Thailand is home to a very unique “tuner” scene, with an endless supply of JDM engines and parts available every swap you can imagine happens in this great land. 2jz powered big body VIP Benz and Bimmers, 1uz American muscle cars, SR20det Miata’s to name just a few.
Flush Style SR20DET powered miata
A dream land with secret hidden circuits tucked away in the mountains that can be privately rented out for the for less than $100 usd per day. This is a great place to be if you have a car and want to get some cheap seat time.
I quickly realized that if I am going to be living here for more than 6 months dealing with parts, builds, engines and tuning projects for customers I’m going to have to build my own car, there is simply no way around it! I rather quickly found myself scouting for a clean BMW E30 chassis, something simple, light weight, RWD and a bit classy. With such a small car the SR20DET was the obvious engine choice, readily available and easily able to put out 400-500 whp which will be more than enough for this 2200 lb go cart.
Sparco Prodrive seat (old school used WRC seat from Japan)
Deep dish steering wheel and BC Sports Coilovers