Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year :D

Gong Xi Fa Cai every one^^

For us Redsuns we celebrate CNY the only way we knew how... uphill to Genting!!! xD

I just came back from Miri, just a few days missing the FC sweet throttle I was already itching to have a go... and not only that, Cloud have just started making his Clim Hazard into a touge machine^^

Cloud just installed camber adjustable screws... setting his camber to 0.5 degs and installed Bendix Metal King brake pads and Ultra Racing 3 point front strut bar^^

Finally the Clim Hazard is receiving the proper mod it needs to be a proper touge battle gear ^^

And Cloud did not just add some handling mods to his gear, but also spice it up with some Bling Bling factor xD

So we met up at our house around 11pm and prep our gears ready for the Genting trip^^
We called out Hanz to join us but it was raining cats & dogs at his place so he was rather skeptic it would be dry at the touge... but what the heck, we just move on praying for the best^^

Filling up the old Circus for the touge drive^^

Cloud lead all the way up to Genting with the Circus following behind.... its just sad these Campro engines dont have enough umph to make Genting uphill more exciting :p

alas when we reached the top it was jam packed, whether people were trying to celebrate CNY or Valentine's we have no idea... we just try to find an empty space to cool around and hang around amongst the cloud^^

Flying Circus & Clim Hazard
Redsuns Battle Gear^^
More bling bling from Clim Hazard xD
Both with a well round behind >.< We chatted around and enjoy the weather up there in the clouds and went back down around 2 am, on our way down I found myself in an exciting downhill run with a Lancer GT^^ He was tailgating me like there was no tomorrow at the bumper area and when the road was cleared a bit I let him hear the roar of a Rotary Turbo^^ Unfortunately not all good things last, I had a break failure when I had to make a hard brake approaching a camouflage bumper >.<

The brake connection at the rear left tyre burst again O.o so I had to make a slow excruciating trip back home T.T

Guess it was not all fun & adrenaline on our night of celebrating CNY xD
I guess the Circus will have to make another visit to the workshop... and also installing that new roll cage^^

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Echo of the soul^^

After almost 1 month not touching the Flying Circus has left me rather restless...
until last Monday, we took the Flying Circus home from our Mechanic friend Hau^^

The rumble of the 13B rotary just stirred my soul, the touch of the throttle excites my inner side^^ immediately I floored the throttle and the Circus went to almost sonic boom^^

Keisuke and I tested the FC on the Putrajaya highway for old time sake and we noticed that since we installed the new FEED exhaust the top end speed is quite affected but the low end response I guess more than make it up^^

And as the sun falls we tested the FC at our regular ground... Bangi touge.

With Cloud driving his trusty and Bling Bling Clim Hazard along^^ we went right after midnight.

This is the FC's first touge outing since Keisuke's shocking defeat at Hanz Neo... and what we found out was that we were consistently slower by 10-20 seconds than our best times at Bangi.

What bothered us the most was the body roll we're suffering, most likely from our Sepang adventures that has literally took its toll on the old lady's chassis rigidity.

Being 23 years old, subjected to excruciating side G's at the track and numerous accidents it suffered under its 5 previous owners... the chassis seem to has suffered severely...

Compared to Hanz Neo with new chassis complete with all the Ultra Racing Bars installed and RM350++ tyres apiece... it made mince meat of our old Circus with only RM300 for 4 tyres I hate to admit it but the Campro pawned Rotary Turbo T.T

Although now the tyres has more grip at hand but the chassis just cant harness it, and with us demanding more grip level just cant chew this bitter fruit...

With fresh from defeat its time to up the level of the FC, we would need to address the chassis rigidity issue of the circus... and so far a competition grade 10-point roll cage is waiting to be installed^^

Hura!!!! and hopefully we'll get our selves a set of high grip tyres it will be back at Touge battles for the Circus, Hanz just need to wait until then ;)