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My Trusty Charmant TURBOCHARGED! – 14 Jun 2018

Posted in Car stuff, Cool Stuffs, Sibu Drifting on March 22, 2020 by Stanley Carter

After blown more than 5 units or more 4AGEs in my drifting lifetime so far, I never thought this day would come.  After the Miri Gymkhana and Drift Challenge R1 was over, I had a long talk with my Mechanic ‘Ande’ on how I was struggling with lack of power, first being the Sibu MAC road show drift challenge back in 2017, and then the recent event in Miri, Ande then pitched me the idea of going turbo with my existing 4AGE, I had a long thought process and after some poisoning done by my good mates, I made the worst (or best?) decision of my drifting life todate, my Daihatsu Charmant 4AGE 16v, is officially going to be upgraded with RB25 Turbo (sponsored by Michael Wee and Johnny Yong from Miri, thanks!)!

The decision was also made as a preparation for the up and coming Miri Gymkhana and Drift Challenge R2, set to be held at Boulevard Mall parking lot, I really wanted to be able to do more with my trusty Charmant, and without a doubt, Turbo is the only way to go, and it’s about time.

Long story short, the upgrades included for the entire upgrade were as follows:-

  • 4AGZE pistons
  • 4AGZE conrods
  • ACL bearing
  • ARP engine studs
  • RB25 stock turbo
  • Proton Wira stock radiator
  • Microtec ECU at 0.8 bar boost
  • TRD 2 way 4.77 ratio LSD
  • Hydraulic Viva rear caliper ebrake setup
  • Fuel surge tank
  • Exedy 3-puck clutch
  • TRD metal gasket 1.5mm
  • Estimated HP: 180~200hp

Total cost for the entire project is around RM25K++

Verdict: Despite breaking my bank, I’m super satisfied and happy with the end results, the power delivery was quick, responsive and reliable too, I can now do EVERYTHING that I could never do back then, the added power is NICE!

p/s: Since my current dash is cracking badly, I also had it totally replaced with a custom steel plate, it’s cool as fxxk though, watch out for more photos soon.

Miri Gymkhana and Drift Challenge R2, I AM READY FOR YA!

Here’s a short video compilation of my turbocharged Charmant in action with my pals at Sibu Old Airport:

Leona Chin in Sibu! – 11 Mar 2018

Posted in Cool Stuffs, Sibu Drifting on March 21, 2020 by Stanley Carter

So Leona Chin, the most popular female racer/drifter from Malaysia had come to Sibu for the Mitsubishi roadshow, she’s been circling Sarawak together with Mitsubishi for quite some time and today she’s finally here in Sibu, the Sibu’s Mitsubishi showroom held some family friendly events to keep the crowd engaged, including 2 Sim Racing rigs with Project Cars 2 ready, registered participants may qualify and the top racers will get to race with Leona at the end of the day, as usual, I went there with my buddies and Sidewayz Squad teammates to show support, most of us of course had our eyes laid on the sim racing and trying to prove ourselves, I managed to qualified into the finals and I was finally in for a race with Leona, and guess what, I beat her in the game! I was awarded with some Mitsubishi gifts and souvenirs and a tiny Ang Pow which I’m more than happy.

But the more exciting part of the day is that, all of us managed to convince Leona’s Manager to have her join us for a short drifting session at the old airport runway, surprising Leona was very sporting and gladly joined us, once we reached the venue, news spread fast and more Sibu sport car enthusiasts showed up to check Leona out, Andy Huang lend his 180sx to Leona and I get to tandem with her in my trusty Charmant for a few simple figure 8 laps, all in the good fun!  All of us had a blast and a lot of good moments shared with Leona, after some autograph signing and group photo, we all went back with a big smile on our faces.

My first race suit – 8 Mar 2018

Posted in Cool Stuffs on March 21, 2020 by Stanley Carter

This red racing suit was sponsored by none other than Benedict Lai, Mukah KS’Monster boss and also the main dealer for Sarawak Suzuka Lubricants, I will be wearing this race suit and compete in the upcoming Miri Gymkhana and Drift Challenge Round 1 at Miri Coco Cabana by the end of the month, very much looking forward to it, thanks again Suzuka and Benedict!