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Glad they didn't go with that version of the FD
1 day, 2 hours ago on Deep Inside LA’s Hidden Car Vault
BBS RS are 3 piece, not 2.
Nice rod, I've been watching it on a forum I frequent. Great build and great to see someone young into these sort of cars!
2 days, 7 hours ago on ’33 Chevy Master Class:</br> From Barn Find To Bangin’ Frame
@Motor Maniac When you're 22 and you live at home with no outgoing costs apart from maybe a mobile phone, you can throw every single dollar you earn into a car. I built a big dollar car at that age, and 2 semi-decent builds before it. I could have almost bought a small house outright for the amount of cash I threw into 3 or 4 cars before I hit 25! As for the skill, I guess it comes with practice and having others help you along the way.
@kphillips9936 @Matt Jones @Spaghetti You see that's the thing though, what offends some, may not offend
others, it's all subjective. For me that beetle is offensive. It's
"stance" is whack, so is the V8 and the fact that it's a fatty. I don't
like Corvettes of any kind, and the 2 RX7's pictured are not to my
3 weeks, 3 days ago on A Fast Friday Night In Middle Georgia
I like almost everything, even the wing! But those canards really ruin it for me.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on A BMW M3 With A JDM Twist
@kphillips9936 I see plenty here that offends the eye, but each to their own hey?
@JMax Paint Garage LLC Yes, because everyone wants to copy Mexico.
4 weeks ago on What Does It Mean To Be An Automotive Enthusiast?
I love a nicely slammed beetle, this is no exception.
I love ratty beetles, however I do not love fake patina.
I was reminded of the killers mask from SCREAM when I spotted his ear lobe in the 5th photo.
Why is a beard now known as a hipster beard(as someone on here commented), can't men just enjoy their face pubes?
Why must people hate on SH for running an article like this. I care not for the Kiwi Kuda feature, or the Hoonigan article(what even is Hoonigan?), or the drifting SLS article so I don't click on them, let alone get in there and have a massive whinge.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on What Does It Mean To Be An Automotive Enthusiast?
@Mike Garrett @Spaghetti It was just that you called it "Itsukushima Island" which confused me a bit.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 24 Hours In Hiroshima
Isn't that Miyajima Island? Awesome place, unfortunately we were there at high tide, but the sunset on the Torii more than made up for the lack of being able to walk out to it.
Why were the comments disabled for the E36's? I like them, now that I know the back story, I'd prefer it if they were M3's rather than $500 jalopies, and the wheels specs of 17x10.5 -30 and -60 were a bit dubious to me, or was that with 30mm and 60mm spacers? I'd go the Nomad and the A7 to round out my top 3.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Cars Of May
Meh. Just don't do the camo again.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Mad Mike x Miura: Virtual Becomes Reality
2 months ago on Six Of The Best From SoWo
Last Jetta is minty!!!
2 months ago on SoWo Or Bust: Georgia Does Wörthersee
The rear look horrendous. Like a pigeon toed bulldog with hip dyplasia trying to take a dump.
2 months ago on 2015 Mustang: To Wide, Or Not To Wide?
@John Agreed and agreed, on all points! Amazing car, looks stunning, but I was hanging to see this purple leather and it's barely shown, and where it is shown, it looks rather black. And no wheels specs!?!?!
2 months, 1 week ago on Bruised Egos – Jeremy Whittle’s Black on Purple BMW 740iL
Top of page 2 = WIN!
2 months, 1 week ago on This Isn’t Your Average Car Park
@Anthraxxx I know what NZ is......but that car isn't in NZ
2 months, 1 week ago on Introducing The Wekfest Five
@Jake Laird"There is nothing on it that is innovative, ORIGINAL, or creative."
The fact that it is original and unmessed with(for the most part) is what makes it cool. An unmolestered car, dumped on some nice wheels is hardly new and certainly didn't come about recently to fit in with "stance". What perplexes me is that people think the word stance can be used to describe a modification style. It's simply a word(that has been around forever) that describes, more or less, how a car sits.
Maybe it did neither....drive nor handle before the owner got their hands on it. Perhaps he's done a good thing by putting it back on the road. It certainly wouldn't take much to remove the suspension and wheels and get it back to how someone else might like to be.
"No vehicle is looked down upon and there’s no attitude"
^^^^^This is the key to Japan being on top IMHO.
I love the different colored bays on those 4 Honda's, and you're right, I'm also often disappointed by the lack of work that goes into so many engine bays over there.
2 months, 1 week ago on Operative Word: Low
This is why I hate Amercanised drift(assuming this is all American which I'm sure it it, but can't be bothered reading). Too much sponsor based crap with humungous, unrealistic build budgets and way over the top HP for a sport that doesn't REALLY require it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Pick Your Weapon: The Engine Bays Of Formula Drift
I'm certainly a 4 door/wagon fan over sports cars and coupes, so this I can dig. The GTR doesn't do a whole lot for me, but some highly modded versions of this would get me excited for sure.
3 months ago on The Four-Door GT-R Creeps Closer
3 months ago on Cars = Happiness: Life At Liberty Walk
@flushpoke For travel maybe, but to live it'd be hard and get tiresome I'd think
3 months, 1 week ago on Customs & Rods Invade Odaiba
So cool, Japan is always full of surprises!!
I'd seriously consider living there for a while if I could speak the language!
@RDS @kphillips9936Probably a play on ruthless too....but I can't see anything but roofles, like ruffles, but OO.....that'll stick with me now!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on You Know MADBUL And BADBUL…</br>Now Meet ROOFLS
"There are two things that Mike’s best known for in the world of drift:
his aggressive style behind the wheel, his off-track persona, and his
Isn't that 3 things!?!? ;)
It's great to see another all Mazda car come out of his workshop, but I hope he steers away from the camo thing this time. So it's obviously going to be 20B powered, but you say the most powerful yet....does a car like this really need 1000hp+ to drift?
@majik16106 Thanks! I've been to Akihabara but didn't see an abundance of them as you say. I was there with a mate(his choice) and the place wasn't really my thing, so I probably wasn't paying much attention that day. Nakano mall might be worth a try though. Kyoto is somewhere I don't think I'll be going back to any time soon as I've been there a few times now, but Osaka will be my fly in fly out city next trip, so I might look there too.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Shizuoka: The World Capital of Scale Models
E30 is boss.....
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Realism Gets You The Win
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Masters Of Detail. RC Drifting On Another Level
Do you have the ability to come up with something new? Something that continues with your theme and aesthetic, but a different look overall that we haven't seen from you before?
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Mr. Rocket Bunny Is Taking Your Questions
I have no problem with this car, air ride is removable and the motor is BMW as is the colour.....so what??
If it was on something like crazy hydraulics, had a 2JZ and was pink, then yeah I'd have issues with it.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on How To Make Enemies And Upset People
Love CLS Mercs, love the stance, love the wheels....
4 months ago on Rotiform’s Latest – Jason Whipple’s CLS55 AMG
@ls3_rob Never hopefully.....lets not ruin more FD's
4 months ago on Suits Racing. Aasbø and Rocket Bunny Mean Business!
@stayshift Reality express more like it.
@DB1985 It's all the same IMO, they all look the same, same kit slapped onto another car.....nothing interesting at all. And yes, people like it because the internet tells them to.....me, I prefer to like stuff I actually like, rather than because it's fashionable.
Any tips on where some of the bigger hobby/model/toy shops are in Tokyo or Osaka.....I've often enjoyed looking at and buying various ones at the events and shows over there, but never paid too much attention to finding a shop or two.
4 months ago on Shizuoka: The World Capital of Scale Models
Can anyone confirm the wheel/tyre sizes here? If they're 7's and 8.5's with 185/60's then my plans are out the window! I'd have thought a 185/60 would stretch a bit harder on an 8.5 and less on a 7......and front and rear seem to look pretty similar here.
Very cool little car though.....definitely appreciate the work!
4 months ago on The Smiling Assassin
@VictorVanderpooten Looks good, hey? It's hardly "stanced" though....bags and wheels don't ruin a car/van.
4 months ago on Drop Au Van, Liberty Walk Meet Citroen!
Cool! There's one in Nagano still working as a food van, ice cream in fact.....last time I was there there was a decent red FD parked behind it that looked like it hadn't been used in a while.
Wasn't that MK2 kit produced by Euro Magic for Rotiform....or is that just another version of the Liberty Walk/TRA Kyoto/Rocket Bunny conglomerate? Couldn't they have at least rattle canned the alternator black or something....nice car otherwise!
Love the creamy MK1 and that bus looks like it doesn't even have wheels and is just straight on the floor in some of the photo's!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Hors D’Oeuvres, Dub Scene Style
@SuzyWallace I guess I meant the stock cars that don't have open doors or open bonnets to show any sort of interior/bay work that may have been done. I also guess I meant things like the brand new MK7's or A5's etc that "appear" to only have wheels and suspension done, they may not, but if they have more, why not show it?!?!? All the other older stuff and stuff on full dispaly showing all the work, by all means they are worthy, but I stand by my comment regarding cars like that silver M3 even with Paddy's comments below! Air and rear wheels up front still do not a show car maketh, just my opinion of course.
And speaking of freezing fingers and toes at a car show in the winter when it's raining....I was at the JCCA New Year meeting this year at Fuji Speedway, and it was all of the above and I loved it!!!!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on More Than Volkswagens: </br>Ultimate Dubs 2014
"It’s not the weather that’s the depressing point for us, but rather the end of our show and motorsport season"
As much as I'd like to live in a colder climate, I really can't imagine having to pack my cars away for a few months and have everything car related come to and end......how sucky!?!?!?Now, to the event here.....I usually don't like to hate on events like this but since when did a fairly standard car, lowered(static or bags) on some expensive multi-piece wheels become a show car, or a build, or a project? That silver M3 is about as far from an inside worthy show car as some dudes Suzuki Sierra in the car park. Also, while whinging.....how is a wrapped, airbagged, fancy wheeled AMG "pushing things"????
/end rant :D
@Greg3032 Come on man, it takes A LOT of brain strain to pick out pink and blue to sticker up your car, it's design genius!!!! On another note, I'm not a fan of the "custom machined" waffles, which are really just flat pieces of metal, nor do I like the filled in triangle indent which start the basket weave design on the faces......don't modify perfection IMHO.
Nice car, it certainly looks good and I commend him on the mods, but it's really nothing super special......however with that said, I would own it and love it to death, it's really very nice!
4 months, 2 weeks ago on JSUTAI – Miro Sutai’s 1988 BMW E30 M3
@PavelSlapiSlapansky Cars that run certain times have to have certain length wheel studs in order to pass ANDRA tech. It basically is as Cooper says.....the longer the stud, the more thread that the wheel nut has to travel along before it can come all the way off....just makes it harder for a wheel to come loose/off.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on When Cubes Meet Compressors…</br>And The Street
@CPTNSLO This is my 1 dislike on this whole car.....I can't stand that stuff!!! Hydro-dipping is cool, but pick something that isn't mimicking a real finish.
@Jake Laird Yeah, if people like you would just not click on subjects like this and bother commenting negatively, that'd be great.
5 months ago on Osaka Auto Messe: When Things Get Crazy
I might avoid a classic type event next time I'm over.....I've been to a few now and would like to sample something more like this next trip......thanks for the coverage!
5 months ago on West-Side Style: Osaka Auto Messe
@Sebhelyesfarku Narrow minded soul......don't worry so much about what others CHOOSE to do to THEIR cars....whether you feel they're drivers cars or not......whatever that actually means!?!?!