probably know what got my attention first. It was a 1980 Toyota Cressida X30 with 18R engine. Originally this car should be called Corona Mark II but because this one was for export market it was named Cressida. Russians brought her back to Japan recently as a spare parts car, basically it was thrown in a container with a junk parts. So I guess it is kinda unique find, car which were made to be driven abroad was brought back home, I believe there is not many original Cressidas here in Japan.







-✘ The Cressida is completely dead as they said, the engine is busted, not cranking over and things like that,of course some rust. Every window apart from windscreen is smashed, interior is trashed, suspension is probably dead too. Few spare parts in the trunk, like original lights and stuff. They told me that this car is dirt cheap in Russia, the ones in decent condition and drivable goes for like 3 grand and in Japan mint Coronas goes for even higher, and this car was basically a shell with Russian documents. So jokingly I offered 900V$ for her, and within seconds I heard an instant answer - Deal. So next day after a little bit of thinking and considering my financial status I handed them the money, so within 30 minutes we had her on the wheels and out of garage. Will borrow a trailer from them and will take her with me back to Osaka.




-✘ I have already thought about what I will do to her, so I guess a lot of work will be needed. Time will show. So this was one of the good things that happened in Japan, now lets talk about the fun things. Me, Shao and Russians decided to hit the city for some driving and stuff, they wanted to show us the car culture around here. I have been in Tokyo few times already but only briefly and only at day, so it was good news for me. And guess which cars they took.. R34 and R35. You know.. "last drive" to make sure that everything is okay with cars. I took a passenger seat in R34 and Shao in R35, now thats an experience to remember. The R34 is hands down the fastest car I have ever been in, I always used to compare all cars with my uncles Audi S2 with 550hp which was crazy fast at that time, but the power of this R34 is a completely different story. We drove in city for a bit and decided to check Daikoku futo parking lot and drink some coffee there, so we took Bayshore route, this road was the place where they could show us the power of their masterpiece cars. The time we exited the tunnel we were already going over the speed limit, going more than 300 km/h passing cars, R35 had Russian plates so they were going first and we were stuck by the back of their car, so our front number plates were covered in case of speed traps. In my opinion the R34 was definitely faster and had more power than R35, but because of safety reasons driver stayed behind R35 without endangering each other. We reached the Daikoku without problems safely, another lucky day I guess.





-✘ The minute we reached the parking lot I received snapchat from Oscar.. He sent me a pic of my Z' at a gas station. He was driving her the whole time I was out of Osaka, to run in the new clutch and flywheel, he said that he already put more than 600km's, so less work for me when I get back.



-✘ So yeah we reached Daikoku parking, parked our cars, and went to buy some coffee, there were other people with cool cars too, but of course "our" beasts received most attention that night, because at that time there were only Micras and not so extravagant cars like ours, basically all the young people having good time.



-✘ So we spent like two hours there and went back to their home. Yesterday we basically spent our day preparing for our trip home, loaded all parts into our van, attached trailer with Cressida and spent the rest of the day at the city. So today early morning we left Tokyo and as I said in first paragraph we should be home by the evening. Shao was driving on the way to Tokyo, so I am driving back home.





-✘ I will update you all when I get back to Osaka and after that I will take a break for few days because I want to spent my time working on Cressida.. PEACE BOIS, NO HATE.


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#61   2017-05-01 14:27          


Daaaamn. Photos looks fire.

P.S your Z drives pretty well ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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#62   2017-05-01 16:53          
no doubt that cressida is in the good hands ;)
also that trip looks fun, might going to Daikoku PA sometime. Always been interested with the meet held in that place....



(also lovin how this RP is written up, keep up the good work)

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#63   2017-05-01 17:38          
all your pics are mint
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#64   2017-05-07 11:07          
This is actually a good RP.
Keep it up.

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#65   2017-06-05 15:50          
-✘ Well.. Hello everyone, anyone missed me ? haha. Long story short I was very busy working,travelling and doing random shit if being honest. So yeah, this will be a short update because I will post everything in detail later today. As you may already know I am trying to sell my lovely Z' because I have chance to buy another car which I always wanted and I don't want to waste such opportunity.. But if things doesn't go as planned, I will keep my Z' and will modify it even more.. Here is the ad.

Vehicle name: Nissan Fairlady Z ( 350Z HR )
Year: 2007
Miles: 67.xxx KM's
Engine: VQ35HR
Transmission:
6 Speed Manual
Color (interior/exterior): Wrapped in Purple ( original color is silver ) Both colors are scratch free. Interior is Black leather.
Condition: Always taken care of, looks, runs and drives good as new.
List of options/add-ons: | NISMO Bodykit | Brembo Brakes & StopTech Pads/Rotors | CCW Classics | TEIN SUPER RACING COILOVERS | EXEDY STAGE 1 CLUTCH | EXEDY RACING FLYWHEEL | AEM Cold Air Intakes | ECU REMAP ( made consistent 290WHP on dyno ) | Suspension is set perfectly | And probably other few small bits.. |
Price: 24000V$ As it is now, 17000V$ Without CCW Wheels and Tein Suspension ( will put her on steelies and stock suspension ) of course we can negotiate.
Location of vehicle: Japan, OSAKA / Bay Area. Can arrange free shipping to Russia or anywhere in the world for +-1000V$.

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Email me for more information.

-✘ A lot of things happened last month, so I will do complete write up later today.
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#66   2017-08-14 19:04          
BIG UPDATE
( photo heavy post )

-✘ WelL.... Hello everyone, it's been more than three months since I posted something here.. Oops, I was absent, very busy you know.. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Also I said that I will do write ups and updates when I have free time but never did.. So now we will overview those three months as alooot of things happened and changed.

MAY

-✘ Well.. Here we go boys, first things first. I think it is obvious what I did first when I came back from Tokyo ? Of course I took my Z' for a "spin", it was so good to be able to drive my car again you know. So I filled my gas tank up, called Oscar ( Terroras ) , he took his mighty Silvia and we hit the road, as usual we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere in outskirts of Osaka lol.. Empty quiet abandoned roads without anything lively in sight, just two hooligans "flying" down the narrow roads. Did more than a 200km's that night driving up and down the hills, until my gas light appeared, so we decided to call it a night and return back to our garage.



-✘ The next day I didn't wasted any time and immediately started working on my cars again, so the alignment of Z' suspension followed. With the help of Shao we set everything up perfectly, just the way I wanted. Adjusted camber, caster, damping, height and etc.. The responsiveness and handling of the car increased drastically. Couldn't be happier! Function over form you know. Looking good as hell even without crazy cambers and stuff <3




-✘ So now lets talk about my Cressida.. It was not forgotten too ! ( spoiler alert - ˢʰᵉ ᶦˢ ᵃᶫʳᵉᵃᵈʸ ʳᵘᶰᶰᶦᶰᵍ ᵃˢ ᴵ ᵃᵐ ʷʳᶦᵗᶦᶰᵍ ᵗʰᶦˢ ) So yeah, the next day after I "finished" with my Z' I started with disassembling. Of course with the help of few friends, we managed to strip her in few hours.


-✘ First we took the 18R engine out of her, as it will go to the scrapyard, because it was beyond repairable condition, holes in block, and I already had better plan in mind for replacement.



-✘ Next thing we did we took all fenders n shit off, so in the end it was just a body on wheels.




-✘ Remember when I said I had better idea to replace the engine ? Well here it is, I bought a 1999 Toyota Altezza RS200 with 5th generation 3S-GE Beams engine with manual gearbox as a donor car to my Cressida as I needed engine, independent rear suspension and other suspension bits, so we decided to take everything from Altezza because it is Toyota too and the dimensions of wheelbase was not that much of a difference. I bought it kinda cheap, the car was running and in driving condition, we did some "test" runs wit her too, nothing surprising, but we got what we paid for, but thats not a problem as we will be rebuilding everything. The hardest thing is definitely the suspension swap, but with "some" welding and fabricating shit it will be put in place in no time.




-✘ May 14th I left to Tokyo again and left my Cressida in Shao and his crew hands, so no worries, the work was still in progress all the time. This time I took my Z', It was probably the longest trip my car had seen with me behind the wheel. I was going to visit our Russian friends once again, as they found the "goods" I asked them last time, so I took another few days off and spent them in Tokyo doing random shit again. I stayed at their home and did some work with them, also the reason I came here at first place is to replace my OEM brakes with Brembos, install AEM Cold Air Intakes and Remap my ECU for some power gains, also I needed to bring some parts home. Aand about Brembo calipers, they sourced and rebuild them for me, also painted them red, of course it was not for free as I need few other parts as Discs and pads. So now the car had better stopping power and a lot less fade, once again success.

-✘ As you may noticed they are already working on another E46 they shipped here from Russia.. Yeah the same thing as the last white one, same V10 swap and etc, it seems like that cars are in demand here in Japan haha, nothing surprising.




-✘ After AEM intakes install and ECU remap the car was doing solid 290WHP on dyno, another successful thing installed on my car. Also they invited me to go to Tsukuba Circuit with them, as they and other companies they are working with was having a private track day to test their project cars, but anyone who paid a considerable sum of money was able to drive here too. I was lucky enough to go there for free as I my Z' was listed as one of their project cars. Luckily I always have my racing helmet in my car, so I only needed to borrow other bits of clothing that was needed, but that was not a problem. Pic of my Z' on the way to racetrack.


-✘ Waiting in the pits after inspection, my car got marked with 88 number.


-✘ I am not saying it was my first track day in my life as I have been to few in my old BMW's back in my country, but Tsukuba was definitely the best one so far, I have never been on such amazing and quality track, both thumbs up from me, it was as good as watching Japanese racing "gods" driving on that track haha. Of course I "destroyed" my tires, but that was not a problem as there was Nitto Representatives that day and I was able to get another set of NT05R tires. After some laps I was kinda familiar with the track, you know.. the Gran Turismo days made it easier haha. After some time I was passing and overtaking other similar performance cars, the Z' performed better than I expected. By pushing myself and my car to the limits I managed to lap the track at 1 minute and 5'** seconds which is very impressive I must say. Some photos of me from the track day the photographer emailed me.

-✘ Attacking the apex and "flying" in the straight away. Also loving the picture from the Pit area.




-✘ So yeah, it was time to go home, couldn't be happier about the work guys did to my Z' and the results from Tsukuba. So now back to work.. If anyone is wondering how does the Altezza looks like, here she is, sitting in the corner of shops backyard, all stripped and stuff, will be sold to scrapyard for the price of metal, oops. Who needs it anyway.. Guys already sold the parts that are in demand, so no harm will be done.



-✘ So basically in May, we did a lot of things, upgraded my Z' even more, but most importantly we adapted Altezza's suspension in Cressida, we cut out the rusted places and welded in our fabricated bits to minimize rust, also installed the TEIN FLEX coilovers which I brought from Tokyo, customized control arms for big steering lock, and other bits too, basically prepared the for engine installation, but thats for later, as I will talk about engine in June overview..



-✘ Here is the last photos of my Z' that I took in May before trying to sell her, to end this post, I will do complete budget overview after I will be done with all those monthly updates, because I need to count how much I spent and received, oh most enjoyable thing - Bookkeeping haha. June and July review will probably be posted tomorrow the same time as this one.



-✘ So yep, I will post everything else tomorrow, as today I am already tired n shit, a lot of good things happened so keep an eye open guys. Peace.

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#67   2017-08-14 19:26          
Isn't that quite the waste of a chassis?

Anyway, looks good.
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#68   2017-08-14 19:31          
Look great.
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#69   2017-08-14 19:57          
# Jfernando1 : Isn't that quite the waste of a chassis?

Anyway, looks good.

I don't think so, Altezza was bought for that purpose, also they are dirt cheap in my opinion.

# xStraightPipex : Look great.

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#70   2017-08-14 19:57          
I see you were quite busy for the last 3 months! :D

Are you making that Cressida a drift car? You might be short on power with a 3S-GE! Well we swapped one in an AE86 a while ago but it's lighter so it doesn't need so much power. Anyway, keep up the nice progress with your Cressida. :)

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#71   2017-08-14 20:10          
# Lagano : I see you were quite busy for the last 3 months! :D

Are you making that Cressida a drift car? You might be short on power with a 3S-GE! Well we swapped one in an AE86 a while ago but it's lighter so it doesn't need so much power. Anyway, keep up the nice progress with your Cressida. :)

And it is only review of May haha..

Yeah, it is being built with purpose of being a "drift" car, nothing crazy, just for my own pleasure driving it, won't participate anywhere. I think there will be enough power as the engine won't be stock, also the Cressida will be going "under the knife" to drop some weight you know, hoping to get her around the 1000kg mark. ;)

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#72   2017-08-15 12:18          
Nice progress so far. :cheers:

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#73   2017-08-15 12:21          
Those are really BIG updates! A big leap to the progress



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#74   2017-08-18 17:26          
FOLLOW UP
Many photos once again.. TOP KEK

-✘ Well, here is the promised follow up of those three months. ✘-

JUNE

-✘ At the beginning of the June we started working on the engine, because we already had all the parts we needed.. Oh well.. Another month full of headaches and sleepless nights at garage.. First things first right? Before dropping engine in we carefully measured everything up, basically prepared the engine bay for new engine. But before all that, custom made engine mounts was made by Shao, so all we needed is to find best spots to weld them in, did everything at ease in two days, measurements, engine in and out few times and etc. Made sure there will be enough space between our strut bar and engine. Here is the photo of final position of the engine inside before taking it out again for rebuild.. ✘-



-✘ You obviously noticed that roll cage too, it was put inside for measurement purposes only because there was many other things to do before that as we decided to completely strip the interior out, and paint it in one solid color, also we saved a lot of weight that way. But thats for later. ✘-


-✘ You may think that all I did was working on the Cressida, but hell no.. After that Tsukuba track day I started looking at my Z' from other perspective, I needed something more, it just weren't that good anymore, I wanted to go faster, but because I had other things going on in my life such as Cressida,family and other that type of things, I turned away from going forced induction by all means necessary.. Needed money in other places. But after doing some research I decided to bite the bullet and go for cheaper alternative, which is not so common I guess.. I got myself a ZEX™ Nitrous System Kit.. Also bought Seibon canards and Seibon Carbon Fiber rear spoiler for more downforce as losing traction was one of my main problems at the track. But let's get back to Nitrous. We installed it, it was pretty easy job, adjusted the jets for 100hp shots, it was maximum, we couldn't go any further without hurting the engine pretty bad, because 100hp a shot for VQ35HR is considered fookin alot, everyone stays at 70'ish, but I decided to do some risky shit as always.. Pics from the day we installed everything on my Z'. ✘-




-✘ Of course I took her for a ride, the kick of nitrous definitely is here, pulls a lot stronger while spraying from 4000' rpm till the limiter, something to keep me satisfied for a while, because as you know NOS runs out.. ¯\_(✘)_/¯ I can't lie, I like that "new" look of the car, that spoiler and those canards, instantly a lot more aggressive looking Z'. But that was not enough again, the feeling of flatline started bothering me as I didn't did anything to that car in few months, almost no progress what so ever.. Just wasting money and trying new shit, nitrous ftw.. So I started looking for something more once again. The one thing that got my attention was Mercury Z GT3 Full Aero Body Kit, but that shit cost like 5 or 6 grand.. Then I got back to reality, I realized I was wasting money on the Z' for no valid reason at all, despite the fact I was about to move in my own new apartment with my significant other, I also had another project car, and Z' was becoming fucking full blown thirty grand race car without zero practicality in my daily life, so thats when the first thoughts of selling her started haunting my mind, I had other priorities, I was just starting my own family life, so no matter how much I loved that car I needed to do something. So few days later I posted her for sale, but no luck whatsoever, no one appreciate the work put in her, she was still mine. ✘-


-✘ Once again I decided to take some free days from my work, as it was becoming routine - work, work on Cressida and home, nothing new. So I went to Tokyo for weekend to spice things up and relax once again, of course I took my Z' as it was my one and only somewhat daily driveable car.. As always I stayed at the Russian guys place, so no expenses there. Just before I was about to leave the Tokyo, on my way to the car I got call from one of the Russian guys that big meet in Daikoku Futo was about to go down.. Despite the fact it was midnight, I hopped in my Z' and in no time I was on my way to Daikoku.. Same long,wide and almost empty road where we took GTR's for a spin and I am in my Nissan.. I believe there is no need for explanation what happened. Perfect time to test my 350z, risking once again. Managed to squeeze 290+- KM/H of her while spraying nitrous the whole time, she was literally screaming. That ECU remap was one hell of a job as they also removed speed limiter and basically derestricted her. When I reached the Daikoku I parked near "bombed" out 458 Italia with Liberty Walk Kit, turned out it was some kind of Japanese business man, no names was mentioned. ✘-


-✘ Of course as usually police started cracking us down, so most of us got in our cars and hopped onto expressway to drive together.. Everything was going calmly, no one showing of or something, probably most civilized group ride I have been, until out of nowhere we all got passed by blue Subaru WRX followed by EVO X, both cars were going more than 240KM/H for sure, as we were keeping steady pace at 150'ish.. Of course the ones with faster cars decided it was good idea to step it up, and try to catch them up.. But me and few others decided it would be best to not get involved.. But, someone decided it would be good to tailgate and flash me, which appeared to be a 2014 Nissan 370z Nismo, it was obvious what he wanted. So I moved to the right lane, and prepared for the rolling pull from 100KM/H, guess what happened next, all three times we stepped it up I walked him each time and he couldn't keep up with me, of course nitrous and #drivermod helped me a lot, my Z' proven to be quite a challenge for other cars too, which I couldn't be happier for. After all those shenanigans that 370z passed me, signaling me to follow him. The sun was already rising as it was nearly 4 AM in the morning.. So we ended up in empty parking lot. ✘-




-✘ He introduced himself, we talked for a bit, turns out he tunes Z' Nissans.. Judging from his car, what a surprise huh ✘ We talked for almost two hours, I mentioned that my Z' is for sale, and he told me that he might know someone who would be interested in buying my car, he sent him my ad link, and despite the fact it was like 6 AM in the morning he gets reply in no time- "get him to the shop, we got a lot of paperwork to do today". I was like okay, lets see what this is all about. We arrived at some kind of warehouse where we met the man from text messages, once again it turns out that I am dealing with a businessman who runs some kind of clothing company, and the craziest thing is that he is about to buy my car. He starts walking around my Z', sits in it, turns the engine on, I can tell that he likes my car a lot, and the fact that this lil 350z just punished real 370z Nismo excites him even more. After that "inspection" he gets out and says "I'm buying it." And I am standing there lost in my mind,thinking if I should really sell her.. But as I said, I have other priorities now, so sorry Z', it was one hell of a run with you. And without thinking twice,I agree to sell her, he didn't even negotiate, I guess the money is not a problem for him. We sign all the paperwork, but the best part is that he pays me in cash.. So here I am, on a train, going home to Osaka with more than 3 million yen (30,000V$) in my backpack.. ✘-


JULY

-✘ So yeah, new month, new things right ? Sold Z', moved into new apartment, started earning more money as everything was going fine, what more could I ask for. The only thing I needed now was a good, practical and reliable daily car, so I started looking for something "new". After considering my possibilities and budget I decided to look for something more family oriented and luxurious, BMW's preferably as I love those cars. So after browsing the craiglists and internet for few days, I stumbled upon tempting car.. Straight to the point now, It was Black 2011 BMW F10 550i AT with M-SPORT PACKAGE which had 60,000 kilometers on clock, basically well maintained and loved by the previous owner, was being sold because owner replaced that F10 with new 7'series. So I called Oscar ( Terroras on forums ) and we went to see it. After inspecting it and taking her for a ride around the block I was surprised how well it handled and how soft and comfortable the ride was compared to the E60 as I had driven E60 530d before. So after considering for a bit, I decided to buy it, I din't even negotiated as the car was in perfect condtion, and bought her for 24.800V$, finally a "practical" gas guzzling "family" car in my garage, four doors tho haha, and it had a Twin Turbo V8 with 400 horses under the hood, so it was a win win situation, definitely would give most JDM cars a run for their money. ✘-



-✘ Here is some pictures of my F10.. I was satisfied with my new purchase, we will see how well it is going to be in the long run, will keep her for quite some time now. But you know.. As the saying goes - every 550i wishes it was an M5 and every 550i driver wishes about driving the M5, so future will show what will happen next.. ✘-






-✘ So.. The July was ending, and we made a lot of progress that month too. The Cressida's engine was fully built and inside the car, wiring was already done, only the interior left.. One thing I must tell you guys, we took the hard route and bought and built everything ourselves which in result we had a fully built 3S-GE Racing Engine which loves to rev up to 9K RPM if not more.. And the cost of all that, oh boy, it would be cheaper to put 2JZ inside and call it a day.. Because after we finished with our engine, we saw few Racing Spec 3S-GTE Engines for almost the same price we spent on our engine, but we learned a lot by doing everything ourselves, whats the fun of buying someones else built engine ? With more than six grand under the hood it was one hell of an engine, also our build will be good for around 800whp if decide to go forced induction one day, I won't tell anything more as I don't want to spoil everything for you guys, wait till I reveal her later. One thing to tell, it cost me more than 11 grand to build my Cressida. ✘-

-✘ Well, we stripped the interior out, painted it all black, welded the rollcage in, a lot of parts came from UpGarage, such as seats, gauges, handbrakes, steering wheel and other similar things, so we saved a lot of money by buying second hand parts. Will do full price list of her parts upon reveal. Here is some progress pics of the installation. Pictures will do the talking. ✘-





-✘ After all the interior work was done, I started the assembly of the Cressida's body, you may ask about the windows of her as you know that only front windshield was still in place, every other one was shattered.. So basically we were missing five windows, of course we didn't find none to buy, so we went the other route, fabricated them from Lexan Glass, which is basically a strong transparent plastic used in motorsport for such purposes, also we saved weight once again. Then the test drives began, we tuned her, adjusted everything, it was a long process of getting everything right, but we succeeded, the Cressida was finally driveable, and the 3S-GE performed better than we expected, won't reveal the numbers we pushed out of it, will do it upon reveal, but I must say you will be surprised. Then the preparation for paint and final assembly began. Here is the pics from the spray booth. Sitting primered n shit. ✘-



AUGUST

-✘ So yeah, present month, August. Won't talk about it much, as all I did was finishing the Cressida, working and being occupied by my social life. But here is the "little" sneak peak of Cressida to get the idea on what to expect on reveal. Probably will reveal her tomorrow, as I still have something to do, you know, being extra as fuck, once again making you wait, sorry guys ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ✘-


-✘ Well, that was it, a lot of progress was made in those three and half months, now it is time to relax a bit haha, a little less things to worry about now. So yeah guys, keep an eye open for reveal tomorrow, peace :thumbsup: ✘-


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#75   2017-08-19 10:33          
Can't wait to shred some tyres together.

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#76   2017-08-20 04:10          
Sexy rides tho
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# Bigg Boss93 : Nice stuff
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#77   2017-08-20 07:52          
I love X30s, sub'd to this build, amazing work fantastic to see someone stay with their build....something I'm not so good at :\
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#78   2017-08-20 14:25          
# MACKAY : Thank you for such good words man, it is awesome to know that I am not the only one who likes those cars, cause in my opinion X30 now is something unique and uncommon, you know ? Will definitely take you for a spin when I get to meet you, at Meihan maybe ? B) And yeah, you are right, it was long road of ups and downs.. Lots of money and time went into this, countless days of thinking if I really need this, but the end result definitely paid off and I am more than happy to have such car. :thumbsup:

Finer words simply couldn't sum how hyped I am for this build! Definitely a unique chassis to see done up, I have only seen 2 ever. I was fortunate and got to see one at 8/6 Day 3 years ago D:

I wish I had that determination for my build but I got sick of the wiring issues, made me wanna drive it off a cliff (with me in it aahahaha)


ALSO! I'm def down to ride along at Meihan, I hang out there a lot as its only 33km away from my work. (Ikuno Honda) I encourage anyone that needs spares to stop by usually the parts adviser is cool with people snagging take offs that customers have use dispose of. *HINT HINT* the tyre bin area is in SW corner of the back lot... just stop by :P
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#79   2017-08-20 23:12          
# Terroras : Can't wait to shred some tyres together.

Definitely bro, we should get together ASAP, bring back the good ol' touge times.

# Sleepin mOnkey : Sexy rides tho

Thanks my man! :pathead:

# JUDAS_MENTOR : I love X30s, sub'd to this build, amazing work fantastic to see someone stay with their build....something I'm not so good at :\

Thank you for such good words man, it is awesome to know that I am not the only one who likes those cars, cause in my opinion X30 now is something unique and uncommon, you know ? Will definitely take you for a spin when I get to meet you, at Meihan maybe ? B) And yeah, you are right, it was long road of ups and downs.. Lots of money and time went into this, countless days of thinking if I really need this, but the end result definitely paid off and I am more than happy to have such car. :thumbsup:

# JUDAS_MENTOR :

I appreciate your support a lot man, definitely many more good things going to happen to my X30, alot of plans for it ! I know that feeling myself, you just have to keep going, eventually you will succeed.. ;) And as for the used tires thing, I'm definitely going to stop by as I am "local" in that area, will come with van lol :thumbsup:

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#80   2017-08-21 02:30          
Pure awesomeness.