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#921   2019-06-03 07:32          
"Totally legal touge racing"

Oh boy oh boy :awesome:
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#922   2019-06-03 14:37          
# Soju :



Thanks for all the comments! R33 will be another "project" I will work on much later.

Until then, it will keep its pretty much stock form.

Since 11K's E36 is now on my hands, I started to move on doing some stuff of my taste :)



I got some used 17-inch LMGT4's on the front and the AVS6 to the back. Unusual choice, but not bad combo!

The wheels also came with used Continental tires, not bad for a touge session I guess.

The total wheel price was V$ 1000, not bad for the wheels that are pretty hard to find, and the P1s are going to the spare wheel storage.



Since the car is meant to do the curvy gymkhana races, the stance is not important.

I could have fit 16 for the rear to give more "slammed" look but it's not gonna happen this time.

The trunk and the spoilers were painted same with body color to give uniform look.



The stock EVO seats that 11K used previously didn't fit my body and the measurement at all, so I decided to fit another bucket seat instead.

I gave the EVO seat to 11K and got the old Brix 1 for V$ 500. Not in a bad condition, and the fabric was still intact.

It'll feel much better then the OEM ones!



Also got this old GoPro for recording my gymkhana sessions or "totally legal touge racing" for V$ 150.

It came with the memory card and the sturdy suction cup style car mount, it was a steal :)

The Supra and ER34 will also receive some minor changes pretty soon when the parts arrive!



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#923   2019-06-03 19:44          
uhh man this is a legend of e36, it looks really great ;)

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#924   2019-06-03 22:00          
Awww the E36 has less of that racecar look now. It's more like an original M3 now! I love how the GT4s fit so well, even if they were never intended for a BMW! You should get some on the rear too, or paint the VS6s black to match :)

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#925   2019-06-09 17:51          



I think it's pretty much enough wait to show my new acquisition during few weeks.

11K gave me the info that R33 was on sale on the local community, but I didn't really have interest since most were heavily modded ECR or ENR variants.

But he also mentioned it's the almost stock Series 1 GT-R (not kidding) with 90% of OEM parts still intact. Being almost stock means better potential!

Therefore, I got this thing for V$ 25000, which is not a cheap price, but pretty much a good deal for the GT-R trim with this condition.



The previous owner didn't bother to even change at least something inside, even the steering wheel or the shifter knob.

I was really impressed, that it showed a typical "daily car" wear and nothing was broken, missing or non-functional.

The odometer was reaching almost 170,000km. It's pretty much a high mileage car but at least it's better than a museum showroom condition car.

If it was like that, I couldn't even try modifying it.



The overall exterior was in pretty nice shape and the paint was okay.

Considering the age of this car, most of the plastic and rubber bits are still alive.

The cracked and hardened rubber will be replaced as soon as the parts arrive.



It's the color coded QM1 white model, and the wheels were retrofitted with the R32 GT-R V-Spec wheels instead of the R33 stockies.

R33 ones look pretty good but this OEM BBS fits really well, and it's the pretty hard to find OEM parts!



The R33 was still not registered and it took some time to get the plates because of the ambiguity of the imports.

Several imports were found as stolen on their original homeland and eventually reported as stolen vehicles.

Luckily this wasn't the case and it has clean title.



Few days later, I could finally get the legal documentation and the license plate for the R33 and was able to register it to a insurance company.

As a small beginning, I cleaned up the interior of the car to get rid of the dust and the "old" scent that the R33 had.



I took R33 for a short drive after, and the car really felt like a proper daily actually. But probably this will be another highway build after all.



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#926   2019-06-09 18:04          
Keep it safe mate, you got your self a gem...... It took me couple years back when I aquired mine R33 which looked similar to yours.....

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#927   2019-06-09 18:08          
That R33 looks so good on BBS R32 OEM rims, actually, it fits the R33 better than the standard R33 OEM rims!

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#928   2019-06-09 18:37          
Good gracious that R33 looks so gorgeous and pristine :drool2:

Time to create the ultimate daily ;)
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#929   2019-06-10 18:54          
This is definitely a very clean R33,I admire. :thumbsup:

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#930   2019-06-12 02:15          
Thats definelty my favorite gt-r i really wish i had the money to get one instead the r32
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#931   2019-06-13 16:36          



The daily E39 was looking pretty good with hotboi wheels, but I wanted to get more "Euro" feeling to it, so I searched for classic period correct Alpina wheels.

I sold the Agle Strusse for V$ 3000 and got these sets of 18' Alpina wheels for V$ 2000. Pretty hefty price but it looks really correct.



I am not going to slam or bag the car, I like this perfect height. No curb rashes or noticable dents and scratches.



Probably my best decision to get this E39 M5 as a daily. Getting E60 M5 would give me much better thrill and eargasm, but this is pretty enough :)



Speaking of Supra, I decided to paint the carbon fiber door, targa top and the rear trunk door for more refined look.

11K helped me getting the special decals from Renaturo and the KS Crew :)



I also got the 18" Panasport G7 C5C and refurbished them for total cost of V$ 2000. I still keep those TE37s just in case.

Now it looks cleaner and more refined. Probably lesser chance of getting sought my many people here :)



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#932   2019-06-13 17:01          
I love the fact that you chose Alpina rims for the E39, that autobahn cruiser vibe gets even stronger now ;)

And WOAH MAMA the Supra may have been cleansed but it still retains the savage look as usual :D
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#933   2019-06-14 03:20          
both cars looking good as always
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#934   2019-06-16 17:31          
OH MY GOD , that R33 ? Gorgeous , But that JZA80 ??????????? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

BOY OH MY GOD THAT´S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUPRA I HAVE EVER SEEN !!!!

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#935   2019-06-19 12:11          



I started to make a little progress on the E36 with the help of 11K.

Because he did all the engine swap process, and he helped me taking off the engine and transmission assembly from the subframe, showing the guts of the E36 all in its glory.



The engine was in nice condition and it will be shipped to Marcaron_Moon since he wanted the entire engine block and the transmission for V$ 5000.

I am thinking of putting 2JZ engine inside to match the "inline-6" heritage as well as the reliability that the old BMW didn't really have.



Alongside with the E36 project, I decided to replace my front bumper to a Z-Tune style ones for sleeker look.

It took few weeks to arrive and I paid V$ 1500 and the OEM bumper lights for V$ 150 since it didn't fit with the NISMO ones.

Luckily the protection mesh grill was also provided.

I tried to paint it white with the help of Mr. Lee and it came out pretty nicely, and the faux carbon sheets were added along the lower lip.



License plate brackets were installed as well, and it fits pretty nicely, considering it's made of FRP.

The final results look pretty nice, I think smoother than before!

I got rid of the Nismo Z-Tune style rear fenders for sleeker look as well.



As you can notice, TE37SL from the Supra was moved to the R34 and the OEM R34 wheels are now in the storage.

Probably I am going to use those as a drift spares or track day event.



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#936   2019-06-19 16:21          
Nice man good progress, keep it up...

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#937   2019-06-19 21:59          
r34 looking sick
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#938   2019-06-20 18:03          
JZ E36 sounds like a solid plan! And WEW, your BNR34 is starting to look like your JZA80, that's not a bad thing at all!

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#939   2019-06-21 18:54          
The R34 looks so sexy, also thanks for the SR20, I really needed the thing for my S15 :D

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#940   2019-06-22 17:30          
Damn that R34 though! Cant wait to get my te's on later today.
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#941   2019-06-26 18:47          



Thanks! For the whole week, I waited my delivery of used white LMGT4s which was being sent by Muza (Niatross).

Only the wheels were sent (tires are pretty heavy and expensive during delivery) and I tried putting the wheels on.



Got these for V$ 2700, and big thanks to Muza for sourcing the set!

Because it was a used set of wheels, it was missing a center cap and it shows some wear and tear, with yellowish faded paint.

Not much of a big deal since it will be reconditioned in upcoming plan.

The TE37SLs went to the storage so it might be used later :)



White on white color combo actually looks clean!

I might consider repainting the whole car with some vibrant colors.



The interior was also changed a bit.

I got rid of the old ATS wheels and both of the seats that were previously installed.

Of course they are going to the storage, just in case 11K might find some use :)

The seats were replaced with a pair of Recaro Pole Position for V$ 2500.

Hefty price for a slightly used one but it was the cleanest one I could find.

Also the Nardi Deep Dish steering wheel was installed, got them for V$ 500.



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#942   2019-06-26 22:25          
LMGT4s are THE BOMB! I need a set for mine, someday haha. Interior looks pretty fresh too! OH LORD I wanna see this car in person so bad

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#943   2019-06-26 23:51          
lmgt4's thats a sick wheels choice man
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#944   2019-06-27 03:54          
Yeah boi, LMGT4s straight outta Omori! :D
A bit of polish and maybe some fuel(or somethign else?) to lift the dirt and stains from the wheel, and it'll be as good and shiny as new ;)
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#945   2019-06-28 15:13          
LMGT4s really fit her bro,looking great

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#946   2019-06-29 19:43          
Every time I check your stuff the cars always get more and more extreme. So cool

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#947   2019-07-03 09:31          

GT-R Restoration



For last week, I decided to work on the R33 for some minor tweaks here and there, it probably needed some small upgrades but with better parts.

The normal RB26 engine is well known for pump related failure and this was also the case. So I decided to replace several parts that came directly from Japan.



But first, I replaced the R32 wheels with the R34 wheels in the storage, and the Cusco front and rear bushing sets (V$ 400) were replaced as well.

The engine mount and the transmission mount kit was also replaced with Nismo ones (V$ 200) for better stability.

The brake pads were replaced with Nismo ones for V$ 150, as well as 2 bottles of MOTUL RBF 660 brake fluid (VS 50) were flushed.



The idle was quite not good after a long test run, and I replaced them with NGK Nismo ones for V$ 250.

The coolant system seemed okay so I decided to flush and replace the radiator and the catch tank later on.

The battery was replaced with Optima yellow tops (V$ 150) and the oil was drained in order to work on the turbo setup with some replacements.

The oil and the fuel filter was too old, so I replaced it with HKS 68mm ones and the OEM one (V$ 40), and I took out old manifolds and the turbo, and scraped the old gasket out.

Greddy T88 Turbo with Greddy Manifold seemed to be a pretty good option for what I could get, and I didn't need 4-figure horsepower at all.

The installation was pretty okay, compared with PITA twin turbo disassembly. All of the parts were fitting pretty well without any issues.

The notorious air flow meter was also replaced (V$ 300), alongside with Tomei fuel pump (V$ 450) and the timing belt (V$ 150) for more reliability.

Tomei Poncam Type-R Sets (V$ 600) and the adjustable pulley (V$ 250) was also installed!



I also copped the old Nismo exhaust system for V$ 300 from a local community.

The exhaust pressure was also an issue, so I had to get one to get rid of excess pressure to prevent power gain.

The engine runs pretty great after the map, and probably it needs better ECU tune somehow to achieve more balance. Needs more polishing!

I am planning to replace the transmission components and other parts that needs more strength.



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#948   2019-07-03 11:31          
gtr looks good
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#949   2019-07-03 12:37          
The R33 looks quite modern and proper with R34 wheels complementing the setup, I love it! :D

Also yay we used the same battery and fluids brands! :))
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#950   2019-07-03 20:08          
BCNR33 COMING ALONG NICELY I SEE

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#951   2019-07-03 20:44          
You have one of the best Garages I've ever seen! Easily own the best Supra I've seen
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#952   2019-07-03 21:51          
Both your skylines look perfect my man
The ER34 has always been a treat to look at, and now that BCNR33 taking shape via the Soju treatment!
Great stuff man :-X
And im glad i could find you that LMGT4 set! Just hmu if u need anything Nissan authentic and i gotchu :thumbsup:


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#953   2019-07-03 23:02          
Thanks to the nice touches we are about to see a great R33.Perfect :thumbsup:

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#954   2019-07-03 23:09          
that r33 is a beautiful looking project! not to mention, its crazy to see how far your Supra has come along this past year, its genuinely incredible.
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#955   2019-07-04 10:08          
keeps getting better and better each time, lovely.

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#956   2019-07-05 17:49          

GT-R Restoration Part 2.



Thanks for all the support and kind words! I still need more progress, but it's coming along nicely!

For few days, I also received more and more tomei parts to reinforce the standard RB26 engine block.

It's pretty a sturdy one, but in order to withstand the continuous power and heat output, it definitely needs some better parts.

Here's what I did to the engine for last 3 days, which I fully worked on with the help of 11K.




As you can see, the notorious HICAS was cancelled for more stability and the less important bits were all upgraded.

The dyno actually showed about 300 wheel horsepower, which is not a bad number for a basic restoration process :)

Such a hefty price to pay for the basic restoration, but it does worth the investment!



I found the rear spats for the R33 for V$ 150, and it was color matched and installed.



It has a perfect look for a weekend track day car, or even a daily coupe :)

R34 wheels give such a good aesthetics as well.



Maybe I need a proper engine ECU map or even find the aftermarket one to make better output and the power balance!



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#957   2019-07-05 18:48          
Yahey Tomei Gang Tomei Gang! :bananajump:

I've used Tomei parts for my Evo's internal parts and cams and they're very strong indeed, even after multiple times of competitive level of usage. Highly recommended!
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#958   2019-07-06 02:01          
r33 looks amazing but not sure baout the 34 stockies tho
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#959   2019-07-14 18:38          
OOOOOOOFFFF boyo , the R33 loooks S P I C Y !

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#960   2019-07-15 11:31          
Everything is going great, but I think you need a better rim. ;)