Ultimate Design Tail Lights Installed

So today after work I installed those LED tail lights for the missus, Very easy to install and we had no dramas. One thing that I was a little worried about, Was that the USDM 240sx’s had a different wiring layout to the JD/AUDM 200sx’s, But thankfully this isn’t the case. The old lights are now for sale too, If anyone is interested. Some coilovers and Origin wheels are probably the next items on the list for the S14.

Stick around!

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In The Build – Nissan Powered Miata

Here’s something I haven’t seen before. A bunch of engineers and students in Texas, Are planning on dumping a VG30DETT engine into the NA’s bay. It should make for an interesting build indeed!

Check it out here.

Project Panda – The Begining Of The K11 Micra

As some may know, I sold my green micra earlier in the year to get the MX-5 back on the road, But ever since I sold it, we have always missed the convenience of it and swore that one day, we would buy another one.

So anyway, we were out getting bits and pieces for the S14, and this K11 caught my eye. I ran over to the car to have a closer look, and the rest is history.

Today the Micra arrived to its new home at 12pm.

Heres Julie having a quick drive to make sure everything is in check

Shortly after, out came the cleaning products and I got to work. This K11 was in excellent nick for a Micra, there is minimal rust, barely any rips or tears in the interior, no leaks from the engine/box and the paint has no fade! However, being a micra you can always expect to have a ding or two in the panels somewhere.



All in all, its in much better condition then my previous K11, and it’s the colour we were always after!


The K11 still has the factory tyre and jack in the boot! Something i have never seen before in a K11 is this steering wheel, at first I thought it was off another Nissan, but upon closer inspection the whole steering coloum panel is the same colour!

 The K11 ran out of rego 2 months ago, hence the tow home. At this stage we are in no rush to get it on the road, I want to sort out the Mazda first before we start tinkering with the Panda.

Plans for it are rather simple, We will give the K11 a good service, change brake pads etc and get it on the road. Then the mayhem can begin.


Seeing that my old K11 is written off, a lot of the parts from that will end up on Panda, and it should be a nice fun little car to drive around.

The Journey To National Park And Beyond


Words: Adam Zitka
Pics: Gian Cruz

Yesterday, a bunch of friends and I set out on a journey to revisit the Royal National Park. It has been a long while since any of us have actually been there, so we were all pretty keen to get out onto the exhilarating, winding pavement that RNP is renowned for.

The journey began at Top Secret Imports, where a small group of us met up before hand to get there. Seeing that I haven’t been there since they relocated to Blacktown, I took some time to have a look around. They had plenty of cool cars that are literally fresh off the boat! Top Secret have also started to import European exotics.


There were an abundance of those cool little Nissan Cubes hiding around the corner too.


Moments after, we all hear something angry had come to life, and slowly emerged out of the darkness. The Top Secret Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Vspec. With over 400KW at all four wheels, this thing is an absolute menace!


So at 11am, the group was ready, and we were on our on way to our favorite destination … The Royal National Park.



We went through Eastern creek, Onto Heathcote Rd and ended up on the princess highway. Unfortunately we overshot most of RNP and shortly after, we ended up at stanwell tops. The view is breathtaking, and never gets old no matter how many times you see it.


Speaking of which, anyone ever seen a biker with a dog on board? it was quite an interesting sight to say the least! Notice the “DOGGY” number plates on the bike beside it? The dog was prepared with some cool little goggles too.


Anyway, we decided its time to grab some lunch, as none of us had eaten anything on the day. We went through RNP back to Heathcote to grab some Maccas. Some of the group decided to go their separate ways.


So the rest of us had a discussion of where to go next, and it was quite simple, we all wanted to do it again! As Lionel said “I don’t want just an entre’, I want the main course!”. After the breakfast/lunch settled off, we went down to Loftus to do the complete run, And boy was Lionel happy!


We were so hooked on national park, that we did it again, and again, and again. We ended up doing one short run, and four long runs. It was sure great to catch up with everyone, and RNP.

I’m happy with how the MX-5 performed, it had a tonne of response, and the new-found height had my mind at ease, i no longer needed to worry about the banking in certain spots which used to cause grief to my oil pan. It held its own with cars that have twice the power too. I really missed driving the MX-5 like this again!

I offered Gian a ride in the 5 on the day so there wasn’t many pictures of my car in action but he did manage to get some snaps of it.



All in all I had a great time, and I’m sure most of the boys did too. Props go to Andrew C and Jason F for organising and everyone for turning up and creating a great day!

Till next time.



R.I.P K11, You Were Good To Me.

Some may know that I owned a slammed K11 micra as my daily driver, however I sold it to get the Roadster back on the road.

Anyway, I sold him last weekend to a close friend of mine, all was well until I received an SMS about 10 minutes ago, here goes.

“Hey bro, I got some really bad news. On saturday morning I had a massive car crash in the micra … it’s a complete write-off”.

When I recieved this SMS, my heart sunk. I thought I had let go of the micra, i had bigger and better things on my mind, but obviously not.

Edit: Another SMS has been recieved, now this one makes me pretty angry.

“This rotary was coming up the road an he was snappin 3rds, and his rear axle snapped. He lost a wheel, went sideways and smashed right into me. I was parked on the side of the road.”

The amount of stupid shit people do isn’t funny, this moron being a hero is lucky no one is seriously hurt. My mate has a few cuts, bruises and the like from the impact. I hope this idiot looses his licience for being such a nub! Seriously not cool!

Some of the parts are salvagable, like the Coilovers and Wheels, so Adam plans to jump back on the horse and search for another micra.

you can find all the high’s and low’s i’ve had with the K11 below.

http://forum.jdmstyletuning.com/showthread.php?t=16914

Micra … “Woggie”, you will be missed, R.I.P.

MX-5 Now At Dahtone Racing!

Well as some may know, I have recently sold my Nissan Micra to a friend of mine, however the Micra will be in my possession for a few more weeks, so while I still have the oppurtunity to drive the Micra around I figured there wouldn’t be a better time to get the MX-5 back on the road.

I decided to take the MX down to Anthony at Dahtone Racing, he is a very good mechanic, and is pretty much the only person I trust with my cars.

We have decided to finally finish the manual conversion, removing power steering, modify the diff, and complete the wire tuck on the engine bay, along with other various little bits and pieces.

I am still searching for last-minute parts, as I didn’t expect for this to happen so soon.

You see, I actually took the micra of the market, but my mate offered me pretty good coin for it, and i will still have it until the Mazda is back on the road, I couldn’t resist, and here we are.

The Roadster  is currently resting at Dahtone, and work will commence on monday the 1st.

To get in contact with Dahtone Racing, or simpily to see what kind of work they do, click the link below

www.dahtoneracing.com

I really can’t wait to start driving him again!