Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Photoshoot : Putrajaya at 2300

Last nite, i went for my car photo-shoot at Putrajaya , Malaysia. Below are some of the pictures from the photoshoot.







Venue : Putrajaya , Malaysia

Time : 2300

*Credits to the young & talented photographer - Mr Edfan.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

4g93 with ITBs

Hi guys.

Last week, my friend and me went to his panel workshop to do wide-band tuning to his engine. When i was waiting for the tuning to finish, i took a look around on the other rides in the workshop but then i spotted a mysterious induction sound at the back of the workshop. Im very curious to know where the sound came from so i went to the back and check on the ride. It came from a 'not so flashy' yellow Proton Satria with 4g93 engine. Then i realized, it is the engine that i spotted couple of months ago when it is still in the building up process. Hell yeah. Now, it's finished! Pictures of the engine bay bellow.






I'm craving for this induction setup. The sound from the ITBs is damn sweet. I have to keep this engine specifications as secrets since i've made a promise with the owner =p

p/s: happy fasting to all of my moslem friends.

Friday, August 21, 2009

What Do You Do With Dirty Windows?


The guy in the video is Scott Wade.
Look what he does with dirty windows.

video

priceless piece of arts!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Open Pod Air Filter Comparison

Hi guys!

In today's post, i would like to share some comparison done by Revspeed magazine Japan. Nowadays a lot petrolheads change their stock airbox to open pod air filter. But the question is that which one is the best in flowing as much air as possible, without sacrificing filtration efficiency. The article compares for most popular kits available which are HKS, Apexi, Blitz and K&N.

Important Notes regarding the comparison:
  1. Extracts of this article have been transcribed from a Japanese article featured in Revspeed Magazine, August 1999.
  2. The original test was based upon the results found when using filters specifically made to fit the Toyota Supra. However, the filtration is unlikely to differ, as all the filtration materials used are the same for every model of car.
  3. The cost given for the filters are based on a the kit for an R33 Skyline GTR, except the K & N kit which only currently exists for a Skyline GTS, and are inclusive of VAT.

Click pix for better view

From the comparison, we can see that Apexi Power Intake wins the test in both filtration and power gains. But for me it is still questionable since the HKS are proven to sell more in the market if compare with others induction kit. I think the battle is futile. So the question still stands, "Which Induction Kit is the best?". You can accept the result from the test then the Apexi Power Intake is the winner but if you are still skeptical don't worry as the performance gains are quite the same =)

regards.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Devil Z



One of my favorite anime; Wangan Midnight, will come out with a theatrical film. Haha. I have been waiting for this! Btw if you don't know what the story is all about , i'll give some short synopsis. Wangan Midnight is the story about street racing at Wangan Highway in Japan and this story is centered of a young man named Akio who salvages "Devil Z," a custom-tuned Datsun Fairlady S30Z car with a supposedly cursed history. The trailer below.



I'm looking forward to watch this movie since i've been following the anime from first episode.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Honda Civic EG & EK Variances.

Civic EG and EK ; The type of Honda car which we can say old by now but still young at the heart of a car enthusiast. Btw, this are some of the informations about the variances of the EG & EK models.


EG

SEDAN

HATCHBACK

COUPE


EK

SEDAN

HATCHBACK


COUPE


TYPE R


p/s: NA monsters!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Keiichi Tsuchiya Is In Town!

The King is here!!!

Wow. My idol, Mr Keiichi is currently in Malaysia because he is competing in Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race ( MME ) at Sepang International Circuit this Saturday , August 8 which is tomorrow! He will be driving Honda S2000 in class A1 under J's Racing Labs Banner and he will be partnering with race driver Junichi Umemoto and Hideo Kubota (last year's champion in class A)

J's Racing S2000

p/s: gambatte tsuchi-san

Intoxicated



I'm craving for this 4g93 engine setup!
Wild cams
Standalone management
ITBs
No variable
No turbocharged
Just..
A high revving
Naturally aspirated engine.

+Viva all motor +

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tyre For Dummies

Konniciwa.

Since I'm the mood of hunting new tyres for my ride , so i did a lil bit of research on tyres and i found a very good infos that i think should share with you guys.

How to read a tyre sidewall

Tyre code, commonly molded onto the sidewall of the tyre, is described by an alphanumerical value. This code specifies the dimensions of the tyre, and some of its key limitations, such as load bearing ability, and maximum speed.



Speed Capability

The speed capability of the replacement tyres must always equal or exceed the original equipment tyres. When replacing tyres, refer to the vehicle owner’s manual for correct size.

When the tyre size contains a speed symbol, for example P205/60HR15 or P205/60R15 90H, the replacement tyre must have the same or higher speed rating symbol if the speed capability of the vehicle is to be maintained. If the replacement tyre is not speed rated, the speed capability of the vehicle is limited by the speed capability of the replacement tyre.
Speed Category
S 180 km/h (112 mph)
T 190 km/h (118 mph)
U 200 km/h (124 mph)
H 210 km/h (130 mph)
V 240 km/h (149 mph)
W 270 km/h (168 mph)
Y 300 km/h (186 mph)

How to take care of your tyres

Consumers have the primary responsibility for the regular care and maintenance of their tyres. Tyres should be inspected at least once per month. The regular inspection should focus on proper inflation pressure; tread wear and tyre/wheel damage as detailed below. Having tread depth above the legal limit does not determine the service life of a tyre. Tyres must be properly maintained and routinely inspected for continued safe and proper use — even when tread depth remains. Tyres may need to be taken out of service even when tread depth above the legal limit remains. Regular inspection becomes particularly important the longer a tyre remains in use.

This monthly inspection should be supplemented by periodic rotation, balancing and alignment services. Inspection should occur whether or not the vehicle is equipped with a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Tyre rotation

It is important to check your tyres and wheels for signs of possible damage, and check your vehicle for any mechanical problems and correct if necessary. If you notice irregular or uneven tread wear, the tyres should be rotated to alleviate the problem.

You should follow the rotation pattern or procedure indicated in your limited warranty and the vehicle owner’s manual. We recommend you rotate tyres on front wheel drive vehicles and/or all season tyres on any vehicle every 12,000 km to equalize the rate of wear; however, rotate your tyres earlier if signs of irregular or uneven tyre wear arise, and have the vehicle checked by a qualified technician to determine the cause of the wear condition. The first rotation is the most important.

Besides monthly inspection of their tyres’ visual condition, consumers must also be aware of any change in dynamic performance such as increased air loss, noise or vibration. These conditions could be caused by internal damage to the tyre and may require that the tyre be removed from service immediately to prevent a tyre disablement. Consumers are recommended to consult a tyre service professional if any dynamic performance issues are noted.

Driving habits

You may not realize it, but the way you drive can have a lot to do with how long your tyres will last and how well they perform. As you head down the road, there are a number of things to keep in mind.

Avoid hard cornering, rapid accelerations and abrupt braking as they put a lot of stress on your tyres. Smooth, safe driving is not only better for your tyres, but more importantly for you as a driver too.

Watch out for overloading. Driving on an overloaded tyre is hazardous. When your car is carrying too much weight, it can create excessive heat inside your tyres—and that can cause sudden tyre failure.

Never exceed the maximum load rating of your tyres, which you can find on the sidewall of the tyre, or in the owner’s vehicle manual. When you replace a tyre, make sure the new one has a load-carrying capacity equal to or greater than the tyres that originally came with your vehicle.

p/s: Thanks for the good article. For more details, you guys can go to http://www.tyrepac.com.my

Monday, August 3, 2009

LOLx


Here are same videos that make me laugh and fell from the chair.
Very funny
You should see it
What happens if ....

A girl in a drift car?

OR

A scaredy-cat inside a rally car?

HA HA HA

=P