Back in 2009 I discovered the Fatlace blog and I remember being drawn to its grass roots automotive content. I remember when my friends and I would crowd around a computer to check out the latest Hellaflush article like young boys opening up their dad’s nudie mag for the first time. Every new article featured a car that was lower with more poke, more stretch, and more engine bling. It could be that I’m an old fart, but I just don’t get the same feeling as I used when I visit other blogs today.


My long time friend Brandon Lee came by The Paddock yesterday to get laced up with some Fatlace vinyl for the upcoming Bash to the Future 4 drift event. Brandon’s car may not be the prettiest but it’s built the way he wanted it to be, regardless of what others said. His 2JZ, 550WHP, S14 was purposefully built to eat up the asphalt.


With great power comes much needed grip. It was only natural for Brandon to pick out one the best grippy tires on the market. These Toyo R888’s have more meat than your mama’s BBQ ribs!


With all biases aside, I feel like Brandon has a lot of love, passion, and fun while drifting and that’s why I chose him to represent the brand at Bash to the Future 4. He embodies the grass roots vibes and I can’t think of anyone in my network of friends who has consistently gone to the track, drifted, thrashed their car, and still leave smiling.


We know how much a little bit goes a long way and that’s why we thought that pairing you up with the homies at Toyo Tires was a match made in heaven. We hope that your new R888 give you all the grip you need! On behalf of the Fatlace team, we wish you all the luck and we know you’ll tear it up.

1996 Nissan 240sx


Toyo Proxes R888 235/40/18
Lionhart 245/35/19

SSR Koenigs
18×8.5 +3

Volk SF Challenge
19×10.5 +15

Hot Bits DT1 coilovers rebuilt by Feals Suspension
Power By Max Super Angle Knuckles
Custom extended front lower control arms
Moog Nissan Maxima inner tie rods
Power By Max eccentric steering rack  bushings/spacers
Power By Max rear lower control arms
Stance toe arms
K Sport camber arms

Engine Modifications, Fuel Delivery, and Cooling:
Precision 6266 CEA
Top Mount Manifold
ARP Head Studs
GTE 3-layer head gasket
Rebuilt Head
Deatschwerks 1200cc injectors
Nuke Fuel Rail
AEM 50-1000 Fuel Pump
Z32 fuel filter
High mount CX Racing intercooler and piping
Koyorad Aluminum Radiator
Flex-A-Lite 420 CFM slim fans

Engine Bay:
Tube front end by Limitless Motorsports
Bash Bar by Limitless Motorsports

Custom Downpipe by Limitless Motorsports
Stainless Steel Exhaust by Lawrence Shipman of Shipman Performance

Shifter housing extension from Driftmotion
Cubespeed Short Shifter
One piece steel driveshaft from Driveline Services of Santa Rosa
Welded N/A Z32 VLSD
J30 Axles

AEM V2 Standalone
AEM AFR gauge

Fine Line Tuning Type 3 Body Kit
B Magic 20mm rear over fenders
Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood and Trunk
Chaser Aero RB Style Carbon Fiber Wing

Car Interior:
Status Hockenheim carbon fiber bucket seat
Nagisa Seat Rail
I/O Port Seat Backtrace
350z passenger seat
Schroth Racing Latchlink 4 point harness
Schroth Racing Rally 4 point harness
NRG quick release steering wheel hub
Grip Royal steering wheel
Autopower roll cage