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Trackday Chronicles V: Just Add Tyres

Trackday Chronicles Trak-life

As 2013 winds up, it is only natural to reflect upon the years highlights… the two last trackdays being one of those highlights. The biggest track upgrade of the year for Pearl was put to the test in the last two trackdays of the year which was the HSVOC trackday in October and a random Speed Off The Streets day …

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DIY: Replacing Power Steering Bushes on a Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-t

Ever wondered why your steering wheel feels a little “doughy” or unresponsive even after replacing your rack ends, tie rods and given it a good wheel alignment? It’s probably because you’re steering rack bushes have deteriorated which has allowed room for your steering rack to wiggle about. Not to worry though, it’s a relatively easy task to replace and best …

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WTAC 2013: The Wrap Up

WTAC 2013

Besides the F1 and the MotoGP, it’s quite rare to see Australia host an international motorsports event let alone make it popular. So when big names in the international tuning scene land on our shores to compete in the Yokohama Advan World Time Attack over two days, you know it’s a going to be good. Starting off in 2008 in …

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DIY: Nissan Skyline Radiator Replacement and Upgrade

Foot down, revs high, sweat dripping, you’ve got a record smashing lap lined up but then in the corner of your eye you see the water temperature frantically climbing towards the no go zone area. Disappointment rushes through you body as you know better to back off the noise pedal before you cause some irreversible damage to your vehicle. Time …

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SAU Skidpan Texikhana Day 7th October 2013

What better way to spend a long weekend than pedal to the floor and leaving tyre marks on the tarmac and make use of some old tyres. Well that’s exactly what Jay and other Skylines Australia members did on the recent Labour Day Monday, was great weather for it too! Here’s a little footage captured by one of the SAU …

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DIY: Nissan 200SX S15 Silvia Starter Motor Replacement

S15 Starter motor

Replaced the battery? Cleaned the battery terminals? Checked the grounding? Made sure it wasn’t the alarm or immobiliser? If your car still isn’t turning over still then the starter motor is most likely to blame. I recently went through this process of elimination with my Nissan 200SX S15 Silvia and it all came down to a dead starter motor. Technically, …

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HSVOC Trackday 22nd September 2013

With clouds looming and the forecast questionable, many were skeptical on how the day would turn out. Thankfully it ended up being one of the warmer Wakefield days, although a bit of rain around midday did put a halt on PB smashing temporarily. Definitely didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits though, as throughout the whole day the total pace and average lap …

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Is “Swiss made” Important? A Look Into German Watches

Ze Germans are famous for their cars, Oktoberfest, music, and all sorts of wursts. However they’re also receiving high praise for their watchmaking abilities. Although most people are looking for “Swiss made” watches, it would be foolish not to explore their European counterparts. Unlike the neutral Switzerland, Germany has been infamous for its scarred history. As a result, its watchmaking …

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How To Get Abs: The Truth

How to get six pack abs

FACT 1 – Everyone has abs. FACT 2 – Everyone wants to have a chiselled set of abs. FACT 3 – Most people can’t achieve this due to a high body fat percentage. Whether be at the beach or at a music festival, people will usually notice how your belly looks. Self conscious or not, I’m sure no one out …

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Take Her For a Drive

Girlfriend. Car. Cruise. Date. Pretty rare to find these four words in harmony in a sentence. Truth behold, they’re nearly impossible to be put together without some form of backhand to your face. Deny it as much as you want, your girlfriend (or wife) probably doesn’t like your prized bumpy, loud and attention seeking ride nor does she like to …

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