Alexander Busuttil's Monster

I would like to thank Alexander Busuttil for sharing info and pictures of his monster, and I am really happy to get to know another fella from the other side of the world who shares the same passion about modding the 1NZ-FE engine.

Alexander had so much goodies inside his car and the info below doesn't do him enough justice. He is running a custom water injection kit that is spraying pre and post turbo, and I think it is working well for him.

I hope he will be able to share with us some videos of his cars soon!

This is the limited information he shared with me, I'll update it along the way when I have more.

Garrett GT2560R Turbo
Arias Forged 8.5:1 Pistons
CP-Carrillo Forged Conrods
NST Lightweight Engine Pulley
Custom AEM Water Injection Pre/Post Turbo

Toyota Corolla 6-Speed LSD
SPEC Stage 3 Organic Clutch

Haltech Platinum Sport 1000 ECU
Full AEM Boost/Oil/Water/Water Injection Flow Meters

Trapo Car Mat

Came across Trapo Car Mat Malaysia recently on Facebook, hence I decided to go ahead and give it a try.

Through Facebook Messenger, they were responsive and after paying them the full price of RM 199.90 through online banking, I received the car mat a couple days later.

Trapo claims the mats are waterproof, anti-slip, recyclable, traps mud and dirt easily and it also comes with a 1 year warranty. They are also smell free, which so far seems to be the case.

No complains so far.

Packaging was simple

Contents of the packaging

The actual mats itself

Before putting the mat in the front seats

After putting the mat in the front seats



Wordless Monday

Got rid of the old phone and replaced it with a Samsung Note 7, so I decided to give the camera a try on the car this morning as I arrived at the office quite early.

Despite the worldwide recall, it is only 0.1% of the phones that were shipped are affected. Hardly an issue for me really, it is still an amazing phone.

Forged Racing Radiator, Mishimoto Racing Thermostat, TRD Radiator Cap

The car has been running on the standard radiator and thermostat since day 1, and it is amazing that it actually lasted until today without any heat problems.

Only as of recent, we noticed there were some bubbling and we decided that it is time to upgrade the cooling system of the car once and for all.

Forged Racing aluminium radiator, Mishimoto racing low temperature 68 degree thermostat and a TRD 1.3 bar radiator cap sums it all.

Both the radiator and thermostat comes with lifetime manufacturer warranty, no complaints there and the engine is purring like a kitten now.

Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R

Traction has always been an issue with the car, coupled with the fact that the current set of tires are few years old, wheel spin can be easily achieved by just going slightly heavy on the throttle.

As a matter of fact, I had to reduce the boost in order to achieve a more pleasant driving experience.

But as of today, everything changed.

Because I wasn't able to lay my hands on the Toyo R888s hence I decided to give Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R a try.

And my oh my, these babies have so much grip in them I'm actually getting the feeling that the car is now under powered and thinking of sending the car back to Toby to restore the boost.