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Old 04-08-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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Cool whats up from Japan!

Greetings to you all!!

I have been watching this website for a long time since I bought my own ti in Japan back in 2005...and decided to join finally.

I lived in Arizona in my childhood then to California for college then came back to Japan for work.
In Cali, I owned a Civic SI HTBK and then Corolla GTS (AE86) to drift.
"cool-shi" was my license number in Cali. the last letter you can imagine...

My first car to buy in Japan, is this '98 special edition 318ti in esteriol blue M3 color with leather heated seats...unfortunately there is only AT tranny in Japan.

I have done many mods except in the engine part and also made it AT to 5sp tranny now using 3.91 lsd diff from E30.
Originally I had the heavy 18/19" Breyton Vision wheels but changed to lightweight 19"WedsSports SA-67R last year.
One of kind would be the brake setup, I fabricated the Lexas LS monoblock 4pot front calipers w/M3CSL rotors and for the rears fabricated the R33 Skyline 2pot calipers w/X5 rotors.
And replaced the cat with the R34 Skyline metal cat.

looking forward to exchanging informations and making new contacts abroad!
also anyone out in Troy,Michigan area i go to business trips occasionally so we can meet up??

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Old 04-08-2010, 06:38 AM   #2
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nice nice and welcome
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:13 AM   #3
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nice ride dude and welcome
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Nice color. Welcome.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #5
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Nicee.. Good loking car..I have the same grill..(Mattig?)
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:08 PM   #6
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One of my fav colors BMW offered. Welcome aboard. which part of Az did you live in?
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #7
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Estoril and Topaz blue are my favorite colors. Soo jealous.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:21 PM   #8
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What are the little white dots along the bottom of the headlights?
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Mmm...wedsports are so nice.
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What are the little white dots along the bottom of the headlights?
they look like LEDs similar to what's on an Audi

welcome, awesome car, I like the brake setup too, out of curiosity, do you still have a working e-brake?
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:37 AM   #11
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First of all, thank you all for welcoming me!!

here are my replies to the questions.

318 mzk2: I dont remember the brand, I just saw some pics in the net and send it to bmtown in UK and they found the supplier and shipped it to me...wanted to be different and kind of looks like the Skyline?
there are preferences to this grill, but I like it!

KINGAMR: I lived in Tempe area

roadrash: they are small SMD LED tapes that face sideways instead of facing upwards like normal ones and I use them for daylights!
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:43 AM   #12
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they look like LEDs similar to what's on an Audi

welcome, awesome car, I like the brake setup too, out of curiosity, do you still have a working e-brake?
THANKS!!

Yup, the e-brake is working with the extra thicker padding on the brake shoes to accommondate the larger diameter housing of the X5.
rest is direct fit, its the only OEM rotor with similar heights I investigated.
then you need a offset bracket for the caliper.

ti has about diameter of 160mm for the brake shoe housing
X5 has about diameter of 185mm for the brake shoe housing
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I live about 40 minutes south of Troy, MI... Michigan roads are ****, we use too much salt, have very poor road maintenance programs and I'm certain that if you compare vehicle maintenance costs across the country this state would be higher than 40 others...
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I live about 40 minutes south of Troy, MI... Michigan roads are ****, we use too much salt, have very poor road maintenance programs and I'm certain that if you compare vehicle maintenance costs across the country this state would be higher than 40 others...
I know what you mean...there are too many pot-holes in the freeways too.
but I have fun in the parking lot drifting a rent-a-car at my company in Troy during the winter seasons.
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moshi moshi~~ where u @ japan?
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