HELLO AND WELCOME!
With the recent migration to the new website, I probably seem like a newcomer too now but rest assured that is not the case. Figure an intro is needed?
I'm Muzahid, ive been a Japan resident for a good few years now (Gunma for a few months, and now Tokyo for the most part). I moved to Gunma initially and lived with my uncle for a while, with the main objective of getting my engineering degree from the University of Tokyo (yeah, long ass commutes those were). A few months later i decided to make the move to Tokyo though. And upon finally getting my degree a few months ago, i was lucky enough to land a job at the prestigious Nismo Omori Factory! Ive been working there as a service bay manager, dealing with cars that come in for a top-up or mods, and assigning mechanics accordingly to keep everything tidy. Thats about it for an intro i think.
BUT WAIT! What about my cars you may ask?
Feel free to go have a look-see! But regardless as a brief rundown, heres my current collection list
aaaaanyway, if you've been hopping around everyone elses threads, you may already be aware of a good chunk of us attending the Ebisu summer matsuri. whilst a few of us (namely BigSmoke) covered the whole event in general, AJ (RocketBunnyS13) had the idea that the rest of us just showcase the car we used. Here's my whip of choice for some quality SkiDRaCinG
1996 Nissan Skyline R33 GTS25-t!
I've only owned this car for a few months now, its not packing a lot of firepower or even mods in general. But that means its just the ideal grass-roots drift car! We're looking at a bone stock RB25DET with nothing but a Tomei Expreme Ti exhaust. And as for suspension it has Cusco Street Zero-A coilovers. The rest of the tasteful mods are all listed below in my attempt of a magazine feature style photo set!
Fast forward next day...
As u may know from AJ (RocketBunnyS13)'s RP thread, we decided to paint my R33's bodykit right after the matsuri. And DAMN it did rly need that
The painted kit pretty much added the style up altogether!
I did a bit more style enhancement on this car recently too, we'll talk about that in a minute.
HOOOO BOI has this thing gone through an absolute glow up! The last time you saw it was when i purchased the car, about 3-4months ago now maybe. It was pretty much a parts car, originally residing in Bosnia. rolling shell, cut fenders, next to no interior, fucked up paint. Heres what it looked like
The first thing i did is send it to VStanced garage for a full respray, including a new bodykit and some minor suspension work to get it rolling right. I told them to take their time with the chassis, while i work on deciding what kinda body kit i wanted.
Aaaaaand heres what it boiled down to
BIG REVEAL! (somewhat)
Spirit REI Front and Rear bumpers, INGS R Spec sideskirts, Origin Lab rear overfenders, and rolled stock front fenders. All finished in a lovely shade of blue with a black roof and A-pillars!
The fellas at VS garage had the courtesy to do a 5-lug swap as well! alongside somewhat refreshing the stock suspension bits and throwing some shorter springs on. Before taking delivery i decided to put on a set of spare R33 stockies + spacers that i had laying around.
BUT WAIT THERES MORE
I didnt exactly take delivery of the car from VS garage, i had it towed directly over to our dear friend Ren (Renaruto)'s garage, Car Shop R-Style.
I initially planned to just have some window stickers put on and maybe some interior refreshment over Ren's garage. But in the end i just said fuck it, and we co-designed a livery for it.
HERES WHAT WE ENDED UP WITH..
CLARIFYING JUST IN CASE, the exterior is still W.I.P. just like the rest of the car!
It's basically screaming for more aero, and more importantly wheels that fit better. Both are coming soon! And i may put some more decals on the hood and front fenders too
Other than what i've just said, i'll let you be the judge of if the livery looks any good so far
BACK TO R33 STUFF...
I took it over to Ren's shop to apply some final touches to the 200SX and then finally have it towed back over to our garage, but then i figured i had some time left so why not give this thing a bit more sauce too
About an hour and a half of fiddling around later....
We decided to fill up the empty windows with whatever stickers Ren had lying around
except for the KamiSama stickers (Shoutout to BigSmoke!) which we had to print out
It's been a fun ride with this thing.
Back on the old site i said i'd be putting this thing up for sale, and surely enough i did. LUCKILY HOWEVER, Guess who the buyer is lmao
None other than AJ (RocketBunnyS13) was absolutely DYING to take this thing off my hands as soon as he heard im selling it. And as his birthday just passed a week ago, i decided to hook him up.
The car is now officially his for a modest 10,000V$. Undervalued for a pristine E46, but hey its his birthday. Least i could do i guess
Im very glad that even though i no longer own it, the car is not leaving our garage and i can maybe even take it out for a spin every now and then!
ENJOY THE CAR MY MAN! It won't let you down im sure
And last but not least, a new daily!
Ive been in need of a solid, comfy, staple daily for a while now. Hopping between shitbox to shitbox was getting kind of annoying to say the least
Luckily, a while ago i came to know that Ben (Benny) was selling his rebuilt W204 C63 AMG for an absolute bargain. Everything matched up my criteria so i decided to hop on it! I transferred the asking 12,000 V$ to Benny and he shipped the car over all the way from Oklahoma!
Now when i say rebuilt, im talking about just the engine. these 6.2L 450hp V8's are known to have some issues from the factory, but Benny and Lagano have rebuilt it and addressed most of the issues so it should be good for daily usage! (haha yes time to go broke from gas expenses)
Interior wise its pretty clean and everything seems to be working, as expected from a late '00's Mercedes. Its plenty comfortable and roomy too!
I decided to take out to the local touge once too, to test how exactly it feels under some "juice"
And just as i expected from a W204 AMG, things absolutely ROWDY ASF! like the moment u tap the gas mid corner the back end kicks right out
So far im VERY happy with this purchase even though its a bit out of my comfort zone. As for build plan, i dont think i'll mod it too much. Not power wise at least cuz it definitely doesnt need it. Style wise, lets see where time takes us!
Anyway, thats all for now! ive been off the groove for a while so apologies if the typing is all over the place, but i hope you enjoyed and thanks for hopping by!