If there's something called "shopping on impulse" then there should also be some other thing called "drawing on impulse" and somehoww there's something inside me that makes me go "SUV craze".
This is a custom Nissan X-Trail owned by an OC of mine, Hide (his name is pronounced Hee-deh
and not Hay'd
like in hiding
. For futher details about this car, let's ask the owner, Hide-kun directly.Aya-chan (A) :
"Okay then, Hide-kun. You said that quite a bunch of things have been modified on this car but this car looks no different from stock except for the wheels. Can you explain us what have you done on this car of yours?"Hide (H) :
"Alright, first of all, this isn't my own car, this is my father's car and this is our project together. We do every changes on this car together so it's not a shop's work. What we've done onto this car is -the most notable one- changing the wheels as well as the braking system, engine swap with the bigger VQ35DEas well as installing 4WD drivetrain from higher trim X-Trail. You see... this is the lowest trim X-Trail as it gets no projector headlamps."A :
"Oh, so most of the modifications are in the performance sector then?"H :
"Pretty much, but there's also a modification we've done to the interior"A :
"What's that? Everything seems normal to me."H :
"I wouldn't say that if I were you. Don't you see that there are now 3rd row seats? We install those seats so we can carry at least 6 people on board. As for the lost cargo room, I guess we can trick it up later with a roof storage box."A :
"Wow, how convenient yet unique. Hey hide-kun, there's something that bugs me about the engine installment, don't you have difficulties pairing transversely mounted VQ35DE with 4WD drivetrain?"H :
" Well... adjustments were needed here and there and we've done them all but as long as I can recall all of them were minors."A :
"What a functional modification, every bit of modifications you guys have done has it's function."H :
"Yup, and next time we're gonna install custom turbo kits on this car. More power, more excitement."A :
"Oh... I'm really looking forward to interview you about it next time..."
...and that concludes my interview with Hide-kun. Please look forward for more interesting interviews... Last but not least, thanks a lot for my friend Taka-san a.k.a *fujihayabusa for the nice talk the other day. I put up something from our talk at some spot within this artwork.