Catch up on the white car

This is a picture catch up on what’s happened with the white m30 over the last year. The last picture is how it currently looks now.

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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

Prep for Packwood

Aside

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Cut up my fender liners and used the pieces to cover up the cavity behind the fender. No more digging out clumps of leaves.

 

Also did an alignment on Alex’s car to prepare for Packwood this weekend.James got another Mr2. This one’s an AW11 with a diamond in the rough. A silver top 4age that’s built and boosted.

Notched my strut towers to get some more camber.

I’ve also been mounting tires like crazy and I’m almost ready for this two day event. 🙂

 

Mundane maintenance day

Today’s sudden sunshine provoked me to get some work done on the supra

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ever since the engine rebuild ive been running around with no muffler, much to the dismay of the local police force. I finally took the time to bend some piping and weld on a muffler.

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threw on some black header paint and called it good

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my car was also in need of some brake pads so i threw some on while i had the car off the ground for the exhaust (you can see my kybs nicely from here 🙂 )

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here i am compressing one of the front brake cylinders.

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fresh break pads 😀 ready to go pick up some jdm food, yo

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