Sunday, July 27, 2008

Project 240sx- Enkei RPF1

My project Nissan 240sx is about to have a serious wheel upgrade. Enkei has sponsored the car with a set of RPF1 wheels. The wheels will measure 18x8 in the front and 18x9 in the rear. With the addition of some rubber from Hankook the S14's grip will increase significantly over the stock 16 inch wheels. It will also help to fill up the wheel well and give the car a more aggressive look. The RPF1's are lightweight racing wheels and I was genuinely surprised by the lightweight of the wheel! Pictured above is my 18x9 wheel which will soon have some Hankook tires mounted on it.

Soon enough the Project 240sx will be ready for the track and some time attack events. Just as soon as I take care of the steering and look into some upgraded brakes to help stop the car. Currently the car is running stock single piston 240sx brakes in the front and the rear. When I purchased the car it was setup with larger Q45 calipers and rotors- which used a 2 piston setup. The calipers were in sad shape and were leaking brake fluid like a open faucet. Since they could not be re-build, Ricky Chu and I replaced the brakes with some used stock calipers, new rotors, and pads. Then I pumped the brake pedal as Ricky bled the air out of the lines. Slowly the pedal resumed a stiffer and higher position- from its previous place near the floor!

So far the current improvements that have been made to the project are:
-Magnacor spark plug wires
-New iridium spark plugs
-AEM short ram air intake
-DME cooling panel
-DME test pipe
-NRG Pilota steering wheel
-NRG short hub
-NRG quick release

Check back to riceboytv and my blog for future updates on the project. It will be nice to get some fresh paint, replace the dinged and peeling hood, drilled up trunk lid, and the haggard front bumper with an S15 conversion.

Friday, July 18, 2008

VOW- "Paris, France March 2007"

Oddly enough, I hyped up cutting a video on my visit to Paris, France in March- then never posted it. Well after exploring one of the many external hard drives laying around with my digital life on it- I stumbled upon the completed & compressed edit. So my pick for Video Of the Week is my edit for the Paris trip 2007. Its cut to Justice's DVNO, contains hyper active sped up shots and rapid edits that were Parisian espresso educed. It covers a red open top bus tour, Notre Dame, riding the Metro and a few others tourist highlights.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Formula D Las Vegas HD

Here is my edit for round four of Formula Drift at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.



Formula D Las Vegas 2008 HD from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

For more coverage visit www.riceboytv.com

The event went well! We missed being in the downpour of the thunderstorms each night after the event, the track didn't claim as many cars as I anticipated after seeing the setup, and with 98+ MPH entry speeds this parking lot based track was intense. Fans were a few feet from the action and Yoshioka's Toyota AE86 pulled in on all of his V8 opponents. Can't wait for round five in Seattle and the drift exhibition in Monterrey, Mexico. Enjoy the video, it was exciting to shoot and always fun to be a part of the action.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Speedhunters.com & Driftlive.com pick it up

Rod Chong & Antonio Alvendia of Speedhunters recently posted my video for the Ziptied All Star Bash. Be sure to check out their site. They update constantly and have a great interface with pop up HD video content, solid photography, news, and feature car stories. I'm excited to see what these guys do next.

Also much thanks to the crew at Drift Live for finding the video on Vimeo! Peep them too. Great for the daily visit.

Formula Drift Las Vegas kicked my butt. Check riceboytv.com for the edit soon.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ziptied All Star Bash 4


Ziptied All Star Bash 4 HD from Will Roegge on Vimeo.

June 28 & 29, 2008 was Just Drift's "Ziptied All Star Bash 4" at Willow Springs International Raceway (WSIR). I was able to make it up on Sunday the 29th and shoot this small video highlighting some of the tandem runs and spins outs from the open sessions during the day. Wish I would have shot more, but I ended up taking a nap in the back of Pat's Suburban after getting sunburnt. 

Thursday, July 3, 2008

AEM Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X Intake LEAKED

Riceboytv was able to steal some dyno data and get an exclusive look into the upcoming AEM Cold Air Intake for the new Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X. With a 16.7+ HP gain and 17ft/lbs of Torque the intake is a great addition to the stock setup. The bonus is that it doesn't mess with the intake air temperatures and keeps the boost steady- keeps you from adding a boost controller!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

VOW- "Live Good"

Thanks to Motionographer for the tip and the post that introduced me to this video. I love the effects and hand held feel of the music video. It really is an experimental piece and is unlike anything else I've seen lately. The band is called Naive New Beaters. Check it.

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