Super D Prep - Teddy's R32 Gets Engine Glow

Drifting. A rolling car show. When you ask people if they've ever heard of drifting they typically say, "Oh, yeah! Like that movie Tokyo Drift!"

Yes. Exactly like that movie.

Well technically it isn't, but we sure do love to make it that way. Today is no different as we install some awesome LED glow inside of the engine compartment to light the engine. After all, why do all that work to make your engine look nice if you can't see it at night?!

Today's prep work began with a simple oil change. Pretty uneventful, with the exception of the usual confusion on which oil to actually run in the car. Who even knows what the number means on the oil bottle? I always feel like I'm using the wrong kind, but the car runs so you know what they say... "if it ain't broke, don't fix it,". 

After changing the oil it was time for some fiberglass work. If you guys remember from the Jimmy Up Matsuri Episode, I had a little run-in with Baby Jason from Drift Team Animal Style. 

It had been a little while since I had done any fiberglass work but it's just like riding  a bike. Scuff the area up, slap some resin on there and begin placing the patchy pieces of fiberglass cloth onto the cracked areas. I probably didn't do that great of a job but I sort of have low expectations on life-expectancy of this bumper during Super D considering the amount of carnage there was last year. Nevertheless, it will hold up fine and may warrant a little extra TLC IF if does survive.

Last but not least came the LED magic. If you can't tell in the video, I was pretty sick this day and was beginning to feel miserable and lose my voice right around this time. Hopefully you'll get a few laughs in at my expense.

All in all, the final product came out pretty awesome albeit the adhesive on the LED strip didn't stick whatsoever and is going to need some additional help from some liquid adhesive of some sort. Yet another thing to add to the list before Super D. Hope you guys enjoy the video, let me know what you think of the finished product!



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