Anyways, it was time to convert from 4-5 lug so Ichiba 5 lug conversion was arranged.
I feel like I should have mentioned earlier on, I was in no way a mechanic, mechanically inclined or understood anything about cars other than a few common sense things. How to drive standard, how to check fluids etc, but with past experiences in other topics, I watched a few videos online, and it was quite easy to do myself.
Now this is where the build really takes off. After being lazy all winter, I had finally gotten enough motivation to get some tires for the wheels with no tires, managed to swap the hubs, and go the wheels on. I wasn’t completely happy with how the wheels looked on the car, and needed to find a specific set of center caps that matched the wheels.
This is really what started it all. I could not find these centercaps on the internet anywhere, ebay, nope, kijiji, nope, forums etc. I remembered lurking forums of different car clubs and heard mention of Jesse Streeter a few times, so I got in touch with him, figured out how to search for items myself and found a pair of center caps pretty quickly. Since my current set of lug nuts were pretty beat up and I was already trying to make my wheels look good with the center caps, I opted for a set of project mu lug nuts (reference picture). I was amazed at how quickly he responded, and how fast the packages arrived to my doorstep.
Unfortunately at that time, I wasn’t really taking pictures of the things I was doing to the car, but I decided that I would attempt to flock my dash as well, because they were an eyesore, and I figured id try to tidy my car up to the best of my ability. I removed the dash ended up breaking a few vent pieces, and once again had a peek at yahoo auctions japan, and was able to find a set of new ones dipped in a carbon fiber pattern.
I had enough of spending money on the car for the time being, but always had a peek if anything cool popped up for sale. As my searching skills and my notepad saved document of translated search terms expanded, I began to find some really cool stuff, and this is where it got dangerous (July 2015).
I had always wanted a Nismo kill switch lighter, figured it would compliment the flocked dash, and after searching for a little bit, and persuading myself that its ok to spend $100 on a lighter, I bit the bullet and very soon had my cool nismo trinket. Of course I got a taste of some oldschool Nismo swag, and I couldn’t help myself after that.
few months later i also managed to find one in its original packaging also: