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JapLandDrifter
12-14-2009, 11:27 PM
So, hey guys. Just got orders from Yokota, AB to Little Rock AFB.
So how is the drift scene in Arkansas? Any good? What about the car scene? Anything fun to do around the area? Anyone post up some pics of what cars they got and stuff.

I currently have a s14 converted to Kouki. I'm stripping out the car and junking the shell. I need to find a s14 shell somewhere, so if anyone knows where I can find a shell, that's be awesome!

Well let me know whats up guys. Thanks. Probably see you all in March.:smash:

sr20det-s14
12-15-2009, 05:26 PM
im at little rock afb and i have yet to find a drift track around base but thats prolly cause my 240 needs a ecu and wont run at all

Black R
12-15-2009, 06:28 PM
lol, i'm subscribing to this thread just for the culture shock you're going to be in for...

can't you bring a car back with you from jpn? i thought they had a loophole for enlisted guys.

yokotavia
12-15-2009, 06:46 PM
dammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm anderson, no fucking way man

little rock cant be anymore worse than panama city where im at, its just alot of ignorant rednecks

and to black r, theres no such thing as a loophole for that, car has to be 25 years old and do alot of paperwork

its alot easier to strip and transfer everything to an american chassis

sr20det-s14
12-16-2009, 05:56 PM
yup i know where you can get a 95 zenki for 2k with a blow motor but its all there and its a se

p.s. i am at little rock and there are a couple of s14 and s13 around just have to look and find them

JapLandDrifter
12-17-2009, 06:19 AM
Well 2k might be a little much considering all I really need is just a shell. I'll have to keep looking.

HEY DWAYNE U F:eek2::eek2:K!!!! Dude im gonna be hella close to you lol. U gonna still be in florida in march? You can help me build my s14!!

sr20det-s14
12-17-2009, 06:09 PM
i know you just need a shell but its a se with everything just needs a new engine and its arkansas you can talk them down to around 1k

JapLandDrifter
12-17-2009, 09:08 PM
Whos selling it? They on zilvia? contact info? pics? that would be awesome!

LayNLow
12-17-2009, 09:24 PM
Little rock isnt TOO far from Memphis. We have a smallish drift scene here, but we also have a group that organizes drift events in the area. Next year we should have a schedule up since we finally found another venue since we lost the last one. Check out TractionOptional.com for more info. A few guys on there were also stationed in Japan for a while and came to the area.

yokotavia
12-18-2009, 12:21 PM
dude...florida isnt close to arkansas at all hahaha

goddam you suck!

but yeah, ill probably be here still in march. im goin to nippon sometime in febuary to fuck some skeezers/get drunk/ and drift with mike again

DEP sucks dude, shit is takin foreverrr

JapLandDrifter
12-19-2009, 05:16 AM
Ya man, me and mike leave the same time man. feb wont be any good lol. Whats a plan ticket cost from florida to arkansas? maybe il fly u out when i get my car.

yokotavia
12-19-2009, 05:04 PM
haha, shit dude yokota is gonna be fail after that nearly everyone is leavin!

theres like billy and brad left....

i have no idea, shit cant be too expensive, from yokota to florida was like a G so, im guessin probably 300-400 for arkansas from here

and it helps cause im in northern florida

just let me know dude, ill probably be here still in DEP haaa

JapLandDrifter
12-20-2009, 03:45 AM
It's all good bro, cause i was in DEP for almost a year lol.

it's about $300 to fly to LR and back from tallahassee. but its only a 9 hr drive too. so dont be a pussy lol.

anyways, any1 got any pics of their cars and stuff around little rock? maybe some events or anything? post some pics!! perhaps the base hobby shop maybe. come on!

yokotavia
12-20-2009, 08:36 AM
your gonna hate it for sure, and in arkansas it snows alot right?

so that means your gonna have to get all american and only drift during "drift season"

240sx_skater
12-24-2009, 10:01 PM
Hey I live in Arkansas and as far as i know there isnt much of a drift scene that ive found im getting ready to try and start one around my town. i live about 2 hrs from little rock in Jonesboro... im currently in the process of doing a sr swap in my s13 and i just bought two s13 coupes one a shell and one with a motor that needs a lil bit of work so i have 3 s13s at the moment. It snows maybe once a year in ar. BTW. ill be on the lookout for a s14 shell for u.

punkrico
12-25-2009, 03:42 AM
yea come down and check out memphis its only a couple of hours i think. We have a few ppl that join us from jonesboro.

JapLandDrifter
12-25-2009, 09:37 AM
hells ya once i get there in march, hopefully i can find a s14 shell! Got my sr ready to be put in and changed over. Probably going to make it RHD as well, with custom paint job and might even bring over a spare SR. guys let me know if u see a s14 shell for sale!! thanks!

moses
12-25-2009, 11:36 AM
Get ready to drive to go to events. For a quarter mile track you have to go to Memphis. There is also drifting in Texas which is about 5 hours. The only thing ar has for us is 1000ft and 1/8 mile tracks and autocross.

sr20det-s14
12-27-2009, 12:03 PM
perhaps the base hobby shop maybe.


base hobby shop is hella gay but its a place to work on the car

boosted98gst
12-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Good luck to you man! I am japanese american with dual citizienship and moved from japan to ohio for school and work , Since youre american it will easy to adapt again, to be honest the car scene in the states blows compared to what your use to. Get ready to see the land of knock off wheels, expensive old cars, and everyone is a drifter. I travel a lot for work and have been to AR a bit, I really like that state for some reason, maybe because I like fishing and stuff but its a peaceful place. I am not too sure about the car scene but good luck with everything!

JapLandDrifter
12-27-2009, 07:59 PM
So like what rules are gay and shit there for the hobby shop? There not gona have a mini panic attack if i spill some oil or anything are they?


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base hobby shop is hella gay but its a place to work on the car

240sx_skater
12-27-2009, 11:04 PM
im on the look out for a s14 shell for you dude. there hard to come by around here for some reason lol probly because most of the people don't beleive in imports around here or they drive a damn ricey ass honda.

JapLandDrifter
12-28-2009, 01:51 AM
im on the look out for a s14 shell for you dude. there hard to come by around here for some reason lol probly because most of the people don't beleive in imports around here or they drive a damn ricey ass honda.

lol it's all good man. Thanks for looking tho.

sr20det-s14
12-28-2009, 06:13 PM
the only problem i know of is the mechanics dont know what the hell there doing and if you break stuff or loose a tool or something as simple as that they freak a little bit but for the most part if you spill they make you mop it up. only reason why i say it sucks is cause we cant work on our car in the dorms or in any parking lots its gay.

sr20det-s14
12-28-2009, 06:14 PM
and are you an age mechanic or something cause we got a guy heading out there in march just wondering

Alan_405
12-29-2009, 03:10 PM
What up....

It will be a culture shock for sure. I been through LIttle Rock for a few car shows. Im out here in OKC. We have to drive to Mineral Wells , Texas for any drift events and thats 4 hours for us....

www.Madnessjunkies.com (http://www.Madnessjunkies.com) or www.nismokc.com (http://www.nismokc.com)

Check em out....Local Oklahoma Forums that are in the process of putting on Drift events 30 min north of Oklahoma City.

JapLandDrifter
12-29-2009, 08:40 PM
oh shit sweet, OKC aint even that far away. Im glad to hear theres some spots putting on events. Cant wait to see what you guys in the states are doing. We'll have to have some compititions for sure! :hug:



What up....

It will be a culture shock for sure. I been through LIttle Rock for a few car shows. Im out here in OKC. We have to drive to Mineral Wells , Texas for any drift events and thats 4 hours for us....

www.Madnessjunkies.com (http://www.Madnessjunkies.com) or www.nismokc.com (http://www.nismokc.com)

Check em out....Local Oklahoma Forums that are in the process of putting on Drift events 30 min north of Oklahoma City.

JapLandDrifter
01-09-2010, 02:24 AM
Is there a good mechanic around the base area that knows about SRs? I have a spare s14 SR20DET that i will be bringing with me but it has a ticking noise probably from one of the valves. Or anyone around the area know alot about SRs? might needs some help when I get there.

JapLandDrifter
01-13-2010, 06:21 AM
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6039/s14beatyshot1.png


Just thought I'd share a pic of my baby here in Japan before I ripped her apart.

91240sil80
01-13-2010, 06:34 AM
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6039/s14beatyshot1.png


Just thought I'd share a pic of my baby here in Japan before I ripped her apart.



everytime a 240 is taken apart an angel loses its wings

LayNLow
01-15-2010, 02:21 AM
Get ready to drive to go to events. For a quarter mile track you have to go to Memphis. There is also drifting in Texas which is about 5 hours. The only thing ar has for us is 1000ft and 1/8 mile tracks and autocross.

Not anymore. Memphis motorsports park is dead due to economy. Rumor has it MMP got bought by a railroad company and is getting torn down.

Mister.E
01-15-2010, 04:40 AM
I have a spare s14 SR20DET that i will be bringing with me but it has a ticking noise probably from one of the valves

it could be the VCT sprocket, its a pretty common problem

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JapLandDrifter
01-16-2010, 08:13 AM
actually ya thats exactly what it sounds like lol....

yokotavia
01-17-2010, 12:32 AM
anderson, if u make it to mineral wells it would be sweet.

ive heard its similar to ebisu's rules.

no helmets no full cages and shit

dooo itttt.

and fly me out there when u do

JapLandDrifter
01-17-2010, 05:27 AM
werd yo, i will! i need a little ginger snapper on my car asap! =)

JapLandDrifter
01-19-2010, 04:18 AM
Hey so does anyone know where I can find a s14 Shell around Arkansas? If I have to pick up, that's fine too.

yokotavia
01-20-2010, 05:08 PM
craiglist.com

hit me up on myspace u girl

JapLandDrifter
02-04-2010, 01:29 AM
GAIJIN SMASH AT NIKKO on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/9119344)

our new video at Nikko Circuit. watch it dawyne!

yokotavia
02-05-2010, 03:14 PM
I already watched it and masterbated a few times

i miss you fucks

hurry up and come to america so you can feel my pain

JapLandDrifter
02-06-2010, 02:17 AM
lol dude it wont be pain. you need to come and visit ASAP!!! i should be at Little rock on the 8th of march. sometime after that, grab ur truck, and drive up. u got a place to crash and eat. I got 2 s14 engines coming with me, and im about to take out my firewall next weekend. Need a ginger's help!

yokotavia
02-06-2010, 04:52 PM
ill think about it

ive got like 700 miles on my beater s13 that i bought and engine swapped with only problems from power steering leakage lol

but from my place to little rock is almost 700 miles yo!

kinda failure, but ill think about it lol

JapLandDrifter
02-06-2010, 06:10 PM
Straight open road is perfect for a car, plus its winter time, cant over heat =)

night rider
02-13-2010, 10:14 AM
I just movie here to Arkansas. There is no drifting here but u have to drive 9 or 10 hours to get to a track. My car is back home in CA. . . http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/76/l_0aca3cb030eb4d9ba03952e94fb7548b.jpg

jlb8434
02-19-2010, 06:25 AM
I just PSC'ed here to Little Rock in July last year, Picked up a 95' 240SX for $1600. I hear there are couple of 240's running around and I've only seen one or two stock ones or ones with rims. As far as drifting Goes, I think the only thing around here I have found is SCCA racing in downtown LR once a month. I email the guy last week they are just starting the new season at the end of Feb. I did it when I was stationed at Eglin AFB, FL out in p'cola. Its pretty fun and completly legal. I'm getting ready to Turbo my KA, So I'm looking to make some buddys with 240sx for some expertese. Good luck with your PCS man. Hope to meet the rest of you Little Rockers around or you can PM me.

lysticalz
02-20-2010, 09:01 AM
im afraid to say this but dont expect too much. I visited arkansas about seven months ago and there was NO scene anywhere to be found. Granted that i was in fortsmith which is 120ish miles away from littlerock.

Alan_405
02-25-2010, 11:52 AM
Hey Guys....coe out to the Oklahoma Drift Event Mar 21st...

For more info, hit up www.madnessgarage.com (http://www.madnessgarage.com)

JapLandDrifter
03-13-2010, 09:25 AM
Hey guys, i finally moved here to Little Rock AFB. Any of u guys wanna meet up, give me a call. PM me for my number. Names kevin. still looking for a s14 240sx, so if anyone finds one let me know.

ryanw501
10-25-2011, 10:06 AM
hey yoko why dont you come down here and ill show you redneck.... any 91240 i say your car on craigllist