Walkabout at Clutchmasters facility

As it is with this time every year, I make my annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the SEMA show. Having been to the SEMA show consecutively also means that it gets a little stale as most booths display similar items over the years. They are for the most parts, same as previous years, and some located in the exact same spot. After doing a brisk 2 days walk of the show, I decided... Read More

Toyota Verossa 2JZ Dyno Queen

Here’s 1 of the in-house project cars that is still a Work-In-Progress. It began with the mundane 1G-FE, and now sports a 2JZ-GTE VVTi with a huge turbo. It was featured in the Singapore magazine AFTMKT and makes for an interesting read. You can click on the pictures for the full article.  Read More

HKS F-Con V Pro

Just like how ladies find a piece of bargain in a crowded massive sale at Zara, I managed to chance upon a HKS F-Con V Pro in a Malaysian junkyard. Why do i compare it to Zara? Well, usually ladies might not consider it due to its price tag, but since its on sale, why not? I purchased this with the exact same mentality. This particular piece that I held in my hands came off a R33... Read More

Tuning in Perth, WA

Recently, I had the honour of being invited to Perth to get a bunch of cars tuned.  There were some modified Civic FN2s, and also an Integra DC2.  All modified and needing a tune to maximize the potential of these venerable Honda engines. It was also a good time for me to take a break from work after many a frantic month since the start of the year. Instead of boring you with... Read More

5E-FTE Upgrade

After 4 months of driving around with the 4E-FTE engine… we decided that we need to “improve” again on what was already very good. And since there is no replacement for displacement (or so they say), we put in a 5E engine instead, paired with a TD04L from the Subaru WRX. That way, we will have a good mix of low end torque from the increased cc and good high end power with... Read More

4E-FTE Starlet conversion

I was in the market for a cheap car… and I mean CHEAPPPPPPP!  Like a car below S$10,000 so that I can afford to buy it without having to take any loan.  at first, I thought it amounted to a mammoth task, what with the tax structure of cars in Singapore, and also the prices of used/new cars.   Well, low and behold, I actually came across an example of a relatively cheap car,... Read More