a BIG mess pt. 1 (Big Update)

I know I haven’t updated in awhile just because I’m lazy to post. But ALOT has happen and I mean a lot.

So lets start where we stop at on the last post. Sooo strap in  I guess this is gonna be long af.

So the first thing I did was 5 lug conversion cause that 4 lug shit was wack and I wanted to have baller wheels.

I ended up find some cheap oem hubs and just got some 5 lug rotors off of rock auto for like $50.

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I ended up only doing the rear because I didn’t have any 5 lug wheels cause I was broke and yea. But my buddy Kevin Martinez (KoukiKev) had his car down and he let me borrow some AVS Model 5’s to get my car on the road. (18×9 I don’t remember the offset)

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Ps. Thanks Kev

I ended up finding out that the wheels were making a weird noise and making my car drive weird so I ended up taking the wheels off and saw the holes weren’t really holes anymore

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So I gave Kevin back the wheels and now needed to find other wheels and old friend of mine ended up letting me borrow his Minervas since his car was down until I acquired enough money to buy my own wheels

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The sizing of these were really shitty

the size are 18×9 +45 and the rear was 18×10 +30 so I ran a 40 mm spacer up front because the wheels wouldn’t fit on the studs with out hitting the coilover.

the car was really raked and I had cheap coilovers and the fronts were maxed out so I took a collar out to maximize my lowness to fix everything because I really liked the way the rear looked.

I drove on these for alittle but until my birfday came around and ended up getting my settlement check came in so I had the money to buy my own wheels.

i went alittle over board when I got my settlement check and went to Justin Rogers (NightParade) house and ended up buying a bunch of parts off his s14 since he was parting his car out.

I ended up buying his Safety 21 6 point bolt in Cage with door bars

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His black on black 330 Nardi Classic and black hub

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S14 pass passenger seat, and S15 read seats (don’t have pics)

Battle Verison Toe and Traction arms and PBM RUCA

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^Not my setups up just a picture I stole from Justin’s to show y’all the arms

LED Kouki tail lights so I can get rid of the ugly black kouki center garnish

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Peep the JY W0rld and BH World stickers.

i think that’s all I bought from him maybe some more little things.

Next thing that I bought was a D-MAX Shotgun bent Exhaust from Brent Beakes (Zenki_Brent) cause I wanted to get rid of the shitty stock exhaust I had

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Finally I wanted to buy some wheels and I had my eyes set on Bronze Model 5’s. After a month of looking, still couldn’t find the sizing I wanted and the color. I ended up having to give back the Minervas back so I ended up having to find a set pretty quick. Luckily I found Doug Buttermore (240sx.dough) was trying to sell his Model 5’s so I hoped on it.

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They were repainted Model 5’s that were 17×9 +22 and 18×10 +19

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I ended up mounting 215/45/17 RSR up front and 225/40/18 Kenda KR20 in the rear just to see how it looked. I put on a 25 mm spacer up front just to bring the wheels out a tad more

Finally, it was time to get rid of being automatic and have a fun car to actually drive.

i sourced out all the parts needed for the manual stuff and got everything bough and ready to put in.

Lucky my buddy Jake Muse (Shrimps on Deck/Takamuse) had a lift and the tools to do the job so I brought all the parts and headed to his place to start the job

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Took about 2 days and some of the gang came over and we order pizza and had a pool party and some other stuff.

Jake had a welding machine at his shop so we ended up welding my diff too

Pretty much straight forward. Just disconnect the driveshaft and everything to the tranny, and then just drop the tranny

Cut the pilot bushing thing and put the flywheel and clutch on. I just put an oem clutch on cause I didn’t need anything fancy yet. And it was pretty much free.

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But yea I bolted everything up. Did the wiring stuff and pretty much done. (I didn’t take pictures of the assembling portion)

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Now the interior looks cool and stuff

pt 2 will be up tomorrow

 

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This is my blog of my S14 Zenki

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