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The New Guy

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  1. Hi Fellas.



    I went to Revolution Race Gear today to try on some seats and they only stock Cobra, which is a bit disappointing since I wanted to try on a few.

    Any one here know of any other places that stock a good variety of seats preferably in Melbourne area?


    BTW the seat I tried was the Cobra Suzuka which was really nice.




  2. Well nothing much had happened since my last update beside enjoying the car for the last year as a daily car. But a couple of weeks ago my luck finally ran out when I was buying some things at Bunnings Nunawading when I was leaving I notice a white Holden driving up pretty fast, and my instinct was correct that it was indeed a highway patrol car.

    I got defected for too low, too loud, rims too wide and full RWC plus a nice chubby fine to start my day :)


    I had a week to think of what I want to do to the car and figured I'm getting too old to be defected by the cops and didn't want to donate my money to Vicroads anymore. So I decided to de-register the car which is quite sad really considering I had enjoyed it for 11 years on the streets but now I can actually focus on my driving skills instead with a track car.


    The plan now strip the interior, maybe sell the Works wheels, Get a weld-in cage, and some more cooling aids, power will remain the same hopefully it can last a bit.




    Here are a list of thing that I'm thinking of changing to the car:



    - Strip the damn interior

    - Put a cage in there

    - Get rid the R33 GTR seats

    - Get a bucket but dunno which brand yet

    - Add some gauges to monitor the car

    - Get a Koyo radiator

    - Get a Oil cooler

    - Change the water pump

    - Buy a BIG ass wing

    - Maybe sell the Works Meisters as I don't know it this will be any good for track work (not serious just some fun)

    - And a new diff for now.



    Feel free to add any suggestions fellas as I pretty much know bugger all about making this stuff all work as a track car :)

  3. Hi fellas.


    I just have a few questions regarding the sikky kit for the s13.


    I heard that some people say you don't need the sikky extractors since it won't fit into our Right hand drive cars ovet here. Can anyone that have done the conversion telly me of it's true?


    Also does the Sikky kit only support LS1 or can it be used for the L98 as well?







  4. Falcon wagon or ute. Should get you a bf model.

    Leaf suspension feels better towing


    Thanks Bling. Didn't know that about the leaf spring, hence always good to ask :)



    vt wagons are cheap as and we have never had a problem towing with one



    Was thinking of the VY or even the VE as some are quite cheap now.


    I use a commodore I would forget the honda fwds are not good for towing



    Reason for the Honda is mainly the engine, they never seems to break.

  5. Hi fellas.



    I have a budget of 10k for a daily driver but as I will be de-registering the 180 this year, I would like the car in question to be able to have good towing capabilities. I have a few that came to mind on the list down below, but what should I look for in a tow car? Also I don't think i would be towing it all that much, maybe a few times a year.



    Cars in questions:



    Holden Commodore wagon.

    Ford Falcon sedan.

    Honda Accord V6




    Thanks in advance.

  6. If it was me owning a tyre shop, I know what I would do to keep business running. I'd make sure that the road ahead are full of nails hahaha. It's a joke just incase sensitive people here complain, but this is the sort of shit that happens in other less developed countries. Happened to me when I was riding me scooter on holiday and had a puncture at the same place a couple of times before I realised the shop down the road did it to get business hahaha.


    So more or less getting back to the subject, you have to diversify the business in order to be profitable these days, as you want the customers to always come back to you because of convenience. You would want to cover all basis, but the situation with this is that you would have a lot of overhead to pay since most people these days aren't willing to stretch themselves for the company so it leaves the employer the too many staff to pay if things goes bad.

  7. I had a group of friends start up a tyre shop a few years ago... very little money in it + It's so expensive to get rid of old tyres these days. They are no longer in business.


    What a shame, I guess it's a tough industry to be in when people are real tight these days about spending any money on their car/transportation. I hope they they aren't bankrupt.




    There's no money in wheels and tires, especially when you shop around the net for a good price.


    I'm immediately reminded of TireRack and St George tyre on eBay.



    There's no money in wheels and tires, especially when you shop around the net for a good price.


    My local Tyre Power fits BYO tires for $25 per rim because of the sale that they miss out on. This should be a pretty good indicator of the small profit margin you'd get from running one of these places.


    Your relative might be better off looking into an established tire ship franchise possibly.



    That's not much at all is it. I would imagine if someone was to franchise lets say Bridgestone or any other big names then the outlay would be something like 250-300k, then it would take quite a while to make back the margin assuming the business is viable.


    Anyway good stuff fellas, at least I can now go and tell him to open a brothel instead LOL.