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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

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

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. 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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JDMYard Private Track Day 7th October, 2015

JDMYard trackday R33 Mirage YEZZ

With Pearl under wraps for most of the year, Jay and his  R33 decided to attend the latest JDMYard trackday with our good friend the 00-YEZZ Turbo Mirage. The Fridge only managed to break a swaybar mount this time around, the PB unfortunately will have to wait till next time when new MCA X-Series coilovers are fitted as only a …

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DIY: S15 Diff Oil Change

S15 Diff Oil Change

Ever wondered what those clunky or chattering noises are coming from the rear of your beloved S15? Hopefully it’s not your exhaust dragging on the ground but instead is the cries from your diff begging for some new fluids to bask in. Even though these noises are all too common in a mechanical type LSD, a fresh batch of fluids …

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DIY: Hardrace Front Castor Rods Replacement on Nissans

Ever looked underneath your car and realised that the OEM castor rod bushing’s are cracked and leaking some oil residue? Well you’re not alone – you my friend have suffered from castor rod bush death just like all the other Nissan Silvia, Skyline or Stagea owners! Nissan castor rods have a pressed liquid filled bush which was designed to reduce …

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WTAC 2014: Time Attack Glory

WTAC 2014 Scorch Racing S15

Three days under the scorching Sydney sun didn’t do my skin any favours. If anything, it left me with a horrible shirt tan that will forever stain my summer image and probably take most of next year to even out (yep still there). “Was it worth it though? Most definitely” Bolting on another day from last year, the Yokohama Advan …

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