Saturday, April 20, 2013

Re-Fresh ER34 - Exterior Paint Pt.1

Good morning readers!  Two weeks ago I left my ER34 at my trusty workshop for a full exterior repaint!  Finally, some progress for Re-Fresh ER34! 

The car will take about 2 months to complete.  The repaint will involve not just for the exterior but also the inside of the car such as the under the bonnet, engine bay, door sill, rear boot and etc!  Not a small task.  

This is the same workshop that created the DO-LUCK bodykit for ER34.  They are the one responsible for my ex-ride Mazda MX-5 respray from Mazda Brillant black to Mazda Galaxy grey!

I did consider wrapping or foiling the ER34.  However, wrapping is only for the exterior not the interior.  Best solution is to have it fully sprayed. I will visit the workshop again in about 2-3 weeks to see how far along their progress is.  Will update soon!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Car in Brunei - MINI Paceman!

Last Saturday, I was invited to the launch of the new MINI Paceman.   The Paceman is the latest model from the MINI range, it is basically the coupe version of Countryman with a touch of Range Rover Evoque styling cue.  

I reached the showroom around 8pm so I missed the grand launch.  The showroom had been decorated and transformed to resemble a nighclub.  Drinks and snacks were served and of course there were loud music pumping inside.  Kinda remind me of the old times when I went clubbing back in Perth.  I was there with my boy for like 10minutes only because he couldn't stand the loud music.  My wife didn't even enter as she was carrying my 3 months old daughter.  Overall I give 4/5 for the unique launching of the car.

Loving this Brillant Copper color!

Those are 19" Y-Spoke wheels and is so ugly! LOL

Starlight blue color, a deeper shade of TrueBlue

Loving that ass!
There were lots and lots of MINI at the carpark in Mabohai that night

The MINI chop entitled each attendee a free souvenir!

The MINI Souvenir bag

A magazine and MINI merchandise

Ice trays!

I will probably visit the showroom again to check out the interior of the car.  Will update soon!

Friday, April 12, 2013

MINI Paceman is here in Brunei!

Good morning readers, last few days I received two invitation for the soon to be launch MINI Paceman!  I received one invitation from my previous Salesperson, Virginia and another thru my email from the IZA, the marketing and PR officer of QAF!

The launch is an exclusive event and will be held at MINI showroom in Mabohai on Saturday night from 7pm till 9.30pm!  Yeap I will be going to check it out!  Will take more photos to share here! Do check back soon!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Flat with Dodge Journey R/T

We were dining at ILotus Restaurant at Rimba last Wednesday.  When we were about to leave, there was a loud chime and the above screen appeared! And guess what?  The front right tire had a flat!  I had to rang my buddy to pick us up.  After my friend dropped us off I had decided to return back to ILotus to have the flat tire changed.   It didn't took me long, maybe around 20minutes to take out the flat tire and replaced it with the temporary tire

It was lucky because the Dodge Journey is factory fitted with TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System, or else I wouldn't had notice the flat! I do not need to explain what TPMS is as post will already answered that question.

 Can you see the big bolt in the above pic?  I had it removed the following day and the repair for the tire only cost BND$3.00!
This tiny tire(below pic) was our temporary tire and 80km/hr was the maximum speed!  Nissan Skyline ER34 and Porsche Boxster S were not fitted with TPMS,  I might consider both fitted with third party TPMS for future safety and awareness

Saturday, April 6, 2013

PROJECT : N.E.S.II - TechArt Front Lip Landed!

Yahoo! Finally received the TechArt front lip!  It took around 2 weeks to have these shipped from HK to Brunei!  The kit as you can see is separated into 3 pieces and is made of PU.  It is also primed and ready for paint! I am so happy now all the kits for my BoxsterS is ready.  You can check my spoiler here and my side skirt here.  For now will just put these away as I have a bigger project for Re-Fresh ER34!

The kit itself I would give it 9/10 for quality.  It ain't cheap but is hell way cheaper then original TechArt.  The replica kit  they even the Made In Germany TechArt logo stamped behind the lip!