Word of the Day: Zero-Yon

WOTD 3.14.2018 (zeroyon) FIN 3

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Today: ゼロヨン. Comprised of ゼロ(zeh-ro: Zero) and ヨン (yohn: Four), short for a 0-400m drag race. 400 meters calculates to 1,312 feet, so it’s slightly less than the actual quarter-mile (1,320 feet). However, since Japan utilizes the metric system for units of measurement, they refer to the quarter mile as the 0-400 …similar to how Metric France refers to the Quarter Pounder w/ Cheese as the Royale w/ Cheese.


1987 Honda Civic Si Kanjo racer

FOTD 2018.2.22 (EF Civic Kanjo) FINAL* MUGEN engine mounts
* MUGEN transmission mounts
* FUJITSUBO headers
* SKUNK2 aluminum radiator
* KINOKUNI oil cooler
* ONEOFF sports charger
* ONEOFF upper hosing
* ONEOFF lower hosing
* TAKEOFF your clothes
* RG HS dampers f:14, r:12
* MUGEN MR5 wheels
* KANSAI paint PG80 series
* LOW 42sec lap at Suzuka G-Course
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert) Continue reading

1997 Honda Integra Type-R

FOTD 2018.2.16 (97 Integra Type R)
* DOHC 1.8L VTEC (yo)
* KTS coilover suspension
* SPOON center pipe
* SPOON rear window decal (+15hp)
* PERFORMANCE exhaust manifold
* TOYO Proxes R1R high-grip tires
* TOWER bar
* UPGRADED radiator cap
* UPGRADED green valve cover
* 35φ deep type steering wheel
* MESH brake hosing
* SPC front upper arms
* FENDER housed support bracing bar
* NGK plug cords
* 5ZIGEN (probably) exhaust manifold
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
Continue reading

1994 Honda Beat Z Version (MTREC, yo!)

FOTD 2018.1.29 (beat version z green)* RWD. 5spd MT, mid-engine 660cc kei
* Multi-Throttle Responsive Engine Control 3cyl
* MUGEN exhaust
* BBS wheels
* ONLY just 760kg (1,675 lbs)
* ECU overhauled
* LAST car approved by Soichiro Honda
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* EVERGLADE Green Metallic paint
* ONLY just 140,000km/86,990miles actual
* REAR wheel drive
* REAR decklid spoiler
* MUDGUARDS installed
* POWER windows
* ETC automated highway toll system
* FACTORY zebra print interior
* FACTORY zebra print floormats Continue reading

1991 Honda NSX show NA1

FOTD 2017.11.28 (electric blue NSX lambo door) FINAL
* 3.0L DOHC VTEC (yo)
* 5SPEED manual transmission (originally AT)
* CAM upgrade
* COILOVER suspension
* RUNS great
* PERFORMANCE engine wiring
* BBS gold LM wheels
* CUSTOM peformance exhaust
* INNER silencer included in exhaust
* REAR wing upgrade
* LAMBO style door conversion
* RETRACTABLE lights in fixed position
* ONLY just 115,170km/71,560mi actual Continue reading

2001 Honda Accord Euro-R

FOTD 2017.10.11 (accord euro-r) FINAL* H22A 2.2L DOHC VTEC (yo)
* 5SPEED manual transmission
* MUGEN Showa suspension
* FUJITSUBO exhaust
* FACTORY sports suspenion
* FACTORY sports exhaust
* FACTORY 4-2-1 stainless steel headers
* FACTORY unique aero kit
* K&N replacement type air filter
* ENDLESS brake pads
* INTEGRA DC2 Type-R rear wing
* INTEGRA DC5 17inch wheels
* INTEGRA front blinker position kit
* INTEGER whole number w/o fractional component Continue reading

1991 Honda Beat budget RWD fun

FOTD 2017.9.8 (yellow beat) FINAL.png
* 660cc mid-engine & 5MT
* FINAL car approved by Soichiro Honda
* SPORTS lowered suspension (TEIN?)
* FIVE spoke racing wheels (colormatched)
* ENGINE replaced
* USD$4K spent on new engine/parts
* RECIEPTS available for all replaced parts
* PAINT fade on mirror (weight reduction, bro)
* SMOOTH shifting (no noise)
* REAR screen modified
* MX5 Roadster rear glass Continue reading

1996 Honda Integra Type-R special

FOTD 2017.8.28 (Integra Type R 96) FINAL

* 1.8L, DOHC, 5MT, VTEC (yo)
* NSX NA1 4.4 final gearing
* JUN flywheel
* KSP exhaust manifold
* NSX NA2 brakes
* UPGRADED limited slip
* VTEC kicks in hard
* ENGINE balanced
* PORTED and polished
* EXHAUST not loud
* GOOD brake feel
* GOOD clutch feel
* NON-smoker’s car
* PIAA LED headlights
* ALWAYS serviced at Honda dealer Continue reading