Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Well friends, I couldn't play until tomorrow due to my job(S) and my family matters.
I was so busy sending Max Power batteries, chargers & etc to our local hobby shop.
I spent this evening visiting my Ceffy spray job progress...
Friday, February 18, 2011
This year I need show some love to my real A31 more than ever.
All this while it had been well taken care of on its performance and practicality but not the look that much.
This year shall be a great year with many exciting things to happen.
I decided to spice it up with my daily car new look.
I sent it to Ah Sing from Soon Sing Motor workshop at Sime UEP Industrial Park and let Ah Sing and his team do his magic.
Recently if you read K-Kompak magazine, you will notice the Blue MYvi /Passo featured as the cover.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
After looking at my history, i never use other than NISSAN car, i sold it.
For now, it is still unbroken, maybe in the future who knows.... :)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I received new Power balance stocks recently and I want it to be drift inspired colour, I chosed fluorescent GREEN.
Bought new set of rims just to match.
Some people had doubt on Power Balance, i'm using it for the positive effect to me, mylar or not who cares, its mine and the athletes still using it till now.
Most people buy the pirated/ counterfeit one, what did they expect it to works? buy originals or don’t buy at all.
Do I look like I care? hahahahaha!
I had tested the car after the lower deck mods posted recently. Feels right but can be much better. The rear had more traction due to the flex but feel unbalance. Further observation makes me realised that the LEFT side was having difficulties flexing to the left due to the servo mounting. It was designed to be mounted that way but it was not with super flex lower chassis. I had a solution for it...
As planned earlier (but not this radical....), i think that the servo must not be touching any part of the lower deck. It might be twisted due to the torque servo swing.
I decided to mount the EVERYTHING to the motor mount and let nothing touching decks.
Using a carbon panel, I customised the servo holder and the esc mount. It took me 2 days to really find the best absorber setup for the new flex. I am so happy, i'm going to stick to the current setup. Trust me, the "floating" component makes the biggest difference.
The upper decks were leave as stock due to the flex from below is sufficient for my driving style.
STD TC-D = Have to set soft suspension = losing overall grip on high traction track
Crabsteer SPL = Can to set from soft to Medium suspension settings = Can adjust overall grip on high traction track such as carpet
This is not a normal?.. GOKIL? Overkill?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This time they had used the clay, primer it and spray over.
Ever wonder why they are Japanese? They start many good things. :)
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Similar to Overdose but still different. In my opinion the Flexibility is moderate.
Forgot to take the manufacturer or designer name. :(
I dont know why i like to talk about CHASSIS so much, but I know I want it ALL. :)
Stay tune this coming Monday for my Version 2 Crabsteer SPL mods details. Going to HPC to test it now! Ciao! :)
Honestly i like most of the VDF except for the steering parts.
To all the VDF owners, here is another option just for you. I know someone who will get this, order yours now :)
Focus on roll of the car. Check out the top deck improvements and overal flex.
The japanese still review this as RIGID. So we need more flex? I know i do. :)
The below is their 55 degrees UJs.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
There were lots of email enquiries coming to me and I'll be glad to reply all. Some of the issues were some of the email were from "anonymous". I appreciate if you can send me from your personal email address so I can attend to it.
I'm so glad to see my readers getting wider range and from various countries. We share info and opinions for this exiting hobby.
Thank you for your supports! Appreciate it. :)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
News comes to us from the international staff at Tomei Powered in Machida that Naoki Nakamura, the reigning champion of the D1SL series in 2010 and here pictured with Takuya Hamakawa of Car Studio (D-Max), is now set to return for the 2011 season. In what competition you ask? We have very informed ideas about that…
The main point here is that, as 7tune reported, Keiichi Tsuchiya is looking to start a new series very shortly and we can confirm after having spoken to Dorikin about the matter, that the new series will begin this year between March and April. This places nicely for a man looking to bounce back and make amends.
This also ties in well with the budding ambitions of a talented driver who buys his products from a well established company like Tomei Powered. This show of commitment might be just the tonic needed in a difficult situation such as this.
While not wishing to take a stance that condones the actions of Nakamura, there is no denying his ability on a circuit and that is the place that web want to see him excel, so 7tune would like to wish him all the best in his endeavors for the 2011 season.
Taken from 7tune.com
Since Tsuchiya is no longer with D1, Naoki had opportunity to do it right again in with a new organizer. When D1 decide to remove his car D1 sticker at recent TAS, it had made a clear statement. Ada rezeki tak kemana... :)
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The trophy for the final round and the overall championship of 3 rounds. Kudos to MOD for the high quality prizes.The Street Jam giveaway! Springs (yummy!!!) and others
Among the 25 participants for the day..
Wong gave the briefing (below). Among the improvements were the tsuiso battle will require the participants to follow the brushings and clipping points. Compare to before the lead car can take any racing lines and the chase car will suffer due to inconsistency of the lead cars. Now both car need to follow the racing line and we can see closer tandem than before. If not participant will be too careful and thinking too much on the opponent next line.
These rule was not implemented in the expert class yet, but soon, we need to up skill our drifters to be competitive internationally. Wong added, in the actual Street Jam format for example, during the tsuiso battle, both participant need to follow all clipping & brushing points to be eligible for thr round point. If we missed to get even 1/4 of the giving marked points, the tsuiso will be considered 0. Spunned will be considered 0 as well as usual.
Steering work need to be consistent and in the future maybe 4wd with no overdive or underdrive will not be permitted to compete. (camana nak jaga steering kalau 4wd kann...
We need to set the HIGH standards of countersteering RC Drifting from now on.. :)
THE RESULTS: EXPERT CLASS
Wak, 3rd Place Expert Class
Wak Taen, 1st Place Expert class (Maxpower PRO battery user) hehehe
THE RESULTS: EXPERT CLASS
Nilai Chong, 2nd Place OVERALL Championship
Eric, OVERALL Champion for Street Jam
RTM crews from "In-trends" segments covering the event nationwide.
Best 8 Super Expert for me this round. Will do better next time. Thank you to Wong and MOD crew for such an awesome event, to Maxpower for an awesome supports and thank you Steven for the transportation that day.