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Old 05-03-2021, 06:13 PM   #1
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The Road To Competition In My S14a (kouki) Drift Car

Hey everyone, so I have build threads on 2 UK websites but want to carry on updating here as well, here's the links to those if you want a more in depth background but I will summarise now:



So bought my car about 8 years ago and it looked like this:

[IMG]27-04-13 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]30-04-13 04 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]30-04-13 05 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

At this point it was my daily driver and still fairly original other than alloys, coilovers, air kit and exhaust upgrades. Really enjoyed driving it on the road and just doing the odd drift day here and there with just basic mods like welded diff and aftermarket knuckles etc:

[IMG]17310927_1357650014293621_4568848369770808997_o by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]10390450_10152432222856460_4687312750536324170_n by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

Then a little while later I decided to fit a cage, fully poly bush the rear end and went to a top mount turbo with external gate and also decided I wanted to try and compete, obviously lots of other little bits happened in between but this is a rough summary lol.

[IMG]IMG_20180317_124357 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20170812_165209 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20171221_130045 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_20171218_132527 by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

Car took lots of knocks and bangs along the way, heres my first top 32 battle, I was on crap tyres btw:


Then I done another year or so of comps but only filmed a little. It has pretty much been a trailer queen since COVID as I only managed 2 drift days last year, here's a link to a practice day where I got a bit over excited chasing people...


Before that video the car looked like this:

[IMG]Rdc prep by Daniel Collins, on Flickr[/IMG]

I obviously had some repairs to do from that last drift day so can update you from there but that's a fairly quick run down....Happy to go into more details of anything about the car or if anyone has any specific questions about my set up etc.

Let me know what ya think,

Cheers Dan
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