Last two weekends have been busy ones. Involving fitting 2 set’s of coilovers and fitting various wheels. Not to mention the odd arch rolling service via some handy trolley jack handles.
Last Saturday we had Kyle’s teg up first. Rolling round on what we thought were OEM Shocks & springs.. I was very surprised to see.. ‘HKS’ Stamped, On springs all round! That explains the over stiff ride his DC had going on. Shame it didn’t mend the crazy space hopper height! Not to worry, Armed with a brand new set of BC Coilovers and a blow torch.. We cracked on with the job in hand!
Alas; I took nil snaps of the work being done.. as, well; I was doing the work :p So instead. Some snaps of the end results.
Here we have a snap of Jordan’s XXR02′s – 15×8 ET0. Very nice fit on an MX5 with a slight roll and flare.
Well – Its been a while huh! Sorry for the lack of updates, In the time away I have collected a good selection of photos from Japan which should tie me over until the G1GP Event at Ebisu. Anywho, I wanna share some snap’s from a Nissan Fuga meet I attended in Japan with my good friend Neal and some of our other friends.
There’s no point in Simply re writing shit, So i’ll add up the photo’s and hot link you to the feature of on NICO (Nissan Infinity Car Owners)
Its the first time I got a chance to come across these 4 door machines in person.
I also got the chance to do a real shoot on Neals R33 GTR V-Spec. This car is CLEAN! (Note, You can just make out the ‘Scarab’ Sticker on the back there.)
At one of the PA’s We got talking to another group of people who had some really nice rides!
And of course.. Some awsum shots from flying along on the Wangan!
Here’s the rest of the photos!
The link for the Nico review can be found here : http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/nissan-fuga-meet.html
Here’s JAE in photos from how I seen the weekend. Or didnt as the case may be.
The JAE Weekender, Something we as a group have been going to for a long time now! First off joining other clubs such as the Honda Tech UK stand, The Lexus Owners club and then finally a few years ago; The first ‘Minty Fresh’ stand! Last year we went under the JDMtas name and we took home the gold for Best club of the show 2009!
We entered again this year under JDMtas and had a cracking time away! Spawned over several days down in sunny Kettering, We started our long wekeend off with an early morning wake up call on the Thursday. With about 30+ members we took sale to the roads and begun our 9 hours drive south!
The drive didnt take too long to be honest, or it didnt seem so. There was pretty much no break downs or problems other than some people falling behind, others getting off at the wrong services or missing their turn off and the likes, but it was rather smooth.
We got to JAE to find, There was no ‘Low Bawler Entrance’ which we had been promised from last year.. so the MX5 got stuck on several speed mountains, which was a shame and didnt do my sump any favours!
For those who didnt go, you missed a fair weekend – There cant be much more said about this event, other than JDMtas getting 2 black flags by the Friday… Sorry John! First being with Dan doing some sideways entrance as he finally got down.. the second with my reversing into a fellow club’s banner. Bad times, however bills were paid, hands were shook and we got on with the weekend! Was a cracker of a time!
This car right here did it for me – Once id seen this, All other cars just seemed tame. A Toyota Chaser JZX100. The only 100 at the show and i fell in love! Rest as you see it!…
Here’s a rather little collection of the latest shots of the MX5. Some taken from JAE and just before it. I’ll let the snaps do the talking!
Really am enjoying this little car now – It drifts really well, and a change from the run of the mill S-body that the drift days seem to fill up with. Some more power and more lock and i think we could be onto a winner here!
AL from Alscarstuff and myself got talking the other night – Were planning on under going some ideas over the winter months, Tubbing the front archs, Engine out and possibly something in its place… the ideas of either a V8, Boosted 20b or even just an SR could be on the cards. Keep tuned to find out.
As for the Japan side of things, myself and the other half plan on getting our TEFL course dialled in before the year is up, and i will be flying back over on the 2nd of January for another short period of time and to check out the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon. Hopefully weather allowing I should be able to get back up to Ebisu to get some drifting done and up to Misawa to meet up with the Gaijin Drift possy. Word on the street of Mitto coming over to show me some of the low down in good old Osaka aswell. Keep an eye out!
JDMtas.com had yet another meet a few weeks back, this time we went for a drive up to the top.
Some southern members popped up on up for a quick snack on the BBQ and some chill out time up the Cairn O’Mount PA. Nothing more to say. Gary surprised us all by turning up in a rather odd choice of car ;) Its like a little speed boat. These pics are like a sticker book collection of tuning. Meh.