The F31

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The F31

So, i bought an Infiniti M30 (Nissan F31) about a month after the crash and drove it stock for another month or two. Then I tore it down and put the sr in along with some upgrades and some s chassis suspension. It took a couple weeks. I’ve been out to two events now and I’m planning on a few more soon. This weekend I also did a lot of Industrial and on-ramp drifting with some friends. Including my buddy Darren with the cressida above. I’m just enjoying this car too much to document the work. 😉

Gone Forever.

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Got T-boned making a left at a green light a few weeks ago. The guy came flying out of the dark with no headlights.I made a decent amount of cash back from his insurance and will be transplanting the entire power-train/drive-train into my new chassis.

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There’s no hope for the old chassis as it is shaped like a banana at the moment. Also, my HKS coilovers were destroyed. It’s pretty heartbreaking to see my work end up like this. I started working entire summers and during school doing manual labor in the 8th grade to save for this car. The attention to detail came down to things like $100 nismo bolts for the ring gear on the LSD. I didn’t cut a single corner on this car and most likely would have never sold it if it didn’t end up like this. On the bright side I will be building up a pretty fresh and unique chassis to continue drifting.

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R.I.P s13 you will be missed.

PARC

so this past weekend my good friend aaron and i took a little trip to PARC (Pats acres racing complex). i learned a lot about my car given that i’ve never had an ebrake prior to this track and i’ve never needed to left-foot brake before. overall it was an amazing time!

the track layout for parc. the short crossover sections were blocked off so we drove the whole track.

track was a bit tough at first and i got a little crazy and got stuck lol. after that it was game on

me dirt dropping.

aaron and i getting in some tandems

aaron getting crazzy as usual and hitting that 3 wheel motion!

i found that having to use an ebrake was a lot less natural feeling than i hoped it would be but i figured it out by the end of the day. my car did wind up taking a huge beating though! i broke every single rubber exhaust hanger! ohh well such is the life of a drift car 🙂

for a full picture gallery check out thats siiick and hopefully i’ll get some decent videos up here soon too!

-alex

you could call this an intro i suppose.

well i should start off with my name i suppose. my names alex, i’m 22 (23 in 14 days), and i drive a pile of sh*t hatchback s13! i was first introduced into drifting back in ca around the same time as tokyo drift came out, although that wasn’t the intro. if i remember correctly, tony angelo and jtp came to uti and did a “demo” in the back lot. initially i wasn’t as intrigued as i was with road racing and auto cross. then i moved to washington state where my friend would take me to our local track. once again i was impressed but not intrigued. then i hopped in a car. game over. i was hooked. 2 years later and i bought my first project.

1989 s13 hatchback with a ka24de swapped in already. bought it barely running on bald tires. ultimate goal was immediate 1jz swap. better judgement was keep the dual cam, and rock it hard. went with the footwork first.

coils and adjustable arms. nothing fancy, gr+ coils and fortune auto adjustable arms. kept the car at a functioning height as i’m not a fan of low. looks cool but not for me. then i got a fantastic deal from garage autohero

and with that deal, knuckles came into play! also got some new steer tires and a decent alignment. and so the car went on for a bit. swapped out power doors for manual doors, the car got gutted and i rattle canned it. i figured it was fitting seeing as this car is meant to be driven hard and aggressively. a missle car if you will 🙂

http://vimeo.com/49581079 <——— that lead to…

and thats a bit about me and my car!

-alex

Sa22c Build

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Sa22c Build

What’s up guys, I’m Korpsey and I’m a new moderator for the RG blog. I’m beginning my first ever build of my ’85 RX7 FB and I’m more than excited to dig my hands under the hood of this little thing.

And what’s under the hood? An ancient carbed 12A. This thing was an amazing piece of innovation for its time, being one of the first commercial rotaries available to consumers but now it’s pretty much a piece of junk. We reconnected most of the emission lines because the previous owner had stuffed some of them up with bolts or spark plugs. Imbecile. So the plan is to go fuel injected with the twin turbo 13B out of the FD as soon as possible, doubling the amount of HP the Sa makes.

Here’s the fun part. Not. First you have to spray starter fluid into the air filter or else the engine won’t even start. It takes about 15 minutes to warm up, holding in the Choke and pumping the gas, then it probably takes another 10 minutes of driving around until it has enough power to idle on it’s own. It makes very little power and burns a lot of oil too. This is why the 12A has got to go.

The stock interior is in fair condition but as soon as I get the new engine it’s all coming out. Whatever is unnecessary to performance will go; carpet, trim, panels, etc.

In the long run the Sa should have a redesigned suspension system in compensation for the solid rear axle. The factory height is hideous in the rear and should definitely be running a reverse-rake in my opinion. My baby is going to be low, you know?

If you’re familiar with Nick’s build then you would know the iconic paint job that it sports. Well that was done by me and once my little Sa has got the new motor I will be doing a similar paint scheme with drawings and graffiti all over, but that’s going to be a little while from now.

The Sa is a rare car to build and that’s what makes me so interested in it. I hope that you’ll keep up with the project and watch it flourish.

Until next time~

-KRPSY

S13 progress

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Downpipe was hanging too long.

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Had Jeff cut it shorter by an inch and weld it up with a 3″ inlet, so I could use my Silk Road Elbow.

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My buddy Alex helping out on the car. He’s the guy with the grey hatch with white wheels you’ve seen on here. He’ll be posting with us soon.

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Replaced an RLCA after a freeway on-ramp incident a while back.

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Replaced the leaking oem bov with a Greddy unit and did regular maintenance along with much better plugs and water pump.

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Also made a methanol spray set-up for my smic.

All this stuff was done months ago, but my car hasn’t changed much since. I got tired of being super-low and raised the car an inch in the front. I will never lower it again. It handles so much better with the current height. I’m getting ready for another round of events here soon. Looking into making some lock-stops tomorrow!

Red Redemption

I haven’t had much time to work on the blog lately due to another move and lack of internet. I’ve also been very occupied with fixing up my car and drifting. In the process forgetting to share. Between school and only one job now I should have more time to post. Also, In the next week or so I’ve got a couple other buddies joining the game. One of them being a helper since 09′.  He’s the one that painted nick’s A60 and made the red gorilla logo back when it all started. Time to get this ball rolling again!Image