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Renaruto

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#1   2019-03-24 13:43          
IT CONTINUES!


YES! It's true! I'm back!

Some of you were probably wondering why my old thread suddenly vanished again.. Well.. Stuff changed a lot yet again.

We kinda disbanded as Garage Contraband and everyone did their own thing the last few months. But that didn't mean it's the end of our garage!!


I actually took over our old workshop and rebuilt it into my own!

To pay for the whole building and renovation I sadly had to sell all my previous projects..
But don't worry - we might still see them here and there!

One thing that's actually pretty crazy is that I'm about to make this whole thing my actual job. I'm actually working at the Upgarage that I was previously working at before Garage Contraband but just to make some extra money before reopening the garage officially.

With all that covered and done I still had 20.000V$ over - It was obvious that I had to get a new project.
Especially because of the "new" garage.

And when I started looking around I found this..



This really clean looking '85 Mazda Savanna RX-7 GT (FC3S)

This was the perfect starting point for me. This really slightly tuned FC just struck directly into my eyes.
Especially for that price! 890.000¥ (about 8.000V$) !!





In my opinion this thing is already looking pretty nice. It came with that really cool oldschool Border Racing front bumper and a set of 16 inch Enkei RPF1 with some pretty run down Continentals on them. The engine is pretty much the stock RE but with some supporting mods like a bigger intercooler and radiator, a big HKS air filter and so on. So nothing show-off worthy lol.

Suspension is pretty much stock aswell.

Only other cool thing is the old Bride seat and Nardi steering wheel it came with.



I think thats about it. I'm currently just doing a full service on it and checking all the nuts and bolts to make sure it's good to go to get it's shaken.

Well.. See ya soon!


This post was edited by Renaruto (2019-03-24 13:52, 26 days ago)

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#2   2019-03-24 13:49          
Yoooooo Renny good to see you back man! :D
Looking forward to you adventures as you start over again!

You've got a strong starter as well, I dig that RX-7 so much! :thumbsup:
*inb4 Renaruto Takahashi*

Side note: I forgot where did you guys based again......was it Tokyo or somewhere else? I do remember you picked up an AE86 at Tokyo. Might give you guys a visit when I got time :D
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#3   2019-03-24 13:50          
WELCOME BACK BOI! :-X
And what a comeback this is
As a fellow Rotorhead that beautiful FC really does delight me. The refreshed garage looks nice too! Stoked to see whats to come next :thumbsup:


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- BMW E36 325i
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Renaruto

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#4   2019-03-24 13:57          
# BigSmoke : Yoooooo Renny good to see you back man! :D
Looking forward to you adventures as you start over again!

You've got a strong starter as well, I dig that RX-7 so much! :thumbsup:
*inb4 Renaruto Takahashi*

Side note: I forgot where did you guys based again......was it Tokyo or somewhere else? I do remember you picked up an AE86 at Tokyo. Might give you guys a visit when I got time :D

OHHH YES. Should probably have written down that the garage is indeed based in Tokyo! Thanks for the kind words tho haha <33

# Niatross : WELCOME BACK BOI! :-X
And what a comeback this is
As a fellow Rotorhead that beautiful FC really does delight me. The refreshed garage looks nice too! Stoked to see whats to come next :thumbsup:

HEYY THERE. Thanks a lot my dude x. Well theres going to be some exciting stuff to see as soon as I get this thing on the street and reopen the workshop.. So keep ya eyes open

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#5   2019-03-24 14:00          
Aye , welcome back my dude ! Congrats on the purchase of that amazing looking FC , i really dig the RPF1´s ! :cheers:

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#6   2019-03-24 14:08          
Breh where have you been during the days!?!
Welcome back to the scene anyways, i'll be stay tuned on your build!

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#7   2019-03-24 14:13          
That's a great find! I really like the bumper, aftermarket ones usually expose the popups and i really don't like that cause it kinda misses the whole purpose. Enkeis look good there too, it just needs some low to make them fit perfectly! Also mismatched seats always look a bit off for me but i guess you don't really need another one. :P

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#8   2019-03-24 15:11          
Great to see you back in the game!

That's a nice FC!

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#9   2019-03-24 20:42          
really digging the fc lookin g hella clean
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Renaruto

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#10   2019-04-06 14:50          
~ Everything starts right here. Right Now. ~



Let the fun begin.

Wassup? Already has been 2 weeks since the last update but I was busy with boring paperwork because of the shop and various other things..

There are some really great things I have to talk about tho - I got my FC fixed up and registered!

Story time:

Since it would be illegal to drive the FC on the roads (duh), I had to call some of my old friends at Upgarage to ask if someone had the time and the right equipment to get my car towed to the traffic office. Turned out that one of my old colleagues actually had to get one of his projects (that we might see on here sooner or later) registered aswell and that he could get us a two car trailer. That's what we ended up with.

It wasn't easy to get the FC registered since the people at the traffic office gave me a hard time when the car went through it's shaken checkup. Apparently it leaked a bit of oil and the rear shocks were trashed. So before I could do anything I got some papers saying I have to fix it up a bit more. Looked under it myself and yes. The engine leaked motor oil. The shocks leaked hydraulic oil. Huh.

So the fixing (and customizing) began.

Part 1: Suspension



We towed the FC right back to the shop and instantly put it onto the lift, started inspecting the suspension a bit further and came to the conclusion that I should just buy a whole new set of coilovers. So I got myself a brand new set of Tein Super Street coilovers for around 1.300V$. The car instantly felt way better and gave me the possibility to make it lower (or in my case - basically slamming it to the ground).

That same colleague that was helping me towing my car also asked me if we wanted to maybe trade our wheels and see if we like the change. I instantly said yes as soon as he said that he had some R33 wheels laying around with some pretty nice Advans on them.



Part 2: Engine

I was really worried that the typical rotary issues already hit me in the first two weeks of owning it. Thankfully it wasn't anything to big of an issue. The last oil change was long overdue and I already had planned to do one anyways (since this is one of the things that you definitley should do when buying a used car). So - I went to the local Autobacs - got everything I needed for a small service - went to the garage and then - service time. Gave the engine and bay a good clean so everything looked as good as it could.

Second try~

Yet again - got my buddy with the trailer, went to get the shaken, and...

THEY SAID YES! ... uhh. yeah. The FC is registered and ready to go! What a relief!



The first official drive felt so incredibly good. Finally hearing that thing BRAP proudly down the streets of Tokyo was so cool! Took it down to a small meet, met some friends and had a good time to release myself from all that stress that paperwork is giving me.

Soo.. I guess..

????????????????????????????







... whoops ;^)

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#11   2019-04-06 15:17          
Glad your RX-7 is now back and running again! :bananajump:

What's your next plan for the moment? Continue modding it or keep it as-is?
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#12   2019-04-06 15:18          
oh fucc
that fc is so clean, i love it <3

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#13   2019-04-06 15:50          
oh man that is the best looking FC EVER . It looks so clean and i really like the wheel combo !

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#14   2019-04-06 18:00          
Best wheel with the best car :)

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#15   2019-04-07 00:59          
FC BOIIIIII

great ride man i really think theres a r33 stockie black market here in Vs (And my guess is that BB is the dealer)
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#16   2019-04-07 07:36          
The FC is just a proper delight to look at
Must be a proper delight to chuck around too!

Glad the 13B-T hasnt proven too problematic :-X


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#17   2019-04-07 11:42          
Oh boy, I love with your FC mate. That R33 wheel is looking nice with FC.
The a stuff that I'm using it...
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#18   2019-04-10 16:17          
"OH NO NOT AGAIN!!"


weeelllllll....

EYOO. I'm back! Before I talk about anything that happened I have to thank you all for the nice comments about the FC! <3
And to answer Biggies question - I actually don't know myself what I'm going to do with the FC. It's probably just going to stay a normal street car.

Let's begin with the actual update:

If you know me and followed my old threads, you might remember that I have a special connection to a specific type of chassis. One that's seen as "overused" by a lot of other people. Ehm.. yea..



Might have bought another S13 lol. Whoops.

To be exact - It's a '98 Nissan 180sx Type S!

This thing would've costed 759.000¥ (about 6.000V$) but I actually managed to get down the price a bit by buying it with cheaper wheels.
It was supposed to be sold with some Gram Light 57C replicas but since I'm against reps and want to swap this thing to 5-lug anyways it made more sense to play around with the price a bit. They gave me some old used Teardrops from a S13 Silvia on some completely used up tires instead.

The whole price was dropped down to 5.500V$.



And there it is. And just like the FC, the S13 is basically untouched. Only "interesting" mods on it are that knock-off Kakimoto exhaust tip, a HKS pod filter and some no name intercooler which does actually do it's job. Other than that - stock. Really rare sight even in Japan. Hehe.





Even the interior looks clean and well maintained. None of my previous S-Chassis have been that clean. Pretty proud of this one.



Even tho I might not have a strict plan on the FC, it's pretty clear where the S13 is going. Don't worry. This is not going to be some sIcK dRiFt mIsSlE BRUHHH. I will definitley try to keep this thing as clean as possible!





Speaking of S-Chassis and old projects...

Let me introduce you to one of my very first customers. He had the chance to work with me since a few months even tho the shop isn't even open yet.
And you might recognize his car from somewhere..



Doesn't ring a bell? Let me help you..



Yep. This is THE very same S14. MY very first S14. My first car that I ever owned in Japan. And it transformed MASSIVELY! He did not only change the color and livery (with my help) but he also changed one major thing in the aesthetic appartment:



HE CHANGED THE ZENKI FRONT. I'm normally against changing Zenkis to Koukis but there was a reason: In his very first track day with the S14 he actually managed to damage the front so much that he had to change most of the panels.. yeah.



This project was so much fun and we will definitley see more of this S14 and more similar stuff like this.

I really hope you enjoyed this update! x

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#19   2019-04-10 16:40          
Wooooo clean and lovely S13 boiiii, I approve :thumbsup:
So will the 180 be a kyusha daily build?
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#20   2019-04-10 16:44          
That 180 is so damn clean it makes me ashamed of how I ruined mine.

Also absolutely love the FC, R33 wheels look so good on it.

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#21   2019-04-10 16:46          
180 again, huh? Man, i wouldn't change a thing on this one! Well you probably will so it should be interesting lol. Also it's nice to see your old S14 in good hands! :)

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#22   2019-04-10 17:40          
That's a really nice find!

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#23   2019-04-11 01:06          
dann thats a sweet garage
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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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#24   2019-04-11 05:21          
y'know at times i like the fact that im building an LHD 200SX in japan to sorta stand out, but then i see 180's like this, and i begin to rethink my decision :))
But anyway, congrats on the purchase! both the cars look NUTTY :-X


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- BMW E46 M3
- Toyota Chaser JZX100 Tourer S
- BMW E36 325i
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#25   2019-04-11 18:47          
OOOOOOOOOOO you got an FC3S, rad! And the RPS13, EVEN MORE RAD, you know how much of an S-Chassis nut I am lol. I'm definitely gonna enjoy the build, lemme drop by sometime, I wanna see it in person

s t a y c l a s s y

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#26   2019-04-12 10:03          
Nice to see your old S14 still ongoing,I hope him too keep the S14 vibes :))