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Soju

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#1   2017-03-30 16:48          
Hello, I am Soju, a Seoul resident.

I was able to get the hands on this beautiful, almost stock Kouki S14 for V$10000.



JDM vehicles here are a bit overpriced here in Korea.

I could've just get Hyundai Genesis Coupe for dirt cheap price but it didn't give me the "JDM vibe" to me.



The previous owner mentioned that he used it for daily driving.

The car was fitted with 16-inch Nissan Q's rims and Dunlop. Chassis and suspensions were okay.

The tires and brake pads had to be replaced. It was squealing all the time.

Front bumper wasn't in good shape, was missing bumper lights and it was needed to be re-positioned.



The engine was in good condition. Radiators had to be replaced. I took it out for replacement.

And the new VIN number was engraved since Korean DMV doesn't offer original VIN after registration.

I was lucky that I could get this car before the new DMV regulation regarding OBD and emissions eventually stopping all JDM imports coming over.



The interior of the car is pretty much bone stock. Stock steering wheel, stock seats.

I might replace basic stuff first, such as brakes, tires and such. Safety first as always.


V$20000 - V$10000 (S14 Price) = V$10000




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#2   2017-03-30 17:20          
That's hella clean dude. Can't wait to see what's gonna come out of this

Soju

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#3   2017-03-30 17:23          
It wasn't an easy find and Korean DMV registration was pain in the ass. I have to get new front license plate as well.

They won't let imported classics run on the road anymore. :facepalm:

Luckily this car was imported in early 2000s and DMV didn't care any shit about eco-friendly stuff.



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#4   2017-03-31 03:22          
I went to DMV and managed to get a new pair of plates. Korea doesn't allow vanity plates at all. :catfight:


NEW PLATE COVERS!



On the way home, I visited local tuner shop and could get these pair of used R34 seats for V$800.



Also Nardi Deep Corn I ordered for V$300 a week ago was delivered.



I hope I could get hands on the exterior part next time.

V$10000 (Balance)
- V$800 (R34 Seat)
- V$300 (Nardi)
Total V$ 8900



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#5   2017-03-31 04:18          
Man I don't know if I could ship parts over there from Japan... But if I find someway to, I could possibly buy parts in Japan and ship them over to you, I would do it with no labor fees, just shipping and Part costs, I'll probably figure out if I could or not soon though.. anyways good luck on your build!
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#6   2017-03-31 04:40          
I am a huge fan of your S14! Seeing such a clean example with JDM Aero bits just makes me want to sell my cut up S14 and buy a factory clean example just to start all over again hahaha
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#7   2017-03-31 04:41          
That would be awesome man. It was really hard to find those freight shipping companies.

I hope this build can remain as my daily driver, not a drift missile. Who knows ;)



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#8   2017-03-31 04:46          
keep it so! looks real good. nothing wrong with dropping it and drifting it, as long as you keep it within the realms of a street car :P
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#9   2017-03-31 04:48          
noice s14 there
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#10   2017-03-31 05:52          
That S14 is foking awsum
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#11   2017-03-31 07:33          
Super clean man! Nice to see something simple and not all hacked up

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#12   2017-03-31 09:24          
So clean S14 man
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#13   2017-03-31 09:28          
Clean S14 man wish mine was as clean but i think 10K for a s14 is a bit overpriced but hey i dont know the market over there so yea

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#14   2017-03-31 09:30          
Dat S14... :drool2:
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Soju

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#15   2017-03-31 11:02          
Thank you all :)

Well JDM imports are now technically banned here and Japanese automakers didn't sell their cars at all back in the day.

The price of stock JDM always are always overpriced here. What you say become the price. That's why i don't throw away leftover parts and always sell them B)

Anyway, I should head over to the DMV for documentation, since Korean DMV want everything documented when you mod the car.

What a dumb-ass country.

This post was edited by soju357 (2017-03-31 13:56, 258 days ago)



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#16   2017-03-31 13:40          
Back to the basics!
Just replaced the brakes on S14 and changed her shoes - Bridgestone RE002.



And solving my hunger issues through McDonalds. :awesome:


V$8900 (Balance)
- V$ 300 (Tires)
- V$ 300 (Pad, Disc, Calipers)
- V$ 7 (Big Mac Meal)
Total V$8293



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#17   2017-03-31 17:23          

Nismo LMGT 18-inch finally delivered and installed.



Recolored and repositioned the brake calipers.



And I could sell the S14 seat and Q's rim altogether. Getting those JDM parts are not easy here.

V$ 8293 (Balance)
- V$ 1500 (LM GT)
+ V$ 600 (Seats & Rim)
Total V$ 7393



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#18   2017-03-31 17:27          
Your car is just perfect :-X

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#19   2017-03-31 17:28          
wow the wheels make it look so clean man, do you still have your stock s14 passenger seat because i need one, if so you considering sealing it to me

Soju

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#20   2017-03-31 17:32          
# ownzz__ : wow the wheels make it look so clean man, do you still have your stock s14 passenger seat because i need one, if so you considering sealing it to me

Stock JDM parts are on high demand here. Someone already got the seats and the rim together.

If i happen to replace any of the stock parts in the future, I will tell you :)



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#21   2017-03-31 17:41          
Wow those rims are just so perfect with that car! Especially if you lower it... Oooo
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#22   2017-03-31 17:44          
# MyNameisJeff : Wow those rims are just so perfect with that car! Especially if you lower it... Oooo

That is my major plan for next week. Stay tuned ;)



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#23   2017-04-01 13:51          

Finally bagged and spaced. Fits just right.



Went to local parking lot to take some pictures.





I hope those shitty speedbumps not to tear my car up B)




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#24   2017-04-01 13:58          
What a huge transformation man. Why did you bag it tho?

Soju

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#25   2017-04-01 14:01          
# yngsensei : What a huge transformation man. Why did you bag it tho?

Well it looks cooler and it is vStanced. :awesome:



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#26   2017-04-02 14:33          

Welp, there goes the turbo. Time for another shitty DMV documentation.



I hope my S14 doesn't blow up while driving, just like my last Samsung Note 7.



I'll make it clear - no wide fenders, skirts or additional body kits. It's hard to persuade those DMV guys.

Aaaand widebody cars with some serious cambers are strictly banned here. Yup. It's true.


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V$ 2500 (Turbo + Manifold)
Total V$ 4893



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#27   2017-04-02 15:08          
Sad you cant have some wild as S14 slammed and wide as fuck but nevermind that, the S14 look awesome!
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#28   2017-04-02 17:03          
You don't need crazy bodykits to look good! I think the DMV there is quite smart cause they know how to keep cars clean like yours. :)

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#29   2017-04-03 11:35          

Thanks for the support guys :)


Anyway, two of my friends (Lee, Park) came over to my house and held some small party. They were shocked that i bought S14 instead of Genesis Coupe.

Well it is under V$ 7000 right now but I have to save more for the next project.

P.S. Both of cars' numberplates are photoshopped and erased because I don't want my buddies' cars to be tracked down B)






This is Lee's red Genesis Coupe. It's 3.8 N/A stock with some exhaust tweaks, but he's got 3SDM 0.05 rim. Looks great.






This is Park's gray Genesis coupe. Also 3.8 but he has 1.4 bar turbo inside. Zender sport rim. How did he get that big one tho? I should ask him later.


Anyway, both of cars looked so great to me and they said they will also get some JDM imports if possible.




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#30   2017-04-05 14:02          
Your S14 looked dayum sick!

That red genesis tho.
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Soju

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#31   2017-04-05 15:19          
# Princevolution : Your S14 looked dayum sick!

That red genesis tho.

Thanks! Yeah i really wanted that rim as well :P


Anyway, i finally made it here - local drift track @ Gangwha.

I borrowed a pair of knock-off bronze CR-Kai and some used Michelin Pilot tire from the local tuner shop where I do stuff with my car.





Actually it was my second time sliding my car sideways. (First time was when I drove my Kia into the tree in winter)



It was really difficult without any fancy stuff like steering angle kits and hydraulic e-brakes, but it was really fun!

I could learn the limits on my car, so hopefully I won't run into trees anymore :)


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Total V$ 4743

This post was edited by soju357 (2017-04-05 15:28, 253 days ago)



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#32   2017-04-05 17:57          
Man you have to come over here to Japan. It would be awesome to have you and your S14 drifting some Touge!

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#33   2017-04-05 18:46          
That would be cool, but i think he has friends and family at Korea and the costs of shipping his car, getting a house... it's a tough decision
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#34   2017-04-05 22:54          
Honestly, it looks fantastic dude. Keep up the good work. I actually quite dig the simple-yet-sexy look.

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#35   2017-04-06 03:06          
# yngsensei : Man you have to come over here to Japan. It would be awesome to have you and your S14 drifting some Touge!

Yeah I would really like to move to Japan someday :)

Maybe I can see more diversity regarding JDM cars.



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#36   2017-04-06 07:52          
Yeah you should. Try to save some money so you can come over here.

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#37   2017-04-06 11:13          
Your car is dope dude!
Our BB93 makes the best light glows

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#38   2017-04-06 14:36          
Such an clean job on that s14
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#39   2017-04-06 19:10          
that S14 is sex, pls come to osaka <3

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#40   2017-04-08 08:56          

Guys, bad news :facepalm:



Apparently I ran into some random stuff on the highway and it slid right through the axle. I had to tow it up.

Gonna finish my paperwork and I should look my car for what exactly has happened. Thank god my car was insured.


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V# 5308 (Total)