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DIY: 200SX S15 Dump pipe

It occurred to me the other day while working on some niggly engine bits, that Pearl was still running the factory dump pipe – it was obvious by build up of rust around the heat shield. The damn thing was holding back some of my precious kW’s! So a few days and $109 later, I was holding a shiny 3” …

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Pearl: Humble Beginnings

“PEARL” – 1999 JDM Silvia SPEC R S15 200SX Pearl has seen minimal modifications since my acquisition early 2012, many of the mods listed here fortunately came with the car. Goodbye to the subjective 3 spoke Stern wheels (each to their own) and Vertex eyelids… and hello to more power and style! There is plenty more to come, this is …

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Trackday Chronicles II: Sky’s the limit?

Waiting eagerly in my garage was my pride and joy Sky (SKY-180), a recently acquired 180SX with R32 GTS-T running gear and a RB20DET making about 170kw atw. Although she was an impulse buy due to massive turbo withdrawals, Sky’s primary goal was to do blisteringly quick lap times at the track. Her first appearance at the track would be …

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Cruising Culture – What Happened?

It strikes most people that car enthusiasts belong on the track and not so much on the street, but if you look back in time, car enthusiasts were just as hip as the guy in skinny leg jeans carrying the latest Macbook Air. What has changed so much in a few decades that has scarred the public thinking that car …

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Fridge: Insert Credits to Play

‘Fridge’ – Nissan Skyline R33 Series 2 GTS-t So I honestly thought no more imported sports cars… how wrong I was to ever even say that to myself. It all started with Flop, he was keen to get back into the car scene and didn’t want to do it alone. That was all the incentive I needed and surely soon …

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Is Trance Making a Comeback in Australia?

Many moons ago, when the internet was starting to spurt its roots, the information superhighway looked like TRON, the MP3 format appeared like military code and having 56kbps dial-up was a premium service, trance as we all know it now was a massive scene. It was common place in clubs and featured more frequently than not at music events, not …

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VSCCS Scheme For Vehicle Modifications

Remember the good old days when modifying your car wasn’t so complicated and strict? Even coppers at times would compliment your car and its modifications and there was a form of mutual respect built. Those days are since long gone and all that’s left is to  reminisce and drain our wallets with petty rules and fines. The Roads and Maritime …

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Trackday Chronicles I: How It All Began

It was my 34th lap around Trial Mountain and I was getting frustrated as to why my lap times were not getting significantly better. I was pushing my car so hard around the track that my eyes were dry from not blinking and my shirt was drenched in sweat… and then I needed a toilet break so I hit pause. …

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Is It Rap or Crap?

It is just me or has the current hip hop music scene gone by the wayside? Sure there there still geniuses such as Jay-Z and Kanye (Watch The Throne is a great album) pumping juicy beats and lyrical masters like Lupe Fiasco writing tight rhymes, but there’s a feeling that the urban music world is just not love and hip …

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Dress the Part and Get Noticed

It’s a simple fact of life that most men are not overly conscious about what they wear… so long as it’s comfortable. I’ll admit that I’ve worn ratty old t-shirts, matched with an unshaven face and unkempt hair out to places. More of an eye-sore than a sight for sore eyes to be honest. But on those occasions the only …

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