Archive for July, 2009

Charmant on Bananas!

Posted in Car stuff on July 28, 2009 by Stanley Carter
Enkei Competition 8

Enkei Competition 8

Enkei Competition 8

Enkei Competition 8

The rim is Enkei Japan Competition 8 Racing 13 x 8jj, real wide, but tiny too.

The one you see above is fitted with 175/70/R13 tire, stretched.  It would’ve looked a whole lot better if it is wrapped with a much wider tire.

Anyhow, I only test fitted this wheel last weekend, it ain’t mine though, hehe.

The rims were recently sold on DCM.

Visit to a bodyshop

Posted in Car stuff on July 21, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I get to visit a freelance’s house last Sunday, I was there to meet Johnny as he was having portions of his AE86’s body parts disassembled and replicated using fiber.

While we were there, Johnny showed me this rim and said that how it would look better on my Charmant, it may not be wide with only 13x6jj, but it is +0 offset:

13x6jj rim

13x6jj rim

The rim does not interest me but then the owner decided that if I were interested, he would sell me at RM500 inclusive of the tires….. yea maybe another lifetime, thanks!

I’ve also spotted this nicely restored clean looking Mini at the entrance, still using stock motor though:

Clean Mini

Clean Mini

Such a cool little ride!

I have no love for me tires

Posted in Car stuff, Sibu Drifting on July 20, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Indeed I don’t.

But before I go to that, I had just lowered the front of my car, with the help from a little WD-40:

Front suspension adjustment

Front suspension adjustment

plus a big*ss screwdriver and hammer:

Front suspension adjustment

Front suspension adjustment

…and the end result:

Balanced height

Balanced height

The adjustments were minimal, but as you can see now that my front and rear height is more balanced.  Some have noticed but the majority did not, being the fact that my Charmant’s front was actually higher than the rear back then, and it looks pretty silly to me, now that I’ve got this issue sorted, I went and did my alignments, and after that’s done, it’s time for some test drives…hehe….

Tire marks

Tire marks

I’ve only got to do a some random donuts….

Shredded tire

Shredded tire

But I’ve shredded both my rear tires in less than 10 minutes, it was a REALLY hot day afterall, and the shredded rubbers got tangled onto my wheel hub as well:

Tangled rubbers on the wheel hub

Tangled rubbers on the wheel hub

No harm done:

Shredded rubbers

Shredded rubbers

Tire change

Tire change

Gonna have to go easy with my right foot from now on, I’ve used up all my tires for the month, time to stock up again… soon… ^^