Friday, September 12, 2014

HT81S on sale at Monster Sport Edogawa Japan

Do you have some extra 500000 Yen lying around and wish to have something to drive around weekend ?  I think you can contact Monster Edogawa Japan for a unit of HT81S. 
 Do you see a Ohlins on the front shocks ?
 How about a Suzuki sport ST-r exhaust on the end ?
 Only 50,000 KM on the odometer !
 17" Speedline rim ?
A Ohlins again on the rear ?

Plus it is fitted with LSD too. What a wonderful car at wonderful price. I wish to have this as a spare and this could well be a magazine car for the future. Dang, why I am not in Japan!

Links to Monster Edogawa facebook page :-

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More from New Caledonia

I think I am lucky enough to get more response from Iggy owner from all over the world, this time words had spread at New Caledonia where more picture were sent to my mail and hence I got a chance to post it here to share to all.
As you can see the picture are great with a view of the highlands, I never been to New Caledonia but I assume it will be a great island with nice mountain and sea.
 Hey, I see a Getz and a Punto too, but Iggy is better!
 The black Iggy is nice as the colour fade towards the rear. The white with monster are look cool too.
 Can you spot the difference between the below picture ?
 There are at least 4 differences between both picture,
The answer are :-
1. Rims
2. Headlights
3. Bonnet hood
4. Signal cover

Thursday, September 4, 2014

DIY intake from Greece

Here I spot another interesting intake kit by Apostolis Maggakis from Greece. This design is a more boxy design compare with the PFX by Monster Sport. The concept is very simple using box design rather than curve to ease the construction.
A simple air filter compliment the design and something you should take note is the plastic bracket that are require to secure the position of the intake air box and the air filter itself.
Another angle to see the bracket to secure the position or else both the air box and filter will rock around while driving. Anyway, this setup will be great for cruising and not traffic stop go as it will suck in a lot of hot air while stationary. The same problem applied to PFX kit by monster.

Links to original page from Suzuki Ignis Sport GR Club :-

All photo belong to the owner and credit to him!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Bonjour New Caledonia

First of all, thank you Greg for sharing all these wonderful photo all the way from New Caledonia. To be honest, I don't know where New Caledonia is and this is really a geography lesson for me via google.
It is quite interesting to have so many HT81S at New Caledonia and the local interested to buy HT81S when there are so many more to choose from JDM market.
 The car look nice and there are red, yellow and white model which I personally love all these colour.
 Something that interest me are the long number of number plate used in New Caledonia.
 Red look nice here!
 What happened to this red HT81S ? Quite a mod going on there.
I wish to express my great thanks to Greg again for sharing these photo and I wish you could send more picture too. It is something very difficult to have a view on the other side of the world. Even tho we stay on the same planet but everything seems so far away.
I do wish someday all the HT81S and HV81S owner able to have a mega gathering !

Friday, August 29, 2014

Anime on HT81S again

This is the latest anime on HT81S I can find from Japanese website and this one stand out from the rest   mainly due to the sticker on the front bonnet.
I wonder where the owner get his inspiration to do this wrap on the bonnet, it is not ugly but it doesn't look nice too when paired with the anime on the side.
What do you think about this design ? For me it look like my table top plastic cover or something like my bath towel.

 The rear design are not that interesting too but at least there are some anime character.
The page that host these photos are from the company that design and print the sticker on the car. They do have a lot of others car done and their photo are shoot at the underground basement car park.

Links to original page :-

All credit are to the photo owner!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Russian M18 Video 0-100

This is a further update from the previous post of a transplant M18 engine into a HT81S by a Russian owner. This video is to show the unofficial timing for 0-100 for that car. Pretty good response and around 7-8 second. That is good result for such a cheap car.
Hope to see more video from him ! Great job to you and double cheers.

P/s : What ECU you are using ? M18 original or M15 original or standalone or piggyback ?

Links to previous post :-
Transplant M18 into HT81S the Russian Way

Monday, August 18, 2014

More information about HT81S in Nürburgring 24 Hours Race

Above picture was taken from a minkara page in Japanese and it feature the picture of a magazine which to celebrate the achievement and victory at Nurburgring, Germany many years ago.
All credit to the write which share this beautiful picture and I wish he/she could scan all the pages in order to fully appreciate the written article.

Links to original page :-

Links to previous post :-
Another video of HT81S in Nürburgring

Nürburgring24 hours video :

Video for HT81S in Nürburgring 24 Hours Race(NBR 24h)

HT81S in Nürburgring 24 Hours Race(NBR 24h)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ignis Sport from Singapore

 A picture speak a thousand words.

Mr. Ng from Singapore recently email me via and we have a great discussion and he shared with me his cool black Ignis Sport which he keep upon renewal of COE. He did some great work on the interior which replace the original fabric seats, door rest with shinny black leather while maintaining the design and contour of the original factory styling. I do love the leather seats and door trim as it matches the colour of the car.

Black is golden. It does work with yellow too in this case.

 P/S : I do value and appreciate owner of Ignis Sport of Swift Sport (HT81S) to share with me their beloved car photo via email so I can share with everyone around the world.

Monday, August 11, 2014

HT81S review by Russian Owner and Rear Fog Lamp

With the scarcity of HT81S information available online, this had pushed me to look for alternative source of information for HT81S. This time I bump into a Russian page that provide the owner review of HT81S. Apparently this owner bought this HT81S and started to modified this car and he had pointed out one interesting item which is the rear fog lamp.
What about rear fog lamp or brake lamp at the bottom of bumper as shown in the photo above. My car are not fitted with a working lamp which mean there aren't any wiring or bulb on the reflector at the bumper. However I discover that another silver HT81S owner have a working lamp which turn on when the brake pedal are pressed.
This make me wonder why my red HT81S are not fitted one, is it an optional upgrade from the factory or certain colour of HT81S are fitted only.
This Russian owner yellow HT81S aren't fitted one so he modified one successfully. Can anyone share with me whether their car are fitted with a working rear fog lamp ? Just drop me a comments on your car type, colour and whether it is fitted or not.
Thanks in advance. Cheers

Links to original page (Russian):-