1998 Subaru Impreza STI IV V-Limited

FOTD 2018.4.30 (impreza v-limited)
* RARE model (#144 of total 555 built)
* ORIGINALLY built for rally/dirt trial
* CUSCO MZ mechanical front LSD
* CUSTOM exhaust manifold
* CUSTOM rigid engine mounts
* FUJITSUBO exhaust
* STI pitching stopper
* STAINLESS clutch hosing
* EXEDY metal twin plate clutch
* RALLY underguard
* RALLY floorguard
* RALLY tank guard Continue reading

1972 Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT

FOTD 2018.4.24 (hakosuka skyline 400)
* WATANABE 14in wheels F:7J, R:8J
* ADVAN Neova 195/60 tires
* L28 engine w/ Nismo Solex 44 carbs
* FUJITSUBO stainless 50φ exhaust
* HEAVYDUTY single clutch
* THREE row radiator (modified stock unit)
* KAMEARI ignition M.D.I
* AFTERMARKET power steering
* FULLY adjustable coilovers
* REAR stabilizer short suspension
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

1996 Daihatsu Move Z4 turbo 4WD

FOTD 2018.4.20 (daihatsu move 5mt 4wd)
* 8000RPM redline
* DOHC EF-ZL direct ignition KEI engine
* 5SPEED manual gearbox (rare!)
* TURBO hood
* 4WD (part-time)
* XX front spoiler
* HI-PERF brake pads
* ALLOY wheels
* FACTORY decal package (+15hp)
* FRONT strut tower bar
* FRONT lower arm bar
* DIGITAL voltmeter
* NO mechanical problems
* NO rust
* CLEARCOAT peeling (weight reduction, bro) Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Fusei Kaizou!

WOTD 2018.4.19 (fusei kaizou)Today’s word, 不正改造/FUSEI KAIZOU, is comprised of the words 不正/FUSEI (illegal) and 改造/KAIZOU (modification).

The 警察/KEISATSU (police) regularly block roads with checkpoints to cite cars for out-of-spec (in other words, unlawful) alterations to the:
* 車高/SHAKOU (ride height)
* マフラー/MAFURAA (exhaust)
* 触媒/SHOKUBAI (catalytic converter)
* 窓/MADO (window)
* 車体/SHATAI (car body)
* ヘッドライト/HEDDORAITO (headlight)
* テールライト/TEHRURAITO (taillight)
* オフセット/OFUSETTO (wheel/tire offset)
* など/NADO (et cetera)

Owners with violations are often issued a 整備命令/SEIBI MEIREI (fix-it ticket) and/or a 罰金/BAKKIN (monetary penalty/fine).

Check this previous post to see details on what’s legal/illegal in Japan!



1999 Mazda RX-7 v.5 Type-RS Amemiya!

FOTD 2018.4.19 (white FD amemiya)* ONE-owner car!
* ONLY 51,000km/31,700mi actual!
* AMEMIYA AC037 full aero kit (RARE!)
* AMEMIYA dual-flap aluminum wing
* WORK Equip Voggard 17inch wheels
* NANKANG Ultra Sports NSII tires
* F:235/45, R:255/45
* BILSTEIN suspension
* HKS EVC boost controller
* CUSTOM blow-off valve
* KING air cleaner system
* MAZDASPEED speedometer
* MAZDASPEED boost gauge
* TURBO timer
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

1985 Toyota Corolla Levin AE111 power

FOTD 2018.4.11 (black levin AE86 600)* TRD lightweight FRP hood (rare!)
* AE111 engine swap
* HEAVYDUTY fuel pump
* HKS Power Flow air cleaner
* AE86 & AE92 ECU
* CAM gears
* AERO front lip & sideskirts installed
* AERO plane alternate name for airplane
* COOLANT replaced
* TOTAL  5W-90 MT oil
* TOTAL 85W-140 diff oil
* VALVOLINE 5W-40 engine oil
* FORTY weight sounds nice Continue reading

1996 Mitsubishi FTO GPX rare

FOTD 2018.4.10 (yellow FTO)
* V6 DOHC 2.0L 24V MIVEC
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* MAZDA Sunflower Yellow repaint
* ONLY just 71,000km/44,120mi actual
* WEDS 16inch wheels
* TOYO R1R 205/50 tires (lots of tread)
* PERFORMANCE air cleaner
* UV cut window tint (legal)
* FRONT brake rotors replaced
* ACRE Formula700 brake rotors
* ACRE Super Fighter rotors (extra set) Continue reading

Daily JDM Word: Ichi-Go!

WOTD 2018.4.7 (ichigo)Today’s word イチゴ/ICHI-GO is comprised of イチ/ICHI (one) and ゴ/GO (five), and refers to the S15 generation (1999-2002) of the Silvia line.  Similarly, previous Silvias and some other popular tuning vehicles also have nicknames based on the numbers in their chassis codes.
Silvia S13 イチサン/ICHI-SAN (one three)
Silvia S14 イチヨン/ICHI-YON (one four)
Skyline R32 サン二/SAN-NI (three two)
Skyline R33… Continue reading

1998 Nissan 180SX RPS13 Kouki

FOTD 2018.4.6 (white 180sx)* FACTORY full aero kit (F/R/S/W)
* CARBON hood w/ pins
* RAYS Volk Racing GTO Forged 2pc wheels
* WIDE tread spacers
* KENDA Kaiser KA20 215/45-17 front
* NANKANG NS-2R 215/45-17 rear
* DIXCEL ExtraSpeed brake pads
* 5ZIGEN exhaust manifold
* FACTORY cat intact
* KAKIMOTO FullMega-N1 exhaust
* MOMO custom steering wheel
* POPO nickname for police Continue reading