Friday, December 7, 2012

100 Drifters of December

Last weekend we headed out to 100 drifters of December. Was an awesome event as usual. There was a shitload of cars and lots of wrecks. I finally got to drift Summit main course and it was the fastest course I have driven yet. Ton of fun. There are so many photos of this event, I will only bother posting a select few. Click the link to check them out. Photo credit goes to DeeSmack, Dan Jenkins, and Derek Shaver.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

DEESMACK! Oval awesomeness.

Here is the oval video DEE has been working on for a while. Another awesome edit. Check it out.

Monday, November 5, 2012

11-4-12 Video

I asked Josh Deutsch to come out to the oval. He got some good footage and made this sweet edit all in the same day.

Freezing, Twinning, Burnouts. 11-4-12

Had another Oval get together yesterday. Was pretty cold but a good time. Click the link for more. Thanks you Doug for taking photos.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10-14-12 Oval Tandemonium

Went out to the oval last Sunday.  Pretty awesome day. A few out of town dudes came out. Lots of fun and lots of tandem practice. Had a few very close calls. Thanks to Doug and Dee for taking photos.  Click the link for more pics. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

H20i, The Trip Down.

Here is a great video made by Josh showing our trip down to H20i.  After watching this, I see my tire was pretty flat, no wonder it blew up.  Oh well.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

H20i part 2.

I couldn't make a post about H20i without posting some pictures of some of the cars that were down there. There were way too many to post even half of them. But here are just a few of the awesome rides we saw over the weekend. I'm not going to write anything about them. Just post pictures. Once again, thanks to Josh, Doug Buttermore and Matt for the photos. IMG_8254

H20i Part 1

This year was my first time going to H20i. I don't know why I have never gone before. We had an absolute blast and saw a lot of amazing cars.  Getting down there was a bit of an adventure. Click the link to read about our trip down.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Recent Shots

Just throwing up some recent shots of my car.  Thanks to Alex Uliana and Anthony Sanchez for the photos. Click more below for all of them.


Monday, September 3, 2012


Went to the Oval yesterday. I only brought two spares with me but forgot my 8mm spacers that I need to run them so I ended up throwing on two of my buddies 16" talon wheels. And then I proceeded to street sweep the track with my side skirts. Thanks to Ramy Fathi for coming out and taking these photos


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Street Sweepin

Decided to make a small video of my car cruising State College. Check it out.

Rollin from Kas14slider on Vimeo.

Friday, June 29, 2012

GoPro oval

Was bored today and wanted to see how well my laptop would run premiere so I threw together this video of some old gopro footage from the oval. Check it out.

Corn Drift Oval Fun - GoPro. from Kas14slider on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cool story bro

Bam, car is done and aligned. Thank god it scrapes a lot more now, and has a harder time pulling into my driveway. Click below for a few more pics.

Second Allignment, stupid low car

After waiting forever for the oil pan to show up, I finally got it and put it on. Now it was time to drive the car down to Xander's work to get another alignment. The car actually didn't feel too bad on the way down compared to the first time. But I needed mega sweet more lows alignment to get that sick mega tyte fitment bro. So I show up out back and wait for Xander to come out. This time everything didn't go so smoothly, apparently being just about a half inch lower made it impossible to get on the rack. More pictures in the link, sorry for the shitty iphone quality.


Got a fortune

So after breaking my isis coilover I decided it was time to switch it up and move to a brand new set of legit coilovers. I went with the Fortune Auto 500's. More pics in the link


Friday, June 1, 2012

Too lows

So driving back home a couple days ago I finally managed to murder my oil pan.  Coming up over the hill on College ave I wasn't really paying attention and at the last second I see something in the road. Wasn't really sure what it was but it was too late to dodge it so I figured what the hell, I'll probably clear it. As soon as I hit it, I all sorts of crazy noises and then after a few seconds I start smelling oil. So I come to a stop and shut it down.  I get out and see a huge trail of oil on the road behind me. Awesome. A guy pulls up and gives me a push to get my car out of the road. He then comes down and says "I think this is what you hit, looks like a piece of iron"  I later found out that it was a chunk of water pipe from all the construction happening downtown.  So I called AAA, took of my front and sides so it could be towed and hung out and waited for the truck to show up. Click the link below for more.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Night Mode

Int 1

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ready for action

Car is looking pretty good. Decided to get a couple of pics since I'm sure it will look like this for about a week before it becomes beat to shit again. 


Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Now it was time for allignment. To fit the overfenders I had to adjust my camber and toe. It was so messed up from me messing with it, the car was barely diveable. Driving to Xander's work the rear end of my car was floating around. It was actually difficult to go in a straight line and at times my tires were squealing because of my crazy toe. I finally made it xander's work and on the rack after a pretty nervous drive.

The last time we alligned my car we did it without me sitting in the drivers seat so it was pretty off. This time I sat in the car and we got a much better allignment. Its still not perfect but it was way better than before. And we couldn't get zero camber because of my fitment but its close enough. Driving back home I messed around a bit and I could tell that it had more traction. Looking forward to trying it out at the oval. Here are the numbers:

Ice cream paint job

After installing the over fenders it was finally time for paint. I also had to paint my new bumper, side skirt and the new door to replace the one mauled by the civic. Thanks to Matt for painting all my stuff.  Click the link for more boring paint pics
Everything laid out, sanded and washed off.



So I finally decided to get a better suspension setup. After going to 100 Drifter of December I was pretty tired of only using about 1/3rd of my tires and having to flip them over.  After that event my brand new federals were completely worn out on both sides but the middle was still brand new. And even though my car has always felt fast enough for me, the added traction would really help me suck up to people while tandeming. But to have zero camber I would need to cut out my fenders and get overs. After eyeballing up my car I figured zero camber would bring my wheels out by about an inch so I began looking for 30mm overs. I ended up getting some bmagic 30mm rears. Click the link below for some install pics. 


First day out (5-20-12)

With my car being finished it was time to take it to the oval and see how fast I could ruin it.  Tyler had already fixed his cressida and we wanted to do some 1j tandem.  Here are some pics thanks to Dee.


Car gets finished

Long story short after spending hours making a nice tucked and shortened harness we put it all back together and the car would start but it wouldn't fire all the coils. It was only running on two cylinders. We couldn't figure it out so I ended up buying a brand new uncut jzz30 harness. We rigged it all up with all the wiring outside the car with the ecu sitting on the windshield.  This new harness fixed the problem. Here is how it looked when I took it for a test drive around the neighborhood. I was getting some pretty confused looks. 


Then a few days later we finished up the wiring. Tucked it up as best as we could. Doesn't look as clean as our old harness but it works.


April Days

Car has been done for a while now. I just haven't updated this in a long time. To start off here is a video and some pics of a drift day we had in April. This was right before my car got done. First time we had tandem accident at the oval.  Thanks to Dee for making a video and taking some pics.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Been working on my car the last few weeks. Big thanks to Matt for doing tubs and Xander for tackling the crazy wiring. Here are some progress shots. This is the engine harness after we started removing all of the unnecessary wires and plugs. That box is all just wiring from the engine harness. Also took the plunge and made the cuts for the tubs.

Tubs are completed. Engine bay ready for paint. Took forever to tape all that stuff off.

Engine bay after paint and the headlight harness is complete. I regret not taking a good before photo of the wiring in the engine bay. The difference is a amazing. Instead of a gigantic harness that went through the firewall on the drivers side, wrapped around the front of the car, went to the big ass fusebox and then back into the firewall on the passenger side, it has been reduced to this. The only other wires besides the engine harness that will come through here are the fan wires, alternator and starter wires.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Cleanup.

Well its that time of the year to pull the car apart. Although this is my first time doing a winter "build". Just cleaning up the car a bit, nothing major. Mostly redoing the wiring and making the engine bay a lot cleaner.