Touge Kuala Kelawang: Soup LSD Gearbox for lunch

Published on February 1st, 2010

“Chief, esok Ahad 10am Klawang Ride. Pastu ke rumah mertua Aril pekena Sup Gearbox LSD Full Lock. Pls confirm number of person joining as Aril needs a headcount. Happy Wilayah Day…”

I received the above SMS from Botak on Saturday night; a day after my new ride came into my possession. I was itching to try the car out to see if there’s any underlying problems that may give me headaches in the future, and I was not really disappointed, unfortunately.

I met Botak at 9am at his house and we met the rest of the equally crazy drivers at Bukit Hantu towards Kuala Klawang.

After a few short hellos, we took off for a full touge session of Kuala Kelawang. I came because I wanted to see the car’s performance and to check whether the handling is all right, not to really ‘layan’ so to speak. Well, I was not disappointed as my temperature went up fifteen minutes into the drive, as the previous owner did not change the radiator to accommodate the 1.8 4G93 engine, which requires more cooling power. The single core radiator was struggling to keep engine cooled and I was forced to slow down to a crawl, often staying behind lorries or other slower vehicles for a while to let the engine cool down. The automatic transmission helped with the heating up as well.

As for the rest of the cars it was a smooth sailing as Ariel’s EVo 3 lead the rest followed by Oreedo’s four throttle Corolla and the yellow Starlet (sorry bro.. I keep forgetting your name… my bad!) picking up speed and managed to get Botak and the rest struggling to keep up with ’em.

As for me, it was not entirely in vain, as a P-stickered grey Myvi and a Honda Jazz kept me entertained at the back, and I learned that the car’s handling is perfect.

The ‘Sup LSD Gearbox’ turned out to be ‘Sup Tulang’, mainly because the ‘Gearboxes’ were sold out at the nearby market. We didn’t get to enjoy the renowned ‘LSD’, but the ‘Sup Tulang’ was out of this world. Add that with cold watermelon, ‘langsat’, rice, mee and mee hoon and also orange juice to quench the thirst.

We finished everything, all because Ariel said if we didn’t finish it, the whole house will have only ‘Sup Tulang’ for the next three days. Even if he didn’t say it, we’d still be licking up the plates anyway. It was that good. We cleaned up the table a little bit, and started our engine for the journey back. We didn’t touge anymore, as everyone didn’t want the food to bounce around in our stomach and exit the way it came in.

It rained on the way back, and Botak had it worst as his aircond stopped functioning again and his windows were stuck halfway up. Lesson learned then. I need better radiator, and a friend told me he has a 1.8 LSD gearbox for sale… now.. now.. that’s really tempting aye?

words: Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad  pix: Hage’, Al-mu Syahrisyawal Ahmad


  1. Posted by shalie on February 1st, 2010, 23:51

    huwaa…. too bad i’m not around… but botak… thanks for the sms… Even it was a late invitation but I appreciate it a lot :)

  2. Posted by 120Y Driver on February 2nd, 2010, 01:35

    kelawang.. seronoknye.. bila lagi la aku leh follow ni :p

  3. Posted by Zahrin on February 2nd, 2010, 08:03

    wahhh im so jealous…next time text me or email if you all have any activities like this

  4. Posted by oreedo on February 2nd, 2010, 10:08

    Huhuhuhu…. thanks Traffic Crew for joining us….. it was a great run….. the weather was just perfect to achieve maximum grip….

  5. Posted by Zahrin on February 2nd, 2010, 10:36

    really hope can join u all…

  6. Posted by oreedo on February 2nd, 2010, 12:06

    Syawal, dah faham apa itu “laju”? Dan apakah pula yg dinamakan dengan “cepat”?

  7. Posted by Iman on February 2nd, 2010, 12:48

    great fun guys…i missed twice of ariel’s sup invitation…if the third would come up would not miss it for the world…


  8. Posted by Syawal on February 2nd, 2010, 20:52

    Oreedo, fahammm, faham sangat dah. Next touge saye cube :)

  9. Posted by Traffic Mag on February 3rd, 2010, 04:42

    botak-next time i’ll update it via the fanpage ya!

  10. Posted by Traffic Mag on February 3rd, 2010, 04:43

    no prob shalie.. btw i knew about it earlier… terlupa la plak… sorry bro!

  11. Posted by shalie on February 3rd, 2010, 11:28

    no hal la botak… at least i’m informed 😀 so what is the cepat n laju story?

  12. Posted by Traffic Mag on February 3rd, 2010, 14:18

    err… seriously aku tak ingat wat it’s all about… hahahah!

  13. Posted by beginner on February 20th, 2010, 13:09

    Next time invite me as well looo….


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