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RaceChip Workshop

Just a few days back, the Fasmoto crew were invited to take part in one of RaceChip’s training workshops.

We must say we’re very impressed with their technology and how easy it is to add those extra horses into your engines without any major mods and voiding those pesky manufacturers’ warranties.

Stay ‘TUNED’, literally!

RaceChip @ Fasmoto.com

RaceChip @ Fasmoto.com

RaceChip @ Fasmoto.com

2016-10-04T10:16:11+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Motorsports, Random|0 Comments

Ecothetic engine oil – The Practical Choice

Best cheap engine oil Malaysia

Ecothetic Oil – The Practical Choice

Ecothetic is an advanced synthetic petrol engine oil with unique propertis to reduce friction across a wide range of driving speeds and conditions. It maximizes engine performance and is formulated to provide superior all round protection under severe operating conditions.

  • Superior engine protection for turbocharged & multi-valve engines.
  • Reduces engine temperature Improves vehicle acceleration
  • Enhances fuel economy
  • Keeps engine clean
  • Prolongs engine life
  • Longer service interval

Browse Ecothetic oils

2015-08-19T01:28:41+00:00 August 19th, 2015|News, Random|0 Comments

Most popular daily drivers and how you can have some fun with it

Perodua Myvi

Modified Myvi

Image from http://kereta.info/

Myvi Fabulous Theme

Image from http://forum.myviclub.com

Modified Myvi

Ewin’s Myvi. Image from fatlace.com

Modified Myvi

Image from malaysiamodifiedcars.com

Pink Myvi for the ladies

Image from perodua-myvi-for-ladies.blogspot.com

Toyota Vios

Modified Toyota Vios

Image from kereta.info

Modified Toyota Vios

Image from kereta.info

Modified Toyota Vios from Philippines

Image by motioncars.inquirer.net

Proton Saga

Modified Proton Saga

Image from theblackmyuzter93.blogspot.com

Modified Proton Saga

Image from theblackmyuzter93.blogspot.com

 

Honda City

Modified Honda City

Image from www.easternmotors.info

Modified Honda City

Image from www.easternmotors.info

If you think there is something we missed or would like us to include, please do get in touch or comment below.

Drive Safe peeps!

2015-07-31T16:02:23+00:00 May 2nd, 2015|Random|0 Comments

Death of the “Car Scene”

Is the “Car Scene” dead?

Looking around me these days, I can’t help but to ask myself, is the “car scene” dead? By “car scene”, I mean car modification, racing and car lovin’ in general. Everything to do with cars basically. Gone are the days of weekend races, loud exhaust mods, loud stereos, loud body kits and loud everything else.

“What do you mean the car scene is dead?” ,  asks a voice in my head.

Well, look around. Remember the days of the Proton “Wiralution” VR4, Honda Vtec EG, 4 Throttle Corolla, Perodua Kancil Turbo and the likes. No doubt a pitiful few are left roaming the streets, but the rest have been replaced by stock standard Gen2, Altis, Camry, Golf, Myvi, Vios and City. I hate to say this, but cars I see these days are…downright boring. Where has the imagination gone? Where has the individuality gone?

Volkswagen Old School GatheringEven the most recent, supposedly “biggest” car expo in KL which I went to, things seemed to be rather mild. Turnouts weren’t great, even the cars on display was dissapointing. Yes, yes, the big boys like Toyota, Honda and Perodua (no show from Proton) still showed up with a bang, but that’s about it my friends. These big name manufacturers will always be around as far as I’m concerned. Well, at least till they go broke. But where are the smaller guys? We used to see smaller aftermarket parts manufacturers out in droves during these events. Brands like Tein, HKS, Greddy, Blitz, Motul, Apexi, Defi and many more.

Throwing the question around the room, I get answers like, “Economy slow lar bro’, where can afford”. Then there are those who say cars these days are so good that you needn’t do anything to it anymore. I beg to differ on the latter, but first, let’s take a look at the so-called “reasons” why the scene is dead.

  • Poor economy – Which leads to less spending on cars (or car modifications to be accurate).
  • Cars are good enough out the factory.
  • Cars are less customizable these days.
  • Car prices has gone through the roof.
  • Shift of interest to digital lifestyle products.
  • The “cool” factor is lost.

Poor economy / Shift of interest to digital lifestyle products.

True to an extend I would say. The rise in prices of everything, be it due to inflation, currency exchange or other factors has probably had an impact on the ability of car enthusiasts to spend. However, I think that spending has somewhat shifted more towards digital lifestyle products such as smartphones, tablets, camera’s, portable music players and so on. Smartphone and tablets being the most obvious. Look at how a very well known online phone seller is now having a building by the Federal Highway. I bought my phone from these guys when they were just a couple of shops about a year back. They have a building now???

Another place I notice where spending has increased is in travel holidays. With the availability of cheap flight tickets, everyone is taking a holiday or two (some three and more) yearly. Now, back in the day, having an overseas vacation was a true luxury. These days it seems, it is a necessity. Facebook is further helping promote this. I think everyone has probably noticed some of  your “FB” friends posting holiday photos all the time. Some even during the holiday, because its soooo important that your friends get updates right? Go figure. So this increased social pressure causes others to feel inadequate unless they too update their holiday photo’s on Facebook.

Well, I’m all for travel and have been guilty of taking too many holidays myself. The only thing I would like to say to the many people who complain about the poor economy is “Cut down the freakin’ holiday trips!”. If you go on holiday, then quit bitchin’ about the economy for goodness sake.

Cars are good enough out the factory / Cars are less customizable these days.

Bullshit! Yeah, you heard me. I mean yes, cars have improved by leaps and bounds. They are faster, safer and more efficient. Nevertheless, car modification is about pushing the factory limits and a display individualism. Flames on cars never made the car any faster, but boy did it make the owner feel good. Pink fluffy interior never made the car safer nor more efficient. It is all about individual expression, making it your own.Pink Box

And if you’re going to tell me that cars are fast enough out of the factory, you are probably right. But it was never a question of fast enough. It was always a question of how much faster…

Cars are too expensive these days.

Agree. Here are a few tips to help you save.

  1. Do not opt for the fancy upgrade options. They charge you multiple times of what it is actually worth. They temp you with warranties and such. Do the math yourself and see if it makes sense.
  2. Consider getting a used car.  A new car is not necessarily better, safer nor less problematic. The opposite is also true. A used car is not necessarily worse, less safe nor more problematic. Distinguish between myths churned out by the manufacturer and common sense.
  3. Take cheaper holidays.  Cheap flights are really not cheap. If you never even flew once a year before and are flying 2 to 3 times a year now. Then it’s not really cheap is it?

The “cool” factor is lost.

I agree. This is somewhat bittersweet for me. You see, I’ve always loved the whole “car scene” even from back in the day. I remember flipping through magazines and salivating over super clean rides, chrome engine bays, 20″ rims, super loud stereos, lowered stance, turbo charged kits and the list goes on. I remember friday nights when we used to head down to Batu 3 Shah Alam circuit to enjoy drag races between Skyline’s and Satria’s, Corolla’s and Evo’s, Kancil’s and Subaru’s….all modified of course. I guess it was cool those days, but apparently no more. But I’m thankful. Just as in business, where it takes an economic downturn to weed out businesses that create no value. It’s just the same, but in this case, weeding out the fake enthusiasts. What remains are those who still pursue the love of cars and everything about it, even though its unpopular. It’s always good to be around genuine people.

Having said all that, I still do wish the scene was alive and kicking, that everyone around me could “talk car”, that car magazines made a comeback and car themed tv shows were aplenty. Perhaps I’m asking too much. Perhaps I’m a fool, a dreamer even. I am a car enthusiast after all and if there is one thing we have, its imagination and passion.

2015-04-08T00:16:24+00:00 April 7th, 2015|News, Random|0 Comments

Adding New Lanes with Zippers

Check out this cool lane-zipper that creates an extra lane to ease traffic. We could definitely use one of these on our roads. However, no matter how many extra lanes we add, we just need one road hog on each lane to put all these efforts into vain.

If you cannot view the video, click on this direct link to view it on youtube.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl0Q2bDnBUc

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Here’s how they do it on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

2015-04-08T00:28:18+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Random|0 Comments

In-Car USB & Audio/Video Aux Extension Cable

http://www.fasmoto.com/audio-video/connectivity

2015-09-09T01:10:35+00:00 May 19th, 2013|Random|0 Comments

S-Oil Engine Oil and Transmission Fluids from Korea

The Company
S-OIL, established in 1976, has grow n into one of the most competitive oil refiners in the Asia-Pacific region by establishing profitability- oriented management strategies and nurturing dynamic and progressive spirit in the management. The company operates the oil refinery facility with the capacity of 580,000 barrels per day(BPD), and other facilities that can produce petrochemicals and lube base oil in the Onsan Refinery in Ulsan. S-OIL is strengthening its status as a leader in protecting customers and the environment by producing and supplying the best quality oil products based on the world-class Bunker-C Cracking Center(BCC) and the Xylene Center, a PX plant with the world’s highest production capacity for a single facility.

Ultra-S base Oil

S-Oil Product Range
The Ultra-S base oil is a base oil having a very high viscosity index(VI) that is produced through a hydrocracking, wax hydroisomerization and hydrofinishing process. This is a ultra-high purity base oil that has remarkably reduced the impurity and unsaturated aromatic content through a hydrotreating reaction over 2 times by using a MSDW-3(Mobil Selective Dewaxing) process, a cutting-edge technology of ExxonMobil Company instead of the traditional dewaxing process.

The Ultra-S base oil shows an equivalent level to PAO, a synthetic oil of classical concept, in quality really as a product that can be marked as a “synthetic oil” according to the verdict of NAD(National Advertising Division) in charge of reviewing advertisements in United States.

The representative quality properties of the Ultra-S base oil are as follows:

  • This is very high in viscosity index and very excellent in reactions to the liquidity reducing agent.
  • This is favorable for the production of low-viscosity engine oils through its outstanding low-temperature liquidity.
  • This is favorable for the production of long-lifetime lubricants due to its excellent heat/oxidation stability.

Product Lineup

S-Oil SSU GXO 100% Fully Synthetic Petrol Engine Oil 5W30 4 Litres Made in Korea S-Oil EURO XT 100% Fully Synthetic Petrol and Diesel Engine Oil 5W40 4 Litres S-Oil  Dragon SN Semi Synthetic Petrol Engine Oil 10W40 4 litres Made in Korea S-Oil  Dragon SN Semi Synthetic Petrol Engine Oil 10W30 4 litres Made in Korea S-Oil  Dragon SN Semi Synthetic Petrol Engine Oil 5W30 4 litres Made in Korea S-Oil  Dragon Dexron 3 ATF Automatic Transmission Fluid 4 Litres Made in Korea

2015-04-09T02:39:21+00:00 May 12th, 2013|Random|0 Comments