Friday, April 29, 2011

Project Satria: Radiator Silicone Hose

I popped up my Satria's hook and realized that the radiator hoses are not in a good condition. Thus, I decided to make up my mind to change to silicone hose for better durability. Besides that, it should has a better outcome when couple with my aluminum radiator.

After the decision is made, it is the time for me to choose on which silicone hose brand to go for. There are several brands in the market such as SAMCO, ELEVO and JASMA. Among all the brands, JASMA is the most affordable based on the price tag. However, I am quite worry about the durability of this JASMA hose as I do not want to have any crack at the hose due to heat produced during long distance driving or pushing my car hard. While for the ELEVO radiator silicone hose, I can't get much information about this as not many people are using it. Besides I can get the SAMCO silicone radiator hose by top up a bit on the price tag.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sad Tragedy For Team Orange After The Japan Earthquake

Team Orange is a one of leading Drift team in D1 Grand Prix Series with winning 2006 title by team leader Nobishige Kumakubo. The uniqueness of this team is using the world famous and popular Subaru Impreza from 2005 then also started using Mitshubishi EVO 9 from 2007 with FR conversion from 4WD in D1GP, And 2009, finally we are going to use the ultimate drift car FR converted Mitsubishi EVO 10 to get a D1GP title back!! Team Orange is not only famous about winning the competition but their bumper to bumper three cars drifting practice session is also extremely popular for D1GP funs.

However after the Japan earthquake, Team Orange faced a lot of loses. Their shop almost totally destroyed by the earthquake and cars are damaged. Let's see the pictures after the jump.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Project Kancil: Bad Thing Happen - Fuel Hose Leak

Holy shit, this was the worst thing ever happen to me since started of the year. My Kancil fuel hose was giving up on me and caused fuel leaked during the time I was sending my girl friend back home. I immediately stop the car and after a quick checked, I was able to find out the fuel hose from the fuel tank crack and this is the reason caused the fuel leaked. By the way, I was damn lucky because the leak was from the fuel hose and not from the fuel tank. If not the repair cost will burn a hole from my pocket.

My girl friend called her cousin and he managed to change the hose within 10 minutes and the cost was damn cheap. However he also noticed that the hose which direct the fuel from the place we pump petrol to the fuel tank was not in perfect condition. Thus, I changed it as well in case this kind of incident happen again. So guys, please inspect your fuel hose frequently to avoid bad thing happen to you just like me.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No more 2ZZGE for Lotus Exige and Elise

Due to Toyota going to phase out the 2ZZ-GE engine in this coming July, Lotus will be celebrating the end of production on the current Exige and Elise this year by issuing several 'Final Edition' variants of those models.

The two last editions of the Exige will be the Exige S260 Final Edition and the S260 Final Edition in matte-black. Those editions will come with the Lotus Track Pack, Tour Pack and LSD as standard. The Elise SC Final Edition gets the same color schemes as on the Club Racer edition unveiled at the Geneva auto show in March and comes with a healthy set of options.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Proton Satria: A well modded RWD Proton Satria is back

I believe most of you know about this Proton Satria, especially for those drift enthusiast. As everyone knows that Proton Satria is equipped with a FF drivetrain but the owner -Wanbra from Wanbragarage of this unique Proton Satria wants something different from the others. There goes the FF drivetrain and a FR drivetrain is fitted to the car and this modification really make this Proton Satria unique compare to the others.

Unfortunately, a bad accident was happen to this Proton Satria during the making of Evolusi KL Drift 2 (EVKL2). While shooting the film in the high speed for car chasing scene, the driver late turn made the car hit a Kancil. That's the end of Wanbra's Satria RWD. However this well modded RWD Proton Satria was back in action during a drift practice session at Putrajaya Presinct 2.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kegani Autotech Toyota Celica ZZT231

Came across CCM (Celica Club Malaysia) forum and found out  this interesting post about the Toyota Celica ZZT231. This is a project car from Kegani Racing and it is built for the purpose to enter the F1 support race and Sepang 1000km 2011.

Nothing much information from the forum but basically it is still equipped with a 2ZZ-GE engine with some modification on it.  The car is running on super strut suspension which similar to mine. Besides that there is upgrade on the brake system as well which currently it is equipped with a set of Brembo 4 pot at the front while still running stock standard brake system at the rear. Continue to read more to find out what have Kenny done to this Toyota Celica. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Performance Torque Converter

Modify a daily driven engine is a tricky business compare to build up a track car. We need to sacrifice one to favor the other. Such as, fuel economy for acceleration, reliability for performance or low end torque for high end horsepower.

Power (more accurately, torque) is never delivered directly from the flywheel to the pavement, without first being multiplied by gear ratios in the transmission and differential. For an example,a car with a 4.0:1 gear ratio puts 33% more torque to the wheels than a car with a 3.0:1 gear ratio with no increase in engine torque. However, changing gear ratios may affect drive ability because the engine revs higher at all speeds which uses more fuel and simply wears out faster. Changing gears ratio will help the car accelerate faster but the engine keep on revving at the high rpm.

Perodua Kancil / Daihatsu Mira Photo Shots

Perodua Kancil / Daihatsu Mira Photo Shots

I would like to share some nice photo shot for the modified Perodua Kancil and Daihatsu Mira. Here I would like to congrats to the owner of the car for having a nice modded vehicles.

This post will be updated with modified Perodua Kancil / Daihatsu Mira pictures. Click for a larger picture.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lamborghini Gallardo? Ford Mustang?

What is in your mind when we talk about the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ford Mustang? For me, one is the Europe born super car equipped with a 5L V10 engine and the other one is the America born muscle car equipped with a 5.4L Supercharged V8 engine for the highest spec.

If you are rich enough, you may own these two cars at the same time but owning them may not enough for some of the others. Some of them like to go wild where they got the idea of combining both the cars together. Any idea how the combination of both these super cars? Continue to read on...

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Proton Satria Neo R3 SuperCharged

Proton aims to overtake Perodua and regain its position as the country's top-selling carmaker this year, driven by growing customer confidence, network improvement, product and pricing strategies, says group managing director Datuk Seri Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir. "Overall, we target to sell between seven and eight per cent higher than last year, but we are working to achieve at least 10 per cent compared to nine per cent in 2010.

"Domestic sales have been growing every year, that's a good sign. We will outgrow the industry. We improve, everybody will also improve," he told reporters after welcoming the Lotus Renault GP Team and the media for a tour of the Proton main manufacturing plant here today. Proton, the national car maker, lost its market share to Perodua in 2006 as Malaysia's top-selling carmaker. It held the top sales spot since 1985.

Project Kancil: Mira L200s Rear Lamp Installed

Previous post I mentioned about what's next for my Kancil and I did created a poll on which should I go for. And the result is, 4 of my readers suggested me should go for the Mira L200s Rear Lamp. To be frank, I personally hope to get the Mira L200s rear lamp first as well.

Having some time this morning and I went over to the halfcut shop which I frequently visited. Luckily there was still a pair left for me and after some negotiation done with the worker there, I was able to get the rear lamp with a reasonable price. I will not post the price here but if you wish to know do contact me.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Project Kancil: What's next?

So what's next? If you read my "2011 plans for my Project Cars", there are several things left for my Kancil. So now I got 3 things in my mind, J-mode lip, lowered spring, Mira L200s rear lamp. Can't really make a decision as 3 of the items above are in the same price range and this time only 1 item is allowed.

To be honest, I am more to the Mira L200s rear lamp as you may know that the Malaysia government is starting to not allowing halfcut items to be imported into the country. So better get it when the item is still available. And compare to J-mode lip, I can always get the local made product although the quality may not be as good as the original J-mode lip from Japan. Same goes to the lowered spring as there are a lot of local brand that still producing lowered spring for Kancil. Thus there is no worry about the shortage of item.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project Kancil: Boost Meter Picture Update at Night Time

Nothing much to post but I remember that I did not share any picture of my boost meter during night time. So I snapped a picture and hope to share it with you all.

As you all know that my boost meter is a replica defi meter so reliability is a concern to some of you guys out there. Therefore here is the update of after using the replica boost meter for a month. There is still no reliability issue found as the meter still accurately show me the boost reading.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Project Kancil: Roof top and Mira Sunshade Installed

Finally I got myself a set of Mira's sunshade which come in black color to replace my broken Kancil's sunshade. Too bad that this set of sunshade does not come with the clips so that I bought a pair of original Kancil's clips which in gray color. The color is not really match but who cares as long as it is able to hold the sunshade.

Besides that, I bought a row of 6x4 Insuflex sound/heat proof to fix for my roof. As my roof top was felling off due to aging of the item. Sigh... the drawback of low spec Kancil. Unfortunately this round I had no time for DIY, thus I forced to send my Kancil to the car accessories shop to fix everything.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

RON97 petrol prices up again in Malaysia

Malaysia government just increased the price for RON97 on 2nd of April 2011. To all motorists who are using RON97 for their cars or bikes, you will have to pay an extra 20 sen per liter – 2nd of April 2011. The new price for RON97 will be RM2.70 per liter.

Last hike of RON97 fuel price was few months ago. The hike back then was at RM2.50 per liter. However there are the same price of RM1.90 per liter for RON95.