A little neat fact about the whole staff is that we too, get our hands dirty, live a part time garage life, and some of us even are involved in circuit racing or drifting. Even before we started shooting with cameras, we’ve held wrenches, pulled transmissions, and the speed limits..well that’s a story in itself. So we thought it’d be cool to share with you all what cars we actually run. We’re your average import heads, nothing too fancy, but we do love Japanese cars.
So Gio Carpio, my cousin and resident FL photog/writer, had the balls to go first in the PHOTO CREW feature. Let’s take a look at his 1991 Nissan 240SX S13 hatchback. I’ve seen this guy, a patient little fellow might I add, piece this car to where it stands and I’m proud of him. Though it has been quite some time, about a month ago, he finally got his Powered By Max coilovers and now he is swagging around Fremont. haha. But the stance is pretty good and I can’t wait until he gets his kit. More on that in a later post.
Wheels are Rota Grids 17×9 +12 all around with 205/40/17 in the front while the rears are wrapped in 215/45/17. And please, no need to hate on Rotas. I know, most of the hardcore wheel fitment guys diss Rotas like no other, but hey, money is money, and we don’t disrespect others just because of their budget. If you have $2000 to blow on wheels go for it. If not, there’s alternatives such as Rotas which do provide the look, if that’s what you’re after. We could debate about this forever, but let’s keep the hate out of the FL community.
Aside from wheels, suspension includes Yamato Garage tension rods and RUCAs, Godspeed gen.2 low angle toe arm, and Tein tie rods. Most of the these parts were scouted by me, besides Godspeed, but I highly recommend the Yamato Garage parts. Also the Tein tie rods haven’t failed me yet on my S14. On a DD car not getting track time, one shouldn’t be worried at all with this setup. And if you do track, like I do, Yamato Garage hasn’t failed me and I’m quite happy about it. Lastly, Gio is running Skunk2 Mega Power catback exhaust 3 inch piping with resonator delete and it’s pretty loud. Though..this crazy guy is dying for a straight pipe setup. Go for it and test the CHP mate. haha.
Anyways, looking forward to see what my cousin has in store for 2011. Stay tuned for more PHOTO CREW post from your resident Auto Photo Shooters!