Kyusha Kai


Doin’ Work
June 17, 2012, 12:20 am
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Been putting some time into the wagon… and yes, these are all Instagram photos. I’m too lazy to lug around my camera, so phone pictures will have to do.

She’s currently sitting two inches lower via drop blocks and AGX adjustable Camaro shocks in the rear, and 280zx struts/brakes and Techno Toy Tuning coilovers, camber plates, RCA’s, and tension control rods in the front. I also threw on a set of 15×7 +11 SSR Longchamps that I had in storage with almost new Nexen (cheap-o) tires.

I’m still waiting to install or receive: T3 control arms, T3 tie rods, T3 strut tower bar, Energy Suspension poly sway bar bushings, a new idler arm, 280zx rear disc brakes (with handbrake), an extra leaf to flip and stiffen up the rear, poly and brass leaf pucks (bushings), Goodridge braided brake lines,

I basically bought T3’s entire front end to create the most rugged street wagon possible. My thoughts on T3’s parts: Super beefy and over-engineered for a street car… I will likely never need the strength and adjustability that they offer, but I love knowing that it’s there. The downsides is that the spring is too short for my taste (seven inch spring) so the adjuster is maxed out on the top of the coilover sleeve, but I’m going to get a nine inch spring to offer even greater adjustability. Also, the T3 website doesn’t mention that the strut tower bar interferes with the stock hood prop, but the parts to convert to hood struts should be arriving at my door step any day now.

Just for giggles, I picked up a set of headlight trim, or “visors”, because I saw them on my friend Justin’s old Corolla wagon and loved the look. The chrome is super shiny and makes my trim and grill look like crap though.

I’ve got a bunch more parts coming that will add to the style and functionality of the goon, but alas, she will soon be too well built for that asthmatic L16. Soon enough, the engine build parts hoarding can begin!

 

Oh, and big thanks to the world famous BKH808, Justin, Jordan for helping out with the installs.  Couldn’t have done it without them.



UPDATE
May 29, 2012, 5:54 pm
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Been spending a ton of money on parts and working on the wagon. Nothing that really deserves any pictures. Got the horn hooked up, fixed the headlights (only one was working before), hooked up the reverse lights, fixed a sagging door with new door hinge bushings, and made a hood release cable.

I have a ton of parts that need to go on, but I AM IN DIRE NEED OF 280ZX FRONT HUBS! There are zero choices at the junk yards here, and everybody I contact who’s parting one out either flakes on me or wants something crazy ($100+ shipping). If anybody can help me out with some cheap hubs, you will be rewarded with awesome satisfaction and pictures!

SSR Wagon

This picture is so sick! I’ve always loved the SSR MK3/MK2 staggered look.



100,000,000 e-Cookies
March 14, 2012, 12:00 am
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To whomever can find me the size and offset of the rear SSR’s on the Wood Village Z.


Wood Village Z



BUFF!
July 27, 2011, 9:21 am
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This RX-7 is awesome. Mismatched SSRs on sticky tires. Gigantic whale tail. I am absolutely loving how the rear flare is cut right on the body line.

The only thing I don’t care for is the home-brewed chin spoiler. Everything about this car screams “SLEEK!”, except for that.



AWESOME
May 4, 2011, 7:28 am
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Each and every one of these.

The unmistakable “Surf Line” plus the wide steelies are craaaaazy.

I have a sick love for Longchamps. Too bad if you don’t like it.



Shooting Stars
March 22, 2011, 6:09 pm
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The boys over at Riverside sure do know how to have a good time. From the stars in the background of the blog to the 9 INCH WIDE SSR Star Sharks under metal fenders… it’s killin’ me. This car almost makes me wish I picked up a two or four door sedan just so I can have the independent rear instead of a solid axle.

Don’t believe the hype, you can go crazier than 7″ wheels with 0 offset on a 510! HAHA!



Vintage Flush
March 21, 2011, 3:58 am
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According to SpeedHunters, which is the central hub trolled by the world’s finest automotive experts, the HellaFlush trend is on the way out. These grainy photos prove that the flush look has lived and always will live on, regardless of what 13 year old boys say.

BOOOOOOOOM! Loving those SSRs.




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