Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rear BIOT 322mm Rotors Upgrade (Biot Offset Kit)

If you have followed my built, you'll notice that the braking system have been upgraded to BNR34 Brembos all round. The front got bigger rotors courtesy of the BIOT 345mm Front Brake Offset Kit. The rears remain the stock BNR34 Brembo rotors measuring 300mm.

Pic 1: Comparison between stock Brembo 300mm rotors with BIOT 322mm rotors

I always thought that the fronts fills up the wheels nicely while the rear is a tad small in size. The rear BNR34 Brembo rotors are 300mm rotors in size. As luck would have it,  JDM Auto Link finally sourced me a set of a BIOT Rear Brake Offset Kit that would bring the rotors up to 322mm. 

Although many might not have heard of BIOT, they makes excellent brakes, but does costs a lot as well. The BIOT Front Brake Offset Kit is JPY 160,000 new and the BIOT Rear Brake Offset Kit is JPY 90,000 new. Yikes!!

Anyway, I finally got the rotors fitted but not without some "massaging" of parts to make it fit/clear everything. Just like the fronts, the calipers needed to be grinded off a wee bit to clear the brackets. It's all hidden from view as it's at the back hence does not have any visual impact. The rotor brake duct covers/shields also need to be 'enlarged' to clear the rotors. Unfortunately, a small part of the knuckle would also need to be cut away.

Below are pictures of how it looks fitted. In all honestly, I would think it's still a bit small. Works great though. I wonder if I'll be satisfied or will go for even bigger brakes in the future......

Pic 2: Grinding off a bit of the rear calipers

Pic 3: Grinding off a bit of the rear calipers

Pic 4: Enlarging the brake duct cover/shield

Pic 5: Fitting in the brackets. Note a small part of the knuckle is cut off

Pic 6:
Fitting in the brackets

Pic 7: The end result

Pic 8: The end result

Friday, February 08, 2013

Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013

Missed the Tokyo Auto Salon last month? The distance and cost to visit the Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan could be a hindrance to many, but now, Tokyo Auto Salon is coming closer to home.

For the FIRST time in history Tokyo Auto Salon is coming to Singapore, showcasing the finest tuned cars and race queens from Japan!

Tokyo Auto Salon will be coming to the shores of Singapore for the very first time in its illustrious 30 years history. With the full support of the Tokyo Auto Salon Association (TASA) of Japan, Singapore’s leading media company MediaCorp and Muse Group will jointly unveil “Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013” at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands from 12 - 14 Apr, 2013.

More than 20 of the finest and most unique cars from Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 will be showcased at the event, together with Japanese race queens, J-Pop idols and other entertainers to provide visitors the unique and unforgettable Tokyo Auto Salon experience

Key Highlights
• Exotic Supercars
• Iconic Japanese/European Tuner Cars
• Specially Tuned Up Show Cars
• TASSG Autostyling Showdown Competition
• Hot Import Race Queens from Japan
• Miss TASSG Race Queen Pageant 2013
• Japanese Anime Cosplay Showcase
• Daily Stage Activities

Public can also look forward to participating in lucky draws that will be held between 1st February to 1st March on the Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore Facebook Fan Page. Simply “like” the page, register on the Lucky Draw tab, and stand to walk away with exciting prizes such as a set of Westlake SV 308 17” tyres and S$500 worth of Takashimaya vouchers. “Invite” or “share” with friends on Facebook to increase one’s chances of winning.

About Tokyo Auto Salon
Launched in 1983 by the editor-in-chief of the iconic custom car magazine Option, Tokyo Auto Salon has today grown to become the largest automotive after-market parts and accessories exhibition in the world. Every year, more than 250,000 automotive fans from all corners of the globe converge at Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan over a 3-day period.

More than just a motor show, Tokyo Auto Salon brings together the most creative minds from the automotive world, culminating in a display of hundreds of custom-built automobiles by after-market parts manufacturers, custom and tuning workshops, car manufacturers and automotive vocational schools. Tokyo Auto Salon also serves as a valuable channel for automotive professionals to deliberate upon the latest trends and innovations from the automotive sector and with a wide array of after-market parts and related accessories showcased, Tokyo Auto Salon is the ideal platform for companies to network and expand their business. Key decision makers and experts from the auto industry are present at the show, including professionals from the repairing, painting, vehicle tuning and auto accessories sectors.

Event Details
Event : Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013
Date : 12 Apr (Fri) – 14 Apr (Sun)
Time : 10:00am – 10:00pm Daily
Venue : Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands (HALL A TO C, LEVEL 1)
Admission Fees :
1-DAY PASS – Adult: S$25.00 / Children (under 12 years old) S$10.00
3-DAY PASS – S$70.00
Website :

Some of the confirmed race queens and cars that will be making an apperance in the Tokyo Auto Alon Singapore 2013 are as below. See you there!

Saki Tachibana

Megu Aoyama

Ayari Takeda

Power House Amuse S200

Rowen-Tommy Kaira Lexus LS-F

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