Archive for February 14, 2009

Sexy Charmant

Posted in Random on February 14, 2009 by Stanley Carter
Charmant with cool wheels

Charmant with cool wheels

…not my car sadly!

I spotted this Charmant few days ago while I was driving my wife to her office, do check out the wheels he’s running with, I’m not entirely sure what wheels are those, but its deep dished, wide and its looking really good on the Charmant alright!  Too bad the traffic was moving so I couldn’t possibly just go down and knock on his window to have a chat or two (yeah right, like I would really have the guts to do that, LOL!).  But honestly, don’t you guys agreed that those wheels should be on my car, instead of his?  I’m sure this is just another Ah Pek driving this Charmant as a daily driver, its definitely a waste!  Gimme those wheels!

Oh yeah, if I do have those wheels, the red has gotta go for sure, haha! ^_^

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Posted in Car stuff on February 14, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Last week I visited Johnny’s house which is situtated nearby the Sibu General Hospital, and guess what he got for me, a pair of 1.5″ spacers and a 4AGE head cover plate.  Johnny stated that he has no need of these parts, so he decided to lend them to me for the time being, hey, that’s cool with me!

Here is a shot of the engine bay with the cover plate installed, doesn’t really do much though, but at least now my spark plugs aren’t as exposed as before anymore:

4AGE red cover plate

4AGE red cover plate

Anyhow, I was more excited about the spacers that Johnny gave me and was eager to have them installed right away.  But on the other hand, I was also worried if the spacers would actually have any side effects on the handling or other parts at all, I eventually posted a thread on DCM for more advise from the experts.  The conclusion, it should be alright if the parts were torque’d properly, alrighty then, let’s proceed!

Few days later, I bought 8 lug nuts at a local spare parts shop for RM16.  The nuts that I bought are shorter than the standard ones, as I wanted to make sure they don’t get in the way during my rim fitment.

Shorter Lug Nuts

Shorter Lug Nuts

And here is how the 1.5″ spacers looks like, it’s blue btw:

Spacer

Spacer

And on with the installation, done everything in my home garage, and here’s another shot with the Spacer on the rear rotor:

Spacer installed

Spacer installed

And on with the rims:

Rim with spacer

Rim with spacer

And to sum things up, here’s a comparison picture that I made (can barely spot any difference actually):

Before and After

Before and After

After I’ve got the spacers installed, I drove the car out for a spin or two, so far so good, but only normal test drive, I have yet to test drifted it yet, I do wonder if it actually made any difference, or maybe not?  Who knows, but hey, I’m getting the answers soon anyways, haha!