20 March 2012

A Full Weekend

Well I haven't updated in a while, I got a new exhaust on the car. It was a huge hassle but after all is said and done it sounds pretty damn good (how many 1jz don't sound good? lol)

Then Saturday night I was out at the local kart track bruising ego's and generally having a good time. Walked outside to go to my car and the douchenozzel that parked in front of me somehow didn't see my 4dr boat and backed into the front of my car at about 10mph.


So the way the insurance works over here I might have a Car Modify wonder carbon Hood and Full Aero Kit to help me with the healing process haha. I almost thanked the dude.

Then the next day went up to the ring and did a lap or two.

Then I got this shit in the mail, the FIRST set of JZX100 PSM Pro coilovers made, one of their fender rollers and new alloy lugs.

16kg Front 12Kg Rear

Now I don't have drive to on these sloppy boner Tein HA's anymore. Plus I can roll my fenders and get lower. Im stoked!

13 March 2012

New best lap time

lately I have been going to the local Kart track pretty frequently (original post/video about it here). I have managed to claw my way down from a personal best 48.58 second lap the first time I visited the track to a 46.20 second time on Sunday. I am now within 7 tenths of the track record (45.58). The first time I was at the track I didn't think I could find that much time no matter how much I practiced. But now I am hitting 46 second laps pretty consistently now and getting faster little by little. Once the track warms up a bit and if I can loose a bit of weight then I think I'll be in the high 45's in a month or so. Im fucking stoked!

08 March 2012

Vroom Vroom...psssh

About 6 months ago I was looking at ebay looking for X100 parts for my chaser and I happened upon a really nice Trust built used exhaust that was in japan but would ship internationally. It was a really good deal right around 340 bucks (CHEAP). I being the price minded person I am held myself back for ohh about 5 mins and then clicked the buy it now button like it owed me money.  To save even more money I had it sent by sea freight which was the cheapest and slowest (2 months) form of shipping offered but as it was about to be winter time I was in no hurry to subject my new exhaust to the snow and salt of the Fatherland. So slow shipping would save me a fair bit of money I sat back and awaited for it to show up.

Fast forward about 3 months I get a notice in the mail in German but I really have no idea what it says. I decipher that its about a package that I have to pick up. I was pretty excited as I was sure it was my exhaust and amazingly i had been right but in my poor understanding of German I didn't read that it would only be held for 2 weeks and then it would be sent back. Well I a was a bit late and well... you can guess what happened.

So the exhaust got sent back to Japan. Not only that they sent it express so the shipping cost nearly double what the slow shipping did. I got an Email from the seller saying it was sent back to him, he was very confused and rightfully so. I explained what happened and said that I would pay for what they charged him and pay for another round of slow sea shipping so that I could get it back here. So I have now paid in shipping almost about 200 bucks more than what I paid for the exhaust! Waiting around for another 3 months I finally see the notice in my box and I was off like a shot to the customs office to where they were holding it ransom. I lied said it was a gift and got it duty free suckers! I was all happy until about two days later when I tried to install it.

Turns out that it was shipped to me missing the cat to muffler pipe.... GRRRRRRR. So I had a word with the seller and he said as far as he knew it was supposed to be a cat back system but he would make it up to me at a later order. Since it is is not a new exhaust I guess there really is no way that he could just have a pipe to give me if he didn't have it in the first place. So I took the car to a local muffler shop and had them weld me up a pipe to fit. Which in Germany costs alot of fricken money. About 285 bucks! Crap I have spent nearly 900 US Dollars on a USED exhaust! Thats what I was thinking but then I heard it.... and suddenly the money didn't really matter anymore because it sounds exactly how I wanted it to. =)

I'll post up a video in a couple days of what it sounds like.