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Friday, December 27, 2013

Formula Drift build continues! (now with more weight savings!)

Here we are a week into the build, and Aoki and Luigi from ARD fabrication have been putting in work on the chassis. We got it bare just a few days ago, and yesterday cut out all the stuff that is not needed / hindering being badass.

Pile of actual scrap metal
rear quarter panel gooooone

spare tire tray gooooone

With the quarter panels, wheel wells and spare tire tub removed we dropped a respectable 38lbs off her.

wheel tubs gooooone

 This morning we lifted her up on the trailer, and brought her from the Factory Edge home to the media blaster to get all the nasty sound deadening residue off, as well as the undercoating and paint. 

More updates soon! Stay tuned.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Formula Drift 2014 Build begins!!!

Hi everyone, long time since I have had an update, sorry for slacking. The 2014 Formula D season is close upon us, and we are getting our ducks in a row late deciding to build a new chassis instead of using my old haggard one.

This is the start of the build and while boring, these should be at least a hint into the awesomeness that will happen. On to some pics of the goods. Aoki did work today taking everything off from picture one in like 3 hours.

Day 1

The day we picked her up. which was yesterday. 12/17/13

 Day 2

Everything but the fuel rails are out.

Gonna be a clean start to something epic.

Sound deadening out, just needs to be cleaned up.

Next steps are to get the shell cut up like an emo kid, then cleaned up like his parents sent him to band camp. Stay tuned!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

gktech aluminum knuckle review by Officer Dan!

Check out my review of the gktech drop spindles they were kind enough to send my way. These things are bad! Check em out at gktech's website.

So kick back and enjoy me being me.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Motiva Performance Harlem Shake!!!!

Pics from the madness, which includes me headbanging by the car in an 80's ski jacket, a mexican ref, some dudes in boxes, a mustang cobra burning out, lots of condoms, a block head, a hotdog, a helmet guy, darth vader, ben and his tranny, scottie smashing a lapop with a golf club, deadmau5, dr. pepper beer hat guy, and lift dude.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

2013 Nissan 240sx build progress!!!!

Time to dust off the ol' blog and get to typing. I figured I would stop and say a few words before the build gets hot and heavy and I don't have time to write.

I have some news to announce that I can't until the official release comes out, but in the meantime...

Huge thanks to Andy from RaceFAB for knocking out the v-mount setup in such a short period of time. If you haven't yet, look them up on instagram @racefab and on facebook. He does outstanding work and is starting to build an arsenal of turbo kits. My car is one of 2 v-mounted s13's with RB25s and probably the only one without modifying the firewall at all.

I'd also like to thank Morgan and Dan from Black Shepherd Productions for putting up with me and deciding  they wanted to take time and effort out of their busy lives to document my rise from the ashes.

And finally Motiva Performance Engineering for taking over where Andy left off and helping me put the rest of the puzzle back together, as well as tuning the RB25 with it's (soon to be) new Turbo by Garrett GTX series turbo (make sure to give them a like on FB as well).

There will be others that will be helping out, but for now I will jump into the progress so far.

At RaceFAB, Andy set up the V-Mount kit so that I didn't have to push the motor back into the firewall (illegal for FD), cut out some of the rear end and fabbed all the stuff needed to run AN lines for the radiator.

 The car as it sat when I brought it to RaceFAB

 Had to cut the inlet and outlets off of the intercooler to make way for AN fittings.

Mounted up the Ford Taurus fans. 

 Andy doing his thing!

 Not phallic at all... It's AN baby!

More Welding.

Radiator and intercooler mounted and ready to weld in the supports, with the bumper for test fit.

My smaller intercooler has short pipes to the intake manifold for less lag. 

The actual V-Mount set up.

AN fittings on.

This is how tight it is to the bumper. Perfect fitment for air flow!!!

Today, I unloaded my garage full of parts at Motiva and the re-build begins!

Stay tuned for another update next week :)