Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wangan action

This is a rather late post since it happened almost a fortnight ago but heck... nothing been going on this blog that I think its turning rather dull :P

Besides, I suddenly have the rare occasion of having an internet access that I figure its high time I update some events that we had been doing ever since we got back the Old Lady ^^

Keisuke went for some track day action when I was not around (again >.<) and it seems although the Old Lady power has been bumped up to almost 100 horses more than before Keisuke is not going any faster...
It seems we still dont have enough skill to grasp so much hike in horsepower that we are actually going backwards... T.T

The tyres and suspension settings really need some major overhaul as he reports that he's getting only tire spins...

It seems I dont have much video about his track day but below are some pics to feast on some fine beast that turn up to one of those rare Sepang track days :D

So obviously the Old Lady is still not ready for any touge action until I can dig deeper into our wallets and see what we can do about her very sensitive handling.

But still that did not stop us from having some wangan fun!!!^^
Just before my next assignment I was able to have a couple of days off, which we put to good use when Keisuke was able to convince his bosses to have some outing with their wicked machines^^

We met up just before 6pm at the Seremban R&R, and with the Old Lady we were as usual late :P
KeKe went along with his DSLR :D so Keisuke had to sit directly on top of the drive shaft wihout any seat until we reach the R&R (and he was constantly complaining about the heat from the shaft xD)

When we met up, Hanz with his awesome Neo CPS was already there, so is En. Yus with his Golf GTI MkV and Zaid with his Evo 7^^... so we exchange our greetings and off we went with as agreed Hanz as the lead car...
But not even 5 minutes pass on the drive, Zaid with his Evo 7 Beast suddenly started a full throttle dash through the high way o.O
All the way until the Melaka exit we were going out meter... it was damn scary sitting in the Old Lady going at that speed for such extended period of time o.O

But the whole drive itself was extremely fun, and when we reach Melaka we stop by the mosque for a quick prayer and off the road again for our main objective.... ikan bakar!!! xD

Hahahaha yes we went all the way there like crazy maniacs just to enjoy the Ikan Bakar :P I had to say the food was very nice, albeit we were eating with such gluttony that we were rendered immobilize for quite some time :P

Then we hit the road again with Hanz bringing us to his college and had some drinks and some photo shoot before we call it a night...
We had some very peculiar incident just before we wanted to head back that made the FC visiting the workshop again the next day :P

Anyway, below is a compilation vid of our wangan adventure... enjoy and have a happy end of the year from us RedSuns crew ;)


  1. It is almost like having 350~400 hp now? With additional 100hp, it seem that drive ability is affected. Most likely you will need:
    1) Better Brakes (bigger rotor and caliper + good pads).
    2) Better Tyre (You car will spin less if you have better tyre with more grip R888?).
    3) Good Full Coilover (I presume you have it already)
    4) Better Throttle control (no more pedal to the metal Gung Ho style :P). (This my friend, is quite difficult to control :P "You will want to floor it!)

    The OLD Lady seems to be very much upgraded and kudos for keeping this beauty alive. I like FC3S but it is not practical for me to own one now(May be later, who knows?).

  2. Thanks for the advice^^
    Now the Old Lady is pumping around 280hp, that is at my insistence of setting the boost only at 0.8 bar.
    We had to change the HKS waste gate to Trust waste gate becoz the original HKS one can only go down to 1.2 bar o.O
    With the original HKS waste gate she was lively at around 340hp, but I know we were too noob for that kind of power xD
    For point no.3 we already have a Cusco 2-way adjustable but we just dont have the time to set it up >.<
    The rest of it is hopefully on the way since we've run our pocket dry just trying to make the Old Lady back in running form xD
    And point no.4... point well taken, I couldnt agree more :P

    I hate to admit it, but I have to agree about the FC impracticality xD
    But hopefully you can probably hit a lottery or something and have the luxury to buy an FC and maybe we can roll around together ;)

  3. Yeah, I need to buy sport toto and magnum jackpot already :).

    I can assure you that getting a proper coilover and properly setup is critical above anything else. I previously screwed the setting of my car coilover and the car handles like a mad bull (bounce here and there without control) going to speed above 100kmh is quite scary in that condition.
    Lately I have manage to get the proper setup done on the coilover (same unit re-setup), hanlding of the car is like a world apart. 130kmh does not feel like anything (no float and no bounce), I know the car can go faster but the saman is also quite fast near new year so have to control the leg. :)

    Trust me, quickly get the coilover to setup properly, you will start to think "Why I did not do this earlier?"... hahahaha like me.

  4. hahaha it seems you have to master the art of throttle control also this coming new year :P

    Hopefully I will have the time to set up the car in the near future, and by then its back to the touge!!! ^^
    and yeah most likely "Why I did not do this earlier?" :P