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#281   2018-11-27 03:34          
Boi I'm reppin' those CF front lips on the M3, I'd say keep it that way! :D
One of my eurobois I met some time ago (check my RP to see them :D ) also has a similar one, but it's plastic so you're quite lucky to snag a CF one.
And oh, the CSL trunk blends very well with the overall look.

Also YAY MY COUNTRYBOYE SHEZ HAS ARRIVED! :D :))
I'm glad he can make it here safe and sound (though with no car yet, can't wait to see his DC5 and (unfinished) AE86)
I'd be more than happy to offer him a shotgun ride in my Evo some time.

And uh, say, are you staying in Tokyo or going somewhere else around mid-to-end of December?


EDIT: Here's the latest update, for anyone not bothering to check previous page:

# Niatross :

....DRIFT DAY!


Y'know, it was starting to get a bit annoying how i've been in Japan for a while now and didnt get to go drifting with friends. With the tough luck i had on my recently sold S13, i had the itch to drift again cuz its been a while. And thats where good ol' AJ (rocketbunnyS13) came in clutch! i brought it up over lunch a few days back, and this man straight throws it out that he had no problem with me shredding his S14! YES, MY OWN OLD CAR! that got me beyond nostalgic and i couldn't really say no at all. I'd have to be careful ofc but thats a challenge i was willing to take.


Informed Nightrunner and Lagano later that day, both of whom agreed to come along to Ebisu! So the next day, we got to the shop pretty bright and early to prepare the cars for the drive to Ebisu, and ofc the drifting itself.


like i've already said, i was STOKED to get a feel for my old pride and joy again, except this time with a wholly different drivetrain. As u know the old 400+hp SR20 was gone, and now replaced with a barebones RB25DET. Aside from that and a rollcage, it still was pretty much the same car.



AJ changed wheels to his Weds Cerberus II's that he recently traded with me, and we both did an all in all checkup of the cars.



a few hours later...


Arrived at Ebisu with AJ, to find Dominik and Lagano already waiting for us at the pits. Such Good lads even had the patience for our arrival xD


CAR CHECK!


Laganos S14. Fairly stock RB26DETT swap. Navan bodykit all around and his own livery, H&R coilovers, SSR Agle Strusse wheels up front, Gramlights T57 RC on the back, and much more.


Nightrunners R34 GT-T. Mildly tuned RB25DET NEO, Work Emotion XT7s all around, Tein Flex Z coilovers.


RocketbunnyS13s S15 Spec-R. Mildly tuned SR20DET VVT, Tein Super Drift Sideways Master coilovers, WISEFAB!


And lastly, RocketbunnyS13s Silvia S14. Also a Mildly tuned RB25DET, tokico RAK coilovers, Gramlights 57Cs all around.


After the usual chitchat and catching up with each other, we all set off for some solo laps. Warming the cars up, ourselves up, getting used to the track and what not






Driving the S14 felt so similar, yet so different. It had much less power yes, but the powerband itself was just a whole other thing. the front also was gripping a tad better cuz of the weight of the RB25. But, nonetheless, i must say driving it was a LOT of fun. the suspension was still dialed in more or less how i set it up. i was probably the most noob person at the event with the least drift-time. so generally it took me a bit longer to get used to sliding again. But gradually after i did, we all met up at the pits again,


and well,

Lets get this bread



yeah these laps were by far the most challenging, adrenaline filled ones of the day. i decided to be at the end of the pack cuz who knows what manuevre i'd mess up and then cause a pile up lmao. But nah i managed to keep my shit straight and not go extreme ham on AJs door



After about 2laps of all four of us maintaining the tandems, we eventually went back to the pits for a cooldown. And were greeted by a pleasant surprise!

Why is a smol red Toyota Vitz a surprise, you may ask. Well, its actually the person that brought it. it was our friend Shez! Recently moved to Japan, but his cars arent here yet so he came by to watch the event, in a rented Vitz.


Well here ends my coverage of the drift event. i guess you could say a "Part 2" will be up on AJs thread soon. including ofc, more drift shenanigans, Nightrunner destroying his fresh painted R34, giving Shez ride alongs, and more!


Moving on to Mika. My E46 M3!



Guess you could say the mods had sorta begun the DAY AFTER purchasing the car lmao. managed to scope a used, sanded down, non-badged CSL trunk from Super Autobacs. dunno how they had one in stock but they did yeah. bought it and sent it straight over to Bennys for a fresh coat of Phoenix Yellow Metallic. Came in day before yesterday, and just ported some of the badging and the trunk taillights over from the OEM trunk.



Then theres the new full carbon fiber front lip, that had to be ordered straight from germany. took just over a week for shipping and came in yesterday. Had that fitted on as soon as it arrived at the garage!


Maybe someday i'll convert to the CSL front bumper. But for now, i really dig how the front lip looks on the car. Maybe even as good as the CSL bumper would lmao


Lastly, the new wheels. Well new to me. I sold the work emotion M8Rs that were on the car 3-4days after pruchase. they fitted the car well but simply werent my style. retained the lug pattern adapter and the tires, kept the car on jacks for a day, copped some Used but clean 18" Advan RGII's in gold! the M8Rs were 9j and so are the RGIIs, so i could transfer the continental tires over to it


FINAL PRODUCT!


As of now i really dont know if i should go a bit further and maybe do a livery for the car? or just leave it as is. but yeah, satisfied with how she sits now! (exterior-wise that is)

Anyways, that'll be it for now. Thank you for stopping by! ;)



This post was edited by BigSmoke (2018-11-27 04:14, 148 days ago)
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#282   2018-11-27 05:00          
Were you guys at Nishi? we must've leave Japan a bit later :))
Nice E46 tho, its look reminded of one of the Matsuri comers at Nishi I saw, only difference between yours and his was the color!

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#283   2018-11-27 15:22          
You know it's pretty suprising to see the fact that someone out there is having more fun than me
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#284   2018-11-29 14:34          
Ebisu Drift Sesh was a B L A S T ! I'm so glad I didn't damage my car or any of yours HAHA. Also good control on that S14, only took you a while to get the hang of the RB haha

I wanna go back for another one!

And yeah update is up on my thread

s t a y c l a s s y

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#285   2018-11-29 15:00          
Damn, it would have been really exciting :D

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#286   2018-12-05 17:51          
That BMW is gorgggggeous

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#287   2019-01-07 15:39          
Leave the BMW as it is. It looks b e a u t i f u l.
Keep it up !
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#288   2019-01-15 22:51          

.......BEEN A MINUTE


The work life is beginning to keep me quite busy nowadays. A month and some more has already passed and i havent updated. Finally managed to squeeze out smth. i cant say if a lot has happened this month or if not, so i'll leave you to decide that xD. Lets start then


NEW YEAR SHENANIGANS!

As you may have already seen, good lads Rifky (Shez) and Yuan (BigSmoke) came over all the way to Tokyo just to hang out for New years! And ngl, them popping into the garage made new years eve more fun than it would be! They both pulled up on the same day a week before new years. Both with Jolly faces and good moods, and one with some, *clears throat*, "liquid"



Smoke was the first to arrive, all the way from Tsukuba. Came in at about 10:30a.m. in the morning in his, Like AJ quotes "Pure Function" Evo 3! Car looks pretty EPIC in person. From the 16" WedsSport NTC105N's wrapped in some rather fat MEAT, to the nice and clean Grey-silver paint. It screamed simplicity, while of course, being the monster that it is, an Evo. sounded great when pulling up to our garage too!





2 hours of gossip, catching-up, showing smoke our rather messy garage, having some Ramen and coffee later, MAN #2 PULLED UP!



and THIS is the man responsible for blessing/spoiling us with the "liquid" i spoke of. not being transported in a shady black hiace, but instead under the back seats of a BEAUTIFUL Integra! (pls dont call cops on him thx). theres just SOMETHING about this car that makes it such a pleasant sight, even though it mostly retains stock body, hell, stock wheels too as of now! it just surprisingly flows very smoothly! but, when you're done looking at its smooth flowing lines, Shez starts the K20A up and your eardrums are in trouble xD




By the time Shez arrived i had gotten some more Ramen, some Burgers and Coca Cola for lunch. After the food was downed, Both smoke and Shez decided to take a nap. AJ got back to working on his S15, while Marc and I took my Supra out for a spin (more on that coming in a bit).


The rest of that week was just casual, yet fun. Both the guest bois got to know Tokyo bit by bit. We even went to the Sega Joypolis for a few hours of enjoyment at the Initial D arcade stage 4 unlimited. Yes, you must have seen this crazy arcade in Tokyo that utilizes an AE86, A GC8 and an FD3S decoy for the full driving experience, along with suspension and all sorts of simulation. Yeah that was a lotta good times ngl!



...FAST FORWARD TO NEW YEARS EVE


Ah yes, the happy occasion. this was a bit of a wild night. well, a VERY wild night. It started off with us parking some of the cars right outside the garage for some photos. The bright Yellowish Red lights by the Garage, accompanied by the dark night sky resulted in a sort of sandstorm-like environment. Except if you pan the camera towards the street, all you see is, well, Japan. Not Dubai lmfao



Didnt stop at just photos! we had a BIG PHAT firecracker lined up just for 12:00 A.M.
And when the time came, off it pops!




The REAL party began afterwards. Like Smoke said on his thread, we were all DEVOURING Ramen, Onigiri, Sushi, Ramen, and WHATNOT. Eurobeat, Hardbass, Hiphop, all sortsa music was being blown on the Speakers AJ had brought over to the garage. AJ and Marc were consuming UNHEALTHY amounts of Sake. Me and Rifky joined in, but well a small amount got to me rather badly. Smoke stayed away from the Sake cuz apparently just Tea got him high XD


The rest of the night, i honestly dont remember fully. Smoke says Marc surprisingly kept himself straight, wasnt speaking all jibberish, but did give off the "DRUNK MAN" aura. AJ? he lost his shit basically. NO CLUE WHAT EVEN he was saying. Literally unable to form sentences. Myself, decided it was a good idea to wrench on the E46 while being drunk, and actually BROKE a piece, as expected. Before collapsing right on the garage floor. (Thanks for bringing me back to the Couch Smoke xD) Shez also kept himself pretty straight cuz he didnt actually drink a lot. Him and Smoke played some horror-thriller movie (i think it was Bird Box??) on Smokes laptop. Marc joined in to watch, i "barely" watched, and AJ like i said, was basically ded at that point.


But yeah, all in all, it was a pretty WILD start to 2019! woke up with a Hangover not-so-bad (AJ's was 3x worse. Same for Marc). Aaaaand with some time, we're back to normal again. Thats basically our New years eve summed up in short. Smoke is still tagging along with us. Sourcing parts for his Evo 3 (which btw, is undergoing some PRETTY BIG changes soon, keep your eyes on his thread!)

LIFE GOES ON!


AND NOW, LE VEHICULOS.


Lets start with Mika, my E46 M3, shall we. As you may have, again, seen on Smokes thread, ive been daily driving it. Not much has changed on it from the last time you saw it. Apart from some small Cosmetics



Starting off with the Factory-chrome front grille. Now replaced with, you guessed it, CARBON FIBRE.



Then we have the little grilles on the fenders, also Factory-chrome. And THIS was the piece my drunk ass had broken off on the right side. Luckily i had enough conscience to try and remove a part that was gonna get replaced smh. and these also replaced with carbon fibre.


And lastly we have the front fog lights. To go with the new subtle black accents, i decided it would look best if i tinted them. And thats what i did



END RESULT (only subtle differences)-



UP NEXT, the SUPRA! and now i can safely announce, Phase 1 of my MK3 Supra build is COMPLETE! Backed with a fresh new look, fully tuned by none other than our friendly neighborhood high-intellect specimen, Marc!



For this rather impromptu new look, i decided it wouldnt be the best idea to give it a full respray. What you see here is merely a wrap job done by AJ's friends over at VStanced garage! albeit they only did the white. i did the other extra accents.



Peep that exhaust? yeah that was basically the result of the welding lessons i got from the Osaka trip 2 or so months ago (Thanks again Mackay, much love!)




And you didnt read it wrong. it now has a full tune! Not on the stock ECU tho, like i mentioned before, i was gonna give it an APexi PowerFC, and i did! kinda lingering somewhere between straight line speed and Streetability. I have yet to dyno it and see an actual power figure but the goal was somewhere above 550. Marc is pretty convinced we'll cross that goal pretty easily but we shall see!
I also got it freshly Aligned, and safe to say, in the meantime, SHE RIPS BOIS!




(guilty of earraping the neighborhood at 9 a.m. on a holiday morning. dont call cops on me as well pls thx)


Right then, thats whats up with the Supra and the E46. Supra awaits a dyno run and actually taking her for a full C1 route shakedown, and E46 awaits the beginning of actual track-build mods. th- OH WAIT, THERES MORE


ANOTHER ONE !


And now i present a third build to my humble list of cars

2009 Audi A5 2.0TFSI!



This was a bit of an impromptu purchase as well. Mainly bought this because i found a seemingly good deal on it, and i could use a new daily tbh. i also have this weird love for the 8T A5-S5-RS5's. Actually argue that this chassis is the best looking modern Audi. only thing that comes on par, in my opinion, is the current gen RS6 Avants.



May i now point your attention towards that Ebay exhaust Muffler, which starts me off on how this car was a good deal. See, it was owned by a 17 year old. It was his second car and his first actual "sports" car and he was only getting into the car tuning scene. And for that reason i believe, he went for a German macine cuz he thought they were cooler than maybe like a domestic Evo or smth. He was the second owner of the car and, as a curious teenager would do, he started modding it by himself and with some money from his dad... The exhaust itself, is a terribly welded straight pipe mated to an Ebay muffler. probably has idk, 3-4 exhaust leaks? sounds kind of annoying i tell you. and the stock exhaust, well he sold it for some spare cash.



then theres the wheels. These are 18" SSR Type C wheels that the previous owners dad had bought him. they have a few curb rashes but nothing too noticeable. and, inside the wheel, what you see is stock brakes with yellow painted calipers and brembo lettering. i initially thought it had an aftermarket brake kit, but well i was pretty badly wrong xD



Inside, its not very bad ngl. in average condition, not a very high-specced model tho. The rear seats were pretty damn dirty tho. same for the rear footwell. maybe not as dirty as my Supra was, but still pretty damn dirty



heres another thing that probably contributed to its fall in value. The stock seats, along with their automatic adjusting systems and seat heating, were ripped off unprofessionally, and also sold for spare cash. Moreover, the passenger seat isnt even bolted in very properly. or maybe smth broke idk. Gonna have to check that. The seats themselves are Replica Recaros that arent in the best of shape. they have a lot of stains and shit that are visible upon closer inspection and i'll have to remove those/change the seats out fully.



The car has about 110k kilometres on the clock. Rather high for a 2009 car but eh it doesnt show any sign of tiredness yet. Well, maybe tired of its previous owner, yes that it definitely was i believe. And oh may i point out, the battery was dead when i went to pick it up from halfway across Tokyo. I had to come back once, Take my E46 and some jumpers, go again, charge it up and then go AGAIN the day after to finish the deal and actually take the car smh.



Apart from what ive listed already, the car is untouched. Probably needs an oil and coolant change ASAP too. and for this whole package, i paid the equivalent of V$ 4500. yes, 4500 for an AWD 2.0T german coupe. It was listed for V$ 6100, but bargaining with a 17 year old after having to come and go 3 times to take the car wasnt a very hard task ngl xD. Had it had about 30k kilometres less, and was in its unmolested form, it would fetch almost double the price. but thats where the term "good deal" comes in right? from what im seeing, i can only replace the seats, clean the interior out, change oil and coolant, change THE FRIGGIN HORRENDOUS exhaust (already have a new one in the garage btw OwO), and do smth about the false brake calipers. Afterwards, a new intake and a chip-tune and im looking at high 200's, maybe even 300 horsepower! all in good time. lets just hope the car doesnt hide any other unpleasant surprises.



NOW FOR SOMETHING IVE BEEN HIDING FOR A WHILE


This routes back to where i started this write-up. "work". Ive been missing for a whole month, cars arent getting as much progress. Could only mean one thing right? well, within about a week of my Graduation, which is probably a month and one week ago now, after having ran around submitting my Resume in different places, i guess God looked down upon me.


Theres no other way to put it, i binned a job at the iconic NISMO OMORI FACTORY! and no, im not CEO OF NISMO or anything. Just a Service-bay manager. What exactly does that mean? well my job is to task the Well qualified mechanics in the servicing area according to cars that come in for work, and ofc advise them what the car needs done, and by when it needs it done. Im basically the middleman between the Customers and the Mechanics, keeping the workflow efficient and organized. How'd i get this job? Well, i do have a Civil Eng. degree from University of Tokyo to deploy aside from experience of working on cars. Dropped my Resume off at APR, TRD, Nismo, and UpGarage. All but TRD clicked out well, and ofc, Nismo seemed the best way to go. Havent really posted anything about this till now cuz i wanted to see how i fit into the place first. See if this Job has ACTUALLY worked out for me, or if this is some kinda bad idea. I'll be honest i was finding it a bit hard to believe lmao. but now with a month passed, i can say im comfortable working here. it is by no means easy-as-pie keeping an eye on all the cars in the service area, but i got used to it. Thats what work is about!


Have some random pics from the place itself!


Here we have one of the Nismo Z-tunes hosted in display, among other iconic pieces of Nissan heritage. these are recently taken photos but when i saw this thing for the first time, my Jaw was dropped and my eyes fixed. Wasnt and still am not allowed to go too close to it tho rip.


And this here is the Sales Managers S15! On Glossy white TE37's and a Fairlady Z grey!


Well anyways, guess that concludes this update, and life only continues to get spicier!
As always, thank you for stopping by! hope you enjoyed ;)



This post was edited by Niatross (2019-01-19 22:12, 94 days ago)


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

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#289   2019-01-15 23:22          
First of all, thank you very much for accepting my visit and letting me stay for a while. You guys are simply the best! :thumbsup: :-X
The new year's eve prty was much wilder and more fun than I thought it would be, glad to make it out alive :))

Speaking of which, I wonder why did you give the nickname 'Mika' to your E46. Is it because you're a fan of one of these things? :))
It'll be interesting to see it's transformation to be a trackday weapon! ;)

Also OOOOOOOOOOHHHH so that's what you've done to the Supra lately! Man I love that paintjob to be honest! :thumbsup:
I'd like to see it runing on Wangan line and C1 someday!
And oh, I think I can help over the cleansing of the Audi. I just don't want to find bizzare, yucky things while cleaning it though :))

And of course congrats for your new job at Omori! I can see yourself raining money along the way already :)) :thumbsup:
ngl that's one of the dream places I want to go to someday! Also, should I get a solid, monthly job as well? Been thinking to apply as a teacher or tech support lately :morncoffee:
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#290   2019-01-16 01:25          
That’s a big progress! And congrats for getting a job in Omori!

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#291   2019-01-16 05:21          
Big progress congrats

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#292   2019-01-16 09:12          
wOAH THERE THIS WAS A PRETTY OVERWHELMING UPDATE

Yes indeed New Year was a BLESSED EXPERIENCE, both emotionally, and spiritually (bruh I transcended into the damn ASTRAL DIMENSION LIKE OMG). I'm not gonna talk about it on my thread anymore because I think you've covered the events pretty well. And I don't really wanna make a fool out of myself on my own thread (EPIC).

As previously told to you in person, CONGRATS ON THE OMORI JOB AND THE A5 YO

And pls pls pls lemme drive the E46 and A70

s t a y c l a s s y

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#293   2019-01-16 13:45          
# BigSmoke : First of all, thank you very much for accepting my visit and letting me stay for a while. You guys are simply the best! :thumbsup: :-X
The new year's eve prty was much wilder and more fun than I thought it would be, glad to make it out alive :))

Speaking of which, I wonder why did you give the nickname 'Mika' to your E46. Is it because you're a fan of one of these things? :))
It'll be interesting to see it's transformation to be a trackday weapon! ;)

Also OOOOOOOOOOHHHH so that's what you've done to the Supra lately! Man I love that paintjob to be honest! :thumbsup:
I'd like to see it runing on Wangan line and C1 someday!
And oh, I think I can help over the cleansing of the Audi. I just don't want to find bizzare, yucky things while cleaning it though :))

And of course congrats for your new job at Omori! I can see yourself raining money along the way already :)) :thumbsup:
ngl that's one of the dream places I want to go to someday! Also, should I get a solid, monthly job as well? Been thinking to apply as a teacher or tech support lately :morncoffee:

Ayeee its no biggie man! you're always welcome to come by our place. its a pretty big garage for the three of us so some more company sure does add to the spice ;) (and indeed, the SPICE was pretty SPICY)

The name Mika, you ask? well, quite honestly when i bought the car for some reason the first name that popped into my head was Mika. Y'know "M-3" and M for Mika you get the deal XD
C1 run on the Supra should be coming up pretty soon following a dyno run and a numbers check. send prayers so i dont crash and die ok
The Audi, oh dear i think i shouldnt talk about it if i do find some Vulgar material in it. But yeah if you're up for it, could use a hand in cleaning the cabin out! :D

i only wish i can Rain money down on myself so soon XDDDDD maybe if i work hard enough and bin a promotion tho hmmmmmmmmmm
Ngl you could get one for sure. Building cars for a living can only bring so much balance to your finances. Just yeah prepare to slow the builds down a bit XD

Added 1 minute later:

# Soju : That’s a big progress! And congrats for getting a job in Omori!
Thanks chief! guess i can provide parts to people straight from Nismo with quicker delivery now OuO

Added 2 minutes later:

# RocketBunnyS13 : wOAH THERE THIS WAS A PRETTY OVERWHELMING UPDATE

Yes indeed New Year was a BLESSED EXPERIENCE, both emotionally, and spiritually (bruh I transcended into the damn ASTRAL DIMENSION LIKE OMG). I'm not gonna talk about it on my thread anymore because I think you've covered the events pretty well. And I don't really wanna make a fool out of myself on my own thread (EPIC).

As previously told to you in person, CONGRATS ON THE OMORI JOB AND THE A5 YO

And pls pls pls lemme drive the E46 and A70

GLAD I HAVE OVERWHELMED!

lmao inb4 "instructions unclear, head caught in SR20DET camshaft bridge" you were sO CLOSE TO GETTING A HEART ATTACK OR SMTH LMFAOOO

ayeee thanks my dud! i can uhhhhh leave the keys at the garage before work tomorrow and you can take em all for a spin individually :-X


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

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#294   2019-01-16 15:29          
Damn man! Supra looks so good, white cars are fast cars, right? :thumbsup: Since I am "back" while being a functional human being let's go for a cruise on a Tokyo expressway, I can already imagine how good our cars will look side by side. ♥

Talking about our cars I would be really down to go for a rip on Tsukuba in our BMW's, both so colorful like aaah, lets organize something for March or something, cause I doubt that my E36' will be running properly sooner that spring.. :rolleyes:

And that Audi was a steal man, even though I am not a fan yours looks good as fuck, can't wait to see some proper changes on it man, *hint* *hint*.

Also congratulations of landing a job in Omori Factory man! It is definitely a dream come true, so now keep working hard and maybe they will let you touch the Z-Tune one day haha! Gonna pay you visit ASAP, and since you are working here please organize me brand new V-Spec II badge.. :rolleyes:

Much loves from me my dude!

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#295   2019-01-16 21:56          
Ayyyy looks like new year's eve was a blast for you guys lmao. Looks like you got straight back to work with your rides the day after! M3 got some nice little touches, but the Supra is now totally different! Man, the black and white turned out so well on it. That A5 was a nice find too, i've always liked the look of it! At least you have some kind of a proper daily haha. And how the hell did you get a job at Nismo?! While you said it's not so easy it must be lots of fun anyway! Well, if i'll need some Nismo parts in the future now i know who to ask. ;)

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#296   2019-01-18 07:32          
Lovely rides, I envy you guys... Takee me back to when I was with lagano building cars.....
Keep the pace up

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#297   2019-01-21 03:59          
Beautiful cars! :O
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#298   2019-01-31 00:08          
# MACKAY : Damn man! Supra looks so good, white cars are fast cars, right? :thumbsup: Since I am "back" while being a functional human being let's go for a cruise on a Tokyo expressway, I can already imagine how good our cars will look side by side. ♥

Talking about our cars I would be really down to go for a rip on Tsukuba in our BMW's, both so colorful like aaah, lets organize something for March or something, cause I doubt that my E36' will be running properly sooner that spring.. :rolleyes:

And that Audi was a steal man, even though I am not a fan yours looks good as fuck, can't wait to see some proper changes on it man, *hint* *hint*.

Also congratulations of landing a job in Omori Factory man! It is definitely a dream come true, so now keep working hard and maybe they will let you touch the Z-Tune one day haha! Gonna pay you visit ASAP, and since you are working here please organize me brand new V-Spec II badge.. :rolleyes:

Much loves from me my dude!

bit of a bummer man. Looked good, not good enough XD. got smth Black in mind rn. DONT TELL ME BLACK ISNT FAST PLS THX
And yes, after its all buttoned up, i'd need to take the Supra to a proper blast through the expressway anyways! you and maybe AJ and Marc tagging along would make it that much better! i will get absolutely mincemeaten by your BNR tho so thats a shame :))

Oh wow, literally the same thing i just said in E46 form. Meed to begin track car mods very soon and after that, i'd need to take it to Tsukuba! again, that much better with y'all around as well :-X

Indeed the Audi was a great deal for what it is. With all my shit going Sicko Mode i did need some car that i can drive around and still have some street-cred on. it was a great candidate!

Thanks for the good wishes man! Love back your way as well :-X

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# Lagano : Ayyyy looks like new year's eve was a blast for you guys lmao. Looks like you got straight back to work with your rides the day after! M3 got some nice little touches, but the Supra is now totally different! Man, the black and white turned out so well on it. That A5 was a nice find too, i've always liked the look of it! At least you have some kind of a proper daily haha. And how the hell did you get a job at Nismo?! While you said it's not so easy it must be lots of fun anyway! Well, if i'll need some Nismo parts in the future now i know who to ask. ;)

New years was indeed something else! and yeah i was pretty quick to get to my chariots XD. The Nismo job was a bit of a stroke of luck. Eternally grateful that it worked out! :)) and yeah, feel free to hmu for any Nismo parts that you need ;)
And thanks my dude!

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# Phonexius : Lovely rides, I envy you guys... Takee me back to when I was with lagano building cars.....
Keep the pace up

You still are building cars tho! im waiting to see what that R35 is gonna get :O
And thankss! :thumbsup:

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# DEADMANE : Beautiful cars! :O

Thanks man! your stuff is beautiful too! ;)

Added 27 seconds later:

.....JAPANESE ICON KINDA DAY


A thing i expected heartily when i revealed that i had a job at Nismo, is helping friends who drive cars from one of Japans most world-renowned brands, Nissan. and ofc, friends get quality stuff from Nismo, i get them the parts and thus help the branch. its a win-win situation!


Kicking that off with none other than MACKAY, who you may have seen has recently treated himself with a pristine condition, low mileage BNR34 V-Spec II (if not, GO PEEP HIS RP NOW!). Its all around PERFECTION this car, except from the fact that at some point it lost its rear V-Spec II badge. and well thats where i came in. He video-called me a few days ago to work something out, And just like that we had a plan!


Aside from the BNR-shenanigans, the mans is also building a BMW S54B32 for one of his E36's, and could use some actual experience of what a stock S54 engine felt like. So i came up with a suggestion that i take his BNR34 personally to Omori Factory, while leaving my E46 M3 at his garage. I can get the badging installed by official Nismo mechanic hands (among some other things), while he can keep my E46 for the day and y'know, see what the thing feels like. and ofc, i can see what a BNR34 in all its glory feels like! It was set. we'd meet at a Ramen-Sushi joint nearby both of us the next day.


NEXT DAY, 9 A.M.



I was expecting that i'd be the first one there, since MACKAY likes his sleep XD. But would you believe if i said we arrived at the same moment more or less? i turned my Right indicator on to turn into this alley that has the Restaurant, and coming from the opposite direction, Left indicator on, was the pearl white R34!



Upon parking up parallel to each other, we had a bit of gossip, a lot of Admiring each others vehicles, and (not) a lot of photos taken!




I think we can agree about how well the TE37's fit the car. aside from the tasteful Nismo body parts. Its kinda like Shez's DC5 that you saw on an earlier post. i.e. Everything flows so good! at around 50k kilometres only, it was pretty much a literal museum piece too. Ngl, just looking at it for a while has me wanting one quite bad



And ofc, my comparatively humble E46 parked behind



Right then, enough drooling (both over the cars and bc of hunger). was time to get going and get some breakfast!



We then proceeded to ABSOLUTELY FILL OURSELVES with some Makizushi and Miso Ramen, aside from two cups of coffee. It really was as delicious as the reviews about this restaurant said. overall, a great start to the day!


After getting our stomachs fullfilled and caffeine-requirements sorted, we headed off to MACKAYs garage. and me being the reckless mf that i (sometimes) am, i decided it would be a great idea to dump the clutch in 2nd gear. On a narrow-ish street. At about 9:30 a.m...



Could've ended much worse but gladly i didnt take it too far lmao. But well, another 20 or so minutes of pushing ourselves through narrow japanese streets later,


WELCOME TO MACKTOPIA!



he parked the daily-BNR outside, along with his Purple E36 (the one getting the S54) and instructed me to pull my car straight into his spot of the garage. After which i got to get a glance at his current stash of cars (missing the 370z but his wife drives that so)



On the lift, over my E46's roof is his ER34 GT-T. His drift car. With a full custom fabbed cage, widened rear, nismo bodykit, all-tweaked suspension, and lastly, a dying RB25DET XD. But that didnt matter since he may have smth up his sleeve to power this thing soon!




Then there was this Calypso Red 325i E36. Imported from Russia for a cheaper price than buying from Japan, Manual swapped, and now awaiting drift-spec goodies. He stated the car was for one of his friends who'd pick it up soon after it gets the drift components. Hmmmmmmm i wonder who



And lastly, the prime-piece. Sitting in all its majesty in front of all the other cars, the Racecar BNR34. Packing about a WHOPPING 1300 HP, now making (i think) a track car transition from a Wangan blaster with the all Carbon body panels, deleted headlights and what not.




Was a great experience looking at these cars but there was no denying, time being around 10 a.m., i WAS getting a bit late to work. Had informed my Senior the day before that i might be late due to the cause of bringing a customers car. But still, i had to get going pretty quick.


Took all the photos you just saw, traded car keys with MACKAY, recieved the payment for the new badge, and parted ways for the day.



I myself was beyond hyped for being able to experience a BNR34 first-hand. and dont worry lol MACKAY had briefed on how the clutch felt, the do's and dont's etc.


without further ado, i took a deep breath, and the key was turned. My ears were greeted with the delightful sound of a mostly untouched RB26DETT. while tuned ones may have a rather loud, sometimes even choppy aggressive idle, this car had just a sweet, smooth sound. From what i know only the muffler was changed and the rest was untouched on the exhaust, but nevertheless, it sounded great!



and just like that, off i went to work. Omori Factory.



Driving through usual Tokyo traffic, well, it felt like any other normal car apart from the sound. Which wasnt even particularly loud either. It wasnt unconfortable, shifting through the gears at cruising speeds felt very normal. It has HKS Hipermax coils that arent tuned aggressively. Again, pretty comfortable! Well this IS mack's current daily, and it very well ticks the "daily" category in my opinion. But of course it doesnt have all the creature-comforts an actual modern day, or even some older day daily candidate cars would have, but we dont need those do we XD. It was a bit low on Gas tho, so i took it onto myself to give 'er a top-up. Just regular pump fuel is what it runs on, and a full tank of that is what it got!



Only my Senior was aware that i was bringing a customer car in by myself. Which is why when i pulled up to the shop about 30mins later, Hoshino and Eiichi, my two most acquainted mechanics at Nismo were rather bamboozled. They both stared at the car in a sort of confused manner as i pulled it in and gradually came to a stop. i got out, laughed a bit and explained that this was a friends car and they went "OHHHHHHHHHHHH hai"



I then proceeded to give them the rundown on what the car needs. Ofc the V-spec II badge, some spray-cleaning of the lights, and an underbody checkup for any loose parts, tierods that need replacing etc. Hoshino then put the car on an empty lift to finish the underbody checkup first. And while he was it, i told him about something that MACKAY wanted to know. Which is just how "original" the car was. i.e. all OEM bits or not, no history of damage and so on. well apart from the coils and changed exhaust parts.



I left Hoshino-Kun at it to do all the stuff on the car while i kept my eye on the rest of the service bay. Came back about an hour later to see that he had already finished and parked the car to another side. Asked him about the car, and the man gave me an approval that it is as original as can get apart from the tuning parts. None of the suspension components needed replacing too. Well what else can one expect from a 50k kilometre well-cared car lmao. Tho In the end people say "its not a matter of how many kilometres, its a matter of how harsh the kilometres were". and in this cars case, the previous owner before MACKAY seemed to have not given it a lot of the 'harsh' environment. So yeah, Nismo approved pristine car! the taillights didnt need any work on them, just some spray cleaning on the headlights, and ofc the missing badge was fitted. Hosh' (yes thats what i like to call him nowadays) said it'd take a few hours for the glue to stiffen up a bit so i left the car there for the rest of the day.


LOVELY EVENING


Right then, with work finished for the day and the V-spec II badge dried enough, it was time to pull the car out of the garage. Went off to a nearby Parking area to send some photos of the (rather small change) end result to MACKAY




Told him that i'd get going home now, but then the craving got to me. I was yet to actually feel this car through some bends and this is a one-time chance, so i called Mack up. And straight asked him "BRO CAN I TAKE YOUR CAR THROUGH A BACKROAD ON THE WAY HOME PLS THANKS"
He said "UHHHHHHHHHH YEAH SURE. Just dont rev it over 6k or you are in trouble young man". i had that same thought in my head lmao. But yes, smth is better than nothing and underr 6000 RPM should be enough to feel how the car moves through bends. Hell i was set to not even use full throttle (and i didnt)


With the sun now setting, and giving off the reddish hue a clear-day sunset often gives, i turned off the main-roads that were now filling up with people returning from work, and onto a nearby backroad i knew about. Its not the most bendy-bendy, nor is it just straight and boring. And with the increasing amount of highway space and whatnot, it was rather unused as it was almost always a long-cut. But hey, that doesnt turn the aspiring petrolhead off does it XD



At this small straight upon entrance, i dropped the car down to third, RPM at a steady 5000. Here comes the first bend!



This being an almost hairpin turn, third gear at 75kph wouldnt suffice. So, brake, Drop to 2nd, CHUCK 'ER IN. and WEW i could already tell what the fuss behind this particular chassis has always been about. it doesnt feel exactly nimble, not even as nimble as my E46 does. but it felt sort of "at-home" to me. And dont get me wrong on that, it may not be as nimble as my E46, but it felt just as fast, actually maybe even faster with the power going through all the wheels! in no time, i was lost from judging how the car handled the course, to actually feeling the car. turn after turn went by, and i continued to smile like a kid with each of them.



Going back to my phrase there, "at-home", what i meant is just how planted and firm it feels through the turns. Now i cant tell if its the HKS Coils doing that, or even a combination of said coilovers and the Toyo R888 tires. but regardless. and keep in mind, im experiencing all this under 6000 RPM and at 75% throttle tops! thats also another thing about those sequential twin turbos. power all throughout the rev range!



With the course now coming to an end, i quickly got myself back to judging how the car felt. and well, WHAT AN ABSOLUTE JOY IT WAS! i sort of gave the steering wheel two happy taps like Jeremy Clarkson often does and flashed yet another smile. aaaaand conclusion? Well it showed me how wrong some people are when they look at one aspect of a car. how? well see like i said, it didnt feel very nimble. the BNR33 IS dubbed a boat and in terms of weight the BNR34 isnt far off. but still, did that contribute to a bad driving experience? HELL NO IT DIDNT!


With the road now straightening back off before merging into the crowded city lanes, i slowed down gradually and cruised my way back to Mackays place.



Think its safe to say, I WANT ONE. QUITE BAD NOW. (might start saving up for one??!)


And here we are. Safe and sound at home. in just the same condition i took it, but now with cleaner headlights, a new badge, and Omori-certified authenticity.



First thing MACKAY asked as i pulled it in, "how'd you like it boye?" i just said that in short it was BRILLIANT. We had a laugh about it too. Parked in one side of the shop and Mac then proceeded to examine the lights and the new badge.


It was a usual pretty long day at work and i got pretty tired. So i then told Mac that i'd get going. Shook hands, Bro-hugged, Reversed the M3 out of the garage, and off i went home.



Speaking of the M3, Mac said he had his fair share of fun with it, but i'd rather not spoil anything rn XD. Keep your eyes on his thread for the coverage!


NOW, LETS JUMP BACK TO PROGRESS ON MY CARS...


Starting off with the "beater" Audi A5, from which i already removed a lot of the "beater" characteristic. first things first, OH Y'ALL MUST LIKE SOME BLASPHEMY AYE?



Yes, those are authentic Nismo LMGT1's. R18 size. On an Audi. Yes. Ja. Yap. Hai.

Came across a good deal from Japonic a week or two back, these wheels were on his (now wrecked, F) R33 GTST, and he was selling them for 1800 V$ with tires! too good of a deal to pass so i copped em and had them shipped over. wasnt really a fan of the old SSR's on the car. CAN SAY, THIS LOOKS SUBSTANTIALLY BETTER imo!



Will agree they do look just a tad small, but yes these are, for now, temporary. Unless they grow on me too good. Sometime down the line i may switch to R19 BBS's of some sort but we'll see!



As for that contraption you see below the bumper there, yeah remember how i said i had a new exhaust on the garage for it? this is it!


What you're looking it is an AWE Tuning track edition exhaust, slightly modified now with the central Muffler now cut off. So, apart from the still restrictive downpipe, the exhaust now only has one reasonator on each side. AND NO GODDAMN LEAKS!



The sound quality showed a DAY AND NIGHT difference! i havent gotten to filming a clip of the exhaust myself, but heres one from ol' reliable YouTube *LINK*

That car from the YT video is more beefed up, and thats the slightly different Touring Edition exhaust, but its actually the way my car is going more or less so you can get an idea of how it sounds!


And lastly, we have some new (..used) seats! You may have seen on BigSmoke's thread that we took the old Recaro replicas off and cleaned the interior out. Well i proceeded to give the Recaros a good cleanup, before flipping them at a nearby UpGarage. what i got in exchange, also from the same UpGarage, were a set of Reclinable Bride Brix 1's in black and white!



i could've for sure gone with full bucket fixed brides/recaros/sparcos etc. but this is meant to be my most streetable car. So yeah reclinables seemed the way to go!



...ONTO THE M3


Yes i have said ONTO THE M3! MANY MODS LOTS OF PROGRESS! yeah no, not yet XD. the current mod i have given it is a new steering wheel. Replacing the old, rather weighted stock wheel with a traditional ATC Volanti KEY!S RACING wheel!



seats should be coming up next for this car. Waiting for those to arrive!



And before i conclude, The Supra.


ALREADY TIME FOR A MAKEOVER! Well, ik what you're thinking, that was rather short-lived. But ngl the livery wasnt bad or anything, it was just missing "flavor" so to put. I looked at pics of my old (now wrecked, F x2) S14, in all its glorious Mine's phase, and it kept telling me that my Supra now was lacking quality. SOOO yeah. im taking the exterior apart more or less. Expect it to return in a whole new look!



That'll be it for now. As always, thank you for stopping by~! ;)




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- BMW E46 M3
- Toyota Chaser JZX100 Tourer S
- BMW E36 325i
- Nissan 200SX Hatchback

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#299   2019-01-31 05:21          
What a big update! I wish I could experience the mint-condition R34 as well!
Also, really nice mods you added to Audi and BMW! Still waiting for that Supra update :)

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#300   2019-01-31 07:18          
AAAAHHH so that's what you talked about in the video call back then! :O
Gettig keys to Mack's car felt like a distant dream at times but you finally did it AAAAAAAA :O
Glad to see Nismo boys approving it too! :D

Ngl the LMGTs actually fit the Audi very well! Though ofc at first I was like "NANI?" :))
Even almost mistaken it to a Regamaster Evo wheels......definitely both you and Japonic have delicate taste on wheels man ;)

Hmmmmm what are you going to do now with the Supra? Let's see........... :morncoffee:
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#301   2019-01-31 14:34          
# Soju : What a big update! I wish I could experience the mint-condition R34 as well!
Also, really nice mods you added to Audi and BMW! Still waiting for that Supra update :)

the R34 was just something else man
And thanks! stay WOKE for the supra xd


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#302   2019-01-31 16:23          
Euro cars with Japan wheels <3 love phoenix yellow on gold rg2 !
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#303   2019-01-31 19:14          
JEEEEZZZZ. You are now officially cooler than Marc (because you were already cooling than me) for actually OWNING A BNR34 FOR A DAY. ME JELLY. On the other hand, I'm happy for MACKAY, I'm sure he's satisfied with what's happened to it on your exchange. Did you ask him how your car felt in comparison to his usual commute of R34s?

LMGT1S ON AN AUDI WHAT IZ U DOING (ngl I lowkey dig but it's goING AGAINST EVERY FIBER OF MY VERY BEING)

And mind if I borrow your SSRs? Putting em on the S15 as rollers for now. Still gotta get the new stretched tires mounted on the R34s

This post was edited by RocketBunnyS13 (2019-02-14 07:29, 69 days ago)

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#304   2019-01-31 22:54          
# BigSmoke : AAAAHHH so that's what you talked about in the video call back then! :O
Gettig keys to Mack's car felt like a distant dream at times but you finally did it AAAAAAAA :O
Glad to see Nismo boys approving it too! :D

Ngl the LMGTs actually fit the Audi very well! Though ofc at first I was like "NANI?" :))
Even almost mistaken it to a Regamaster Evo wheels......definitely both you and Japonic have delicate taste on wheels man ;)

Hmmmmm what are you going to do now with the Supra? Let's see........... :morncoffee:

It wasnt only about getting keys tho XD
Only got the keys for a purpose and thankfully i could fullfill it!

Yeah i feel the same tbh. Dunno if said R19 wheels would fit better but we shalt see ;)

The Supra? oh uhhhhhhhhhh
COMPLETE ALL AROUND MISHMASH

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# DEADMANE : Euro cars with Japan wheels <3 love phoenix yellow on gold rg2 !

EU bois on JDM wheels are truly a very epic combo man! i think i even have a fetish for that
And thanks! :-X

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# RocketBunnyS13 : JEEEEZZZZ. You are now officially cooler than Marc (because you were already cooling than me) for actually OWNING A BNR34 FOR A DAY. ME JELLY. On the other hand, I'm happy for MACKAY, I'm sure he's satisfied with what's happened to it on your exchange. Did you ask him how your car felt in comparison to his usually commute of R34s?

LMGT1S ON AN AUDI WHAT IZ U DOING (ngl I lowkey dig but it's goING AGAINST EVERY FIBER OF MY VERY BEING)

And mind if I borrow your SSRs? Putting em on the S15 as rollers for now. Still gotta get the new stretched tires mounted on the R34s

BREH CALM DOWN I ONLY TOOK IT TO GET A BADGE FITTED :))
but, now that ive said it, will a BNR34 be coming soon? idk, lets see where time takes us.

I did ask him about how the M3 felt but hey, like i said, not gonna spoil it before his update ;) better to hear it from his mouth right? XD

YES JUST LIKE YOUR LS SWAPPED RX7'S GO AGAINST ME BOYE X-(

sure thing! they're just lying around for now. usage for it should come soon tho ;) but yeah for sure put em on Ichigo


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- BMW E46 M3
- Toyota Chaser JZX100 Tourer S
- BMW E36 325i
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#305   2019-02-01 21:27          
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I fucking love german cars on Japanese wheels , great wheel choice man !

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#306   2019-02-03 14:57          
We should hit that spot to eat out more often haha, I really enjoyed and I am sure I will be going there more often, lets make it a spot for crew to meet. :))

But damn man, I am glad that you enjoyed your time with the GTR', and I can't thank you enough for taking it to Omori for all those things, saved me a bunch of time and you also get to do cool shit and experience new things, so win win situation for both of us, will definitely be visiting Omori more in upcoming months. Also spending day with the E46 helped me quite a lot too with S54' build, I have all the right photos and info that I needed, way better than driving around looking for shit or sourcing the net, hands on experience is the way.

As for the "race car" GTR', nah it ain't transforming from wangan car to track car, it will stay true to its roots but in more extreme way haha.

You dude are putting jap wheels on euro cars and I been putting euro wheels on JDM cars haha, nonetheless it looks fucking good not to mention that I can't wait to see your Supra in all its glory after makeover.

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#307   2019-02-05 12:41          
Boiii these cars really gave me a big nuttt

Also, it's fun to meet you, AJ, Big Smoke on our new year's eve. Let's meet again sometimes!




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#308   2019-02-05 15:39          
# Shez : Boiii these cars really gave me a big nuttt

Also, it's fun to meet you, AJ, Big Smoke on our new year's eve. Let's meet again sometimes!

EYYYY LOOK WHO'S BACK MAN :pimping:
Yeah, it's really fun to meet you too, finally we can see your clean DC5 here in the land of rising sun! :thumbsup:
Sure, let's meet again sometimes!
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#309   2019-02-05 15:49          
# BigSmoke : EYYYY LOOK WHO'S BACK MAN :pimping:
Yeah, it's really fun to meet you too, finally we can see your clean DC5 here in the land of rising sun! :thumbsup:

AYYYY BIG SMOKE! how's ur number 9s man? jk hahaha

# BigSmoke :Sure, let's meet again sometimes!
Cool XD




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#310   2019-02-19 13:05          
# Nightrunner : AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

I fucking love german cars on Japanese wheels , great wheel choice man !

SO DO I! thanks man :D

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# MACKAY : We should hit that spot to eat out more often haha, I really enjoyed and I am sure I will be going there more often, lets make it a spot for crew to meet. :))

But damn man, I am glad that you enjoyed your time with the GTR', and I can't thank you enough for taking it to Omori for all those things, saved me a bunch of time and you also get to do cool shit and experience new things, so win win situation for both of us, will definitely be visiting Omori more in upcoming months. Also spending day with the E46 helped me quite a lot too with S54' build, I have all the right photos and info that I needed, way better than driving around looking for shit or sourcing the net, hands on experience is the way.

As for the "race car" GTR', nah it ain't transforming from wangan car to track car, it will stay true to its roots but in more extreme way haha.

You dude are putting jap wheels on euro cars and I been putting euro wheels on JDM cars haha, nonetheless it looks fucking good not to mention that I can't wait to see your Supra in all its glory after makeover.

Hell yea! its a great meetup spot for the bois! good food, not that crowded, central japan vibes! :))

Thank YOU for letting me enjoy it my dude! it was an absolute blast to drive that beauty even under 6000RPM! and im glad the E46 helped you out too! Hyped for what becomes of your S54 build now

OHHHH that explains it. The carbon and deleted headlights got me thinking its gonna become some Time Attack monster xD

JDM wheels on EU/US cars a sort of a blessing to me ngl :)) thanks btw! much love

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# Shez : Boiii these cars really gave me a big nuttt

Also, it's fun to meet you, AJ, Big Smoke on our new year's eve. Let's meet again sometimes!

GO CHANGE PANTS

Aye it was great to meet you too! and since you're now in Tokyo as well, we rly should meet up much often ;)

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.........GARAGE GARAGE


The past weeks have rather surprisingly seen quite a lot of progress on my cars. All of them have one change or two done, and now here i am to update y'all with it!


TO START OFF, THE AUDI A5

On my last update i left it off with a new exhaust and wheels, and a missing rear diffuser. Well now my new OEM style, twin exit rear diffuser had arrived and i put it on there using the same bolts that holstered the old, single exit one.



except if you look closer, the hood is opened. You may ask why the hood is open for a diffuser install. and well thats where it gets interesting. The diffuser isnt the ONLY part new part that this car has recently gotten. We're now looking at a new APR Carbonio intake kit, as well as, finally, a CHIEF component in tuning these sorts of cars, an APR Stage 2 ECU Chip kit. Which essentially utilises the bolt-ons to their maximum, aside from actually removing the engines production-bottlenecks. following a retune, with the boltons and that chip im already looking at somewhere over 280hp. How much did it actually make? more on that a bit later!



Following the 1 and a half hour long installation of the ECU chip, and a 20min installation of the new intake and diffuser, i gave the car a full Oil change (Mobil1 5W40 synthetic) and Coolant change which was also overdue. And then off i was to get it retuned!




Right then. Arrived, loaded up, strapped down, time for below-4500rpm base runs!



After the base runs were noted and the tuners computer had all the required info, it was time for the actual retune. Was expecting it to be quite a tricky one for the tuner, Daijiro-san. A japanese man who you'd think mostly tunes japanese cars. But apparently he's tuned a handful of Mk6 and Mk7 VW Golfs as well around here. and some BMW's too! The A5 containing basically the same powerplant as the Golfs, he knew his way around it



I was a bit on-the-edge when he was retuning the car, hoping i hadn't messed up anywhere on the ECU chip installation, even though i had triple-checked the installation manuals during the process. In the end, turned it i didnt mess up, fortunately


As Daijiro-san did continued doing his magic, the cars sound and presence was starting to change dramatically! It now had a deeper, more aggressive sound coming out of that 2.0T, as well as an essential in these cars, POPS AND BANGS! its basically a symphony at deceleration. Oh and not to mention the occasional small flames!



Alright then, after almost an hour of tinkering around, the final result was a pretty healthy

305hp, 347 lb-ft!

Almost 25hp more than i had expected, and ofc that LOVELY torque number! ngl, very pleased with the results! but apparently thats not even all yet. Dai-san said the tune is currently a bit bottlenecked, by the Stock intercooler. He's tuned it to accomodate an aftermarket FMIC, which would further boost the power to an estimated 320hp! W E W


With that all done, Dai-san warned me to not get on it too hard too many times unless i want to blow the stock intercooler up in the middle of the road, but well one or two redlines wouldnt harm (FMIC should be coming for this car next). I then thanked him for his services another time, paid him what was due, and set off for WestKyo.



Upon getting on the freeway, it was basically my DUTY to check out how the car felt upon full throttle now. AND BOY OH BOY IS IT GOOD
minus the drivetrain loss, we got about 285ish HP going through all 4 wheels of a mid-1400 kg Audi. It was very zippy and produced all the right noises! the stock turbo is a rather small quick spooling one too so it wasnt all high end power. Upon decel, pops and bangs! upon shifting, subtle DSG coughs! (or DSG farts as the internet calls it). its an all around lovely daily driver now, safe to say!



...NOW ONTO MIKA, MY E46 M3!

this ol' girl has had a bit of an unfortunate incident a few weeks ago, as you may have seen on BigSmokes thread. (if not, WHAT EVEN ARE U DOING HERE RN SMH). If you recall, a Sake-influenced teen on a Prius stormed towards us on the wrong side of the road. while Smoke and AJ could barely maneuver away, i was lucky, yet not-lucky. I DID maneuver away. But just not early enough.



As both Smoke and AJ turned away, the Prius drivers slowed-down brain finally noticed he was on the wrong side. He moved sharply to the right, and so did i. And heres where my small portion of good luck came in, the Prius' rear left door brushed my front bumper as we both turned opposite. He didnt stop, in fact he floored it and disappeared before we could get a hold of him, while i drove straight up a footpath which wasnt crowded at that hour. it being slightly higher than my car is, the front splitter got ripped off. And the pressure from the adhesive caused the whole front bumper to tilt upwards a bit. wheres my luck in here you ask? well this could've ended much, MUCH worse if the Prius driver didnt notice me. (could've even resulted in my M3 getting totalled. YIKES)



After getting my breath back from the incident that just went down, i looked at the car properly to realize its not THAT bad damage either. in fact its only just the whole front bumper assembly that needs to be replaced (or even just repainted) and im set. I was initially on the verge of ETERNAL DEPRESSION, but after looking clearly, its all good thankfully. i took the splitter off, put it in the back seats, and drove back home.


A few days later, i decided since the car needs a new bumper now, i might as well use this for a FULL overhaul of the car which is quite over-due now. What i mean is, finally turning it to a track toy that i initially bought the car for. starting with the front bumper i slowly began to take the car apart.




FAST FORWARD TO PRESENT DAY,

This is how she sits at the moment!



A bit of weird sight but yes, its now stting on R16 STEELIES that came with a certain other car (you'll see what in a bit OuO). Where'd the RG2's go? well they're currently off for a tire change. for the purpose its being built, the current Potenza's on the RG2's wouldnt have sufficed. Maybe i'll use Toyo R888's? Maybe ADVAN AD08's? we'll see!


aside from that the stock seats are also out of the car, to ofc make room for smth more track oriented.



if you browse your eyes through this photo, you'll notice the exhaust is missing. Well im on the process of fabbing up my own custom exhaust setup for this car too! Stock one was a bit too quiet apart from the obvious bottlenecks. And then theres smth you cant see that deems the car completely undrivable as of now, the Fuel tank is currently off the car too. Why is that? well im also gonna fab up some easy-to-make rear subframe reinforcement pieces. To counter the common faulty rear subframe issues that plague the whole E46 lineup.



The car will also need coilovers and maybe a new optional big brake kit. Gonna have to brainstorm a bit about what route to go for those but yeah, for now, this is how she sits! gradually getting converted to a track racer!


HMMMMM WHERE'D THE STEELIES COME FROM?


Remember on my last update a few weeks ago, where i showed a certain Calypso Red BMW E36 325i that MACKAY was building for one of his friends?

WELL GUESS WHAT, THAT "FRIEND" IS ME!


Say hello to my new personal Drift car! the chassis often nicknamed the German S13 in the Euro drift scene, now in Japan! like i already said, its an E36 325i, Calypso Red. Exterior mods being M3 mirrors and an M3 wing.



Under the hood its powered by a 2.5 liter i6 M50B25 engine. Originally auto, now converted to a ZF 5speed manual, bone-stock otherwise with just shy of 190hp.



interior wise everything is still pretty much stock and in average condtion apart from an M3 steering wheel.



You may ask, if the engine is stock and so is the interior, what did MACKAY even do to the car? well his work lies in the suspension! the car currently sits on 17" Volk TE37's that i traded with AJ like a month or two ago. came with some 225 kumho's all around. they were collecting dust for all this time and i finally found good use for them!
As for said MACKAYS work, the car has fully redone by-hand knuckles and tie rods up front. To give more than enough angle to toss the thing around Ebisu nishi for instance. It also got a welded 3.91 rear differential. im basically looking at a coilover install, engine boltons and im set to slide it about with huge smiles on my face. Hell i could probably take it to an event RIGHT NOW and have some pure grass roots fun, but its just the body roll from the stock springs would be a bit on the bad side xD



The price i paid? a very modest V$4500 for this grass roots drift package! Ngl thanks for hooking me up Mac!



....AAAAAAND ANOTHER ONE


As you may have seen on AJ's thread (if not, again, WHAT R U DOIN HERE FAM), a few weeks ago the guy got given a MAD deal of not one, but TWO EU-spec Nissan 200SX's by Bosnian resident, and our friend Ben (Phonexius) for only like 4500$. One was the legit build, which came with a CA18DET (albeit off the car but ready to go in), and the other one which was used a parts donor for said legit build. Since AJ wouldnt rly need the parts donor, i decided i'd claim it!



Here we are then! 1990 Nissan 200SX rolling shell. LHD, pretty busted paint (swirls everywhere), mostly missing front, mostly missing interior, cut rear quarters, mostly missing rear end.


Looking at it i can already tell this will be a ROLLERCOASTER of a build just because of how blank it is rn. condition wise, beforehand when the car arrived it was dirty, like VERY dirty. Dirtier than AJ's one was. but well i took my time to give it a full wash before presenting it to y'all. not like it made a big difference cuz it still looks like a POS xD it has some small patches of rust by where the rear subframe is. but apart from that its pretty much rust free. the small patches are fully repairable. the car is still pretty much one color apart from the mismatched fender there, which also has two missing bolts, hence the bent fitment.



It came on stock zenki 4lug teardrops that are in pretty shitty condition as well. and stock suspension with stock brakes. both of which are probably also busted rn.



Inside, like i said, a LOT is missing. The front and rear seats, stock carpeting, multimedia unit, doorcars are all gone. apart from that, it still has the roof liner, the side panels of the rear seats, and the trunk carpeting.



Instead of the front passenger seat there, it has a stock sharknose front bumper thats all cracked and mangled xD



And ofc lastly we have the empty engine bay. A LOT of thinking has gone into what i want sitting in here, hurling the car around whatever its moving though. But finally i think i have made up my mind. You'll see it all in good time!



AND NOW LASTLY, WE HAVE MY CROWN JEWEL. THE JZA70.


As i have told the previous iteration which lasted like a week grew out of me pretty quickly. the whole thing just didnt flow right. Hence i decided i would switch it up PRONTO in an attempt to make the looks match the grunt.


Did i pass at that? did i fail? you let me know!

Here we are bois!



Just like the 200SX's engine choice, this cars looks occupied a LOT of my mind lately. i got carried away at work quite a few times just thinking what sort of look i want on it, what sort of livery would fit it best, what bodykit is the way to go, and so on. In the end, THIS is what it came down to. Replacing the old white wrap with a simple, yet aggressive Grey, and ofc the heap of body mods it now has.



Starting off with the rear end, where ive decided to be a bit of a madman, i cut the dual tip off of the straight pipe exhaust, and cut a hole on the rear bumper to route the exhaust through it instead. it took a lot of work and it was quite complicated but in the end i managed to barely work it out! then i cut another hole in the middle for a functional tow hook just in case, and lastly, to top it off, a fully functional metal diffuser. been working on designing this diffuser for quite a long while now and it finally came to fruition! the rear end now looks like a full on racecar, while the rest of the body still has hints of street-car on it. Now ik the rear stock bumper doesnt exactly line up well with the bodykit otherwise, but its a sacrifice i willed to make for the functional diffuser xD


Oh and ofc the old Regulus wing is off the car already, and it currently rocks a custom GT-wing that took a lot of sourcing to find.



and now to the rest of the body, which also rocks parts that took a lot of sourcing, it has an old-style BOMEX front bumper, and Kaminari sideskirts now. i also got some stock Spec-G tiny overfenders to compliment the wheel fitment a bit more. (speaking of the wheels, the tyres are now switched to Toyo R888's. the old tyre setup was sold at an UpGarage!). And we have a new stock-style Carbon fiber hood with race hoodpins on it, sourced from the UpGarage where i sold my old tires.


And the last new mod for new is actually one for the interior. A MOMO Trek steering wheel. which reminds me that the car needs gauges and other interior equipment like ASAP too. Gotta mount up the PowerFC controller as well damn. but yeah, all in good time hopefully



After the installation of the gauges, i can finally take the car to a dyno for a power number (which is also long overdue at this point smh)I might also end up adding some small part manufacturer stickers here and then on the body. We'll see!



I think that wraps up todays update. As always, thank you very much for stopping by! enjoy this photobomb of the Supra's current iteration! ;)








This post was edited by Niatross (2019-02-19 13:16, 63 days ago)


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

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#311   2019-02-19 13:51          
Glad to see the A5 coming up nicely, nice exhaust choice as well! Also COME ON MAN I know you can actually make it head-to-head with RS4s! :thumbsup:

Also glad Mika (I'm currently holding myself from adding 'Jougasaki' on the back) actually survived the incident with only a scratch man. I still could remember the panic and horror as we roll quickly to a dim-lit parking space to check the damage, all heat and sweat pouring out from us and our cars.
And oh of course you had to change the exhaust, you gotta spread the joy of the inline 6 orchestra to the world man! :))

Even in bone stock form we can see Mackay's magic on the 325i, which, as we know it, well-proven on every single discipline. If you're going to make it as a grassroot drifter, I'd say keep that exterior intect. For the engine, I'd say you know the best :D

With the 325i serving as a grassroot drifter, what are you going to do with the S13? Though I have already an inside info on what engine it would have H I H E. (After all you've got a lot of them regarding my S15 :D ) And oh, my SR20 is still on for sale ;)

And OOOOOOHHMYGOOOOOOOOOOOD I just love that new setup for the A70 maaaan :o
It's just the right amount of grey and has that retro-contemporary 90s vibes that still looks strong today :-X
All you need is simply the K-S logo slapped on the side......or maybe no need to do it at all, as you've establised yourself as an icon with this! :pimping:
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#312   2019-02-19 14:54          
glad the e36 is ok and that supra exhales 90's i like it
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#313   2019-02-19 15:07          
Very nice supra :-X

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#314   2019-02-19 15:46          
That is a huuuge update!

All your rides have been all improved, or seeking to improve in the future!

I'd love to see that 200SX finished, and the A70 Supra looks just ideal :)

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#315   2019-02-19 19:43          
GAWWWWDDD BEST GA/JZA70 ON THIS SIDE OF THE NET, CALLING IT RIGHT NOW @};-

And nice to see you finally brought your RS13U home. First one to finish his S13 treats his mates out for a spectacular dinner :awesome:

(hOLY shit I still can't stop looking at the Soup, everything flows well actually, the diffuser matches the vibe all around, who knew Bomex, Kaminari, and some custom fab work could bring the whole car together so nicely! I also much prefer the current (Battleship?) Gray over the basic white with black lining. :-X )

And hMMMMM what are you cooking up for your E46 you sneaky sneak

s t a y c l a s s y

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#316   2019-02-19 21:31          
Wow, all of your cars got some major changes lately! Especially the Supra, didn't see that one coming. Now it looks like a sick racecar, the big wing and exhaust placement confirm it! I would put the exhaust under the diffuser or something like that but hey, you made it look a bit more special. Talking about racecars, is the M3 going to be another one? :rolleyes: E36 looks promising too, should be a very fun drift car and it will stand out from all the S13s! Oh wait, you got one too. :)) What kind of build will that one be? It needs a lot of work so take your time on it, just like for your M3!

Also don't mod the A5 too much, while you have many projects to work on i suggest you to keep it reliable :P

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#317   2019-02-20 19:45          
oH MY GOD , The Supra looks fucking amazing boyo ! Also congrats on the E36 my dude !

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#318   2019-02-24 19:27          
# BigSmoke : Glad to see the A5 coming up nicely, nice exhaust choice as well! Also COME ON MAN I know you can actually make it head-to-head with RS4s! :thumbsup:

Also glad Mika (I'm currently holding myself from adding 'Jougasaki' on the back) actually survived the incident with only a scratch man. I still could remember the panic and horror as we roll quickly to a dim-lit parking space to check the damage, all heat and sweat pouring out from us and our cars.
And oh of course you had to change the exhaust, you gotta spread the joy of the inline 6 orchestra to the world man! :))

Even in bone stock form we can see Mackay's magic on the 325i, which, as we know it, well-proven on every single discipline. If you're going to make it as a grassroot drifter, I'd say keep that exterior intect. For the engine, I'd say you know the best :D

With the 325i serving as a grassroot drifter, what are you going to do with the S13? Though I have already an inside info on what engine it would have H I H E. (After all you've got a lot of them regarding my S15 :D ) And oh, my SR20 is still on for sale ;)

And OOOOOOHHMYGOOOOOOOOOOOD I just love that new setup for the A70 maaaan :o
It's just the right amount of grey and has that retro-contemporary 90s vibes that still looks strong today :-X
All you need is simply the K-S logo slapped on the side......or maybe no need to do it at all, as you've establised yourself as an icon with this! :pimping:

With a bigger turbo, its definitely possible to surpass those big V8's with the smaller 2.0Ts xD

Indeed. that was one helluva conclusion to a helluva evening! And yeah ofc i had to give it an Exhaust xD no point keeping the stock pipes on anymore ;)

Yeah you read my mind there. I dont really plan going widebody or anything of that nature on the 325i. Maybe just some cosmetic parts here and there and its already a good looking car! Plus the last thing i'd want is "all show and no go" :))
As for the S13, that thing will be a biweekly street car for when im feeling like i need some adrenaline on my way to work xD

AYE im glad you love the A70's current look! After a shit ton of brainstorming it came down to this grey and ngl, i'm VERY HAPPY that it did! :-X

Added 34 seconds later:

# Sleepin mOnkey : glad the e36 is ok and that supra exhales 90's i like it

Aye thanks man! love your cars too :-X

Added 25 seconds later:

# Japonic : Very nice supra :-X

Thankss man! :-X

Added 1 minute later:

# Soju : That is a huuuge update!

All your rides have been all improved, or seeking to improve in the future!

I'd love to see that 200SX finished, and the A70 Supra looks just ideal :)

Oh dont worry, you will see the 200SX finished someday ;) . And thanks my dude! @};-

Added 2 minutes later:

# RocketBunnyS13 : GAWWWWDDD BEST GA/JZA70 ON THIS SIDE OF THE NET, CALLING IT RIGHT NOW @};-

And nice to see you finally brought your RS13U home. First one to finish his S13 treats his mates out for a spectacular dinner :awesome:

(hOLY shit I still can't stop looking at the Soup, everything flows well actually, the diffuser matches the vibe all around, who knew Bomex, Kaminari, and some custom fab work could bring the whole car together so nicely! I also much prefer the current (Battleship?) Gray over the basic white with black lining. :-X )

And hMMMMM what are you cooking up for your E46 you sneaky sneak

*cue John Cena "Are you sure about that" meme*

OH hell yes! even though im pretty sure its gonna be you who's finishing first xD dinner at Mickey D's ok thx

Glad you love the Supra my dud :-X (pink slip race when)

E46 IS UHHHHHHHHHH
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.......IMPORTANT DYNO RUN


From the title you can probably already guess what im starting this weeks update off with. Past Wednesday after work i wasnt feeling as tired as normal. Maybe its because of that strong cup of coffee that Eiichi-kun (one of my well-acquainted Nismo mechanics) had offered me at 7p.m. but whatever the reason, i decided to make do of the energy. Called up Daijiro-san again for a chilly evening Dyno appointment. Unfortunately his shop was rather packed that day so the only way would have to be going over at about 10:30 p.m., and he'd stay a bit over time for me. Welp, since its an overdue matter, i decided to take the chance nonetheless.



Fired and warmed the Supra up once again for the week. To go fetch some concrete evidence of just how much thrust she's putting out.



After a 20 minute lovely drive with whirlwinds of turbo sounds and cool near-midnight wind in my head, i arrived at Dai-san's place.
Was a bit worried the car wouldnt clear the ramp to the dyno and i'd have to take the bumper off and shit, but it turns out it cleared it, by just a hair.



Right then, locked and loaded, computer connected to the PowerFC ECU for monitoring, hood popped.


LES GO



In a matter of seconds as Dai-san began to get on the throttle, the rather LOUD yet beautiful sounds of the 1JZ VVTi and the Greddy T78 turbo filled the whole shop, and maybe some of the outside neighborhood too. And its not just, this car likes to shoot quite some flames on decel and those create QUITE SOME SOUND!



AND NOW, THE NUMBERS. cue drumroll.......

621HP, 607 lb-ft !

dunno bout you, but for me thats already MORE THAN ENOUGH! the goal with the build being somewhere around 550hp, im very VERY happy with this power figure (and keep in mind its still on stock pistons!) Marc has done a splendid job on the ECU tune. Gotta treat the mans with some food xD


Most of the 621Hp, or loss-calculated 530WHP through the rear wheels, kick in at above like 4000RPM, with the Rev limit being set at 7300. The spool up time is a bit long as you'd expect with a build like this, but when the turbo does spool up, the KICK IS INSANE!


....ONTO THE EARLY DEPARTURE OF THE AUDI


On my last update i mentioned this car now awaits an Aftermarket FMIC. Well i finally got delivery of a kit and secured it on in 30mins. The kit in question is an Airtec full FMIC bolt-on kit, which replaces the stock one with a traditional higher flowing aluminium FMIC.




And now it comes to explaining that header. If you're not already familiar with it, AJ (RocketBunnyS13) recently sold his daily driver, a 2018 Honda Civic FC1, and there was nothing yet to fill that gap on his collection of cars. And another fact was, he's more of an Audi-loving and knowing guy than i am. And on my side, while the A5 was a GREAT car for daily usage, i kinda had the craving for something spicier, more raw again. Cuz in the end, the daily driver is the car i'll interact with the most throughout the days. So over dinner one day, we came to middle grounds and i offered AJ to buy my car. At first he resisted, but in the end when i explained my sudden craving, he agreed to take the car happily, being the Audi-head that he is. We agreed upon a price of V$ 12,000 due to all the restoration work and mods that has gone into the car. The only thing i retained ownership of was the whole set of the Nismo LMGT1's, which i'd like to utilise on the 200SX in the future. later on i put the car back on the SSR Type-C's and just like that yet another of my cars goes to AJ!


Goodbye then, you've been a great car to drive for the past month and a half.


I'M ALREADY CHASER

(dead asf meme but ok)

Ever just come across a deal thats way too good to pass, regardless of what happens after you make the purchase? yeah, this is one of those cases.

Say hello to the new show-car build, a member of a chassis that i ABSOLUTELY ADORE!
A 1998 Toyota Chaser JZX100 Tourer S!


Starting off with the technical stuff, this is a Tourer S, i.e. automatic, 1JZ-GE powered. Bone-effin-stock. and this one doesnt have the optional aero kit as well. but apart from the engine and transmission, and said aero kit, AFAIK everything on this car is the same as you'd get on the much more sought-after Tourer V models (1JZ-GTE M/T ones)



i already have a handful of builds going on, so why did i buy this car you may ask. Well, like i already said, i got a MAD deal for it in this condition and i simply COULD NOT turn it down. here's the original ad-



YES, THAT IS AN ACTUAL VERIFIED ONLY 37,XXX KILOMETRES. (or 22,XXX miles), for a price of JUST V$2690!

How on earth is it going for that price then? well simple answer, it was owned by an old man since brand new and apparently he didnt have anyone to pass the car forward to, nor did he have use of selling it at about double the price. So here it was, in absolute pristine condition, going for a STEAL of a price, and here i was, lucky enough to scoop it!



The interior is as i said, PRISTINE. Basically everything works and theres sign of basic wear and tear only bc of the cars age.




Exterior wise the paint was in average condition. theres not many swirls here and there and a wash and polish should bring it up back to brand new condition! (that is if i dont wrap/respray it. We'll see xD)



Plans for the car? Well im for sure gonna do a full Tourer V drivetrain swap. 1JZ-GTE, R154, all of it. And then maybe i'll try to achieve a good stance along with overall good looks, for a simple street cruiser that i can take to meets every now and then. Oh and if the E36 is down, i can take it drifting too! But yes, i absolutely LOVE the Toyota X-chassis in general and probably would've gotten one in the future even if this deal didnt exist xD
And also now that the A5 is sold, i can daily drive it for a few days to a week. After that, maybe i'll cover it up and park it for a while to concentrate on other builds? Maybe i'll set the 200SX aside to focus on this one first? idk, we shall see!


Anyways, guess that concludes todays update. As always, thank you for dropping by! ;)



Added 15 minutes later:

# Lagano : Wow, all of your cars got some major changes lately! Especially the Supra, didn't see that one coming. Now it looks like a sick racecar, the big wing and exhaust placement confirm it! I would put the exhaust under the diffuser or something like that but hey, you made it look a bit more special. Talking about racecars, is the M3 going to be another one? :rolleyes: E36 looks promising too, should be a very fun drift car and it will stand out from all the S13s! Oh wait, you got one too. :)) What kind of build will that one be? It needs a lot of work so take your time on it, just like for your M3!

Also don't mod the A5 too much, while you have many projects to work on i suggest you to keep it reliable :P

Once again, im glad you like the Supra man! :-X
The M3, well somewhat racecar yes. dont actually know how far i wanna take it but lets see xD
The S13 like ive stated on Smokes reply there, is gonna be another street build. you'll see of what sort ;)

Yeah the FMIC was the last mod from my side xD


Added 40 seconds later:

# Nightrunner : oH MY GOD , The Supra looks fucking amazing boyo ! Also congrats on the E36 my dude !

Aye thanks man! your cars look good too!

This post was edited by Niatross (2019-02-24 19:50, 58 days ago)


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

11000rpm

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#319   2019-02-24 20:16          
621hp out of a 1jz? thats r a d af(although we can output 600hp range without much trouble)
and you bought a chaser!! I highly recommend to visit Aho's garage in Aichi, he'll surely perform an 'magic wand' on it,
not to mention you can see progress of my JZX 2019 project there, Aho said that he's sourced Kami-Sama's special touch on it recently.

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#320   2019-02-24 21:13          
621 HP JFC WHAT THE SHIT IS THAT WHEEL HORSE ORRRRR... Anyway GODDAMN I'm totally gonna get smonked now

And ayyy still gotta do a write-up on the A5 next week but regardless, I congratulate you on your fresh JZX100, a perfect blank canvas (which is also a worse daily than the A5 ngl :^))

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