It better be worth the hassle.
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
It better be worth the hassle.
Monday, 29 June 2009
Old front wings came off and out came a fair amount of Llandow/Lydden/Norfolk from last year.
New wings went on fairly easily, I've never fitted over fenders/front fenders before so it was a learning experience. I did a better job on the passenger side which I did second so I'm going to go back and tweak the driver's side a bit more - I'm a fussy bugger with panel gaps and the driver's side is a 1 or 2mm too close to the bonnet edge but thats easily remedied.
It wasn't until I parked the car up for the evening that I realised I hadn't done the front-most bolt up on the passenger side so the front is dropping down, as shown in this last picture.
Overall I'm very pleased with the fitment and quality of them! A bit more time and they'll be perfect. I would have had them finished by this evening but my car sprung a fuel leak between the hard-line in the bay and the FPR - it was pissing EVERYWHERE! So I had to spend ages fixing that - its OK for now but I really need to source a new section of fuel line.
I also offered the rear fenders up but couldn't do much because I really need the car on the ramp with wheels off to crack on with them. The rear lip on them is HUGE though so needs trimming right down for the wheel fitment I want. The car is going to look so wide from the back with the rear fenders I have and a fairly subtle rear bumper and skirts.:nod:
Hopefully more to come tommorrow evening!
Saturday, 27 June 2009
Modena something split rims - these were 17x8 or something weak and came on my S14. I sprayed them green after seeing Mark Arcenal's D-Unit S14 rocking the green J-Line wheels.
Enkei Speedlines. 17x9J+22 - I loved these wheels! I ran one into a kerb street drifting and had it repaired then sold them on.
Racing Sparco Pythons - 17x9+22 - I bought these cheap on Ebay as a set of 3. They used stupid internal drive nuts which I didn't trust.
My first set of R33 GTR wheels - I still love GTR's on everything except R33 GTR's! Sprayed them green, they looked cool on my black S14.
Enkei RP-01 - 18x9+22 - Didn't actually even get round to fitting these. Bought them cheap and sold them expensive.
My second set of R33GTR's, sprayed bright white. Seen here with +25mm H&R spacers all round.
Advan AVS Model 5 - I had 5 of these, they came on my PS13. 17x9+22.
Work Rezax - 17x8+10 and 17x9+10 - nice offsets and good dish despite being narrow on the front. Needed a tidy up but I sold them on to Quail as I was too lazy. I know he sold them on too, wonder if they ever made it onto a car?
Rota Torque - 17x9.5+12 - I bought 6 of these as my competition wheels. Cheap, easily replaceable and not bad looking. Still have 4 today.
Work Euroline - 18x9+7 and 18x10+4 - Swapped these for my FC3S, always wanted some Euroline so had to be done! Still have these - fate undecided.
Origin DNA02 - 17x9.5+15 - My new competition wheels. I have 8 of these and I'm soon to order 4 more in 18".
Work Rezax - 18x11+13 and 18x12.5+19 - the daddies. Bought from Yahoo Japan. Will probably sell these on but I NEED to try them on the S13 first.
So yeah, I like wheels :)
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Christmas Day was moved in 2009 to 23rd June. Well, it was in my world anyway as it was the day when I FINALLY, after 8 months or so of waiting, got to collect my stuff from Japan.
Bright and breezy I jumped in the car and made the 45 minute journey down the A1 from Peterborough to St Neots to pick up the hire van. I then started the LONG and BORING journey down the A1, M25 and the seemingly endless trip across the country on the M4 to Ninja Tune Factory in Newport, South Wales - where my stuff was being stored.
Three and something hours later I arrive in Newport at NTF's new workshop to be greeted by Lionel, owner of NTF and Julian from Severnside/Driving Sports Pro.
Lionel was in the process of tweaking the tuned SR for this weekend's EDC round at Brands Hatch.
Julian is also sponsored by Origin so the car wears full Origin Agressive aero and Type-II fenders all round. It also rocks a carbon D-Max bonnet, B's Factory spoiler, RYO exhaust and Work XD9s. No fake parts here.
Interior is function-based. A pair of red Bride recliners occupy the BRIGHT red cabin - Kawabata from Driving Sports Japan mixes the colour himself and keeps the ingredients top secret!
The engine is a stroked 2.1 SR fully built with a Neprec head and TD06-25g turbo. It was originally built for drag running 650bhp but has been de-tuned for drift to just 500bhp. Is that all?!
You may notice the drawing on the dash of the gear layout. Naturally this sort of power would make cheese of a standard SR gearbox so this car runs a Trust/Greddy dogbox. £5k + VAT to you or I.
The PS13 wasn't the only nice metal at NTF - this AE86 runs a high compression turbo'd 4AG. You may recognise this car from AE86 battle in the Touge Heroes' DVD.
Dan Joyce from Dirty Sanchez' Datsun pick-up was also at NTF getting an engine transplant - look forward to seeing this done!
So after nosing around and chatting for a while I loaded the van up with my stuff and set off home.
Just a few pictures of my stuff - two Origin Stylish front bumpers, just incase I break one.
Origin Type-II +50mm fenders, same as Julian's car.
Origin DNA02 wheels - 17x9.5+15. I've decided to order some 18"s of the same size to run a 17/18 stagger.
So this is how my spare room looks now - much to the disapproval of Naomi, my understanding better half! My full order included -
- Origin Stylish full aero
- Origin Stylish front bumper spare
- Origin Type-I front fenders
- Origin Type-II rear fenders
- Origin window spoiler
- Supermade boot lip spoiler
- 8 x 17x9.5+15 Origin DNA02 wheels in white
- Work Rezax as pictured below
These were a nice suprise from the shipment. I bought them unseen from Yahoo Auctions Japan and when they arrived they turned out to be near MINT, plus they had decent tread on the tyres!
Thats a 245 on the right on the 350Z! On the left is one of the 18x12.5J rear wheels with a 275 streeeetched on!
These are for sale for SERIOUS interested parties. No low-ball offers. The specs are -
18x11J+13 - 255's front
18x12.5J+19 - 275's rear
E-Mail me for more details.
BIG thankyou to Origin Japan for their help and SKAY Japan for sorting out the shipping for me and their continued support. Thank you to Julian at Severnside for shipping and Lionel at NTF for storage too!
I can crack on with fitting my parts now - stay tuned!
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
1 x Full Origin Stylish kit
1 x pair Origin Type I front fenders
1 x pair Origin Type II rear fenders
1 x Origin window spoiler
1 x spare Origin Stylish front bumper
8 x Origin DNA02 wheels, white 17x9.5+15
4 x Work Rezax 18x11/18x12.5 wheels
and I have a Supermade rear boot spoiler sat at the local Parcel Force depot too.
I'm going to order 4 more DNA02 wheels but in 18x9.5+12 so I can run a 17/18 stagger, then I'll sell on 4 of the 17s.
Picture as soon as I collect the stuff from Ninja Tune Factory in Bristol.