Daily JDM Word: Aisha

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Today’s word: 愛車/Ai-sha (beloved/dear car), comprised of the characters 愛/Ai (love) and 車/Sha (car)…basically it means your favorite car, the car which you cherish, etc.  Ai-sha can also cover motorcycles and other wheeled-vehicles.

Ai-sha written:
* in hiragana: あいしゃ
* in katakana: アイシャ
* in kanji: 愛車

Similarly, other word combinations that start with 愛/Ai:
愛妻/Ai-Sai: beloved/cherished wife
愛児/Ai-Ji: beloved/cherished young child
愛犬/Ai-Ken: beloved/cherished dog
愛書/Ai-Sho: beloved/cherished book
愛鳥: Ai-Chou: beloved/cherished bird


Word of the Day: Shodai

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Today’s word: Shodai (kanji: 初代, katakana: ショダイ) means the first generation of something….an iPhone,  a vehicle line, a household/family, etc.  Subsequent generations are indicated as Number + Dai (generation) Meh (unit of order/sequence)
2nd Gen = 2代目 (Ni Dai Meh)
3rd Gen = 3代目 (San Dai Meh)
4th Gen = 4代目 (Yon Dai Meh)
5th Gen = 5代目 (Go Dai Meh)
6th Gen = 6代目 (Roku Dai Meh)
7th Gen = 7代目 (Nana Dai Meh)
8th Gen = 8代目 (Hachi Dai Meh)
9th Gen =9代目 (Kyuu Dai Meh)
10th Gen =10代目(Jyuu Dai Meh)




Word of the Day: Zero-Yon

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Daily Japanese lesson! What do YOU want to learn?

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.

1993 Mazda Lantis Type-R rare!

FOTD 2018.1.16 (Lantis black)* V6 2.0L engine Zenki 5door hatchback
* RAYS Versus Campionato SS6 wheels
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* REASON for selling: owner wants RX8
* LOVINGLY owned
* ENGINE healthy
* SPLIT type rear seat
* HANDLING nimble
* AC, PS, PW, PDL, CD, Navigation
* ETC automated highway toll system
* FM-VICS real-time traffic unit
* AUTO aircon repaired, works great
* MECHANICALS all work great
* BRAKES great
* FLOORMATS are new, so actually +15hp
* ONLY just 72,200km/44,870mi actual Continue reading

2003 Mazda RX-8 aero budget!

FOTD 2017.11.15 (rx8 aero grey) FINAL* LARGUS suspension
* LEG Sport exhaust
* LEG Sport exhaust manifold
* LEGO colorful small plastic bricks
* ODULA muffler
* VERTEX T&E front aero
* MAZDASPEED sideskirts
* VEILSIDE rear aero
* VARIS carbon hood
* RMAGIC computer reprogramming
* KOUKI spec lower arms
* ALUMINUM sport pedals
* EXTENDED rear view mirror
* FLOORMATS with scuff plate(+20hp)
* ONLY just 91,600km / 56,920mi actual Continue reading

1993 Mazda AZ-1 Alitalia style

FOTD 2017.11.13 (alitalia az1) FINAL
* KEI 660cc DOHC turbocharged
* MID engine, RWD, 5MT
* FACTORY gullwing doors (not eBay lambo kit)
* ROADLEGAL (has valid “sha-ken” cert)
* ONLY just 150,334 km/93,410 mi actual
* MADHOUSE lightweight FRP hood kit
* MADHOUSE headlight conversion kit
* MADHOUSE Stratos type rear window w/ sunshade
* MADHOUSE Stratos type rear spoiler
* MOMO D-style steering wheel (rare color!)
* RAYS bronze wheels
* MODIFIED clutch play
* ALPINE audio system Continue reading

1991 Mazda Eunos Roadster spl. widebody

FOTD 2017.10.04 (mazda roadster alien widebody) FINAL* RE:NEWCAR full widebody aerokit
* RE:NEWCAR special edition front mask
* CUSCO coilover suspension
* FRONT springs 12k
* REAR springs 10k
* URETHANE suspension bushings
* CUSCO front tower bar
* COLIN 15inch wheels
* ADVAN Neova AD08R 205/15 tires
* CHROMOLY racing lugnuts
* 40MM+5MM wide tread spacers
* RX8 factory white full repaint
* MOMO steering wheel
* MOMO shift knob
* SPARCO full bucket seat
* CHROME door mirrors
* NO mechanical problems
* USED mainly as commuter car
* OCCASIONALLY driven on touge
* ALWAYS parked under a roof Continue reading

1996 Mazda RX-7 Type-RB Bathurst

FOTD 2017.9.28 (White FD cheap Bathurst) FINAL.png* HKS air intake
* BBS 17inch RSII wheels
* TEIN coilovers
* TURBO timer
* TWO row oil cooler
* DEFI boost gauge
* DEFI oil pressure gauge
* DEFI oil temp gauge
* DEFI water temp gauge
* TOWER bar
* SERIES 5 exterior
* UPGRADED rear wing
* ALL mechanicals good
* STABLE idling
* TURBO good
* NON smoker’s car
* NO ashtray (weight reduction, bro) Continue reading

1989 Mazda Savanna RX-7 GT-X clean

FOTD 2017.9.15 (FC grey GTX) FINAL* MAZDASPEED 2way LSD
* HEAVYDUTY diff mounts
* HEAVYDUTY transmission mounts
* WIDE front FRP fenders (+20mm)
* PANSPEED FRP wide fenders included
* ONLY just 84,000km/52,200mi actual!
* FD flywheel
* FD clutch / clutch cover
* XYZ CS-type racing coilovers
* TEIN coilover set also included
* CUSCO front tower bar
* CUSCO rear tower bar
* SUPERNOW stabi-pillow links
* SUPERNOW camber control sub links
* STEEL hubs
* KNIGHTSPORTS toe canceller
* KSP positive camber link
* SUPERNOW rear brake offset stay
* SUPERNOW rear rotors
* FD front calipers
* SLOTTED front rotors
* ADVICS front/rear CS brake pads
* PROJECTMU front/rear brake lines
* SSR Type C 17×8.5 f, 17×9 r
* EXTRA set of 17 inch mesh wheels included
* DUNLOP Dirrezza Z3 225/45 f, 245/40 r
* TIRES have lots of tread
* BAKERY has lots of bread Continue reading

1985 Mazda Savanna RX-7 GT Turbo

FOTD 2017.9.5 (RX7 savannah sa22) FINAL* ROTARY turbo engine
* WATANABE RS-8 wheels 15″
* FRONT tower bar
* TWR type front bumper
* CUSTOM exhaust (street-legal)
* HKS Platinum plugs just installed
* UPGRADED wires
* ONLY just 132,920km/82,590mi
* POWER steering
* RECARO seats
* NARDI steering wheel
* PILLAR mounted gauge
* CENTER stack triple gauge cluster
* CHARCOAL grey exterior
* PAINT flaking (weight reduction bro) Continue reading