Hello, I'm Terry.
This is my car. I'll be separating this into a few different posts, this is a rough history of my car since first purchasing it. When it comes to Stance, Australia has generally been a bit behind the times, car modification has kind of had it's own direction here for quite some time, especially in Perth - being the most isolated city in the world it generally took its own direction and was unaffected by modifying trends elsewhere.
Stance in particular has been very slow to take off here, WA has traditionally been very horsepower orientated. Photography and car aesthetics have generally been put aside in the pursuit of performance. However over the last half a year or so I've pushed the stance culture a fair bit here.
Also remember, that ADR's (Australian Design Rules) are pretty harsh here, any cop can pull you over and basically without any justification to his argument - sticker your car.
Being stickered/defected/Canary is a serious fuck around, you'll be sent to an inspection pit, basically a government run area where they will scrutineer your car, they'll rape you for everything and force you to remove everything that's considered illegal on your car, exhausts, intercoolers, tint, HID's, wheels, coilovers, brakes etc. You can get sent back or denied having your sticker being removed as many times as they like, I've been stickered once and it took me 2 months to remove. More or less they force you to return your car to stock, or they have your car unregistered.
There is also what's called the Hoon laws, which is basically laws to stop any kind of street racing, burnouts, drifting etc. In other words, get caught doing this, lose your license and your car, get caught twice the penalties double, get caught 3 times they'll try to crush your car. Why I mention this is to help you guys understand how hard it is to get away with modifying your car here, cosmetic mods especially will turn you into cop bait.
Anyone onto my piece of shit:
I've had this car for about 3 years, done fuck all to it because of my uni student income. Has a bit of a colourful history, I'm adament it's been stolen in Japan and sent over here, reasons I say that is the VIN number is SCRIBED INTO THE WHEEL WELL, and the serial number on my single set of keys is also scratched off. Not dodgy at all. Some asshat has done a hack job of rolling the front guards and it has cracked paint there.
When I bought it from Melbourne and it got sent over here, it was actually in really good nick, bar slight scratches on the front and rear from asshat dock workers it was alright, oh and the lady who delivered my car to my house also rode the fuck out of my clutch as I saw it pull in, imagine the pangs of despair that I had.
So after about 6 months, my mate ran into the back of my car. Then this chick swiped the side of my car as I stood next to it, funny because I also said "Hey just watch out you're a bit close to my ca-" *scratch*
Then the almighty drift fail of my friend into my parked car. I was standing next to it and as he left he managed to pitch his car into the front corner.
Now it's got plenty of key marks, scratches and dents, basically killing any love and passion I once had for looking after her. I use to leave it dirty and my friends would write silly things on it, until some random spanner took it too far and wrote "KILL JEWS, ZEIG HEIL C*NT" with a Swastika on the back of it. So now I clean it occasionally.
1997 JZX100 Chaser Tourer V,
Torsen 1 way diff of unpredictable goodness.
TRD Airbag steering wheel
Esprit Front lip.
Blitz SUS Intake
Blitz Nur Spec Touring Catback. (Soon to be paired with Reinhard diff back)
Tein Type HE coilovers.
Work Meister 18x9 +36 18x10 +30 (The polished ones)
Work Meister 18x9 +20 (+15 with slip on) 18x10 +20 (The white ones)
URAS rear wing lip
Project MU B-spec pads
TRD braided lines
Dixcel TYPE PD slotted rotors
EXEDY HD clutch
Ikeya Forumla Solid diff mounts
Marlin Crawler 1st gear thrust washer (sounds irrelevant but eliminate the one weakness of the R154)
Sumitomo 225/40/18 on the front, 235/40/18
6000k Hid driving lights, 8000k Hid fog lights.
Pioneer head unit
HKS Exhaust Cam gear and HKS Timing belt.
Pivot Boost Gauge
As you can tell I'm struggling to fill my mods list.
Have a Blitz intercooler core sans pipes and a Sard BOV in the garage waiting to go on.
As you can see I've got a build which will hopefully leave me with an all round street car. Hopefully now that I've finished uni I can get some of this underway.
Uras boot lip spoiler
INITIAL TEST FIT
FINAL TEST FIT
Exedy HD clutch
INITIAL TEST FIT
Sum total of about 5 hours of yelling and swearing.
Lowered the car about 15mm
Sold the polished Meisters, bought some white ones.
18x9 +20 (effective +15 with slip on)
Still running the Sumitomo's in the 225/40 235/40 combo.