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RocketBunnyS13

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#441   2019-02-18 16:56          

STATUS UPDATE LEZGO




Following Yuan (BigSmoke)'s migration back to Tokyo (check his RP thread out, check out his Evo 3 build and his latest acquisition, an S15!), I've been pursuing a very hard decision. This actually came out as a bit of a surprise, but I've been negotiating the sale on my FC1 for quite a while now (since after the S14 crash). But now the time has come to end my ownership of FC1, and the time has also come for the FC1 to continue its life under a new owner.









There's not much to say about this car. It's been tastefully modified with nothing but the best of goodies, no shortcuts were taken here. Simple formula, simple results, that's just how it works. Bearing in mind all of the mods I installed, we agreed on V$18,000.







Farewell Civic, it was nice knowing you. I had fun, some real good times. And owning you is something I will never regret.

Now, moving on...


NEW ACQUISITION




Marc and I had a talk and I ended up buying his S13 to help him out. Funnily enough, this car never left the K-S team. It was first found by Muzahid (Niatross) who built it up into the the very fun drifty boi it is right now. And eventually it ended up in Marc's (Macaron_moon's) hands. And then I got a hold of it.



Car is pretty shipshape with a clean shell, no bog or anything. A genuine Works 9 Kit (which Marc mangled the front bumper, more on that later). Interior is stripped with some Blitz gauges, a hydro e-brake system, a Bride driver seat and a half-cage. Under the hood is an SR20DET with a GReddy TD06SH-25G turbo, a GReddy Oil Catch Can, some custom plumbing, custom exhaust manifold, and a blown 4th cylinder.



Last month I compensated him handsomely, with V$11,000, to pay for the car and to help him out with his CZ4A build and his new car purchase ( H U E ). Also last month, I had the front bumper sent to a body shop, I had it refibered, and then repainted to the car's shade of red. Looks new!

Can't wait to see how this car transforms because I myself don't know the plan for it yet. For now it'll probably stay that way. I gotta work on getting it running.

Moving on again, we have something UNEXPECTED


NEW ACQUISITION x2


At this point and in this particular situation (I'm pertaining to the S14 here), I have realized that it simply isn't worth the time and effort to restore and reshape the current shell to its original figure. Therefore I have decided to sell the S14. JUST KIDDING. OKAY I WAS JOKING. CHILL.



I scoured through the internet classifieds to find the perfect donor car. Something within the reasonably realistic budget, but packs a lot for what it's worth. Something kept with care, a vehicle I'll want to handle gently and with utmost safety. And alas, I came across this gorgeous vehicular unit.

I went to see it in person right away. It was right within my expectations, higher even, considering the ad only had one image. Everything was just what I was looking for in a project.





As the ad listing denotes, this my friends, is a 1997 Nissan Silvia Q's Aero SE.

1997 was the last year they offered the 4 lug on the S14. This car is pristine. With a mere 107,259 km traveled, it's in overall decent condition. One owner, who cared for it all its life. He didn't even modify it!





Trunk and interior are all intact along with their respective carpeting, even the stereo is factory, works great too! This car was perfect because it was a manual, much more than just a bonus.





Under the hood is a bone stock SR20DE 2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline 4 Cylinder. It's even got the factory airbox! The only modified thing I've seen is a Koyo Aluminum Radiator in place of the factory plastic one. SR20DE manual. WHAT A TREAT! This is the PERFECT donor car for the S14 rebuild. I'll be slowly swapping over the good parts from the wrecked one to this car. Probably starting with the small goodies like the interior stuff (except the cage which has been welded in). A 5 lug swap is in the books for sure though. But for 498k yen (V$4,980), I can't possibly go wrong with this car. I'm SUPER eager to get the build process going.

And finally


What Is The Definition Of Stock? Cuz This Ain't It Chief


With the FC1 gone I've been dailying my AP1 S2000 these past few days. And all in good time, my parts have arrived!



I got myself Bilstein B14 PSS Coilovers for V$1,248.66 on FRSport



And I got a GP Sports EXAS EVO muffler for V$199 on UpGarage via Crooober.

After passing sha ken and obtaining my registration plates, I went straight to the mods. This was the car for a while, sitting on stockies with the coilovers installed at max low, and with the muffler on.







Then yesterday morning I went to the shop to test fit the Gram Lights 57Cs again.





Fronts are poking out a bit too much



But the rears are PERFECT with the current camber setting.



I mounted all 4 of them and then proceeded to Benny's to get my alignment done for the fronts. I had them dial in some more front camber to keep the poke flush on all 4 sides.

Then it was finished.









One night out, a few VTEC pulls here and there, I was in my element. A car that looks good, sounds AMAZING, and performs like a WINNER. All of these factors have cemented the fact that I bought the right car.

B L I S S






That's all for now, thanks for reading. Next time I'll update on my S15 (Project Ichigo). I hope to start progress on the S14 soon and eventually the S13.

Finances:
V$83,285 + V$940 (Weekly Paycheck x1) + V$18,000 - V$1,248.66 - V$199 - V$4,980 = V$95,797.34

This post was edited by RocketBunnyS13 (2019-02-19 11:16, 34 days ago)

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Soju

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#442   2019-02-18 17:55          
PERFECT FITMENT for the S2000 boiii

And that is a real nice find for the S14!

The car collection is already reaching its perfection

BigSmoke

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#443   2019-02-18 18:51          
Yep, time to say goodbye to one of the most impressive Civic ever. Nevertheless, you did a very good job on it, and I'm sure it'll bring more smiles to the world as it goes :)

At this point that S13 should be crowned as K-S's training car man :)) (Not demo car yet since it's not carrying K-S logo)

And woah MT S14 for cheap? That's quite a deal man! Also so you be saying you're going to port everything from the crashed S14 to the new one?

And the S2K now is ready to get even more girls yooooo :D
Still following the damn train since 1992

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Sleepin mOnkey

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#444   2019-02-18 19:32          
dang s2k looking fresh and about the s14 get some jukyard 350z brembos 330mm goodness like i have on mine
Roleplay: A engine Builder and tuner that lives in Japan and Builds cool stuff.
Cars: Corolla Levin coupe Tog/show car
180SX s13 350hp SR20DET 6MT Babe 1
Silvia S14 Zenki W.I.P Babe 2 or Jade
Supra Sz JZA80 2jz-Gte Vvt-i 2000's Hotboi
Celica GT-Four RC ST185 3s-Gte Rally boi
Nissan Skyline ER34 RB25DETT neo

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Niatross

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#445   2019-02-18 20:15          
I GOT CATFISHED THINKING THAT GOLF IS URS SMH X-(
But regardless, THANK YOU for actually making moves towards restoring the dead S14 (except, its not actually the same exact chassis but rip this is the best u can do at this point)
What powertrain we looking at tho?

Like the others have been saying, thats some FINE fitment there on the S2k! (taking notes ngl)

And finally, my old, OLD build that i never got to actually taste properly, has landed on your hands
i hope you dONT WRECK THIS ONE AS WELL SMH
jk xd


Current owned cars:
- Toyota Supra GA-JZA70 Mk3
- BMW E46 M3
- Toyota Chaser JZX100 Tourer S
- BMW E36 325i
- Nissan 200SX Hatchback

Nightrunner

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#446   2019-02-20 19:46          
Wow , the S2k is getting some love and i like it UwU

Macaron_Moon

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#447   2019-02-22 15:09          
I wonder who owns the GRB. Anyways, I'd rather transplant the functioning parts of wrecked S14 to the newly bought one.

BigSmoke

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#448   2019-02-22 16:21          
# Macaron_Moon : I wonder who owns the GRB. Anyways, I'd rather transplant the functioning parts of wrecked S14 to the newly bought one.

*breathe in*
HMMMMMMMMM.........
Still following the damn train since 1992

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RocketBunnyS13

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#449   2019-02-24 21:18          
# Soju : PERFECT FITMENT for the S2000 boiii

And that is a real nice find for the S14!

The car collection is already reaching its perfection

Thanks for all of your compliments fam! Really touches my heart haha :-X

# BigSmoke : Yep, time to say goodbye to one of the most impressive Civic ever. Nevertheless, you did a very good job on it, and I'm sure it'll bring more smiles to the world as it goes :)

At this point that S13 should be crowned as K-S's training car man :)) (Not demo car yet since it's not carrying K-S logo)

And woah MT S14 for cheap? That's quite a deal man! Also so you be saying you're going to port everything from the crashed S14 to the new one?

And the S2K now is ready to get even more girls yooooo :D

I wouldn't most impressive Civic ever, but thanks! Haha. Yeah the owner called me up asking how I was because she absolutely LOVES it. She wants to hang out with the peeps more so whenever you're down we should go!

# Sleepin mOnkey : dang s2k looking fresh and about the s14 get some jukyard 350z brembos 330mm goodness like i have on mine

Thanks dude, yeah I gotta find some junkyard Z33 Performances to get the brakes from haha. Otherwise, I might source some used Cadillac CTS-V Brembos from the States, heard they're a bang for the buck.

# Niatross : I GOT CATFISHED THINKING THAT GOLF IS URS SMH X-(
But regardless, THANK YOU for actually making moves towards restoring the dead S14 (except, its not actually the same exact chassis but rip this is the best u can do at this point)
What powertrain we looking at tho?

Like the others have been saying, thats some FINE fitment there on the S2k! (taking notes ngl)

And finally, my old, OLD build that i never got to actually taste properly, has landed on your hands
i hope you dONT WRECK THIS ONE AS WELL SMH
jk xd

hEY HEY I NEVER SAID IT WASN'T MINE... :^)

# Nightrunner : Wow , the S2k is getting some love and i like it UwU

Thanks fam :bananajump:

# Macaron_Moon : I wonder who owns the GRB. Anyways, I'd rather transplant the functioning parts of wrecked S14 to the newly bought one.

Some dude who goes by XXXX. But yeah that's the exact plan cuz

Added 38 minutes later:

RESURRECTION


A lot of you know I've been driving the S2K for a while now, due to my complete lack of a modern luxurious daily. But, little do you guys know, I've been Marc's (Macaron_moon's) chauffeur for quite a while now. The usual routine is he drives his GRB STI to STI HQ, with me riding shotgun. Afterwards, he gets off at STI HQ and I go about my business in his car. Then after work hours I pick him up, and we visit HKS HQ to check up on the ULTRA SPECIAL 4B11T he's building. (I would say check out his thread but there aren't any updates yet sooooo)

Anyway. Yesterday was no regular day, as I had received a special call from Koguchi Power letting me know my SR22DET is finished :)

So without hesitation I called up my buddy Jack. I wired him the 780,000 yen (V$7,800) cash I was billed for the engine serivces, and with his connections, they got the engine delivered to Pudsey, the location I chose to pick the engine up from (for reasons you will find out as you read on).



Then I LAUNCHED the car out of Pudsey, and soon I was on the expressway, BLASTING THROUGH WITH NO LICENSE PLATES. I'm still waiting on the plates from the DMV so I have a certificate on the dashboard but anyway



After a quick stop at the resident UCC shop for a cup of joe, I ended my journey by arriving at Kami-Sama HQ



After that I unloaded the engine with some help from Muzahid (Niatross) and Marc.

After finishing my coffee I went straight to the business.



Got the brand new shop engine hoist in to mount my engine (shout-out to Japonic for helping me source out a good quality one!)



Ever so meticulously maintaining my critical trajectory in mounting the engine



VOILA! Shortly after I took the headlights off (to make installing the engine peripherals easier), and called it a night.

The morning after, I rushed to the garage to continue where I left off.



Intake manifold, exhaust manifold with turbo, installed!



Clutch fan, Koyo radiator and Samco hoes (oops, meant hose HUEHUEHUE), installed!



Eventually I had all the plumbing in there. I finally stuffed the battery in, wired the harnesses in, and gave it a crank.



LITERALLY BRAND NEW CONDITION. One click of the starter and I heard the GLORIOUS SR22 sputter into life. A very aggressive idle followed it. The car was finally alive, hopefully no more finallys haha.

RESURRECTION x2


Going back to why I had Jack deliver the engine to Pudsey, it's because of this.



Remember my wrecked S14? I've since entrusted the boys at Pudsey to take it ALL apart, and do their magic. And magic they surely did. It's literally as if nothing happened! They actually went through the trouble of sourcing a 2 written-off S14s to build my car up! A white S14 J's for the front end, and a black S14 K's rear end. And after a LOT of aligning, a lot of primer, and a lot of other magical shit, the shell was gloriously back in shape. Well worth the V$1,500 I paid for their body repair package.

I'm gonna stop yapping, enjoy these pictures!













I should have more updates soon! A LOT of good things have been happening lately, it's awesome! Because of these things, I took an indefinite leave from work, but I own a share of the company so it's all gucci, I have associates who can take care of business, but for now my accounting and law income have come to a halt, apart from my small weekly commissions.

And here are some other small things that have happened:
- I bought Yuan (BigSmoke)'s S15 SR20DE + E-4AT for V$500
- I donated my non-running RB25DET + transmission for his ongoing S15 project, good luck dude!
- I sold my Weds Cerberus IIs to Dominik (NightRunner) to put on his V35 Skyline for V$800, can't wait to see them on the car man, gonna look sick for sure!

Yeah that's all for now. Thanks for reading family :)

Finances:
V$95,797.34 + V$940 (Weekly Paycheck x1) + V$800 - V$7,800 - V$500 - V$1,500 = V$87,737.34

This post was edited by RocketBunnyS13 (2019-02-26 12:11, 27 days ago)

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Niatross

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#450   2019-02-24 22:07          
BALLS DEEP ON ICHIGO WITH THAT SR22 BOI
A N D bois at pudsey are balls deep on the oofed S14 too!
great progress my dude


Current owned cars:
- Toyota Supra GA-JZA70 Mk3
- BMW E46 M3
- Toyota Chaser JZX100 Tourer S
- BMW E36 325i
- Nissan 200SX Hatchback

Macaron_Moon

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#451   2019-02-24 22:14          
Welp that's some fast progress on S14.

Also I kinda envy that you drive my car more than I do.

BigSmoke

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#452   2019-02-25 07:46          
Hmmmmm I wonder what Marc is currently cooking for his 4B11T.......working on his car was a huge experience for me, and I really love his Evo. I'm expecting huge-ass turbos and stroker kits, similar to mine (except my turbo isn't so big) :D

Glad to see Ichigo coming back to life again!I'm really expecting something big now.......*cough* better power figures *cough*
The VS Pudsey guys really did a noble job, you should treat them to a dinner once the restoration has been done. Their effort was simply out of this world man! :o

Also, thank you for buying my SR and kindly giving me your RB :bow:
I really, really owe you a huge dinner with some glass of coffees and boozes for this :cheers:
Still following the damn train since 1992

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Sleepin mOnkey

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#453   2019-02-25 16:23          
Damm boy s15 going places s14 also going out great
Roleplay: A engine Builder and tuner that lives in Japan and Builds cool stuff.
Cars: Corolla Levin coupe Tog/show car
180SX s13 350hp SR20DET 6MT Babe 1
Silvia S14 Zenki W.I.P Babe 2 or Jade
Supra Sz JZA80 2jz-Gte Vvt-i 2000's Hotboi
Celica GT-Four RC ST185 3s-Gte Rally boi
Nissan Skyline ER34 RB25DETT neo

CLICCC...

Macaron_Moon

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#454   2019-02-25 17:37          
# BigSmoke : Hmmmmm I wonder what Marc is currently cooking for his 4B11T.......working on his car was a huge experience for me, and I really love his Evo. I'm expecting huge-ass turbos and stroker kits, similar to mine (except my turbo isn't so big) :D

You know how HKS does their cars and engines. I'm just letting them bore the block, put all the stroker, the valcom cams (274 both Int and Ext) and break in the engine. I'll add the turbo kit and other goodies later ;)

Nightrunner

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#455   2019-02-25 20:34          
Such a sad to see the S14 looking like that :c But well , i´m so happy that my old Ichigo have such a amazing home right now ! I really like the way you are going with the S15 , exactly what i´d do to it for sure !
Also thank you so much for the Cerbs , they looks fucking amazing on the CPV35 !

Soju

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#456   2019-02-26 07:54          
That S14 is now alive! As well as the S15!

It was truly a magical job I see :)