Sunday, December 28, 2008

Life as it is...

Right... haven't updated anything on the blog so far, but we've been having a flurry of activities...

First... Keisuke caught on the act of eating too much!!!!
Keisuke caught on the act
(OIII Youre going to get fat real soon if you keep that appetite up!!! xD)

Sadly since my dad took our camera for his business use :( so most of our activities were not captured on film :P

So we have been to 2 trips to Jln Sg Tekali Touge, wicked place for our noob level of skills :P

Sg Tekali Touge
(Hmmm... not sure if you can see it >.< ) Our first trip was merely just scouting the touge, we had passed through the touge once before with our normal daily cars so we just wondered how it will feel like if we were to go with the FC on that slice of road^^ Not to mention just because I just did an alignment check on the FC that day, just wish to feel how it feels on the touge^^ Alignment setting
(This is the previous messed up setting of the FC, obviously the FC has been seeing too many action without us taking a look at what those abuse has done to the alignment setting... :(
Just to share what the monitor shows:
Left front toe : -5.7
Front total toe : -12.8
Right front toe : -7.0

Left front camber : -2.46
Front Cross Camber : 1.27
Right front camber : -4.13

Left wheel caster : 3.03
Cross Caster : -0.12
Right wheel caster : 3.15

Yeah I know the setting is all screwed up :( thats why the FC felt soooooooooo nice after the service xD )

So our first night there was only the 3 of us... me, Keisuke and Cloud. And only with the FC, we went there almost close to midnight... and the touge were far more challenging than we thought.

The Sg. Tekali Touge were higher in altitude compared to most of our usual touge places, and the elevation was rather steep as well... so obviously being thrown left and right at high altitude need some getting use to :P

So the first night ended with all 3 of us getting our share of car sickness xD with Cloud almost to breaking point >.< Our next trip was with Keisuke's buddy, Azhan... he have a beautiful 1.3 M/T Satria, and when we were just about to have fun we found a problem with the FC turbo unit... a leak turbo gasket!!!! :( AWWW dang, there goes the FC into the workshop again :P Anyway, just as of today (28th dec) I went to Shah Alam to help my cousin register into UiTM... and just my lucky day, there is an AutoCross Championship being held at the Shah Alam Stadium!!! :D So here are some pics and vids of the day^^ enjoy!!! (Sorry for the bad quality pics and vids because we had to use our handphone camera :( ) Wicked MR2
(Nice and Wicked MR2 making its run^^)

Subaru Impreza
(This Subaru Impreza driver is probably one of the best driver here^^)

Redline Satria
(A RedLine Sponsored Satria, the driver is good too bad he keeps on mixing up the course T.T )

(Clean and tidy MR2)

Integra DC5
(A quite timid Honda Integra DC5, but you gotta love the VTEC roar ;D )

Battle scarred MR2
(A beautiful MR2 with some battle scars)

High drifting 180 SX
(The Coolest car around!!! The drifting happy 180SX, although the driver screw up on the course, but its sheer fun and awe seeing him drive^^)

Rx-7 FD3S
(The only rotary entry of the day, too bad the driver's skill is left much to be desired >.< )
(2 AE86 making their cool run back to back)

(A collection of cars making their run, dont mind the commentary from my Aunt^^)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A minute after midnight....

Gimme a minute after midnight...
(Classic ABBA song^^)

That what was our plan last night.... we had to pick up our mom at midnight, but we were too busy playing with the FC that only half past midnight did we remembered to pick her up!!! :-O


Anyway, last night started pretty slow... we just wanted to chill with the FC, not some full blown touge run, so we headed to our normal training ground... the cleared Pasar Malam area....

But when we arrived there, there was a cop waiting silently there... since we don't want any entanglement with the gangsters in white uniform... we decided to head to Putrajaya to 'lepak' at our normal bridge :-P

But that night it seems our 'normal' bridge is quite pretty occupied, with a lot of people passing by making us uncomfortable... so we headed to the PICC brige with is a lot bigger^^

(Keisuke and Zid driving around PutraJaya)

So we stayed there until close to midnight and off to the pasar malam lot again, and now its empty!!! :-D

hehehhe.... so we had a couple of empty water bottles to act as cones and we made a couple of drift attempt...

(Here's a vid of Keisuke trying to drift 90 degress through the cones^^)

Tried to do the big donut but never happened... and as I said before... it was past midnight, and we forgot our mom!!!! :-o

So we sent Zid back home and off we went to pick our mom with the trusty Howling Banshee :p

She was quite disappointed with us but what can we do =.=

The next night, the drift frenzy is still not over... we headed to the pasar malam lot quite early and bought a couple of mineral water as our cones again.... (got to buy a real one =.=)

This time around we were getting better... then a fellow drifter comes by and makes a donut... he was damn cool in his A31 Cefiro.... we chatted for a while then we continued with our tyres burning^^

But suddenly Izam (The Cefiro drifter^^) scoots off, Keisuke and I was wondering why when we noticed a parked cop in the dark alley.... SH**T!!!! We made a run for it (rather coolly actually :P) and went to buy us some drinks first with an old friend^^

Then when we had our fill, we went to the Pasar Malam area again and the Cops were gone... hehee, another round of drifting while the road is still wet^^

So there we go again, and Izam also came back... we were just having a blast of time and then a truck driver came, it turns out he is a drifter too!!! :-o

Goes by the nick name of Pok Nik, he drives an old Datsun as his drift car... he tested the FC to do some donuts and figures of 8 and it was FUN when he's behind the steering wheel!!! :D

Izam had to go back early since him and his friends had to work the next day, so Pok Nik tried the FC a couple of rounds and heads back looking for his container :P

He gave us a few tips to make the FC a better drift car (Thx Pok Nik ;) and off we went our separate ways....

That night was awesome, we went back home at 1 am, dead tired but exhilarated^^

hehehe... it seems I have to quickly acquire those new tire sets for these kind of things^^

Drift and Touge... what a life^^

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Night the earth stood still....

The night was still and the road was clear... the plants was dancing with the breeze and the animals were well asleep... until the tremors of the earth shook everything, the earth is moving with the coming rumble... the REDSUNS are here....^^

Last night was a blast... 3 touge machines dishing it out, uhhh although actually only 2 that is playing cat & mouse while the other.... THE MOTHER OF ALL BODY ROLL.... THE SAGA BLM!!!!!!!!!!! OMG xD

We had a new addition to our family member with the initiation of our best pal... Kona, he bought a Proton Satria Neo 1.6 M/T by trading in a brand new Honda City!!! O.o such commitment and waste xD ahhh... the vanity of the touge >.< He calls his Neo the Hidari Olenge!!!!! which literally means "Left Orange" O.o Yeah weird name, but he have his reason which you can see on his blog here.

We started the trip a little late... a little past midnight because Keisuke and I had an appointment with an old friend... then we went to fetch Cloud and he said he wanted to drive his BLM, cool then...

But the journey to Mantin was one heck of a long journey, Cloud was driving so slow I almost fell asleep following behind him >.< Kona who started off from PD where he work arrived earlier than us at the touge and waited beside the grave... he seems to have some kind of creepy thoughts and waiting beside a grave doesn't help xD so he move and waited at the main road xD When we arrived we saw nobody there... so we gave him a call then voila! The Hidari Olenge arrives!!!! ^^ Hidari Olenge
Hidari Olenge behind
They let the Flying Circus leads on the sweeping run so off we went, the loyal dog was still loyal at his usual hairpin xD and there was some water running across a dangerous hairpin, besides that the sweeping run ended uneventful as also my leading run, although I was quite impress with Hidari Olenge being able to keep up throughout the touge, although I did not push the FC because it was too dark and I was not familiar with the touge >.< Other than a slight oversteer at one hairpin corner, the mouse and cat game ended as quickly as it began, I was just warming up but Kona said he is running out of fuel so he cannot make a second run T.T So Cloud and Kona went ahead to the Petronas Station just a few km from the touge, and Keisuke and I went ahead for some solo run, I was just too scared to push the car through unfamiliar and dark road... so my run was rather unfulfilling >.< But when it comes to Keisuke, he was literally mad... ever since the Flying Circus changed its suspension and made all those repairs this was literally the first time he drove it on the touge... and he was like a mad dog!! O.o He literally dive into a corner overshot and then power over drift all the way through the exit... almost spun, almost hit a wall you name it... he almost did everything!!!! >.< His run was really exciting, the sensation of power over drift... the jumping of the heart when he immediately press the throttle... it was the like car on fire... and I was just wishing when is it going to end? >.< Hahaha... yeah, its been so long I haven't ride shotgun with anyone on the touge I have become a wimp >.< Anyway, Keisuke and I went for just one solo run each... then we head for the Petronas station rendezvous with Cloud and Kona, then we thought of hitting the Bangi Touge and wrap up our night at PutraJaya at our usual bridge^^ BLM n FC at Bank
So we went to KFC Kajang to stock on our food supply and off we went to Bangi Touge, by the time we were at Bangi it was around 3 am... surprisingly the touge is quite empty.... its just one of those lucky nights^^

After our sweeping run, Keisuke leads while Kona chase with Cloud trying to keep up with the Battle Gears at the back^^

Keisuke was driving like the madman that he is, coupled with the tyre's of the FC heating up and started to slide at almost all the corners... since Bangi consist of only medium and fast speed corners Keisuke immediately made a gap with Kona who is trying hard to keep up with me as shotgun almost half dead T.T

As the first run ended, Keisuke and Kona switch places and off we go again... with Cloud in the background again >.< This time I was riding shotgun with Keisuke, and the car was literally at its grip edge... with Keisuke shoving his nose up Kona's behind it was an exhilarating experience ;-) It was damn fun!!!! With more tyre screeches and lots of steering correction the 2nd run ended in fire!!!!^^ Next was my turn... hehehehe, Bangi is my home ground^^ I remember every hook and nook of this course like the back of my hand, I can push the limit even with limited visibility^^ and literally I did... At the first run, I dive into the MINT corner in the 3rd gear and was way faster than normal speed... the car started to oversteer midway through, I just thought instead of making a steering correction to override the slide... lets try to make a drift through the corner... so I let the car slide some more, next thing I know was that my counter-steer was too slow, the car was inevitable going into a spin xD OMG!!! I spun again at the same corner!!! xD luckily Kona was able to predict that my entry speed was too fast and he avoided hitting me^^ With Cloud arriving after the smoke has settled down^^ I quickly make a 180 to correct the car's direction and off we went again, this time I control the slide, and I was on fire... the car was twitching left and right and I was literally muscling the car through the corner with what grip I have^^ It was damn fun.... and I never did any run as fast as that, apparently Kona got hold up by Cloud's BLM so he immediately disappeared from my rear view mirror, word was Cloud was using the full racing line preventing Kona from making any overtaking maneuver :-p I decided to wait for them at the new traffic light right in the middle of the touge :-O then during the long straight Kona overtook Cloud and off we went again, but I was still on fire mood so after a few corners I lost Kona again but heck we were almost at the end anyway^^ We waited for Cloud to reach the end point and then off we went again for our 2nd run with Kona and me switching place^^ This time I'm the cat with Kona being the mouse^^ it was exiting to be chasing someone on the touge^^ we overtook a couple of civilian cars and ended the 2nd run on blazing hot trail^^ HO and FC

By the time we finished all those high adrenaline action, it was already 4 am... it was getting far too late, and Kona decided to head back home, skipping our usual 'lepak' at the bridge.... so we decided to finish the KFC at Kona's home but when we arrived at the Petronas station Bukit Mahkota, it was close... and Cloud was running low on fuel... so he said he does not want to take any risk and headed back home early T.T

Kona, Keisuke and I finished up the KFC at his home and then we headed back home as well.... since the FC is too loud around the neighborhood I decided to head to the mosque and sleep the night there so that I don't wake up any neighbors ^^
So Keisuke agreed to follow suit and we slept at UPM mosque at 4:50 am O.o
After 1 hour of sleep, I was sweating in the car xD and then we prayed and head back home in the morning^^

That was an exhilarating night, unforgettable... and almost full RedSuns crew... minus Turbo Jr who was on a date >.<

Hopefully with the FC back at full health and my holiday is still long way from over, we might be making these kind of touge frenzies more often until the end of the year^^

But until next time^^ peace....

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Flying Circus is back in town!!!!

After a week of absence finally the Flying Circus is back...
(By the way, the Shirui Suisei now has a second official nickname... the FLYING CIRCUS!!!! xD due to its new colour theme^^ based on the Air Division of the German Ace Baron Von Ritchtofen who is also known as the Red Baron during World War 1 ;-)

Apparently last week we were having some "FUN" time with the car, donuts and 180!!!^^
But after that we notice there was a leak from the engine bay, at first it look like water and we thought the car was spitting water from the radiator again... and I thought, oh boy... there goes the engine's water seals >.< Then after some few more rounds of fun I checked the liquid that is leaking under the car and it was OIL!!!! O.o OMG!!!!! The engine oil is leaking... and fast!!!! That quickly cut our fun time short xD I quickly took the car back to our house and halfway through the oil level warning pops up O.o When we reached our house and I checked the oil level it was near to Low level T.T I thought we blew a gasket or something because there were some few moments during the fun time that we accidentally over rev the engine T.T Then I had to go back to Kemaman for some official work for a week, all throughout the week I was just having my thoughts on the Flying Circus.... I thought I had blew the car T.T Then when I came back, had to draw some cash from the Petrol Rebate xD and then towed the FC to the workshop.... luckily the tow truck man still remembers me and my home ^^ hahahhhahaha he seem to have gotten use to towing the Flying Circus xD At the workshop I explained what had happen and they check the oil level was completely dry.... so Hau (our trusted mechaninc^^) gave a thorough check of the engine and found the leak to be at the oil cooler hose.... fuh, that was a relief^^ Photobucket

After changing the hose and top up with some oil treatment and of course engine oil the Flying Circus is back to life^^

Hahahahahahha... finally the nights of fire is calling us again... Touge here we come!!!^^

And here's a cool pic of a beautiful FD parked at the workshop...

And a track car FC, looks like a killer^^ wonder when it will finish^^

To finish off, here's a pic of my adorable kitten having some nap xD