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DIY: GReddy Sump for Nissan SR20DET

Greddy Sump SR20DET

If your car see’s the track regularly or you simply want to stare at a cool “SR20” logo when you’re rolling around underneath your car then installing a GReddy sump (or oil pan) is for you. It’s that extra bit of security when you’re going full out on the track since it provides extra oil capacity and maintains oil in …

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Intima Brake Pads Review – SR & Type D

Intima SR R33 GTST 350z Brembo

Minh – trak180 Brakes for me is an area that needs to work well to be in a good mental state to push hard out at the track. A firm pedal feel with consistent braking power allows for uninterrupted focus. With the vast array of brands out there it can be quite a daunting task choosing an option to start …

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The Honda Civic Type R FK2 – Quick Spin

Civic Type R FK2

Like Toyota and Subaru, Honda had been quiet for a lengthy period of time. Their last car to don the fabled Type R badge was the FD2 & FN2 Civic which ceased production in 2011. In the day and age where forced induction is now seen mainstream, many brand loyal devotees questioned Honda’s strategy as their underpowered naturally aspirated works …

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DIY: 350Z Brembo Brakes Conversion for Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-t / GTS / GTS-4 & Silvia S13 / S14 / S15

Brembo 350Z R33_00

Been to a few track days, cycled through different pads and still not stopping down the main straight like you should? Either she goes on a diet and loses her interior, audio equipment, sound deadening and extra bolts/nuts/cabling OR you could just buy her a birthday present. Hmmmmmmmm I think Brembo brakes are the perfect present! There are actually a …

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DIY: Nissan Silvia (200SX) S15 SR20DET Head Removal

SR20DET Head Removal

“One does not simply remove the head off a SR20DET” By far this has been the biggest job ever that I’ve single handedly completed on my Nissan Silvia S15. It really tested my “built not bought” mentality and at times made me loathe the damn thing –  chances are you might end up hating your car too. Whether you’re replacing a …

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Touge Attack with Fun2Drive Japan

Fun2Drive and trak-life feature

There we sat, the 7 of us nodding off intermittently on the Odakyu highway bus en route to our Hakone destination in Japan. Besides the gorgeous scenery and abundant onsens, this area is renowned for it’s iconic twisty roads as featured in Initial D and is also home of our destination Fun2drive. Before my very recent trip to Japan, I …

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Earn Your Stripes

Minh joins the trak-life team

Hi guys! My name is Minh and I’m the new creative director for trak-life. I come from a design background and specialise in graphic design, photography and illustration. I came onboard late last year during the downtime to revamp the brand’s identity and website. The team realised that moving forward in 2016 would benefit from a restructure of editorial and pictorial …

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Downtime Reflections

Pearl 200SX S15 Block Exposed

Phil It feels like an absolute eternity since my last trak-life post. And it might as well have been considering Pearl remained mostly unchanged for 2015 and we only slotted in three trackdays (so sad). Alas life priorities just happen to get in the way. Sure, getting married and jetting out for a honeymoon is all well and good but …

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DIY: MCA X-Race Coilover Install for Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-t

R33 MCA Upgrade Banner 01

In the pursuit of happiness (and fantastic lap times), it quickly became apparent that my old humble Bilstein Shock Absorbers and Eibach spring combination just didn’t cut it anymore. I know I know, Fridge the heavy R33 was never intended to be a track car let alone be equipped with spine shattering springs. Something’s got to give and it ended up being the …

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DIY: HICAS Delete with HICAS Eliminator Kit

HICAS  00

HICAS. Seemingly a good idea in theory, not so good on the real world tarmac. As a result, the chances of finding an aftermarket HICAS lock out bar on any Nissan equipped with this controversial technology is almost guaranteed. Yet even with a HICAS lock out bar installed, does your car still feel a little sloppy around corners and isn’t hugging the ground as if it …

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