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Lagano

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#41   2019-05-20 15:23          
That's quite an improvement! And you still kept it relatively stock, i like it. 18's in the rear look a little too big, maybe that's just because it's really low. I'd have 17's like in the front if you ask me but i haven't seen staggered wheels on a S13 yet, i guess that's something new! :)

Also i'm glad to see the shop up and running again :D

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# Renaruto :
FINALLY !!



Oh yeah baby!

Wassup! Been some time since the last update. But A LOT of stuff happened in the meantime!

For example - The S13 is finally sitting (almost) on the ground and on new wheels! Took a lot of time and definitley a bit of money but it was SOO WORTH IT. I couldn't stand the stockies that were still on it tbh. But this whole process wasn't the easiest. Because as I told you guys before, I actually wanted to do a 5 lug swap first.

I could've either gone with an aftermarket hub swap set or with S14/S15 suspension parts which is the route I've gone for. I have basically bought myself some used S14 front and rear knuckles with new hubs already on them (600V$). The cool thing is that most of it is actually just "plug and play" and fits almost directly onto the S13 drivetrain with some slight modifications. For the brake discs I did something that I normally wouldn't recommend doing but since I want to upgrade the brakes pretty soon anyways, I thought getting the discs redrilled to 5 lug would work for now. Eh.

I sadly didnt take one single pic of the whole process.. But the finished product speaks for itself:





I'm so incredibly happy with how it looks now! And obviously it wasn't just a 5 lug swap alone that I did to it as you can clearly see. The car now sits on a used set of HKS Yashio Factory coilovers with S.w.i.f.t. springs (750V$) and some 17" (front) and 18" (back) SSR Agle Minervas (1.500V$) to finish the look. Even though I still have to dial in the fitment and get the car a proper allignment its already looking incredibly good and it rides so well.

BUT WAIT - THERES MORE!



Since the car has its "official" rebuilt suspension, it also had to get a small rework on the rest of the aesthetics. I did what I always have to do on my drift cars - add some nice visuals! Its mostly just decals and a flag that I quickly design which I might remake tho since im not 100% on the design rn. I dont know maybe it will grow on me lol.







But these good news still wont stop - and the next one is even bigger.



THE SHOP IS FINALLY OPEN!!

OHH YES MY DUDES! Its finally time to open up the garage doors every day and welcome the customers! I'm doing everything from small services to complete rebuilds (atleast thats the plan lol). Might aswell start a decal/vinyl service since I bought myself a plotter and a proper printer to make die-cuts and stickers. But remember that I'm working alone so I won't be able to do a lot of cars at the same time. Just hit me up and we can work on a deal!

Well technically I'm not open on the weekends - just like this one lol. Especially on this one because I went to a small track day on Nikko circuit today which I might go to tomorrow aswell! It was pretty spontanous so sorry if you wanted to join lol.









But now I'm done. Like I said - If you want to come by to get something done or just to visit feel free to hit me up!

Anyways - Seeya x

Sleepin mOnkey

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#42   2019-05-21 00:16          
damm after being such a huge member of the OEM+ gang i really started forgetting how these hotboi s13's are amazing and you guys made me remember
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#43   2019-05-21 08:25          
god damn, i'm loving the early 00's D1 yet street car vibe on this thing
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Renaruto

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#44   2019-08-04 22:40          
Thank you guys for the kind comments and Im glad that you see the intention and inspiration behind the 180! And Lagano you might be right that 18s might look a bit big at first but this is actually a well known setups on these super low S-Chassis. It works wonders trust me lmao.

But now to the next update:

The first few weeks of the new shop!


Soo. You might be wondering how the shop is doing. I can gladly say that everything is running pretty damn well. And I got way more customers than I first expected. Though a lot of them are close friends which you might have seen on other threads. But I already had work from just changing tires and doing small services to full on body repair. I love it!



There was this kid Hibiki-san with this sick turquoise EG Civic for example. The body had some rust coming through the rear right fender which I quickly removed by cutting away every part affected by rust and then making my own sheet metal plate and welding it in place. Some bondo on top to make everything smooth.



Oh then there was Katsuo-san with this super sick 3S-GE powered Altezza. He needed some help on making his new body kits fit properly and get a proper alignment. He's very pumped on getting better to someday compete in D1SL or even D1GP. His ride definitley feels perfectly dialed to get some training in.

But I obviously didn't leave out my own cars in the meantime. Though the FC didn't get any new parts and didn't see any real "action" its still such a nice and well balanced car and is actually really great as a daily. Rotaries definitley aren't as "explosive" as everyone says they are.. Just the gas mileage is a bit.. eh lol.



One day I found myself in this little side street which the FC fit into perfectly and I thought it was time for some little pics. Still love how period correct this thing looks with the Border Racing front bumper, the old Brides and the R33 wheels.





And now some S-Chassis galore starting with my own S13. It did see some changes tho they aren't the biggest ones - well atleast not mechanically. I finally did some driver mods! Meaning changing the seats to these super comfy Thrash Racing Street Spec Alpha in Diamond Black. What a long and fancy name lol.







As you maybe can tell I also changed the steering wheel to yet another Thrash Racing product combined with a Works Bell boss kit to actually install the onto the car. The quality of the wheel is just as great as the seat. Can't complain! Also found a super nice Veilside shift knob (used) on Yahoo Auctions that finishes off the look.



To make the rear end just a tad bit more interesting I got a D-Max roof wing that I just quickly wrapped to fit the color of the car. Though after some weeks I'm already thinking about removing it heh. Let's see how long it will stay.



Random pics for different angles lol:







And for good measure I wanted to show you these two interesting s-chassis. First off - This is Randy's S14.



Randy is part of those guys that stay on base in Japan meaning they work at the US Military. And like a lot of them he's interested in drifting so he bought himself this sick S14 which he already put in a lot of work to get it sliding. He actually just wanted to get some tires changed on his spares and a quick bolt check on the car. Even more interesting - he might want to get another project soon that might replace his S14...

And then there was this - Shouta's S15.



Well you might know where this is going because how I teased the last bit of Randy's S14. This S15 is actually for sale aswell. Shouta said that he's willing to sell hit because he wanted something to drift that hes not too scared to damage while drifting. Sounds weird but it makes sense when you see this thing fully. Crazy clean. And just some few simple bolt on mods like a catback exhaust, pod filter and some HKS Hypermax coils. It's a Spec-R aswell. This is probably the most tempting for me between those two since I never actually owned an S15 before and because of how clean it is.

That's finally it for this update. A bit longer to cope for the lack of content lmao. Welp. Seeya!

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#45   2019-08-05 02:29          
That's an amazing progress :) I love how everything is period correct!

RocketBunnyS13

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#46   2019-08-05 06:05          
YES congrats on a successful shop start-up, customer cars are great! Although Hibiki-san's EG sounds familiar. SOUNDS AWFULLY FAMILIAR HMMMMM, as if copied from a real life situation HMMMMMMMMM. Okok I'll stop teasing, I didn't realize your FC had a Border bumper that is cool, and the Trash (whoops meant to say Thrash) goodies are epic as well. I love Randy's S14 A LOT, also pls cop Shouta's S15 thanks JOIN THE S15 GANG

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#47   2019-08-05 21:16          
RStyle shop is doing farely well i see! The customer cars and ur own cars are very tasteful :-X Im glad u decided to open it to everyone man. IT'LL SLOWLY BECOME A WELL KNOWN SHOP IM TELLING YOU


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- Toyota Supra GA-JZA70 Mk3
- BMW E46 M3
- Nissan Skyline ECR33 GTS25t
- Nissan 200SX Hatchback
- BMW E92 335i
- Nazda RX-7 FD3S Type RS
- Mazda RX-7 JF1FD (USDM)
- Nissan Silvia S14

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#48   2019-08-06 06:24          
Glad to see the shop running well my man! :D
Hibiki's EG is one hell of a [ c o o l ] Civic :))
Katsuo's Altezza looks competition-worthy as well indeed!

Dude I just love the fact that you nailed the 90's vibe perfectly on the FC and RPS13......and it looks like the Japanese has a penchant of having ultra-long and fancy names when it comes to literatures and naming their products in English :)) As for the roof wing, personally I'm okay with it, but eh, it's your car after all ;)

I'm having a similar problem with Shouta, where I'm looking for a car that I don't feel guilty/remorse upon damaging it while drifting :))
But dang, such a clean S15 he has, not to mention the SPec-R could be a rare commodity soon. I'd say if you want an easy-to-fix missile, get the S14, but if you want anything else, S15 is the way to go.
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Leopard13631

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#49   2019-08-08 17:17          
You got some style my dude. I would go with that s14 myself but it's just my choice.

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#50   2019-08-08 20:18          
that 180 looking fire man!

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#51   2019-08-08 20:18          
I can't force it enough your 180SX is OG looking I wish my 200SX looks so cool as yours

Also happy to see your shop is growing, although I am the main reason it's working

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#52   2019-08-08 23:13          
thus man righ here has the real style
Roleplay: A engine Builder and tuner that lives in Japan and Builds cool stuff.
Cars: Corolla Levin coupe Tog/show car
180SX s13 350hp SR20DET 6MT Babe 1
Supra Sz JZA80 2jz-Gte Vvt-i 2000's Hotboi
240sx Vert HOTBOI 2

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