Archive for June, 2009

Yellow Mushroom

Posted in Car stuff on June 24, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I’ve been getting quite a few freebies lately, first is an ‘imitated version’ of the HKS air filter that I got from my wife’s younger bro, and then there’s this real cool steel pipe from Johnny (the turbo+NOS AE86 driver), plus some high performance plug cables, which are way thicker than my current ones.

I was out of rubbers to fit the pipe and my new ‘HKS’ filter (LOL!), so I visited Johnny’s house last Sunday morning to borrow some tools and of course, rubbers, after a few helping hands from Johnny, we got the new toys fitted nicely:

Charmant's 4AGE view

Charmant's 4AGE view

The 'Yellow Mushroom' + Steel Pipe

The 'Yellow Mushroom' + Steel Pipe

I love how my engine bay looks now, thanks to that awesome looking steel pipe which makes a BIG difference in appearance, now whenever I pop up my bonnet, I’d have a grin in my face, tsk tsk tsk~

Oh and about the high performance plug cables, I haven’t got them fitted yet, the sockets are different and wouldn’t fit since those were previously used on a 4AGZE, I’d need to replace those sockets in order to get it fitted onto my 4AGE distributor though.

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Tokyo Drift is not Fake

Posted in Car stuff on June 23, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Surprisingly, Remmo from Team Falken did the car park loop drift stunt in his V8 Beemer, just like in the movies:

Not sure how these guys get to do it in a public car park though, probably paid to have the place closed for a short period of time, would be great if they have footage of different angles of the action.  Anyways, still blardy impressive if you ask me!

Oh and on a sidenote, Speedhunters finally released a new video!  Yes!  So awesome!

Too bad it’s just way too short!  Damn! XD

My 1st Wedding Anniversary

Posted in Personal on June 19, 2009 by Stanley Carter

It was on 13th June, and I got these for my wife:

Roses

Roses

I surprised her in the car when I fetched her at her office, she really liked the roses which is always a good sign, hehe.  We then proceeded to Cafe-Cafe for our lunch since we had another dinner in the evening (Grandma’s birthday).

Food!

Food!

We had Fish and Chips, Spaghetti Bolognaise, a Banana Split plus a random drink, overall it was good except for the drink, which was real bad.

My wife told me she didn’t prepared any gifts for me, but we both agreed that no gifts were needed since Darren is the BEST gift we could ever have.  ^^

2WD vs 4WD

Posted in Sibu Drifting on June 16, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I had a blast last Sunday.  I invited some friends to come join my drift practise + photoshoot session.  I had 2 extra pairs of spare tires prepared but I only used up 2 of them, thanks to the surprised rain.

Here are some cool photos my friend took:

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

You can tell by the following picture that I was really enjoying every bit of the action!

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

And here’s a shot that was setup intentionally while I aim my rear wheels at a small puddle, I liked how this picture turned out in the end, I liked it that much that it’s now my new signature image on forums that I frequent to:

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

4AGE Charmant rain drifting

As the title of this post implies, it’s all about 2WD vs 4WD!  While I had fun drifting my trusty old Charmant, a friend of mine brought out his newly purchased Lancer Evo 2 (with Evo 3 converted body) and insisted to have me drift this 4WD power sedan.  Needless to say, I kept my right foot heavy to keep this baby sliding and it was such a joy!  Check out the pictures:

Lancer Evo parked along side my Charmant

Lancer Evo parked along side my Charmant

Evo's menace looking front view

Evo's menace looking front view

Drifting 4WD was an awesome experience, the 260+hp from the 4G63T provides plenty of power to keep all its wheels spinning, and due to its 4WD personality, the car NEVER spins and requires zero to minimum counter steering works during a drift, cool shit!

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

LanEvo 2 rain drifting

And guess who came and visited us after the rain stopped, a Nissan Fairlady 350Z! *Sluuuurp*

Sexy white 350Z

Sexy white 350Z

The car was rolling on 20″s and looks squeaky clean, too bad the owner has no intentions in getting his precious ride sideways, however, he did sat in my Charmant and took off a few rounds, don’t know how deep was he poisoned though…LOL!

And to sum this post up, I present to you a simply compiled Youtube video of the day’s action:

Burnt rubbers…

Posted in Sibu Drifting on June 3, 2009 by Stanley Carter

What do you expect from a drifter wannabe when he has nothing else better to do during the 2 days Gawai Holiday?

3 burnt rubbers

3 burnt rubbers

This was what I did yesterday, a total of 3 tires wasted in less than an hour, and surprisingly, most of the time spent was on tire changing (I’m slow, mkay?)

I was having fun alone in my usual playground, it was a REAL hot afternoon, the tires gave way real fast, and my 4AGE water temp rises as fast as a rocket!

Here’s a look on my Charmant chilling out under the blazing sun:

Charmant cooling down

Charmant cooling down

Remember last Christmas when my wife bought me a pair of racing gloves?  it was put to good use, Zamil once requested me to write some feedbacks on how well the gloves do its job when driving an actual car since he had the same pieces as mine.

My cheapo gloves

My cheapo gloves

Well, I’ll make it short, it’s good.

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LOL!  Ok, yes it is good, it grips well, though it ain’t a perfect fit to my hands, but it works great on my cheapo steering and the shift knob!  And it works great by protecting my hands while changing tires.  Here’s a look on my gloves on the steering itself:

My cheapo gloves

My cheapo gloves

The only downside is that I can’t operate my damn hp while I had my gloves on, damn! LOL!

And to sum this post up, I present to you my favorite DCM face towel which is used to wipe the dirt and sweat off my pretty face:

DCM face towel

DCM face towel

I just loved the smell and feel of it when it’s rub against my face….. mmmmmm~~

Ken Block Madness!

Posted in Car stuff on June 2, 2009 by Stanley Carter

September 2008, Ken Block, a very talented Rally Driver from the US released a Gymkhana video and it blew everyone away, and I’m sure many of you motorheads have already seen it as well:

Well guess what, after that extremely popular video released, Ken Block and DC Shoes have been busying working up on the sequel, Ken Block’s Gymkhana II – The Infomercial, and its finally out now!  If you think the first one was crazy, this one is pure MADNESS, is there any word that can top up the meaning of ‘AWESOME’ness in the dictionary, that is how great this following video is, do check it out:

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What? You shit your pants?  It’s ok, me too.

The long needed oil change!

Posted in Car stuff on June 1, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I finally got my 4AGE engine oil, filter and the T50 gearbox oil changed yesterday, after driving the car for like 1.5 years without servicing at all (except for the recent LSD oil change, hehe!)

Charmant in Service

Charmant in Service

I went to a friend’s shop called A1, got my car jacked up ready for gearbox oil change:

Gearbox oil change

Gearbox oil change

This time I’m going for Castrol MTF EPX 80W-90:

Castrol gearbox oil

Castrol gearbox oil

And the Helix HX-7 10W-40 semi synthetic from Shell for my 4AGE:

Shell Engine Oil

Shell Engine Oil

The gearbox oil was changed without any sweat, then came the time to change my oil filter, which caused us a whole lot of crap shit troubles!  Somehow the previous dude that changed my oil filter seems to have fitted it way too tight and my mechanic friend is having real difficulties in taking it off, after almost an hour of manly attempts with some screws and hammer, he got it off, and the filter now looks like this:

Raped oil filter

Raped oil filter

Pure awesomeness, I know.

The new one goes in straight after:

New oil filter for 4AGE

New oil filter for 4AGE

New oil filter for 4AGE

New oil filter for 4AGE

After we got the new filter fitted and the engine oil changed, I tried to startup the car but failed, we fiddled around with the spark plugs and battery and whatever related stuff and the car finally able to start, but then it started to misfire just like the other day, after some minor checkups it was found that my cheapo PROTON plugs needed to be replaced, AGAIN.  I had it changed for free but I ain’t sure how long it would last, the worrying part to me is that it may not be the cheapo plugs but it could be something else that’s causing the plugs to fail in a short period, from the past several months till now, this is my 4th spark plug change already, damn!

On a side note, I have a real young friend called Kyle which we’ve known each other for some time from the DCM LFS community, this kid right here has got the COOLEST dad in Malaysia, apparently his dad is into cars, and enthusiastically!  The story starts when Kyle’s dad bought themselves an HCR32 few days ago, right after they bought the car, the dad drifts it and then took his son around town the next day just to source for more goodies like better rims and such, the dad even ASKS the son to test drive the car even though he hasn’t got his license!

Kyle's sexy HCR32

Now tell me, is that NOT the COOLEST dad you ever dreamt of having one or what?  LOL!

You can read more about his dream come true stories in his blog.